Chances of getting into Union University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.4%
Admission Difficulty for Union University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Union University and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,529 out of 2,663 applicants were admitted making Union University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Union University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Union University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Union University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Union University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1240

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Union University?

Union University typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Union University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >69%
1235 to 1360 Avg + 57%-69%
1110 to 1235 Avg - 44%-57%
985 to 1110 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 985 Low <31%
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Union University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for Union University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Union University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Union University?

Admission data indicates that Union University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Union University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Union University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >71%
26 to 30 Avg + 57%-71%
23 to 26 Avg - 46%-57%
20 to 23 Reach 35%-46%
Less than 20 Low <35%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.67
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Union University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Union University was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Union University accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Union University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 59% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 10% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

62% of Union University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Union University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 33%
Top 25% of class 62%
Top 50% of class 85%
Bottom 50% of class 15%
Bottom 25% of class 7%

Admission Statistics

Union University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,865 798 2,663
Accepted 1,069 460 1,529
Acceptance Rate 57% 58% 57%
Enrolled 260 127 387
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 28% 25%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
29

Applicants have 29 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Union University before the Aug 15 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Union University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Union University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Union University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221971 IPEDS survey data for Union University.

Frequently Asked Questions

21% of students submit their SAT scores to Union University. 89% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Union University. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1360. 21% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 30. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.