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Chances of getting into Union University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
52.7%
Admission Difficulty for Union University
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Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Union University and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,511 out of 2,866 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Union University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Union University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Union University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Union University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Union University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1170

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Union University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Union University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >66%
1170 to 1280 Avg + 53%-66%
1060 to 1170 Avg - 40%-53%
950 to 1060 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 950 Low <28%
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Union University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for Union University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 22
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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #7 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Union University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >66%
26 to 30 Avg + 53%-66%
22 to 26 Avg - 40%-53%
18 to 22 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 18 Low <28%
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Union University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Union University?

Applicants require 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 53% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Union University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,043 823 2,866
Accepted 1,075 436 1,511
Acceptance Rate 53% 53% 53%
Enrolled 210 113 323
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 26% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
196

Applicants have 196 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Union University is $35.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Union University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Union University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
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.

FAQs

Does Union University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Union University?

53% of those who apply are granted admission to Union University. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Union University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1280. 21% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Union University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 30. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.