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Jackson, Tennessee

Union University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Union University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60%
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 60% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,580 out of 2,634 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 33 percent. Union University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% 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
1140-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT
13%
SAT Scores for Union University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Union University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1260

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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 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 13 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Union University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >72%
1260 to 1380 Avg + 60%-72%
1140 to 1260 Avg - 47%-60%
1020 to 1140 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 1020 Low <34%
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Union University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for Union University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 21
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 29
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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 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
29 and Above Good >72%
26 to 29 Avg + 60%-72%
23 to 26 Avg - 47%-60%
20 to 23 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 20 Low <34%
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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 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Union University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 1,790 844 2,634
Accepted 1,083 497 1,580
Acceptance Rate 61% 59% 60%
Enrolled 226 118 344
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 24% 22%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 15, 2019.

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.