The Best Tennessee Colleges for a 17 on the ACT

What Tennessee colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 17?

With a 17 on the ACT, these are the Tennessee colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Tennessee colleges, we've found 4 schools where a 17 ACT places you within or slightly outside the middle fifty percent of admitted students. The colleges are ranked by their position on our best colleges ranking. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into and those which have historically accepted a 17 ACT score. Keep in mind, an ACT score alone won't get you admitted. It's equally important to have the GPA that the college is expecting for incoming students.

Is a 17 on the ACT a good score?

A score of 17 is pretty low. It places you in the bottom 31st percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT entrance exam this year. The score indicates you've done a well below average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test.

For comparison purposes, a 17 on the ACT converts to a 930 on the SAT based on the College Board / ACT concordance. Not all colleges report both SAT and ACT score admission data so you should check our comparable listings for both standardized tests to find academically similar schools.

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Displaying 4 target schools where your ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 25 reach schools and 4 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 890/1120
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 2.98
    • Students: 780
    • Tuition:$21,480
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 17 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 71%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 59%
    • SAT Range 820/1070
    • ACT Range 16/25
    • Average HS GPA 2.9
    • Students: 5,407
    • Tuition:$16,552
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 17 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
    • SAT Range 1030/1090
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 253
    • Tuition:$19,571
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 17 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 14/17
    • Average HS GPA 2.5
    • Students: 885
    • Tuition:$11,196
    • Your 17 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 93%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 96%