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The University of Tennessee Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into The University of Tennessee? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 13,032 out of 17,081 applicants or 76% were admitted making The University of Tennessee an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. The University of Tennessee typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 9,512 7,569 17,081
Accepted 7,272 5,760 13,032
Acceptance Rate 76% 76% 76%
Enrolled 2,415 2,304 4,719
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 40% 36%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to The University of Tennessee and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that The University of Tennessee regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Tennessee.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1035. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1225 out of 1600. 18 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1130 1320
SAT Reading 570 670
SAT Math 560 650
ACT Composite 24 30
ACT English 24 32
ACT Math 23 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >84%
27 to 30 Avg + 76%-84%
24 to 27 Avg - 65%-76%
21 to 24 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 21 Low <52%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >84%
1225 to 1320 Avg + 76%-84%
1130 to 1225 Avg - 65%-76%
1035 to 1130 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 1035 Low <52%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into The University of Tennessee. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Tennessee was 3.85 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.85 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as The University of Tennessee accepts 76% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 62% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 8% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2016.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The University of Tennessee and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221759 IPEDS survey data for The University of Tennessee.



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