ACT Scores for Admission to Top Tennessee Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for 11 Top Schools

Tolman Hall at Vanderbilt University
Tolman Hall at Vanderbilt University. Photo Credit: Amy Jacobson

Learn what ACT scores are likely to get you into the top Tennessee colleges or universities. The side-by-side comparison chart below shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these 11 top colleges in Tennessee.

Top Tennessee Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Belmont University242924312227
Fisk University172216221622
Lipscomb University222823312227
Maryville College202720281926
Milligan College222722282026
Rhodes College273228342631
Sewanee: The University of the South------
Tennessee Tech212721282026
Union University233023322127
University of Tennessee243024312328
Vanderbilt University323532353035
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Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed. Also, remember that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers at most Tennessee colleges will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics