Tennessee Tech Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Tennessee Technological University
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Around two-thirds of applicants are admitted to Tennessee Tech University each year, making the school largely accessible to interested students. Along with an application, prospective students will need to submit high school transcripts and scores from either the SAT or the ACT. If you have solid grades (C average or better) and test scores (within or above the ranges listed below), you are on track for admission to Tennessee Tech.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Tennessee Tech Description:

Tennessee Technological University, more commonly called Tennessee Tech, is a comprehensive public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee. The small town is about an hour from the state's three biggest cities -- Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. Undergraduates can choose from 44 majors, and professional fields such as nursing, business, and engineering are most popular. Tennessee Tech does well in regional and national rankings for both the quality of its academic programs and the school's value. On the athletic front, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 10,493 (9,438 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,203 (in-state); $24,067 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $2,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,750
  • Other Expenses: $6,000
  • Total Cost: $25,253 (in-state); $41,117 (out-of-state)

Tennessee Tech Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 44%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,937
    • Loans: $5,1743

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Agriculture, Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Family and Consumer Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Sociology
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Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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