Tennessee Tech University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Tennessee Technological University
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Tennessee Technological University is a public university with an acceptance rate of 76%. Located in Cookesville, Tennessee and commonly known as Tennessee Tech, the university is about an hour away from Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Professional fields such as nursing, business, and engineering are popular with undergraduates. On the athletic front, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

Considering applying to Tennessee Tech? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Tennessee Tech University had an acceptance rate of 76%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 76 students were admitted, making Tennessee Tech's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 6,913
Percent Admitted 76%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 36%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Tennessee Tech University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 4% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 530 620
Math 520 640
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Tennessee Tech's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Tennessee Tech scored between 530 and 620, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 640, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 640. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1260 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Tennessee Tech University.

Requirements

Tennessee Tech does not require the optional SAT writing section. Note that Tennessee Tech University does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Tennessee Tech University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 98% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 28
Math 20 26
Composite 21 27

This admissions data tells us that most of Tennessee Tech's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Tennessee Tech received a composite ACT score between 21 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 21.

Requirements

Note that Tennessee Tech does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Tennessee Tech does not require the optional ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Tennessee Tech University's incoming freshman class was 3.63, and over 72% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Tennessee Tech have primarily A grades.

Admissions Chances

Tennessee Tech University, which accepts just over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process with above average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs. If your grades and standardized test scores fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. The university does not require an application essay or letters of recommendation. The rigor of your high school courses is considered in the admission process, and AP, IB and Honors courses can strengthen your application.

Admission requirements vary by major and include recommended grades and scores. Students with an average high school GPA of 3.0 or above will be admitted without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores, while those with an average GPA of 2.5 are required to have an ACT composite score of at least 17. Note that engineering, math, nursing, and health-related pre-professional programs have higher GPA and test score requirements than general admission. Students who do not meet the admission requirements for a particular major may be admitted first to the Student Success Program to prepare for entry into their intended program.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Tennessee Tech University Undergraduate Admissions Office.