University of Tennessee - Chattanooga: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a public university with an acceptance rate of 76%. UTC offers over 49 bachelor's degree programs and 103 concentrations. Business administration and education are two of the most popular majors among undergraduates. Academics are supported by a 19-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 25. In athletics, the Chattanooga Mocs compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference.

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

Acceptance Rate

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

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 8,854
Percent Admitted 76%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 34%

SAT Scores and Requirements

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 6% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 500 620
Math 490 590
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of UT Chattanooga's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UTC scored between 500 and 620, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 490 and 590, while 25% scored below 490 and 25% scored above 590. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1210 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Requirements

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga does not require the SAT writing section. Note that UTC participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 97% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 28
Math 19 26
Composite 21 27

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

Requirements

UT Chattanooga does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the average GPA of UT Chattanooga's incoming freshmen class was 3.55, and over 58% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to UT Chattanooga have primarily high B grades.

Admissions Chances

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's minimum standards, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Applicants with a GPA of 2.5 can be admitted with a minimum ACT composite score of 21, or an SAT total score of 1060. Alternatively, first-time freshmen with a GPA 2.85 and above can be admitted with an ACT composite score of at least 18, or an SAT total score of 985. UTC also considers the rigor of your high school courses. Applicants must have a minimum of four units of English and math, three units of lab science, one unit of American history, one unit of European history, world history, or world geography, two units of the same foreign language, and one unit of visual or performing art.

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