University of Tennessee at Martin: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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The University of Tennessee at Martin is a public university with an acceptance rate of 64%. Part of the University of Tennessee system, UT Martin is located in Martin, Tennessee at the northwest corner of the state. The 250-acre main campus is listed on the National Directory of Botanical Gardens. An adjoining 680-acre farm serves the research needs of the school's agricultural programs. Popular undergraduate majors include business, agriculture, and education. Academics are supported by the university's 15-to-1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the UT Martin Skyhawks compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference (OVC).

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

Acceptance Rate

During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, University of Tennessee at Martin had an acceptance rate of 64%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 64 students were admitted, making UT Martin's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 9,158
Percent Admitted 64%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 20%

SAT and ACT Scores and Requirements

The University of Tennessee at Martin requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 95% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. Note that the majority of applicants take the ACT and UT Martin does not report statistics on the SAT.

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

This admissions data tells us that most of UT Martin's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UT Martin received a composite ACT score between 21 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 21.


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


In 2019, the average GPA of UT Martin's incoming freshmen class was 3.55, and over 61% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to UT Martin have primarily high B grades.

Admissions Chances

The University of Tennessee at Martin, which accepts over half 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 composite ACT of 19 or above, or a total SAT score of 900 or above, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 can receive admission to UT Martin. Alternatively, applicants with a composite ACT score of 21 or above, or an SAT total score of 980 or higher, with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or above can receive automatic admission to UT Martin.

UT Martin also considers your high school coursework. Applicants must have a minimum of four units of English and math, three units of lab science, one unit of U.S. 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. Applicants who do not meet the requirements of regular admission will be considered for Conditional Admission.

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