UT Knoxville GPA, SAT and ACT Data

UT Knoxville GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

University of Tennessee Knoxville GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
University of Tennessee Knoxville GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of UT Knoxville's Admissions Standards

About one in four applicants to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will not get in. To be successful, an applicant should have grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of students who got in had high school GPAs of 3.0 or higher, ACT composite scores of 20 or higher and combined SAT scores of 1000 or better (RW+M). Higher grades and scores significantly increase your chances of receiving an acceptance letter.

Note that there are a some red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Some students who had grades and test scores that appeared to be on target for UT Knoxville did not get admitted. Note also that some students were accepted with test scores and grades a little bit below the norm. This is because UT Knoxville has an admissions process that is partly holistic. Grades and test scores matter most, but the admissions officers will also consider the rigor of your high school courses, your extracurricular activities, and any special talent you might have (such as athletic excellence). Marginal applicants may also benefit from submitting an optional personal statement and optional letters of recommendation.

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