Johnson University

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Johnson University can be found in Knoxville, TN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around a thousand students enrolled per year at Johnson University.

Most of the students admitted to Johnson University had an SAT score between 1008 to 1206, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 19 to 24. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Johnson University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. Johnson University accepts roughly 50 percent of applicants per year. Of those that are accepted, nearly 68 percent attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Johnson University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Johnson University was reported as 53.3% in Fall 2020 with over 398 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Johnson University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Johnson University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Johnson University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 47.0%
  • 2017-2018: 98.0%
  • 2018-2019: 71.3%
  • 2019-2020: 53.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 61.3%

How Does Johnson University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Johnson University is six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Maryville College56.1%
Carson-Newman University69.2%
Lincoln Memorial University49.6%
Tusculum College72.4%
Tennessee Wesleyan College61.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Johnson University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading508 - 613
Math500 - 593
Total Score1008 - 1206
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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