Tennessee Technological University (Tennessee Tech University)

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Tennessee Technological University can be found in Cookeville, TN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 11,000 students enrolled each year at Tennessee Technological University.

Most of the students that got into Tennessee Tech University earned an SAT score within the range of 990 to 1260, or got accepted with an ACT score between 21 to 27. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Tennessee Tech University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.45. 79% of all those who apply are accepted to Tennessee Tech University, from which 33 percent choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Tennessee Tech University acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 69%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .tntech.edu.

Overall Tennessee Tech University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Tennessee Technological University was reported as 79.0% in Fall 2020 with over 6,620 applications submitted to Tennessee Tech University. 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

  • Tennessee Tech University ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • Tennessee Tech University Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Tennessee Technological University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Tennessee Tech University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Tennessee Technological University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 67.2%
  • 2017-2018: 64.4%
  • 2018-2019: 75.8%
  • 2019-2020: 79.0%
  • Projected Tennessee Tech University Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 68.7%

How Does Tennessee Tech University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Tennessee Technological University is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Belmont University83.8%
Vanderbilt University9.1%
Western Kentucky University97.3%
Lee University81.8%
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga82.2%

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 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 Tennessee Tech University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 630
Math500 - 630
Total Score990 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math19 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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