The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC)

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga can be found in Chattanooga, TN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has an enrollment of about twelve thousand students.

Most of the students accepted into this school had an SAT score within the range of 1030 - 1230, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 21 - 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UTC average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.38. Roughly 80% of all students which applied were accepted at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and from those that were granted acceptance around 35% continued on to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UTC acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 74%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UTC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was reported as 82.2% in Fall 2020 with over 8,130 college applications submitted to UTC. 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

  • UTC ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • UTC Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 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 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 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 78.3%
  • 2017-2018: 82.8%
  • 2018-2019: 75.6%
  • 2019-2020: 82.2%
  • Projected UTC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 74.3%

How Does UTC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is forty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Lee University81.8%
Alabama A & M University91.8%
Tennessee Technological University79.0%
University of Alabama in Huntsville82.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records 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 UTC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 630
Math510 - 600
Total Score1030 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math19 - 25
Composite Score21 - 26
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