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Admission Comparison Between Best Colleges in Tennessee

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between best schools in Tennessee. The average acceptance rate of best schools in Tennessee is 49.98% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 28.36%.
Vanderbilt University has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 11.62% and Vanderbilt University has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 39.87% among best schools in Tennessee. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2020-2021.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Tennessee
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 Vanderbilt University36,646 (16,695/19,951) 4,259 (2,087/2,172) 1,698 (827/871) 12% (13%/11%) 40% (40%/4%)
2 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville25,423 (10,083/15,340) 19,867 (7,856/12,011) 5,512 (2,378/3,134) 78% (78%/78%) 28% (30%/20%)
3 Rhodes College5,074 (2,259/2,815) 2,606 (1,109/1,497) 442 (195/247) 51% (49%/53%) 17% (18%/9%)
4 Union University2,503 (724/1,779) 1,440 (403/1,037) 319 (106/213) 58% (56%/58%) 22% (26%/12%)
5 Lipscomb University3,621 (1,188/2,433) 2,227 (762/1,465) 694 (260/434) 62% (64%/60%) 31% (34%/18%)
6 Freed-Hardeman University1,405 (437/968) 1,136 (353/783) 350 (150/200) 81% (81%/81%) 31% (42%/21%)
7 The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga7,938 (2,934/4,975) 6,597 (2,419/4,178) 2,222 (851/1,371) 83% (82%/84%) 34% (35%/28%)
8 Bryan College-DaytonNo admission statistics available for the school.
9 Trevecca Nazarene University1,461 (494/967) 918 (327/591) 350 (153/197) 63% (66%/61%) 38% (47%/20%)
10 Belmont University8,926 (2,724/6,202) 7,429 (2,215/5,214) 1,595 (526/1,069) 83% (81%/84%) 21% (24%/17%)
Average10,333 (4,171/4,171)5,164 (1,948/3,216)1,465 (605/860)49.98% (46.7%/77.1%)28.36% (31.1%/26.7%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,130 and 75th percentile is 1,326 for best schools in Tennessee. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 623 and the average SAT Math score is 606.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Tennessee. The following table compares SAT Scores between best schools in Tennessee for academic year 2020-2021.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Tennessee
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1Vanderbilt University45%
(761)
720770750800
2The University of Tennessee-Knoxville24%
(1,328)
580650560653
3Rhodes College40%
(177)
620720600680
4Union University17%
(54)
550670520660
5Lipscomb University23%
(162)
550660530650
6Freed-Hardeman University11%
(37)
525650485620
7The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga6%
(133)
520610500590
8Bryan College-DaytonNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
9Trevecca Nazarene University23%
(82)
530640510613
10Belmont University43%
(684)
580660540640
Average25.78% 575.00670.00 555.00656.22

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 70 and 75th percentile is 89 for best schools in Tennessee. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 27, the average ACT English score is 28, and the average ACT Math score is 25.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Tennessee. The following table compares ACT Scores between best schools in Tennessee for academic year 2020-2021.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Tennessee
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1Vanderbilt University56%
(958)
3335 34363135
2The University of Tennessee-Knoxville86%
(4,722)
2531 24332329
3Rhodes College73%
(318)
2732 29352631
4Union University90%
(287)
2230 23332027
5Lipscomb University84%
(586)
2229 23322127
6Freed-Hardeman University91%
(319)
2127 21301826
7The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga97%
(2,152)
2126 21281925
8Bryan College-DaytonNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
9Trevecca Nazarene University83%
(289)
2025 20261725
10Belmont University72%
(1,145)
2330 24332127
Average81.33% 23.7829.44 24.3331.78 21.7828.00

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best schools in Tennessee based on academic year 2020-2021 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Schools In Tennessee
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 Vanderbilt University
2 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
3 Rhodes College
4 Union University
5 Lipscomb University
6 Freed-Hardeman University
7 The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
8 Bryan College-DaytonInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
9 Trevecca Nazarene University
10 Belmont University

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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