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Tightest Tennessee Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate

The next table lists the tightest (low acceptance rate) Tennessee colleges and universities to admit. Those schools have been keeping the acceptance rate in low level in recent years. Vanderbilt University has the lowest acceptance rate as of 11.62% for academic year 2019-2020 in Tennessee. For the ranking, we only include 4-years colleges with at least 1,000 new students (freshmen).
The following table shows the schools that have low acceptance rates with admission statistics and yield, also known as enrollment rate. You may want to check colleges having the highest acceptance rates in Tennessee.
Tightest Tennessee Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate (2019-2020)
NameAcceptance Rate# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledYield
1Vanderbilt University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
11.62%36,6464,2591,69839.87%
2The University of Tennessee-Martin
Public, 4 or more yearsMartin, TN
64.95%9,0015,8461,11018.99%
3East Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsJohnson City, TN
78.38%8,6866,8081,65124.25%
4The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Public, 4 or more yearsKnoxville, TN
78.15%25,42319,8675,51227.74%
5Tennessee Technological University
Public, 4 or more yearsCookeville, TN
79.63%6,7815,4001,72031.85%
6Belmont University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
83.23%8,9267,4291,59521.47%
7The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Public, 4 or more yearsChattanooga, TN
83.11%7,9386,5972,22233.68%
8University of Memphis
Public, 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
85.20%13,29811,3302,54122.43%
9Austin Peay State University
Public, 4 or more yearsClarksville, TN
91.15%7,3466,6961,43821.48%
10Middle Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsMurfreesboro, TN
94.20%9,0968,5683,09336.10%