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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 9.12% 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
9.12%37,3103,4021,60447.15%
2The University of Tennessee-Martin
Public, 4 or more yearsMartin, TN
64.49%9,1585,9061,16019.64%
3Tennessee Technological University
Public, 4 or more yearsCookeville, TN
79.02%6,6215,2321,70532.59%
4The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Public, 4 or more yearsKnoxville, TN
78.85%21,76417,1605,25430.62%
5The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Public, 4 or more yearsChattanooga, TN
82.05%8,1896,7192,31034.38%
6Belmont University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
83.80%7,9656,6751,68425.23%
7University of Memphis
Public, 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
84.75%14,77812,5252,68321.42%
8East Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsJohnson City, TN
85.93%7,7046,6201,78626.98%
9Middle Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsMurfreesboro, TN
93.71%8,9738,4093,31239.39%
10Austin Peay State University
Public, 4 or more yearsClarksville, TN
94.98%7,4167,0441,71624.36%