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Acceptance Rate 59.99%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 26.91%
Applicants 196,184
Admitted 117,694
Enrolled 31,671

Applying To Tennessee Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 59.99% at Tennessee colleges and universities where total 196,184 students have applied and 117,694 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $60.00 and the graduate application fees is $50.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Tennessee colleges.
General Admission Information of Tennessee Colleges
Open Admission Policy111 out of 173 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 60.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 50.00
Average Acceptance Rate59.99%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.91%
Average Test Scores1,131 SAT / 23 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 196,184 students (76,523 men and 119,536 women) applied to and 117,694 (43,083 men and 74,885 women) students were accepted to admit Tennessee Colleges. Among them, 13,173 men and 18,355 women were enrolled into Tennessee schools. The average acceptance rate is 59.99% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 26.91%. The table below shows the Tennessee colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Tennessee Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants196,18476,523119,536
Admitted117,69443,08374,885
Enrolled31,67113,17318,355
Acceptance Rate 59.99% 56.30% 62.65%
Enrollment Ratio 26.91% 30.58% 24.51%
[Chart]Tennessee Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Tennessee college, 3,069 students (15.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 17,326 students (69.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,233 and 25th percentile score is 1,028. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 78 and 25th percentile score is 58. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Tennessee colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Tennessee Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing515.00619.00
SAT Math513.00614.00
ACT Composite20.0026.00
ACT Math18.0025.00
ACT English20.0027.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Tennessee Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Tennessee Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Tennessee Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Tennessee State, 67 schools use semester calendar systems and 7 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester67 out of 173 schools
Quarter7 out of 173 schools
Trimester3 out of 173 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 173 schools
Other academic year10 out of 173 schools
Differs by program13 out of 173 schools
Continuous64 out of 173 schools
Un-Known/Other7 out of 173 schools
Next table describes credits that Tennessee colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits87 out of 173 schools
Credits for Life Experiences76 out of 173 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits87 out of 173 schools
Credit for Military Training92 out of 173 schools

Application Requirements

37 Tennessee schools require High School GPA and 36 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 14 Tennessee colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Tennessee colleges.
Admission Checklist for Tennessee Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA371
High School Rank314
High School Record (or Transcript)362
Completion of College Preparatory Program1018
Recommendations910
Formal Demonstration of Competencies34
Admission Test Scores146
TOEFL284
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00