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COLLEGE PROFILE

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is not required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4 
Mathematics 3 
Science 2 
Foreign Language 2 
Social Studies 2 
History  
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredNot reported
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssayNot reported

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address3500 John A Merritt Boulevard
City, State, ZipNashville, TN  37209-1561
Phone(615) 963-5101
Fax(615) 963-5108
E-mailrecruitment@tnstate.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineAugust 1
Application Fee$25
Application Fee WaiverNot available
Regular Admission NotificationRolling, notification begins August 15
Accept Offer of AdmissionNot reported
Waiting List UsedNo
Defer AdmissionStudent cannot defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
 
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate53% of 8,857 applicants were admitted
   Women55% of 5,931 applicants were admitted
   Men50% of 2,926 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled2,365 (50%) of 4,710 admitted students enrolled
   Women1,432 (44%) of 3,239 admitted students enrolled
   Men933 (63%) of 1,471 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA2.86
3.75 and Above5%
3.50 - 3.746%
3.25 - 3.4910%
3.00 - 3.2415%
2.50 - 2.9943%
2.00 - 2.4919%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math388-483 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
4%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
46%
Score of 300 - 400
33%
Score of 200 - 300
4%
SAT Critical Reading400-463 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
4%
Score of 500 - 600
17%
Score of 400 - 500
63%
Score of 300 - 400
17%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT WritingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite16-20 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
5%
Score of 18 - 23
45%
Score of 12 - 17
50%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank 
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.30 3.40 588 500 21
Low 2.40 2.40 410 410 14
High 3.96 4.61 790 680 30
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