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Tennessee State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1912
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 7,112
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $347,560
Admissions Address

3500 John Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37209-1561

Website

http://www.tnstate.edu

Admissions E-mail

jcade@tnstate.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.9
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. John Cade
Admissions office telephone: (615) 963-5101
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: August 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $15
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 1 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 14 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: N/A
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 83%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 83%
Total applicants: 4,879
Total acceptances: 4,059
Total freshman enrollment: 1,169
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,665
Male acceptances: 1,362
Male freshman enrollment: 426
 
Female applicants: 3,214
Female acceptances: 2,697
Female freshman enrollment: 743
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 2.9
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 14%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A – 500
Combined: N/A –

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 5.0% 4.0%
500-599 24.0% 23.0%
400-499 52.0% 49.0%
300-399 19.0% 22.0%
200-299 N/A 2.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 86%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 15 – 21
Math: 15 – 19
Composite: 16 – 20

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 5.0% 8.0% 6.0%
18-23 52.0% 48.0% 29.0%
12-17 43.0% 39.0% 65.0%
6-11 N/A 5.0% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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