Top Universities in Tennessee

For those interested in studying in Tennessee, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Tennessee institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.

Rankings Schools
1 Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Tuition: $42,118
Total enrollment: 12,836
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 16.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 97%
6-year graduation rate: 92%
Classes with under 20 students: 61.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 31-34
2 University of Tennessee: Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 30,194
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 69.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 85%
6-year graduation rate: 63%
Classes with under 20 students: 33.1%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 24-29
3 East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 15,250
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 85.1%
Average freshman retention rate: 70%
6-year graduation rate: 44%
Classes with under 20 students: 40.6%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 19-24
4 Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 26,442
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 70.3%
Average freshman retention rate: 81%
6-year graduation rate: 46%
Classes with under 20 students: 34.0%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 20-24
5 Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 9,165
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 55.3%
Average freshman retention rate: 64%
6-year graduation rate: 34%
Classes with under 20 students: 56.6%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 15-20
6 Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN)
Tuition: $21,290
Total enrollment: 2,478
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 76.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 72%
6-year graduation rate: 54%
Classes with under 20 students: 69.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 19-26
7 University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
Tuition: in-state: $7,276, out-of-state: $15,340
Total enrollment: 22,725
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 66.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 77%
6-year graduation rate: 39%
Classes with under 20 students: 36.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 19-25

 

Top Universities in Tennessee

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