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About Motlow

Motlow State Community College is a public, state school in an rural setting in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Motlow was founded in 1969 and now enrolls around 6,616 students a year, including 6,616 undergrads.

As of 2021, the total market value of Motlow's endowment was $7.112 million The institution spends around $3,669 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 22 undergraduate students for every full-time Motlow professor.

2021 Motlow Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Average GPA 3.2
Mean ACT score 20
In-State Tuition $4,032
Out-of-State $16,608

Motlow Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Motlow Early Admission

Motlow State Community College does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Motlow State Community College

It is not competitive to get into Motlow. Motlow admitted 0% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 3,510 applications received in 2021, 3,510 students were offered admission.

Motlow Waitlist 2021

Motlow reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Motlow State Community College?

Motlow is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Motlow, applicants must submit the following items.

Motlow Application Requirements

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GPA and Test Scores for Motlow

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0. The mean ACT score for Motlow students is 20.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Motlow.

Does Motlow Require Test Scores?

Motlow does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, . 89% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Motlow

Motlow does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commute from home or find their own housing.

Motlow students are active in the school's Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association and Baptist Collegiate Ministries.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Motlow.

Financial Aid at Motlow

Motlow meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $6,338 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Motlow a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Motlow

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Motlow, around 53% return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Motlow Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does Motlow sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Motlow a good school for you?

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Where is Motlow State Community College Located?

Motlow is located in the rural setting of Lynchburg, Tennessee, less than an hour from Nashville.

If you want to see Motlow for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 55 to Lynchburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Nashville International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Motlow and Lynchburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 8500 Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500

Campus Setting: Rural

Motlow Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Motlow is Continuous processing.

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Motlow ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Motlow is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Motlow. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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Wondering what life at Motlow is like? There are approximately 6,616 students enrolled at Motlow. 47% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from TN and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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