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Tusculum University

Greeneville, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%

Tusculum University Admissions

Tusculum University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Tusculum University is 81%. Out of 1,369 applications received in 2023, 1,110 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Tusculum University, the regular decision application deadline is July 31 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Tusculum University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Tusculum University's admissions stats.

Tusculum University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Mean SAT Score 1010
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 80%
Waitlist No

Tusculum University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Tusculum University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 7 31

Considering Applying Early to Tusculum University?

Tusculum University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Tusculum University directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by December 1

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Tusculum University Admissions

Transferring to Tusculum University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Tusculum University

Tusculum University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Tusculum University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Tusculum University

What does Tusculum University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important
Academic GPA Important
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Tusculum University for more information on admission factors.

Tusculum University Application Requirements

To apply to Tusculum University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Tusculum University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.8
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Tusculum University?

Students admitted to Tusculum University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Tusculum University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2017, 15% of Tusculum University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 80% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Tusculum University?

To be competitive with other Tusculum University applicants, you should aim to earn between 950 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Tusculum University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Tusculum University student is 1010.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Tusculum University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Tusculum University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

To be most competitive at Tusculum University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Tusculum University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Tusculum University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Tusculum University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Tusculum University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 30. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Tusculum University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Tusculum University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Tusculum University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Tusculum University.

Does Tusculum University accept transfer credits?

✅ Tusculum University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Tusculum University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Tusculum University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Tusculum University?

❌ No, Tusculum University is test optional, so you can choose whether to submit your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Tusculum University's acceptance rate?

✅ Tusculum University's acceptance rate is 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Tusculum University?

🟨 Tusculum University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Tusculum University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Tusculum University? Tusculum University is a somewhat selective institution. The Tusculum University acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.


Tusculum University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Tusculum University is Jul 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Tusculum University is Jul 30.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Tusculum University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1200


Math SAT Range

470 - 590


Reading SAT Range

480 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above


950 to 1200


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Tusculum University students is 1010. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Tusculum University, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Tusculum University.

Tusculum University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Tusculum University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.2. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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