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Johnson University

Knoxville, TN 2-Year Grad Private
Acceptance Rate81%

Johnson University Admissions

Johnson University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 81% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 304 applications received in 2023, 246 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Johnson University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee costs $35.

Johnson University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Johnson University's admissions stats.

Johnson University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 71%
Waitlist No

Johnson University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Johnson University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Want to Apply Early to Johnson University?

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

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

More on Johnson University Admissions

Transferring to Johnson University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Johnson University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Johnson University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Johnson University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Johnson University 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
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Johnson University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Johnson University?

Students admitted to Johnson University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 37% submitted a class rank. At Johnson University 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Johnson University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 6.21%
3.75 and 3.99 35.17%
3.50 and 3.74 19.31%
3.25 and 3.49 13.1%
3.00 and 3.24 14.49%
2.50 and 2.9 11.03%
2.00 and 2.49 0.69%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Johnson University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

Johnson University 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.

In 2022, 28% of Johnson University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 71% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Johnson University students scored 585 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Johnson University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

To be most competitive at Johnson University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Johnson University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Johnson University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to Johnson University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Johnson University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Johnson University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Johnson University?

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

Does Johnson University accept transfer credits?

✅ Johnson University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Johnson University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

❌ Johnson University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Johnson University?

✅ Johnson University is not test optional.

What is Johnson University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Johnson University is 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Johnson University?

🟨 Johnson 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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Johnson University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Johnson University? Johnson University is a somewhat selective institution. The Johnson University acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.


Johnson University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Johnson University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Johnson University is Aug 1.

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

Johnson University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

490 - 585


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Johnson University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Johnson University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.52. 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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