Fall 2024 Regular Admission Release

There has never been a better time to become a Tennessee Volunteer. More students than ever before have applied to join the Volunteer family and light the way for future Volunteers.

Fall 2024 Class

As Tennessee’s land-grant and flagship university, UT is committed to providing an accessible and affordable education to qualified Tennessee residents. In Fall 2023, as a sign of this commitment, the UT Board of Trustees approved an In-state Guaranteed Admissions Policy, expanding access to a college degree for Tennesseans to retain the state’s best and brightest students. 

In alignment with the Board’s recent action, UT plans to enroll a first-year class with two-thirds in-state residents as part of our flagship, land-grant mission. Due to this enrollment target, the increase in applications for admission, and the outstanding academic quality of our application pool, it will be more difficult for an out-of-state applicant to be admitted. The admission rate for out-of-state applicants is 23.7% (see below for more details).

All applicants who do not qualify for guaranteed admission are reviewed using a holistic approach that takes into consideration the rigor of high school curriculum, academic progression, standardized test scores, academic program of interest, campus and academic program capacity, and extracurricular or leadership activities and community impact. 

Second Decision Release

February 29, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET | UT will release the second round of admission decisions for those who applied by December 15 and completed their application by required deadlines, and for those whose decisions were deferred during the first admissions release. Applicants will receive one of the following decisions:

  • Admit: Students offered First-Year Admission for Fall 2024
  • Invite to Join the Waitlist: Students can opt-in to join the waitlist and pursue three pathway programs (UT Access Collaborative, Verto Vols & Rocky Top Transfer) that lead to UT enrollment. Students who opt-in to join the waitlist will be contacted if capacity becomes available.
  • Pathway Programs: Students are denied First-Year Admission for Fall 2024. Select students from this group will be invited to participate in one of two pathway programs: UT Access Collaborative, or Rocky Top Transfer.
  • Deny: Students denied for Fall 2024 are encouraged to consider a transfer pathway in the future. 

Learn more about each decision here.

Early Action and Regular Decisions Admission Overview

  • Admitted | 19,633
    • In-state | 8,787 (65.7% In-state Admit rate)
    • Out-of-state | 10,846 (23.7% Out-of-state Admit rate)
  • 27-32 Mid 50% Self-Reported Composite ACT (1280-1430 SAT Equivalent)
    • TN | 25-31
    • OOS | 29-32
  • 4.08-4.50  Mid 50% UT Core Weighted GPA
    • TN | 4.00-4.50
    • OOS | 4.14-4.50

Our holistic admissions review process, takes into consideration a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • Rigor of high school curriculum
  • Academic progression
  • Standardized test scores
  • Academic program of interest
  • Campus and academic program capacity
  • Extracurricular or leadership activities and community impact

FAFSA & Financial Aid Packaging 

We are monitoring the impact of the New FAFSA on our future Volunteers and currently enrolled students. We have extended our priority FAFSA filing deadline from February 15 to March 15 to allow more students time to complete their FAFSA. We anticipate sending out financial aid award offers in early-mid April. For more information and to get started on your FAFSA, visit our FAFSA resources page. UT’s school code is 003530. 

Applications Received by December 15, 2023

UT is experiencing record growth in undergraduate first-year applications and the most competitive applicant pool in our 229-year history. For Fall 2024 entry, UT received 57,270 applications by the December 15 Regular Admissions Application deadline, a +19.0% increase and 9,160 more applications compared to 2023.

Of applications received by UT’s December 15 Deadline:

  • In-state applications increased by 11.6% over last year.
  • 22.8% percent were from in-state students (13,039).
  • Out-of-state applications increased by 21.3% over last year.
  • 77.2% from out-of-state and international students (44,231).

As of February 29, 2024, UT received 59,151 first-year applications, which is a 18.4% increase compared to the same time last year. Applications received after UT’s regular admission deadline of December 15 will be considered as space in the first-year class becomes available.

December 15, 2023 Application Statistics

  • 57,270 applications received by December 15, 2023 (+19.0% increase compared to last cycle)
  • Applications from 95 Tennessee counties, 485 Tennessee high schools, 50 states, 7,574 US high schools, 39 countries
  • 13,039 In-state applications (+11.6% increase since last cycle)
  • 43,615 Out-of-state applications (+21.3% increase since last cycle)
  • 22-29 Mid 50% Self-Reported Composite ACT (1110-1340 SAT Equivalent)
  • 3.64–4.33 Mid 50% UT Core Weighted GPA
  • Top 5 majors requested on the application: Nursing, Finance, Marketing, Management, Biological Sciences