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GPA expectations for UTK admissions?

Hello fellow students, I'm a bit anxious about my GPA as I start to consider my college options. Can someone tell me what GPA you need to be competitive for admission to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville?

8 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about your college options. For the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), they don't have an absolute GPA requirement, but they do look at the strength of your overall academic record. Generally, you'll want to aim for a GPA that's on par with or above their average.

If you look at the student profile for past admitted freshman classes, you'll find that the mid-50% of admitted students typically have GPAs that range from 3.6 to 4.2 on a weighted 4.0 scale. This gives you a ballpark of what UTK considers competitive. Now, if your GPA is a bit below this range, don't panic! UTK, like many schools, does consider the rigor of your course load and any improvements over your high school career.

If you've been challenging yourself with honors, AP, IB, or dual enrollment classes and have an upward trend in your grades, that's valuable too. Also, be sure to highlight your strengths in other areas of your application, like your extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation. College applications are all about the big picture! Stay focused on your studies, and don't forget to enjoy your high school experience. Best of luck!

8 months ago

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