Lane College Requirements for Admission

What are Lane College's admission requirements? While there are a lot of pieces that go into a college application, you should focus on only a few critical things:

  • GPA requirements
  • Testing requirements, including SAT and ACT requirements
  • Application requirements

In this guide we'll cover what you need to get into Lane College and build a strong application.

School location: Jackson, TN


Admissions Rate: 50.3%

If you want to get in, the first thing to look at is the acceptance rate. This tells you how competitive the school is and how serious their requirements are.

The acceptance rate at Lane College is 50.3%. For every 100 applicants, 50.3 are admitted.

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This means the school is moderately selective. The school expects you to meet their requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores, but they're more flexible than other schools. If you exceed their requirements, you have an excellent chance of getting in. But if you don't, you might be one of the unlucky minority that gets a rejection letter.


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Lane College GPA Requirements

Many schools specify a minimum GPA requirement, but this is often just the bare minimum to submit an application without immediately getting rejected.

The GPA requirement that really matters is the GPA you need for a real chance of getting in. For this, we look at the school's average GPA for its current students.

Average GPA: 2.42

The average GPA at Lane College is 2.42.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 2.42, Lane College accepts students with below-average GPAs. You might have a mix of B's and C's in your high school record. It's best to avoid D's and F's, since application readers might question your commitment to studying and ability to succeed in college.

If you're currently a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change in time for college applications. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 2.42, you'll need a higher SAT or ACT score to compensate. This will help you compete effectively against other applicants who have higher GPAs than you.


SAT and ACT Requirements

Each school has different requirements for standardized testing. Most schools require the SAT or ACT, and many also require SAT subject tests.

You must take either the SAT or ACT to submit an application to Lane College. More importantly, you need to do well to have a strong application.

Lane College SAT Requirements

Many schools say they have no SAT score cutoff, but the truth is that there is a hidden SAT requirement. This is based on the school's average score.

Average SAT: 780

The average SAT score composite at Lane College is a 780 on the 1600 SAT scale.

This score makes Lane College Not Too Competitive for SAT test scores.

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Lane College SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 720, and the 75th percentile New SAT score is 860. In other words, a 720 on the New SAT places you below average, while a 860 will move you up to above average.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math400360440
Reading380360420
Composite780720860

SAT Score Choice Policy

The Score Choice policy at your school is an important part of your testing strategy.


Lane College ACT Requirements

Just like for the SAT, Lane College likely doesn't have a hard ACT cutoff, but if you score too low, your application will get tossed in the trash.

Average ACT: 15

The average ACT score at Lane College is 15. This score makes Lane College Competitive for ACT scores.

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The 25th percentile ACT score is 14, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 16.

Even though Lane College likely says they have no minimum ACT requirement, if you apply with a 14 or below, you'll have a harder time getting in, unless you have something else impressive in your application.

ACT Score Sending Policy

If you're taking the ACT as opposed to the SAT, you have a huge advantage in how you send scores, and this dramatically affects your testing strategy.

Here it is: when you send ACT scores to colleges, you have absolute control over which tests you send. You could take 10 tests, and only send your highest one. This is unlike the SAT, where many schools require you to send all your tests ever taken.

This means that you have more chances than you think to improve your ACT score. To try to aim for the school's ACT requirement of 15 and above, you should try to take the ACT as many times as you can. When you have the final score that you're happy with, you can then send only that score to all your schools.

ACT Superscore Policy

By and large, most colleges do not superscore the ACT. (Superscore means that the school takes your best section scores from all the test dates you submit, and then combines them into the best possible composite score). Thus, most schools will just take your highest ACT score from a single sitting.

We weren't able to find the school's exact ACT policy, which most likely means that it does not Superscore. Regardless, you can choose your single best ACT score to send in to Lane College, so you should prep until you reach our recommended target ACT score of 15.


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SAT/ACT Writing Section Requirements

Both the SAT and ACT have a Writing section that includes an essay.

Lane College considers the SAT/ACT Writing section optional and may not include it as part of their admissions consideration. You don't need to worry too much about Writing for this school, but other schools you're applying to may require it.


SAT Subject Test Requirements

Schools vary in their SAT subject test requirements. Typically, selective schools tend to require them, while most schools in the country do not.

We did not find information that Lane College requires SAT subject tests, and so most likely it does not. At least 6 months before applying, you should still doublecheck just to make sure, so you have enough time to take the test.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is moderately selective, strong academic performance will almost guarantee you admission. Scoring a 860 SAT or a 16 ACT or above will nearly guarantee you admission. Because the school admits 50.3% of all applicants, being far above average raises the admission rate for you to nearly 100%.

If you can achieve a high SAT/ACT score, the rest of your application essentially doesn't matter. You still need to meet the rest of the application requirements, and your GPA shouldn't be too far off from the school average of 2.42. But you won't need dazzling extracurriculars and breathtaking letters of recommendation to get in. You can get in based on the merits of your score alone.

But if your score is a 720 SAT or a 14 ACT and below, you have a good chance of being one of the unlucky few to be rejected.


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Application Requirements

Every school requires an application with the bare essentials - high school transcript and GPA, application form, and other core information. Many schools, as explained above, also require SAT and ACT scores, as well as letters of recommendation, application essays, and interviews. We'll cover the exact requirements of Lane College here.

Application Requirements Overview

  • Common Application Not accepted
  • Universal Application Not accepted
  • Electronic Application Available
  • Essay or Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation 2
  • Interview Required
  • Application Fee No fee required
  • Fee Waiver Available? None
  • Other Notes

Testing Requirements

  • SAT or ACT Required
  • SAT or ACT Writing Optional
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • Scores Due in Office July 15

Coursework Requirements

  • Subject Required Years
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Social Studies
  • History
  • Electives

Deadlines and Early Admissions

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    • Offered? Deadline Notification
  • Regular Admission
    • Yes Rolling Rolling
  • Early Action
    • No
  • Early Decision
    • No

Admissions Office Information


Other Schools For You

If you're interested in Lane College, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to Lane College.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are more selective and have higher scores than Lane College. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Texas Southern University Houston, TX 910 17
College of St. Elizabeth Morristown, NJ 897 16
California State University Dominguez Hills Carson, CA 895 18

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for Lane College, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Alabama State University Montgomery, AL 862 17
Johnson C. Smith University Charlotte, NC 860 17
Bennett College Greensboro, NC 855 16
University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA 840 23
Wiley College Marshall, TX 830 16
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL 830 25
Medgar Evers College (City University of New York) Brooklyn, NY 820 14

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for Lane College, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If Lane College is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Central State University Wilberforce, OH 820 14
Cabrini College Radnor, PA 810 21
California State University Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 745 18

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