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Huston-Tillotson University Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Huston Tillotson University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Huston Tillotson University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Huston-Tillotson University is 50%.  Its admission rate is the 6th lowest in Texas.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Huston-Tillotson University and can you get accepted?

Huston-Tillotson University is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 938 out of the 1,875 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 88 percent on standardized admission tests. Huston Tillotson University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.92. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Huston-Tillotson University?

50% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Huston Tillotson University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 2.92 or better
  • Earn B- grades in high school
  • Score 910 on the SAT
  • Score 17 on the ACT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Huston-Tillotson University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Huston Tillotson University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Huston-Tillotson University are to have around a 2.92 high school GPA. You can get into Huston-Tillotson University with slightly below average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Huston-Tillotson University accepts 50% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Huston-Tillotson University is 2.92 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B- letter grades and regularly score around 80-82 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #64 in Texas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Huston-Tillotson University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 2.9 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Huston Tillotson University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 2.11% Good
3.75 to 3.99 3.52% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.68% Good
3.25 to 3.49 13.38% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 15.49% Avg +
2.50 to 2.99 30.99% Avg -
2.00 to 2.49 16.9% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 4.93% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Huston-Tillotson University SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Huston Tillotson University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 27% of students submitted SAT scores and 14% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Huston Tillotson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 410
Math 25th Percentile 410
Composite 25th Percentile 820
SAT Scores for Huston Tillotson University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 500
Math 75th Percentile 500
Composite 75th Percentile 1000
Average SAT Score 910

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Huston Tillotson University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Huston-Tillotson University is 910 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 820-1000. Students who get into Huston Tillotson University score in the top 88 percent of all SAT test takers..  Huston-Tillotson University ranks #57 in the state of Texas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 910 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Huston-Tillotson University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 820 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 820, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 730, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Huston Tillotson University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 910 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 910, you have around a 50% chance of being admitted. A 1000 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 66% chance of getting in.

Huston Tillotson University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1000 and Above Good >66%
910 to 1000 Avg + 50%-66%
820 to 910 Avg - 34%-50%
730 to 820 Reach 22%-34%
Less than 730 Low <22%
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Huston-Tillotson University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Huston Tillotson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 12
Math 25th Percentile 15
Composite 25th Percentile 14
ACT Scores for Huston Tillotson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 18
Math 75th Percentile 17
Composite 75th Percentile 20
Average ACT Score 17

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Huston-Tillotson University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Huston-Tillotson University is 17, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 14 and 20.  The school ranks #54 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 17. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 14 and score in the score in the top 87 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 11.

14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Huston Tillotson University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Huston Tillotson University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Huston-Tillotson University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 17 score has around 50% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 66% with a 20 ACT score.

Huston Tillotson University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
20 and Above Good >66%
17 to 20 Avg + 50%-66%
14 to 17 Avg - 34%-50%
11 to 14 Reach 22%-34%
Less than 11 Low <22%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Huston Tillotson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,061 814 1,875
Accepted 539 399 938
Acceptance Rate 51% 49% 50%
Enrolled 71 79 150
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 20% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

May 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 211 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on May 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Huston Tillotson University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Huston Tillotson University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Huston Tillotson University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Huston Tillotson University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Huston-Tillotson University is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 2.92 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 910 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1000 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 17 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225575 IPEDS survey data for Huston Tillotson University.


Does Huston Tillotson University prefer SAT or ACT?

27% of students submit their SAT scores to Huston-Tillotson University. 14% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Huston Tillotson University?

50% of those who apply are granted admission to Huston-Tillotson University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Huston Tillotson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 820 and 1000. The average SAT score is 910. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Huston Tillotson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 14 and 20. The average ACT score is 17. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.