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Chances of getting into The University of Texas at Arlington

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.9%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at Arlington
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into UT Arlington and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #47 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,485 out of 12,650 applicants were admitted making The University of Texas at Arlington an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. The University of Texas at Arlington typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

UT Arlington SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Arlington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Arlington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to The University of Texas at Arlington?

The University of Texas at Arlington typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #20 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The University of Texas at Arlington admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >89%
1145 to 1250 Avg + 83%-89%
1040 to 1145 Avg - 74%-83%
935 to 1040 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 935 Low <63%
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UT Arlington ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
39%
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at Arlington
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at Arlington
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UT Arlington?

Admission data indicates that UT Arlington regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas at Arlington.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Texas at Arlington admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >90%
23 to 27 Avg + 83%-90%
20 to 23 Avg - 76%-83%
17 to 20 Reach 66%-76%
Less than 17 Low <66%
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UT Arlington GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.43*
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into The University of Texas at Arlington?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UT Arlington. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Texas at Arlington was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #30 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.43 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UT Arlington accepts 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.43 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

75% of The University of Texas at Arlington freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted The University of Texas at Arlington students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 28%
Top 25% of class 75%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of Texas at Arlington admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,191 5,459 12,650
Accepted 5,862 4,623 10,485
Acceptance Rate 82% 85% 83%
Enrolled 1,950 1,729 3,679
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 37% 35%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The University of Texas at Arlington and what student information is used for admission decisions?

The University of Texas at Arlington Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The University of Texas at Arlington
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228769 IPEDS survey data for The University of Texas at Arlington.

FAQs

Does The University of Texas at Arlington prefer SAT or ACT?

88% of students submit their SAT scores to UT Arlington. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into The University of Texas at Arlington?

83% of those who apply are granted admission to UT Arlington. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for The University of Texas at Arlington?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1250. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for The University of Texas at Arlington?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.