Chances of getting into The University of Texas at Austin

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
36.5%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at Austin
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into UT Austin and can I get accepted? The school has a 36% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 18,620 out of 51,033 applicants were admitted making UT Austin a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 percent. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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UT Austin SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1290-1500
Applicants Submitting SAT
73%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Austin
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1290
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Austin
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1500
Average SAT Score 1400

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

The University of Texas at Austin typically requires applicants to be in the top 13 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 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 1180. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1400 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 73 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The University of Texas at Austin admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1500 and Above Good >49%
1395 to 1500 Avg + 36%-49%
1290 to 1395 Avg - 25%-36%
1185 to 1290 Reach 16%-25%
Less than 1185 Low <16%
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UT Austin ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
64%
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at Austin
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at Austin
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that UT Austin regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas at Austin.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Texas at Austin admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >51%
29 to 33 Avg + 36%-51%
26 to 29 Avg - 26%-36%
23 to 26 Reach 18%-26%
Less than 23 Low <18%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

The University of Texas at Austin has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

75% of The University of Texas at Austin freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted The University of Texas at Austin students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 75%
Top 25% of class 91%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

The University of Texas at Austin admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 25,896 25,137 51,033
Accepted 10,561 8,059 18,620
Acceptance Rate 41% 32% 36%
Enrolled 4,728 3,653 8,381
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 45% 45% 45%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Dec 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
74

Applicants have 74 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Dec 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UT Austin before the Dec 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The University of Texas at Austin and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The University of Texas at Austin
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=228778 IPEDS survey data for The University of Texas at Austin.