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UT Dallas Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into The University of Texas at Dallas

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at Dallas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UT Dallas and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #45 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,965 out of 11,791 applicants were admitted making The University of Texas at Dallas an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 percent. The University of Texas at Dallas typically accepts and attracts "A-" 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.

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UT Dallas SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1290-1480
Applicants Submitting SAT
73%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1290
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1480
Average SAT Score 1390

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

The University of Texas at Dallas 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1390 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 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 Dallas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1480 and Above Good >84%
1385 to 1480 Avg + 76%-84%
1290 to 1385 Avg - 65%-76%
1195 to 1290 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 1195 Low <52%
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UT Dallas ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas
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 Dallas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that UT Dallas 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 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas at Dallas.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Texas at Dallas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >84%
29 to 32 Avg + 76%-84%
26 to 29 Avg - 65%-76%
23 to 26 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 23 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.9
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into The University of Texas at Dallas. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Texas at Dallas was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.9 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UT Dallas accepts 76% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted The University of Texas at Dallas students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 65% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 9% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 4% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

71% of The University of Texas at Dallas 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 Dallas students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 38%
Top 25% of class 71%
Top 50% of class 91%
Bottom 50% of class 9%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

The University of Texas at Dallas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,388 6,403 11,791
Accepted 4,058 4,907 8,965
Acceptance Rate 75% 77% 76%
Enrolled 1,323 1,854 3,177
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 38% 35%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
225

Applicants have 225 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.

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

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

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

The University of Texas at Dallas Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
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 Dallas
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=228787 IPEDS survey data for The University of Texas at Dallas.