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Chances of getting into The University of Texas at Dallas

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
87%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at Dallas
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UT Dallas and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UT Dallas is 87%.  It ranks #48 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. The University of Texas at Dallas is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 16,429 out of 18,838 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 20 percent on standardized admission tests. The University of Texas at Dallas typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.78. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to The University of Texas at Dallas. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

UT Dallas SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1220-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT 
84%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1340

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 is a test optional school meaning applicants are not required to submit SAT scores with their application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "recommended".

Students who get into The University of Texas at Dallas score in the top 22 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 1220-1450.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

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 
1450 and Above Good >93%
1335 to 1450 Avg + 87%-93%
1220 to 1335 Avg - 78%-87%
1105 to 1220 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 1105 Low <65%
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UT Dallas ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
26-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
46%
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 33
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

The University of Texas at Dallas is test optional. Students are not required to submit ACT scores with their application. The policy on ACT scores is "recommended".

UT Dallas regularly accepts students who score 26 and above on the ACT. These students typically score in the top 18 percent nationally. The ACT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 26-33.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Texas at Dallas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >93%
29 to 33 Avg + 87%-93%
26 to 29 Avg - 79%-87%
23 to 26 Reach 69%-79%
Less than 23 Low <69%
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UT Dallas GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.78*
Typical High School Grades 
A-

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

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UT Dallas. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Texas at Dallas was 3.78 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.78 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UT Dallas accepts 87% of all applicants.

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*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. 3.78 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

High School Class Rank

66% 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 35%
Top 25% of class 66%
Top 50% of class 94%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of Texas at Dallas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,369 9,469 18,838
Accepted 8,373 8,056 16,429
Acceptance Rate 89% 85% 87%
Enrolled 1,835 2,207 4,042
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 27% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to The University of Texas at Dallas is $50.

Application Requirements

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

The University of Texas at Dallas Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
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
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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.

FAQs

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

84% of students submit their SAT scores to UT Dallas. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

87% of those who apply are granted admission to UT Dallas. Admission competition is and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

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

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1220 and 1450. 84% 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 Dallas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 33. 46% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.