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Chances of getting into The University of Texas at Dallas

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.6%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at Dallas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into UT Dallas and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #40 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,260 out of 14,327 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 18 percent. The University of Texas at Dallas typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. The University of Texas at Dallas is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UT Dallas SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1240-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
84%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 630
SAT Composite 25th 1240
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Average SAT Score 1350

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 19 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 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 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 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 Dallas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >86%
1350 to 1460 Avg + 79%-86%
1240 to 1350 Avg - 69%-79%
1130 to 1240 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 1130 Low <57%
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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 24
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?

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 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 #6 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas at Dallas.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >87%
29 to 33 Avg + 79%-87%
26 to 29 Avg - 70%-79%
23 to 26 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 23 Low <60%
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UT Dallas GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.9
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 3.9 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 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of Texas at Dallas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,797 7,530 14,327
Accepted 5,265 5,995 11,260
Acceptance Rate 77% 80% 79%
Enrolled 1,692 2,381 4,073
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 40% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 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.

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?

79% 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 1240 and 1460. 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.