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Your chances of getting into The University of Texas at Dallas

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

84.7%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at Dallas
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UT Dallas is 84.7%.  Its admission rate is the 42nd lowest in Texas.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UT Dallas and can you get accepted?

The University of Texas at Dallas is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 18,220 out of the 21,500 who applied were admitted.

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. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UT Dallas?

85% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to The University of Texas at Dallas you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.78 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1300 on the SAT
  • Score 28 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

UT Dallas GPA

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?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UT Dallas are to have around a 3.78 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

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 85% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UT Dallas is 3.78 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #5 in Texas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since UT Dallas is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.8 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.78 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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UT Dallas SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to The University of Texas at Dallas. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 79% of students submitted SAT scores and 19% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1170-1430

Applicants Submitting SAT 

79%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 580
Math 25th Percentile 590
Composite 25th Percentile 1170
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 700
Math 75th Percentile 730
Composite 75th Percentile 1430
Average SAT Score 1300

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at UT Dallas is 1300 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1170-1430. Students who get into The University of Texas at Dallas score in the top 29 percent of all SAT test takers..  UT Dallas ranks #6 in the state of Texas and #188 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1300 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. UT Dallas regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1170 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1170, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1040, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

The University of Texas at Dallas is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1300 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1300, you have around a 85% chance of being admitted. A 1430 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 92% chance of getting in.

The University of Texas at Dallas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1430 and Above Good >92%
1300 to 1430 Avg + 85%-92%
1170 to 1300 Avg - 75%-85%
1040 to 1170 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 1040 Low <61%
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UT Dallas ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

24-32 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

19%
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 23
Math 25th Percentile 23
Composite 25th Percentile 24
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at Dallas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 34
Math 75th Percentile 31
Composite 75th Percentile 32
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UT Dallas is 28, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 24 and 32.  The school ranks #7 in Texas and #236 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 28. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 24 and score in the score in the top 27 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 20.

19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas at Dallas.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as The University of Texas at Dallas is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into UT Dallas for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 28 score has around 85% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 92% with a 32 ACT score.

The University of Texas at Dallas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
32 and Above Good >92%
28 to 32 Avg + 85%-92%
24 to 28 Avg - 75%-85%
20 to 24 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 20 Low <61%
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High School Class Rank

66% of The University of Texas at Dallas freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 35% are in the top ten percent.

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

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

The University of Texas at Dallas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,682 10,818 21,500
Accepted 9,257 8,963 18,220
Acceptance Rate 87% 83% 85%
Enrolled 1,926 2,292 4,218
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 26% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

May 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

17

Applicants have 17 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on May 1, 2024.

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 Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because The University of Texas at Dallas is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.78 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1300 and ACT of 28 will almost guarantee your admission.

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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?

79% of students submit their SAT scores to UT Dallas. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

85% of those who apply are granted admission to UT Dallas. Admission competition is and the college has very high 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 1170 and 1430. The average SAT score is 1300. 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 24 and 32. The average ACT score is 28. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.