Chances of getting into The University of Texas at El Paso

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
100%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at El Paso
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UTEP and can I get accepted? The school has a 100% acceptance rate ranking it #134 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,455 out of 10,456 applicants were admitted making The University of Texas at El Paso an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. The University of Texas at El Paso typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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UTEP SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
63%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

The University of Texas at El Paso typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #48 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The University of Texas at El Paso admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >99%
1035 to 1130 Avg + 99%-99%
940 to 1035 Avg - 99%-99%
845 to 940 Reach 99%-99%
Less than 845 Low <99%
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UTEP ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
20%
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that UTEP regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #56 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas at El Paso.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Texas at El Paso admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >99%
19 to 22 Avg + 99%-99%
17 to 19 Avg - 99%-99%
15 to 17 Reach 99%-99%
Less than 15 Low <99%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.12*
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into The University of Texas at El Paso. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Texas at El Paso was 3.12 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #57 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.12 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UTEP accepts 100% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

The University of Texas at El Paso admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,435 5,021 10,456
Accepted 5,434 5,021 10,455
Acceptance Rate 100% 100% 100%
Enrolled 1,796 1,621 3,422
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 32% 33%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 31, 2020
Days left to Apply
19

Applicants have 19 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 31, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UTEP before the Jul 31 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

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

The University of Texas at El Paso Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
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 El Paso
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=228796 IPEDS survey data for The University of Texas at El Paso.

Frequently Asked Questions

63% of students submit their SAT scores to UTEP. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

100% of those who apply are granted admission to UTEP. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1130. 63% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 20% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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