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El Paso, Texas

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Chances of getting into The University of Texas at El Paso

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
100%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at El Paso
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UTEP and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UTEP is 100%.  It ranks #134 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. The University of Texas at El Paso is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 13,117 out of 13,121 applicants were admitted.

The University of Texas at El Paso typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UTEP application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

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

UTEP SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
63%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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UTEP ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
20%
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at El Paso
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

UTEP GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.3
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UTEP. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Texas at El Paso was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #50 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UTEP accepts 100% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted The University of Texas at El Paso students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 1.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 23.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 21.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 16.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 13.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 2.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

67% of The University of Texas at El Paso freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted The University of Texas at El Paso students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 67%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of Texas at El Paso admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,942 6,179 13,121
Accepted 6,940 6,177 13,117
Acceptance Rate 100% 100% 100%
Enrolled 1,872 1,472 3,344
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 24% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
151

Applicants have 151 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to The University of Texas at El Paso is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

The University of Texas at El Paso Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
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.

FAQs

Does The University of Texas at El Paso prefer SAT or ACT?

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

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

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