UTEP Admission RequirementsEl Paso, Texas
Chances of getting into The University of Texas at El Paso
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very 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
Applicants Submitting SAT63%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|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.
|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%|
UTEP ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT20%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.12*
Typical High School GradesB
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||33%||32%||33%|
Applications are DueJul 31, 2020
Days left to Apply19
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|
What are the requirements for admission to The University of Texas at El Paso and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.