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#21 Best Public Universities in Texas

UTSA Admission Requirements

San Antonio, Texas

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Chances of getting into The University of Texas at San Antonio

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
84%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at San Antonio
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UTSA and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UTSA is 84%.  It ranks #46 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 18,043 out of 21,597 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 1020/1210 ACT 19/25). The University of Texas at San Antonio typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.36. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UTSA application fee is $70 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. The University of Texas at San Antonio is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

UTSA SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1020-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT 
86%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

The University of Texas at San Antonio typically prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. UTSA ranks #20 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The University of Texas at San Antonio admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1210 and Above Good >91%
1115 to 1210 Avg + 84%-91%
1020 to 1115 Avg - 73%-84%
925 to 1020 Reach 59%-73%
Less than 925 Low <59%
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UTSA ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
34%
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that UTSA regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Texas at San Antonio admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >91%
22 to 25 Avg + 84%-91%
19 to 22 Avg - 73%-84%
16 to 19 Reach 59%-73%
Less than 16 Low <59%
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UTSA GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.36*
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into The University of Texas at San Antonio?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UTSA. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Texas at San Antonio was 3.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #41 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.36 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UTSA accepts 84% of all applicants.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.36 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

58% of The University of Texas at San Antonio 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 San Antonio students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 58%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of Texas at San Antonio admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,615 8,982 21,597
Accepted 10,677 7,366 18,043
Acceptance Rate 85% 82% 84%
Enrolled 2,958 2,372 5,330
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 32% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
243

Applicants have 243 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to The University of Texas at San Antonio is $70.

Application Requirements

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

The University of Texas at San Antonio Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The University of Texas at San Antonio
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=229027 IPEDS survey data for The University of Texas at San Antonio.

FAQs

Does The University of Texas at San Antonio prefer SAT or ACT?

86% of students submit their SAT scores to UTSA. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

84% of those who apply are granted admission to UTSA. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for The University of Texas at San Antonio?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1210. 86% 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 San Antonio?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.