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UTSA Admission Requirements

San Antonio, Texas

Chances of getting into The University of Texas at San Antonio

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at San Antonio
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UTSA and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #46 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 13,370 out of 16,918 applicants were admitted making The University of Texas at San Antonio an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. The University of Texas at San Antonio typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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UTSA SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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 requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #24 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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
1220 and Above Good >86%
1130 to 1220 Avg + 79%-86%
1040 to 1130 Avg - 69%-79%
950 to 1040 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 950 Low <57%
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UTSA ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #28 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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 >88%
22 to 25 Avg + 79%-88%
20 to 22 Avg - 71%-79%
18 to 20 Reach 62%-71%
Less than 18 Low <62%
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UTSA GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need above average high school grades to get into The University of Texas at San Antonio. 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 #36 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 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*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.

High School Class Rank

73% 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 19%
Top 25% of class 73%
Top 50% of class 96%
Bottom 50% of class 4%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of Texas at San Antonio admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,463 7,455 16,918
Accepted 7,641 5,729 13,370
Acceptance Rate 81% 77% 79%
Enrolled 2,689 2,280 4,969
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 40% 37%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2020.

Admission 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 Admission 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

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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?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to UTSA. Admission competition is and the college has average 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 1040 and 1220. 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 20 and 25. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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