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Your chances of getting into The University of Texas at San Antonio

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

86.9%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at San Antonio
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UTSA is 86.9%.  Its admission rate is the 51st lowest in Texas.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UTSA and can you get accepted?

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 20,243 out of the 23,295 who applied were admitted.

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. 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UTSA?

87% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to The University of Texas at San Antonio you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.36 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1120 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

UTSA GPA

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?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UTSA are to have around a 3.36 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.36 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UTSA accepts 87% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UTSA is 3.36 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #43 in Texas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since UTSA is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.36 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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UTSA SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to The University of Texas at San Antonio. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 60% of students submitted SAT scores and 8% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1010-1220

Applicants Submitting SAT 

60%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 510
Math 25th Percentile 500
Composite 25th Percentile 1010
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 620
Math 75th Percentile 600
Composite 75th Percentile 1220
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at UTSA is 1120 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1010-1220. Students who get into The University of Texas at San Antonio score in the top 59 percent of all SAT test takers..  UTSA ranks #25 in the state of Texas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1120 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. UTSA regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1010, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 900, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1120 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1115, you have around a 87% chance of being admitted. A 1220 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 93% chance of getting in.

The University of Texas at San Antonio admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1220 and Above Good >93%
1115 to 1220 Avg + 87%-93%
1010 to 1115 Avg - 78%-87%
905 to 1010 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 905 Low <65%
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UTSA ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

19-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

8%
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 18
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at San Antonio
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UTSA is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 26.  The school ranks #28 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

8 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as The University of Texas at San Antonio is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into UTSA for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 87% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 93% with a 26 ACT score.

The University of Texas at San Antonio admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >93%
22 to 26 Avg + 87%-93%
19 to 22 Avg - 79%-87%
16 to 19 Reach 69%-79%
Less than 16 Low <69%
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High School Class Rank

52% of The University of Texas at San Antonio freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 16% are in the top ten percent.

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 16%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

The University of Texas at San Antonio admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,733 9,562 23,295
Accepted 12,264 7,979 20,243
Acceptance Rate 89% 83% 87%
Enrolled 3,181 2,510 5,691
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 31% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jun 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

94

Applicants have 94 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2024.

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 Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Required to be considered for admission
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because The University of Texas at San Antonio is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.36 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1120 and ACT of 22 will almost guarantee your admission.

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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?

60% of students submit their SAT scores to UTSA. 8% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

87% 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 1010 and 1220. The average SAT score is 1115. 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 26. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.