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UT Tyler Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into The University of Texas at Tyler

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
92%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at Tyler
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UT Tyler and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UT Tyler is 92%.  It ranks #61 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. The University of Texas at Tyler is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,066 out of 3,346 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent (SAT 1030/1220 ACT 20/26). The University of Texas at Tyler typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.4. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UT Tyler application fee is $60 and applications are due by May 30.

Testing Requirements

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

UT Tyler SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1030-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT 
70%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Tyler
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Tyler
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 Tyler?

The University of Texas at Tyler typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. UT Tyler ranks #17 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 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 Tyler admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1220 and Above Good >96%
1125 to 1220 Avg + 92%-96%
1030 to 1125 Avg - 86%-92%
935 to 1030 Reach 76%-86%
Less than 935 Low <76%
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UT Tyler ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
54%
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at Tyler
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at Tyler
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that UT Tyler 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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas at Tyler.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Texas at Tyler admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >96%
23 to 26 Avg + 92%-96%
20 to 23 Avg - 86%-92%
17 to 20 Reach 76%-86%
Less than 17 Low <76%
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UT Tyler GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.4
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UT Tyler. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Texas at Tyler was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #37 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UT Tyler accepts 92% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted The University of Texas at Tyler students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 4.33% Good
3.75 to 3.99 31.69% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 25.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 18.31% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.2% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.48% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.99% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

75% of The University of Texas at Tyler freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted The University of Texas at Tyler students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 41%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of Texas at Tyler admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,002 1,344 3,346
Accepted 1,849 1,217 3,066
Acceptance Rate 92% 91% 92%
Enrolled 660 405 1,065
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 33% 35%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 30, 2023
Days left to Apply
183

Applicants have 183 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 30, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to The University of Texas at Tyler is $60.

Application Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The University of Texas at Tyler
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228802 IPEDS survey data for The University of Texas at Tyler.

FAQs

Does The University of Texas at Tyler prefer SAT or ACT?

70% of students submit their SAT scores to UT Tyler. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

92% of those who apply are granted admission to UT Tyler. 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 Tyler?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1220. 70% 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 Tyler?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.