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Chances of getting into The University of Texas at Tyler

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.2%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas at Tyler
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into UT Tyler and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #48 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,281 out of 2,742 applicants were admitted making The University of Texas at Tyler an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. The University of Texas at Tyler 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 half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must 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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UT Tyler SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Tyler
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for The University of Texas at Tyler
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1160

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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
1240 and Above Good >89%
1155 to 1240 Avg + 83%-89%
1070 to 1155 Avg - 74%-83%
985 to 1070 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 985 Low <63%
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UT Tyler ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at Tyler
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for The University of Texas at Tyler
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas at Tyler.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
27 and Above Good >89%
24 to 27 Avg + 83%-89%
21 to 24 Avg - 74%-83%
18 to 21 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 18 Low <63%
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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 #32 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 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted The University of Texas at Tyler students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 23% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 26% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

78% 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 11%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 4%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

The University of Texas at Tyler admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,584 1,158 2,742
Accepted 1,300 981 2,281
Acceptance Rate 82% 85% 83%
Enrolled 474 369 843
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 38% 37%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 30, 2021
Days left to Apply
18

Applicants have 18 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 30, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 Admission 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?

83% of those who apply are granted admission to UT Tyler. Admission competition is and the college has challenging 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 1070 and 1240. 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 21 and 27. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.