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UT-Pan American Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into The University of Texas Pan American

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

87.7%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Texas Pan American
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UT-Pan American is 87.7%.  Its admission rate is the 55th lowest in Texas.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UT-Pan American and can you get accepted?

The University of Texas Pan American is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 12,053 out of the 13,744 who applied were admitted.

The University of Texas Pan American typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.16. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 48% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UT-Pan American?

88% 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 Pan American you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.16 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 960 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

UT-Pan American GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.16*

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into The University of Texas Pan American?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UT-Pan American are to have around a 3.16 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.16 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UT-Pan American accepts 88% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UT-Pan American is 3.16 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #60 in Texas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since UT-Pan American 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 3.2 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. 3.16 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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UT-Pan American SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to The University of Texas Pan American. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 1% of students submitted SAT scores and 23% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

830-1090

Applicants Submitting SAT 

1%
SAT Scores for The University of Texas Pan American
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 470
Math 25th Percentile 360
Composite 25th Percentile 830
SAT Scores for The University of Texas Pan American
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 570
Math 75th Percentile 520
Composite 75th Percentile 1090
Average SAT Score 960

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to The University of Texas Pan American?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at UT-Pan American is 960 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 830-1090. Students who get into The University of Texas Pan American score in the top 87 percent of all SAT test takers..  UT-Pan American ranks #58 in the state of Texas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 960 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. UT-Pan American regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 830 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 830, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 700, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

The University of Texas Pan American 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)".

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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 960, you have around a 88% chance of being admitted. A 1090 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 93% chance of getting in.

The University of Texas Pan American admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1090 and Above Good >93%
960 to 1090 Avg + 88%-93%
830 to 960 Avg - 79%-88%
700 to 830 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 700 Low <67%
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UT-Pan American ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

16-22 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

23%
ACT Scores for The University of Texas Pan American
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 14
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for The University of Texas Pan American
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 21
Math 75th Percentile 21
Composite 75th Percentile 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into UT-Pan American?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UT-Pan American is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 22.  The school ranks #49 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 13.

23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas Pan American.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as The University of Texas Pan American 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 UT-Pan American for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 88% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 93% with a 22 ACT score.

The University of Texas Pan American admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >93%
19 to 22 Avg + 88%-93%
16 to 19 Avg - 79%-88%
13 to 16 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 13 Low <67%
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High School Class Rank

75% of The University of Texas Pan American freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 46% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted The University of Texas Pan American students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

The University of Texas Pan American admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,057 5,687 13,744
Accepted 7,246 4,807 12,053
Acceptance Rate 90% 85% 88%
Enrolled 3,378 2,392 5,770
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 47% 50% 48%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

39

Applicants have 39 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to The University of Texas Pan American is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

The University of Texas Pan American Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
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 considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The University of Texas Pan American
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because The University of Texas Pan American 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 3.16 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 960 and ACT of 19 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227368 IPEDS survey data for The University of Texas Pan American.

FAQs

Does The University of Texas Pan American prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to UT-Pan American. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into The University of Texas Pan American?

88% of those who apply are granted admission to UT-Pan American. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for The University of Texas Pan American?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 830 and 1090. The average SAT score is 960. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for The University of Texas Pan American?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.