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University of Dallas Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Dallas

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
47.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Dallas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into University of Dallas and can I get accepted? The school has a 47% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,830 out of 3,857 applicants were admitted making University of Dallas a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 25 percent. University of Dallas typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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University of Dallas SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1210-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for University of Dallas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for University of Dallas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1320

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Dallas?

University of Dallas typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Dallas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >60%
1315 to 1420 Avg + 47%-60%
1210 to 1315 Avg - 34%-47%
1105 to 1210 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 1105 Low <23%
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University of Dallas ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for University of Dallas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University of Dallas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Dallas?

Admission data indicates that University of Dallas regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Dallas.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Dallas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >62%
27 to 31 Avg + 47%-62%
24 to 27 Avg - 36%-47%
21 to 24 Reach 26%-36%
Less than 21 Low <26%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.82
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Dallas. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Dallas was 3.82 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Texas for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to University of Dallas will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Dallas students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 61% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 10% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 3% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

54% of University of Dallas freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Dallas students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 54%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

University of Dallas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,329 1,528 3,857
Accepted 1,091 739 1,830
Acceptance Rate 47% 48% 47%
Enrolled 223 196 419
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 27% 23%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Dallas and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Dallas Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Dallas
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=224323 IPEDS survey data for University of Dallas.