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Your chances of getting into University of Dallas

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

58.7%
Admission Difficulty for University of Dallas
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Dallas is 58.7%.  Its admission rate is the 18th lowest in Texas.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into University of Dallas and can you get accepted?

University of Dallas is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 2,528 out of the 4,307 who applied were admitted.

University of Dallas typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.9. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into University of Dallas?

59% 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 University of Dallas you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.9 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1290 on the SAT
  • Score 27 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

University of Dallas GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.9

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into University of Dallas?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into University of Dallas are to have around a 3.9 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Dallas accepts 59% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at University of Dallas is 3.9 on the 4.0 scale. 44% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #2 in Texas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since University of Dallas 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 3.9 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted University of Dallas students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 43.77% Good
3.75 to 3.99 25.76% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 17.17% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 7.48% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 4.99% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.83% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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University of Dallas SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Dallas. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 26% of students submitted SAT scores and 14% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1170-1400

Applicants Submitting SAT 

26%
SAT Scores for University of Dallas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 590
Math 25th Percentile 580
Composite 25th Percentile 1170
SAT Scores for University of Dallas
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 720
Math 75th Percentile 680
Composite 75th Percentile 1400
Average SAT Score 1290

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at University of Dallas is 1290 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1170-1400. Students who get into University of Dallas score in the top 29 percent of all SAT test takers..  University of Dallas ranks #7 in the state of Texas and #205 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1290 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University of Dallas regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1170 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1170, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1050, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Dallas 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 1290 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 1285, you have around a 59% chance of being admitted. A 1400 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 73% chance of getting in.

University of Dallas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1400 and Above Good >73%
1285 to 1400 Avg + 59%-73%
1170 to 1285 Avg - 43%-59%
1055 to 1170 Reach 29%-43%
Less than 1055 Low <29%
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University of Dallas ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

23-31 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

14%
ACT Scores for University of Dallas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 23
Math 25th Percentile 21
Composite 25th Percentile 23
ACT Scores for University of Dallas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 33
Math 75th Percentile 28
Composite 75th Percentile 31
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to University of Dallas is 27, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 23 and 31.  The school ranks #10 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 27. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 23 and score in the score in the top 32 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 19.

14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Dallas.

Score Submission Requirements

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

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into University of Dallas for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 27 score has around 59% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 73% with a 31 ACT score.

University of Dallas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >73%
27 to 31 Avg + 59%-73%
23 to 27 Avg - 43%-59%
19 to 23 Reach 29%-43%
Less than 19 Low <29%
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High School Class Rank

76% of University of Dallas freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 38% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Dallas students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 38%
Top 25% of class 76%
Top 50% of class 94%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

University of Dallas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,524 1,783 4,307
Accepted 1,526 1,002 2,528
Acceptance Rate 60% 56% 59%
Enrolled 229 175 404
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

70

Applicants have 70 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Dallas is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Dallas and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Dallas 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 Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of Dallas is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.9 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1290 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1400 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 27 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

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

FAQs

Does University of Dallas prefer SAT or ACT?

26% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Dallas. 14% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Dallas?

59% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Dallas. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Dallas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1170 and 1400. The average SAT score is 1285. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Dallas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 31. The average ACT score is 27. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.