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Irving, Texas

University of Dallas Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Dallas

University of Dallas

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
39.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of Dallas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into University of Dallas and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,896 out of 4,846 applicants were admitted making University of Dallas a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. University of Dallas typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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University of Dallas SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
72%
SAT Scores for University of Dallas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for University of Dallas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1230

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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 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Dallas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >52%
1230 to 1340 Avg + 39%-52%
1120 to 1230 Avg - 27%-39%
1010 to 1120 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 1010 Low <18%
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University of Dallas ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for University of Dallas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Dallas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 48 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
29 and Above Good >52%
26 to 29 Avg + 39%-52%
23 to 26 Avg - 27%-39%
20 to 23 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 20 Low <18%
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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 #3 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.

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Admission Statistics

University of Dallas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,022 1,824 4,846
Accepted 1,166 730 1,896
Acceptance Rate 39% 40% 39%
Enrolled 206 170 376
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 23% 20%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

72% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Dallas. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

39% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Dallas. Admission competition is high and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1340. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.