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Your chances of getting into University of North Texas

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

81.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of North Texas
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UNT is 81.4%.  Its admission rate is the 34th lowest in Texas.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UNT and can you get accepted?

University of North Texas is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 20,240 out of the 24,858 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 58 percent on standardized admission tests. University of North Texas typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.46. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UNT?

81% 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 North Texas you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.46 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1130 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

UNT GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.46*

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of North Texas?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UNT are to have around a 3.46 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.46 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNT accepts 81% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UNT is 3.46 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #30 in Texas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since UNT 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 3.5 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. 3.46 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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UNT SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of North Texas. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 45% of students submitted SAT scores and 15% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1010-1240

Applicants Submitting SAT 

45%
SAT Scores for University of North Texas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 510
Math 25th Percentile 500
Composite 25th Percentile 1010
SAT Scores for University of North Texas
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 630
Math 75th Percentile 610
Composite 75th Percentile 1240
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at UNT is 1130 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1010-1240. Students who get into University of North Texas score in the top 59 percent of all SAT test takers..  UNT ranks #21 in the state of Texas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1130 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. UNT regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1010, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 890, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of North Texas 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 "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1130 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 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 1125, you have around a 81% chance of being admitted. A 1240 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 89% chance of getting in.

University of North Texas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >89%
1125 to 1240 Avg + 81%-89%
1010 to 1125 Avg - 69%-81%
895 to 1010 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 895 Low <54%
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UNT ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

19-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

15%
ACT Scores for University of North Texas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 18
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for University of North Texas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 26
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into UNT?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UNT is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 26.  The school ranks #23 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Texas.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of North Texas is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into UNT for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 81% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 90% with a 26 ACT score.

University of North Texas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >90%
22 to 26 Avg + 81%-90%
19 to 22 Avg - 71%-81%
16 to 19 Reach 59%-71%
Less than 16 Low <59%
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High School Class Rank

78% of University of North Texas freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 47% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of North Texas students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 78%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

University of North Texas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,177 10,681 24,858
Accepted 11,822 8,418 20,240
Acceptance Rate 83% 79% 81%
Enrolled 3,112 2,451 5,563
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 29% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

246

Applicants have 246 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 North Texas is $75.

Application Requirements

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

University of North Texas Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of North Texas 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 3.46 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1130 and ACT of 22 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to University of North Texas often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227216 IPEDS survey data for University of North Texas.

FAQs

Does University of North Texas prefer SAT or ACT?

45% of students submit their SAT scores to UNT. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of North Texas?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to UNT. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of North Texas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1240. The average SAT score is 1125. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of North Texas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 26. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.