Chances of getting into University of Utah

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Utah
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Utah and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Utah for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,441 out of 23,096 applicants were admitted making Utah a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. University of Utah typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Utah SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
25%
SAT Scores for University of Utah
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for University of Utah
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1240

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

University of Utah typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Utah for highest average SAT composite score. 25 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 Utah admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >78%
1240 to 1350 Avg + 67%-78%
1130 to 1240 Avg - 54%-67%
1020 to 1130 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 1020 Low <41%
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Utah ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
83%
ACT Scores for University of Utah
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Utah
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Utah?

Admission data indicates that Utah regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #2 in Utah for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 83 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Utah.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Utah admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >79%
25 to 29 Avg + 67%-79%
22 to 25 Avg - 56%-67%
19 to 22 Reach 45%-56%
Less than 19 Low <45%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.55
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Utah. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Utah was 3.55 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Utah for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Utah accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Utah students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% 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

83% of University of Utah freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Utah students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 21%
Top 25% of class 48%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

University of Utah admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,014 11,082 23,096
Accepted 8,032 7,409 15,441
Acceptance Rate 67% 67% 67%
Enrolled 2,107 2,149 4,256
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 29% 28%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

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

University of Utah Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
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 Utah
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230764 IPEDS survey data for University of Utah.

Frequently Asked Questions

25% of students submit their SAT scores to Utah. 83% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Utah. Admission competition is low 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 1130 and 1350. 25% 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 22 and 29. 83% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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