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Chances of getting into University of Utah

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
79%
Admission Difficulty for University of Utah
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Utah and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Utah is 79%.  It ranks #4 in Utah for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Utah is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 14,624 out of 18,419 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent (SAT 1130/1350 ACT 22/29). University of Utah typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.65. 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Utah application fee is $55 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Utah is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

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

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Utah typically prefers 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 average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. Utah ranks #2 in Utah and #182 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >88%
1240 to 1350 Avg + 79%-88%
1130 to 1240 Avg - 66%-79%
1020 to 1130 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 1020 Low <51%
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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 21
ACT Math 25th 21
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 #3 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Utah admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >89%
25 to 29 Avg + 79%-89%
22 to 25 Avg - 68%-79%
19 to 22 Reach 56%-68%
Less than 19 Low <56%
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Utah GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.65
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Utah. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Utah was 3.65 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 grades are above the average 3.65 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Utah accepts 79% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Utah students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 11.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 38.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 23.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 3.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

University of Utah admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,147 9,272 18,419
Accepted 7,357 7,267 14,624
Acceptance Rate 80% 78% 79%
Enrolled 2,216 2,267 4,483
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 31% 31%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
121

Applicants have 121 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Utah is $55.

Application Requirements

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

University of Utah Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does University of Utah prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of Utah?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to Utah. Admission competition is 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 Utah?

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.

What ACT score is required for University of Utah?

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.