Utah Admission RequirementsSalt Lake City, Utah
Chances of getting into University of Utah
|Admission Standards||Very High|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT25%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|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 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.
|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%|
Utah ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT83%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.55
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
83% of University of Utah freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||29%||28%|
Applications were DueApr 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Utah and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.