UT Austin Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UT Austin? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,633 out of 42,392 applicants or 39% were admitted making UT Austin a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Only 47% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 20,992 21,400 42,392
Accepted 9,115 7,518 16,633
Acceptance Rate 43% 35% 39%
Enrolled 4,216 3,527 7,743
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 46% 47% 47%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to The University of Texas at Austin and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that UT Austin regularly accepts students with ACTs of 26 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Texas at Austin.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 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 1125. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1355 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1240 1470
SAT Reading 620 730
SAT Math 620 750
ACT Composite 26 32
ACT English 26 33
ACT Math 26 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >52%
29 to 32 Avg + 39%-52%
26 to 29 Avg - 27%-39%
23 to 26 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 23 Low <18%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1470 and Above Good >52%
1355 to 1470 Avg + 39%-52%
1240 to 1355 Avg - 27%-39%
1125 to 1240 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 1125 Low <18%

Estimated GPA Requirements

The University of Texas at Austin has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2016.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The University of Texas at Austin and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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=228778 IPEDS survey data for The University of Texas at Austin.

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