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Huston Tillotson University Admissions

If you want to apply to Huston Tillotson University, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the application fee is $25. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Huston Tillotson University by October 1.

Considering Applying Early to Huston Tillotson University?

Huston-Tillotson University does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Huston-Tillotson University

Getting into Huston Tillotson University is moderately difficult. Huston Tillotson University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Huston Tillotson University accepted 63% of all applicants., around 1,729 of the 2,766 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Huston Tillotson University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Huston Tillotson University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Huston Tillotson University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Huston Tillotson University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Huston Tillotson University must submit the following items. Double check with Huston Tillotson University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Other Requirements
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Huston Tillotson University?

Students admitted to Huston Tillotson University have an average unweighted GPA of 2.9.

Out of all students that were admitted, 9% submitted a class rank. At Huston Tillotson University 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 16% were in the top 25% and 53% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Huston-Tillotson University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 9%

Huston Tillotson University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2020, 79% of Huston Tillotson University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 30% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Huston Tillotson University?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Huston Tillotson University students scored 490 or higher and 75% of students scored 400 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Huston Tillotson University students scored 490 or higher, and 75% scored a 400 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Huston Tillotson University?

To be most competitive at Huston Tillotson University, you should strive to earn between 14 and 18 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 18 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Huston Tillotson University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 18, and three out of four students scored lower than 18 on the ACT.

A 14 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Huston Tillotson University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 14.

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Transferring to Huston-Tillotson University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Huston Tillotson University.

Transfer students can enroll in Huston Tillotson University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Huston Tillotson University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Huston Tillotson University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Huston Tillotson University.

Does Huston Tillotson University accept transfer credits?

Huston Tillotson University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Huston Tillotson University accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Huston Tillotson University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Huston Tillotson University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Huston Tillotson University?

Huston Tillotson University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Huston Tillotson University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Huston Tillotson University? Huston Tillotson University is a somewhat selective institution. The Huston Tillotson University acceptance rate is 63%. This means that the institution accepts 62 out of every 100 applicants.



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Huston Tillotson University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Huston Tillotson University is May 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Huston Tillotson University ACT Scores


ACT Range

14 - 18

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

18 and Above


14 to 18


14 and Less


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Huston Tillotson University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

400 - 490


Reading SAT Range

400 - 490

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Huston Tillotson University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Huston Tillotson University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.92. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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