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Colleges / The University of Texas at Arlington

About UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is a public, state school in an urban setting in Arlington, Texas. UT Arlington was founded in 1895 and now enrolls around 39,740 students a year, including 29,883 undergrads.

UT Arlington offers housing for up to 5,065 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2015, the total market value of UT Arlington's endowment was $115.25 million For each full-time student, UT Arlington spends about $2,698.

2021 UT Arlington Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Overall Acceptance Rate 61%
Mean ACT score 23
In-State Tuition $10,250
Out-of-State $25,134

2022 UT Arlington Regular Decision Application Deadline

UT Arlington Early Admission

The University of Texas at Arlington does not offer early decision or early action.

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UT Arlington Acceptance Rate 2015

It is moderately difficult to get into UT Arlington. Around 61% of applicants get into UT Arlington each year. In 2021, 6,290 out of 10,245 total applicants were accepted.

UT Arlington Waitlist 2021

UT Arlington reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into The University of Texas at Arlington?

UT Arlington is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to UT Arlington, applicants must submit the following items.

UT Arlington Application Requirements

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GPA and Test Scores for UT Arlington

The mean ACT score for UT Arlington students is 23.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to UT Arlington.

Does UT Arlington Require Test Scores?

UT Arlington does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 84% submitted the SAT. 42% submitted the ACT.

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Does UT Arlington Have Dorms?

Yes! UT Arlington provides on-campus housing for up to 5,065 students.

UT Arlington students are active in the school's Delta Delta Delta Sorority, EXCEL Campus Activities and Baptist Student Ministry. Homecoming Activities, Activities Fair Day/Maverick Cook Out, and and MavsMeet Convocation and After Party are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UT Arlington.

Financial Aid at UT Arlington

UT Arlington meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UT Arlington full-time are awarded $10,555 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is UT Arlington a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UT Arlington

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UT Arlington, around 69% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 2,254 students who started at UT Arlington as first-time freshman, 396 graduate within four years.

UT Arlington's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 42%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 48% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $15,559 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UT Arlington sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UT Arlington a good school for you?

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Where is The University of Texas at Arlington Located?

UT Arlington is located in the urban setting of Arlington, Texas, less than an hour from Dallas-Fort Worth.

If you want to see UT Arlington for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 30 to Arlington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UT Arlington and Arlington are like without leaving home.

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College Info

701 South Nedderman Drive Arlington, TX 76019

Campus Setting: Urban

UT Arlington Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UT Arlington is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UT Arlington is Jun 1.

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


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UT Arlington ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UT Arlington is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into UT Arlington. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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UT Arlington Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at UT Arlington is like? There are approximately 39,740 students enrolled at UT Arlington, including 29,883 undergraduate students and 9,857 graduate students. 53% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from TX and 11% percent of students are from other states.


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