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Colleges / The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate61%
Acceptance Rate61%

About UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington Overview

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 in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UT Arlington! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of UT Arlington's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UT Arlington students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? UT Arlington has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UT Arlington has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UT Arlington on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at UT Arlington on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! June 1, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall.

2021 UT Arlington Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Overall Acceptance Rate 61%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 84%
In-State Tuition $10,250
Out-of-State $25,134
Percent of Need Met 61%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,555

Is UT Arlington a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, 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. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at each of these factors to get a clearer idea of what UT Arlington offers and if it might be a good fit for you.

UT Arlington Acceptance Rate 2015

It is moderately difficult to get into UT Arlington. The acceptance rate at UT Arlington is 61%. Last year, 10,245 students applied to UT Arlington and 6,290 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UT Arlington

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UT Arlington, around 69% come back their sophomore year. UT Arlington's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 42%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for UT Arlington Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 48% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with UT Arlington directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

UT Arlington's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2015, the total market value of the school endowment was $115.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, UT Arlington spends about $2,698 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UT Arlington

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. UT Arlington meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,555 a year.

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

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

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UT Arlington. Based on this information, how does UT Arlington sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UT Arlington a good school for you?

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Where is UT Arlington?

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

UT Arlington ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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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.

UT Arlington SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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UT Arlington Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

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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