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Colleges / The University of Texas at Arlington

UT Arlington Admissions

If you want to apply to UT Arlington, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is June 1 and the application fee costs $60.

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.

UT Arlington Admissions Stats at a Glance

UT Arlington 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 27%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 84%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 42%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to UT Arlington?

The University of Texas at Arlington 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 Hard Is It To Get Admitted to UT Arlington?

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

In 2021, UT Arlington accepted 61% of all applicants, around 6,290 of the 10,245 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UT Arlington, 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.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to UT Arlington?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UT Arlington

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

UT Arlington 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements class rank
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UT Arlington?

Out of all students that were admitted, 78% submitted a class rank. At UT Arlington 27% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 72% were in the top 25% and 96% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At The University of Texas at Arlington, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 78%

UT Arlington considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2015, 84% of UT Arlington's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 42% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UT Arlington?

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What's a Good ACT Score for UT Arlington?

To be most competitive at UT Arlington, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UT Arlington's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UT Arlington students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to The University of Texas at Arlington

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UT Arlington.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in UT Arlington during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

UT Arlington Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UT Arlington?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UT Arlington.

Does UT Arlington accept transfer credits?

UT Arlington accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UT Arlington accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does UT Arlington accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

UT Arlington accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UT Arlington?

UT Arlington is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is UT Arlington's acceptance rate?

UT Arlington's acceptance rate is 61%.

Want To Learn More About UT Arlington?

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UT Arlington Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

61%

How hard is it to get into UT Arlington? UT Arlington is a somewhat selective institution. The UT Arlington acceptance rate is 61%. This means that the institution accepts 61 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

20 to 26

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

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UT Arlington GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

39,740

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

61%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,250

Out-of-State

$25,134

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 1
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