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UT Austin Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto UT Austin, the regular decision application deadline is December 1 and the fee for the application costs $75. 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 UT Austin by March 1.

Considering Applying Early to UT Austin?

The University of Texas at Austin 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 The University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin is amoderately difficult school to get into. UT Austin evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, UT Austin **accepted 32% of students, around 18,291 of the 57,241 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UT Austin, 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. UT Austin has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

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

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are 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 prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UT Austin

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

UT Austin 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UT Austin?

Out of all students that were admitted, 80.1% submitted a class rank. At UT Austin 86.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 96.1% were in the top 25% and 99.5% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At The University of Texas at Austin, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 80.1%

UT Austin 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 2021, 79% of UT Austin's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 47% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UT Austin?

To be competitive with other UT Austin applicants, you should strive to earn between 1220 and 1450 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UT Austin 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1450 and 25% of scored lower than 1220, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UT Austin students scored 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UT Austin students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UT Austin?

To be most competitive at UT Austin, you should strive to earn between 26 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UT Austin's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UT Austin students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to The University of Texas at Austin

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by May 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UT Austin during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

UT Austin Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UT Austin?

Students who are admitted to UT Austin must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does UT Austin accept transfer credits?

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

ACE recommendations for credit

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

UT Austin accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UT Austin?

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

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UT Austin Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

32%

How hard is it to get into UT Austin? UT Austin is a somewhat selective institution. The UT Austin acceptance rate is 32%. This means that the institution accepts 31 out of every 100 applicants.

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UT Austin Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UT Austin is Dec 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UT Austin is Mar 1.

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

UT Austin ACT Scores

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ACT Range

26 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above

Good

26 to 33

Avg

26 and Less

Low

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UT Austin SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1450

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Math SAT Range

600 - 750

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Reading SAT Range

610 - 720

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UT Austin GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

50,476

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

32%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,448

Out-of-State

$40,032

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Dec 1
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