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UT Dallas Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to UT Dallas, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is May 1 and the fee for the application costs $50. 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 fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to UT Dallas?

The University of Texas at Dallas 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 Dallas?

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

In 2021, UT Dallas accepted 79% of all applicants., around 12,230 of the 15,411 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like UT Dallas, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

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

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 in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UT Dallas

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

UT Dallas Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UT Dallas?

Out of all students that were admitted, 67% submitted a class rank. At UT Dallas 42% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 71% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At The University of Texas at Dallas, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 67%

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

In 2021, 84% of UT Dallas's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 39% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UT Dallas?

To be competitive with other UT Dallas applicants, you should strive to earn between 1230 and 1430 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UT Dallas 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1430 and 25% of scored lower than 1230, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UT Dallas students scored 740 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UT Dallas students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UT Dallas?

To be most competitive at UT Dallas, 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 Dallas'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 Dallas students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

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Transferring to The University of Texas at Dallas

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 15.

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

UT Dallas Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UT Dallas?

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

Does UT Dallas accept transfer credits?

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

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to UT Dallas?

No, UT Dallas is test optional, so you can make the call whether to send your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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UT Dallas Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective

79%

How hard is it to get into UT Dallas? UT Dallas is a very selective institution. The UT Dallas acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.

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UT Dallas Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UT Dallas is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UT Dallas is Jul 15.

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

UT Dallas 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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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UT Dallas is 29. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into UT Dallas. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UT Dallas SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1230 - 1430

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Math SAT Range

620 - 740

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Reading SAT Range

600 - 710

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UT Dallas GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

28,669

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,992

Out-of-State

$38,970

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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