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Colleges / The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate87%
Acceptance Rate87%

UT Dallas Admissions

If you want to apply to UT Dallas, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the fee for the application is $50.

UT Dallas Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of UT Dallas's admissions stats.

UT Dallas 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 35%
Mean SAT Score 1294
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 75%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 21%
Waitlist No

The University of Texas at Dallas Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for The University of Texas at Dallas.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes May 1 ––

Want to Apply Early to UT Dallas?

UT Dallas does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to The University of Texas at Dallas

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

For Students Waitlisted to UT Dallas

UT Dallas has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does UT Dallas Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UT Dallas

Wondering what factors are considered by UT Dallas during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UT Dallas for more information on admission factors.

UT Dallas 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UT Dallas?

UT Dallas has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 67% submitted a class rank. At UT Dallas 35% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 66% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At The University of Texas at Dallas, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UT Dallas directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UT Dallas considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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 2022, 75% of UT Dallas's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 21% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UT Dallas?

To be competitive with other UT Dallas applicants, you should strive to earn between 1190 and 1410 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UT Dallas 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1410 and 25% of scored lower than 1190, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UT Dallas student is 1294.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UT Dallas students scored 730 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UT Dallas students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UT Dallas?

To be most competitive at UT Dallas, you should strive to earn between 25 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UT Dallas's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

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

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

More Information on 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 1.

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?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UT Dallas.

Does UT Dallas accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests

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

✅ UT Dallas accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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 if you want to to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is UT Dallas's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UT Dallas is 87%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UT Dallas?

❌ UT Dallas does not offer early decision.

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UT Dallas Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into UT Dallas? UT Dallas is a very selective institution. The UT Dallas acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.


UT Dallas Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UT Dallas is Jul 1.

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

UT Dallas SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1190 - 1410


Math SAT Range

590 - 730


Reading SAT Range

580 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1410 and Above


1190 to 1410


1190 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UT Dallas students is 1294. Applicants with SAT scores of 1410 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UT Dallas, while applicants with SAT scores between 1190 to 1410 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1190 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UT Dallas.

UT Dallas GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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