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Colleges / The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

UT El Paso Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to UT El Paso, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is May 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

UT El Paso Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of UT El Paso's admissions stats.

UT El Paso 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 78%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 11%
Waitlist No

The University of Texas at El Paso Application Deadlines

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

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to UT El Paso?

UT El Paso does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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Is UT El Paso Hard To Get Into?

Getting into UT El Paso is not difficult. UT El Paso evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UT El Paso accepted 100% of all applicants, about 13,117 from 13,121 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like UT El Paso, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to international students is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to The University of Texas at El Paso

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UT El Paso

UT El Paso has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into UT El Paso?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. 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 shine.

Admissions Factors at UT El Paso

What does UT El Paso consider 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 Important
Class Rank Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Standardized Test Scores Important

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

UT El Paso Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Test scores; Demonstration of college-readiness placement; A writing sample
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UT El Paso?

Students admitted to UT El Paso have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 94% submitted a class rank. At UT El Paso 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 67% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 1%
3.75 and 3.99 18%
3.50 and 3.74 23%
3.25 and 3.49 21%
3.00 and 3.24 16%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 6%

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 El Paso 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 El Paso looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UT El Paso is not 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, 78% of UT El Paso's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UT El Paso?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UT El Paso students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UT El Paso students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UT El Paso?

To be most competitive at UT El Paso, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UT El Paso's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UT El Paso students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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 El Paso

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to UT El Paso. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in UT El Paso during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

UT El Paso Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UT El Paso?

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

Does UT El Paso accept transfer credits?

✅ UT El Paso accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UT El Paso accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

❌ UT El Paso does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UT El Paso?

✅ UT El Paso is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is UT El Paso's acceptance rate?

✅ UT El Paso's acceptance rate is 100%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UT El Paso?

❌ UT El Paso does not offer early decision.

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UT El Paso Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into UT El Paso? UT El Paso is a less selective institution. The UT El Paso acceptance rate is 100%. This means that the institution accepts 99 out of every 100 applicants.


UT El Paso Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UT El Paso is Continuous processing.

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

UT El Paso ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


17 to 22


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UT El Paso is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into UT El Paso. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UT El Paso SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

450 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 560

UT El Paso GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UT El Paso, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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

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