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Colleges / The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

UT Tyler Admissions

If you are applying to UT Tyler, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 24 and the application fee is $60.

Students who submit their applications to UT Tyler for the fall semester should hear back from UT Tyler by September 1.

UT Tyler Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

UT Tyler 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 11%
Mean SAT Score 1143
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 41%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 23%
Waitlist No

The University of Texas at Tyler Application Deadlines

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

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

Want to Apply Early to UT Tyler?

UT Tyler does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on The University of Texas at Tyler Admissions

Transferring to The University of Texas at Tyler

For more information on transferring to The University of Texas at Tyler, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to UT Tyler

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

What Does UT Tyler Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UT Tyler

What does UT Tyler 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 Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
First Generation Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Considered

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

UT Tyler Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UT Tyler?

Students admitted to UT Tyler have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 30% submitted a class rank. At UT Tyler 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 70% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 3.67%
3.75 and 3.99 28.62%
3.50 and 3.74 27.34%
3.25 and 3.49 18.53%
3.00 and 3.24 10.5%
2.50 and 2.9 10.46%
2.00 and 2.49 0.73%

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 Tyler 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 Tyler looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 41% of UT Tyler's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 23% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UT Tyler?

To be competitive with other UT Tyler applicants, you should strive to score between 1040 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UT Tyler 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UT Tyler student is 1143.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UT Tyler students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UT Tyler students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UT Tyler?

To be most competitive at UT Tyler, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UT Tyler's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UT Tyler students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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 Tyler

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in UT Tyler during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

UT Tyler Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UT Tyler?

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

Does UT Tyler accept transfer credits?

✅ UT Tyler accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to UT Tyler?

❌ No, UT Tyler is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is UT Tyler's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UT Tyler is 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UT Tyler?

❌ UT Tyler does not offer early decision.

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UT Tyler Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UT Tyler? UT Tyler is a somewhat selective institution. The UT Tyler acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.


UT Tyler Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 24

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UT Tyler is Aug 24.

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

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

UT Tyler SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1250


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1250 and Above


1040 to 1250


1040 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UT Tyler students is 1143. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UT Tyler, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UT Tyler.

UT Tyler GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UT Tyler, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.44. 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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