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Colleges / University of Texas of the Permian Basin

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Odessa, TX 2-Year Grad Public
Acceptance Rate65%
Acceptance Rate65%

UTPB Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to UTPB, the regular decision application deadline is August 23 and the application fee costs $40.

Students who submit their applications to UTPB for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by September 1.

UTPB Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of UTPB's admissions stats.

UTPB 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 19%
Mean SAT Score 1044
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 13%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 46%
Waitlist No

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

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

Considering Applying Early to UTPB?

UTPB 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.

More on The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Admissions

For applicants who are not residents of Texas, getting into The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is not difficult.

Transferring to The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to UTPB

UTPB has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does UTPB 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 given the most weight 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 areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UTPB

Wondering what factors are considered by UTPB 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
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

UTPB 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UTPB?

Students admitted to UTPB have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 92% submitted a class rank. At UTPB 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 68% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 12.32%
3.75 and 3.99 19.33%
3.50 and 3.74 20.45%
3.25 and 3.49 12.89%
3.00 and 3.24 18.49%
2.50 and 2.9 8.12%
2.00 and 2.49 2.8%

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 UTPB directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

UTPB considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UTPB 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, 13% of UTPB's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 46% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UTPB?

To be competitive with other UTPB applicants, you should aim to score between 930 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UTPB 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UTPB student is 1044.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UTPB students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UTPB students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UTPB?

To be most competitive at UTPB, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UTPB's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UTPB 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 of the Permian Basin

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to UTPB.

Transfer students can enroll in UTPB during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

UTPB Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UTPB?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UTPB.

Does UTPB accept transfer credits?

✅ UTPB accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

❌ UTPB does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UTPB?

❌ No, UTPB is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to send your ACT or SAT 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 UTPB's acceptance rate?

✅ UTPB's acceptance rate is 65%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UTPB?

❌ UTPB does not offer early decision.

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UTPB Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into UTPB? UTPB is a less selective institution. The UTPB acceptance rate is 65%. This means that the institution accepts 64 out of every 100 applicants.


UTPB Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 23

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UTPB is Aug 23.

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



Composite SAT Range

930 - 1150


Math SAT Range

450 - 570


Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1150 and Above


930 to 1150


930 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UTPB students is 1044. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UTPB, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UTPB.


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UTPB, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.27. 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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