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University of Dallas Admissions

If you want to apply to University of Dallas, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

University of Dallas Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of Dallas 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 38%
Mean SAT Score 1247
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 61%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 46%

Considering Applying Early to University of Dallas?

University of Dallas does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast!

University of Dallas accepts about 51% of early action applicants and 54% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, University of Dallas admitted 1,615 of the 3,195 who applied 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 To Get Into University of Dallas

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

In 2021, University of Dallas accepted 54% of students, around 2,498 of the 4,645 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Dallas, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to University of 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 when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Dallas

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

University of Dallas 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Dallas must submit the following items. Double check with University of 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
Other Requirements minimum 2.5 GPA for transfers
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Dallas?

Students admitted to University of Dallas have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.

Out of all students that were admitted, 17% submitted a class rank. At University of Dallas 38% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 76% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Dallas, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 17%
3.75 and 3.99 25.76%
3.50 and 3.74 17.17%
3.25 and 3.49 7.48%
3.00 and 3.24 4.99%
2.50 and 2.9 0.83%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

University of Dallas considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

University of 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, 61% of University of Dallas's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 46% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Dallas?

To be competitive with other University of Dallas applicants, you should strive to earn between 1130 and 1335 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Dallas 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1335 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Dallas student is 1247.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Dallas students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Dallas students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Dallas?

To be most competitive at University of Dallas, you should strive to earn between 23 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Dallas's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Dallas students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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Transferring to University of Dallas

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is December 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Dallas during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

University of Dallas Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Dallas?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Dallas.

Does University of Dallas accept transfer credits?

University of Dallas accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

University of Dallas accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Dallas?

No, University of Dallas is test optional, so you can choose whether to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is University of Dallas's acceptance rate?

University of Dallas's acceptance rate is 54%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at University of Dallas?

The early action acceptance rate at University of Dallas was 51% in 2021.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into University of Dallas? University of Dallas is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Dallas acceptance rate is 54%. This means that the institution accepts 53 out of every 100 applicants.



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University of Dallas Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Dallas is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Dallas is Dec 1.

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

University of Dallas ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


23 to 30


23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Dallas is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Dallas. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Dallas SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1335


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

580 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1335 and Above


1130 to 1335


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Dallas students is 1247. Applicants with SAT scores of 1335 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Dallas, while applicants with SAT scores between 1130 to 1335 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1130 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Dallas.

University of Dallas GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Dallas, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.9. 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.

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