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UNT Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto UNT, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 1 and the application fee costs $75. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from UNT by August 1.

Applying Early to UNT?

University of North Texas does not offer early decision or 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 Hard Is It To Get Admitted to UNT?

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

In 2021, UNT **accepted 84% of students, around 17,974 of the 21,308 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UNT, 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 UNT?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UNT

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Not 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 Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

UNT Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UNT?

Out of all students that were admitted, 97% submitted a class rank. At UNT 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 53% were in the top 25% and 89% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of North Texas, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 97%

UNT does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 81% of UNT's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 39% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UNT?

To be competitive with other UNT applicants, you should strive to earn between 1050 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UNT 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UNT students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UNT students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UNT?

To be most competitive at UNT, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UNT's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UNT 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.

Transferring to University of North Texas

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UNT.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UNT during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

UNT Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UNT?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UNT.

Does UNT accept transfer credits?

UNT accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UNT accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

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

UNT accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UNT?

UNT. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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UNT Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

84%

How hard is it to get into UNT? UNT is a somewhat selective institution. The UNT acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.

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UNT Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UNT is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UNT is Aug 1.

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

UNT ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

19 to 26

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UNT is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into UNT. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UNT SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1230

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Math SAT Range

520 - 610

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Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

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UNT GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

40,653

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

84%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,535

Out-of-State

$23,805

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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