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University of North Texas

Denton, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate82%
Acceptance Rate82%

UNT Admissions

If you are planning on applying to UNT, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 1 and the application fee is $75.

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

UNT Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

UNT 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 48%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 18%
Waitlist No

University of North Texas Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of North Texas.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes August 1 August 1

Considering Applying Early to UNT?

University of North Texas may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with UNT directly for more information about early applications.

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

More on University of North Texas Admissions

Is UNT Challenging To Get Into?

UNT is a moderately difficult school to get into. UNT has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, UNT accepted 82% of students, approximately 20,101 from the 24,506 applicants.

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.

Transferring to University of North Texas

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UNT

UNT has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does UNT Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UNT

What does UNT 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
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

UNT Application Requirements

To apply to UNT, all applicants must submit the following items. 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(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UNT?

UNT has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 79% submitted a class rank. At UNT 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 78% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of North Texas, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

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 UNT 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

UNT does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

UNT 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, 48% of UNT's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 18% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be competitive with other UNT applicants, you should strive to score between 1020 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UNT 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, 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 510 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 510 or higher.

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.

More Information on 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 applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to UNT?

❌ No, UNT 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 may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is UNT's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UNT is 82%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UNT?

🟨 UNT may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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UNT Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UNT? UNT is a somewhat selective institution. The UNT acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.


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


ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


19 to 26


19 and Less


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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


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1230


Math SAT Range

500 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 630


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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

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