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Colleges / Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University

Austin, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate50%

Huston Tillotson University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Huston-Tillotson University. Huston-Tillotson University admitted 50% of all applicants in 2017. Last year, 1,875 students applied to Huston-Tillotson University and 938 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Huston-Tillotson University, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the fee for the application is $25.

Students who apply to Huston-Tillotson University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than August 1.

Huston-Tillotson University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Huston-Tillotson University's admissions stats.

Huston-Tillotson University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.9
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 27.3%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 14%
Waitlist No

Huston-Tillotson University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Huston-Tillotson University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 5 1 August 1

Applying Early to Huston-Tillotson University?

Huston-Tillotson University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Huston-Tillotson University directly for more information about early applications.

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

More on Huston-Tillotson University Admissions

How To Get Into Huston-Tillotson University

It is moderately difficult to get into Huston Tillotson University. Huston Tillotson University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Huston Tillotson University accepted 50% of all applicants, about 938 of the 1,875 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Huston Tillotson University, 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 Huston-Tillotson University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Huston-Tillotson University 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 given the most weight 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Huston-Tillotson University

What does Huston-Tillotson University 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 Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Huston-Tillotson University for more information on admission factors.

Huston-Tillotson University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Huston-Tillotson University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Huston-Tillotson University'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)
Other Requirements
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Huston-Tillotson University?

Students admitted to Huston-Tillotson University have an average unweighted GPA of 2.9.

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

Huston-Tillotson University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2017, 27.3% of Huston-Tillotson University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 14% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Huston-Tillotson University?

To be competitive with other Huston-Tillotson University applicants, you should aim to score between 850 and 1000 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Huston-Tillotson University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1000 and 25% of scored lower than 850, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Huston-Tillotson University students scored 500 or higher and 75% of students scored 410 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Huston-Tillotson University students scored 500 or higher, and 75% scored a 410 or higher.

To be most competitive at Huston-Tillotson University, you should strive to earn between 14 and 20 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 20 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Huston-Tillotson University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 20, and three out of four students scored lower than 20 on the ACT.

A 14 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Huston-Tillotson University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 14.

More Information on Transferring to Huston-Tillotson University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Huston-Tillotson University.

Transfer students can enroll in Huston-Tillotson University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Huston-Tillotson University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Huston-Tillotson University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Huston-Tillotson University.

Does Huston-Tillotson University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Huston-Tillotson University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Huston-Tillotson University?

✅ Huston-Tillotson University is not test optional.

What is Huston-Tillotson University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Huston-Tillotson University is 50%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Huston-Tillotson University?

🟨 Huston-Tillotson University 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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Huston Tillotson University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Huston Tillotson University? Huston Tillotson University is a somewhat selective institution. The Huston Tillotson University acceptance rate is 50%. This means that the institution accepts 50 out of every 100 applicants.


Huston Tillotson University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Huston Tillotson University is May 1.

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

Huston Tillotson University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

850 - 1000


Math SAT Range

410 - 500


Reading SAT Range

410 - 500

Huston Tillotson University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Huston Tillotson University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.92. 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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