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Colleges / The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate29%
Acceptance Rate29%

UT Austin Admissions

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

Students who apply to UT Austin for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 1.

UT Austin Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of UT Austin's admissions stats.

UT Austin 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 85.6%
Mean SAT Score 1399
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 56%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 26%
Waitlist Yes

The University of Texas at Austin Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for The University of Texas at Austin.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes December 1 March 1

Want to Apply Early to UT Austin?

UT Austin does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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Transferring to The University of Texas at Austin

For more information on transferring to The University of Texas at Austin, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to UT Austin

UT Austin has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into UT Austin?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UT Austin

Curious about the factors that are considered by UT Austin 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 Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

UT Austin 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to UT Austin, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with UT Austin's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UT Austin?

UT Austin 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, 79.7% submitted a class rank. At UT Austin 85.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 95.9% were in the top 25% and 99.3% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At The University of Texas at Austin, 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 UT Austin 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

UT Austin looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UT Austin is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 56% of UT Austin's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 26% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UT Austin?

To be competitive with other UT Austin applicants, you should aim to earn between 1230 and 1480 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UT Austin 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1480 and 25% of scored lower than 1230, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UT Austin student is 1399.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UT Austin students scored 770 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UT Austin students scored 730 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UT Austin?

To be most competitive at UT Austin, you should strive to earn between 29 and 34 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 34 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UT Austin's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 34, and three out of four students scored lower than 34 on the ACT.

A 29 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UT Austin students. Only one out of every four students scored below 29.

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 at Austin

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by May 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UT Austin during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

UT Austin Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UT Austin?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UT Austin.

Does UT Austin accept transfer credits?

✅ UT Austin accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UT Austin accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to UT Austin?

❌ No, UT Austin is test optional, so you can decide whether to include your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is UT Austin's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UT Austin is 29%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UT Austin?

❌ UT Austin does not offer early decision.

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UT Austin Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UT Austin? UT Austin is a somewhat selective institution. The UT Austin acceptance rate is 29%. This means that the institution accepts 28 out of every 100 applicants.


UT Austin Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UT Austin is Dec 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UT Austin is Mar 1.

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

UT Austin SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1230 - 1480


Math SAT Range

610 - 770


Reading SAT Range

620 - 730

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1480 and Above


1230 to 1480


1230 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UT Austin students is 1399. Applicants with SAT scores of 1480 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UT Austin, while applicants with SAT scores between 1230 to 1480 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1230 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UT Austin.

UT Austin GPA

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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