University of Texas at San Antonio: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 79%. Located on a 725-acre campus on the northern edge of San Antonio, Texas, UTSA offers 60 undergraduate programs of study across eight colleges. Popular majors span a wide range of fields in business, education, and engineering. On the athletic front, the UTSA Roadrunners compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.

Considering applying to The University of Texas at San Antonio? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, The University of Texas at San Antonio had an acceptance rate of 79%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 79 students were admitted, making UTSA's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 16,918
Percent Admitted 79%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 37%

SAT Scores and Requirements

The University of Texas at San Antonio requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 86% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 520 620
Math 520 600
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of The University of Texas at San Antonio's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UTSA scored between 520 and 620, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 600, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 600. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1220 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Requirements

UTSA does not require the optional SAT writing section. Note that UTSA participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions offie will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

UTSA requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 34% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 18 24
Math 18 25
Composite 20 25

This admissions data tells us that most of UTSA's admitted students fall within the top 48% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UTSA received a composite ACT score between 20 and 25, while 25% scored above 25 and 25% scored below 20.

Requirements

Note that UTSA does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. UTSA does not require the optional ACT writing section.

GPA

The University of Texas at San Antonio does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Admissions Chances

The University of Texas at San Antonio, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, UTSA is interested in more than test scores and GPAs. The university uses the ApplyTexas application which requires information about high school coursework and extracurricular activities. The admissions office wants to see that you have taken challenging college preparatory classes and have an upward trend in grades.

Students who attend an accredited public or private high school in Texas and rank in the top 25% of their class can receive guaranteed admission to UTSA. Applicants who rank in the second 25% of their class can receive guaranteed admission with an SAT score of 1170 or above or an ACT composite score of 24 or above. Students who rank below 50% as well as applicants with SAT/ACT scores below the stated minimums can be admitted to UTSA by Committee Review. In order to be considered for admission by Committee Review applicants are encouraged to submit an optional essay and two letters of recommendation.

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