University of Texas at El Paso: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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The University of Texas at El Paso is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 100%. Serving the U.S.-Mexico border region, the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is an R1 research university that provides access to higher education to a diverse population. University of Texas at El Paso offers over 170 degree programs, including 74 bachelor's, 74 master's, and 22 doctoral programs within nine programs and schools. UTEP is one of the lowest cost doctoral research universities in the U.S. In athletics, the UTEP Miners compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.

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

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, University of Texas at El Paso had an acceptance rate of 100%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 100 students were admitted, making UTEP's admissions process less selective.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 10,456
Percent Admitted 100%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 33%

SAT Scores and Requirements

The University of Texas at El Paso requires that most applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 63% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 470 570
Math 470 560
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of UTEP's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to the University of Texas at El Paso scored between 470 and 570, while 25% scored below 470 and 25% scored above 570. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 470 and 560, while 25% scored below 470 and 25% scored above 560. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1130 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at University of Texas at El Paso.

Requirements

The University of Texas at El Paso does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that UTEP requires applicants to submit all SAT scores; the admissions office does not superscore, but will consider each composite score in admissions decisions.

Although SAT scores are not required for applicants who qualify under the top 10% admission standard, students are strongly encouraged to take and submit test scores to qualify for merit scholarships and financial assistance.

ACT Scores and Requirements

The University of Texas at El Paso requires that most applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 20% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 15 22
Math 17 23
Composite 17 22

This admissions data tells us that most of the University of Texas at El Paso's admitted students fall within the bottom 33% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UTEP received a composite ACT score between 17 and 22, while 25% scored above 22 and 25% scored below 17.

Requirements

The University of Texas Rio at El Paso does not require the ACT writing section. Note that UTEP requires applicants to submit all ACT scores; the admissions office does not superscore, but will consider each composite score in admissions decisions.

Although ACT scores are not required for applicants who qualify under the top 10% admission standard, students are strongly encouraged to take and submit test scores to qualify for merit scholarships and financial assistance.

GPA

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

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of Texas at El Paso Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of Texas at El Paso Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Texas at El Paso. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

The University of Texas at El Paso, which accepts 100% of applicants, has a less selective admissions process. If your class rank and SAT/ACT scores fall within the school's minimum requirements, you have a strong chance of being admitted. Note that first-year students graduating in the top 10% of their class from an accredited high school in Texas are offered "assured admission" to UTEP. In-state and out-of-state applicants who are not in the top 10% of their graduating class can qualify for admission based on their high school ranking and standardized test scores. Students who do not qualify for admission under these standards can be considered under UTEP's Reviewed Freshmen Admission or Provisional Freshmen Admission programs.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had "A" or "B" averages in high school, combined SAT scores (ERW+M) of about 950 or higher and ACT composite scores of 18 or higher. Students with higher grades and test scores are almost guaranteed acceptance assuming their applications are complete and they have taken the required high school courses.

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