University of Texas at Dallas Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

A Residence Hall at the University of Texas at Dallas
A Residence Hall at the University of Texas at Dallas. Stan9999 / Wikimedia Commons

Applicants to the University of Texas at Dallas will need grades and standardized test scores that are above average. The university has a 61 percent acceptance rate, and applicants tend to have unweighted GPAs in the B+ range or higher. The university has holistic admissions, so along with numerical measures, the admissions folks will consider your extracurricular activities, accomplishments, and application essay. Letters or recommendation are suggested but not required.

Admissions Data (2016)

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UT Dallas Description

Located in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, the University of Texas at Dallas is a public research university and member of the University of Texas System. UT Dallas has 125 academic programs offered through its seven schools. Many of the university's strongest and most popular programs are in business, the sciences, and applied sciences. Academics are supported by a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio. UTD's admissions standards are among the highest of all public universities in Texas. In athletics, the UTD Comets compete in the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference. They have had significant success in many sports including soccer and basketball.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 26,793 (17,350 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 57 percent Male / 43 percent Female
  • 83 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,192 (in-state); $28,808 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,668
  • Other Expenses: $3,520
  • Total Cost: $26,580 (in-state); $44,196 (out-of-state)

UT Dallas Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 77 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 69 percent
    • Loans: 28 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,164
    • Loans: $6,567

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 19 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 51 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Cross Country, Soccer, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Golf

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UT Dallas Mission Statement

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"The University of Texas at Dallas provides the State of Texas and the nation with excellent, innovative education and research. The University is committed to graduating well-rounded citizens whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world; to continually improving educational and research programs in the arts and sciences, engineering, and management; and to assisting the commercialization of intellectual capital generated by students, staff, and faculty."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics