University of Texas at Dallas: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

The University of Texas at Dallas is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 81%. Located in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, UT Dallas is a member of The University of Texas System. The university offers 142 academic programs through its eight schools. The most popular undergraduate majors include computer science, biology, and mechanical engineering. Academics are supported by a 23-to-1 student/faculty ratio. In athletics, the UTD Comets compete in the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference.

Considering applying to UT Dallas? 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 Dallas had an acceptance rate of 81%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 81 students were admitted, making UT Dallas' admissions process less competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 13,123
Percent Admitted 81%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 35%

SAT Scores and Requirements

UT Dallas requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 84% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 600 700
Math 620 740
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of UT Dallas' admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UT Dallas scored between 600 and 700, while 25% scored below 600 and 25% scored above 700. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 620 and 740, while 25% scored below 620 and 25% scored above 740. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1440 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at UT Dallas.

Requirements

The University of Texas at Dallas requires the SAT writing section. Note that UT Dallas 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

UT Dallas requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 46% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 24 34
Math 25 31
Composite 25 32

This admissions data tells us that most of UT Dallas' admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UT Dallas received a composite ACT score between 25 and 32, while 25% scored above 32 and 25% scored below 25.

Requirements

Note that UT Dallas does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. UT Dallas requires the ACT writing section.

GPA

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

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

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

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to the University of Texas at Dallas. 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 Dallas, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a slightly 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, UT Dallas is interested in more than test scores and GPAs. The university uses the ApplyTexas application which requires information about your 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. Applicants should also consider including an optional essay, letters of recommendation, and resume to boost their application. Students who attend an accredited public or private high school in Texas, rank in the top 10% of their class, and achieve the "Distinguished Level of Achievement", are eligible for automatic admission to UT Dallas.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted. You'll notice that the majority of successful applicants had at "B+" averages or higher in high school, and they had combined SAT scores of about 1100 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 22 or higher.