The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

Admission Requirements

40%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

The University of Texas at Austin is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 47,511 applications and only 19,182 students were granted admission. The University of Texas at Austin is at the #38 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 64% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 76% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 8,719 enrollees 5602 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 25 33
Math 26 33
Composite 26 32

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 8,719 enrollees 6652 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 560 680
Math 580 730
Combined (Math + Reading) 1140 1410

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

The University of Texas at Austin uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.

Required

  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in The University of Texas at Austin, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 23,728 23,783 47,511
Admitted students 8,621 10,561 19,182
Enrolled students 3,990 4,729 8,719
Acceptance rate 36.3% 44.4% 40.4% 69%
Yield 46.3% 44.8% 45.5% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at The University of Texas at Austin.

Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Accepted
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

$75
Undergrad students
$65
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

March 1

  • Transfer application (regular)

April 1

  • Applicants notification date

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer

December 1

  • Regular application
  • Fall application
  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of The University of Texas at Austin.