The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

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The University of Texas at Austin can be found in Austin, TX, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UT Austin has nearly 53,000 students enrolled yearly.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1230 (25th percentile) to 1480 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 27 (25th percentile) to 33 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants accepted to UT Austin. We were able to estimate the UT Austin average GPA (3.55 - 3.89) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The University of Texas at Austin sends acceptance letters to around 30 percent of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 48 percent of students enrolled. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UT Austin acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 33%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UT Austin Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for The University of Texas at Austin was reported as 31.8% in Fall 2020 with over 53,500 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UT Austin ACT Scores: 27 - 33
  • UT Austin Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into The University of Texas at Austin?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The University of Texas at Austin has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for The University of Texas at Austin has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 40.4%
  • 2017-2018: 36.5%
  • 2018-2019: 38.5%
  • 2019-2020: 31.8%
  • Projected UT Austin Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 33.2%

How Does UT Austin Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UT Austin is seventy-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Texas State University-San Marcos81.1%
The University of Texas at San Antonio76.6%
Texas A & M University-College Station57.8%
Baylor University45.3%
Sam Houston State University83.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UT Austin (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading620 - 720
Math610 - 760
Total Score1230 - 1480
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 35
Math26 - 33
Composite Score27 - 33
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