The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)

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The University of Texas at Dallas can be found in Richardson, TX, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UTD enrolls nearly 30,000 students per year.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores to The University of Texas at Dallas. A score in the range of 1240 - 1460 on the SAT exam, or 26 - 33 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UTD average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.48 - 3.89. 79% of all those students that apply are admitted to UTD, from which 36% choose to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UTD acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 69%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UTD Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for The University of Texas at Dallas was reported as 78.6% in Fall 2020 with over 14,300 applications submitted to UTD. 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

  • UTD ACT Scores: 26 - 33
  • UTD Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.89

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

Applicant Selectivity: High

UTD 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 UTD has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 68.0%
  • 2017-2018: 76.0%
  • 2018-2019: 69.2%
  • 2019-2020: 78.6%
  • Projected UTD Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 68.8%

How Does UTD Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UTD is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern Methodist University47.3%
The University of Texas at Arlington82.9%
Texas Woman's University93.2%
University of North Texas73.6%
Texas Christian University47.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • 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 UTD (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading610 - 710
Math630 - 750
Total Score1240 - 1460
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 34
Math26 - 32
Composite Score26 - 33
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