The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

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The University of Texas at El Paso can be found in El Paso, TX, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UTEP has nearly 23,000 students enrolled yearly.

Many of the students getting into this school had an SAT score between 810 to 1030, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 17 to 22. We were able to estimate the UTEP average GPA (2.80 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UTEP acceptance rate 2015 will be around 100%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UTEP Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for The University of Texas at El Paso was reported as 99.8% in Fall 2012 with over 6,240 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

  • UTEP ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • UTEP Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

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

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to The University of Texas at El Paso have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for The University of Texas at El Paso has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 99.0%
  • 2009-2010: 98.8%
  • 2010-2011: 99.2%
  • 2011-2012: 99.8%
  • 2012-2013: 99.8%
  • Projected UTEP Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 99.5%

How Does UTEP Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for The University of Texas at El Paso is eighty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
New Mexico State University-Main Campus85.2%
University of New Mexico-Main Campus64.6%
University of Arizona76.9%
Texas Tech University66.3%
Arizona State University80.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • 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 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UTEP (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math17 - 23
Composite Score17 - 22
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