The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

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The University of Texas at San Antonio can be found in San Antonio, TX, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UTSA has nearly thirty one thousand students enrolled per year.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to UTSA. A score between 1380 to 1700 on the SAT exam, or 20 to 25 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 UTSA average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.33. UTSA accepts about 70 percent of students applying per year. Of those that are accepted, about 40 percent registered for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UTSA acceptance rate 2015 will be around 79%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UTSA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for The University of Texas at San Antonio was reported as 73.3% in Fall 2012 with over 15,200 college 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

  • UTSA SAT Scores: 1380 - 1700
  • UTSA ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • UTSA Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into UTSA, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 UTSA has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 88.0%
  • 2009-2010: 86.9%
  • 2010-2011: 83.2%
  • 2011-2012: 78.2%
  • 2012-2013: 73.3%
  • Projected UTSA Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 79.0%

How Does UTSA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for The University of Texas at San Antonio is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Texas State University-San Marcos75.1%
The University of Texas at Austin40.2%
Texas A & M University-Kingsville88.1%
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi92.6%
Texas A & M University-College Station69.5%

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
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 570
Math490 - 590
Writing440 - 540
Total Score1380 - 1700
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 25
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