The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler)

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The University of Texas at Tyler can be found in Tyler, TX, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 11,000 students enrolled each year at The University of Texas at Tyler.

Most of the students admitted to The University of Texas at Tyler had an SAT score in the range of 1070 to 1240, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 21 to 27. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UT Tyler average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. UT Tyler sends acceptance letters to about 80% of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 37% attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UT Tyler Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for The University of Texas at Tyler was reported as 83.2% in Fall 2020 with over 2,740 college applications submitted to UT Tyler. 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 Tyler ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • UT Tyler Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of The University of Texas at Tyler is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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 Tyler has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 69.3%
  • 2017-2018: 65.0%
  • 2018-2019: 78.3%
  • 2019-2020: 83.2%
  • Projected UT Tyler Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 71.3%

How Does UT Tyler Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for The University of Texas at Tyler is forty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
LeTourneau University44.5%
East Texas Baptist University59.5%
Louisiana State University-Shreveport83.9%
Southwestern Assemblies of God University87.5%

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
  • 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 Tyler (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 630
Math530 - 610
Total Score1070 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 30
Math19 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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