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Texas Public Universities - Requirements for Guaranteed Admission 2015

Jea828Jea828 256 replies28 postsRegistered User Junior Member
Below are the requirements for automatic/guaranteed admission to the 35 public universities in Texas. Applicants who do not meet the requirements for automatic admission are considered by holistic review. Factors considered include class rank, high school GPA, course selection, standardized test scores, extracurricular achievements, essays, teacher recommendations, and special circumstances.

Angelo State University - San Angelo, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 40% - ACT 17 or SAT 860 (M+CR)

Lamar University - Beaumont, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - ACT 18 or SAT 850 (M+CR)
2nd Quarter - ACT 20 or SAT 930 (M+CR)
Lower Half - ACT 21 or SAT 1000 (M+CR)
Unranked, Homeschooled or GED - ACT 21 or SAT 1000

Midwestern State University - Wichita Falls
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 40% - ACT 21 or SAT 990 (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - ACT 23 or SAT 1070 (M+CR)
4th Quarter - ACT 24 or SAT 1100 (M+CR)

Prairie View A&M University - Prairie View, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
All other ranks - GPA of C+ (2.5 on a 4.0 scale) and ACT 17 or SAT 820 (M+CR)

Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, TX
Top 25% - no score minimum
2nd Quarter - ACT 20 or SAT 960 (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - ACT 23 or SAT 1060 (M+CR)

Stephen F. Austin University - Nacogdoches, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - ACT 17 or SAT 850 (M+CR)
2nd Quarter - ACT 20 or SAT 950 (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - ACT 24 or SAT 1100 (M+CR)

Sul Ross State University - Alpine, TX
Top 50% - no score minimum
Lower Half - ACT 20 or SAT 920 (M+CR)

Tarleton State University - Stephenville, TX
Top 25% - no score minimum
2nd Quarter - ACT 16 or SAT 800 (M+CR)
Lower Half - No Admittance

Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - 30 ACT or 1300 SAT (M+CT)

Texas A&M University Commerce - Commerce, TX
Top 25% no score minimum
Lower 75% - ACT 20 or SAT 950 (M+CR)

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - 19 ACT or 900 SAT (M+CR)
2nd Quarter - 21 ACT or 1000 SAT (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - 23 ACT or 1100 SAT (M+CR)
4th Quarter - 27 ACT or 1200 ACT (M+CR)

Texas A&M University at Galveston - Galveston, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - 30 ACT or 1300 SAT (M+CR)

Texas A&M International University - Laredo, TX
Top 40% - no score minimum
Lower 60% - 19 ACT or 900 SAT (M+CR)

Texas A&M University Kingsville - Kingsville, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - ACT 15 or SAT 740 (M+CR)
2nd Quarter - ACT 17 or SAT 830 (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - ACT 20 or SAT 950 (M+CR)
4th Quarter - ACT 23 or SAT 1070 (M+CR)

Texas A&M University San Antonio - San Antonio, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
(No other info available)

Texas A&M University Texarkana - Texarkana, TX
Top 25% - no score minimum
2nd Quarter - 19 ACT or 890 SAT (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - 20 ACT or 930 SAT (M+CR)
4th Quarter - 21 ACT or 970 SAT (M+CR)

Texas Southern University - Houston, TX
Top 25% - no score minimum
Lower 75% - ACT 17 or SAT 820 (M+CR)

Texas State University - San Marcos, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - ACT 20 or SAT 920 (M+CR)
2nd Quarter - ACT 22 or SAT 1010 (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - ACT 26 or SAT 1180 (M+CR)
4th Quarter - ACT 29 or SAT 1270 (M+CR)

Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - ACT 25 or SAT 1140 (M+CR)
2nd Quarter - ACT 28 or SAT 1230 (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - ACT 29 or SAT 1270 (M+CR)

Texas Woman's University - Denton, TX
Top 25% - no score minimum
2nd Quarter - ACT 21 or SAT 1000 (M+CR)

University of Texas at Arlington - Arlington, TX
Top 25% - no score minimum
2nd Quarter - ACT 22 or SAT 1050 (M+CR)
Unranked/Homeschooled - ACT 24 or SAT 1100 (M+CR)

University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX
Top 7% - no score minimum

University of Texas at Brownsville - Brownsville, TX
Top 25% - no score minimum
2nd Quarter - ACT 17 or SAT 830 (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - ACT 18 or SAT 870 (M+CR)
4th Quarter - ACT 19 or SAT 910 (M+CR)

University of Texas at Dallas - Dallas, TX
Top 15% - no score minimum
All other ranks - ACT 26 or SAT 1200 (M+CR)

University of Texas at El Paso - El Paso, TX
Top 25% - no score minimum
2nd Quarter - 19 ACT or 920 SAT (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - 20 ACT or 970 SAT (M+CR)
4th Quarter - 21 ACT or 1010 SAT (M+CR)
Unranked, Homeschooled or GED - ACT 23 or SAT 1070 (M+CR)

University of Texas Pan American - Edinburg, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
All other ranks - ACT 18 or SAT 860 (M+CR)

University of Texas of the Permian Basin - Odessa, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - ACT 19 or SAT 950 (M+CR)
2nd Quarter - ACT 20 or SAT 1000 (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - ACT 24 or SAT 1150 (M+CR)
4th Quarter - ACT 27 or SAT 1250 (M+CR)

University of Texas at San Antonio - San Antonio, TX
Top 25% - no score minimum
2nd Quarter - ACT 19 or SAT 920 (M+CR)
Non-ranking High School - ACT 24 or SAT 1100 (M+CR)

University of Texas at Tyler - Tyler, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - ACT 20 or SAT 970 (M+CR)
2nd Quarter - ACT 21 or SAT 1010 (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - ACT 22 or SAT 1050 (M+CR)
4th Quarter - ACT 23 or SAT 1080 (M+CR)

University of Houston - Houston, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - ACT 21 or SAT 1000 (M+CR)
2nd Quarter - ACT 25 or SAT 1100 (M+CR)

University of Houston Clear Lake - Houston, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - ACT 20 or SAT 950 (M+CR)
2nd Quarter - ACT 23 or SAT 1050 (M+CR)

University of Houston Downtown - Houston, TX
Top 25% - no score minimum
2nd Quarter - 2.5 GPA or ACT 18 or 850 SAT (M+CR)
Lower Half - 2.5 GPA and 18 ACT or 850 SAT (M+CR)

University of Houston Victoria - Victoria, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 40% - 2.5 GPA or ACT 18 or 850 SAT (M+CR)
Lower Half - 2.5 GPA and 18 ACT or 850 SAT (M+CR)

University of North Texas - Denton, TX
Top 10% - no score minimum
Next 15% - ACT 20 or SAT 950 (M+CR)
2nd Quarter - ACT 23 or SAT 1050 (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - ACT 26 or SAT 1180 (M+CR)

West Texas A&M University - Canyon, TX
Top 25% - no score minimum
2nd Quarter - ACT 17 or SAT 820 (M+CR)
3rd Quarter - ACT 20 or SAT 940 (M+CR)
4th Quarter - ACT 21 or SAT 980 (M+CR)
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  • missypiemissypie 17976 replies503 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Such a difference in schools!
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 77090 replies671 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 2014
    Some of the schools may have subscore requirements.

    For examples, http://admissions.tamu.edu/freshman/admitted says that Texas A&M College Station requires top 25% rank applicants to have 1300 SAT CR+M with 600 in each section or 30 ACT with 27 in English and math to qualify for automatic admission.
    edited August 2014
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  • MachovichMachovich 260 replies18 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Thanks for the post @ucbalumnus I'm in the class of 2015 and did not realize I automatically qualified for these schools!
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  • Jea828Jea828 256 replies28 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Glad it was helpful, @Machovich. That's exactly why I posted it. Most people know about the top 10% rule, but a lot of people aren't aware that there are other ways to qualify for automatic admission at most Texas schools.
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  • emenyaemenya 1389 replies12 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    @Machovich same here! I didn't even know UofH used top 10%

    @Jea828 thank you for your informative post!
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 77090 replies671 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Note also that top 10% (7% at Austin) automatic admission may restricted to students at Texas public or private high schools. In such cases, non-Texas applicants would have to seek admission under other automatic admission criteria or through non-automatic reviewed admission.
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  • Jea828Jea828 256 replies28 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Yes, the top 10% rule (7% at UT Austin) only applies to Texas residents at public or private high schools that rank. Out-of-state applicants are reviewed holistically. Each university has its own method for reviewing home schooled students and students from high schools that don't rank.
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  • texastaggarttexastaggart 2 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    edited January 2015
    Just to add to what you mentioned..
    Schools such as UT Austin and Texas A&M (when in top 7% or 10%) need at least a combined SAT score of at least a 1500 to be automatically accepted.
    edited January 2015
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  • Jea828Jea828 256 replies28 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Lamar University - Beaumont, TX
    Top 10% - no score minimum
    Next 15% - ACT 18 or SAT 850 (M+CR)
    2nd Quarter - ACT 20 or SAT 930 (M+CR)
    Lower Half - ACT 21 or SAT 1000 (M+CR)
    Unranked, Homeschooled or GED - ACT 21 or SAT 1000

    @5843wish, these are the requirements for guaranteed acceptance and apply to students who are residents of Texas. If you graduated in the top 10% of your high school class, you will be automatically admitted, regardless of your SAT or ACT score. If you were in the top quarter of your class (but outside the top 10%), you will be automatically admitted if you have an ACT score of 18 -or- an SAT score of 850 (math + critical reasoning sections). If you're in the 2nd quarter of your class, you will be automatically admitted if you have an ACT score of 20 -or- an SAT score of 930 (math + critical reading. If you are in the bottom half of your class, you will be automatically admitted if you have an ACT score of 21 -or- an SAT score of 1000. Students who are homeschooled, have a GED, or attend a school that does not rank will be automatically accepted if they have an ACT score of 21 -or- an SAT score of 1000.
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  • taylor9125taylor9125 2 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    If I have a 3.2 GPA and am 2nd quartile, but have a 2000 on the SAT, do I have a chance of getting into U.T Austin?
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  • okon2122okon2122 267 replies21 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited December 2015
    @taylor9125
    If youre a Texas resident you will probably be accepted. It's a huge school with priority of Texas residents. I would say it's a match.
    edited December 2015
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  • bk1366bk1366 173 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @taylor9125 UT Austin without 7% is very difficult. Now you are competing with everyone else who go thru' holistic review. It also depends on what major you are applying. Eng and Business are difficult as too many apply with excellent grades (3.7+; 2100+). Your change of LAC school is a maybe. I would suggest to look at Texas A&M which is not bad school.
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  • ruckaboiruckaboi 5 replies2 postsRegistered User New Member
    I do not understand what the top 7% means when I looked at the automatic/guaranteed admissions fo University of Texas at Austin
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  • bk1366bk1366 173 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @ruckaboi top 7% is a state law. It mean any student in public school (not sure about private) ranked in top 7% of graduating class (7/100) get auto admit into UT Austin. Top 10% get you into any other school in Texas - like Texas A&M, UT Dallas,etc Even the 7% is comes with conditions; Being in 7% gets you auto admit to UT Austin. But not to school such as Eng or Bus. For that the school will review your application (Holistically). It is very competitive for those school (SAT is usually 1400+; GPA 3.5+; lot of AP (AP Calc), etc . If you do not get into the school of choice. You will be pooled in Undergraduate Studies in UT Austin. You have get the grades in Freshman year and apply for the school by meeting the admission criteria for that school.
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  • Vasiliy1214Vasiliy1214 1 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    edited September 2016
    I'm from Minnesota, have a horrible high school GPA at 2.9, ACT was 26, should I use this information or is this only for Texas residents?
    I'm assuming I'm probably in the top half of my high school, or at worst top 60%.
    edited September 2016
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  • GrainraiserGrainraiser 468 replies3 postsRegistered User Member
    It depends on the school. Your GPA is kinda of low but you have a good ACT score. You would not get into top tier schools like UT or A&M but schools like Texas State or University of North Texas would be doable. What schools are you interested in.
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  • Lightfield8020Lightfield8020 1 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    @Jea828 Do you know if UT Austin has a different policy toward automatic admissions if my school is official "non-ranking"?
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  • GrainraiserGrainraiser 468 replies3 postsRegistered User Member
    You need to go to the UT forum and ask that question. Click on the Colleges and Universities tab on the left and follow it to to the UT forum.
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