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UT Austin Computer Science - Really good ACT math and reading scores but meh writing and science

ShadowsychShadowsych 190 replies32 threads Junior Member
Hi everyone,

I got my ACT scores, and my composite was a 30.
My breakdown was:
35 Math
33 Reading
26 Science
25 Writing

I was wondering if these scores are good enough for UT Austin Computer Science? Since I'm taking a math-based major (computer science), I was wondering if my writing and science scores would really matter for UT Austin's computer science course?

Thanks.
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  • JpgranierJpgranier 1087 replies125 threads Senior Member
    edited May 2017
    What's your English score and essay score? One of the scores are mixed up in your post.

    Your class rank is equal if not more important than your ACT scores. My understanding is that the only scores that affect your acceptance are your writing score, math score, and English score.
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  • ShadowsychShadowsych 190 replies32 threads Junior Member
    edited May 2017
    @Jpgranier

    My writing score is an 8.
    My English score a 25.

    I apologize for the mix-up.
    edited May 2017
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  • GTAustinGTAustin 1201 replies9 threads Senior Member
    The big questions are you in state and what is your rank? If you are in state and in top 7%, your odds of acceptance become much higher.
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  • ShadowsychShadowsych 190 replies32 threads Junior Member
    @GTAustin In-state, and my rank is top 15%.
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  • ollie113ollie113 307 replies1 threads Member
    edited May 2017
    I think it's a reach for any in-state auto-admit without a 33-34. I know a number of students who were top 5% who did not get CS, or even Cockrell.
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  • Emsmom1Emsmom1 1004 replies77 threads Senior Member
    My daughter brought her Science score up from a 23 the first time she took the ACT to a 31 the second time, so it's doable to bring the score up with studying.
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  • CertifiedCCCertifiedCC 81 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited May 2017
    Your scores are not good enough in the competitive pool of CS candidates.
    Why don't you get some tutoring to bring up your science scores?

    edited May 2017
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  • GTAustinGTAustin 1201 replies9 threads Senior Member
    As others are saying, UT CS is a reach. It is a reach for most students. Make sure you have a good safety school. At UT Dallas, you could study CS and possible be able to get an AES scholarship.
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  • ShadowsychShadowsych 190 replies32 threads Junior Member
    Update: I was accepted into Computer science!
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  • GTAustinGTAustin 1201 replies9 threads Senior Member
    Congratulations! I'm glad we were all wrong. BTW, congratulations on your AES scholarship as well.
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