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University of Texas 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Admission at University of Texas, Arlington is invited during Fall, Spring or Summer terms.

The university is well known for its research and teaching and has established itself among the best public universities in the area. UTA offers more than 180 different degree programs

Each year, 60,000 students get enrolled at various baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs. Students at UTA come from all the US states and from about 116 countries, making it one of the most diverse places to study in the US. UTA has over 6,000 international students.

The university has eight academic schools and colleges, including their honors college- offering programs across varying fields. Approximately, 85 bachelor's, 74 master's and 26 doctoral degrees are available at the University of Texas Arlington. 

The university’s acceptance rate of 71% indicates that its admission criteria are extensive. Thus, UT Arlington recorded a moderately selective admit rate. International applicants who are preparing to apply at University of Texas at Arlington may keep the following requirements in mind:

  • Minimum SAT 1 score: 980
    • Engineering applicants require a minimum of 1270
  • Minimum ACT score(includes English, Reading, Math and Science sections): 22
    • Engineering applicants require a minimum 28
  • UTA does not require an essay (Freshman admissions only)
  • Applicants must submit their applications before the deadline to receive full consideration.
  • Application deadlines for all the graduate programs are uniform.


Application PortalUG: ApplyTexas website
PG: UTA online application
Application Fee (non-refundable)UG: 75 USD
PG: 90 USD
Acceptance Rate71%
Average SAT Score1130
Average ACT Score23
Mode of PaymentCredit card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Financial AidScholarships
International AdmissionsUTA Admission Counselors

University of Texas Arlington Admission Deadline

University of Texas Arlington admissions begins either in the Fall, Spring or Summer seasons. The following table indicates the deadlines for undergraduate and graduate programs:

Undergraduate Programs
FallFebruary 14
SpringOctober 15
SummerApril 1
Graduate Programs
FallMarch 15
SpringAugust 15
SummerFebruary 1

University of Texas Arlington International Admissions

To be considered for admissions, international students are required to meet additional requirements. Students are recommended to check the additional requirement before applying. Applicants can apply up to a year in advance.

Admission Requirements for International Students

To ensure that the application is reviewed properly, applicants must submit all the documents on time.

  • Apply through the ApplyTexas website 
    • Submit the non-refundable application fee.
    • Submit all the official transcripts and diplomas. 
  • Various standardized exam scores
    •  To be sent directly from testing agencies.
  • English language proficiency test score
  • Valid visa and passport

Supporting documents: 

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement 
  • Writing samples

English Proficiency Test Score

International students whose primary language is not English, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants can submit the following test score for the same:

Test NameMinimum Score Required
Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs

Checklist for Admitted Students 

The university’s Office of International Education has provided the admitted students with the following guidelines: 

  • Accept the admission letter
  • Complete the immigration documents and process
  • Apply for housing
  • Get the student ID
  • Register for international orientation
  • Submit meningitis documentation
  • Verify the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) status
  • Register for classes and books
  • Email the advisor
  • Order the parking permit, if required

Visa Requirements 

Admitted international students need to provide necessary documents in order to receive their visa document(I-20 or DS-2019) which is crucial to receive their student visa to study in the US.

  • U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service requires the student to provide ample proof of resources
  • Applicant must be able to meet their first year of educational and living expense
  • Currently, this amount is estimated at 40,229 USD

Upon receiving the visa document, applicants must visit their nearest US embassy and prepare for their visa interview.

University of Texas Arlington Undergraduate Admissions

University of Texas Arlington offers more than 150 undergraduate major and minor programs. For guaranteed admission, students are advised to submit the application and supporting documents before the deadline.

Application Portal: ApplyTexas website/ Common Application

Application Fee: 75 USD

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants are required to submit either SAT orACT scores. The minimum required scores for these exams are given below:

Test NameEngineering ProgramsOther Undergraduate Programs
Old SAT I Test1200900
Redesigned SAT I Test1270980

Supporting documents: Official high school diploma/transcripts, counselor recommendation, standardized test scores, personal statement.

University of Texas Arlington Graduate Admissions

University of Texas Arlington offers admissions in more than 200 graduate programs to prospective students. Students are advised to visit the department page to check for any additional admission requirements.

Application Portal: ApplyTexas graduate application

Application Fee: 90 USD

Application Requirements

  • Official transcripts and records
  • Official test scores of various standardized exams
    • GRE/GMAT

English language proficiency test scores 

  • IELTS: 6.5 
  • TOEFL paper-based: 550 
  • TOEFL internet-based:79 with sectional scores of 
    • 22 in writing 
    • 21 in speaking 
    • 20 in reading 
    • 16 listening
  • Program-specific requirements
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Statements of purpose
    • Resume
    • Portfolio

Popular Courses at University of Texas Arlington

CourseAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
Minimum GPA of 3.0
MarketingMinimum GPA of 3.25;
BioengineeringMinimum GPA of 3.0TOEFL-iBT: 79
Computer Science and EngineeringMinimum GPA of 3.0TOEFL-iBT: 90;
IELTS: 7.0

Supporting documents: Bachelor’s degree/transcripts, personal statement, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, writing samples, areas of interest, work experience.

Getting admissions in master’s degree programs at the University of Texas, Arlington is very competitive. Each department has its own admission requirements and they make decisions independently. International students must consult their respective academic department's website.

The admission evaluators at UT Arlington thoroughly evaluate each application. The students are offered admission on the basis of their academic performance, personal achievements, and satisfactory completion of all the other requirements.

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