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Acceptance Rate 61.63%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 29.87%
Applicants 608,394
Admitted 374,932
Enrolled 112,007

Applying To Texas Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 61.63% at Texas colleges and universities where total 608,394 students have applied and 374,932 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $68.00 and the graduate application fees is $51.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Texas colleges.
General Admission Information of Texas Colleges
Open Admission Policy315 out of 450 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 68.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 51.00
Average Acceptance Rate61.63%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)29.87%
Average Test Scores1,095 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 608,394 students (255,387 men and 352,965 women) applied to and 374,932 (151,870 men and 223,060 women) students were accepted to admit Texas Colleges. Among them, 49,144 men and 62,863 women were enrolled into Texas schools. The average acceptance rate is 61.63% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 29.87%. The table below shows the Texas colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Texas Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants608,394255,387352,965
Admitted374,932151,870223,060
Enrolled112,00749,14462,863
Acceptance Rate 61.63% 59.47% 63.20%
Enrollment Ratio 29.87% 32.36% 28.18%
[Chart]Texas Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Texas college, 75,173 students (68.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 44,242 students (41.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,187 and 25th percentile score is 1,002. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 72 and 25th percentile score is 55. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Texas colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Texas Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing505.00598.00
SAT Math497.00589.00
ACT Composite19.0024.00
ACT Math18.0024.00
ACT English18.0024.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Texas Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Texas Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Texas Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Texas State, 177 schools use semester calendar systems and 25 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester177 out of 450 schools
Quarter25 out of 450 schools
Trimester5 out of 450 schools
Four-one-four plan3 out of 450 schools
Other academic year10 out of 450 schools
Differs by program82 out of 450 schools
Continuous131 out of 450 schools
Un-Known/Other17 out of 450 schools
Next table describes credits that Texas colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits179 out of 450 schools
Credits for Life Experiences119 out of 450 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits194 out of 450 schools
Credit for Military Training214 out of 450 schools

Application Requirements

54 Texas schools require High School GPA and 80 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 63 Texas colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Texas colleges.
Admission Checklist for Texas Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA5415
High School Rank3218
High School Record (or Transcript)802
Completion of College Preparatory Program1732
Recommendations1620
Formal Demonstration of Competencies414
Admission Test Scores635
TOEFL667
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)136