Announcement: Automatic Admissions for Fall 2019 (Current Juniors) Top 6%
UT-Austin received over 51,000 applications last year for Fall 2017 students. Because of the increased competition and number of graduates for first-time freshman, UT has lowered their automatic admissions cutoff for Texas residents from top 7% to top 6%. The automatic admissions cutoff remains 7% for current seniors/Fall 2018 applicants.
"The University of Texas at Austin will automatically admit eligible Texas students in the top 6 percent of their high school graduating class beginning in the summer and fall of 2019. This change will not impact currently enrolled high school seniors applying for the summer and fall of 2018, who are automatically admitted if they are in the top 7 percent of their class.
The change is due to the continued growth in the number of Texas high school graduates and a steep increase in applications to UT Austin. Applications to the university rose from 38,000 in 2013 to more than 51,000 in 2017. The number of high school graduates in Texas rose by 14,000 during that same period and is projected to increase by almost 50,000 through 2025."
Spaces for non-automatically admitted and out-of-state students are expected to be at a record high given the increased demand for a high quality education at reasonable costs.
More students are applying, but UT is also admitting more overall. It remains as important as ever that students submit quality applications.