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ACT Scores for Admission to Top Texas Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for 13 Top Schools

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What ACT scores do you need to get into one of the top Texas colleges or universities? This side-by-side comparison of scores shows the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these top Texas colleges.

Realize, of course, that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers in Texas will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

You can also check out these other ACT links:

ACT Comparison Charts: the Ivy League | top universities | top liberal arts colleges | more top liberal arts | top public universities | top public liberal arts colleges | University of California campuses | Cal State campuses | SUNY campuses | More ACT charts

Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

Top Texas Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Austin College 23 29 - - - -
Baylor 24 29 24 30 24 29
Rice 30 34 31 35 30 35
St. Edwards 22 27 21 28 21 26
Southern Methodist (SMU) 27 31 26 33 26 31
Southwestern 24 29 - - - -
Texas A&M 24 30 23 30 24 30
Texas Christian 25 30 - - - -
Texas Tech 22 27 21 27 23 27
Trinity University 26 31 25 32 25 30
University of Dallas 23 30 23 30 23 28
UT Austin 25 31 24 32 26 32
UT Dallas 26 31 24 31 26 32
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