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UT-Austin making a change to its automatic admissions policy

Sat Sep 16 11:02:22 EDT 2017 | ABC-13
After a surge in applicants, the University of Texas at Austin is changing its automatic admissions policy. The university said they will admit students in the top 6 percent of their high school graduating class beginning in the summer and fall of 2019. They currently admit students in the top 7 percent. Applications to the university rose from 38 thousand in 2013 to 51 thousand in 2017. State law requires UT to automatically admit 75 percent of the first year in-state students. The university s..


After a surge in applicants, the University of Texas at Austin is changing its automatic admissions policy. The university said they will admit students in the top 6 percent of the..
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