Admissions

Freshman and transfer admissions

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Admissions requirements

Admission to the College of Engineering is contingent on clear admission to the university.

Freshman applicants will be admitted to the College of Engineering in an Engineering program based on meeting the Math and Total scores in the following criteria:

Rank in Graduating Class SAT Test Results ACT Test Results
Top 25 Percent

Math score of 590 or higher

Total score of 1140 or higher

Math score of 23 or higher

Composite score of 23 or higher

Top 50 Percent or No Rank Provided

Math score of 620 or higher

Total score of 1170 or higher

Math score of 24 or higher

Composite score of 24 or higher

Less than 50 Percent

Math score of 650 or higher

Total score of 1250 or higher

Math score of 26 or higher

Composite score of 26 or higher

Freshmen applicants to Engineering Technology programs must have a Math SAT of 570 or better; or a Math ACT of 22 or better.

Transfer, international and post-baccalaureate (second bachelor's degree) applicants must be eligible to enroll in MATH 1710 (Calculus I) or in a higher-level math class. Applicants for fall 2018 and after will be admitted to the College of Engineering only if they have completed Pre-Calculus with a grade of C or better and if the average GPA of their Math, Science, and Engineering coursework is a 2.0 or greater.

What if I do not meet the Engineering admissions requirements?

For applicants who do not meet the above requirements, here’s the pathway to become an Engineering student at UNT:

  1. Please declare a major, other than any in the College of Engineering.
  2. Attend new student orientation and register for the appropriate Math classes. Information on Orientation can be found at http://studentaffairs.unt.edu/orientation-and-transition-programs/programs/orientation/freshman-orientation or http://studentaffairs.unt.edu/orientation-and-transition-programs/programs/orientation/transfer-orientation.
  3. The applicant will be eligible to be admitted to the College of Engineering on completion of MATH 1650 (Pre-Calculus) with a grade of C or better and good academic standing with a cumulative UNT grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
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Graduate admissions

Fall applicants who are seeking funding from the College of Engineering should apply prior to January 15th.

Steps to apply
  1. Review the admission criteria for Toulouse Graduate School and your department of interest.
  2. Fill out the online application at www.applytexas.org.
  3. Have official transcripts, GRE scores and any necessary supplemental materials sent to UNT.
  4. International applicants will need to supply proof of English proficiency as well as supply other additional documents. Read more about these requirements by visiting the UNT-International website.
Admissions requirements

All applicants to UNT are evaluated holistically, based on specific departmental and program requirements. Successful applicants to the graduate programs in the College of Engineering will typically meet the following criteria:

Department MS or MSET Applicant PhD Applicant More Information

Biomedical Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative and 146 or higher on the Verbal. The GRE may be waived for UNT graduates; check with the department.
  • Required supplemental documents (letters of recommendation, statements of purpose, etc.) vary by program. Visit department’s website to determine any additional documents required.
 

Department's admissions requirements

Computer Science & Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.
  • Minimum GRE scores of 148 Verbal, 155 Quantitative, and 3.5 Analytical Writing. GRE waived for UNT CSE alumni.
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in previous university coursework.
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants typically score 156 or higher on the Quantitative and 151 or higher on the Verbal.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose.

Department's admissions requirements

Electrical Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative and 146 or higher on the Verbal. GRE may be waived for UNT graduates; check with the department.
  • Required supplemental documents (letters of recommendation, statements of purpose, etc.) vary by program. Visit department’s website to determine any additional documents required.
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in previous university coursework.
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative and 150 or higher on the Verbal.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose.

Department's admissions requirements

Engineering Technology

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering technology. Applicants holding a math, science, or architecture degree may also be admitted after completing a set of background courses from the relevant concentration area with an average of “B” or better. The set of courses required will be decided in consultation with an adviser and based on the individual applicant background.
  • Bachelor's cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. GRE will be waived for graduates of ABET accredited degree programs. Visit department website to find the specific GRE requirements for the MSET program.
 

Department's admissions requirements

Materials Science & Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative and 146 or higher on the Verbal. GRE may be waived for UNT graduates; check with the department.
  • Required supplemental documents (letters of recommendation, statements of purpose, etc.) vary by program. Visit department’s website to determine any additional documents required.
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in previous university coursework.
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative and 150 or higher on the Verbal.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • A resume.

Department's admissions requirements

Mechanical & Energy Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative and 146 or higher on the Verbal. GRE may be waived for UNT graduates; check with the department.
  • Required supplemental documents (letters of recommendation, statements of purpose, etc.) vary by program. Visit department’s website to determine any additional documents required.
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in previous university coursework.
  • Acceptable general GRE scores. Successful applicants typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative and 150 or higher on the Verbal.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose.

Department's admissions requirements

 

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International admissions

Applications and all supporting materials should be sent to International Admissions 4-6 months before the beginning of the intended term.

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