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UTSA raising standards for students applying

SAN ANTONIO-- 10 years ago at least 95% of students who applied to UTSA were accepted, but now that's changed.  It's not that easy to get into UTSA anymore.  The criteria changed and standards have increased.
UTSA has raised its admissions accepting fewer students than years past.  University officials say they are looking for more high ranking graduating seniors and those with higher test scores. 

This 2013 fall semester it accepted an estimated 60% of students who applied.  Thats less than the 73% they accepted in 2012.  According to a state website The University of Texas in Austin in 2012 accepted 51% of students who applied.  George Norton, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs says UTSA student enrollment has grown tremendously and the university is on track to becoming a tier 1 institution.

Norton said, We want to enroll students who have the greatest likelihood to excel at UTSA and graduate in record numbers.

So if you don't get into UTSA on the first try Norton says think about attending an area community college then apply again in the future as a transfer student.

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