Note: the table below is comparison data relevant for SATís. It is University of Texas at Austin SAT and GPA data for students admitted under the top 10% plan (automatically admitted if graduating in the top 10% in any public high school in Texas, regardless of SAT scores) vs. non-Top 10% students (admitted under more traditional criteria, weighting SATís as key factor). This table is for all students. The original source (report) also lists the same data for major racial and ethnic groups; the pattern is the same in that data as well. The source for the data is listed after the table.

 

TABLE VI
FRESHMAN YEAR PERFORMANCE BY SAT SCORE RANGE
1996 VS. 1998 VS. 2000
ALL STUDENTS

 

1996

1998

2000

SAT Ranges
(ACT Value)

TOP 10%

NON-TOP 10%

TOP 10%

NON-TOP 10%

TOP 10%

NON-TOP 10%

N

GPA

N

GPA

N

GPA

N

GPA

N

GPA

N

GPA

<900
(<18)

26

2.45

71

2.27

42

2.48

91

2.32

126

2.67

74

2.43

900-990
(18-21)

81

2.66

164

2.44

130

2.70

220

2.39

208

2.84

157

2.61

1000-1090
(21-23)

320

2.85

546

2.52

325

2.91

608

2.62

467

2.95

597

2.71

1100-1190
(23-26)

512

3.05

982

2.62

511

3.01

1,004

2.68

699

3.12

1037

2.77

1200-1290
(26-28)

585

3.24

965

2.67

615

3.27

940

2.78

753

3.31

1041

2.89

1300-1390
(29-31)

510

3.40

457

2.81

508

3.47

538

2.86

616

3.52

564

3.07

1400-1490
(31-33)

296

3.58

161

3.06

297

3.67

169

3.16

368

3.67

190

3.27

1500+
(34-36)

98

3.65

29

3.05

85

3.74

27

3.19

109

3.77

53

3.12

Total/Mean

2,428

3.21

3,375

2.65

2,513

3.23

3,597

2.72

3,346

3.26

3,713

2.86

SAT Mean

1242

1186

1230

1180

1212

1193

 

 

Source (report):

IMPLEMENTATION AND RESULTS OF THE TEXAS AUTOMATIC ADMISSIONS LAW
(HB 588)
at
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
REPORT NUMBER 4

DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
FALL 2001

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND PERSISTENCE OF TOP 10% AND NON-TOP 10% STUDENTS
ACADEMIC YEARS 1996-2000

Prepared by:

Gary M. Lavergne, Director of Admissions Research
Office of Admissions
The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Bruce Walker, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Admissions
The University of Texas at Austin

 

Note: The authors wish to acknowledge and thank Cindy Hargett, Senior Systems Analyst, Student Information Systems, of the University of Texas at Austin for her valuable contributions to this project.