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DS Statistics

Admissions Statistics
1540

DS Admitted Student Average SAT (Math/Verbal)

1300

College of Natural Sciences Admitted Student Average SAT (Math/Verbal)

CNS Honors Acceptance Rate

12%
Current DS Students
160
Current Dean’s Scholars
46
Class of 2020 Dean’s Scholars
15
Students in an Average DS Seminar

Where Dean’s Scholars Are From

  • In-State (85%)

  • Out-of-State (15%)

  • International (5%)

Where (In-State) Dean’s Scholars are From

  • Austin/Central Texas (31%)

  • Dallas/Fort Worth (19%)

  • Houston (19%)

  • Other (31%)

Major Composition: Class of 2020

  • Biology/Neuroscience (29%)

  • Physics/ Astronomy (17%)

  • Biochemistry (15%)

  • Math (15%)

  • Chemistry (11%)

  • Computer Science (5%)

  • Other/Undecided (4%)

Percent of Dean’s Scholars Who Have
87%

Participated in research during college

*Including current freshmen

42%

Gone or plan to study abroad

34%

Changed their major

25%

Taken a graduate course

15.6

Avg. Hours Taken Per Semester

42%

Participated in athletics

*Intramural, Organization, Club, etc.

Interesting Facts

Recognize this tree of life?

tree

Credit: David M. Hillis, Derrick Zwickl, and Robin Gutell, University of Texas

It’s called the Hillis plot, after the director of Dean’s Scholars, Dr. David Hillis. Yeah, we have the guy who created this as our director, and you’ll see him every week as the professor for your DS freshmen seminar. That’s pretty cool, isn’t it?

We’ve gone to space.

On February 24th, 2011, Dean’s Scholar Joseph Barratt’s father Dr. Michael Barratt offered to carry a memento of our program aboard the final flight of space shuttle Discovery. I can’t imagine there are many other honors programs who have been to space, so I think that makes us pretty legit.