DS Admitted Student Average SAT (Math/Verbal)
College of Natural Sciences Admitted Student Average SAT (Math/Verbal)
CNS Honors Acceptance Rate12%
Current DS Students
Current Dean’s Scholars
Class of 2020 Dean’s Scholars
Students in an Average DS Seminar
Where Dean’s Scholars Are From
Where (In-State) Dean’s Scholars are From
Austin/Central Texas (31%)
Dallas/Fort Worth (19%)
Major Composition: Class of 2020
Physics/ Astronomy (17%)
Computer Science (5%)
Percent of Dean’s Scholars Who Have
Participated in research during college
*Including current freshmen
Gone or plan to study abroad
Changed their major
Taken a graduate course
Avg. Hours Taken Per Semester
Participated in athletics
Recognize this tree of life?
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.