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#15 Best Public Universities in Texas

Tarleton Admission Requirements

Stephenville, Texas

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Chances of getting into Tarleton State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.8%
Admission Difficulty for Tarleton State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Tarleton and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,873 out of 10,169 applicants were admitted making Tarleton a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Tarleton State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Tarleton State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tarleton SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
72%
SAT Scores for Tarleton State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Tarleton State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Tarleton State University?

Tarleton State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #39 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tarleton State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >70%
1030 to 1120 Avg + 58%-70%
940 to 1030 Avg - 45%-58%
850 to 940 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 850 Low <32%
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Tarleton ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
ACT Scores for Tarleton State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Tarleton State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Tarleton?

Admission data indicates that Tarleton regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #41 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Tarleton State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Tarleton State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >72%
20 to 23 Avg + 58%-72%
18 to 20 Avg - 47%-58%
16 to 18 Reach 37%-47%
Less than 16 Low <37%
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Tarleton GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.21*
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Tarleton State University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Tarleton. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Tarleton State University was 3.21 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #54 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Tarleton accepts 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.21 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

72% of Tarleton State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Tarleton State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 24%
Top 50% of class 72%
Lower 50% of class 28%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Tarleton State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,459 3,710 10,169
Accepted 3,834 2,039 5,873
Acceptance Rate 59% 55% 58%
Enrolled 1,479 795 2,274
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 39% 39%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 31, 2022
Days left to Apply
8

Applicants have 8 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 31, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Tarleton State University is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Tarleton State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Tarleton State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Tarleton State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228529 IPEDS survey data for Tarleton State University.

FAQs

Does Tarleton State University prefer SAT or ACT?

72% of students submit their SAT scores to Tarleton. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Tarleton State University?

58% of those who apply are granted admission to Tarleton. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Tarleton State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1120. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Tarleton State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.