Chances of getting into Tarleton State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
50.4%
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 50% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,381 out of 10,681 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 58 percent. Tarleton State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Tarleton SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
63%
SAT Scores for Tarleton State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Tarleton State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1120

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

Tarleton State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #40 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tarleton State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >63%
1115 to 1200 Avg + 50%-63%
1030 to 1115 Avg - 37%-50%
945 to 1030 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 945 Low <26%
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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 #48 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Tarleton State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Tarleton State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >65%
20 to 23 Avg + 50%-65%
18 to 20 Avg - 40%-50%
16 to 18 Reach 30%-40%
Less than 16 Low <30%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need about average high school grades to get into Tarleton State University. 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 #51 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 50% of students who apply.

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High School Class Rank

68% 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 8%
Top 25% of class 24%
Top 50% of class 68%
Bottom 50% of class 32%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Tarleton State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,732 3,949 10,681
Accepted 3,502 1,879 5,381
Acceptance Rate 52% 48% 50%
Enrolled 1,193 706 1,899
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 38% 35%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
233

Applicants have 233 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Tarleton before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Tarleton State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Tarleton State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

63% of students submit their SAT scores to Tarleton. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

50% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1200. 63% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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.