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Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Texas A & M University Corpus Christi

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

88%
Admission Difficulty for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is 88%.  Its admission rate is the 52nd lowest in Texas.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi and can you get accepted?

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 7,408 out of the 8,421 who applied were admitted.

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.41. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi?

88% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Texas A & M University Corpus Christi you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.41 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1090 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.41

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Texas A & M University Corpus Christi?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi are to have around a 3.41 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.41 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi accepts 88% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is 3.41 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #36 in Texas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Texas A & M University Corpus Christi students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 2.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 22.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 25.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 19.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Texas A & M University Corpus Christi. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 54% of students submitted SAT scores and 15% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

982-1200

Applicants Submitting SAT 

54%
SAT Scores for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 492
Math 25th Percentile 490
Composite 25th Percentile 982
SAT Scores for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 610
Math 75th Percentile 590
Composite 75th Percentile 1200
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Texas A & M University Corpus Christi?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is 1090 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 982-1200. Students who get into Texas A & M University Corpus Christi score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi ranks #29 in the state of Texas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1090 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 982 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 982, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 870, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1090 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1091, you have around a 88% chance of being admitted. A 1200 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 93% chance of getting in.

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1200 and Above Good >93%
1091 to 1200 Avg + 88%-93%
982 to 1091 Avg - 79%-88%
873 to 982 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 873 Low <67%
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Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

18-24 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

15%
ACT Scores for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 17
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 23
Math 75th Percentile 23
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 24.  The school ranks #29 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 15.

15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas A & M University Corpus Christi.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Texas A & M University Corpus Christi is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 88% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 93% with a 24 ACT score.

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >93%
21 to 24 Avg + 88%-93%
18 to 21 Avg - 79%-88%
15 to 18 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 15 Low <67%
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High School Class Rank

76% of Texas A & M University Corpus Christi freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 45% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Texas A & M University Corpus Christi students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 76%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,224 3,197 8,421
Accepted 4,606 2,802 7,408
Acceptance Rate 88% 88% 88%
Enrolled 1,126 787 1,913
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 28% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

71

Applicants have 71 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Texas A & M University Corpus Christi is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Texas A & M University Corpus Christi and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Texas A & M University Corpus Christi Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Required to be considered for admission
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Texas A & M University Corpus Christi is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.41 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1090 and ACT of 21 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=224147 IPEDS survey data for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi.

FAQs

Does Texas A & M University Corpus Christi prefer SAT or ACT?

54% of students submit their SAT scores to Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Texas A & M University Corpus Christi?

88% of those who apply are granted admission to Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 982 and 1200. The average SAT score is 1091. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Texas A & M University Corpus Christi?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.