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Your chances of getting into Texas A & M University Kingsville

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

96.5%
Admission Difficulty for Texas A & M University Kingsville
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at TAMUK is 96.5%.  Its admission rate is the 72nd lowest in Texas.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into TAMUK and can you get accepted?

Texas A & M University Kingsville is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 5,569 out of the 5,768 who applied were admitted.

Texas A & M University Kingsville typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.45. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into TAMUK?

97% 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 Kingsville you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.45 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1090 on the SAT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

TAMUK GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.45

Typical High School Grades 

B+

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into TAMUK are to have around a 3.45 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.45 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as TAMUK accepts 97% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at TAMUK is 3.45 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 #31 in Texas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since TAMUK 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 3.5 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 Kingsville students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 19.7% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.5% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 17.1% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.9% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.1% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.1% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.6% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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TAMUK SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Texas A & M University Kingsville. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 1% of students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

970-1210

Applicants Submitting SAT 

1%
SAT Scores for Texas A & M University Kingsville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 490
Math 25th Percentile 480
Composite 25th Percentile 970
SAT Scores for Texas A & M University Kingsville
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 640
Math 75th Percentile 570
Composite 75th Percentile 1210
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 Kingsville?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at TAMUK is 1090 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 970-1210. Students who get into Texas A & M University Kingsville score in the top 66 percent of all SAT test takers..  TAMUK ranks #30 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. TAMUK regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 970 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 970, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 850, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Texas A & M University Kingsville 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 1090, you have around a 97% chance of being admitted. A 1210 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 98% chance of getting in.

Texas A & M University Kingsville admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1210 and Above Good >98%
1090 to 1210 Avg + 97%-98%
970 to 1090 Avg - 94%-97%
850 to 970 Reach 90%-94%
Less than 850 Low <90%
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TAMUK ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

-
ACT Scores for Texas A & M University Kingsville
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Texas A & M University Kingsville
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

High School Class Rank

72% of Texas A & M University Kingsville freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 40% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Texas A & M University Kingsville students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 72%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Texas A & M University Kingsville admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,233 2,535 5,768
Accepted 3,161 2,408 5,569
Acceptance Rate 98% 95% 97%
Enrolled 537 562 1,099
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 23% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

107

Applicants have 107 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Texas A & M University Kingsville Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not considered for admission, even 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 Kingsville
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228705 IPEDS survey data for Texas A & M University Kingsville.

FAQs

Does Texas A & M University Kingsville prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to TAMUK.

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

97% of those who apply are granted admission to TAMUK. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

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

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1210. The average SAT score is 1090. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.