TCU Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Texas Christian University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into TCU? The school has a 38% acceptance rate. Last year, 7,506 out of 19,972 applicants were admitted making TCU a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 28 percent. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Texas Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Texas Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1340
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Texas Christian University?

Texas Christian University typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. 32 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

Texas Christian University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >51%
1240 to 1340 Avg + 38%-51%
1140 to 1240 Avg - 26%-38%
1040 to 1140 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 1040 Low <17%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Texas Christian University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Texas Christian University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that TCU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 68 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Christian University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Texas Christian University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >54%
27 to 30 Avg + 38%-54%
25 to 27 Avg - 29%-38%
23 to 25 Reach 21%-29%
Less than 23 Low <21%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Texas Christian University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Texas Christian University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,700 8,272 19,972
Accepted 4,468 3,038 7,506
Acceptance Rate 38% 37% 38%
Enrolled 1,120 768 1,888
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 25% 25%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2019
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 64 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Texas Christian University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Texas Christian University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Texas Christian 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=228875 IPEDS survey data for Texas Christian University.