Chances of getting into Texas Christian University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
41.1%
Admission Difficulty for Texas Christian University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into TCU and can I get accepted? The school has a 41% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,110 out of 19,740 applicants were admitted making TCU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 23 percent. Texas Christian University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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TCU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
32%
SAT Scores for Texas Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for Texas Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1300

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 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 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
1390 and Above Good >54%
1295 to 1390 Avg + 41%-54%
1200 to 1295 Avg - 29%-41%
1105 to 1200 Reach 19%-29%
Less than 1105 Low <19%
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TCU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
68%
ACT Scores for Texas Christian University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Texas Christian University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

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. The school ranks #9 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 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 >57%
27 to 30 Avg + 41%-57%
25 to 27 Avg - 31%-41%
23 to 25 Reach 23%-31%
Less than 23 Low <23%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.68*
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Texas Christian University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Texas Christian University was 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Texas for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to TCU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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High School Class Rank

75% of Texas Christian University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Texas Christian University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 42%
Top 25% of class 75%
Top 50% of class 96%
Bottom 50% of class 4%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Texas Christian University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,658 8,082 19,740
Accepted 4,915 3,195 8,110
Acceptance Rate 42% 40% 41%
Enrolled 1,130 825 1,955
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 26% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
91

Applicants have 91 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to TCU before the Feb 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.