TCU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Texas Christian University
|Admission Standards||Very High|
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, 8,210 out of 20,156 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 25 percent. Texas Christian University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT41%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1340|
|Average SAT Score||1250|
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 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 41 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1340 and Above||Good||>54%|
|1245 to 1340||Avg +||41%-54%|
|1150 to 1245||Avg -||29%-41%|
|1055 to 1150||Reach||19%-29%|
|Less than 1055||Low||<19%|
TCU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT59%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||28|
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 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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 #8 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Christian University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>54%|
|28 to 30||Avg +||41%-54%|
|26 to 28||Avg -||29%-41%|
|24 to 26||Reach||19%-29%|
|Less than 24||Low||<19%|
Avg. High School GPA3.68*
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
75% of Texas Christian University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||27%||27%|
Applications were DueFeb 15, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Texas Christian University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
41% of students submit their SAT scores to TCU. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
41% of those who apply are granted admission to TCU. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1340. 41% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.