TSU Admission RequirementsHouston, Texas
Chances of getting into Texas Southern University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into TSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,802 out of 13,776 applicants were admitted making TSU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 84 percent. Texas Southern University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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TSU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT78%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||420|
|SAT Math 25th||410|
|SAT Composite 25th||830|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||500|
|SAT Math 75th||490|
|SAT Composite 75th||990|
|Average SAT Score||910|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Texas Southern University?
Texas Southern University typically requires applicants to be in the top 87 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 830 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 750. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 910 out of 1600. The school ranks #61 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 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|
|990 and Above||Good||>69%|
|910 to 990||Avg +||57%-69%|
|830 to 910||Avg -||44%-57%|
|750 to 830||Reach||31%-44%|
|Less than 750||Low||<31%|
TSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT31%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||12|
|ACT Math 25th||15|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||18|
|ACT Math 75th||17|
|ACT Composite 75th||19|
|Average ACT Score||17|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into TSU?
Admission data indicates that TSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #61 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Southern University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|19 and Above||Good||>69%|
|17 to 19||Avg +||57%-69%|
|15 to 17||Avg -||44%-57%|
|13 to 15||Reach||31%-44%|
|Less than 13||Low||<31%|
Avg. High School GPA2.96
Typical High School GradesB-
You can get into Texas Southern University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Texas Southern University was 2.96 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #63 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as TSU accepts 57% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||7%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||14%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||21%||Good|
|2.75 to 3.00||47%||Avg +|
|2.50 to 2.75||8%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
62% of Texas Southern University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||5%|
|Top 25% of class||20%|
|Top 50% of class||62%|
|Bottom 50% of class||38%|
|Bottom 25% of class||10%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||22%||21%|
What are the requirements for admission to Texas Southern University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229063 IPEDS survey data for Texas Southern University.
Frequently Asked Questions
78% of students submit their SAT scores to TSU. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
57% of those who apply are granted admission to TSU. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 830 and 990. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.