The acceptance rate at TSU is 66%. It ranks #27 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. TSU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 4,438 out of 6,687 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 890/1040 ACT 17/20). Texas Southern University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.11. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The TSU application fee is $42 and applications are due by Apr 30.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Texas Southern University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||450|
|SAT Math 25th||440|
|SAT Composite 25th||890|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||520|
|SAT Math 75th||520|
|SAT Composite 75th||1040|
|Average SAT Score||970
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Texas Southern University?
Texas Southern University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 810. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 970 out of 1600. TSU ranks #52 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.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||20|
|ACT Math 75th||19|
|ACT Composite 75th||20|
|Average ACT Score||18
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into TSU?
Admission data indicates that TSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #52 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Southern University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Texas Southern University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into TSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Texas Southern University was 3.11 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #60 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 66% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||6.6%||Good|
|3.50 to 3.74||14.8%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.49||16.3%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.24||18.5%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.99||36.3%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||5.4%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
60% 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||8.6%|
|Top 25% of class||26.6%|
|Top 50% of class||60%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||16%||16%|
Applicants have 87 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 30, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Texas Southern University is $42.
What are the requirements for admission to Texas Southern University and what student information is used for 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.
78% of students submit their SAT scores to TSU. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
66% 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 890 and 1040. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 20. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.