Chances of getting into Texas Southern University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
56.6%
Admission Difficulty for Texas Southern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
830-990
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Texas Southern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 420
SAT Math 25th 410
SAT Composite 25th 830
SAT Scores for Texas Southern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 500
SAT Math 75th 490
SAT Composite 75th 990
Average SAT Score 910

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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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Texas Southern University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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TSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT
31%
ACT Scores for Texas Southern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 12
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Texas Southern University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Texas Southern University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.96
Typical High School Grades
B-

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Texas Southern University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 3% Good
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

High School Class Rank

62% of Texas Southern University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Texas Southern University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Texas Southern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,512 5,264 13,776
Accepted 4,899 2,903 7,802
Acceptance Rate 58% 55% 57%
Enrolled 974 633 1,607
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 22% 21%

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Texas Southern 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=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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 19. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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