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Chances of getting into Texas Southern University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
90.9%
Admission Difficulty for Texas Southern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into TSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 91% acceptance rate ranking it #64 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,772 out of 8,554 applicants were admitted making Texas Southern University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  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 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

TSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
840-1000
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Texas Southern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 410
SAT Composite 25th 840
SAT Scores for Texas Southern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 500
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1000
Average SAT Score 920

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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 86 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 840 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 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 920 out of 1600. The school ranks #60 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Texas Southern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1000 and Above Good >95%
920 to 1000 Avg + 91%-95%
840 to 920 Avg - 86%-91%
760 to 840 Reach 78%-86%
Less than 760 Low <78%
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TSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-18 
Applicants Submitting ACT
31%
ACT Scores for Texas Southern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 13
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 18
ACT Composite 75th 18
Average ACT Score 16

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 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 18 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #64 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Southern University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Texas Southern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
18 and Above Good >95%
16 to 18 Avg + 91%-95%
15 to 16 Avg - 88%-91%
14 to 15 Reach 83%-88%
Less than 14 Low <83%
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TSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Texas Southern University?

You can get into TSU 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 grades are above the average 2.96 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as TSU accepts 91% of all applicants.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Texas Southern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,429 3,125 8,554
Accepted 5,029 2,743 7,772
Acceptance Rate 93% 88% 91%
Enrolled 897 578 1,475
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 21% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 30, 2021
Days left to Apply
98

Applicants have 98 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 30, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Texas Southern University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Texas Southern University prefer SAT or ACT?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to TSU. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Texas Southern University?

91% of those who apply are granted admission to TSU. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Texas Southern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 840 and 1000. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Texas Southern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 18. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.