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Texas State Admission Requirements

San Marcos, Texas

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Chances of getting into Texas State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
85%
Admission Difficulty for Texas State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Texas State and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Texas State is 85%.  It ranks #48 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Texas State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 21,524 out of 25,461 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent (SAT 1010/1180 ACT 20/25). Texas State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.38. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Texas State application fee is $75 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Texas State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Texas State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1010-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT 
74%
SAT Scores for Texas State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Texas State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Texas State University?

Texas State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. Texas State ranks #22 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Texas State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >92%
1095 to 1180 Avg + 85%-92%
1010 to 1095 Avg - 75%-85%
925 to 1010 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 925 Low <61%
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Texas State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
25%
ACT Scores for Texas State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Texas State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Texas State?

Admission data indicates that Texas State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas State University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Texas State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >92%
22 to 25 Avg + 85%-92%
20 to 22 Avg - 77%-85%
18 to 20 Reach 67%-77%
Less than 18 Low <67%
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Texas State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.38*
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Texas State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Texas State University was 3.38 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #38 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.38 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Texas State accepts 85% of all applicants.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.38 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

84% of Texas State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Texas State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 41%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Texas State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,222 9,239 25,461
Accepted 14,109 7,415 21,524
Acceptance Rate 87% 80% 85%
Enrolled 3,822 2,039 5,861
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 27% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
212

Applicants have 212 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Texas State University is $75.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Texas State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Texas State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Texas State 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=228459 IPEDS survey data for Texas State University.

FAQs

Does Texas State University prefer SAT or ACT?

74% of students submit their SAT scores to Texas State. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Texas State University?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to Texas State. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Texas State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1180. 74% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Texas State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.