Chances of getting into Texas State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
45.5%
Admission Difficulty for Texas State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Texas State and can I get accepted? The school has a 46% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,351 out of 24,923 applicants were admitted making Texas State a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Texas State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 54% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Texas State University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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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

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

Texas State University typically requires 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. The school ranks #27 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. 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 State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >59%
1095 to 1180 Avg + 46%-59%
1010 to 1095 Avg - 33%-46%
925 to 1010 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 925 Low <23%
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Texas State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
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 24
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Texas State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >59%
23 to 26 Avg + 46%-59%
20 to 23 Avg - 33%-46%
17 to 20 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 17 Low <23%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need above average high school grades to get into Texas State University. 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 #33 in Texas for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Texas State will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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High School Class Rank

93% 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 14%
Top 25% of class 49%
Top 50% of class 93%
Bottom 50% of class 7%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Texas State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,514 9,409 24,923
Accepted 7,113 4,238 11,351
Acceptance Rate 46% 45% 46%
Enrolled 3,888 2,271 6,159
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 55% 54% 54%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

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

Texas State University Admission 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

46% of those who apply are granted admission to Texas State. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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