Texas State Admission RequirementsSan Marcos, Texas
Chances of getting into Texas State University
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
Applicants Submitting SAT74%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|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 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.
|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%|
Texas State ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT25%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.38*
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
93% of Texas State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||55%||54%||54%|
Applications were DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Texas State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.