TCU Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into TCU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 7,974 out of 18,423 applicants or 43% were admitted making TCU a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 10,899 7,524 18,423
Accepted 4,969 3,005 7,974
Acceptance Rate 46% 40% 43%
Enrolled 1,275 798 2,073
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 27% 26%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Texas Christian University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that TCU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 62 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Christian University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. 38 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1160 1360
SAT Reading 590 680
SAT Math 570 670
ACT Composite 25 30
ACT English 25 32
ACT Math 25 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >59%
27 to 30 Avg + 43%-59%
25 to 27 Avg - 33%-43%
23 to 25 Reach 24%-33%
Less than 23 Low <24%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >56%
1260 to 1360 Avg + 43%-56%
1160 to 1260 Avg - 31%-43%
1060 to 1160 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 1060 Low <21%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Texas Christian University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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=228875 IPEDS survey data for Texas Christian University.

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