Texas Southern University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Texas Southern University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,338 out of 10,487 applicants or 51% were admitted making Texas Southern University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Texas Southern University typically accepts and attracts B- average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 6,443 4,044 10,487
Accepted 3,429 1,909 5,338
Acceptance Rate 53% 47% 51%
Enrolled 862 595 1,457
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 31% 27%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Texas Southern 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 Texas Southern University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 15 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Southern University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 810 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 725. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 895 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 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 810 980
SAT Reading 400 490
SAT Math 410 500
ACT Composite 15 19
ACT English 13 19
ACT Math 15 18

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
19 and Above Good >64%
17 to 19 Avg + 51%-64%
15 to 17 Avg - 38%-51%
13 to 15 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 13 Low <26%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
980 and Above Good >64%
895 to 980 Avg + 51%-64%
810 to 895 Avg - 38%-51%
725 to 810 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 725 Low <26%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You can get into Texas Southern University 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Texas Southern University accepts 51% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

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

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

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=229063 IPEDS survey data for Texas Southern University.

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