Huston-Tillotson University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Huston-Tillotson University Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Huston-Tillotson University are somewhat selective--the school admits under half of applicants each year. Still, students with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being accepted. Along with an application, prospective students will need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, and a high school transcript. For more information about requirements and deadlines, be sure to check out the school's website. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Huston-Tillotson University Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Huston-Tillotson University Description:

Huston-Tillotson University is a private, four-year, historically Black university located on a 23-acre campus in Austin, Texas. HT is affiliated with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the United Methodist Church, and the United Churches of Christ. The university's roughly 900 students are supported by a student/faculty ratio of 13 to 1. Between the university's College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business and Technology, HT offers degree programs in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, science, and technology. Outside of the classroom, students participate in a range of clubs and organizations including the Muse Drama Club/Group, the Ram-nites Dance Team, and the Gentlemen’s Club, as well as Greek Letter organizations. The Huston-TIllotson Rams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Red River Conference with sports including men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,012 (965 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,346
  • Books: $2,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,568
  • Other Expenses: $3,872
  • Total Cost: $28,286

Huston-Tillotson University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,762
    • Loans: $6,675

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, English, Kinesiology, Teacher Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 60%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 11%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 22%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Baseball, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Cross Country, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Huston-Tillotson University Mission Statement:

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"As an historically Black institution, Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to provide opportunities to a diverse population for academic achievement with an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and leadership in a nurturing environment."

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