Texas Southern University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Texas Southern University
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Students applying to Texas Southern University will need to submit an application, standardized test scores, and high school transcripts. Students will also generally need a GPA of 2.5 to be considered for admission. With an acceptance rate of 51%, Texas Southern's admissions are not highly competitive, and students with average grades and scores have a good chance of being accepted.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Texas Southern University Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Texas Southern University Description:

Located on a 150-acre campus in Houston, Texas, Texas Southern University is one of the largest historically Black universities in the country. The school is easy walking disatance from the University of Houston. The university is made up of ten schools and colleges, and students can choose from 53 bachelor's degree programs. Professional fields such as business, criminal justice and health are popular among undergraduates. At the graduate level, Texas Southern has robust law and pharmacy programs. The school takes pride in the racial, cultural, and socio-economic diversity of its student body. Texas Southern is home to about 80 student organizations including the Ocean of Soul Marching Band. On the athletic front, the Texas Southern Tigers compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The university fields six men's and eight women's Division I teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,862 (6,562 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,000 (in-state); $21,240 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,524 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,664
  • Other Expenses: $4,866
  • Total Cost: $25,054 (in-state); $37,294 (out-of-state)

Texas Southern University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,894
    • Loans: $6,136

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, General Studies, Health Administration

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 50%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 6%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 17%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Track and Field, Golf, Football
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Texas Southern University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.tsu.edu/about/mission-vision.php

"Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative programs that are responsive to its urban setting, and transforming diverse students into lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and creative leaders in their local, national, and global communities."

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