Resources › For Students and Parents Texas Southern University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Texas Southern University. WhisperToMe / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated November 11, 2017 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 PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 355 / 450SAT Math: 360 / 450SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 15 / 19ACT English: 13 / 19ACT Math: 15 / 18What these ACT numbers mean 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% Female88% 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: $9,664Other Expenses: $4,866Total 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 AidGrants: 89%Loans: 73%Average Amount of AidGrants: $8,894Loans: $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, FootballWomen's Sports: Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Texas Southern University, You May Also Like These Schools: Clark Atlanta University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSam Houston State University: Profile Jackson State University: Profile Howard University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphTexas State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBaylor University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSpelman College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAlabama State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphGrambling State University: Profile University of Houston: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphTexas A & M University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Texas - Austin: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph 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."