Texas State University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Texas State University is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 78%. Located in San Marcos, a small city between Austin and San Antonio, Texas State was established in 1899. The school is comprised of a 457-acre main campus and over 5,000 additional acres that support recreation, instruction, farming, and ranching. Students can choose from 93 bachelor's degree programs and a similar number of graduate degree programs. The university has a 20-to-1 student/faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Texas State Bobcats compete in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. The university fields 14 Division I teams and competes in the Sun Belt Conference.

Considering applying to Texas State University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Texas State University had an acceptance rate of 78%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 78 students were admitted, making Texas State's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 24,793
Percent Admitted 78%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 31%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Texas State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 74% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 510 600
Math 500 580
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Texas State's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Texas State scored between 510 and 600, while 25% scored below 510 and 25% scored above 600. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 500 and 580, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 580. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1180 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Texas State.

Requirements

Texas State recommends, but does not require, the SAT writing section. Note that Texas State does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Texas State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 25% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 19 25
Math 18 24
Composite 20 26

This admissions data tells us that most of Texas State's admitted students fall within the top 49% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Texas State received a composite ACT score between 20 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 20.

Requirements

Note that Texas State does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Texas State recommends, but does not require, the ACT writing section.

GPA

Texas State University does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Texas State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Texas State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Texas State University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Texas State University, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a slightly selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores, class rank, and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, Texas State is interested in more than test scores and GPAs. The university uses the ApplyTexas application which requires information about your high school coursework, leadership, special talents, and extracurricular activities. The admissions office wants to see that you have taken challenging college preparatory classes, including four years of English, math, and science; three years of social science; two years of a foreign language; and one year each of fine arts and physical education, with an upward trend in grades. Applicants should also consider including an optional application essayletters of recommendation, and resume to boost their application.

The university offers "Assured Admission" to students who meet certain criteria. Students who attend an accredited public or private high school and rank in the top 10% of their class will be admitted to Texas State with no minimum SAT or ACT score requirements. Those students who rank in the top 25% of their class and achieve a minimum composite SAT score of 1000 or ACT score of 20 are also offered assured admission at Texas State. Applicants with a lower class rank can also be admitted under this program if they have slightly higher composite SAT or ACT scores. Students who don't automatically qualify for assured admission through their class rank and test scores can still qualify through a review process that considers other factors including an application essay.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted to Texas State. Most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 950 or higher, an ACT composite score of 18 or higher, and a high school average of "B" or better. Grades and test scores above these lower ranges will improve your chances, and you can see that a significant number of admitted students had grades in the "A" range.

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