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Colleges / Tarleton State University

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX 4-Year Public

About Tarleton

Tarleton State University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Stephenville, TX, less than an hour from Fort Worth.

Founded in 1899, the institution currently enrolls around 14,022 students a year, including 11,893 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Tarleton's endowment was valued at $29,772,816 in 2021. The school spends $6,125 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Tarleton

Acceptance rate: 58%

Early Decision or Early Action: No/

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is Tarleton State University's acceptance rate?

Tarleton is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 58 percent of all applicants to Tarleton are accepted each year.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Tarleton a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Tarleton, around 69 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 2,013 students who started at Tarleton as first-time freshman, 606 graduate within four years.

Tarleton's six-year graduation for undergrads is 46 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $24,156 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Tarleton sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Tarleton a good school for YOU?

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College Info

Box T-0001 Tarleton Station Stephenville, TX 76402

Campus Setting: Small Town

Tarleton Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Tarleton is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Tarleton is Dec 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Tarleton ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

18 to 23

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Tarleton is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Tarleton. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Tarleton SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

960 - 1140

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Math SAT Range

480 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

Tarleton Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$11,630

In State

$23,013

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,486
$17,869
Fees
$3,848
$3,848
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
$1,296
$1,296

Student Life

Wondering what life at Tarleton is like? There are approximately 13,176 students enrolled at Tarleton, including 11,350 undergraduate students and 1,826 graduate students. 72% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from TX and 2% percent of students are from other states.

72%

Full Time

28%

Part Time

98%

In State

2%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

13,176

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

64%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,334

Out-of-State

$21,717

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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