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Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

About Tarleton

Tarleton State University Overview

Tarleton State University is a public, state school in a small town setting in Stephenville, Texas. Tarleton was founded in 1899 and the school now enrolls around 13,995 students a year, which includes 11,666 undergrads. Tarleton provides on-campus housing for up to 3,906 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Activities at Tarleton

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Tarleton students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Tarleton has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Tarleton has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Tarleton on the Student Life page.

2022 Tarleton Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 46%
In-State Tuition $4,798
Out-of-State $14,201
Percent of Need Met 53%

Is Tarleton a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Tarleton offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

Tarleton Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Tarleton. Around 56% of applicants get into Tarleton each year. Out of 10,389 applications received in 2022, 5,801 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Tarleton

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 69% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Tarletoncome back the next year. Tarletonhas a six year graduation rate of 68 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Tarleton Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Tarleton directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tarleton State University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Tarleton State University's endowment was $90.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Tarleton spends about $5,941 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Tarleton

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Tarleton meets 53% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

For information on Tarleton's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $25,127 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Tarleton.

Based on this information, does Tarleton seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Tarleton a good school for you?

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Where is Tarleton State University Located?

Tarleton is located in the small town setting of Stephenville, Texas, less than an hour from Fort Worth.

If you want to see Tarleton for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 377, Interstate 20 to Stephenville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Tarleton and Stephenville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1333 West Washington Tarleton Station Stephenville, TX 76402

Campus Setting: Small Town

Tarleton Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Tarleton is Aug 15.

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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Tarleton SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

970 - 1130

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Math SAT Range

480 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 580

Tarleton Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,984

In State

$33,254

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,511
$17,781
Fees
$4,217
$4,217
Housing
$10,206
$10,206
Books
$1,050
$1,050

Student Life

Wondering what life at Tarleton is like? There are approximately 13,995 students enrolled at Tarleton, including 11,666 undergraduate students and 2,329 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from TX and 3% percent of students are from other states.

73%

Full Time

27%

Part Time

97%

In State

3%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

13,995

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

56%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,728

Out-of-State

$21,998

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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