If you are thinking about applying to Tarleton, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee costs $50.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
|Tarleton 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||11%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||71%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||47%|
Tarleton State University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Tarleton is moderately difficult. Tarleton evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Tarleton accepted 58% of students, around 5,694 of the 9,879 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Tarleton, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Tarleton must submit the following items. Double check with Tarleton's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Out of all students that were admitted, 89% submitted a class rank. At Tarleton 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 24% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Tarleton State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Tarleton does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Tarleton does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 71% of Tarleton's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 47% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Tarleton applicants, you should strive to earn between 960 and 1110 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Tarleton 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1110 and 25% of scored lower than 960, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Tarleton students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Tarleton students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Tarleton, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Tarleton's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Tarleton students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Tarleton.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Tarleton during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Tarleton?
Students who are admitted to Tarleton must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Tarleton accept transfer credits?
Tarleton accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Tarleton accepts:
Does Tarleton accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Tarleton accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Tarleton?
Tarleton is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Tarleton's acceptance rate?
Tarleton's acceptance rate is 58%.
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How hard is it to get into Tarleton? Tarleton is a somewhat selective institution. The Tarleton acceptance rate is 58%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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