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Tarleton Admissions

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 Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Tarleton?

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Tarleton?

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.

What's Most Important to Get In to Tarleton?

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.

Admissions Factors at Tarleton

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
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
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Tarleton 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Tarleton?

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
4.0 GPA 89%

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.

What's a Good SAT Score for Tarleton?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for Tarleton?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Tarleton State University

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

Tarleton Admissions FAQs

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:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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%.

Want To Learn More About Tarleton?

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Tarleton Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

58%

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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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

960 - 1110

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Math SAT Range

470 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 570

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Tarleton GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,022

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

58%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,334

Out-of-State

$21,717

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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