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Colleges / Texas A&M University-Kingsville


Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a public, state school that was founded in 1925. It is moderately difficult to get into TAMUK. It enrolls around 6,932 students a year, including 5,674 undergrads.

TAMUK does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

TAMUK Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at TAMUK is 88%. In 2021, 5,546 out of 6,308 total applicants were accepted.

TAMUK Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at TAMUK

Texas A&M University-Kingsville does not offer early decision. TAMUK does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 20
Mean SAT score 1030
In-State Tuition $5,127
Out-of-State $18,158

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to TAMUK.

Financial Aid at TAMUK

TAMUK meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend TAMUK full-time are awarded $12,330 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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.

Dorms at TAMUK

Most TAMUK students live off campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at TAMUK.

What GPA Do I Need For Texas A&M University-Kingsville?

TAMUK is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Admitted students have a mean score of 1030 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 20.

Does TAMUK Require the ACT or SAT?

TAMUK has 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.

Out of all applicants, 60% submitted the SAT. 50% submitted the ACT.

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TAMUK Waitlist

TAMUK reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is TAMUK a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. 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.

Retention and Graduation Rates at TAMUK

About 72% of students who start at TAMUK return for their second year of college. Out of the 1,088 students who started at TAMUK as first-time freshman, 250 graduate within four years.

TAMUK's six-year graduation for undergrads is 45%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% 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. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $26,032 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does TAMUK sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is TAMUK a good school for you?

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Where is TAMUK?

TAMUK is located in the small town setting of Kingsville, Texas.

If you want to see TAMUK for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 77 to Kingsville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Corpus Christi International.

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

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College Info

700 University Boulevard Kingsville, TX 78363

Campus Setting: Small Town

TAMUK Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to TAMUK is Aug 1.

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


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ACT Range

17 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to TAMUK is 20. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into TAMUK. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.



Composite SAT Range

930 - 1080


Math SAT Range

460 - 540


Reading SAT Range

460 - 550

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for TAMUK students is 1030. Applicants with SAT scores of 1080 and above have a good chance of being admitted to TAMUK, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1080 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at TAMUK.

TAMUK Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at TAMUK is like? There are approximately 6,932 students enrolled at TAMUK, including 5,674 undergraduate students and 1,258 graduate students. 77% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from TX and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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