If you want to apply to TAMUK, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee costs $25.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
|TAMUK 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||16%|
|Mean SAT Score||1030|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||60%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||50%|
Texas A&M University-Kingsville 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.
TAMUK is a moderately difficult school to get into. TAMUK evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, TAMUK accepted 88% of all applicants, around 5,546 of the 6,308 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like TAMUK, 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 moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Not Considered|
|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||Not Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to TAMUK must submit the following items. Double check with TAMUK's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2|
|Other Requirements||√||written statement and two letters of recommendation for alternate admissions process|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to TAMUK have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 95.2% submitted a class rank. At TAMUK 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Texas A&M University-Kingsville, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||18.5%|
|3.50 and 3.74||25.89%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.19%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12.94%|
|2.50 and 2.9||12.08%|
|2.00 and 2.49||4.12%|
TAMUK does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
TAMUK is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 60% of TAMUK's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 50% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other TAMUK applicants, you should strive to earn between 930 and 1080 (or higher!) on the SAT. At TAMUK 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1080 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a TAMUK student is 1030.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of TAMUK students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of TAMUK students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.
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To be most competitive at TAMUK, you should strive to earn between 17 and 21 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for TAMUK's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 on the ACT.
A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for TAMUK students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to TAMUK.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in TAMUK during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to TAMUK?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to TAMUK.
Does TAMUK accept transfer credits?
TAMUK accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. TAMUK accepts:
Does TAMUK accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
TAMUK accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to TAMUK?
No, TAMUK is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is TAMUK's acceptance rate?
TAMUK's acceptance rate is 88%.
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How hard is it to get into TAMUK? TAMUK is a somewhat selective institution. The TAMUK acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1080 and Above
930 to 1080
930 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At TAMUK, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.43. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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