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Texas Southern University

Houston, TX 4-Year Public

About Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Houston, TX, less than an hour from Houston, TX.

Founded in 1947, the institution currently enrolls around 7,015 students a year, including 5,298 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Texas Southern University's endowment was valued at $67,878,998 in 2021. The school spends $10,797 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Texas Southern University

Acceptance rate: 66%

Average GPA: 3.11

Mean ACT score: 18

Mean SAT score: 968

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: July 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is Texas Southern University's acceptance rate?

Texas Southern University is a noncompetitive school to get accepted to. Around 66 percent of all applicants are admitted to Texas Southern University each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.11 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 968. The mean ACT scores is 18.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Texas Southern University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Texas Southern University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 19 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent 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. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $23,390 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Texas Southern University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Texas Southern University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

3100 Cleburne Avenue Houston, TX 77004-4584

Campus Setting: Urban

Texas Southern University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 14

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 14

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Texas Southern University is Aug 14.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Texas Southern University is Aug 14.

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

Texas Southern University ACT Scores


ACT Range

15 - 18

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

18 and Above


15 to 18


15 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Texas Southern University is 18. Students with an ACT score of 18 and above have a good chance of getting into Texas Southern University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 18 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Texas Southern University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

410 - 500


Reading SAT Range

430 - 500

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

0 and Above


0 to 0


0 and Less


Texas Southern University Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Texas Southern University is like? There are approximately 9,034 students enrolled at Texas Southern University, including 7,092 undergraduate students and 1,942 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from TX and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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