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Texas Southern University

Houston, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate63%
Acceptance Rate63%

About Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University Overview

Texas Southern University is a public, state school in an urban setting in Houston, Texas. Texas Southern University was founded in 1947 and the school presently has around 7,524 students a year, including 5,726 undergraduate students. Texas Southern University offers housing for up to 1,690 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

📆 Mark your calendar! July 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Involvement at Texas Southern University

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Texas Southern University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Texas Southern University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Texas Southern University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Texas Southern University on the Student Life page.

2022 Texas Southern University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 63%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.0
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 43%
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $20,828

Is Texas Southern University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Texas Southern University offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

Texas Southern University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not competitive to get into Texas Southern University. Around 63% of applicants get into Texas Southern University each year. Out of 10,554 applications received in 2022, 6,654 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Texas Southern University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 68% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Texas Southern Universityreturn for their sophomore year. Texas Southern Universityhas a six year graduation rate of 23 for undergrads. 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 Outlook Texas Southern University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Texas Southern University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Texas Southern University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Texas Southern University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Texas Southern University's endowment was valued at $85.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $12,172 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Texas Southern University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Texas Southern University meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $20,828 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $23,390 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Texas Southern University.

Based on this information, does Texas Southern University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Texas Southern University a good school for you?

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Where is Texas Southern University?

Texas Southern University is located in the urban setting of Houston, Texas, less than an hour from Houston.

If you would like to see Texas Southern University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 59 to Houston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, William P. Hobby.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Texas Southern University and Houston are like without leaving home.

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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

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Texas Southern University is Jul 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Texas Southern University is Jul 15.

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

Texas Southern University ACT Scores


ACT Range

15 - 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

19 and Above


15 to 19


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 17. Students with an ACT score of 19 and above have a good chance of getting into Texas Southern University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 19 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

840 - 990


Math SAT Range

400 - 490


Reading SAT Range

420 - 510

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

990 and Above


840 to 990


840 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Texas Southern University students is 912. Applicants with SAT scores of 990 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Texas Southern University, while applicants with SAT scores between 840 to 990 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 840 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Texas Southern University.

Texas Southern University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Texas Southern University is like? There are approximately 7,524 students enrolled at Texas Southern University, including 5,726 undergraduate students and 1,798 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from TX and 20% percent of students are from other states.


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