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Colleges / Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University

Houston, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate63%

Texas Southern University Admissions

Texas Southern University is not competitive to get into. Texas Southern University admitted 63% of all applicants in 2019. Out of 10,554 applications received in 2023, 6,654 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Texas Southern University, the regular decision application deadline is July 15 and the fee for the application costs $42.

Texas Southern University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Texas Southern University's admissions stats.

Texas Southern University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 5%
Mean SAT Score 912
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 43%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 14%
Waitlist No

Texas Southern University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Texas Southern University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 7 15

Considering Applying Early to Texas Southern University?

Texas Southern University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Texas Southern University Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Texas Southern University?

Getting into Texas Southern University is not competitive. Texas Southern University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Texas Southern University accepted 63% of all applicants, approximately 6,654 from the 10,554 applicants.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Texas Southern University, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

Transferring to Texas Southern University

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

For Students Waitlisted to Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Texas Southern University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Texas Southern University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Texas Southern University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
First Generation Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Texas Southern University for more information on admission factors.

Texas Southern University Application Requirements

To apply to Texas Southern University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Texas Southern University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Assessment, minimum ACT score of 17/SAT 820
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Texas Southern University?

Students admitted to Texas Southern University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 84% submitted a class rank. At Texas Southern University 5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 20% were in the top 25% and 55% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Texas Southern University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 2%
3.75 and 3.99 6%
3.50 and 3.74 10%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 20%
2.50 and 2.9 40%
2.00 and 2.49 6%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Texas Southern University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Texas Southern University 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 2019, 43% of Texas Southern University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 14% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Texas Southern University?

To be competitive with other Texas Southern University applicants, you should aim to earn between 840 and 990 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Texas Southern University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 990 and 25% of scored lower than 840, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Texas Southern University student is 912.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Texas Southern University students scored 490 or higher and 75% of students scored 420 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Texas Southern University students scored 510 or higher, and 75% scored a 420 or higher.

To be most competitive at Texas Southern University, you should strive to earn between 15 and 19 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 19 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Texas Southern University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 19, and three out of four students scored lower than 19 on the ACT.

A 15 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Texas Southern University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.

More Information on Transferring to Texas Southern University

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Texas Southern University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Texas Southern University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Texas Southern University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Texas Southern University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Texas Southern University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Texas Southern University accept transfer credits?

✅ Texas Southern University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Texas Southern University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Texas Southern University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Texas Southern University?

✅ Texas Southern University is not test optional.

What is Texas Southern University's acceptance rate?

✅ Texas Southern University has an acceptance rate of 63%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Texas Southern University?

❌ Texas Southern University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Texas Southern University? Texas Southern University is a open admission institution. The Texas Southern University acceptance rate is 63%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.


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 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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Texas Southern University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.0. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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