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Southwest Texas State Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Southwest Texas State, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the fee for the application is $75. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Southwest Texas State?

Texas State University 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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Southwest Texas State Hard To Get Into?

Southwest Texas State is amoderately difficult school to get into. Southwest Texas State evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Southwest Texas State accepted 85% of all applicants., around 21,524 of the 25,461 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Southwest Texas State, 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.

What's Most Important to Get In to Southwest Texas State?

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 in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Southwest Texas State

Admissions Factor Level
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 Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Southwest Texas State 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Southwest Texas State must submit the following items. Double check with Southwest Texas State's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southwest Texas State?

Out of all students that were admitted, 99.6% submitted a class rank. At Southwest Texas State 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Texas State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 99.6%

Southwest Texas State 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, 77% of Southwest Texas State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 21% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Southwest Texas State?

To be competitive with other Southwest Texas State applicants, you should strive to earn between 1010 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Southwest Texas State 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Southwest Texas State student is 1092.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Southwest Texas State students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Southwest Texas State students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Southwest Texas State?

To be most competitive at Southwest Texas State, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Southwest Texas State's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southwest Texas State students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to Texas State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Southwest Texas State.

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

Transfer students can enroll in Southwest Texas State during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Southwest Texas State Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Southwest Texas State?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Southwest Texas State.

Does Southwest Texas State accept transfer credits?

Southwest Texas State accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Southwest Texas State accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Southwest Texas State accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Southwest Texas State does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits

Do I have to submit test scores to Southwest Texas State?

No, Southwest Texas State is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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Southwest Texas State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

85%

How hard is it to get into Southwest Texas State? Southwest Texas State is a somewhat selective institution. The Southwest Texas State acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.

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Southwest Texas State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwest Texas State is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southwest Texas State is Jul 15.

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

Southwest Texas State ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

20 to 25

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southwest Texas State is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Southwest Texas State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Southwest Texas State SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1160

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Math SAT Range

500 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above

Good

1010 to 1160

Avg

1010 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Southwest Texas State students is 1092. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Southwest Texas State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Southwest Texas State.

Southwest Texas State GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

37,812

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,851

Out-of-State

$24,091

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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