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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
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||√|
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|
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.
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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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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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
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..
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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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1160 and Above
1010 to 1160
1010 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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