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Colleges / Texas State University

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

Southwest Texas State Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Southwest Texas State, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is June 1 and the fee for the application is $75.

Southwest Texas State Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Southwest Texas State's admissions stats.

Southwest Texas State 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Mean SAT Score 1086
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 50%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 11%
Waitlist No

Texas State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Texas State University.

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

Considering Applying Early to Southwest Texas State?

Southwest Texas State does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Texas State University Admissions

Transferring to Texas State University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Southwest Texas State

Southwest Texas State has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Southwest Texas State?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Southwest Texas State

What does Southwest Texas State consider 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
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Southwest Texas State for more information on admission factors.

Southwest Texas State 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Southwest Texas State, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in 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(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Southwest Texas State has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 88% submitted a class rank. At Southwest Texas State 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

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 Southwest Texas State 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

Southwest Texas State considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Southwest Texas State has 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 2022, 50% of Southwest Texas State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Southwest Texas State?

To be competitive with other Southwest Texas State applicants, you should strive to score between 1000 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Southwest Texas State 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Southwest Texas State student is 1086.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Southwest Texas State students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 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 500 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Southwest Texas State?

To be most competitive at Southwest Texas State, you should strive to earn between 18 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 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southwest Texas State students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Texas State University

For transfer students, it is not 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

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 your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Southwest Texas State's acceptance rate?

✅ Southwest Texas State's acceptance rate is 70%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Southwest Texas State?

❌ Southwest Texas State does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Southwest Texas State?

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Southwest Texas State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


Southwest Texas State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwest Texas State is Jun 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


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


18 to 25


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southwest Texas State is 22. 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 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Southwest Texas State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1170


Math SAT Range

490 - 580


Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above


1000 to 1170


1000 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Southwest Texas State students is 1086. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Southwest Texas State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 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

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

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