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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%

Southwest Texas State Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Texas State University. Texas State University admitted 88% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 28,908 students applied to Texas State University and 25,353 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Texas State University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 7/15 and the application fee costs $75.

Texas State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Texas State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Mean SAT Score 1080
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 49%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 8%
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 7 15

Considering Applying Early to Texas State University?

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

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

More on Texas State University Admissions

For applicants who are not residents of Texas, getting into Texas State University is not difficult.

Transferring to Texas State University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Texas State University

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

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

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Texas State University

What does Texas State University 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 Important
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Texas State University Application Requirements

To apply to Texas State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Texas State University'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 Texas State University?

Texas State University 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, 100% submitted a class rank. At Texas State University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 79% 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 Texas State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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 State University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 49% of Texas State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Texas State University?

To be competitive with other Texas State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 990 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Texas State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 990, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Texas State University student is 1080.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Texas State University 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 Texas State University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at Texas State University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Texas State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Texas State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to Texas State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Texas State University.

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

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Texas State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Texas State University?

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

Does Texas State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Texas State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Texas State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

❌ Texas State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

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

❌ No, Texas State University is test optional, so you can make the call whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Texas State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Texas State University has an acceptance rate of 88%.

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

❌ Texas State University does not offer early decision.

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Southwest Texas State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Southwest Texas State? Southwest Texas State is a less selective institution. The Southwest Texas State acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.


Southwest Texas State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwest Texas State is Jul 15.

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1170


Math SAT Range

480 - 580


Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above


990 to 1170


990 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Southwest Texas State students is 1080. 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 990 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 990 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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