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Texas Southern University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Houston, TX

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   4
History    
Academic Electives   6

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3100 Cleburne Avenue
City, State, Zip
Houston, TX 77004-4584
Phone
 
Fax
(713) 527-7842
E-mail
admissions@tsu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 14
Application Fee
$42
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
July 31
Waiting List Used
 
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
 
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
 
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Assessment, minimum ACT score of 17/SAT 820 recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
90% of 8,644 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 5,429 applicants were admitted
Men
88% of 3,125 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,417 (31%) of 7,772 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,468 (29%) of 5,029 admitted students enrolled
Men
949 (35%) of 2,743 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.14
3.75 and Above
3%
3.50 - 3.74
7%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
42%
2.00 - 2.49
21%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
423 average
410-500 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
2%
Score of 500 - 600
24%
Score of 400 - 500
57%
Score of 300 - 400
17%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
478 average
430-500 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
3%
Score of 500 - 600
26%
Score of 400 - 500
60%
Score of 300 - 400
11%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
18 average
15-18 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
2%
Score of 18 - 23
33%
Score of 12 - 17
63%
Score of 6 - 11
2%
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 5%
Top quarter: 19%
Top half: 53%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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