Texas State University-San Marcos (Texas State)

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Texas State University-San Marcos can be found in San Marcos, TX, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at Texas State number nearly 33,000 each year, and is one of the largest schools in the state.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1380 (25th percentile) to 1670 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 21 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to Texas State. We were able to estimate the Texas State average GPA (3.06 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 75% of all those who apply are granted admission to Texas State University-San Marcos, from which 36% choose to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Texas State acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 73%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.txstate.edu.

Overall Texas State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Texas State University-San Marcos was reported as 75.1% in Fall 2013 with over 18,900 applications submitted to Texas State University-San Marcos. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Texas State SAT Scores: 1380 - 1670
  • Texas State ACT Scores: 21 - 25
  • Texas State Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Texas State University-San Marcos?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Texas State is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Texas State University-San Marcos has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 75.7%
  • 2010-2011: 75.5%
  • 2011-2012: 77.5%
  • 2012-2013: 66.1%
  • 2013-2014: 75.1%
  • Projected Texas State Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 73.2%

How Does Texas State Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Texas State University-San Marcos is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The University of Texas at Austin40.2%
The University of Texas at San Antonio73.3%
Texas A & M University-College Station69.5%
Baylor University57.5%
Sam Houston State University65.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Texas State (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 560
Math480 - 570
Writing440 - 540
Total Score1380 - 1670
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 24
Math21 - 25
Composite Score21 - 25
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