Tarleton State University (Tarlton)

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Tarlton can be found in Stephenville, TX, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around fourteen thousand students are enrolled at Tarlton.

The majority of students admitted to Tarlton got an SAT score within the range of 950 to 1140, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 18 to 23. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Tarlton average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.18. 56% of all those who apply are accepted to Tarleton State University, from which 37 percent choose to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Tarlton acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 50%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at tarleton.edu.

Overall Tarlton Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Tarleton State University was reported as 55.8% in Fall 2020 with over 10,100 applications submitted to this school. 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

  • Tarlton ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Tarlton Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Tarleton State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Tarleton State University 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Tarlton has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 50.4%
  • 2017-2018: 50.4%
  • 2018-2019: 55.1%
  • 2019-2020: 55.8%
  • Projected Tarlton Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 50.1%

How Does Tarlton Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Tarleton State University is two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Texas Christian University47.2%
Baylor University45.3%
Abilene Christian University61.5%
Southern Methodist University47.3%
Texas Woman's University93.2%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Tarlton (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 580
Math470 - 560
Total Score950 - 1140
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 23
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