Texas Southern University (TSU)

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Texas Southern University is a historically black college found in Houston, TX. There are around 11,000 students enrolled each year at TSU.

Most of the students getting into TSU got an SAT score in the range of 1100 - 1360, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 15 - 19. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Texas Southern University (TSU) average GPA ranges from 2.71 to 2.97 for accepted students. Roughly 50% of all students which applied were accepted at TSU, and from those that were granted acceptance around 25% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at em.tsu.edu.

Overall Texas Southern University (TSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Texas Southern University was reported as 45.0% in Fall 2013 with over 9,750 applications submitted to Texas Southern University. 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

  • TSU SAT Scores: 1100 - 1360
  • TSU ACT Scores: 15 - 19
  • TSU Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.97

How Hard Is It to Get into Texas Southern University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to TSU have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Texas Southern University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 98.6%
  • 2010-2011: 36.4%
  • 2011-2012: 38.8%
  • 2012-2013: 53.1%
  • 2013-2014: 45.0%
  • Projected TSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 48.9%

How Does Texas Southern University (TSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Texas Southern University is twenty-three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of St Thomas77.2%
Rice University16.7%
Houston Baptist University73.2%
Prairie View A & M University42.3%
University of Houston-Victoria51.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • 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 Southern University (TSU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading370 - 450
Math380 - 470
Writing350 - 440
Total Score1100 - 1360
ACT®Score Range
English13 - 19
Math16 - 19
Composite Score15 - 19
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