About Tarleton State University

Founded in 1899, Tarleton State University. is a Public college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 11,463 full time undergraduate students, and 1,586 full time graduate students.

The Tarleton State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 415 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Tarleton State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate50%
Application Deadline
Application Fee45
SAT Range850-1050
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at TSU are considered Selective, with ,55% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

45% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 25% were in the top quarter, and 9% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Tarleton State University.

1%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
1%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
24%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
58%
“I feel extremely safe”
15%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
29%
“We bought the gear”
56%
“We live for the big game”
15%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
8%
“We”re a very artistic group”
8%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
32%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
80%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
28%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
28%
“We only party on weekends”
39%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
12%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
1%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
1%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
24%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
58%
“I feel extremely safe”
15%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
29%
“We bought the gear”
56%
“We live for the big game”
15%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
8%
“We”re a very artistic group”
8%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
32%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
80%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
28%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
28%
“We only party on weekends”
39%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
12%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Tarleton State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    121 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    95 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    131 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    138 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    138 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    138 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    138 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    137 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Tarleton State University?

96 Students rated Tarleton State University

Madison - 12/10/2021

It is a beautiful campus with extremely nice and caring people.

Kai - 06/29/2021

I absolutely love it here ! the faculty amd staff are helpful and approachable, the facilities are all clean and easily accessible , the students are for the most part happy and excited to be learning and living here on campus . As Tarleton is in a small town theres not much to do in town so less trouble to get into as well .

Raylon - 08/14/2020

Tarleton is an amazing University, and the staff and professors do everything they can to make sure the students are successful. Being on campus is very fun and there are many student activities outside of class for students to enjoy as well. Once again great college to attend and Bleed Purple!!!

Juwan

I was very worried that I wasn't going to enjoy my experience visiting the school, and that they weren't going to have any of the programs that I was interested in, but I had a great time. I ended up loving the school, so I applied and got accepted. I will be attending in the fall of 2018!

Tarleton State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Tarleton State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Tarleton State University is 50%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    To find the right college be sure to visit the campus. Talk with students and alumni about their experience at the campus. Once you have found what you believe is the right campus find an organization to join. One that shares the same beliefs and/or interests. That is where friends are sure to be found.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Tarleton is a great school that seems to be hindered by its label as Division II school. Though I feel like I've received an excellent college education, I feel like by education would be trumped by someone who had a degree from a better known school.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The friendliness of the students and staff!

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Well this school has given me an amazing learning experiance, but the only thing that I wish I could have been made aware of is: the cost of school itself and the cost of living on and around campus. It is hard to estimate how much living really is. I recieved scholarships from my high school but they only helped the first year of school. I wish that the school could have given me kind of a heads up on how much it was really going to be.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Tarleton State University is a tradition-filled, friendly, school that offers a great education for a relatively affordable price.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    This school has a great nursing program and is a small town so there are no distractions. Also has small intimate classes that will give me the attention and helpI desire.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Individuals who enjoy small class size, friendly educators, and a pleasant environment will love Tarleton State University. Students will also enjoy affiliation with A&M University.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The kind of person who should not attend this university is the kind of person looking for a structured, well rounded university. This school, I have found, is more of a party school than anything. I am trying my best to leave this university for one that takes education more seriously.

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  10. Describe the students at your school.

    Classmates are majorily conservative but still open-minded to other's opinions.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I love the size of Tarleton. It's personable, and it is a good reflection of the culture in this part of Texas. The professors are great, and the tuition is reasonable. Tarleton is a school I trust. It isn't so big that you are just a number that is often times forgotten. Every one on the Tarleton staff that I have talked with has been very respectful and helpful. I guess, in the end, that's what makes Tarleton the school that I chose to attend.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The small classes are great! Each teacher really cares if individuals succede and are there to support you. Most of the professors are former Tarleton students and support the traditions and cellebrations. Our traditions are also great. We are known for the "Purple Poo," a secret spirit organization that host various traditions and show up when you don't expect them. They are covered from head-to-toe and use voice changers so no one can identify them. . Our Texan rider, Oscar P. (the founder's pet duck), and the plowboys are all iconic spirit participants.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Tarleton State University is that there is a limited number of housing opportunities on and off campus that fit my budget.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Average I guess. If you want it's fairly easy to get to know your professors and the tutoring and supplemental instruction services are legit!

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    fantastic. go to all the spa events you can and befriend the poo. not much to do in town but the students tend to make things happen. lot of partying tho..

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    It's a really great kinda medium size and a very tightknit campus. People tend to be very involved and the Poo are always around ;) The sports are big here and there's a ton of spirit wherever you go. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut parking sucks, majorly.

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    For about 30% of the students

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Drunk rednecks

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Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

11,463

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,586

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

98%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

125

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

8

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

21%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
19%
% White or Caucasian
67%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

87% of students attending Tarleton State University receive some sort of financial aid. 41% were awarded federal grants. While 61% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$16,728

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$7,620

Room and Board

25,548

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,765
$30 - $48K
$14,144
$48 - $75K
$16,722
$75 - $110K
$18,220
$110K & UP
$18,328

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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