About Texas Southern University

Founded in 1947, Texas Southern University. is a Public college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,562 full time undergraduate students, and 2,300 full time graduate students.

The Texas Southern University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 388 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Texas Southern University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate51%
Application Deadline
Application Fee42
SAT Range715-900
ACT Range15-19

Admissions at TSU are considered Selective, with ,48% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

58% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 22% were in the top quarter, and 5% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Texas Southern University.

6%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
45%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
19%
“We bought the gear”
70%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
20%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
69%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
17%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
37%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
26%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
28%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
54%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
6%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
45%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
19%
“We bought the gear”
70%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
20%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
69%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
17%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
37%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
26%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
28%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
54%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Texas Southern University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    95 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    61 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    96 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    105 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    105 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    104 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    102 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    104 Students rated academics 4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Texas Southern University?

71 Students rated Texas Southern University

Jayla - 09/18/2021

Texas Southern University is an HBCU where being comfortable in your own skin isn't a problem. There's tons of different activities to do on campus almost every week for everyone. If you need a place to relax, people to talk to, or just wanna go somewhere to simply hang with friends, there's plenty of places on campus to visit. I am a 3rd year at this university, and it has been nothing but good since my first year here. I always had help when I needed it, always had things to do when I had time, and plenty of people to have fun with.

Viance

Texas Southern University is a great school and has definitely caught my eyes for my top 3 school to go to. This school is a great school as far a student relationship with teachers and student to student relationship. Id love to go here and not only further my education but have fun as well.

Vandi

I feel is this the best hbcu ever made for the simply fact it offer so much to the community and is really a very productive school .

Bronshaye

I am entering my 4th year at Texas Southern University. I have enjoyed my time here. I have learned, grown and matured a lot. I spent all my years here as a Tiger athlete on the Track team. I learned how to be competitive and my team spirit is high for not only Track but for all athletic organizations at Texas Southern University. I personally feel that the education that I have received has prepared me to continue with my educational goals to pursue my Master degree in Physical Therapy. The culture has prepared me to be a strong and productive black male in today's world. Thank you Texas Southern for all that you have done. I am forever grateful.

Texas Southern University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Texas Southern University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Texas Southern University is 51%. 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?

    I would tell myself to continue to do what I was doing. However if any changes were to be made I would say study. I never studied inhigh school yet I kept good grades. These grades could have been better in any case so studying would help me if nothing else.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Texas Southern University is the teachers. Once they know who you are, you can network to more professional people.

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

    The true essence of an HBCU at its finest.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    Some of my classmates are very interested in their education they study and are engaged, others just dont care they would rather just socialize and leave class or not come at all.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    People who attend this school should be personable. They should be ready to take on a big city such As Houston. The school is under five minutes away from the busiest part of Houston which is downtown. This school is great and has a welcoming feel to it.

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

    The most unique thing about my school compared to other schools I considered is the close knit relationships between students and faculty members. I have numerous valuable relationships with many of my professers and academic advisors; this has given me a major advantage over my school's competitors.

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

    The most frusting thing about TSU is that there are a lot of students on campus who aren't truly interested in getting an education. Too frequently do I overhear students talking about almost getting grades lower than C's for all their classes in a semester. There are also quite a few students who choose to enroll, but never show up to classes. My thing is, if you don't want to learn, don't enroll in college.

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

    I wish I had known that there were several scolarships and grants I could tap into in order for the program to have notbeen as stressful asit was.

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

    The professionalism with the registration people must improve!

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

    I believe those not prepared to work hard shouldn"t attend this school. TSU has something for everyone, from every walk of life, to feel at home. My time at TSU was not only challanging, it was fun, southern in every way. Those who attended TSU from other schol were glad to enbrace the "southern" way, it was so inviting, how can one describe it. Well, southern hospitality sums it up. TSU produced a proud, and productive person, and I am glad to say I am a TSU alum.

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

    I really do not brag about my school but if I was to brag I would brag about our baseball team because they're good and they seem like the only team to win games and I would brag about the wonderful sorority I joined in Spring 09, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. I do have to say that the alumi at my school have a lot of school spirit when it comes to Homecoming. I would also brag about being independent by having my own car and apartment living away from home.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Alumni

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype of students at Texas Southern University is that they are lazy and will not leave this university equipped with the tools we need to succeed. No! This stereotype is NOT accurate.

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

    I would say the most popular groups would be the fraternities and sororities. The PHPC is one of the great organizations at campus for all pre health professions. I'm more involved with the Honors College and PHPC. I met my closest friends when I most of my classes with them. If I'm awake at 2 am on a Tuesday, I would definitely be studying. I really don't get myself involved in any kind of parties, but I've seen that people do part at TSU. Last weekend, I was studying for my upcoming midterms.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    As a psychology major, I believe that the academics are rigorous. The psychology department is continuously trying to bring in better teachers and expand the curriculum.

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  17. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

6,562

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,300

Total Grad Students

14%

Out-Of-State

84%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

146

Student Organizations

12

Fraternities

5

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

16%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
78%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
3%

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.

94% of students attending Texas Southern University receive some sort of financial aid. 77% were awarded federal grants. While 73% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$21,240

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,524

Books and Supplies

$9,664

Room and Board

32,428

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$18,896
$30 - $48K
$22,909
$48 - $75K
$21,754
$75 - $110K
$22,909
$110K & UP
N/A

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