Tuition & Fees

$9,078

$21,266

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
15%
500-599
53%
400-499
31%
300-399
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
54%
400-499
32%
300-399
2%
600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
53%
300-399
19%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
48%
12-17
33%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
49%
12-17
26%
30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
59%
12-17
20%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,324
Declined + 1,834
Total Received 7,158
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Public

11,288

undergraduate students

1,731

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Interdisciplinary Studies
  3. Agriculture
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Codes

SAT 6817
ACT 4204

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Location

School Facts

Tarleton State University, founded in 1899, is a coeducational, public university. Its 175-acre campus is located in Stephenville, in north-central Texas, 65 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 13,019
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Stephenville, TX

175-acre campus in Stephenville (population: 20,607), 60 miles from Fort Worth; branch campuses at Fort Hood and in Granbury and Killeen. Served by bus; major airport serves Dallas-Fort Worth; train serves Cleburne (60 miles). School operates transportation on campus.

Tarleton State University
1333 West Washington
Stephenville, TX 76401

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
74%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 11% of male students
 
8 sororities 18% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
29%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
15%
500-599
53%
400-499
31%
300-399
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
54%
400-499
32%
300-399
2%
600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
53%
300-399
19%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
48%
12-17
33%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
49%
12-17
26%
30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
59%
12-17
20%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
June 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline March 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,324
Declined + 1,834
Total Received 7,158

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Cindy Hess
Director of Admissions
P: 800 687-8236
F: 254 968-9951
uadm@tarleton.edu

Financial Aid

54%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,445

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,012
Room $6,220
Board $3,750
Additional fees $4,066
Books & supplies $4,176
Total $23,224
Average Financial Aid - $9,445
Total with Avg. Aid $13,779
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 254 968-9070
F: 254 968-9600
finaid@tarleton.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kathy Purvis
Executive Director of Financial Aid
kpurvis@tarleton.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
rodeo
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bowling, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Mountain Biking, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Lonn Reisman (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Susan Burton (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Lone Star Conference
Mascot
Texans/Tex Anns
School colors
purple and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administrative Systems
Agribusiness
Agricultural Services/Development
Agricultural/Consumer Resources
Agricultural/Natural Resource Sciences
Animal Science
Applied Psychology
Applied Sciences
Art
Athletic Training
Biology
Biomedical Science
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication Studies
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Science/Management
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Administration
Curriculum/Instruction
Digital Media Studies
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Finance
General Business
General Studies
Geographic Information Systems
Geoscience
Health Professions Technology
History
Histotechnology
Human Resource Management
Human Resources Management
Industrial Occupations
Industrial Technology
Information Systems
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Business
International Business
International Studies
Kinesiology
Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Manufacturing/Industrial Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medical Laboratory Science
Medical Laboratory Technology
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Nursing Administration
Nursing Education
Performance
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Quality/Engineering Management
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Veterinary Technology
Wildlife/Sustainability/Ecosystem Sciences
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Interdisciplinary Studies
  3. Agriculture

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Computer Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-veterinary science

13,019

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

11,288
students

Female
61%
6,888

Male
39%
4,400

13%

1,731
students

Female
63%
1,097

Male
37%
634

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

8,428
students

Female
62%
5,166

Male
38%
3,262

26%

2,860
students

Female
61%
1,722

Male
39%
1,138

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

71%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 23

Spring: January 10

Summer: June 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nepal
Nigeria
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Marilyn Robitaille
Director of International Academic Programs
254 968-9545
robitaille@tarleton.edu

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