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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Sul Ross State is a public university located in Alpine, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,378 undergraduate students. The Sul Ross State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Business. Graduating 22% of students, Sul Ross State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,300.
About Sul Ross State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference
Address
HWY 90 East
Alpine, TX 79832
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Sul Ross State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
800-1020
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$12,274/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,855/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,378Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
916
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Average
    32%
  • Focused and optimistic to learn
    32%
  • Everyone is unique
    23%
  • Looking for easy degree
    9%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.34 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Friendly
    44%
  • Scenic
    44%
  • Easy degree, just show up
    8%
  • Small
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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Sul Ross State University Reviews

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It is an amazing school! It is great for my field of study, as well as different people or different places. Professors are great at teaching and helping students learn the material. There is the one on one teacher, student ratio that helps the students learn better. Campus is beautiful and has amazing weather. I am on my own but not too far from home. I have made friends that are becoming family and they are my family here at Sul Ross.
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Students & Professors are super nice! This school has a strong agricultural ranching program. Many students are future ranchers, horse breeders, rodeo ranchers. The location is extremely isolated with a two hour no cell coverage drive to the nearest Walmart. The local area is a Texas tourist destination as Sul Ross is next to Big Bend National (Desert) park, the Marfa Space Alien Lights, Marfa Fine Arts District, the famous Terlingua Chili Cookoff, McDonald Observatory and miles of Texas Desert. The town caters to students that make up 1/2 the population. This is a lovely place to live if you don't shop much & like sunset old west vistas. Restaurant are barely edible stick with the Sul Ross Cafeteria or cook. If you have a good air conditioned car there are a lot of fun Desert Tourist locations to visit.
I had just finished my first semester at the school and my overall experience has been great, it's a small but productive school. What made my experience great was the friends I've made, my roomate is awesome and so are her friends that she introduced me to. They involved me in everything that went on during school and wouldn't leave me alone since I was new. The only flaw Sul Ross has is participation, whenever the school hosts events or activities for students to join not many would show up.