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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  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 University is ...
Public
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
92%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
730-949
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,095/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,418/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,241/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,416/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,221/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,241/ year
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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
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,378Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Focused and optimistic to learn
    35%
  • Average
    30%
  • Everyone is unique
    25%
  • Looking for easy degree
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
72%
of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Scenic
    43%
  • Easy degree, just show up
    9%
  • Small
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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.
Sul Ross State University is a great college. It’s small size and supportive staff foster character building and academic success in the student body. The rural, small town, historic atmosphere of the Big Bend Region are a great backdrop for students who enjoy th outdoors. I highly recommend Sul Ross!