B
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
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Tarleton State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference
Address
1333 W. Washington
Stephenville, TX 76401
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Tarleton 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
50%
Application Deadline
July 21
SAT Range
850-1050
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$10,615/ 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
    $12,765/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,144/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,722/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,220/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,328/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.103 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.106 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.106 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,309Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 79 responses
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  • Equally partier, country, and dedicated
    44%
  • Country
    33%
  • Dedicated
    13%
  • Humble
    6%
  • Partier
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.132 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.152 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • A family
    34%
  • Community
    32%
  • Small
    18%
  • I consider my friends family.
    10%
  • Small but growing too fast
    5%
  • Slow and Difficult to deal with
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.84 responses
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Tarleton State University is an excellent place to get your degree. Faculty members are very supportive of their students. Student Life listens to the concerns of students - it's because of student intervention that we still have Duck Camp!
If you don't know, Duck Camp is where freshmen and transfer students go in the summer before school starts to learn more about the university and participate in leadership and team building activities.
Tarleton has many programs for students to ensure academic success, such as MENtal Freedom and Bold, which are mentoring programs for young men and women, respectively.
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Tradition. This one word is what this school thrives off of and I am just in love with the school! With purple being my favorite color it was an easy pick for me. This school is a gateway to an astonishing future not just for myself, but for others that I have met along the way in the five months I have been there. And I am just excited and giddy with pride to represent my school and lead on with the traditions they have taught me and use what I have learned as a student to push towards my future goals.
I liked the community feel, but there is literally nothing to do outside of school. A lot of people like to party because all there is to do here is get drunk in a pasture somewhere. Many of my professors don't know how to teach properly or just don't care. Also dealing with the financial aid office is horrible. Every time I go into the office I have to wait forever and then they are very rude and not very willing to help. Also, dining hall food is not very good and there is hardly anywhere to eat off campus. I lived in Hunewell and the alarm went off about 7 times in the middle of the night this year and people still smoke weed in the building. Don't go here unless you want a small school with a bunch of drunk rednecks and professors who don't care. I will be transferring. P.S. Good luck to the education majors who have to take earth science with Carol Thompson!