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

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Tarleton State University

Cost

Net Price
$11,758/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,445/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,759/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,445/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,699/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,910/ 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.105 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.105 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,309Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • 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.131 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.151 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 91 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
$40,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
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 Reviews

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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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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!
Tarleton State University has its positives and negatives just like any other school. It is great because the campus is small and not as expensive as most universities. The school has many options for majors and it has many student organizations. The downside for me is that it is in a small town, I grew up in the suburbs/city so I am not used to small town life and I had trouble adjusting. Also the school has limited parking like many other universities and it is hard being a commuter to the school. If you want a university in a small town then this school is perfect for you! Although I struggled, the academics are great and most professors will work with you and care. There are some bad professors but you just have to ask around to get the good ones. The school is growing and there are many new dorms so you will be living in great facilities. Overall the school is great just wish the town wasn't so small.