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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  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

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
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.103 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.107 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.107 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,059Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • Equally partier, country, and dedicated
    44%
  • Country
    34%
  • 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.133 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.153 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • A family
    33%
  • Community
    31%
  • Small
    18%
  • I consider my friends family.
    10%
  • Small but growing too fast
    6%
  • 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 is a very welcoming college straight from the start. You couldn’t ask for better people, from the students to the professors. Very rarely will you run into someone that is impolite. The campus is very nice. There are some rough professors that don’t teach very well but they are outnumbered by ones that you will have an easier time learning from. The campus has many organizations you can join, you will not get bored here. Also, the president and his wife are very involved in student life and never hesitates to carry a conversation! Highly recommend this school.
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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.
So far, I am enjoying the on-campus experience at Tarleton State University. Over the years, the campus has seen an increasingly shift in diversity and that is always a good thing. In addition, everyone is friendly from the professors to the students. Overall, it has been a great experience and I can’t wait to be back on campus this Fall!