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
    B-
  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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Scores Range
860-1050
ACT Scores Range
18-23
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Tarleton State University

Cost

Net Price
$11,926/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,403/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,947/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,241/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,268/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,824/ 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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.104 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,055Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Equally partier, country, and dedicated
    44%
  • Country
    32%
  • 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.130 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.150 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • A family
    34%
  • Community
    31%
  • Small
    18%
  • I consider my friends family.
    10%
  • Small but growing too fast
    6%
  • Slow and Difficult to deal with
    1%

After Tarleton State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
47%
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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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!
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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.
My experience with Tarleton has been the best experience as a freshmen. Being here for a short time, I have found my second family. It truly has the most caring professors who encourage us as well as makes an effort to get to know the students. You don't meet a stranger at Tarleton! The traditions that are still carried on here at Tarleton help the students get involved and makes us feel more like s family. My dorm is larger than I've ever seen in a dorm. I couldn't ask for anything better! I love my life in Stephenville and I love Tarleton!