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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 is an above-average public university located in Stephenville, Texas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,429 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Tarleton State acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 46% of students, Tarleton State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,900.
About Tarleton State University...
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
950-1130
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
$12,831/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,220/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

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.115 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,429Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,859
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 88 responses
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  • Equally partier, country, and dedicated
    40%
  • Country
    31%
  • Dedicated
    13%
  • Humble
    8%
  • Partier
    3%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Helpful
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.141 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.161 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 101 responses
Report
  • A family
    32%
  • Community
    32%
  • Small
    17%
  • I consider my friends family.
    9%
  • Small but growing too fast
    7%
  • Slow and Difficult to deal with
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
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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Everyone is welcome at Tarleton State University. From the moment you step onto campus, you feel at home. Everyone is very friendly and you always have people that will support you in your decisions and help you whenever you need it. Overall, Tarleton State University is an amazing university!
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I love Tarleton State! There is always something going on! Free items are given away all the time and classes are very small and personal. We love to encourage and support our fellow peers whether it be in sports, clubs, or theater. We are a tight knit university and very friendly!
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.