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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
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Tarleton State is a public university located in Stephenville, Texas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,378 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Tarleton State acceptance rate is 55%. 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.
1333 W. Washington
Stephenville, TX 76401
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference

Tarleton State University Rankings

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Tarleton State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
Application Deadline
July 21
SAT Range
960-1140
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$12,352/ 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
$8,002/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

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.117 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.117 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,378Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,937
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 87 responses
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  • Equally partier, country, and dedicated
    41%
  • Country
    31%
  • Dedicated
    13%
  • Humble
    8%
  • Partier
    3%
  • Helpful
    1%
  • Outgoing
    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.143 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.163 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 103 responses
Report
  • Community
    32%
  • A family
    31%
  • 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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This a great institution! They offer classes on a variety of campuses in a variety of formats. I have succeeded at both online and in person classes. My only trouble is the cost. Although, it is lower than a private university, it is still expensive and college should be free for all who wish to attend.
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They have a lot of online programs and the culture is decent. Lots of church groups if you're into that, and there are some good groups on campus. Most majors have a student organization attached. The Rodeo team is fantastic!
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!