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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Texas Southern is a public university located in Houston, Texas. As a historically black college, TSU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,695 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Texas Southern acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Healthcare Management. Graduating 23% of students, Texas Southern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,700.
About Texas Southern University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
3100 Cleburne St
Houston, TX 77004
Website
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Texas Southern 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
67%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
720- 910
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$42
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$13,205/ 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
    $19,587/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,089/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,089/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,909/ year
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.98 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.104 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,695Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Lively
    50%
  • Opinionated
    20%
  • Freedom
    13%
  • Careing
    6%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Openly uplifting
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
39%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.95 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.122 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Lively
    55%
  • Enthusiastic
    16%
  • Okay
    11%
  • Willing to go the extra mile to educate correctly.
    9%
  • OK
    5%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • Underrated
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
23%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.73 responses
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Texas Southern University Reviews

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My experience so far at Texas Southern has been great! The students are pretty friendly (when they're not on their phone) and the professors are great, and the administrators are very helpful and treat you like family. When I was first trying to get enrolled, there were bumps in the road. However, they pulled some strings together and got me through the door.

On the other hand, the school pride isn't the same that it once was back around 2012-16. Not everyone attends the games or campus functions, but will attend all the parties that aren't school affiliated.
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My experience at TSU has been extravagant and it was made possible by the associates/faculty and staff that complete their tasks to ensure that students get the assistance they need. To continue such efforts, improvements in areas such as protection and security, much can be done. One solution could be to put officer offices in all department building for a more rapid response in case a hazardous situation were to occur. Another improvement I would like to see is more cameras in our parking garages on every floor. My reason for that is my personal incident, involving a hit-in- run on the 3rd floor. I was in class when the incident occurred so it seemed like finding the suspect will be no help. My bumper and grill of the car was dented and with no cameras around to see who hit me, only a compliant was filed and calls to my insurance provider was my option. Those are some of the improvements I would like to see for such an established institution!
I like the fact that they want the African American students to set a standard other than what's portrayed or sterotyped. Least favorite thing is poor COMMUNICATION between the departments. No secondary plan for times of heavy phone traffic and for out of town parents with questions and concerns. Poor follow up with professors. 1st semester, I'm not yet impressed!