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  1. Academics
    C+
  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 6,503 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Texas Southern acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Business, Banking and Finance, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 23% of students, Texas Southern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,700.
3100 Cleburne St
Houston, TX 77004
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About Texas Southern...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

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.

TSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1000
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$42
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,540/ 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
$9,321/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.98 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.111 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.111 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    28%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,503Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,101
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
  • Lively
    47%
  • Opinionated
    19%
  • Freedom
    16%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Careing
    5%
  • Openly uplifting
    4%
  • not inspiring
    2%

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.102 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.129 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
  • Lively
    54%
  • Enthusiastic
    15%
  • Willing to go the extra mile to educate correctly.
    11%
  • Okay
    10%
  • OK
    5%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • no community
    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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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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I would like to see more food options at my school! We are a very diverse school and I appreciate that as a whole the school is very inclusive in everything. They don't discriminate and they're very inviting. The overall environment and atmosphere is friendly. Professors are super kind and willing to help all students who show interest. The Social atmosphere is great too. Almost all students are approachable and friendly. The courses aren't that difficult but they are not easy either. As long as you put in the effort you are most likely to get a A in the course.
Attending Texas Southern University was huge break through in my life. It was the experience I needed as a young college student. Everyone at Texas Southern University is very welcoming , and friendly. The campus is very divers, and everyone is full of life. I was always told that Professors don't take time to learn names. Well, my Professors are very helpful, and understanding they take their time to learn each and everyone of us. The staff throughout the campus are very direct and always available at assisting us. Another thing I strongly admire about Texas Southern University is the campus life. You'd think it'll be very complicated to make friends at college, well I disagree. I've meet so many students that we don't even know each others names, but we speak every time we see one another. That's what you call a friendly environment, where nobody feels left out. One thing I believe my college should improve on is communication. As students we should always be alert on whats going.