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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
Texas Southern University is ...
Public, HBCU
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
51%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
715-900
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$42
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,919/ 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
    $18,896/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,909/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,754/ 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
18:1
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.102 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,776Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
77%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Lively
    52%
  • Opinionated
    21%
  • Freedom
    13%
  • Careing
    6%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Openly uplifting
    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.93 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Lively
    57%
  • Enthusiastic
    17%
  • Okay
    11%
  • Willing to go the extra mile to educate correctly.
    10%
  • OK
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
17%
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 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!
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My experience with Texas Southern University has been more than expected. I love my professors for being more than just teachers. They want you to succeed in life and understand the importance of an education and having pride in being a part of a HBCU. I am proud to be a student of TSU.
The campus and neighborhood is improving daily but there is still much to be accomplished in the area as far as living. But in the end, I would not choose any other school for my education, Tiger Pride!
i absolutely love attending Texas Southern University and recommend it to anyone. When i first got here i was a little worried i would be out of my comfort zone but everyone here makes you feel welcomed no matter where you are from, race or ethnicity. The atmosphere is so fun everyone is all about enjoying themselves but the same people you see out there having a blast are the people who are doing big and great things for the University. Everyone is focused on their education and furthering their knowledge to become successful. As an HBCU we all come together to support black excellence. I highly recommend anyone to come here because im so glad i did and i hope i still have the opportunity to come back because financially wise i might not be able to but i know everything will work out the way its supposed to!