TSU

Texas Southern University

3100 Cleburne St, Houston, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
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  • Previously Enrolled
    36

Overview of Texas Southern University (TSU)

About this school

Texas Southern, founded in 1947, is a public, historically black university. Its 125-acre campus is located in Houston.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,915
    • Men:2,976 Men (43.0%)
    • Women:3,939 Women (57.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (TSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Texas Southern University is noncompetitive: virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
6

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for advising ACT: Used for advising

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3100 Cleburne Avenue
City, State, Zip
Houston, TX 77004-4584
Phone
(713) 313-7849
Fax
(713) 527-7842
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
$42
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
August 28
Accept Offer Of Admission
July 31
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
Not reported
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Assessment, minimum ACT score of 17/SAT 820 recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
51% of 10,239 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 6,202 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 4,037 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,387 (45%) of 5,253 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,312 (40%) of 3,246 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,075 (54%) of 2,007 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.84
375 And Above
3%
3.50 - 3.74
7%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
42%
2.00 - 2.49
21%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17 average |15-18 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
2%
• Score 18 - 23
34%
• Score 12 - 17
60%
• Score 6 - 11
4%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (TSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


Texas Southern University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003642
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,543 (94.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,183 (85.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,158 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,154 (99.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$21,430
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,154 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,285
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 95 (4.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,871
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,822 (87.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,822 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,822 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,978 (85.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$18,738
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,294 (90.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,300
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 264 (4.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,288
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
97%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,580
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
82.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
12.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,000

Academics & Instruction (TSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


347

Part-Time Faculty


258

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 21% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 12% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 12% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Texas Southern University provides speech disorders services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


53.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


3.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


10.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


16.0%

Programs & Majors (TSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (55)


  • Accounting
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Radio and Television
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (34)


  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life (TSU)

Location & Geography

Population


2,195,914

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


147 acres

Weather


Temperature
39.7 average low in January, 90.1 average high in September
Rain
106 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Houston
Nearest Train Station
Houston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Maroon and grey

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Texas Southern University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, debate team, university program council, student government association, band, greek letter organizations

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,842

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,915
Women
3,939
Men
2,976

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 87.1% Black/African-American
  • 7.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 2.0% White
  • 0.4% Unknown

International Students


5.9% from 35 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


2,318

Student Resources (TSU)

Study resources