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Texas Southern University

Houston, TX

At A Glance

Main Address

3100 Cleburne St

Houston, TX 77004-4501

www.tsu.edu

Admission Office

3100 Cleburne Street

Bell Building 225

Houston, TX 77004

(713) 313-7849

Fax : (713) 313-7851

admissions@tsu.edu

Contact : Miltonieka Bell

Assistant Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Historically Black College

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 6824

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : August 3

Total undergraduates : 7,092

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,475

In-State Tuition : $8,906.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $15,506.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

One of the nations top 5 largest public Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU).

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Aug 3

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : Jul 31

Housing deposit due : Jun 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 15

SAT subject score report due : Aug 15

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : May 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : Aug 30

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Apr 1

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 53.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Historically Black College

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 25.0%
Health Professions : 12.0%
Biology : 7.0%
Engineering Technologies : 7.0%
Communications/Journalism : 6.0%
Liberal Arts : 6.0%
Security and Protective Services : 6.0%
Public Administration and Social Services : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning D M

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Toxicology D M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Banking and Financial Support Services B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Management Information Systems, General B M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Operations Management and Supervision B
Transportation/Mobility Management M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B
Mass Communication/Media Studies B
Radio and Television B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science M
Computer and Information Sciences, General B

Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services D M
Curriculum and Instruction D M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Health Teacher Education M
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching M

Engineering
Civil Engineering, General B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians B
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician B
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General B
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician B
Industrial Technology/Technician B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B
Dietetics/Dietitian B
Environmental Health B
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator B
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B M
Pharmaceutical Sciences D M
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist B

History
History, General B M

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Studies D

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B
Sports Studies M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B M
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration B M
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration B D M
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management B

Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B M

Transportation & Materials Moving
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations B
Transportation and Materials Moving M

Visual & Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Honors Program

Internships

Teacher Certification

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Independent Study

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

500 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : University museum, aviation simulation equipment, on-campus garden

Geographic Location : 2 miles from downtown.

Very Large City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 7,092

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,475

Degree-seeking undergrads : 7,092

Graduate enrollment : 1,942

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 90.0%

Out of state students : 10.0%

Part Time students : 15.0%

Percentage of males : 41.0%

Percentage of females : 59.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 82.0%

Asian : 1.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 8.0%

White : 1.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 5.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The TSU Herald

Student Newspaper URL : https://thetsuheraldonline.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 53.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 25.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : Jun 1

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Tigers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

NCAA Division IAA

NCAA Division I

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Chaplain/spiritual director

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Pre-admission summer program

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Cheerleading

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $42.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 8,554

Admitted : 7,772

Enrolled : 1,475

Less selective 91.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Application Essay

Class Rank

First generation college student

Recommendations

Considered

Alumni Relation

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

Geographical Residence

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Rigor of secondary school record

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required for some: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

CLEP

State test(s) : TSI

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

State high school equivalency certificate

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Special requirements for pharmacy, law, accounting, marketing, and computer science programs. For selective programs high school achievement, interview, essay important; test scores, individual abilities, high school activities considered. For special academic programs like Honors College and the Urban Academic Village, personal statements and/or interviews are more heavily weighted.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 5.0%

Top Quarter : 19.0%

Top Half : 53.0%

Bottom Half : 47.0%

Bottom Quarter : 15.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 10.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 16.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 21.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 38.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 11.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

600 - 699 : 3.0%

500 - 599 : 26.0%

400 - 499 : 60.0%

300 - 399 : 11.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

600 - 699 : 2.0%

500 - 599 : 24.0%

400 - 499 : 57.0%

300 - 399 : 17.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

24 - 29 : 2.0%

18 - 23 : 33.0%

12 - 17 : 63.0%

6 - 11 : 2.0%

ACT Math

24 - 29 : 2.0%

18 - 23 : 24.0%

12 - 17 : 73.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

ACT English

24 - 29 : 3.0%

18 - 23 : 24.0%

12 - 17 : 57.0%

6 - 11 : 16.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Credit may be earned through the successful completion of one or more of the following examinations: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) specified achievement tests; CEEB Advanced Placement Examinations that are part of the Advanced Placement Examinations (AP); CEEB College Level Examination Program (CLEP); International Baccalaureate Examinations (IB); Modern Language Association Cooperative Foreign Language Examinations; departmental examinations prepared, administered and scored by Texas Southern University faculty members who teach the applicable course(s).

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

2

Social Studies

0

4

Foreign Language

0

2

Academic Electives

0

6

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 81.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 30.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

410 - 500

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

430 - 500

ACT Composite

15 - 18


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: We review AP scores for course credits but the AP scores are not factored in the admissions review process.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 133

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 134

All

Art History

3

3

ART 130

All

Biology

3

4

BIOL 131/111

All

4

8

BIOL 132/112

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MATH 241

All

Calculus BC

4

4

MATH 242

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 131/111

All

4

8

CHEM 132/112

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

CHNS 131

All

4

6

CHNS 132

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 240

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CS 116

All

Drawing

3

3

ART 131

All

4

3

ART 132

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 131

All

4

6

ENG 132

Other

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENG 235

All

Environmental Science

3

3

PHYS 101

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FR 131

All

4

6

FR 132

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 231

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 232

All

Physics B

5

8

PHYS 238

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

5

8

PHYS 252

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHYS 251

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 131

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPAN 131

All

4

6

SPAN 132

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 231

All

United States Government and Politics

4

6

POLS 236

All

United States History

3

3

HIST 231

All

4

6

HIST 232

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIST 131

All

4

6

HIST 132

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

3

College Algebra

50

3

English Literature

50

3

French I

50

3

French II

50

3

German I

50

3

German II

50

3

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Spanish I

50

3

Spanish II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : May 15

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Linda Ballard

Financial aid office phone : (713) 313-7071

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Noncustodial (divorced/separated) Parents Statement

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$8,906.00

$8,906.00

$8,906.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$15,506.00

$15,506.00

$15,506.00

Room and board:

$7,932.00

$9,664.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,640.00

$1,640.00

$1,640.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,509.00

$2,509.00

$2,509.00

Transportation expenses:

$2,356.00

$2,356.00

$2,356.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$23,343.00

$25,075.00

$15,411.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$29,943.00

$31,675.00

$22,011.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Bowling

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 12

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 66

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 1,247

Transfers admitted percentage: 87.0%

Transfers admitted: 1,090

Transfers enrolled percentage: 56.0%

Transfers enrolled: 700

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $78.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $15,506.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $7,932.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $9,664.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Financial Aid Application

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser