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A comprehensive institution of higher education in central Texas, Angelo State University offers quality undergraduate and pre-professional programs plus a major scholarship endowment to help students attain their degrees.

Angelo State University aims to touch tomorrow in the lives of its students, in the growth of their communities, whether local or global, and in the pursuit of the common good of society. As a member of the Texas Tech University System, Angelo State offers strong academic programs in a highly personalized environment that provides expansive learning opportunities, including undergraduate research, in almost 100 majors and concentrations. The low student-faculty ratio (19/1) allows for an individualized educational experience. ASU graduates are sought by graduate and professional schools, such as law and medicine. ASU turns out graduates who can think critically, adapt to a changing world and succeed in various environments, whether in technology, business, the arts, the sciences or graduate/professional school.

Academically, the university is organized with six colleges – Business; Education; Liberal and Fine Arts; Nursing and Allied Health; Sciences; and Graduate Studies – as well as 21 academic departments. Those departments offer 40 undergraduate degrees, 23 graduate programs and one associate degree. ASU provides a distinctive educational experience in agriculture, nursing, educator preparation, biology and physics, which has been recognized by Physics Today as one of the top undergraduate programs in the nation. Students desiring a rigorous academic experience can apply to ASU's dynamic Honors Program while those desiring study abroad can participate in a growing International Studies Program that provides a more global experience while keeping costs within reach of the typical student.

ASU draws its almost 6,400 students from more than 220 of Texas' 254 counties as well as from 39 states and 20 countries. With more than half of its graduates as first generation college students, ASU is attuned to the needs academically and socially of a new generation of college students.


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Admissions Process

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High School Seniors Should Submit:
A completed Freshman Application for Admission(The Apply Texas Application)
An official high school transcript with class rank
ACT and/or SAT scores
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) scores, unless exempt by ACT/SAT/TAKS
$25 application fee

Transfer Applicants Should Submit: (With 18 or More Transferable Credit Hours): A completed Freshman Application for Admission (The Apply Texas Application)
Official transcript of all college or university work
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) scores or proof or exemption
$25 application fee

(With Fewer Than 18 Transferable Credit Hours):
Items listed above
Official high school transcript
ACT/SAT I scores

Contact Information:
Admissions Office
Angelo State University
Phone: (325) 942-2185
Toll Free: 1-800-946-8627
Fax: (325) 942-2078
Mail: ASU Station #11014
San Angelo, TX 76909


Acceptance Rate

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 530
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 540
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
400 - 500
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 24


August 27

Other Admission Factors


Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Academic Programs

Angelo State offers programs in liberal arts, business, education, fine arts, and health professions with particular strength in the agriculture, nursing, educator preparation, biology and physics. The undergraduate physics program has been ranked No. 1 in the state by Physics Today. The Biology Department is a national leader in field biology, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. ASU’s Nursing Department is a national innovator in online education. ASU accounting graduates regularly produce the highest pass rate in Texas on the CPA exam while math graduates have maintained a 100 percent pass rate on the Texas Examination of Education standards teacher certification test for the past dozen years. In addition to strong academics, ASU provides a variety of support programs to help students succeed. Starting with Rambunctious Weekend, which welcomes students to campus each fall, ASU provides a strong first-year program to help students adjust to the rigors of college life. ASU’s Honors Program is a national award-winner while the Center for International Studies has initiated broader scholarship opportunities to help students enjoy study abroad at little cost beyond their regular tuition and fees.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: Associate in Applied Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies; Bachelor of Music; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Graduate: Master of Arts; Master of Business Administration; Master of Education; Master of Professional Accountancy; Master of Public Administration; Master of Science; Master of Science in Nursing; and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Majors: Accounting; Animal Business; Animal Science; Applied Physics; Art (Concentrations: Art History; Ceramics; Graphic Illustration; Painting; Printmaking; Sculpture); Athletic Training; Biochemistry; Biology, General Business; Chemistry; Clinical Laboratory Science; Communication (Concentrations: Advertising/Public Relations; Applied Communication, Convergence Communication; Radio-Television; ); Computer Science; Criminal Justice; Drama; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; English; English-Professional Writing; Finance (Options: Financial Planning; Real Estate); French; German; Government; History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Interdisciplinary Child Development and Learning (Specializations: Early Childhood to Grade 6 Generalist; Early Childhood to Grade 6 Generalist with all-level Special Education; Grades 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading; Grades 4-8 Generalist; Grades 4-8 Mathematics; Grades 4-8 Science; Grades 4-8 Social Studies); International Business; Journalism (Concentrations: Advertising/Public Relations; Magazine; Print; Radio-Television; Visual Communication); Kinesiology (Options: Exercise Science; All-Level Physical Education); Management; Management Information Systems; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Natural Resource Management; Nursing; Physics; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology (Concentrations: Criminology and Deviance; Family and Life Course; Social and Community Development); Spanish; and Studio Art (Concentrations: Ceramics; Graphic Design; Painting/Drawing; Printmaking; Sculpture).

Pre-Professional Programs:
Chiropractic; Dentistry; Engineering; Law; Medicine; Occupational Therapy; Optometry; Pharmacy; Physical Therapy; Physician Assistant; Podiatry; and Veterinary Medicine.

3+2 Programs:
Agricultural Education; Engineering; Interdisciplinary Agriculture

4+1 Program:
Physics (Earn a bachelor's degree at ASU then a master's degree in physics or applied physics in a year at Texas Tech University)

Master's Programs: Accounting; Professional Accountancy; Animal Science; Biology; Business Administration; Communication Systems Management; Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Diagnostics; English; Guidance and Counseling; History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Kinesiology; Nursing; Psychology; Public Administration; Reading Specialist; School Administration; and Student Development and Leadership in Higher Ed.

Doctoral Programs: Physical Therapy

Students Say

A formidable player in the Texas Tech University System, Angelo State offers students a “very affordable” education coupled with a “wide range of degree programs.” Importantly, a “small-town feel” permeates the campus, and students are quick to assert that “you’re not just a number at Angelo.” While the university has a handful of great departments, undergrads here are especially quick to highlight the stellar biology, nursing, physical therapy, and music programs. Like many schools, the quality of professors can run the gamut. Fortunately, as one undergrad happily shares, the vast majority are “brilliant, energetic, and inspiring.” Indeed, they’re “enthusiastic about their subjects” and “genuinely care about their students.” And while they “have high success standards, [they] are also willing to do almost anything to help you meet those standards.” Another student elaborates, “Angelo State’s faculty is very dedicated to their students and to helping us grow. There is never a need to hesitate to ask a question, or to speak with a professor one on one for better understanding.” Finally, one extremely content student sums up the Angelo State experience with the confident assertion, “I feel like I am receiving the best education money can buy!”

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Reading Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Homeland Security

  • Social Sciences

  • National Security Policy Studies
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


Prominent Alumni

Satcha Pretto
Univision Network Anchor

Dr. Arnoldo De Leon
Nationally recognized historian on the Mexican-American experience

Grant Teaff
Executive Director, American Football Coaches Association

Dr. Angela Valenzuela
Education Professor and Author of "Subtractive Schooling"

Mike Millegan
Corporate Executive, Verizon

Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, USAF
Director, Defense Information Systems Agency

Robert Williamson, III
Professional Poker Player

Academic Rating

Career overview

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Angelo State has traditionally delivered one of the best values in higher education anywhere.

Tuition and fees (15 semester credit hours): $3,069 per semester (in-state)
$7,377 per semester (out-of-state)
Room and Board (20-meal plan): $3,628 per semester (estimated)
Books (estimated per semester): $ 575 per semester (estimated)

Financial Aid

Angelo State's strong gift aid program helps ASU graduates leave with one of the state’s lowest debt burdens. The Robert G. and Nona K. Carr Scholarship Foundation provides Carr Scholarships, ranging from $1,500-$4,500, for students who rank in the top 45 percent of their graduating class and score 1020 or higher on the SAT or 22 or above on the ACT. For the 2008-09 academic year, almost $3.5 million in Carr Scholarships was awarded to ASU students.

ASU's Blue and Gold Guarantee covers all tuition and fees for qualifying first-time, Texas-resident freshman from families with an adjusted gross income of $40,000 or less. ASU's Graduation Incentive Program and Transfer Scholarships provide other financial aid options to incoming students.

Angelo State's financial aid calculator at can help prospective students identify financial and gift aid resources that might be available to them.

Financial Aid Office
Angelo State University
Phone: (325) 942-2246
Toll Free: 1-800-933-6299
Fax: (325) 942-2082
Mail: ASU Station #11015M
San Angelo, TX 76909-1015


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

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Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

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Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

ASU supports more than 100 student organizations, providing multiple opportunities for students to get involved and to enhance their resumes. In addition to Greek organizations, ASU groups include Air Force ROTC, Association of Mexican-American Students, Black Organization Striving for Success, Block and Bridle, College Republicans and Young Democrats as well as a variety of clubs centered around special interests or academic disciplines.

As a residential campus, Angelo State boasts an active intramural program which has sent multiple teams to regional and national championship competitions. Recreational activities revolve around the vibrant University Center and multiple workout facilities.

An active University Center Program Council brings to campus a variety of musical, comedy and cultural acts each semester. Intellectual activities include seven speaker series which have drawn to campus Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize and Oscar winners in addition to leaders and innovators in science, business and the arts.

Students Say

When asked to describe their peers, the first adjective that leaps out of the mouths of Angelo State students is “friendly.” Indeed, most students “seem outgoing and involved in many different activities around school or in the community.” In addition, they’re “down-to-earth” and aim to “balance [their] social life with making good grades.” As one ecstatic student gushes, “I haven’t spoken with a student that has found a place where he/she has not felt welcome.” Indeed, we are assured, “To fit in, all you have to do is get involved in something—that way the different networks of friends are available to you and you get to know a lot of people.” Finally, it should be noted that the university also has a decent number of returning students, and most report a seamless transition. As one student shares, “Nontraditional students blend in quite well. I have a family and live off campus, but I feel very comfortable in the classroom and interacting with all students and professors.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Out of State

Foreign Countries Represented



54% female
46% male
3% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time


From The School


Angelo State University features a 268-acre campus in San Angelo, Texas. The campus is lined with native live oak and pecan trees plus imported palm trees, providing a park-like environment for students. In addition to being one of the prettiest campuses in the state, it is one of the safest. Additionally, ASU's Management, Instruction, and Research (MIR) Center, located just north of San Angelo, is an impressive 6,000-acre teaching facility that supports the university's extensive agricultural programs.

San Angelo is the center of a thriving community of 100,000, and the city nearest the geographic center of Texas. For some, San Angelo is the true heart of Texas. For others, it is where Central Texas and the Hill Country meet West Texas. Either way, it is a community of big-hearted and hard-working people who are proud of their Texas heritage.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

With ultramodern facilities and state-of-the-art technology support, ASU is home to one of the most advanced computer systems in the state through the State of Texas Data Center. Additionally, ASU's Information Technology office maintains a technologically sophisticated campus and provides strong support to keep students current on computers and software for all their educational needs.

The campus boasts modern academic facilities as well as an active University Center, a sports arena that is among the best in NCAA Division II athletics and new residence halls with apartment-style amenities. The 80,000-square-foot Porter Henderson Library holds more than 1.5 million items in a variety of formats, including books, journals, government documents, audiovisuals, and others, and provides electronic access to information resources around the world. The West Texas Collection is a regional archive with extensive documents, photos and other materials on the history and culture of the region, including the border with Mexico.

Off-Campus Opportunities

With all the entertainment amenities of a large city and the convenience of a smaller town, San Angelo is a cultural and historical paradise with a thriving arts community, an active downtown, a restored frontier fort and a river walk through the heart of the community. San Angelo supports a symphony, civic ballet, civic theater, multiple museums and various clubs accommodating a variety of musical tastes. Numerous community events, ranging from Independence Day fireworks to a Juneteenth Celebration to Diez y Seis de Septiembre festivities, fill the local activities calendar.

Beauty can be found everywhere in San Angelo from the whimsical Paint Brush Alley to multiple downtown murals to the International Water Lily Garden, one of 32 municipal parks maintained by the city. Lake Nasworthy, home to ASU’s popular Lake House, joins O.C. Fisher Reservoir and Twin Buttes Reservoir as popular recreational spots on the outskirts of San Angelo. San Angelo State Park borders the city limits and sits astride the junction of four ecological zones, making the park one of the most diverse natural preserves in Texas. Popular outdoor activities include birding, cycling, water skiing, hunting, hiking and fishing.

Student Organizations & Activities

ASU supports more than 100 student organizations, providing multiple opportunities for students to get involved and to enhance their resumes. In addition to Greek organizations, ASU groups include Air Force ROTC, Association of Mexican-American Students, Black Organization Striving for Success, Block and Bridle, College Republicans and Young Democrats as well as a variety of clubs centered around special interests or academic disciplines.

As a residential campus, Angelo State boasts an active intramural program which has sent multiple teams to regional and national championship competitions. Recreational activities revolve around the vibrant University Center and multiple workout facilities.

An active University Center Program Council brings to campus a variety of musical, comedy and cultural acts each semester. Intellectual activities include seven speaker series which have drawn to campus Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize and Oscar winners in addition to leaders and innovators in science, business and the arts.

Students Say

Undergrads at Angelo State proudly proclaim that their campus is “always alive and buzzing.” The university sponsors a number of events that “range from movie marathons to Monopoly, Texas Hold’em, and Call of Duty tournaments.” One happy undergrad eagerly adds to the list, “On campus, there are many activities to get involved as for example, intramural sports, video games available in main lobbies at each dorm, a renovated…[rec center] with new equipment. There are also many events on campus sponsored by a student council and they bring comedians, singers, and other fun activities.” A fellow student interjects, “The combination of the brand new fitness center with the popular intramural activities has made this a very active campus, where physical education and team sports are very popular.” Hometown San Angelo is “relatively small” and “conservative.” However, “plenty of good restaurants” are available along with bowling, shopping, and movies. Lastly, when students are itching to get away, they can easily explore all that Texas has to offer. As one eager undergrad elaborates, “The good news is that we are centrally located. Because we are only about three or four hours from Lubbock, San Antonio, Austin, or the DFW area, most students plan multiple trips to these areas throughout the semester.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

8% join a fraternity


Athletic Division
Division II

62% participate in intramural sports
6% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Rams)
5 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Rambelles or 'Belles)
8 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell hardware and peripherals

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Tara Hart
Associate Director of Admissions

ASU Station #11014
San Angelo, TX 76909-1014



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Houston Harte University Center
Center for Human Performance/Rec Center
Junell Center/Stephens Arena
Global Immersion Center/Planetarium
ASU Lake House
ASU Mall and Student Gathering Areas, Learning Commons in Porter Henderson Library, Campus Green, West Texas Collection.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Cinemark Tinseltown Theaters
Sunset Mall
Lake Nasworthy
River Stage/Concho Riverwalk
Historic Concho Avenue and Fort Concho
The San Angelo community is proud of its rich West Texas heritage, its cultural diversity and its commitment to the arts as reflected in extensive public art and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Admissions Office or coach directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit or individualcoach

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Availability and closing schedules of residence halls


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The closest airport is Mathis Field regional airport, five miles from campus. Public transportation includes taxis and buses.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Coming from the northwest (Big Spring, Midland) or southeast (San Antonio, Austin), take Route 87 (Bryant Blvd) to Avenue N, turn west. From the west (Fort Stockton), take Route 67 (Sherwood Way) to Johnson St. and turn south (right). From the northeast (Abilene, Dallas/Fort Forth), take Route 277/67 to 87 south and follow directions above.

Local Accommodations
Farifield Inn and Suites; Staybridge Suites; Comfort Suites; Hawthorn Inn and Suites; Hampton Inn; Motel 6
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Key Stats

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