Overview

Applicants
7,158
Acceptance Rate
74%

SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component required

Deadlines

Early Action — March 1

Regular — June 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
766
with Terminal Degree

401
Women
365
Men
123
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
26%
Graduate in 5 years
43%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agricultural and Extension Education Services.
  • Agricultural Economics.
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General.
  • Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling.
  • Agriculture, General.
  • Agronomy and Crop Science.
  • Animal Sciences, General.
  • Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production.
  • Livestock Management.
  • Ornamental Horticulture.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.
  • Zoology/Animal Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Office Management and Supervision.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Superintendency and Educational System Administration.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Industrial Technology/Technician.
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician.
  • Quality Control Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Engineering, General.
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician.
  • Histologic Technician.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Applied Psychology.
  • Counseling Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

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


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Millie Hughes-Fulford
Astronaut - Spaceship Challenger

Barry B. Thompson
Chancellor - Texas AandM University System

O. H. Frazier
World Renown Heart Surgeon

Charles Stenholm
U.S. House of Representatives

Hugh Wolfe
Founded Wolfe Nursery chain

Hal Mummy
Head Football Coach - University of Kentucky

Earl Rudder
Chancellor - Texas AandM University System

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
26%
Graduate in 5 years
43%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,929

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,874

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,940

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,725

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,220

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
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)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
11,288
Foreign Countries Represented
33

Demographics

1.13%
Asian
8.37%
African-American
19.55%
Hispanic
65.87%
Caucasian

61% female
39% male
75% are full time
25% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
65%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Trina Geye

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
120
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
12

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Texans)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Rodeo
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Texanns)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Rodeo
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered

Sustainability


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: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

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: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
90

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Teresa Burdick
Coordinator, Welcome Center

Address
Box T-0610
Stephenville, TX 76402

Phone
254-968-9843

Email
welcomecenter@tarleton.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Barry B. Thompson Student Center
Recreational Sports Facility
Dick Smith Library
Wisdom Gym
Science Bldg with Planetarium
New Residences New Dining Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Erath County Courthouse
The Stephenville Museum
Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame
WK Gordon Center for Industrial History
Granbury (square and Dora Lee Langdon Center)
Dublin (Dr. Pepper Museum)

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 5:00
254-968-9843

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11 am; 1 pm; 3 pm Monday thru Friday
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times
Not applicable

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
info@tarleton.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
DFW International Airport approximately 100 miles. Bus Service but no passenger train service. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has location in Stephenville.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Highways 281, 377, and 67. 100 miles SW of Dallas/Fort Worth. (67 or 377) 20 miles NW of Hico (281) 32 miles W of Glen Rose (67)

Local Accommodations
Best Western Cross Timbers Comfort Inn Stephenville Hampton Inn (new) La Quinta (new)


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