2008 Rank: 21
2006 Rank: 3
African American Graduation Rate: 39%
Average GPA: 3.22
Total Enrollment: 8,666
African American Enrollment: 8,093
Number of Applications: 5,598
Acceptance Rate: 56%
Average SAT Scores: Reading: 380-480; Math 400-500; Writing 370-470
Black Student Group(s): NAACP
Summer Program(s): Aggie Enrichment Camps
Application Deadline(s): Regular Decision: Rolling
Early Decision: Nov. 1
Financial Aid/Deadlines: March 15
Costs: Tuition & Fees: $37,718; Room & Board: $3,159; Books & Supplies: 1,400
Greek Organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha, Iota Phi Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta
Dr. Yvette Underdue Murph, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs/Enrollment Management
What are you looking for in a student?
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions upholds the universityâ€™s high standard to recruit, admit, and enroll domestic and international first-time college bound freshmen and transfer students, who have an outstanding array of academic credentials and extracurricular endeavors; very diverse socioeconomic, geographic, athletic, religious, cultural, racial, ethnic, and international backgrounds; and wide-ranging interests, achievements, experiences, talents, and beliefs. It is the universityâ€™s experience and judgment that this mix of students will foster a vibrant educational atmosphere that provides the best educational experience for all students.
What advice do you have for students who might fall short of minimum requirements, but still want to attend?
In the event the applicant does not meet our minimum SAT requirement, we encourage them to retake the SAT to achieve a higher score. In the event that the applicant does not meet both our minimum GPA and SAT requirement, we encourage them to enroll into a community college and earn an Associate Degree and re-apply as a transfer student.
What advice do you have for applicants?
Submit their application for admissions along with supporting documentation within or prior to our deadline to obtain an early admission decision.
What kind of opportunities do you have for nontraditional students?
Our nontraditional/transfer students are offered orientation sessions designed specifically for the adult/ nontraditional learner. Inclusive in the orientation are discussions of issues most often faced by this population, i.e., evening and weekend classes, academic advisement scheduling, directory of campus contacts most often accessed by nontraditional students, tutorial schedules. We also provide workshops through the Nontraditional Students Organization (NTSO). Workshops include time and stress management, financial planning (personal and student financial aid), resume design and interview tips.