Texas Southern University

Houston, TX
School Type:
4-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1927
  • Enrollment: 8,632 
  • Mascot: Tommy the Tiger
  • Colors: Grey and Maroon
  • Motto: Excellence in Achievement
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Texas Southern University, nestled in the vibrant city of Houston, Texas, has a storied history that began in 1927. It was founded during a transformative period in American history with a mission to provide quality higher education to African Americans in the Houston area. Over the years, it has grown into a comprehensive university, playing a significant role in the educational, cultural, and economic life of the community.

With an enrollment of 8,632 students, Texas Southern University offers a wide array of academic programs, including Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees. The university is particularly renowned for its strong programs in Biology, Business Administration and Management, General Studies, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Administration, Psychology, and Health Care Administration/Management. These programs are a testament to the university's motto, "Excellence in Achievement," reflecting its commitment to academic rigor and excellence.

In the athletic arena, Texas Southern University competes in NCAA Division I as part of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The university's teams, known as the Tigers, proudly wear the school colors of grey and maroon, representing the university in various sports competitions. Texas Southern University's rich history, combined with its dedication to academic and athletic excellence, continues to make it a pivotal institution in the HBCU community and beyond.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (713) 313-7071
  • Admissions email: admissions@tsu.edu

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  • Financial Aid: (713) 313-7011
  • Financial Aid email: financialaid@tsu.edu

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Popular Majors
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • General Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Psychology
  • Health Care Administration/Management

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NCAA Division I - Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)

Team Name: Tigers

Men’s Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track and Field

Women’s Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

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