Angelo State University

Angelo State University

Address : 2601 W Ave N, San Angelo, 76904, San Angelo, Texas, USA

Contact : +1 325-942-2122  Email :

About Angelo State University, Texas, USA

Angelo State University is a public, coeducational, doctoral-level, degree-granting university located in San Angelo, Texas, United States. It was founded in 1928 as San Angelo College. It gained university status and awarded its first baccalaureate degrees in 1967 and graduate degrees in 1969, the same year it took on its current name. It offers over 100 undergraduate programs and 34 graduate programs. It is the second largest campus in the Texas Tech University System.

Angelo State was named one of "The Best 380 Colleges" in 2016 by The Princeton Review. It was one of five public universities in the state of Texas to make the list.

The history of the university can be traced to 1928 when San Angelo College was established following a municipal election held in 1926. Organized as part of the city school system, for many years the two-year college occupied a site on North Oakes Street near the commercial center of the city. The voters of Tom Green County in 1945 created a county junior college district and elected the first board of trustees. In 1947, the first building was constructed on the present university site.

The university has experienced a rapid transition from the status of a regional junior college, to that of an accredited senior institution of higher learning. Pushed through the legislature by State Senator Dorsey B. Hardeman, a former mayor of San Angelo, the former San Angelo College was transformed into Angelo State College in 1965 by an act of the 58th Session of the Texas State Legislature in 1963. The transfer of authority from the Board of Trustees of the junior college to the Board of Regents, State Senior Colleges, became effective on September 1, 1965. In May 1967, the first baccalaureate degrees were awarded. Shortly after Hardeman retired from the Senate, the name of the institution was changed to Angelo State University in May 1969

Courses Offered by Angelo State University

MBA Program

  • Business Administration
  • Coaching, Sport, Recreation and Fitness Administration

Graduate Program

  • Accountancy, Professional
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science
  • Biology
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Educational Administration
  • English
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Homeland Security
  • Intelligence, Security Studies and Analysis
  • Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing – Nurse Educator
  • Psychology – Applied
  • Psychology – Counseling
  • Psychology – Industrial/Organizational
  • Security Studies
  •     Principal
  •     School Counselor
  •     Superintendent

Under Graduate Program

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Science and Leadership
  • Animal Science
  • Applied Arts and Sciences
  • Art, Studio
  • Athletic Training**
  • Biology
  • Border and Homeland Security
  • Border Security
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics

Admission Process at Angelo State University

As an international student, the world is open to you. While you explore your academic areas of interest, we hope you’ll give Angelo State University a closer look.

With more than 100 majors and concentrations, we’re confident you’ll find an academic discipline that leads to a career path of your choosing. We also offer 20 master’s degrees and one doctoral degree program for students who want to continue their education.

English Language Proficiency

Because all classes at ASU are conducted in English, it is essential that every applicant who is not a native speaker have a sufficient knowledge of the English language. Applicants can demonstrate English proficiency by fulfilling one of the options listed below

  • Satisfactory completion of the English Language Learner’s Institute (ELLI) program at ASU
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores: a minimum of 550 (paper-based) or a minimum of 79 (Internet-based)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores: a minimum of 6.5 overall
  • Official transcript showing graduation from an accredited U.S. high school attended for a minimum of three years
  • Official transcript from an overseas U.S. Department of Defense school showing graduation (must have attended for a minimum of three years)
  • Official transcript from a U.S. associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral program (degree must be posted)
  • An International Baccalaureate (IB): grade 5 or higher
  • English 1301 (English Composition) and English 1302 (Writing across the Curriculum) transferred from a regionally accredited U.S. institution that count for transfer credit at ASU (not ESL/ELL courses) with grades of “B” or better

ACT or SAT scores must be submitted by first-year (freshman) undergraduate applicants with a minimum English sub-score of 17 on the ACT or a minimum Critical Reading score of 430 on the SAT. There is no composite score requirement for either exam. ASU does not use the writing section of either exam (ACT or SAT) for admission to the university.

The institutional codes for Angelo State University are:

  • SAT and TOEFL: 6644
  • ACT: 4164

The testing agencies should mail official exam results to this address:

Angelo State University

Center for International Studies

ASU Station #11035

San Angelo, TX 76909-1035

Exams should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure timely receipt and processing of results. The best exam score will be used for admission purposes.

College or university students (transferring to ASU from a U.S. or foreign institution) may not be required to take the ACT or SAT exam. The Center for International Studies will determine if a prospective transfer student is exempt from this requirement.

ASU Facilities and Infrastructure


The main campus is situated on 268 acres (1.08 km2). It is centered on the campus mall, a tree-lined pedestrian walkway which covers over one mile (1.6 km) and connects most major buildings. It has changed significantly since 1965 as a result of the development of an ultramodern physical plant now valued at over $450 million. The university consists of over 60 buildings encompassing 1,940,768 square feet (180,303.2 m2) of available space.

Major academic buildings include the Porter Henderson Library, which was completed in the fall of 1967, and the Raymond M. Cavness Science Building, which was opened in the spring of 1968. An academic building and a 10-story women's high-rise residence hall and accompanying food-service center were opened in September 1968. A second 10-story residence hall for men opened in September 1969. The modernization and expansion of the Houston Harte University Center was completed during the summer of 1971, and a physical education complex was opened in the summer of 1972.

When you live on campus at Angelo State University, you will meet new people, get involved in student activities and be close to your classes and academic resources that will help you succeed in school.

Finding a place to fit in will not be a problem. Our residence halls have updated furniture and modern amenities, and each hall has its own community and distinct living environment. We invite you to explore our living options so you can find the community where you’ll be most comfortable.

Carr Hall

Carr Hall is located on the west side of campus near the Houston Harte University Center and Centennial Village residence hall. Nearby are the Carr Education-Fine Arts and Academic buildings as well as the Porter Henderson Library.

Centennial Village

Centennial Village is located on the west side of campus near the Houston Harte University Center and Carr Hall. Nearby are the Carr Education-Fine Arts and Academic buildings as well as the Porter Henderson Library.

Concho Hall

Concho Hall has a convenient location next to the Food Service Center. The Mathematics-Computer Science Building, the Rassman Building and the recently remodeled Ben Kelly Center for Human Performance are all just a short walk away.

Mission Statement

Angelo State University, a member of the Texas Tech University System, delivers undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines. In a learning-centered environment distinguished by its integration of teaching, research, creative endeavor, service and co-curricular experiences, ASU prepares students to be responsible citizens and to have productive careers.


  • Angelo State University has been recognized for its academics nationally in many academic and public journals. It has been named one of the "Top 10 Up and Coming Regional Universities" by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Princeton Review named Angelo State as one of "The Best 380 Colleges" and one of "The Best Western Colleges" in its 2016 edition for the seventh straight year, placing it among the Top 15% of colleges nationwide as well as ranking among the most religious student bodies based upon student surveys.
  • Angelo State was one of only five public universities in Texas to be listed in the "Best 380" guide.
  • Princeton Review and GamePro ranked the Computer Science Department's program in game development as one of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs”.[17][18]
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Angelo State's online graduate education program 30th in the nation and its Graduate Degree in Nursing ranked 56th in the nation for 2015 by the Best Colleges report.
  • The Military Times ranks Angelo State as the 42nd best university in the nation for veterans and the university is ranked seventh in the nation on the Air Force's list of "Enlisted-Friendly Schools". US Veterans Magazine ranked Angelo State University as a "Best of the Best" in its 2015 listing of top veteran friendly schools.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education, the primary national source for news and job listings in higher education, ranked ASU as one of the top 100 universities to work for in the nation in its 2009, 2013, and 2015 rankings, documenting its efforts to recruit the best faculty in the country

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