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Tuition

$9,484

$20,104

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,126
Declined + 2,164
Total Received 8,290
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1  :  23

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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School Facts

Sam Houston State University, founded in 1879, is a public, comprehensive, Carnegie Doctoral Research classified university. Undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs are offered through the Colleges of Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Fine Arts and Mass Communication, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Sciences. Its 316-acre campus is located in Huntsville, Texas.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 18,461
Established in 1879
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Codes

SAT 6643
ACT 4162

Social Networks

Public

15,611

undergraduate students

2,850

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
38%
400-499
42%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
45%
400-499
39%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
56%
12-17
25%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
59%
12-17
14%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
73%
12-17
8%
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Huntsville, TX

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Huntsville, TX

316-acre campus in Huntsville (population: 39,666), 72 miles from Houston. Served by bus; major airport serves Houston; train serves College Station (54 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Sam Houston State University
1903 University Avenue
Huntsville, TX 77340

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
21%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 40% of male students
 
14 sororities 30% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
38%
400-499
42%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
45%
400-499
39%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
56%
12-17
25%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
59%
12-17
14%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
73%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline June 15 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,126
Declined + 2,164
Total Received 8,290

Admissions Contact

Trevor Thorn
Director of Admissions
P: 866 BEARKAT
F: 936 294-3758
admissions@shsu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,850
Room & board $8,324
Additional fees $2,510
Books & supplies $1,124
Total $17,808
Average Financial Aid - $10,827
Total with Avg. Aid $6,981

Financial Aid

55%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,827

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $27,078,269
State $16,501,830
Institutional $2,843,086
Other external $2,378,929
Total $48,802,114

Non-need-based

Federal $36,469
State
Institutional $2,042,726
Other external $1,347,518
Total $3,426,713

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Bearkats
School colors
orange and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Academic Studies
Accounting
Advertising/Graphic Design
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Mechanization
Agricultural/Industrial Sciences
Agriculture
American History
Animal Science
Applied Instrumental
Applied Music/Voice
Art
Art Education
Banking
Bible
Biology
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Clinical Education
Clinical Psychology
Commercial Plant Management
Computer Science
Computing Science
Counselor Education
Crafts
Criminal Justice
Criminology/Corrections
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Dietetics
Drama
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership
Electricity/Electronics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
European History
Family/Consumer Sciences
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Food Science/Nutrition
Food Service Management
Foreign Languages
Forensic Science
French
General Business Administration
Geography
Geology
Geoscience
German
Government
Health
Health Education
History
Home Economics
Horticultural/Crop Science
Humanities
Industrial Design/Development
Industrial Education
Industrial Technology
Instructional Leadership
Instructional Technology
Interior Design
Journalism
Kinesiology
Latin American History
Law Enforcement/Police Science
Library Science
Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Technology
Military Science
Music
Music Literature
Music Theory/Composition
Newspaper Production
Office Administration
Painting
Photography
Photoplate Making
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Printing
Printmaking
Production/Manufacturing
Psychology
Public Administration
Radio/Television/Film
Reading
Sales/Distribution
Sales/Estimating
School Counseling
School Psychology
Sculpture
Secondary Education
Security Studies
Social Rehabilitation/Social Services
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
Speech Communication
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Statistics
Studio Art
Theatre
Trade/Industrial Education
Vocational Education
Vocational Home Economics Education
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Undergraduate

85%

15,611
students

Female
58%
8,998

Male
42%
6,613

Graduate

15%

2,850
students

Female
67%
1,908

Male
33%
942

undergraduateFull-time

83%

12,968
students

Female
58%
7,423

Male
42%
5,545

undergraduatePart-time

17%

2,643
students

Female
60%
1,575

Male
40%
1,068

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

77%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

70

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

42

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Mexico
Mexico
Nepal
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Richard Porter
Director, Office of International Programs
936 294-4611
rporter@shsu.edu

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