Tuition & Fees

$7,762

$17,554

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
25

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,762
Declined + 2,528
Total Received 9,290
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Public

17,401

undergraduate students

2,630

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
10%
500-599
43%
400-499
40%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
38%
400-499
44%
300-399
10%
30-36
10%
24-29
25%
18-23
53%
12-17
12%
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
54%
12-17
21%
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
64%
12-17
11%
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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 20,031
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)

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Huntsville, TX

316-acre campus in Huntsville (population: 39,795), 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
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
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 2% of male students
 
14 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
10%
500-599
43%
400-499
40%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
38%
400-499
44%
300-399
10%
30-36
10%
24-29
25%
18-23
53%
12-17
12%
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
54%
12-17
21%
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
64%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,762
Declined + 2,528
Total Received 9,290

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

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

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

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

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,762
Room & board $8,780
Books & supplies $1,124
Total $17,666
Average Financial Aid - $11,146
Total with Avg. Aid $6,520

Financial Aid

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,146

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $29,193,895
State $21,901,472
Institutional $3,087,545
Other external $2,676,327
Total $56,859,239

Non-need-based

Federal $13,036
State
Institutional $2,165,579
Other external $1,726,896
Total $3,905,511

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference (NCAA Division I)
Mascot
Bearkat
School colors
orange and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Academic Studies
Accounting
Administration
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Engineering Technology
Agriculture
Animal Science
Applied Arts/Sciences
Art
Art Photography
Banking/Financial Institutions
Bilingual Health Care Studies
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies
Composite Science
Computer Animation
Computer Information Science
Computer Software Engineering Technology
Computing Science
Construction Management
Counseling
Counselor Education
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Leadership/Management
Criminal Justice/Criminology
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Design/Development
Developmental Education Administration
Dietetics
Digital Forensics
Digital Media
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electronics/Computer Engineering Technology
English
Entrepreneurship
Executive M.B.A.
Family/Consumer Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Food Science/Nutrition
Food Service Management
Forensic Chemistry
Forensic Science
General Business Administration
General Studies
Geographic Information Systems
Geography
Geology
Graphic Design
Health
Higher Education Administration
History
Horticulture/Crop Science
Human Resource Management
Industrial Technology/Industrial Safety Management
Information Assurance/Security
Instructional Leadership
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Agriculture
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Business
International Literacy
Kinesiology
Kinesiology/Sport Management
Kinesiology/Sport/Human Performance
Library Science
Literacy
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Music
Music Therapy
Music Therapy/Correctional
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Political Science
Project Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading
Reading/Language Arts
School Counseling
School Psychology
Security Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Studio Art
Theatre
Victim Services Management
Victim Studies
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Undergraduate

87%

17,401
students

Female
61%
10,640

Male
39%
6,761

Graduate

13%

2,630
students

Female
67%
1,750

Male
33%
880

undergraduateFull-time

81%

14,117
students

Female
62%
8,635

Male
38%
5,482

undergraduatePart-time

19%

3,284
students

Female
62%
2,005

Male
38%
1,279

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
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

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) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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