Sam Houston State University
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Sam Houston State University was founded in 1879 and is named after Texas’ greatest hero, General Sam Houston. Our diverse student body is over 20,000 strong and represents 60 countries, yet we pride ourselves on creating a close community. And, with more than 230 student organizations on campus, you’ll find clubs, activities, and programs that fit your interests and allow you to explore your curiosity with others. SHSU is located in Huntsville, Texas, a small city of 38,000 residents located between Houston and Dallas. Although only 70 miles from downtown Houston, Huntsville is surrounded by lush forests, lakes, and sprawling ranch lands. Don’t miss the chance to discover the unique college experience that awaits you at SHSU.
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At Sam Houston State University, you’re close enough to home, but far enough away to try new things and explore different interests knowing you have a campus full of people there to support you along the way. The university is located in the heart of the City of Huntsville—home to historic museums, public art and galleries, outdoor activities, a historic downtown, great dining options, and so much more.
At SHSU, there are so many different communities you can get involved with. Whether it’s academic, social, or fitness-related—we have a group just for you! With more than 230 student organizations on campus, you’ll find clubs, activities, and programs that fit your interests and allow you to explore your curiosity with others. Whatever your passion, Sam Houston State has a place for you! So, don’t miss the chance to discover the unique college experience that awaits you at SHSU.
At Sam Houston State, we understand the importance of healthy lifestyles that balance body, mind, and spirit. We believe that engaging in an active lifestyle brings balance to be successful in academics and personal wellness goals. Campus Recreation offers a variety of resources and activities for students and will even help you find your best fit based on your goals and personal needs!
The college experience at SHSU is more than just academics. With so many activities, events, and traditions on campus, you’ll always have something to do at Sam Houston State.