Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$8,736

$18,552

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
490
75th
550
25th
480
75th
25
25th
19
75th
23
25th
16
75th
23
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

23

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,123
Declined 902
Total Received 12,025
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Public

20,652

undergraduate students

3,464

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 24,116
Established in 1879
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

316-acre campus in Huntsville (population: 41,277), 72 miles from Houston. Served by bus; major airport serves Houston; train serves College Station (54 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Sam Houston State University
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville, TX
77340

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
21%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
490
75th
550
25th
480
75th
25
25th
19
75th
23
25th
16
75th
23
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,123
Declined 902
Total Received 12,025

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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

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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Financial Aid

75%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,285

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,856
Room $5,760
Board $4,290
Additional fees $2,880
Books & supplies $1,380
Total $20,166
Average Financial Aid - $7,285
Total with Avg. Aid $12,881

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Financial Aid Office


P: 866 BEARKAT
F: 936 294-3668
sfa_www@shsu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

bass fishing, bowling, hapkido, in-line hockey, judo, lacrosse, power lifiting, quidditch, rugby, soccer, tennis, trap and skeet, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

bass fishing, bowling, hapkido, in-line hockey, judo, lacrosse, power lifiting, quidditch, rugby, soccer, tennis, trap and skeet, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, walleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), Southland Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
Agricultural Communication/Journalism.
Agricultural Mechanization, General.
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture.
Agronomy and Crop Science.
Animal Sciences, General.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Applied Engineering Technologies/Technicians.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Banking and Financial Support Services.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
Clinical Psychology.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician.
Computer Software Technology/Technician.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Conducting.
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
Fashion Merchandising.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management.
Forensic Science and Technology.
French Language and Literature.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Graphic Design.
Health Teacher Education.
Health and Wellness, General.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Homeland Security.
Horticultural Science.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Interior Architecture.
Interior Design.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International and Comparative Education.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Library and Information Science.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Information Systems, General.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Therapy/Therapist.
Music, General.
Musical Theatre.
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Philosophy.
Photography.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Project Management.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Radio and Television.
Reading Teacher Education.
School Psychology.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Statistics, General.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

24,116

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

20,652
students

Female
62%
12,795

Male
38%
7,857

14%

3,464
students

Female
68%
2,361

Male
32%
1,103

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

16,176
students

Female
62%
10,019

Male
38%
6,157

22%

4,476
students

Female
62%
2,776

Male
38%
1,700

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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