Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

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Undergrad

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

Founded in 1879, Sam Houston State University is a public comprehensive Doctoral Research university. Undergraduate, master's, and doctorate programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts & Media, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Health Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, Osteopathic Medicine, and Science & Engineering. The University's 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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Bowling yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

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

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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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