Tuition & Fees

$9,891

$22,341

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
59%
400-499
23%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
65%
400-499
24%
30-36
11%
24-29
29%
18-23
50%
12-17
10%
30-36
1%
24-29
23%
18-23
52%
12-17
24%
30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
68%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

23

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,212
Declined + 3,153
Total Received 12,365
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Public

18,416

undergraduate students

2,522

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 6643
ACT 4162

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Location

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 20,938
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: 41,208), 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
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
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 7% of male students
 
14 sororities 5% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
59%
400-499
23%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
65%
400-499
24%
30-36
11%
24-29
29%
18-23
50%
12-17
10%
30-36
1%
24-29
23%
18-23
52%
12-17
24%
30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
68%
12-17
8%

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

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,212
Declined + 3,153
Total Received 12,365

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

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

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,263

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,840
Room $5,240
Board $3,940
Additional fees $3,051
Books & supplies $1,372
Total $20,443
Average Financial Aid - $11,263
Total with Avg. Aid $9,180

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $31,094,488
State $24,274,188
Institutional $3,098,310
Other external $4,513,134
Total $62,980,120

Non-need-based

Federal $19,566
State
Institutional $1,957,895
Other external $2,600,016
Total $4,577,477
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Lydia Hall
Director of Financial Aid
lth003@shsu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Bobby Williams (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Chris Thompson (women's)
Associate Athletic Director For Student Services
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Communications
Agricultural Engineering Technology
Agriculture
Animal Science
Applied Arts/Sciences
Art
Art/Advertising/Graphic Design
Art/Photography
Art/Studio Art
Athletic Training
Band Conducting
Banking/Financial Institutions
Bilingual Health Care Studies
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies
Comparative/Global Education
Composite Science
Computer Animation
Computer Information Science
Computer Software Engineering Technology
Computing Science
Computing/Information Sciences
Construction Management
Counseling
Counselor Education
Creative Writing/Editing/Publishing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Leadership/Management
Criminal Justice/Criminology
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Design/Development
Developmental Education Administration
Dietetics
Digital Forensics
Digital Media
Digital/Cyber Forensic Science
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electronics/Computer Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology
English
Entrepreneurship
Family/Consumer Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Food Science/Nutrition
Food Service Management
Forensic Chemistry
Forensic Science
General Business Administration
Geographic Information Systems
Geography
Geology
Health
Health Care Administration
Health Care Quality/Safety
Health Sciences
Higher Education Administration
Higher Education Leadership
History
Homeland Security Studies
Human Resource Management
Information Assurance/Security
Instructional Leadership
Instructional Systems Design/Technology
Interdisciplinary Agriculture
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Business
Kinesiology
Kinesiology/Sport/Human Performance
Liberal Studies
Library Science
Literacy
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Music
Music Therapy
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Plant/Soil Sciences
Political Science
Project Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Reading/Language Arts
School Counseling
School Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sport Management
Statistics
TESOL
Teaching
Theatre
Victim Services Management
Victim Studies
Wellness Management
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

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

20,938

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

18,416
students

Female
62%
11,393

Male
38%
7,023

12%

2,522
students

Female
70%
1,768

Male
30%
754

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

14,808
students

Female
63%
9,219

Male
37%
5,589

20%

3,608
students

Female
61%
2,174

Male
39%
1,434

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
23%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
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

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
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

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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