Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$10,183

$22,633

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
58%
400-499
22%
300-399
0
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
56%
400-499
29%
300-399
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
18%
18-23
67%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

23

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,649
Declined 1,920
Total Received 11,569
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Public

18,783

undergraduate students

2,580

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 21,363
Established in 1879
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Houston
  • Nearest airport: George Bush Intercontinental

Sam Houston State University
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
77340

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
82%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
58%
400-499
22%
300-399
0
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
56%
400-499
29%
300-399
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
18%
18-23
67%
12-17
12%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
Application deadline August 1

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,649
Declined 1,920
Total Received 11,569

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
volunteer work

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,020
Room & board $9,180
Additional fees $3,163
Total $19,363
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Racquetball

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball

Club Sports Men

Riflery, Rugby

Club Sports Women

Rugby

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agriculture, General
Animal Sciences, General
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Art/Art Studies, General
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 Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical Psychology
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Software Technology/Technician
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Curriculum and Instruction
Dance, General
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
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
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Graphic Communications, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health and Wellness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Horticultural Science
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Technology/Technician
Interior Architecture
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Library and Information Science
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Radio and Television
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
School Psychology
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

21,363

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

18,783
students

Female
62%
11,663

Male
38%
7,120

12%

2,580
students

Female
69%
1,774

Male
31%
806

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

15,296
students

Female
63%
9,501

Male
37%
5,795

19%

3,487
students

Female
63%
2,162

Male
37%
1,325

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 75%
Student 4 year graduation rate 33%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
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

2,605

Transfer students enrolled

12%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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