18,416
Students
Financial aid thermometer
11,263
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Sam Houston State University is a University institution located in Huntsville, TX, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address Box 2418
Huntsville, TX  77341
United States
Contact Ms. Angie Taylor
Director of Admissions
Email: agb003@shsu.edu
Phone: 936-294-1845
Fax: 936-294-3758

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Construction Engineering Technology Checkmark
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Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Library Science Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18,416
Enrolled
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Female Admissions

8,081
Females Applied
6,058
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,284
Males Applied
3,154
Males Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 500 580
SAT Math 500 560
ACT Composite 19 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,020
In-state
19,470
Out-of-state
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Fees

3,163
Full-time student fees
9,180
Room & board
5,240
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

11,263
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,276
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
16,219
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
7,582
Avg. Loan Aid
2,624
Avg. Grant Aid
7,560
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
77%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
10%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

18,416
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
1%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 22.96%
Black or African American 18.05%
White or Caucasian 50.56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.55%
Asian 1.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 3.05%
Other 1.89%

Gender

Male (38.14%)
Female (61.86%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 21%

Student Activities

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Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Division 1 No
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Division 1 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery No No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

955
Total Faculty
23:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 626
Part-time - 329
Male - 489
Female - 466