Sam Houston State University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Student Loan Options from Lenders
- Affordable fixed or variable rates
- No application, origination or disbursement fees
- Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
- Easy, online app with ability to add a cosigner in minutes
- Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
- Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.202 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.231 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.232 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies691 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities385 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science185 Graduates
Business Administration and Management74 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 145 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.260 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.314 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.154 responses
Sam Houston State University Reviews
I am a first year transfer student from Lone Star College to Sam Houston State University. I was apprehensive and nervous about attending such a large, well-known university, but I now feel more comfortable here. I have been making good grades so far (3.5 GPA) and all of my teachers have been very open to student communication. I can tell that they genuinely want to help their students succeed. My only prominent complaint is all of the construction on campus. Maneuvering through the dirty sidewalks and the one-way streets outlined in cones can be annoying. However, I know that the finished structures will improve academics and student life in the long run, and I cannot wait to see what else Sam Houston State has in store for me in the coming semesters!
I love the diversity here at Sam Houston! There are so many international students that come to study here. It’s a state school and also one of the cheapest colleges near Houston! The professors are very caring and want their students to succeed and all of my classmates have been very helpful when collaborating with me on different projects and assignments. The campus is clean, friendly, and not too big where you cannot find your way around. I am proud of be a bearkat, and so will you if you decide to join the fun!
This college is amazing! SHSU is a little smaller, making things less competitive, more personal, welcoming, and easy to get around. The class sizes range from 20 to 300, but the professors make it really easy to ask questions or make appointments with them. People are really nice! You can make a friend anywhere! There are constant events going on in dorms, on campus, sporting events, and around town. I am really glad I chose to come here!