B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Sam Houston State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
1806 Ave J
Huntsville, TX 77340
Website

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Sam Houston State University

Cost

Net Price
$11,260/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,651/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,093/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,934/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,473/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,412/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.202 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.215 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.216 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,552Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 129 responses
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  • Hard Working yet relaxed
    29%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Motivated to be successful while making friends
    13%
  • Successful
    10%
  • How you make it
    7%
  • Outgoing
    5%
  • Hard working and stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.244 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.298 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 160 responses
Report
  • Comforting
    27%
  • Peacful
    23%
  • Amazing
    16%
  • Nice
    10%
  • Proud
    9%
  • Opportunity
    6%
  • Dedicated to teaching a new generation
    4%

After Sam Houston State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.154 responses
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Sam Houston State University Reviews

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One of the first things students learn about Sam Houston State University is the motto: the measure of a life is its service. The whole university--professors, students, and faculty alike--live up to this motto. Combine the friendly people with the beautiful campus, and you have a great university! Not to mention a great education!
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I am a transfer student who lives about 40 minutes off campus. If you asked me last semester if I have even thought about going to Sam I would have given you the weirdest look, I have always known where I wanted to go to school where my father attended in St. Louis. To be honest I didn't even look at Sam Houston, I applied to Lindenwood and that was it, someone then informed me about the Psychology program at Sam and I felt silly not at lest looking at the school, I went and loved it. Even though I have my 40 minutes drive I really don't mind, I have only been there a semester so I haven't gotten to much there but the classes are great! And I'm so glad I stayed, everyone is awesome, the campus is so pretty and I love to sitting anywhere really. Again I'm glad I stayed and get to enjoy Sam Houston.
Sam Houston State is absolutely amazing, everyone here is super nice, the scenery is stunning, and most of all the teachers here take their time and make sure every student understands on what he/she is learning. Even with one of the biggest prisons in the same city as the college this town is incredibly safe and precautions. The on-campus dorms have there ups and downs with some being nice and some being some what terrible, but over all is still great, and I love it here!