B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  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-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
1806 Ave J
Huntsville, TX 77340
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
890-1090
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Sam Houston State University

Cost

Net Price
$11,872/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,833/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,538/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,271/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,622/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,728/ 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.218 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.219 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,117Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 132 responses
Report
  • Hard Working yet relaxed
    29%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Motivated to be successful while making friends
    14%
  • 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.247 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.301 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 163 responses
Report
  • Comforting
    26%
  • Peacful
    22%
  • Amazing
    17%
  • Nice
    10%
  • Proud
    9%
  • Opportunity
    6%
  • Dedicated to teaching a new generation
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
48%
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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As a music education major, I am blessed to come here to Sam Houston State University. Everyone here is so sweet and caring. My professors are always there for me with convenient office hours and always encourage we come and get extra help if needed. The campus is also extremely beautiful!
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.