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Sam Houston State University
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  • 4 Year
  • HUNTSVILLE, TX

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

1905 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
HUNTSVILLE, TX 77340
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
From Sam Houston State University

Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight colleges and well beyond its Huntsville roots.

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Sam Houston State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
92%
SAT Range
970-1120
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,904 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,843 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 202 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 288 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 289 responses

Majors

#1 Top Performers on Social Mobility - Texas

academic spotlight

No. 1 “Top Performers on Social Mobility – Texas,” and No.24 “Top Performers on Social Mobility – USA,” U.S. News and World Report 2022

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    44%
  • On Campus
    42%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,020 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,791
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 201 responses
  • Hard Working yet relaxed
    26%
  • Motivated to be successful while making friends
    22%
  • Unique
    17%
  • How you make it
    9%
  • Successful
    7%
  • Hard working and stressed
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 317 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 371 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 232 responses
  • Comforting
    25%
  • Peacful
    21%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Nice
    9%
  • Opportunity
    8%
  • Proud
    8%
  • Dedicated to teaching a new generation
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
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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