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Sam Houston State University
  • 4 Year
  • HUNTSVILLE, TX

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  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 minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Sam Houston is an above-average public university located in Huntsville, Texas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,311 undergraduate students. The Sam Houston acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 54% of students, Sam Houston alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,400.

About

1806 AVE J
HUNTSVILLE, TX 77340
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference

Sam Houston State University Rankings

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SHSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1140
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$13,055 / 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
$8,995 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 280 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 281 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    39%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,311 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,494
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 193 responses
  • Hard Working yet relaxed
    26%
  • Motivated to be successful while making friends
    21%
  • Unique
    18%
  • How you make it
    9%
  • Successful
    7%
  • Hard working and stressed
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 309 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 363 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 225 responses
  • Comforting
    24%
  • Peacful
    20%
  • Amazing
    16%
  • Nice
    9%
  • Proud
    8%
  • Opportunity
    8%
  • Dedicated to teaching a new generation
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
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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