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
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.228 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.229 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 142 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.257 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.311 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!
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!
I really love it at Sam! I feel like I am truly a Bearkat, and I have many so many friends, thanks to all the fun events and activities held on campus. Professors are easy to interact with, and will take the time to teach, unlike teachers I have had in the past. The campus is not too big and students are always willing to help others around. They Pawprint is an awesome place to grab a bite to eat, and spend time with friends, and right outside the pawprint is the mall area. In the mall area, booths are usually set up from eleven in the morning to two in the afternoon, and some kind of music is always playing. My favorite time to be in the mall area is on Thursdays at twelve, when Chi Alpha meets for "Worship at the Square." Sam is a great school for great students and being a Bearkat is my proof!