Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX, USA
3.82 Average Rating

Sam Houston University is a public university located in Huntsville, Texas. SHU is a member of the Texas State University System. The university offers 170 fields of study through seven schools and colleges, including more than 80 undergraduate degrees, more than 50 master’s degrees and more than 15 certificates. The rural, 316-acre Huntsville campus offers more than 250 student organizations, an observatory, planetarium, and 18-hole golf course. In addition to the main Huntsville campus, SHU offers courses of study at The Woodlands campus and an online program.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
98%
Out of State Students
1%
0
100
75%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 997
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
20,968
Total Number of Undergrads
18,416
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
29%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
23:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,887
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$8,062
Out-of-State Tuition
$18,022
0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,732
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
35%
65%
Student Organizations
200
Size of Town
Town: Distant
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Houston
Dallas
Austin
College Station
San Antonio
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
sam houston state university has an amazing environment. the teacher-student ratio is perfect. the atmosphere is perfect for anyone who doesn't want to get lost in the crowd.
Felicia from Cedar Park, TX
Great academic programs without the expensive tuition and stuffy atmosphere of other schools. One of the country's most underrated schools. The best university you've never heard of.
Katherine from Huntsville, TX

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