Sam Houston State University: Ranking & Review

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Huntsville
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United States
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World
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13351139
Top 7%

Sam Houston State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate74%73%75%
Applicants12,3834,2978,086
Admissions9,2123,1546,058
Enrolled undergraduates2,8731,0661,807
Enrolled total (including graduate students)20,9387,77713,161

10,547 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,062 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,182
Percent of students submitting SAT scores76%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
540
Math
530

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,331
Percent of students submitting ACT scores46%
ACT Composite
21
ACT English
23
ACT Math
20

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $45. Application fee for graduates - $45.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Sam Houston State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$21,824$31,784
Off-campus$21,702$31,662
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,178 and other expenses per full academic year.

Sam Houston State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,877 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$5,472$15,432
Fees for full-time undergraduates$2,590$2,590
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$228$643
Tuition for Full-time graduates$5,391$12,861
Fees for full-time graduates$2,184$2,184
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$300$715

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services820112932
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service77013316919
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies379379
Education24348291
Health Professions and Related Programs24510255
Psychology173665244
Visual and Performing Arts17665241
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences17122193
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies17221193
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs17211183
Social Sciences9225117
History8330113
Physical Sciences741185
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields8484
English Language and Literature & Letters691079
Biological and Biomedical Sciences661177
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services522375
Library Science7474
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities4444
Mathematics and Statistics181634
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences26127
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services2222
Architecture and Related Services1414
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics8614
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1111
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Grand Total3,731901694,701

A total of 3,731 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Sam Houston State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 970 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate51%46%55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 64%

General info

Alternative namesSHSU
Founded1879
MottoThe Measure of a Life is its Service
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementSam Houston State University provides high quality education, scholarship, and service to qualified students for the benefit of regional, state, national and international constituencies.
Colorsorange, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,147
Instructional FTE842
Public Service FTE21
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.shsu.edu
Address1806 Ave J
Huntsville, Texas, 77340
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Distant
City population39,000
Phone9362941111
Fax+1 (936) 294 4620

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