Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas

Overview

Address1806 Ave J
School Websitewww.shsu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

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StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Sam Houston State University is a mid-size public, 4-year college based in Huntsville, Texas that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 11,819 students applied to Sam Houston State University. Of those students, 9,283 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Sam Houston State University was $5,616, in addition to fees of $2,680. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Sam Houston State University.

Sam Houston State University has a 52% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Sam Houston State University acceptance rate is 79%. To put this into perspective, 9,283 of the 11,819 students who applied to Sam Houston State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Sam Houston State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Sam Houston State University had an SAT score between the range of 1,000 and 1,140. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Sam Houston State University was between 19 and 23 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Sam Houston State University as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Sam Houston State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $5,616. Combined with fees of $2,680, room and board costs of $9,386, other expenses of $3,796 and the $1,000 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $22,478.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $18,256 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Sam Houston State University to $32,438 for out-of-state students.

Students at Sam Houston State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Sam Houston State University was $4,704 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 44%.

Sam Houston State University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio21:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Sam Houston State University.

Sam Houston State University has a good gender split, with 62% of undergraduates being female and 38% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Texas residents; in fact, 98% of all students reside in Texas. However, 2% of students come from out-of-state .

The student to faculty ratio at Sam Houston State University is 21:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Sam Houston State University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 26% students enroll at Sam Houston State University part-time; the other 15,745 students enrolled full-time.

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