Sam Houston State University (SHSU)

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Huntsville, TX

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Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University Student Essentials

Sam Houston State University Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Small Town Setting
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Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

About SHSU

Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, is part of the state university system and one of the oldest public universities statewide. Sam Houston awards bachelor’s and graduate degrees in traditional and rare fields, and is particularly well known for its criminal justice program. The campus is in a rural setting that is still in close proximity to the city.

Sam Houston awards more than 75 bachelor’s degrees, more than 50 master’s degrees and several doctorates. Some majors available at Sam Houston are:

  • Advertising
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • Industrial Technology
  • Psychology

Sam Houston also offers less commonly seen majors in such specialized fields as:

  • Bilingual Healthcare
  • Computer Animation
  • Music Therapy
  • Victim Studies

Sam Houston’s student life activities provide plenty of opportunities, including more than 200 student clubs and organizations. Many students also get involved in volunteer activities. The campus is also within an hour from downtown Houston.

Freshman admissions requirements include a completed online application, ACT or SAT scores and transcripts. The minimum combined SAT score of accepted students is generally around 1550.

Sam Houston awards scholarships to help with tuition costs. Criteria for these include grades and test scores, evidence of leadership or participation in extracurricular activities. Sam Houston also participates in federal financial aid programs. Students may apply for such federal aid sources as Pell grants, loans and work-study. To apply for federal aid, applicants must fill out a FAFSA.

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SHSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Sam Houston State University 5 stars overall.

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Student Ratings

Overall Rating

I enjoyed the landscape and scenery of the school itself. The buildings are beautiful and the campus security is outstanding. My tour guide Robin, was a very enthused Bearkat; she made me even more excited and anxious to join the Bearkat family! The book store also is very nice, as well as the on-campus dormitories and eateries.

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SHSU Map & Location

Sam Houston State University

1806 Ave J

Huntsville, TX 77340

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Getting Around SHSU


Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10 walk


Seasonal average temperatures for Huntsville, TX Gestograma

Winter Dec 61 41 Jan 59 40 Feb 63 43 Spring Mar 70 50 Apr 78 57 May 85 65 Summer Jun 90 71 Jul 93 73 Aug 94 73 Fall Sep 88 68 Oct 80 59 Nov 70 50

SHSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 17%
  • African American: 17%
  • Caucasian: 62%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 82% Graduate 18% Full-Time 97% Part-Time 3% Women 62% Men 38% International 1% Domestic 99%

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