Sam Houston State University

1806 Ave J, Huntsville, TX 77340

About Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University is classified as a doctoral-granting research university. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. Most of these graduate degrees are awarded in professional fields other than engineering, such as education, health professions, social work, or public policy. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate14,569
Student Age% Under 2577%
 % 25 and Over23%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time76%
 % Part-time24%
Race/Ethnicity% White67.5%
 % Black15.0%
 % Asian1.6%
 % Latino13.7%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown0.0%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted47%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled42%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT82%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT47%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math460 / 800550 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$40
 Graduate Application Fee$20
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,704
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,144
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid67%
 % Undergraduates with Loans44%
 % Undergraduates with Grants55%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,692
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,644
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Huntsville Area

Median Age30.5
Median Household Income$29,465
Total Population38,037
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total62.9% 37.1%
 Age 0-937.7%62.3%
 Age 10-1763.1%36.9%
 Age 18-2452.7%47.3%
 Age 25-2976.0%24.0%
 Age 30-3975.4%24.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White68.2%
 % Black27.0%
 % Asian1.7%
 % Latino19.0%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.5%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,692
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$584
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50041.7%18.6%9.1%
 $500 to $74958.3%59.9%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%18.5%28.0%
 Over $10000.0%3.0%11.8%
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