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Sam Houston State University

School Profile

  • Sam Houston State UniversityPublic Four-year University in Huntsville, TX - InternetDict
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 14,303
First-year Undergraduate Students: 2,144
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 14,303
Graduate Students: 2,360

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Academic studies
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness Operations
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Mechanization
  • Bachelor of Agriculture - General
  • Bachelor of Animal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Animation/Special Effects
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Banking/Financial Services
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business - General
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Commercial/Advertising Art
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Construction/Building Technologies
  • Bachelor of Corrections
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drafting and Design Technology
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technologies
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Fashion Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Foods/Nutrition Studies
  • Bachelor of Forensic chemistry
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of Health Services - General
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Horticulture Science
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Industrial Technology
  • Bachelor of Institutional Food Production
  • Bachelor of Interior Architecture
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Technologies
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music Therapy
  • Bachelor of Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Photography
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Bachelor of Victim studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $6,515
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,825

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required for Some
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213


Member: NCAA
Team name: Bearkats


  • Ranked #231 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #158 Clinical Psychology
  • Ranked #22 Criminology
  • Ranked #208 Psychology
  • Ranked #135 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #5 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #66 Student Engagement and Assessment
  • Ranked #2 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #53 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #14 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #21 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #46 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #4 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

Box 2418
Huntsville, TX 77341-2418
(936) 294-1828
(866) 232-7528
Fax: (936) 294-3758
Contact: Trevor Thorn
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 67%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 67%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 8,086
Female applicants 4,769
Male applicants 3,317
Applicants accepted 5,418
Female applicants accepted 3,239
Male applicants accepted 2,179
Freshman enrollment 2,259
Female freshman enrollment 1,318
Male freshman enrollment 941
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 94%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 82%
SAT Critical Reading average score 492
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 440-540
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 508
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 460-550
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 54%
Average ACT Composite score 21
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-23
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 17-23

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