Overview

Applicants
9,315
Acceptance Rate
65%

SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
25:1
Total Faculty
797
with Terminal Degree
555

408
Men
389
Women
129
Minority
9
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Banking and Financial Support Services.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Fashion Merchandising.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Project Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Education, Other.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other.
  • Industrial Technology/Technician.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Health and Wellness, General.
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Music Therapy/Therapist.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other.
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.
  • Securities Services Administration/Management.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.

  • LIBRARY SCIENCE.

  • Library and Information Science.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Clinical Psychology.
  • Counseling Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.
  • School Psychology.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Social Sciences, Other.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Conducting.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Drawing.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
  • Painting.
  • Photography.
  • Printmaking.
  • Sculpture.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Diploma
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Tarek Souryal
Team Physician for Dallas Mavericks

Col. M.B. Etheredge
2nd highest decorated U.S. soldier in WWII

Ralph Yarborough (deceased)
Former U.S. Senator from Texas

Karey Patterson Bresenhan
Quilting Industry Leader

David Adickes
Sculptor-known for 67-foot statue of Sam Houston

Dana Andrews (deceased)
Movie star

Don A. Sanders
Principal owner-Corpus Christi Hooks(minor league

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,863

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,314

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,162

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,541

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,850
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,470
Required Fees
$2,744
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,124

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,000

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,324
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
15,611
Foreign Countries Represented
59

Demographics

1.02%
Asian
17.17%
African-American
17.47%
Hispanic
58.39%
Caucasian
2.35%
Unknown
1.41%
International

58% female
42% male
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
233
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
19

40% join a fraternity
30% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Bearkats)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Rodeo
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Ladykats)
13 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Rodeo
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Clint Lockwood
Visitor Center Director

Address
Box 2539
Huntsville, TX 77340

Phone
936-294-3792

Email
visitsam@shsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Lowman Student Center
Health and Kinesiology Center
Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum
Mall Area
Old Main Pit
Old Main Market, Paw Print, South Paw

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Sam Houston Statue
Sam Houston Museum
Sam Houston National Forest
Conroe Outlet Malls
Huntsville State Park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
936-294-3792

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis, closest airport is Bush Intercontinental, in Houston

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Interstate 45 (Houston or Dallas) Take Exit 116 Follow Hwy 190 East Right at Courthouse onto Sam Houston Avenue Left on Bowers Boulevard Left into Faculty/Staff Parking lot Visitor parking is in back of lot. Admissions is in the Estill Classroom Building From East (Trinity/Livingston/Nacogdoches) Follow Hwy 190 West Left at Courthouse onto Sam Houston Avenue Left on Bowers Boulevard Left into Faculty/Staff Parking lot Visitor parking is in back of lot. Admissions is in the Estill Classroom Building From West (College Station / Austin via College Station) You'll come in on Hwy 30 Cross over Interstate 45 and it turns into Hwy 190 East Follow Hwy 190 East Right at Courthouse onto Sam Houston Avenue Left on Bowers Boulevard Left into Faculty/Staff Parking lot Visitor parking is in back of lot. Admissions is in the Estill Classroom Building

Local Accommodations
University Hotel Comfort Inn and Suites La Quinta Inn Econo Lodge Holiday Inn Express Gateway Inn and Suites Super 8 Hotel & Suites


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