Sam Houston State, founded in 1879, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Applied Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, and Science; and the Institute of Corrections and Behavioral Sciences. Its 2,143-acre campus, marked by the classic antebellum architecture of Austin Hall, is located in Huntsville, 70 miles from Houston.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
18,783
Undergraduates
7,119
Men - 37.9%
11,665
Women - 62.1%
2,580
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
83% of 11,569 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
525 average
490-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
19-23 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $19,363
Out-of-state: $31,813
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,183
Out-of-state: $22,633
Room and Board
$9,180
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$12,114
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,207
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
670
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
3%
10-19
24%
20-29
33%
30-39
18%
40-49
10%
50-99
10%
Over 100
3%
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Houston Population
39,666
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Houston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
20% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bearkat
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7%
Asian
2%
Black/African-American
18.1%
Hispanic/Latino
25%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
49.2%
Unknown
1.6%
International Students
1.2%
First-Year Students Returning
75.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
33.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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