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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.

Website: www.shsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
18,783
Undergraduate
Students
(62.1%) 11,663 Women
(37.9%) 7,120 Men
2,580
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

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
78%
Average Freshman Award
$12,114
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$27,207
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
670
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Huntsville Population
39,666
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Houston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
18.1% Black/African-American
25.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.2% White
1.6% Unknown
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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