SHSU

Sam Houston State University

1905 University Ave, Huntsville, United States
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  • Total Documents
    136
  • Class Notes
    102
  • Textbook Notes
    19
  • Study Guides
    15
  • Currently Enrolled
    79
  • Previously Enrolled
    114

Overview of Sam Houston State University (SHSU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:18,416
    • Men:7,023 (38.1%)
    • Women:11,393 (61.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (SHSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Sam Houston State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
August 1
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
August 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Huntsville, TX  77341
Phone
(936) 294-1828
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 12,365 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 8,081 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 4,284 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,873 (31%) of 9,212 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,807 (30%) of 6,058 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,066 (34%) of 3,154 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
500-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
65%
• Score 400 - 500
24%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
500-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
17%
• Score 500 - 600
58%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
22%
• Score 18 - 23
68%
• Score 12 - 17
8%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SHSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,891|Out-of-state: $22,341
  • Room & Board: - $9,180 (65.38461538461539%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,372 (9.772079772079772%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,488 (24.843304843304843%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Sam Houston State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003606
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,208 (82.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,735 (78.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,709 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
189 (11.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$11,276
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,489 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,668
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,645 (96.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,996
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 105 (6.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
180 (6.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,599

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
11,217 (77.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,556 (85.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,317 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
895 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$11,263
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,921 (85.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,560
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,079 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,032
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 423 (4.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
476 (3.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,624

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,920
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (SHSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


626

Part-Time Faculty


329

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


61%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1600
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Sam Houston State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


29.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


47.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


51.0%

Programs & Majors (SHSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (52)


  • Accounting
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Nursing Science
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Library Science, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (47)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Allied Health--General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • Developmental Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Humanities
  • Information Science
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Publishing
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Writing

Campus Life (SHSU)

Location & Geography

Population


39,666

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Houston

Weather


Temperature
39.7 average low in January, 90.1 average high in September
Rain
79 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
72 mile(s) from campus in Houston
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Huntsville
Nearest Train Station
54 mile(s) from campus in College Station

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


21% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


79%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bearkat
School Colors
Orange and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Sam Houston State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


14,808

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
18,416
Women
11,393
Men
7,023

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.7% Asian
  • 18.3% Black/African-American
  • 23.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 51.1% White
  • 1.9% Unknown

International Students


1.1%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


2,522

Student Resources (SHSU)