Campus Housing

Location
Huntsville, TX
Undergrads
12,968
Tuition (in-state)
$15,032 ($6,608)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Way to expensive. $2000 for 5 1/2 months is a lot of money to come up with if you are a poor college student.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live in campus housing but I hear it is very cramped and not all the halls or buildings are great.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in White Hall and although I have more space than most dorms on campus, the building is run down and disgusting. I always find spiders and cockroaches in my room and the furniture is stained and disgusting. The mattresses feel like sleeping on a wooden table so a mattress pad is a necessity.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My dorm does not have elevators and I am on the 4th floor. Also, the room is TINY

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process is very easy. The best options in my opinion are Raven and SHV. In these dorms you have your own bedroom.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1003rd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1084th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1243rd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1303rd
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Roberautrice Eddie
Hometown
Hanau, Germany
Major
Broadcast Journalism
Grad Year
2013
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Although there are many on-campus housing options to choose from, there are few quality choices at Sam Houston State. There are a handful of dorms that clearly stand out from the rest, so of course, these fill up very quickly. Students who do not get the luck of the draw during the housing assignments are forced to be content with their second, or even third, choice. A few of the dorms on campus are well-maintained and kept clean, while the others don’t receive the same amount of attention. These overlooked dorms tend to be the older, more rundown halls on campus. The older dorms are also very limited on space and are far from satisfactory in comparison to the newer dorms.

The great thing about the dorms is that they are all conveniently located near the center of campus. All of the dorms are within walking distance of classes, and they have the best parking availability throughout the campus. The social environment is also another advantage of living on campus. Since students live in close proximity to one another, interaction with fellow residents happens all the time, making it much easier to make new friends, and now that there are no longer residents assigned to specific classes (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior), that helps.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,297
Average Housing Costs
$4,360
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
22%
Freshmen Living On Campus
83%
Number of Dormitories
22
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Estill Hall
  • Sam Houston Village
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Bearkat Village
  • Raven Village
Worst Freshman Dorms
Elliott Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
White Hall
What You Get
  • Basic cable
  • Bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Ethernet connection
  • Microfridge/microwave (some rooms)
  • Wardrobe or closet
Also Available
There are also sorority and fraternity houses available. Bearkat Village, Sam Houston Village, Raven Village, and White Hall are the only housing options that have carpet throughout. All other housing options are equipped with tile.
Did You Know?
SHSU houses close to 3,200 students in its 27 on-campus residence halls and apartments.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Anne Shaver House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Study areas, vending machines
Baldwin House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: In-room safes, lounge areas, microfridge/microwave in each room
Barrett House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Lounge areas, vending machines
Belvin-Buchanan Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Ground floor has 24-hour quiet hours, most bathrooms in the Belvin wing have tubs
Crawford House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: In-room safes, lounge areas, microfridge/microwave in each room
Creager House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: In-room safes, lounge areas, microfridge/microwave in each room
Elliott Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Lounge areas, study rooms, third floor of hall has 24-hour quiet hours
Estill Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Individually controlled air conditioning, lounge areas, study room on each floor
Gibbs House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Lounge areas, study room, vending machines
Houston House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Lounge areas, vending machines
Jackson-Shaver Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: In-room safes, individually controlled air conditioning and heating, lounge areas
King Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, laundry facilities, study lounges
Lone Star Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Card access security, elevators, ceiling fan, 10-foot ceilings
Mallon House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: In-room safes, lounge areas, microfridge/microwave in each room
Parkhill House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Lounge areas, vending machines
Rachel Jackson House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Lounge areas, study room, vending machines
Randel House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Lounge areas, microfridge/microwave in each room
Raven Village
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles)
Special Features: Each suite has in-room safes and a kitchenette with microwave and small refrigerator. Building has convenience store on first floor, elevators, game rooms, lounge areas, study areas.
Sam Houston Village
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (singles)
Special Features: Each suite has in-room safes and kitchenette with microwave and small refrigerator. Building has elevators, game rooms, lounge areas, and underground garage.
Spivey House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Houses students in the honors program, features computer lab, lounge areas, microfridge/microwave in each room, study rooms, vending machines
Vick House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Houses students in Bearkat Learning Community, features lounge areas, microfridge/microwave in each room, vending machines
White Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles)
Special Features: In-room safes, individually control air conditioning and heating, lounge areas, microfridge/microwave in each room

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Bearkat Village
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Each unit has single bedrooms, living room, fully furnished kitchen with a stove and dishwasher. Building has a game room, lounge areas, study areas. All utilities are included.
Close to the gym, intramural fields, and all other athletic fields other than soccer fields

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