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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are only 2 nice dorms on campus and they are both expensive. The housing process is very easy. This school is expensive not as expensive as some of the other top schools. The worst thing on campus is the meal plan food and the hills. The best is the friendly people all around. The majority of the people that I have meet are very helpful.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: My schools in the country so there s a lot of little, cute shops. There is mostly southern style restaurants, some Asian restaurants, and the rest is fast food. The fast food places are a close walk from the campus, if you get hungry at night.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: My dorm experience was good. I didn't get a creepy, horrible roommate lucky me. Though the walls of the dorms are thin and I hear a lot of "late night activities".

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: My Dad recently lost his job and my mother is the only one bringing income into the house hold; she is also going to college and working a full time job. They told me there was nothing they could do, which is ridiculous. There could have been more they could have done to help take the financial load off of my mother.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The fact that we have to pay some much for low quality food makes angry. Old main is just despicable. I understand we have bearcat bucks we can use all over campus, if we don't want the food provided. I paid for the meal plan and I should not have to rely on the bucks to get good food. I literally ate Moe's my majority of my freshman year. I hope my college see's this and fixes their food preparations.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The apartments are not modern but they are good enough to be able to live in. The people in charge are always helpful if we have any complaints or need a fix in the apartment. The process for housing is swift and understandable. I have had no problem with my neighbors and there has been no accidents near. We have a gym, a pool, and a area with computers and a printer.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The prices are higher but the quality of apartments are really good. They have their own plans and some have transportation. The parking is good and safety as well.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't like to party with fraternities. There are only two clubs with no latin music and same repeating music every week. I do not like the party scene. Only hope to find a good house party with friends.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is not much of a variety. Huntsville is a small place. Student discounts are rare or just pointless. The cost is usual as everywhere else.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm good friends with a guy who throws parties at his house about once a month sometimes more, plus my student org I'm in has a lot of party people.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus strictness is viewed upon mostly if anything happens. Personally I haven't been affected by any of these problems so I think it is because the situation is under control.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My experience went really smooth thanks to my advisor in high school. My only tip is to reach out to your advisor or any adult you trust and ask them for help. Keep up with your paperwork and deadlines for submissions. And always make sure to keep your grades up.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I really don't eat on campus. They are always the same option everyday except Old Main. However, the variety is very limited. I never had a bad food experience though and whenever I go crave some fast food I go around campus. There are also a lot of fast food options and not much healthy. The place I mostly go to is Starbucks and Grille Works.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Really don't party, but the fox can get foxy

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Not many places but little holes in the walls to check out. Just have to go find them.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Very lenient but do not play about parking!

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Don't try to help students to get more free money nor do they advertise to help students know it's free money. Very secretive!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: More fast food restaurants around campus!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm I stayed in is cool because we had our own room!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Only made it to one football game this year, hope to go to more next year.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Wish we had a stand alone Chickfila, Raisin' Canes and Panera.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I have a very different situation than most, so unlike most students who attend a university not that I caused the issue myself but I do know one of the officers at campus pd pretty well. I also know one of the detectives there well too they are very nice and will do everything they can to help you.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The only issue I had was trying to figure out how to get a parent PLUS loan, other than that everything went extremely well

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food you get from paw print is the good stuff

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I didn't like that I had to have a meal plan

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Sam Houston State does a great job of helping students find their calling and pursue their dreams with confidence. For any student looking for a school that offers a great overall experience, SHSU not only lives up to this, but also exceeds it. Sam Houston is a fun school where it is easy to make life-long friends, while receiving a quality education from instructors who care.

Freshmen come in with a lot of unanswered questions and always receive competent answers. The professors do a good job of teaching valuable life lessons along with sharing their experiences in their field. The faculty at SHSU cares about students and keeps their best interests in mind by offering guidance and knowledge to all those who seek it. This is made possible because of the great faculty-student interaction, which is pretty unique for such a big university. SHSU has a small-town feel and is full of school spirit, and while there may not be as many things to do here as in bigger cities and schools, SHSU’s campus is close to the town, making it is easy to travel and explore all that Huntsville has to offer. Many SHSU students say that if they were given the chance to do it all over again, they most certainly would.

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