Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB
Sam Houston State University is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.202 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.213 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.214 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies649Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities397Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science174Graduates
- Animal Sciences and Husbandry70Graduates
- Business Administration and Management69Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.242 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.296 responses
After Sam Houston State University
- Very Good1070
I am a transfer student who lives about 40 minutes off campus. If you asked me last semester if I have even thought about going to Sam I would have given you the weirdest look, I have always known where I wanted to go to school where my father attended in St. Louis. To be honest I didn't even look at Sam Houston, I applied to Lindenwood and that was it, someone then informed me about the Psychology program at Sam and I felt silly not at lest looking at the school, I went and loved it. Even though I have my 40 minutes drive I really don't mind, I have only been there a semester so I haven't gotten to much there but the classes are great! And I'm so glad I stayed, everyone is awesome, the campus is so pretty and I love to sitting anywhere really. Again I'm glad I stayed and get to enjoy Sam Houston.
- 2 months ago
Sam Houston State is absolutely amazing, everyone here is super nice, the scenery is stunning, and most of all the teachers here take their time and make sure every student understands on what he/she is learning. Even with one of the biggest prisons in the same city as the college this town is incredibly safe and precautions. The on-campus dorms have there ups and downs with some being nice and some being some what terrible, but over all is still great, and I love it here!
- 23 days ago
The dorms here are amazing and versatile! The best options are Raven Village, Sam Houston Village, Lone Star Hall, and Bearkat Village student apartments. They provide space, privacy, safety, multiple washers and dryers, you only have to share the bathroom with one other person, and a chance for you to run into at least 500 or so other students. The worst options are the small houses, sorority hill, White Hall, Estill, and Belvin-Buchanan. You have to share a large space with one person or two other people (White Hall), there's no privacy, there's one washer and dryer for a small house and one of each floor of the large halls, you have to share the bathroom with two to three other people, your suitemates have access to your room while you're not there and take things if they wanted to. You have rely heavily on trust that people you barely know won't take your stuff.
- College Freshman
- 10 months ago