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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its a great school! The teachers are friendly and quick with responding to emails. Campus is beautiful.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The school is not too large, but it isn't tiny either. There are tons of apartments within walking distance for students to live in, and finding jobs in Huntsville is easy. Sam Houston State owns a lot of the businesses in Huntsville, and student life is awesome.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school because it feels like home. Being a small town you feel a sense of recognition. Professors are awesome and I have joined an organization called Pay It Forward and plan to rush in the Fall of 2015!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I had the choice to pick another school to go too then I would pick the same school I am attending now. It does have the most spirit and the football team is fairly decent, but what I love the most is the people. They tend to mind their own business and stay to what they know which is perfectly acceptable for me. The less conflict the happier the university.

One of my favorite memories is when I played in intramural volleyball. It was towards the end of the game and I was serving last. Just before I served I took a depth breath, and it went over scoring an ace for the win. My favorite part wasn't winning the game, was the fact that when almost complete strangers are put together to play something they love, they won't stop until we win. So I can say positive that this overall experience so far has been great.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The experience has been worth it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone in my program is so kind and welcoming to me. The campus is extremely beautiful and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Sam Houston is a great, beautiful, and diverse University. Most of the professors really do care about your success and will want you to come to their office hours for any and all questions. DO IT! I know at first I was hesitant, but I've learned and gotten so much feedback and assistance when I got over it. It also helps with getting to know your professor as well as furthering your education. I had not even thought of going to SHSU because of its location - but the university definitely has a completely different feel than the neighborhood it's a part of. There is so many opportunities to help and volunteer at this school as well. Their classes for education have a lot of hands on learning which is what college students need and strive for. I think that is what stands out the most. The experiences you receive are wonderful. The classes aren't too big. Just make the effort to talk with your peers and professors and it will be a good use of your college years.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have absolutely loved my time at Sam Houston State University so far. It has been three years full of meeting so many new friends that will be by my side for many more years to come, challenging myself in classes that I never considered taking before, and getting involved in Greek Life on Campus. During the fall semester of my Sophomore year I had the opportunity to become a founding member of a chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi, an international fraternity. It has been the best decision I have ever made, and if I had not been a student here, that opportunity would not have been available to me. My peers and professors have helped me discover a new field to study in, one I said I'd never go into, but I am so glad that I changed my major to study this new field. It has changed my outlook on life and it will be easier for me to do the things I love once I graduate college. The community on campus makes Sam Houston State University unique because you have the chance to get to know everyone. The campus is small as well as the classes, so every single professor I have taken from has learned my name and really come to know who I am as a student and a person. I would chose Sam Houston again if I could do it all over because I believe I am getting an incredible education, amazing networking opportunities, and most importantly friendships that will last me a lifetime!

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: School has been okay. I just did not join any clubs and it was really hard for me to make friends because everyone was party people and I just like to stay in and get my work done. I made the Dean's List twice but it is really hard for me to earn a scholarship. It is stressing because I really do not know how I will pay for school, but I am working hard. My school is unique because it has one of the best Interior Design programs there is. I wouldn't choose this school all over again because I just do not feel like it is where I really need to be nor do I feel like I fit in it just wasn't my dream college. It is not how I pictured college, but stressing over money makes it no better.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants that are more convenient when trying to save money.

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3 College Junior

Administration: Not sure about any of the policies that the school has.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The campus that I attend has a convenient store so it is just a grab and go. They don't have restaurants at the Woodlands center.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I received some scholarship money and grants but it is still not enough to pay for my classes. I know I have to add my parents to y FAFSA however they arent paying for my classes. So I basically do not receive anything and am in so much debt due to my parents taxes from last year.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I am currently attending the Sam Houston Campus in the woodlands and I don't think my opinion would do any good because I haven't had a class at the main campus yet. However the campus that I attend is awesome and cost of attending is also reasonable.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The best places deliver, but as college students, my friends and I usually don't have that kind of money. There are very few places to eat within walking distance and you have to choose when you drive carefully so as to not lose your parking space. Most of the places in town are fairly inexpensive, as long as you don't eat there every day. There are a fair number of pizza places, Chinese restaurants, sandwich shops, and fast food restaurants. There's some variety, depending upon what you like to eat and how far you're able to travel off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Sam Houston is a school that you can feel safe and comfortable attending. It's tobacco and drug free and the only alcohol that's allowed is in the room of someone who is 21 or older. Campus PD is very serious about drug use and underage alcohol use. They're not against searching dorms if they feel suspicious of something.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food on campus could definitely be worse, but a little more variety in what's accepted by the meal plan would be nice. Grill Works only offers chicken tenders or burgers. Old Main has some variety, but more often than not they serve the same thing over and over again. Moe's only offers three things for the meal plan: two tacos, a small burito, or a salad. The campus has also now added a sandwich, chips, and drink to the meal plan that is available in Moe's along with the convenience stores. There's a fair amount of variety now, but an example of more variety in the dining options would be for Old Main to offer more vegan and vegetarian options. Moe's could also offer a few of their non-meal plan items for the meal plan once a week or something to spice things up. The only times there's overcrowding are during meal plan periods because nearly everyone on campus is trying to get their food during a three hour window. The food at Sam Houston is expensive. You can spend almost $20 on a salad and drink if you're not careful. The meal plans are expensive because the food is expensive. You can tell, however, that whoever is in charge doesn't plan very well because sometimes the menu for Old Main will have burgers at the beginning of the week and then something different every night afterwards; but if you actually go eat at Old Main, they're serving burgers every night because they over-ordered and have too many. This happens with more than just burgers and is likely the reason why Old Main gets so many complaints about lack of variety, which causes drops in attendance, which leads to leftovers. A way to add variety to the Bearkat Bucks would be to allow them to be used at the campus bookstore. Even if students aren't allowed to use them on books, using them to buy school supplies would be a big help to both the bookstore as well as the students.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Apply for scholarX, apply for any other outside scholarships the campus may offer that apply to you, and talk to financial aid if you need help.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great. The social aspect is the best part. Living in a small house as opposed to a bigger dorm made a huge difference in the amount of people I was able to interact with on a daily basis. The campus is beautiful and there's always something happening. I was able to make tons of friends. That being said, nothing is ever perfect. The small houses only come with one washer and one dryer for a house of approximately 50 people, which is meant to be an equal ratio to what the bigger dorms have, but it seems unlikely that 200 students would only get access to two washers and two dryers. If the furniture in the room is organized properly, your residency can feel quite spacious. Unfortunately, however, there tends to be the absolute minimum when it comes to walking room. Living with both a roommate and a set of suitemates can occasionally lead to issues because communication is not always sought after by all parties. The most difficult part of the housing process was choosing a new meal plan at the end of the year because you have to go to a completely separate website from the housing application in order to do so.

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.

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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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