Sam Houston State University

2,965 reviews
  1. Huntsville, TX
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Sam Houston State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
1806 Ave J
Huntsville, TX 77340
Website

Sam Houston State University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
910-1100
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$11,260/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,651/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,093/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,934/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,473/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,412/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.127 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.133 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.134 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,552Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Unique
    34%
  • Hard Working yet relaxed
    32%
  • Successful
    9%
  • How you make it
    8%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Stressed
    6%
  • Hard working and stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.180 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.227 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Comforting
    33%
  • Peacful
    25%
  • Amazing
    14%
  • Nice
    12%
  • Proud
    10%
  • Okay
    3%
  • Eclectic
    1%

After Sam Houston State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses

Reviews

2,965 reviews
  • Excellent
    516
  • Very Good
    1043
  • Average
    1100
  • Poor
    188
  • Terrible
    83
Sam Houston is a great place to go to school. Great classes, on and off campus events, and great student life. The only problem is trying to find a parking spot after 8.
  • Sophomore
  • 16 days ago
I love my school very much, the professors are hands on, the students are nice and the campus is beautiful, also tuition is very affordable compared to other universities.
  • Junior
  • 16 days ago
Sam Houston has a beautiful environment that truly enriches the student(s) that choose to enroll there. Everything is within close proximity (even outside apartments) and relatively safe. If you need an escort (whether you live on campus or slightly off campus), you just press a button and an officer will be there to either walk or drive you home. The teachers are beyond amazing - each willing to help you out in their own way, whether it is giving extra credit or just a "thought" out loud. If there was one thing that I would change - it would be housing. It should be first come first serve instead they focus on Freshmen coming in and kick the rest out. Luckily, I found an apartment just 0.6 miles away from the school. Other than that - it is a perfect place to live.
  • Junior
  • 16 days ago