Sam Houston State University

3,000 reviews
  1. Huntsville, TX
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  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

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
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.202 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.213 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.214 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 127 responses
Report
  • Hard Working yet relaxed
    30%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Motivated to be successful while making friends
    13%
  • Successful
    9%
  • How you make it
    7%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Hard working and stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.242 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.296 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 158 responses
Report
  • Comforting
    27%
  • Peacful
    22%
  • Amazing
    16%
  • Nice
    10%
  • Proud
    9%
  • Opportunity
    6%
  • Dedicated to teaching a new generation
    4%

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%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.154 responses

Reviews

3,000 reviews
  • Excellent
    537
  • Very Good
    1070
  • Average
    1119
  • Poor
    191
  • Terrible
    83
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.
  • Sophomore
  • 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!
  • Freshman
  • 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