1803 Avenue I Huntsville, TX 77341 936-294-1828
http://www.shsu.edu/ admissions@shsu.edu
About Sam Houston State University
  • Year of Foundation 1879
  • Size of Campus 211 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 13,013
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 56%, 44%, 0.5%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $4,890 in-state, $14,190 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $7,022
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 14,569
Sam Houston State University is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students and to regional, state, national, and international constituencies.Sam Houston State University, located in Huntsville, Texas, is a member of The Texas State University System. The school was created by the Texas Legislature in 1879 as Sam Houston Normal Institute to educate teachers for the public schools of Texas. The baccalaureate degree was first awarded in 1919.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 5
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Spring Fling; Welcome Week; Homecoming; Parents Weekend; The Sammy's; Leadership Challenge
  • Number of students in fraternities 15
  • Percent students who are frat members 11%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Alpha Lamda Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega, Chi Tau Epsilon, Golden Key, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Omicron Nu, National Residence Halls Honorary, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Sigma Pi, Phi Theta Kappa, Pi Kappa Delta
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 8
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Ministry , Catholic Student Center, Chi Alpha Christian, Church of Christ, Episcopal Student Center, Fit for Christ, Gamma Phi Delta, God's Property Campus Ministry, Lillel Latter Day Saint's, Lutheran Stude
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 6%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association, Black Student Alliance (BSA), El Club de la Lengua Espanola, Fade to Black Dance Ensemble, Indian Student Association (ISA), International Hispanic Association, Minorities in Agriculture, Natura
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 15
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest train Houston, Texas (60)
  • Distance to nearest bus Huntsville, Texas (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Houston, Texas (60), College Station, Texas (60)
Student Housing
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 35
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, apartment for single students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 31%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 26%
Campus Services
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 146
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Books in Library 2,461,625
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, health service
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • Campus Safety late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 4,771
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Museums Sam Houston Mueseum
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,700
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 8%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Town