Sam Houston State, founded in 1879, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Applied Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, and Science; and the Institute of Corrections and Behavioral Sciences. Its 2,143-acre campus, marked by the classic antebellum architecture of Austin Hall, is located in Huntsville, 70 miles from Houston.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
18,235
Undergraduates
6,656
Men - 36.5%
11,580
Women - 63.5%
3,145
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 16,316 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
525 average
470-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,220
Out-of-state: $36,012
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,960
Out-of-state: $18,752
Room and Board
$12,084
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$13,297
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,750
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
701
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
4%
10-19
31%
20-29
35%
30-39
13%
40-49
6%
50-99
8%
Over 100
3%
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Huntsville Population
41,392
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Houston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
21% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bearkat
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7%
Asian
2.2%
Black/African-American
16.6%
Hispanic/Latino
27.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
47.7%
Unknown
2%
International Students
0.9%
First-Year Students Returning
73.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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