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
18,790
Undergraduates
6,972
Men - 37.1%
11,819
Women - 62.9%
2,935
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
92% of 12,025 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
480-550 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540 average
490-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,793
Out-of-state: $36,585
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,947
Out-of-state: $21,739
Room and Board
$9,670
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Freshman Award
$12,282
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,373
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
670
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
3%
10-19
24%
20-29
33%
30-39
18%
40-49
10%
50-99
10%
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
17% 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
2.1%
Black/African-American
17.7%
Hispanic/Latino
26.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
48.5%
Unknown
1.5%
International Students
0.9%
First-Year Students Returning
78.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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