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Sam Houston State University is a public institution that was founded in 1879. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,921, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 211 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Sam Houston State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,120 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,650 (2012-13).
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Sam Houston State University is one of the most innovative and diverse universities in Texas. Founded in 1879 as the first teacher-training school in the Southwest, it now has more than 15,000 students and 144 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Graduates include Dr. Tarek Souryal, Head Physician for the Dallas Mavericks, and many other government, industry and community leaders. Located in a hills, lakes and forests region of East Texas 70 miles north of Houston, Sam Houston State University is known as one of the most "wired" universities in the nation, and is "A Great Name in Texas Education."
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Sam Houston State University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Sam Houston State University is $45. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||72.6%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Sam Houston State University is 22:1, and the school has 22.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Sam Houston State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.0 percent.
Sam Houston State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,921, with a gender distribution of 43.1 percent male students and 56.9 percent female students. At this school, 21.6 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 78.4 percent of students live off campus. Sam Houston State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Sam Houston State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Sam Houston State University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Sam Houston State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Sam Houston State University, 61.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,286.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$8,120 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,650 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,762 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data