Sam Houston State UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Huntsville, Texas Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$8,536

Avg in-state tuition

$18,664

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University is a large public university located on a rural campus in Huntsville, Texas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,558, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 83%. The university offers 65 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 54%, and a student-faculty ratio of 21:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,536, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $18,664.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

83% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 83%

Retention Rate 75%

Graduation Rate 54%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 990-1140

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-23

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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63%

Female Student Population

21:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

22k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

50%

Hispanic

24%

Black

17%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

2%

Asian

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

45% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

45%

State Grant Aid

59%

Institution Grant Aid

9%

Pell Grant

45%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $4,927
State Grant Aid $5,511
Institution Grant Aid $5,958
Pell Grant Aid $4,746
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Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.