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Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate99%

About Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University is a public, state university in the town of Huntsville, Texas. Sam Houston State University was founded in 1879. The university enrolls around 21,404 students a year, including 18,259 undergraduate students.

Sam Houston State University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Sam Houston State University. The acceptance rate at Sam Houston State University is 99%. In 2022, 11,556 out of 11,661 total applicants were accepted.

Sam Houston State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 99%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 85%

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Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, Texas, near Houston.

If you would like to see Sam Houston State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 45 to Huntsville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, George Bush Intercontinental.

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College Info

1905 University Ave Huntsville, TX 77341

Campus Setting: Small Town

Sam Houston State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Sam Houston State University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Sam Houston State University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Sam Houston State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1120


Math SAT Range

470 - 550


Reading SAT Range

450 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1120 and Above


960 to 1120


960 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Sam Houston State University students is 1060. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Sam Houston State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 960 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 960 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Sam Houston State University.

Sam Houston State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Sam Houston State University is like? There are approximately 21,404 students enrolled at Sam Houston State University, including 18,259 undergraduate students and 3,145 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from TX and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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