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Sam Houston State University Student Life

Sam Houston State University is in a small town setting in Huntsville, Texas, not far from Houston. Sam Houston State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Sam Houston State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Sam Houston State University Housing

Sam Houston State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Sam Houston State University students live off campus. In 2021, 17% of undergrads at Sam Houston State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 83% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Sam Houston State University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Sam Houston State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is Sam Houston State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Sam Houston State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Sam Houston State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Sam Houston State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Sam Houston State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Sam Houston State University, take Interstate 45 to Huntsville, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to George Bush Intercontinental airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Texas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Sam Houston State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Sam Houston State University Students

63%

Women

37%

Men

80%

Full Time

20%

Part Time

98%

In State

2%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

48%

26%

18%

3%

2%

2%

1%

1%

0.12%

Undergraduate Students

18,790

Graduate Students

2,935

Non-Resident / International Students

172

Sam Houston State University Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

21,725

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

92%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,947

Out-of-State

$21,739

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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