If you want to apply to Sam Houston State University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $50.
Students who submit their applications to Sam Houston State University for the fall semester should hear back from Sam Houston State University by July 1.
Here is an overiew of some of Sam Houston State University's admissions stats.
|Sam Houston State University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||11%|
|Mean SAT Score||1060|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||85%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||23%|
These are the application deadlines for Sam Houston State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 1||July 1|
Sam Houston State University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Sam Houston State University directly for more information about early applications.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Sam Houston State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by Sam Houston State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
Make sure to check with Sam Houston State University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Sam Houston State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Sam Houston State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Sam Houston State University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 72.94% submitted a class rank. At Sam Houston State University 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 71% were in the top 50%.
At Sam Houston State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Sam Houston State University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Sam Houston State University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Sam Houston State University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 85% of Sam Houston State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 23% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Sam Houston State University applicants, you should aim to score between 960 and 1120 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Sam Houston State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1120 and 25% of scored lower than 960, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Sam Houston State University student is 1060.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Sam Houston State University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Sam Houston State University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.
To be most competitive at Sam Houston State University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Sam Houston State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Sam Houston State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Sam Houston State University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Sam Houston State University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Sam Houston State University?
❌ Students who are admitted to Sam Houston State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Sam Houston State University accept transfer credits?
✅ Sam Houston State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Sam Houston State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Sam Houston State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Sam Houston State University?
❌ No, Sam Houston State University is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Sam Houston State University's acceptance rate?
✅ Sam Houston State University has an acceptance rate of 99%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Sam Houston State University?
🟨 Sam Houston State University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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How hard is it to get into Sam Houston State University? Sam Houston State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Sam Houston State University acceptance rate is 101%. This means that the institution accepts 100 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
23 and Above
18 to 23
18 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Sam Houston State University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Sam Houston State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1120 and Above
960 to 1120
960 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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