Sam Houston State University

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world rank  832

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University Overview

Founded in 1879, Sam Houston State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Huntsville (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Texas. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Sam Houston State University (SHSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 140 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym SHSU
Founded 1879
Motto The Measure of a Life is its Service
Colours Orange and white

University Location

Address 1806 Avenue J
Huntsville (population range: 10,000-49,999)
77341 Texas
United States
T +1 (936) 294 1111
F +1 (936) 294 4620

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Box 2418
Huntsville 77341-2418
+1 (936) 2941828
866 2327528

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 600-699
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Sam Houston State University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1925


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Texas State University System (TSUS)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019