Founded in 1879, Sam Houston State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Huntsville (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Texas. Officially accredited 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 US 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 141 years old US 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. SHSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
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|Name||Sam Houston State University|
|Motto||The Measure of a Life is its Service
|Colours||Orange and white|
|Address||1806 Avenue J
|Tel||+1 (936) 294 1111|
|Fax||+1 (936) 294 4620|
|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|
|New Admission Requirements||- Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
|Admission Office||Box 2418
|Control Type||Public State|
|Basic Classification||Doctoral/Professional Universities|
|2000 Classification||Masters Colleges and Universities I|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||Very high undergraduate|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Professions focus, no graduate coexistence|
Sam Houston State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 640,643 physical volumes, 70,808 physical media, 62,302 digital/electronic medium and 344 licensed digital/electronic databases. Sam Houston State University's library has 1 branch.
Sam Houston State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,875 students in the 2018 academic year.
|Institutional Hospital||Not reported|
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