Sam Houston State University

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world rank  829

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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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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
77341 Texas
United States
Tel +1 (936) 294 1111
Fax +1 (936) 294 4620

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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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
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 Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Box 2418
Huntsville 77341-2418
(936) 2941828
866 2327528

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Sam Houston State University's Library
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.
Housing Yes
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.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

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)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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