|Setting:||Small Town Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, is part of the state university system and one of the oldest public universities statewide. Sam Houston awards bachelor’s and graduate degrees in traditional and rare fields, and is particularly well known for its criminal justice program. The campus is in a rural setting that is still in close proximity to the city.
Sam Houston awards more than 75 bachelor’s degrees, more than 50 master’s degrees and several doctorates. Some majors available at Sam Houston are:
- Communication Studies
- Industrial Technology
Sam Houston also offers less commonly seen majors in such specialized fields as:
- Bilingual Healthcare
- Computer Animation
- Music Therapy
- Victim Studies
Sam Houston’s student life activities provide plenty of opportunities, including more than 200 student clubs and organizations. Many students also get involved in volunteer activities. The campus is also within an hour from downtown Houston.
Freshman admissions requirements include a completed online application, ACT or SAT scores and transcripts. The minimum combined SAT score of accepted students is generally around 1550.
Sam Houston awards scholarships to help with tuition costs. Criteria for these include grades and test scores, evidence of leadership or participation in extracurricular activities. Sam Houston also participates in federal financial aid programs. Students may apply for such federal aid sources as Pell grants, loans and work-study. To apply for federal aid, applicants must fill out a FAFSA.
67% of students gave Sam Houston State University 5 stars overall.
I enjoyed the landscape and scenery of the school itself. The buildings are beautiful and the campus security is outstanding. My tour guide Robin, was a very enthused Bearkat; she made me even more excited and anxious to join the Bearkat family! The book store also is very nice, as well as the on-campus dormitories and eateries.
Sam Houston State University
1806 Ave J
Huntsville, TX 77340
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
Seasonal average temperatures for Huntsville, TX
|Full-Time Undergrad Students||16,423|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||20,125|
- Latino: 17%
- African American: 17%
- Caucasian: 62%
- Asian: 1%
- Unknown and Other: 3%
|Unknown and Other||3%|
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