Sam Houston State University (SHSU)

Huntsville, TX

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Sam Houston State University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline August 1
SAT / ACT Scores Due August 20
Priority Application Due June 15
College Will Notify September 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 3,488 5,827 9,315
Accepted 2,241 3,813 6,054
Acceptance Rate 64% 65% 64%
Enrolled 936 1,477 2,413

SHSU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

ACT Scores

(42% of Students Admitted to Sam Houston State University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 17 to 22
  • Math 19 to 24
  • Composite 19 to 22
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 22 24 22
Bottom 25th Percentile 17 19 19

Sam Houston State University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($45)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA     Not Considered
High School Rank   Very Important
High School Transcript   Important
Recommendations     Considered
Essay     Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 1 1
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2
History 3 4
Math 3 4
Science 2 4
Social Studies 3 4
Lab 1
Other 1 2
Electives 1 1

Sam Houston State University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 16,423 (88%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 2,031 (11%)

Sam Houston State University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($45)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 12)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript     Not Considered
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement     Not Considered
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores     Not Considered
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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