Sam Houston State University (SHSU)

Huntsville, TX

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SHSU Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Single-Student Apartments
Room & Board Expenses $8,092
Living On-Campus 23%
Living Off-Campus 77%

SHSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Sam Houston State University 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

College Life Rating

Everyone on campus seems like they are a tightly knit group! All of the students seem very enthused to be apart of Sam Houston; they love their campus, and wear their school colors very proudly! The football games look to be very fun and energizing!

SHSU Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(936) 294-1000
Medical Center Emergency Department
(936) 294-1805
Campus Police
2424 Sam Houston Ave. Huntsville, Texas 77340

SHSU Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Bearkats
School Song: Alma Mater
School Colors: orange and white
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities basketball and volleyball coliseum, football, track, and baseball stadiums; softball and tennis complexes, track and field
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Southland Conference
Basketball: Southland Conference
Baseball: Southland Conference
Track: Southland Conference

Athletics Department at Sam Houston State University

Athletic Director Name
Bobby Williams
Athletic Department Email

SHSU Student Organizations

Military Programs

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

SHSU Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training
  • Other: job fairs, online career services registration, on-campus interview sign-ups and resume referral.

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services
  • Talking Books
  • Other: exam on tape or computer, oral tests, reading tools, voice systems, magnification equipment, FM hearing devices, and text telephones.

Other Services at Sam Houston State University

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • Library on Campus
  • Placement Services

Famous Alumni

  • Col. M.B. Etheredge, Second highest decorated U.S. soldier, World War II
  • Don A. Sanders, principal owner, Corpus Christi Hooks and Round Rock Express baseball teams
  • Dan Rather, former newsanchor, CBS.

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