Sam Houston State University


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Sam Houston State University

In-state Tuition

$4,928 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$13,178 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,461,625 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 4,771 current serial subscriptions.
  • 146 microforms.

Museums & Art

Sam Houston Mueseum



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 700 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas



placement service, health service


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 26% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 35 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 31% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Spring Fling; Welcome Week; Homecoming; Parents Weekend; The Sammy’s; Leadership Challenge
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 188 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi, Alpha Lamda Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega, Chi Tau Epsilon, Golden Key, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Omicron Nu, National Residence Halls Honorary, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Sigma Pi, Phi Theta Kappa, Pi Kappa Delta
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Ministry , Catholic Student Center, Chi Alpha Christian, Church of Christ, Episcopal Student Center, Fit for Christ, Gamma Phi Delta, God’s Property Campus Ministry, Lillel Latter Day Saint’s, Lutheran Student Fellowship, Presbyterian College Connection, Sigma Phi Lambda, Soul Lifter Gospel Choir, Student Pagan Association, Wesley Foundation, Young Life;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association, Black Student Alliance (BSA), El Club de la Lengua Espanola, Fade to Black Dance Ensemble, Indian Student Association (ISA), International Hispanic Association, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Sciences, and Related Sciences (MANRS), NAACP, Sam Houston Celtic Society, SAMentors, SHSU Writers’ Forum, Students on a Quest for Unity and Diversity (SQUAD), Talented Tenth, West Indian Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Ag Council, Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Association, Program Council, Residence Halls Association, Student Government Association, Adopt A Heart, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. , Bearkat C. R. E. W. , Bearkat Paws, Best Buddies, Circle K International, Common Ground Mentoring Program, Delta Sigma Theta, Enlightened, Gamma Psi Omega, Omega Delta Phi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Rotaract, Ruth Lane Mathematical Society, Sam Houston Assoc. for the Education of Young Children, SHSU Habitiat for Humanity, Sigma Gamma Rho, Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Band Sorority, The Holding My Dream Team, Zeta Phi Beta, 3MG/Reloaded, Abstract Book Club, Agribusiness Association, American Marketing Association, Association of Information Technology Students, Bacchus & Gamma, Bearkat Batgirls, Bearkats ADvocating the Knowledge of Sexuality, Billiards Team, Block and Bridle, Cheer, Clay Club, Coalition for Peace and Social Justice, College Republicans, Crime Victim Services Alliances, Delta Delta Pi, Fashion Merchandising Club, Freshman Residents on the Go, Geographers of Sam Houston, Hip Hop Club, JC Stallings Chemical Society, The French Club, Law Enforcement Recognition Association, Linux Users Group, Mathematical Association of America, MBA Student Association, Millennium M. O. D. E. L. S. , Mu Tau Omega, Muslim Student Association, National Association of Black Accountants, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, National Broadcasting Society, Non-Traditional Student Organization, Orange Pride Dance Team, Phi Alpha Delta, Photographic Society, Poet’s Lounge, Public Relations Student Society of America, Role Playing Organization, Sam Houston Anime Society, Sam Houston Democrats, Sam Houston Rodeo Club, Semper Fi Society, SHSU Collegiate FFA, SHSU Ducks Unlimited, SHSU Siggraph, Sigma Alpha lota, Society for Human Resource Management, Society of Forensic Science, Society of Physics Students, Starting Together Achieving Resident Success, Stonewall Kats, Student Concert Organization, Student Council of Exceptional Children, Texas Association of Broadcast Students, Texas State Teachers Association, United States Institute for Technical Theater, Women United, Alpha Tau Omega, Brothers Under Christ, Delta Sigma, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Psi Omega, Omega Delta Tau, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Nu, Sigma Rhomeo, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Chi, Bowling Club, Club Baseball, Club Sports Council, Club Tennis, Inline Hockey, Martial Arts of Sam Houston, Men’s Club Soccer, Outdoor Adventure Club, Recreation Club, Sam Houston State Powerlifting Club, SHSU Rugby Club, SHSU Ultimate Frisbee, Women’s Club Lacrosse, Women’s Club Soccer
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Houstonian – produced every Tuesday and Thursday during Fall and Spring Semester


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Houston, Texas (60), College Station, Texas (60)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Houston, Texas (60)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Huntsville, Texas (3)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • 8% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,700
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 15 fraternities
  • 5 fraternity houses
  • 11% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 8 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 6% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors

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