About Sam Houston State University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Sam Houston State University cost?

Sam Houston State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $7,762
Out-of-state $17,554
On-Campus Room and Board $8,986
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,708
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $9,997
$30,000-$48,000 $9,997
$48,000-$75,000 $14,726
$75,000-$110,000 $18,391
Over $110,000 $19,877

Sam Houston State University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 92% $6,732
Federal Grants 48% $4,699
Pell grants 48% $4,128
Other federal grants 1% $1,074
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 59% $5,085
Institutional grants or scholarships 25% $5,559
Student loan aid 60% $5,790
Federal student loans 60% $8,890
Other student loans 1% $8,685

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Visit a college campus 251 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 186 Up to $750
Attend a summer program 115 Up to $4,500
Play a sport 131 Up to $600
Have work experience 116 Up to $6,000
Take a challenging class 272 Up to $3,000
Do community service 246 Up to $75
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 244 Up to $1,120

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Sam Houston State University Admissions

What is Sam Houston State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 72%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 73% of applicants
SAT Reading 440-530
SAT Math 430-540
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 48% of applicants
Composite Score 19-24

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Sam Houston State University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 19163
Living on campus 9%
Transfer Students 50%
Under Age 25 50%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Sam Houston State University Graduation Success


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About Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University provides high quality education, scholarship, and service to qualified students for the benefit of regional, state, national and international constituencies.


1806 Ave J
Huntsville, TX

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Doctoral/Research Universities
Setting Distant Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify