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Sam Houston State University

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1879
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 13,761
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $32,090,059
Admissions Address

1803 Avenue I
Huntsville, TX 77341



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Selective
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Trevor Thorn
Admissions office telephone: (936) 294-1828
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.Applytexas.org Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 3 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 1 4
Total academic units 22 24

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 62%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 62%
Total applicants: 7,804
Total acceptances: 4,854
Total freshman enrollment: 2,224
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 3,340
Male acceptances: 2,042
Male freshman enrollment: 946
Female applicants: 4,464
Female acceptances: 2,812
Female freshman enrollment: 1,278
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
Out-of-state freshmen: 1%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 9%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 34%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 82%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 75%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 84%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 430 – 530
Math: 420 – 520
Combined: 850 – 1050

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.9% 0.5%
600-699 6.9% 6.4%
500-599 33.0% 30.0%
400-499 44.5% 48.3%
300-399 13.9% 13.2%
200-299 1.0% 1.6%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 49%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 – 22
Math: 17 – 21
Composite: 17 – 22

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.9% 1.7% 1.1%
24-29 17.1% 16.6% 17.6%
18-23 60.4% 49.6% 49.7%
12-17 21.1% 29.5% 31.1%
6-11 0.4% 2.6% 0.3%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%


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