Sam Houston State University

College Exploration/Research Assignment


To be admitted to SHSU you must graduate from your High School on the recommended plan or the advanced/achievement plan. Automatic admission for students who graduate in the top 25%. SAT scores must be 1500-2400 or ACT scores 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 24 Science.

Application Fee is $45.


Tuition and Fees of a Texas Resident per semester is $3,511.00.

Fees $4111.00 (per semester, 12 hour credits)*

Average book and supplies cost per semester is $500

Approximate cost per semester is $7,961.00

Scholarship Information

The Anti-Bullying Scholarship

1 in 4 students report being a victim of bullying, and 73% of teens say the best way to stop bullying is to step in when you see it. You and your friends can stop the bullying cycle. Play the Anti-Bullying game with them to see how you can stop bullying in your school. No minimum GPA or essays required.

Create your anti-bully army. Invite Friends to play The Bully Text and you'll automatically be entered for the scholarship.

How Much: $3,000 Scholarship


Small Housing averages out to $1,790

Large Halls range from $1,968-$2,712

Contact Housing Office

Department of Residence Life

Box 2416

Huntsville TX 77341-2416

Campus Visits

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AP Transfer Policy

Sam Houston State University has a policy of accepting up to a maximum of thirty (30) hours of credit through a combination of national standardized examinations and/or locally designed and administered departmental tests. More than thirty (30) hours of credit by examination will be considered on an individual appeal basis.

MAXIMUM number of community college transfer hours = 70, 66 academic hours plus 4 Kinesiology.