Sam Houston State University

For Animation

School Information

"A large, 4-year, public university. This coed college is located in a large town in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees."

Activities and Sports

Symphony Orchestra

Martial Arts - Judo - Kendo

Track and Field


Dance Activity


Huntsville, Texas

  • Coed Housing
  • Freshman Permitted Cars
  • Suburban Setting

  • Average Annual Temperature here: 68.3 degrees Fahrenheit.

(approximately an hour w/traffic from family)

Populate Ratio

Average Age: 22 (All Students), 21 (Full Time Students)

Part-Time Students at 19%

1% Asian Ethnicity
61% Women

98% In State


Off-Campus general fund: $14,321. On-Campus general fund: $22,691. +plus $216 per credit hour in-state. These are in-state costs with housing fees. Prices almost double out-of-state. Family housing accessible however only an hour from campus.


Somewhat Selective (73% applicants admitted)


  • SAT Reasoning Test: Consider If Submitted
  • ACT: Consider If Submitted
  • SAT Reasoning Test or ACT: Required

SAT Test Scores

  • Critical Reading: 450-550
  • Math: 430-540

ACT Composite Scores

  • 18-23


  1. Application Fee (non-refundable) $45 - Online or in person (ACT Waiver Form, College Board Waiver Form, Letter from H.S. Counselor or Principal)
  2. Contact your high school to send an official transcript to SHSU.

  3. Send SAT scores to school code 6643 for SHSU, send ACT scores to school code 4162 for SHSU.

Automatic Acceptance: Top 25% Class Rank in ACT or SAT (Students automatically accepted into SHSU still need to submit test scores to be considered for certain scholarships).

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer I: May 15
  • Summer II: June 15


Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects. Offers Bachelors Degree only. Many different freshman, sophomore, and senior classes available for the major. Limited junior credits.

Goals: Maintain an overall 3.6+ GPA while continuing sports and taking advanced classes. Build my portfolio. Scholarship in all the extra curricular I can.

  • Take advanced recommended classes by my teachers. Take classes in art, computers, and programming to further educate myself on the career field in computer animation.

Outside of school classes in animation. College credit online courses for animating. Practice on digital programs. Doing animated and graphic designs for companies.
  • Helps build my portfolio in the field to help me get into college and get jobs in the future. Gives people the idea of a “go-getter”. Practice helps me personally in the field.