Admissions Information

The application fee is $45 for applying undergraduate school and $45 for graduate school at Sam Houston State University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$45
Graduate Application Fees$45
Admission Informationwww.shsu.edu/admissions
Online Applicationwww.shsu.edu/admissions/apply-texas.html
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 83.40% and the yield is 30.33%. 3,858 men and 7,711 women applied to Sam Houston State and 3,169 men and 6,480 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,070 men and 1,857 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and the yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants11,5693,8587,711
Admitted9,6493,1696,480
Enrolled2,9271,0701,857
Acceptance Ratio 83.40%82.14%84.04%
Yield 30.33%33.76%28.66%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 2,296 students (78% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,096 students (37%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 580 and the 25th percentile is 500. The SAT Math score is 560 (75th) and 490 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 23 (75th percentile) and 19 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500580
SAT Math490560
ACT Composite1923
ACT Math1722
ACT English1926
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Sam Houston State University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,063, ACT: 60 - Public Doctoral/Research University).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Sam Houston State University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Sam Houston State Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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