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SAT scores needed to get into Sam Houston State University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1045

The average composite SAT score for admitted Sam Houston State University freshman is 1045 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1045 is in the 49th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 970 to 1120

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 970 to 1120. The 75th percentile score is 1120 while the 25th percentile score is 970.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by SHSU but we estimate it to be around a 890 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 515

The average score for SHSU students on the math portion of the SAT is 515 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 480 and the 75th percentile score 550.

Average SAT Reading Score 530

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 490 to 570 and the average score for Sam Houston State University students is 530.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

79 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Sam Houston State University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Sam Houston State University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 92.5%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.25.

Can I get into SHSU with a 1120 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1120 or higher is very competitive at SHSU and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an almost certain chance of acceptance with the probability 96% or higher.

Can I get into SHSU with a 1050 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1050 to 1110 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. Your chance of acceptance is very high, estimated about 92% to 95%.

Can I get into SHSU with a 970 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 970 to 1040 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 86% to 92% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into SHSU with a 890 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 890 to 960 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 85% chance of admission to SHSU. SAT scores below 890 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Sam Houston State University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 99%
1590 99%
1580 99%
1570 99%
1560 99%
1550 99%
1540 99%
1530 99%
1520 99%
1510 99%
1500 99%
1490 99%
1480 99%
1470 99%
1460 99%
1450 99%
1440 99%
1430 99%
1420 99%
1410 99%
1400 99%
1390 99%
1380 99%
1370 99%
1360 99%
1350 99%
1340 99%
1330 99%
1320 99%
1310 99%
1300 99%
1290 99%
1280 99%
1270 99%
1260 99%
1250 99%
1240 98%
1230 98%
1220 98%
1210 98%
1200 98%
1190 98%
1180 97%
1170 97%
1160 97%
1150 97%
1140 96%
1130 96%
1120 96%
1110 95%
1100 95%
1090 94%
1080 94%
1070 93%
1060 93%
1050 92%
1040 92%
1030 91%
1020 90%
1010 89%
1000 89%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227881 IPEDS survey data for Sam Houston State University.