|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into SHSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #46 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,649 out of 11,569 applicants were admitted making Sam Houston State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent. Sam Houston State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1140|
|Average SAT Score||1070|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Sam Houston State University?
Sam Houston State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #32 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1140 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1065 to 1140||Avg +||83%-89%|
|990 to 1065||Avg -||74%-83%|
|915 to 990||Reach||63%-74%|
|Less than 915||Low||<63%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||21|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SHSU?
Admission data indicates that SHSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #34 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sam Houston State University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>89%|
|21 to 23||Avg +||83%-89%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||74%-83%|
|17 to 19||Reach||63%-74%|
|Less than 17||Low||<63%|
What GPA do you need to get into Sam Houston State University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into SHSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Sam Houston State University was 3.25 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #45 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.25 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as SHSU accepts 83% of all applicants.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.25 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
87% of Sam Houston State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||14%|
|Top 25% of class||38%|
|Top 50% of class||87%|
|Bottom 50% of class||13%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||34%||30%|
Applicants have 195 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Sam Houston State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227881 IPEDS survey data for Sam Houston State University.
79% of students submit their SAT scores to SHSU. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
83% of those who apply are granted admission to SHSU. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1140. 79% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 23. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.