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Sam Houston State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Sam Houston State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.4%
Admission Difficulty for Sam Houston State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Sam Houston State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate. Last year, 9,212 out of 12,383 applicants were admitted making Sam Houston State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Sam Houston State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
76%
SAT Scores for Sam Houston State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Sam Houston State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1150

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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 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Sam Houston State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >83%
1145 to 1210 Avg + 74%-83%
1080 to 1145 Avg - 63%-74%
1015 to 1080 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1015 Low <50%
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Sam Houston State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
46%
ACT Scores for Sam Houston State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Sam Houston State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Sam Houston State University?

Admission data indicates that Sam Houston State University 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. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sam Houston State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Sam Houston State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >83%
21 to 23 Avg + 74%-83%
19 to 21 Avg - 63%-74%
17 to 19 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 17 Low <50%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Sam Houston State University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

87% of Sam Houston State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Sam Houston State University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Sam Houston State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,086 4,297 12,383
Accepted 6,058 3,154 9,212
Acceptance Rate 75% 73% 74%
Enrolled 1,807 1,066 2,873
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 34% 31%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
14

Applicants have 14 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Sam Houston State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Sam Houston State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Sam Houston State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.