SHSU Admission RequirementsHuntsville, Texas
Chances of getting into Sam Houston State University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into SHSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #45 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,283 out of 11,819 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 58 percent. Sam Houston State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. 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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SHSU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT79%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1000|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1140|
|Average SAT Score||1070|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #33 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1140 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1070 to 1140||Avg +||79%-86%|
|1000 to 1070||Avg -||69%-79%|
|930 to 1000||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 930||Low||<57%|
SHSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT39%
|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||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 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>86%|
|21 to 23||Avg +||79%-86%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||69%-79%|
|17 to 19||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 17||Low||<57%|
Avg. High School GPA3.25*
Typical High School GradesB
You will need above average high school grades to get into Sam Houston State University. 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 79% of all applicants.
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)||30%||34%||31%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply58
Applicants have 58 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to SHSU before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Sam Houston State University and what considerations affect 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
79% of students submit their SAT scores to SHSU. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
79% 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 1000 and 1140. 79% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.