Sam Houston State University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Sam Houston State University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
How hard is it to get into Sam Houston State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #44 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. 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. 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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Sam Houston State University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT76%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1080|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1210|
|Average SAT Score||1150|
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 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. The school ranks #32 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|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%|
Sam Houston State University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT46%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|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 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. The school ranks #33 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sam Houston State University.
|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%|
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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Sam Houston State University accepts 74% of students who apply.
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 Apply239
Applicants have 239 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 Sam Houston State University before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|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.