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Location | Huntsville
Population | 41,000
Enrollment | 20,874
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/12
Spring | 1/13-5/8

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

SHSU was named 2019 Safest Campus in Texas & top 30 in the US by ASecureLife.com
SHSU is the 12th largest university in Texas with 21,000+ students.
Named a top-10 performing university in the U.S. for Latinx students.

About This Campus

SHSU was established in 1879 and as one of the oldest institutions in Texas we are rich in history and tradition. Today SHSU has over 20,000 students across over 80 undergraduate, over 60 masters, and 10 doctoral degree programs in 8 colleges. Even though SHSU’s student population has grown quickly we still have a small campus mentality where we want each student to been seen and feel at home. Sam Houston State University’s motto is “The measure of a Life is its Service” and this is something that the whole campus takes to heart offering volunteer opportunities as well as course projects in the local community. We are a Community Engaged University. The 300-acre campus is a good representation of the surrounding nature with a very green and tree-filled campus. Notable programs are education, criminal justice, music, math, psychology, supply chain management, victims studies. Sam Houston has more than 250 student organizations and club sports offering something for all studen

Location Information

The campus is located in Huntsville and is 70miles north of Houston. With around 40,000 inhabitants Huntsville has that small-town charm with access to anything you could need. The city’s historic downtown provides boutique stores, a variety of food, and big annual events. Located in the green Piney Woods of east Texas Huntsville has a lot of outdoor activities to offer with easy access to surrounding Sam Houston National Forest, Huntsville State Park, and many lakes.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
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2025-2026 Chance of Placement
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  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? Before seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs

Biology, Dance, Music, Music Therapy, Theatre, Musial Theatre, Art, Studio Art, Animation, Film and TV Production, Photography, Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Education, Junior High/Middle School Education, Secondary Education, Special Education.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Criminal Justice - Ranked #1 in Texas, #3 in the U.S.
  • Education - NCATE accredited, oldest education program in Texas.
  • Engineering Technology - ABET accredited, specializations available (design, mechanical, electrical, etc.).
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Musical Theater

Unique Academic Programs

  • Bilingual Health Care Studies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human Performance and Wellness Management
  • Homeland Security Studies
  • Victims Studies

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Advertising, Agricultural Business... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper or 79.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/08/24

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $216 Year Home Optional
Records Fee $12 Semester Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Additional fees may occur depending on course enrollment. (Laboratory Course Fee, Music Fee for Individual Instruction, etc.).

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/08/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Housing rates are available at https://www.shsu.edu/dept/residence-life/gettingstarted/rates.html. Reserved spaces are only available in Bearkat Village Apartments (meal plan not required).

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
$2,450 All Access meal plan (unlimited dining hall access) All meal plans also come with $125-225 Bearkat Bucks (pre-paid balance account that can be used to purchase items at the dining locations on campus). All students living on-campus (except Bearkat Village) are required to purchase a Residential meal plan, regardless of classification.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/08/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $3250 Year Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
SHSU offers an optional insurance product through AETNA that students may purchase by visiting the Academic HealthPlan site at shsu.myahpcare.com.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $3,250 per year.


    Other Health Related Comments
    Please visit https://www.shsu.edu/dept/student-health-center/meningitis for information on meningitis vaccine requirements and how to provide proof of vaccination.

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