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Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University


Address: Office of International Programs, Farrington 116, Huntsville, TX 77340

Website: http://www.shsu.edu

School Details

Key Facts

  • Classified as a “Doctoral Research University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, placing SHSU in the top 7% of all U.S. colleges and universities
  • Recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the “Best in the West” universities
  • Criminal Justice College ranked in the U.S. top 5 (by the Journal of Criminal Justice)
  • Ranked 10th among America’s “Safest Colleges,” on the Daily Beast news site
  • Only school in Texas offering a degree in PGA Golf Management
  • A diverse student body of over 19,000 students, including students from more than 60 countries
  • Over 300 student organizations, including sports, volunteer, professional development, and international clubs

Rankings & Accreditation

Member of the Texas State University System
Classified as a “Doctoral Research University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, placing SHSU in the top 7% of all U.S. colleges and universities
The following programs are ranked in the U.S. Top 25 (by various sources):

  • Criminal Justice
  • Forensic Science (MA)
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • PGA Golf Management
  • Dance
  • Theater and Musical Theater

Student Population

  • Total: Over 19,000
  • International: Over 400
  • Vietnamese: About 20

Entry Repuirements

  • Undergraduate: TOEFL 550, iBT 79, or IELTS 6.5
  • Graduate: TOEFL 550, iBT 79, or IELTS 6.5
  • ESL: Students lacking the minimum English proficiency are encouraged to enroll in the English Language Institute (ELI). Students who successfully complete at least two ELI sessions (including Level 5) can receive conditional admission to an undergraduate program (any major) or graduate program (College of Science only).

Tuition & Fees

The following prices are undergraduate tuition, based on 15 hours per semester. Students typically attend two semesters per year (Fall and Spring). These prices do not include housing, books, meals, etc. For graduate tuition, go here:http://www.shsu.edu/admissions/cost.html. For English Language Institute tuition, go here:http://www.shsu.edu/dept/international-programs/english-language-institute/expenses.html

Tuition & Fees: $4,668.50 (in-state), $10.518.50

Living Expenses: Varies by student

Total Cost (on I-20): Varies by student

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Yes


Sam Houston State University (SHSU) is a major public university located just 45 minutes north of Houston, TX, America’s fourth largest city. For more than 130 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement.

Named for Sam Houston, Texas’ greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honors its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty member who care as much about their students’ success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields.

The English Language Institute is located on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.  We are an intensive academic English language program offering 5 eight-week sessions.  Students attend class and cultural activities 24 hours a week.  We offer 4 levels of instruction.  Students must have basic reading, writing and speaking abilities to enter our lowest level, level 2.  We offer students Conditional Admission to all of our undergraduate programs and some graduate programs. Upon completion of the program, students are not required to take the TOEFL in order to apply to our undergraduate programs.  We offer outstanding service to both students and agents and prompt turnaround time in processing student applications.  We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSand all of our instructors possess a Master’s degree in TESOL.

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