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Be A Bearkat!

Welcome to Sam Houston State University, home of the Bearkats! Nestled in the region of East Texas known as the Piney Woods, Sam Houston State is surrounded by majestic pines, a national forest, lakes and rivers, and rolling hills.

Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its Huntsville roots. Located just an hour north of Houston, Sam Houston State, with its beautiful campus charm, has a Texas small town feel with large scale opportunities offering top-ranked degree programs.

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Admissions application deadlines: Fall: August 1; Spring: December 15; Summer: May 15

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September 1: Scholarship4Kats application opens. October 1: FAFSA opens for following school year and housing application opens to new students. November 1: FAFSA & Scholarships4Kats priority date.


Contact Admissions

For assistance, support, and guidance with admissions, financial aid, degree discovery, and more, contact SHSU Admissions.

Contact Information

Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 936.294.1828

Graduate Programs
Phone: 936.294.1971

Admissions Counselors
Contact Counselor →

Mailing Address:
Admissions Office
Sam Houston State University
Box 2418
Huntsville, TX 77341-2418

Address Information

Hunstville Location:
1903 University Avenue
Visitor’s Center, 2nd Floor
Huntsville, TX 77341

Directions to Main Campus →

The Woodlands Location:
3380 College Park Drive
SHSU The Woodlands Center Suite 131
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Directions to TWC →

Collage of students on campus, football players holding the national championship trophy, mascot Sammy Bearkat, students in downtown Huntsville, and the Sam Houston statue on campus.