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Named for Sam Houston, Texas’ greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually strives to honor its roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The Measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its 21,000+ students and echoes across eight colleges and beyond.
With over 90 bachelor's degree programs, more than 55+ master’s degree programs and 10 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience.
Applying to SHSU
Need more information about how to apply, admission requirements and deadlines? Select your student's journey below to get tailored information.
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Who can you contact with questions?
For assistance, support, and guidance with admissions, financial aid, degree discovery, and more, contact SHSU Admissions at 936.294.1828, firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a meeting with your student's Admissions Counselor.
Paying For College
At SHSU, we are in the top 5% of all U.S. Colleges when it comes to value as ranked by Forbes & College Factual. We have many resources available to help your student pay for college.
Family & Parent Resources
At SHSU, our students’ families are valued members of the Bearkat community! It is our goal to ensure that you are also receiving helpful information and resources that will make your student’s transition to SHSU as smooth as possible.
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Accepted, Now What?
Congratulations on your student's acceptance to Sam Houston State University! Their transition to SHSU should be easy and our office is here to help you all continue your Bearkat journey.
Get To Know SHSU Better...
Check out our Bearkat Blog, student testimonials, or watch a quick in-person tour to see what life is like at SHSU.
- US - South
- Type of School
- 4-Year Public
- Campus Size
- Large (>20,000 students)
- Campus Setting
- Application Types
- Regular Decision
- Rolling Admissions
- Application Style
- State-wide College Application