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Sam Houston State University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Sam Houston State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,720 out of 9,242 applicants or 73% were admitted making Sam Houston State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,827 3,415 9,242
Accepted 4,359 2,361 6,720
Acceptance Rate 75% 69% 73%
Enrolled 1,723 914 2,637
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 39% 39%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Sam Houston State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Sam Houston State University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sam Houston State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 875. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1065 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 970 1160
SAT Reading 490 590
SAT Math 480 570
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 18 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >84%
21 to 24 Avg + 73%-84%
19 to 21 Avg - 64%-73%
17 to 19 Reach 54%-64%
Less than 17 Low <54%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >82%
1065 to 1160 Avg + 73%-82%
970 to 1065 Avg - 61%-73%
875 to 970 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 875 Low <48%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Sam Houston State University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 72 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Sam Houston State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.



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