Sam Houston State University

Men's MCLA Contact: Dan Woodend
9 / 10
18,498 Undergrads / 21,213 Students
2 / 10
$12,516 Net Price
2 / 10
79% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    MCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Town: Distant

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
21 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
30% / 52%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

Most of the road trips for the Bearkats are around their home state of Texas to play opponents like Rice University, University of Texas-San Antonio, University of North Texas, and University of Texas-Dallas. They also travel out of state once a season to play Louisiana State University and University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Where Grads Live
  • Houston Texas Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Austin Texas Area
  • Bryan/College Station Texas Area
  • San Antonio Texas Area
  • Beaumont/Port Arthur Texas Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Killeen/Temple Texas Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Tyler Texas Area
  • Waco Texas Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
Where Grads Work
  • Lone Star College
  • Conroe Independent School District
  • Houston ISD
  • Baker Hughes
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D.
  • Halliburton
  • US Army
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Klein ISD
  • Spring ISD
  • Dell
  • National Oilwell Varco
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Administrative
  • Information Technology
  • Support
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Arts and Design
  • Media and Communication
  • Community and Social Services
  • Marketing
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Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
440 - 530
500 - 560
970 - 1170
19 - 26
17 - 23
19 - 23

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.


This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 11,819 4,055 7,764
% Admitted 79% 78% 79%
% Admits That Enroll 31% 34% 30%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.23
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  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Health Professions (34%)
    Business (18%)
    Communication & Journalism (7%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (6%)
    Education (6%)
    Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (6%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (3%)
    Social Sciences (3%)
    Psychology (3%)
    English Language & Literature (2%)
    History (2%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (2%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (2%)
    Theology (1%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (1%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (1%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
    Foreign Languages
    Physical Sciences
    Natural Resources & Conservation
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Mathematics & Statistics
    Legal Professions
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$8,296 $17,554
    Books & Supplies$1,000 $1,000
    Cost of Living$9,386 $9,386
    Personal Expenses$3,796 $3,796
    Sticker Price$22,478 $31,028

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    89% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship76%$7,776
    Federal Grants44%$4,704
    Pell Grants44%$4,677
    Other Federal1%$1,379
    State & Local Grants59%$5,501
    Institutional Grants10%$5,516
    Student Loans62%$5,925
    Federal Loans61%$5,712
    Other Loans1%$12,274

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $126 Million $5,932

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $21,250.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $15,140 $226

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 6.0%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 8,247 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $44,600

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.85 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 30% of students graduate on time.

    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 8 6
    Fondling - -
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 6 4
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Professional-dominant
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily nonresidential

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