Introducing Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University is located about 70 miles North of Houston. It was called Sam Houston Normal Institute when founded in 1879 and given its present name in 1969. They continue to find creative and innovative ways to serve their students while adhering to their motto, “The measure of a life is its service”.

Sam Houston is the 12th largest university in Texas with more than twenty-one thousand students. Though each department is excellent in its own right, several have attracted national recognition; the Criminal Justice program is perpetually rated in the top three programs nationally, the health sciences program offers a strong nursing program as well as a pre-medical tract for aspiring doctors and an array of internships include the Dan Rather Arts and Media internship in New York. In addition to the eleven majors available in the College of Business Administration, it is fully AACSB accredited in both Business and Accounting. Humanities and Social Science offer pre-law advising, there are creative 2+2 and 3+2 programs in engineering and physics and it should come as no surprise that the College of Education maintains a high standard of excellence with the college having been founded as a Normal Institute.

The 1800-student dormitory is divided into learning communities. This allows students of similar majors and/or interests to surround themselves with other students who share similar ideas. There is also the study abroad program where students can have a Spanish immersion experience in Costa Rica, teach English in South Korea or study Environmental science in Switzerland. Choosing whether to go abroad for a semester, a summer or on a faculty-led program can be overwhelming. That is why there is a study abroad coordinator to help with those decisions.

Prospective students can begin submitting their applications on July 1st before their senior year and any student that does not meet acceptance based on their GPA and Test Scores can be reviewed on an individual basis. Class rank is only considered as it applies to the top 10% rule. But, to take advantage of your hard work making good grades and high exam scores, your application must be submitted by November 1st, the priority deadline, to be considered for university scholarships.

If any of what you read sounds interesting, you should contact Gilbert Cruz at and 936.294.1828. He can get you any additional information you need to make an informed decision about selecting the college that is a good fit for you.

Phone: (713) 858-4325
Fax: (713) 858-4325
Richmond, TX 77406
1860 FM 359 #229