- SHSU was named 2019 Safest Campus in Texas & top 30 in the US by ASecureLife.com
- SHSU is the 12th largest university in Texas with 21,000+ students.
- Named a top-10 performing university in the U.S. for Latinx students.
About This CampusSHSU was established in 1879 and as one of the oldest institutions in Texas we are rich in history and tradition. Today SHSU has over 20,000 students across over 80 undergraduate, over 60 masters, and 10 doctoral degree programs in 8 colleges. Even though SHSU’s student population has grown quickly we still have a small campus mentality where we want each student to been seen and feel at home. Sam Houston State University’s motto is “The measure of a Life is its Service” and this is something that the whole campus takes to heart offering volunteer opportunities as well as course projects in the local community. We are a Community Engaged University. The 300-acre campus is a good representation of the surrounding nature with a very green and tree-filled campus.
Notable programs are education, criminal justice, music, math, psychology, supply chain management, victims studies. Sam Houston has more than 250 student organizations and club sports offering something for all studen
Location InformationThe campus is located in Huntsville and is 70miles north of Houston. With around 40,000 inhabitants Huntsville has that small-town charm with access to anything you could need. The city’s historic downtown provides boutique stores, a variety of food, and big annual events. Located in the green Piney Woods of east Texas Huntsville has a lot of outdoor activities to offer with easy access to surrounding Sam Houston National Forest, Huntsville State Park, and many lakes.