Welcome to Sam Houston State University


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STUDENTS HAVE BEEN CHOOSING SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY SINCE 1879. The academic achievements and personal success of our students continue to bring new students to Huntsville, Texas, and the Bearkat family. College is a time of great transition and personal growth that prepares students for a boundless future. At SHSU this exciting, challenging, frightening, and fun time is one that students won’t face alone.

Our university is full of wonderful resources to promote success in and out of the classroom, and our faculty and staff know that every student is worthy of their time and attention. We take pride in our personal service – just one of the things that make people feel at home at Sam Houston State.

Sam Houston State University offers an exceptional college experience, increasing students’ understanding of the world around them. Nationally ranked academic programs provide opportunities for public service, research, and global study – all while learning from leading contributors in their fields.

The university motto, β€œThe Measure of a Life is its Service,” is the driving force behind what we do, from our student involvement to student research, service learning, volunteering, and so much more. We are named for General Sam Houston, Texas’ greatest hero, and we continually strive to honor our historical roots while reaching for an innovative future.

College is just the beginning of a journey that will ultimately take students far beyond anything they can imagine. Sam Houston State University is the perfect place to start the journey.

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