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Tuition

$11,472

$22,092

not including room and board

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,167
Declined + 7,240
Total Received 17,407
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1  :  22

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Accounting
  3. Teaching/Learning
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School Facts

The University of Houston, founded in 1927, is a public research institution comprised of 12 academic colleges and an interdisciplinary Honors College. Programs are offered through the colleges of Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Honors, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Law, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Social Work. Its campus is located in Houston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 39,540
Established in 1927
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 6870
ACT 4236

Public

31,587

undergraduate students

7,953

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
45%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
700-800
8%
600-699
38%
500-599
43%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
33%
18-23
43%
12-17
9%
6-11
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
55%
18-23
26%
12-17
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
45%
18-23
37%
12-17
5%
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Houston, TX

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Houston, TX

594-acre urban campus in Houston (population: 2,161,000) three miles from downtown; branch campuses at Cinco Ranch, Ft. Bend, and North Houston. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to airport. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77004

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
18%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
48%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
23 fraternities 4% of male students
 
19 sororities 3% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
34%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
45%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
700-800
8%
600-699
38%
500-599
43%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
33%
18-23
43%
12-17
9%
6-11
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
55%
18-23
26%
12-17
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
45%
18-23
37%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
April 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Recommendations

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,167
Declined + 7,240
Total Received 17,407

Admissions Contact

Djuana Young
Executive Director, Admissions
P: 713 743-1010
F: 713 743-9633
admissions@uh.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,354
Room & board $8,912
Additional fees $918
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $20,384
Average Financial Aid - $12,977
Total with Avg. Aid $7,407

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,977

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $52,685,256
State $18,695,793
Institutional $29,594,648
Other external $5,076,627
Total $106,052,324

Non-need-based

Federal $2,500
State $126,712
Institutional $4,732,235
Other external $787,805
Total $5,649,252

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Cougars
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accompanying/Chamber Music
Accountancy
Accounting
Administration/Supervision
Administration/Supervision/Higher Education
Aerospace Engineering
American Sign Language Interpreting
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Applied Mathematics
Applied Music
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art
Art History
Atmospheric Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Biochemical/Biophysical Sciences
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Civil Engineering
Clinical Psychology
Communication Disorders
Communication/Advertising
Communication/Health Communication
Communication/Interpersonal
Communication/Journalism
Communication/Mass Communication Studies
Communication/Public Relations
Communication/Speech Communication
Communications Media Policy/Media Studies
Communications Media Production
Communications Public Relations Studies
Communications/Organization/Corporate Communications
Composition
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Computer Science/Business
Computer Science/Systems
Computer Systems Engineering
Construction Management
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Developmental Psychology
Digital Media
Earth Sciences
Economics
Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology/Individual Differences
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Power Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology/Network Communications
English
English Linguistics
English/Applied English Literature
English/Creative Writing
English/Creative Writing/Literature
Environmental Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science/Systems/Modeling
Exercise Science
Finance
French
Future Studies in Commerce
Geology
Geophysics
German
Health
Health Education
Health Education/Administration
History
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Restaurant Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Nutrition
Human Nutrition/Food
Human Resources Development
Human Space Exploration Sciences
Industrial Design
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Systems Security
Interdisciplinary Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Architecture
Italian Studies
Kinesiology
Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Kinesiology/Fitness/Sports
Kinesiology/Movement/Sport Studies
Kinesiology/Sports Administration
Law
Law/Energy/Environment/Natural Resources Law
Law/Health Law
Law/Intellectual Property/Information Law
Law/International Law
Law/Tax Law
Liberal Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Marketing Entrepreneurship
Materials Engineering
Mathematical Biology
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Music
Music Education
Music Theory
Optometry
Organizational Leadership/Supervision
Performance
Petroleum Engineering
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Administration
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutics
Pharmacy/Pharmacy Administration
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Physiological Optics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Retailing/Consumer Science
School Psychology
Social Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Space Architecture
Spanish
Spanish/U.S. Hispanic Literature/Language
Special Education
Studio Art/Graphic Communication
Studio Art/Painting
Studio Art/Photography/Digital Media
Studio Art/Sculpture
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain/Logistics Technology
Surveying Engineering Technology
Technology Project Management
Theatre
World Cultures/Literature
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Undergraduate

80%

31,587
students

Female
50%
15,713

Male
50%
15,874

Graduate

20%

7,953
students

Female
50%
3,973

Male
50%
3,980

undergraduateFull-time

72%

22,829
students

Female
51%
11,532

Male
49%
11,297

undergraduatePart-time

28%

8,758
students

Female
48%
4,181

Male
52%
4,577

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
29%
Hispanic/Latino
27%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

73%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 101
Countries most often represented China
India
Mexico
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jeff Fuller
Director, Student Recruitment
832 842-9047
jfuller@uh.edu

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