University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston

Houston, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$11,276

$26,936

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
50%
500-599
37%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
700-800
13%
600-699
44%
500-599
38%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
30-36
12%
24-29
47%
18-23
37%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

23

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,500
Declined 8,893
Total Received 25,393
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Public

38,597

undergraduate students

7,551

graduate students

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School Facts

The University of Houston, founded in 1927, is a public research institution comprised of 14 academic colleges and an interdisciplinary Honors College. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Honors, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Law, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Social Work. Its campus is located in Houston.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 46,148
Established in 1927
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

594-acre, urban campus in Houston (population: 2,312,717) three miles from downtown; branch campuses at Sugar Land and Katy. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to airport. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Houston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: William P. Hobby

University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX
77004

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Metropolitan Volunteer Program
  • Student Program Board
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Texas Delta Chapter
  • Filipino Student Association
  • Pharmacy Council

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Cat's Back
  • Frontier Fiesta
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
64%
Top 1/2
88%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
50%
500-599
37%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
700-800
13%
600-699
44%
500-599
38%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
30-36
12%
24-29
47%
18-23
37%
12-17
2%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline June 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.73

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,500
Declined 8,893
Total Received 25,393

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
application essay
first generation
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 106
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

87%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,178

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,274
Room & board $9,368
Additional fees $1,002
Books & supplies $1,338
Other fees $2,784
Total $24,766
Average Financial Aid - $5,178
Total with Avg. Aid $19,588

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, cricket, cycling, fencing, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, cycling, fencing, soccer, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Golf, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Field hockey, Golf, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
American Sign Language (ASL)
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Graphics
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Design/Architecture
Environmental Science
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Graphic Design
Health Communication
Health and Wellness, General
History, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Human Resources Development
Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Product Design
Interior Architecture
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematical Biology
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Leadership
Painting
Petroleum Engineering
Philosophy
Photography
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Sculpture
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

46,148

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

38,597
students

Female
50%
19,360

Male
50%
19,237

16%

7,551
students

Female
54%
4,105

Male
46%
3,446

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

73%

28,368
students

Female
52%
14,486

Male
48%
13,882

27%

10,229
students

Female
48%
4,874

Male
52%
5,355

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 85%
Student 4 year graduation rate 32%
Student 5 year graduation rate 21%
Student 6 year graduation rate 7%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
36%
Hispanic/Latino
21%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

4,636

Transfer students enrolled

10%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 26

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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 transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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