University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston

Houston, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$9,457

$21,673

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
560
75th
660
25th
560
75th
28
25th
21
75th
27
25th
22
75th
28
25th
22
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

22

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,986
Declined 10,659
Total Received 28,645
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Public

42,607

undergraduate students

8,610

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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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 51,217
Established in 1927
Coeducational Coeducational

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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

University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX
77004

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
45%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
64%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
560
75th
660
25th
560
75th
28
25th
21
75th
27
25th
22
75th
28
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 15
Application deadline (final deadline) June 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,986
Declined 10,659
Total Received 28,645

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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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Financial Aid

82%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,544

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,449
Room $5,542
Board $4,208
Additional fees $1,008
Books & supplies $1,360
Total $20,567
Average Financial Aid - $6,544
Total with Avg. Aid $14,023

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $73,686,834
State $26,902,399
Institutional $39,037,545
Other external $7,080,738
Total $146,707,516

Non-need-based

Federal
State $0
Institutional $14,785,292
Other external $2,861,343
Total $17,646,635

Scholarships

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Financial Aid Office


P: 713 743-1010
F: 713 743-9098
sfa@mail.uh.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

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/Recreational Sports

basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track (indoor/outdoor)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Advertising. yes
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
American Sign Language (ASL). yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Applied Economics. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes
Architecture. yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General. yes yes
Banking and Financial Support Services. yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Business/Corporate Communications, General. yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes yes
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Graphics. yes
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician. yes yes
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Dance, General. yes
Developmental and Child Psychology. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational Psychology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Design/Architecture. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes yes
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
Geophysics and Seismology. yes yes yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Communication. yes yes
Health Law. yes
Health and Wellness, General. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management. yes yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes
Human Nutrition. yes yes
Human Resources Development. yes yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes yes
Industrial and Organizational Psychology. yes
Industrial and Product Design. yes yes
Information Science/Studies. yes yes
Information Technology Project Management. yes
Intellectual Property Law. yes
Interior Architecture. yes
International Law and Legal Studies. yes
Italian Language and Literature. yes
Journalism. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes yes
Materials Engineering. yes yes
Mathematical Biology. yes
Mathematics and Statistics. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music, General. yes yes yes
Nursing Administration. yes
Nursing Education. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Operations Management and Supervision. yes yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Painting. yes
Petroleum Engineering. yes yes yes
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design. yes
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics. yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Photography. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes yes
Radio and Television. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General. yes
School Psychology. yes
Sculpture. yes
Social Psychology. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Surveying Engineering. yes yes
Systems Engineering. yes
Tax Law/Taxation. yes
Vision Science/Physiological Optics. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Finance
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Natural Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-pharmacy

51,217

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

42,607
students

Female
50%
21,425

Male
50%
21,182

17%

8,610
students

Female
54%
4,688

Male
46%
3,922

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

70%

29,747
students

Female
51%
15,199

Male
49%
14,548

30%

12,860
students

Female
48%
6,226

Male
52%
6,634

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Hispanic/Latino
22%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

0%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: June 28

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 106
Countries most often represented China
India
Mexico
Nigeria
Pakistan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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