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University of Houston

Houston, TX

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Web Sitewww.uh.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students32,639
   Women16,135 (49.4%)
   Men16,504 (50.6%)
Graduate Students8,108

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate56% of 17,020 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineApril 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math586 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading547 average
490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $24,334
Out-of-state: $34,954
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,272
Out-of-state: $20,892
Room and Board
$8,912
Average Percent of Need Met76%
Average Freshman Award$13,387
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$16,582

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,383
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-59 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Houston Population1,953,631
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing46% of freshmen, 15% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotCougar
Sororities3% of women participate
Fraternities3.6% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
21.6% Asian
12.8% Black/African-American
29.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
31.7% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students4.4% from 119 countries
First-Year Students Returning83.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
16.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.33 3.74 556 549 528 24
Low 2.20 2.30 320 350 340 14
High 4.00 5.00 770 760 790 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• More than 3,500 alumni are presidents, CEOs, or heads of their own company.

• 14% of Houstonians with a bachelor's degree are UH graduates.

• The University of Houston has produced 80 Olympians.

• As of Fall 2013, the University of Houston is the second most residential campus in the state of Texas.

• When UH's KUHT-TV started broadcasting in 1953, it was the first public TV station on a college campus.

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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