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University of Houston

Houston, TX

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students35,871
   Women17,531 (48.9%)
   Men18,340 (51.1%)
Graduate Students7,903


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate59% of 19,860 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math585 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading561 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite25 average
23-28 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceNot available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,886
Out-of-state: $26,126
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met64%
Average Freshman Award$12,922
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 10% of classes


Houston Population2,195,914
Nearest Metropolitan AreaHouston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 50% of freshmen, 19% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities3% of women participate
Fraternities 4% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.3% Asian
10.6% Black/African-American
34.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
26.2% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students4.2% from 114 countries
First-Year Students Returning85.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.45 3.74 606 598 25
Low 1.75 1.75 450 490 17
High 4.00 5.00 790 770 32
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• 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.

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