C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
University of Houston
Houston, TX
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 35,871
   Women 17,531 (48.9%)
   Men 18,340 (51.1%)
Graduate Students 7,903
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 59% of 19,860 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 585 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 561 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance Not available
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,886
Out-of-state: $26,126
  Room and Board Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met 64%
Average Freshman Award $12,922
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,501
Regular Class Size 2-9 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 Population 2,195,914
Nearest Metropolitan Area Houston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 50% of freshmen, 19% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Cougar
Sororities 3% 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 Students 4.2% from 114 countries
First-Year Students Returning 85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 22.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported