University of Houston

Houston, TX

Website: www.uh.edu/

Public
Co-ed
37,215
Undergraduate
Students
(49.6%) 18,460 Women
(50.4%) 18,755 Men
8,149
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 20,768 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
606 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
602 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
23-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,127
Out-of-state: $42,577
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,887
Out-of-state: $27,337
Room and Board
$9,984
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$12,712
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$23,746
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,560
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
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Campus Life

Houston Population
2,195,914
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Houston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cougar
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.2% Asian
10.4% Black/African-American
35.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
25.1% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students
4.1% from 107 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History   1
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required June 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
4800 Calhoun Road
City, State, Zip
Houston, TX 77204
Phone
(713) 743-1010
Fax
(713) 743-9633
E-mail
admissions@uh.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
June 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 20,768 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 10,914 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 9,854 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
6,395 (50%) of 12,691 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,067 (48%) of 6,432 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,328 (53%) of 6,259 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
606 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
602 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
23-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
14%
Score of 24 - 29
51%
Score of 18 - 23
34%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 32%
Top quarter: 65%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,127
Out-of-state: $42,577
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,887
Out-of-state: $27,337
Room and Board
$9,984
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Other Expenses
$3,956
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003652
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,944 (83.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,177 (80.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,047 (95.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
517 (17.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$12,712
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,822 (92.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,811
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,537 (50.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,695
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 155 (5.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
391 (8.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,191

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
19,203 (71.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
16,956 (88.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
15,916 (93.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,355 (14.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$12,374
Need-Based Gift
Received by 13,797 (86.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,306
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,057 (63.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,342
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 532 (3.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
859 (3.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,697

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$23,746
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,173
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • 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
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, 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
  • 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
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Architecture
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • 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
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Sculpture
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Biological/life sciences, Psychology, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,560
Part-Time Faculty
868
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
56%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,572,837
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1006
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Industrial Engineering, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Chemical Engineering, Master of Electrical Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Music, Master of Science in Pharmacy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Technology, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Petroleum Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Law
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Law
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Vision Sciences
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Optometry, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Law
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Health Education
  • Health Law
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Optometry
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Taxation
  • Vision Sciences
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Boston Population
2,195,914
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Houston
Campus Size
594 acres

Weather

Temperature
39.7 average low in January, 90.1 average high in September
Rain
106 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Houston
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Houston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
83%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
vehicle assistance

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Scarlet and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, metropolitan volunteer program, interfraternity council, delta omega chi medical service society, health occupation students of america, pre-pharmacy association
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
37,215
Women
18,460 (49.6%)
Men
18,755 (50.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
27,159
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.2% Asian
10.4% Black/African-American
35.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
25.1% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students.
4.1% from 107 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
8,149

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
45.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
53.7%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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