37,215
Students
Financial aid thermometer
12,374
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
61
61%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Houston is a University institution located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Welcome Center
4400 University Boulevard
Houston, TX  77204-2023
United States
Contact Mardell Maxwell
Exec Director, Admissions
Email: mrmaxwe2@central.uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-1010
Fax: 713-743-9633

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business/corporate Communications Checkmark
Entrepreneurship Checkmark
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Hotel/motel Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Development Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Operations Management Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Health Communication Checkmark
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer Graphics Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
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Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Petroleum Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Construction Engineering Technology Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Business Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
Human Nutrition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
American Sign Language (ASL) Checkmark
Chinese Checkmark
Foreign Languages And Literatures Checkmark
French Checkmark
Italian Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Painting Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

20,768
Applied
12,691
Accepted
37,215
Enrolled
61%
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Female Admissions

10,914
Females Applied
6,432
Females Accepted
59%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

9,854
Males Applied
6,259
Males Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen June 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer June 30th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 602 560 640
SAT Math 606 550 640
ACT Composite 25 23 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,888
In-state
25,338
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,002
Full-time student fees
9,104
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes

Financial Aid

12,374
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,712
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,446
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
7,226
Avg. Loan Aid
4,697
Avg. Grant Aid
8,306
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
94% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
60%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
15%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

37,215
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
1%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 34.34%
Black or African American 9.99%
White or Caucasian 24.09%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.11%
Asian 22.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.18%
Two or more races 3.31%
Other 1.58%

Gender

Male (50.4%)
Female (49.6%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 17%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Cat's Back and Frontier Fiesta

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Metropolitan Volunteer Program, Interfraternity Council, Delta Omega Chi Medical Service Society, Health Occupation Students of America and Pre-Pharmacy Association

Campus Security & Safety

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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
vehicle assistance

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No No No
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Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

2,428
Total Faculty
22:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,560
Part-time - 868
Male - 1,488
Female - 940