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University of Houston

Houston, TX

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/corporate Communications, General Checkmark
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Finance, General Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration/management Checkmark
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Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
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Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Graphics Checkmark
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
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Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
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Construction Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Construction Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Health And Wellness, General Checkmark
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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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Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

25,393
Applied
16,500
Accepted
38,597
Enrolled
65%
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Female Admissions

13,695
Females Applied
8,675
Females Accepted
63%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

11,698
Males Applied
7,825
Males Accepted
67%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
3.73
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 31st Not reported
Out of state Fall freshmen May 31st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer June 25th Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 609 570 650
SAT Math 615 570 660
ACT Composite 25 22 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

10,561
In-state
25,831
Out-of-state
10,561
In-district
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Fees

1,008
Full-time student fees
9,750
Room & board
5,542
Room only
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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
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

12,716
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,468
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
2,848
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
7,113
Avg. Loan Aid
4,747
Avg. Grant Aid
9,099
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
94% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
59%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

38,597
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
2%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 36.04%
Black or African American 9.98%
White or Caucasian 21.75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 22.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 3.28%
Other 2.28%

Gender

Male (49.84%)
Female (50.16%)

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, Student Program Board, Alpha Epsilon Delta Texas Delta Chapter, Filipino Student Association and Pharmacy Council

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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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
Field Hockey No 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 No No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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

2,406
Total Faculty
23:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,533
Part-time - 873
Male - 1,426
Female - 980
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