University of Houston: Ranking & Review

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Houston Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 95 195
Top 2%

University of Houston Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate61%64%59%
Applicants20,7689,85410,914
Admissions12,6916,2596,432
Enrolled undergraduates4,9592,5572,402
Enrolled total (including graduate students)45,36422,75622,608

16,558 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,539 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores4,172
Percent of students submitting SAT scores84%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
600
Math
595

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores2,064
Percent of students submitting ACT scores42%
ACT Composite
25
ACT English
24
ACT Math
24

University of Houston Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $24,946 $37,306
Off-campus $27,581 $39,941
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,984 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Houston provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 8,008 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $8,724 $21,084
Fees for full-time undergraduates $982 $982
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $364 $879
Tuition for Full-time graduates $8,064 $17,334
Fees for full-time graduates $982 $982
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $448 $963

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,933 559 11 2,503
Engineering 578 405 78 1,061
Health Professions and Related Programs 307 78 209 594
Psychology 432 23 36 491
Social Sciences 365 53 7 425
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 388 14 21 423
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 371 13 384
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 280 79 15 374
Visual and Performing Arts 235 104 5 344
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 311 14 4 329
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 309 17 326
Legal Professions and Studies 51 256 307
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 281 16 297
Physical Sciences 167 60 61 288
Education 182 62 244
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 221 1 222
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 179 2 181
Mathematics and Statistics 112 34 18 164
English Language and Literature & Letters 99 12 11 122
Architecture and Related Services 89 24 113
History 88 7 7 102
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 55 3 6 64
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 62 62
Philosophy and Religious Studies 21 10 31
Natural Resources and Conservation 22 22
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Grand Total6,7261,9388099,473

A total of 6,726 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Houston.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,747 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate54%49%58%
  • Full-time retention rate - 85%
  • Part-time retention rate - 61%

General info

Alternative namesUH
Founded1927
MottoIn Tempore
In Time
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsscarlet, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff5,239
Instructional FTE1,541
Research FTE102
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websiteuh.edu
Address212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, Texas, 77204-2018
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Phone7137431000
Fax+1 (713) 743 8837

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