About University of Houston

Founded in 1927, University of Houston. is a Public college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 35,995 full time undergraduate students, and 7,779 full time graduate students.

The University of Houston Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 1418 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Houston include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate58%
Application Deadline
Application Fee75
SAT Range1040-1250
ACT Range23-28

Admissions at UH are considered Selective, with ,185% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

92% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 68% were in the top quarter, and 32% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Houston.

1%
“We”re apathetic”
20%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
10%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
51%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
16%
“I only go out in groups”
52%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
30%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
17%
“We bought the gear”
81%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
66%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
32%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
64%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
41%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
1%
“We”re apathetic”
20%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
10%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
51%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
16%
“I only go out in groups”
52%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
30%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
17%
“We bought the gear”
81%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
66%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
32%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
64%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
41%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Houston REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    398 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    344 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    481 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    491 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    490 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    490 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    492 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    492 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Houston?

324 Students rated University of Houston

Liam - 01/25/2023

The University of Houston is relatively good for the amount of money you have to pay. While the facilities aren't particularly nice and a lot of things tend to be broken, the students are friendly and the food is good. I wouldn't recommend walking alone at night though, as we're not in the safest part of Houston and the campus is rather lacking in lighting in certain places. But UH is cheaper than a private college and will get you the degrees that you need.

John - 01/18/2023

I had a few good teachers at UH in their Art program and one in their English program, but the majority of the instructors I had, despite their qualifications, were not very good teachers. Many of the instructors were inexperienced graduate students with little experience teaching, which made completing assignments difficult and caused many of the classes to seem shallow, with no room for a deeper discussion of the subject matter. On the other side were professors who, while experienced, gave lectures that lacked any basis in the material we were being tested on, making most lectures completely useless as students would have to teach themselves everything on their own time anyway. Lastly, the facilities are very outdated, with many professors and departments not even having offices or buildings, and the buildings that are available are poor in quality. There are some teachers at UH that are truly passionate, but they seem few and far between and hindered by the facility, and other faculty at the school. Hopefully UH starts emphasizing quality teaching of students and creating a better environment for them to learn.

Kaitlyn - 01/14/2023

I am constantly amazed at what the University of Houston (UH) has to offer. When I first arrived on campus, I realized how expansive it was. There were multiple buildings in every corner. Even today, I still use a map to maneuver myself around the campus, but it is not difficult to find any desired place because UH provides an app called "UH Go" that provides students with various functions, including a special UH map to access any UH facility located on campus. However, I will note that most faculty members, excluding professors, tend to be uncaring and lack concern. For example, several times, I have called the UH main phone number for a multitude of concerns, such as to ask about transfer credits, a refund for classes I withdrew, confusions about buying a parking pass, or appointments with a counselor, and oftentimes, the person on the phone speaks in a monotone voice or with an attitude and hangs up quickly. Testing facilities at UH could also improve in similar terms. But still, they do provide the necessary information asked by the student, and I also take into consideration that the workers may not like their job or have other important things to attend to. But overall, I really enjoy my time on campus. There are hundreds of fun events at UH hosted both during the day and at night, consisting of food trucks, mini shops, free giveaways, arts and crafts, and celebratory parties. There is also a HUGE number of extracurricular activities, such as intramural sports and club organizations that accept all genders, races, and ethnicities. These organizations are what make up the bulk of my amazing UH experience! Classes and lectures tend to be boring in general, so I definitely encourage exploring the vast amount of opportunities offered on campus, as these are only a small portion of the extensive network offered at UH!

Ashley - 12/05/2022

The University of Houston is inclusive, fun, and of course highly educational. There is always something to do on campus, and my teachers are industry professionals. This is my first time attending a university on campus, as previously I had only taken classes online. Therefore I am amazed at how great the college experience can be.

University of Houston FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Houston?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Houston is 58%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    study more and make it to UT without fail

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Classmates are classmates, everyone varies but most are there to eagerly learn their interests.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Parking

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The University of Houston is a stellar academic Tier One research university, with a diverse student body and a great Communication Sciences and Disorders program, which is my major.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The remodelled gym is the only thing that makes me feel, my tuition is being used somewhere important.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    UH is a nice campus in the middle of poor neighboroods. Yet with that in mind, there are so many things to do or see near or on campus. It is close to a bunch of attractions yet can still maintain the identity of a school in a college town.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    If I had to narrow it down to just one thing, I'd have to say parking. There never seems to be enough parking, although the school is trying to fix that.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who loves diversity or who's looking to experience what diversity is like

    Read all  57 answers
  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The University of Houston is located in the greater Houston area therefore creating an enormous diverse campus. The school has a huge variety of different student organizations including everything from different cultures to different majors to different extracurricular interests. Any type of person would find a place for them on this campus whether its based on major or personal interest.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known that the tuition will go up almost every semester.The classes are extremely expensive. I am taking 5 classes and do not have time for work. The financial aid that I have been getting had dropped, now it is just $5500 a year! This fall semester cost me almost $4000, not counting books. I really wish I could get a scholarship, it will be really helpful in my financial situation. I think that students must concentrade on their studyings, instead of being stressed up on thinking where to get money for their next semester tuition.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    i brag about how my school is more real than theirs since its next to the ghetto

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    University of Houston is best known for many things for example they have one of the best business programs in the city as well as state. The school is also known for being a tier one university and also for being an environmental school. University of Houston is very friendly and a good campus to go to since it is near downtown.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    One thing that I would like to change is making the faculty and staff of the University more spirited. Students are not enough to carry the spirit. Also, faculty and staff need to be reminded that they are here for the students. The reason they are employeed is because of the students, and therefore they should try and take care of them best they can.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    University of Houston doesn't get near the recognition that it deserves. It's an older campus, so we don't have the nice fancy buildings that UT and A&M have, and we are often considered the odd stepchild. The neighborhood that the university is built in isn't the best either, known for its high amount of crime allows us to be titled the "ghetto" schools. But honestly the schools taking a lot of money out of its pocket to make the campus look nicer, by building nicer buildings. And we have one of the most diverse, intelligent campuses in Texas, most of which are Indian and Asian students from the area. We are a tier one research university and we are rated as one of the most difficult skills to get A's in. We never get the credit we deserve.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    Very knowledgeable and helpful

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Not too sure, I have not really looked around much.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    There is no specific stereotype at UH because there is so much diversity.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Like I said before, since University of Houston is located in an urban area, there is often a stereotype that most of our students are "ghetto" and "uneducated." This could not be further from the truth!

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I decided to attend University of Houston, because I knew I wanted a university located in a major city, but since I'm originally from the Dallas area, I wanted it to be away from home. So I decided "Why not Houston!?" Then I went online and researched it a bit, and saw that they would accept all my AP credits, and had a lot of nice scholarships. So I applied, and BAM!, here I am.

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    I am a commuter, but from what I've heard, the dorms are mostly nice. There is a fairly new freshman facility, and they are planning to build more dorm facilities in the near future.

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Student Body

Students

49%

female

51%

male

35,995

Total Undergrad Enrollment

7,779

Total Grad Students

3%

Out-Of-State

93%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

479

Student Organizations

27

Fraternities

19

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

15%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
22%
% Black or African-American
10%
% Hispanic/Latino
33%
% White or Caucasian
25%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

88% of students attending University of Houston receive some sort of financial aid. 37% were awarded federal grants. While 36% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$21,711

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,300

Books and Supplies

$9,830

Room and Board

32,841

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,427
$30 - $48K
$12,653
$48 - $75K
$15,052
$75 - $110K
$20,554
$110K & UP
$21,486

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