University of Houston

Address:
212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, TX 77204-2018
Phone:
713-743-1000
Website:
http://www.uh.edu
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About University of Houston

University of Houston is classified as a doctoral-granting university with very high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate29,298
 Graduate7,702
 Total37,000
GenderFemale50%
 Male50%
Student Age% Under 2570%
 % 25 and Over30%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time71%
 % Part-time29%
Race/Ethnicity% White35.2%
 % Black13.4%
 % Asian20.3%
 % Latino20.7%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown1.5%
 % International student9%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedMasters Degree
 Doctoral Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal12,799
 % Admitted71%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled40%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT35%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800580 / 800
 SAT Math510 / 800620 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,342
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$14,782
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid77%
 % Undergraduates with Loans48%
 % Undergraduates with Grants75%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,100
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,300
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,636
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,171
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,421
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,421

Neighborhood Data for the Houston Area

Median Age32.2
Median Household Income$44,124
Total Population2,089,090
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total50.0% 50.0%
 Age 0-950.9%49.1%
 Age 10-1751.2%48.8%
 Age 18-2451.4%48.6%
 Age 25-2951.8%48.2%
 Age 30-3952.3%47.7%
 40+48.6%51.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White56.1%
 % Black23.7%
 % Asian6.0%
 % Latino43.1%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.2%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,300
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,636
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$665
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50027.8%9.2%4.4%
 $500 to $74946.9%48.3%0.0%
 $750 to $99913.2%26.7%37.5%
 Over $100012.0%15.8%33.6%
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