UH

University of Houston

4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, United States
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  • Class Notes
    1,686
  • Textbook Notes
    554
  • Study Guides
    2,162
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,404
  • Previously Enrolled
    3,357

Overview of University of Houston (UH)

About this school

  • Website


    www.uh.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    8,149

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:37,215
    • Men:18,755 Men (50.4%)
    • Women:18,460 Women (49.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (UH)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Houston is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4800 Calhoun Road
City, State, Zip
Houston, TX 77204
Phone
(713) 743-1010
Fax
(713) 743-9633
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
June 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 20,768 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 10,914 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 9,854 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,395 (50%) of 12,691 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,067 (48%) of 6,432 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,328 (53%) of 6,259 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
606 average |550-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
48%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |23-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
14%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
34%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UH)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,887|Out-of-state: $27,337 (43.82%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,984 (36.8%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,300 (4.79%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,956 (14.58%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Houston accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003652
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,944 (83.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,177 (80.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,047 (95.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
517 (17.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$12,712
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,822 (92.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,811
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,537 (50.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,695
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 155 (5.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
391 (8.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,191

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
19,203 (71.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
16,956 (88.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
15,916 (93.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,355 (14.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$12,374
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 13,797 (86.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,306
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,057 (63.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,342
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 532 (3.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
859 (3.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,697

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,746
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,173

Academics & Instruction (UH)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,560

Part-Time Faculty


868

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 18% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 15% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 9% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,572,837
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1006
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Houston provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


25.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


45.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.7%

Programs & Majors (UH)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (85)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Communication
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resources Development
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Architecture
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Painting
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Sculpture
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Biological/life sciences, Psychology, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Optometry, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (90)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Law
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Law
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Vision Sciences
  • Writing

Campus Life (UH)

Location & Geography

Population


2,195,914

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Houston

Campus Size


594 acres

Weather


Temperature
39.7 average low in January, 90.1 average high in September
Rain
106 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Houston
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Houston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


17% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


83%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Scarlet and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Houston offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, metropolitan volunteer program, interfraternity council, delta omega chi medical service society, health occupation students of america, pre-pharmacy association

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


4% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


27,159

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
37,215
Women
18,460
Men
18,755

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 23.2% Asian
  • 10.4% Black/African-American
  • 35.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 25.1% White
  • 1.6% Unknown

International Students


4.1% from 107 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


8,149

Student Resources (UH)