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Houston - Clear Lake is a public university located in Pasadena, Texas in the Houston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,099 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Houston - Clear Lake acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Psychology. Houston - Clear Lake alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,500.
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058

University of Houston - Clear Lake Rankings

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Houston - Clear Lake Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
1020-1190
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$9,215/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,984/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    30%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,099Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,113
Undergrads Over 25
36%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Friendly
    55%
  • Welcoming
    34%
  • Charismatic
    7%
  • Quiet starter school
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say they don't have Greek life.62 responses
Poll
49%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Encouraging
    33%
  • Motivating
    23%
  • Self-taught
    21%
  • Motivating and Encouraging
    16%
  • Individualistic
    5%
  • Underrated
    2%
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University of Houston - Clear Lake Reviews

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I have nothing but an excellent experience at UHCL. From orientation, transfer advising, academic advising, professors and more, they never stop until you are taken care of. They offer a number of resources and programs for everyone. Campus is clean and growing! Plenty of parking at a great price. I have yet to have a terrible experience with any staff member and always felt like they genuinely cared for me and my college career. Everyone on campus is so friendly and I'm sure it has to do with the environment we are in all day. Very happy I decided to come to UHCL.
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UHCL is expanding their campus, making for a better campus experience. Their is finally a cafe and a good size recreation center. One thing I do enjoy about the campus is I’ve never had a problem with parking, there has always been enough parking spots, unlike UH main. Another pro I can really appreciate is the admissions office, financial aids office, and etc. are very quick to answer your questions, theirs never a long wait to speak to someone, which is a amazing! One con I have with the campus in my opinion is there is never enough class availability! There is never enough classes that you need to take!
Smaller classes allow for personal connections with the professors, allowing students to receive guidance from them after class or within the professor's tutoring hours. Overall, quality of education is much higher due to the much closer relationship between a professor and their students.

In terms of financial aid, there is an internship fair and job fair every semester, and multiple academic competitions year round, which reward in scholarships, grants, and internships.

The university is located in a convenient location in Clear Lake, allowing for much faster travel than to some other universities.

The university is rather new and much smaller than some of its counterparts, but that is what make it special, if you are going to college to seek knowledge and not waste time, this is the place to go.