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University of Houston
  • 4 Year
  • HOUSTON, TX

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade C

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Houston is a highly rated public university located in Houston, Texas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 28,368 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Houston acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Psychology, Finance, and Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies. Graduating 61% of students, Houston alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,100.

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212 E. CULLEN BUILDING
HOUSTON, TX 77204
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference

University of Houston Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Houston Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
May 31
SAT Range
1140-1310
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$13,212 / 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
$9,677 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 348 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 415 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 413 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    45%
  • On Campus
    52%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,368 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10,229
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 279 responses
  • Friendly and helpful during and after classes
    41%
  • Open-minded
    24%
  • Everyone is different and approachable
    14%
  • They want to be friends only for class.
    10%
  • There is no one phrase to group these people by
    7%
  • Don't talk to me
    4%
  • Hard Working
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 496 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 608 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 299 responses
  • Diverse
    83%
  • Expensive
    4%
  • Chill
    3%
  • Under-rated
    3%
  • Mediocre
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 240 responses

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