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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Houston is a highly rated public university located in Houston, Texas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 25,818 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Houston acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Psychology, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, and Accounting. Graduating 51% of students, Houston alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,400.
About University of Houston...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
June 15
SAT Range
1040-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,571/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,427/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,653/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,052/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,554/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,486/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.348 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.380 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.378 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
25,818Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 249 responses
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  • Friendly and helpful during and after classes
    43%
  • Open-minded
    27%
  • Everyone is different and approachable
    10%
  • They want to be friends only for class.
    10%
  • There is no one phrase to group these people by
    6%
  • Don't talk to me
    4%
  • Diverse
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.461 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.573 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 264 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    86%
  • Chill
    4%
  • Expensive
    3%
  • Mediocre
    2%
  • Under-rated
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    1%
  • Splendiferous
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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University of Houston Reviews

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My time at the University of Houston Main campus I had such an amazing experience from my first semester all the way to graduation day I feel confident on achieving my goals every semester. Academic Advisors were available and assigned to you to help you finish your POS (Program of Study) on time. From student life, organizations, etc.. U of H had many personal and professional enrichment opportunities. I graduated from Bauer College of Business with a B.A. Degree focused in Marketing in 2014. As a first-generation student having the opportunity to further my knowledge skills within University of Houston made me a better individual personally and professionally. Such an amazing school and system!
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I love the University of Houston! Go coogs! It is my first semester there and the campus is beautiful. I have never seen such a diverse school. The University of Houston is ranked the second most diverse public university in the United States. There is plenty to do on campus from eat and athletic events to student organizations. They even hold a volunteer fair so you can get more involved in the community. The education and staff are all amazing and Bauer college specifically is amazing. You have your own resources there. I was bummed out at first for not getting into a different University, but now that I'm here, I wouldn't want it any other way. Just be sure to wear rain boots on a rainy day!
University of Houston is a very diverse school. Every day I walk on campus you see an array of people from different places. There are a lot of resources available on campus from counseling to traveling abroad. Academics depends on the college, where I would Bauer is excels in its subject compare to others. School spirit is greatly shown here, where every Friday every one wears their school color, which is red. Overall the people here are friendly and understanding, and there is something for everyone!