5,307 reviews
  1. Houston, TX
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C-
University of Houston is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204
Website
From University of Houston

We are ambitious. We are innovative. We are fearless. We are bold. The University of Houston has nationally competitive academics, vibrant student life, and world-renowned faculty on a beautiful 667-acre campus in the nation's fourth largest city. The diversity of our faculty, staff, and students as well as the breadth of more than 120 majors and minors reflect the diversity of our community and will prepare you to be successful in the real world. As a student at UH, your options and potential are limitless. Explore our programs and resources to learn why UH is the best choice for your future.

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
63%
SAT Scores Range
1040-1250
ACT Scores Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Houston

Cost

Net Price
$12,618/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,421/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,501/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,489/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,819/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,936/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
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.349 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.347 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,974Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 218 responses
Report
  • Friendly and helpful during and after classes
    44%
  • Open-minded
    29%
  • They want to be friends only for class.
    11%
  • Everyone is different and approachable
    7%
  • There is no one phrase to group these people by
    5%
  • Don't talk to me
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.430 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.542 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 233 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    88%
  • Chill
    4%
  • Expensive
    3%
  • Mediocre
    2%
  • Under-rated
    1%
  • Splendiferous
    1%
  • Accelerated
    0%

After University of Houston

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.240 responses

University of Houston Reviews

5,307 reviews
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UH is a diverse campus that really embodies the idea of inclusiveness for all. We have hundreds of organizations, so everyone is bound to find a place where they belong. Our spirit runs deep. We show our pride by wearing or school colors every Friday faithfully and wholeheartedly. We also take pride in our education. UH is one of the most affordable tier one universities, and it's a public school. From diversity to spirit and a great education, the University of Houston is the best place to follow your dreams, and make friends along the way. We strive to be UH-mazing!
I am a new transfer student here at the University of Houston, and I must say the admittance process was second to none. I have not been to another university that has more opportunity and incentives than UH. Everything on the campus is LITTERALLY at any students disposal, all is needed is your UH Cougar Card. The Transfer Admittance Program or TAP; is the best feature I believe of this university. There are very talented individuals who make it their sole purpose to find the yes and the "know how" to every question. They will even help you find a major if you're undecided and scholarships to apply for!
I love the University of Houston, it is so diverse and this school has a lot to offer. It has all different types of clubs and events to be apart of, and there are even opportunities to create more clubs and events. Although, the campus is large you still get that ono on one feel with professors in class rooms. Most professors are good with commutation with students, which is important with a campus this large. So anyone interested in attending the University of Houston, I'd say go for it!