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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 28,029 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Houston acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Psychology, Finance, and Accounting. Graduating 59% of students, Houston alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,100.
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
62%
Application Deadline
May 31
SAT Range
1130-1310
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,002/ 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
$9,336/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

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.410 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.408 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
    41%
  • On Campus
    56%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,029Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10,319
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 273 responses
  • Friendly and helpful during and after classes
    41%
  • Open-minded
    25%
  • Everyone is different and approachable
    13%
  • 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
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.491 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.603 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 294 responses
  • Diverse
    84%
  • 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
59%
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 overall experience at the University of Houston is pretty amazing! The staff, professors, and volunteers are so welcoming. Being at this school feels like a second home to me. Whenever I am lost or confused with anything, there's always someone willing to help me. I learned so much while attending this school and I am continuing to gain so much knowledge as I progress in my academic career.
One thing I would like for the University of Houston to work on is taking teacher evaluations seriously. Throughout my past three semesters at this school, I have had a handful of professors that, in my opinion, were not the best. At the end of each semester, students are asked to complete a teacher evaluation which rates the overall effectiveness of the teacher. I feel as though our evaluations are not being considered considering the fact that some professors teaching abilities and behavior has not improved.
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I've taken plenty of online courses and actually prefer them! The professors are always in touch and sending reminders about upcoming due dates or any changes happening so you're not out of the loop even if you never see your professor. The classwork is more than manageable because you can do it all at your own pace and tutoring and one on one meetings with your instructor is always available! Furthermore, using one online platform like blackboard makes everything accessible and easy to turn work into. Online lectures can also be used depending on your class and you have the option to watch it anytime!
The campus, students, and overall classes and professors are very good! The only problem I have with the school is whoever is running admissions/financial aid disbursement/holds on accounts - does a horrible job of doing their job! They are slow to respond and you have to constantly be emailing them (basically spamming them) to get anyone to actually respond to you/help you. This is the reason I almost missed orientation (because they didn't tell me I was accepted until the last minute) and the reason I didn't receive financial aid - because they took forever to take off holds on my account & verify that I was eligible to receive aid.