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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  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-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

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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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
A
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.370 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.368 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 239 responses
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  • Friendly and helpful during and after classes
    43%
  • Open-minded
    27%
  • They want to be friends only for class.
    10%
  • Everyone is different and approachable
    9%
  • 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.451 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.563 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 254 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    87%
  • Chill
    4%
  • Expensive
    3%
  • Mediocre
    2%
  • Under-rated
    1%
  • Splendiferous
    1%
  • Accelerated
    0%

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

5,585 reviews
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Amazing university. All the staffs energy is used to help students excel and succeed. There are many different orangizations that can aid students in their academic course work. The variety of clubs and diversity of the university allows students to feel included and involved. There is a wide spectrum of majors and minors. Everything from gender studies to Chinese culture! The university of Houston has many amenities that may benefit residential and commuting students such as a recreational center, three different food courts, an eight floor library, and three tutoring centers! My experience here has been nothing but the best!
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When searching for colleges, The University of Houston was not my first choice, or my second... or third, but as I learned more about UH if started to grow on me. Imagine you have four flower pots, and you water each one equally, but for some reason one pot is blossoming fast, big and beautiful. This is what happened when I looked at UH, and I was right. The University of Houston brings so much diversity, richness and beauty. You are surrounded by people with similar goals, to advance their education, in a community that want to improve their environment. With people from different backgrounds coming together with different goals, you're bound to meet cool people! The University of Houston is amazing! Though their food could definitely improve, buy hey, Panda Express is always around the corner.
The University Of Houston is a great school, with excellent professors. The atmosphere is amazing and the students are all extremely nice and helpful. For example, if someone needs assistance finding their class, asking a stranger would not be a issue at all. The students are eager to help and the professors do their best to make all students feel comfortable. The University also offers a lot of resources for students to use in order for them to be successful. The campus is very clean and there is also many water fountains for students to use and refillable water fountains as well. The school is also very diverse. Many people from all over the world can be found at this University. I love the school! Go Coogs!