A-
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
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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

Application Deadline
June 15
Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
1050-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Houston

Cost

Net Price
$14,059/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,057/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,361/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,180/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,975/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,599/ year

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.358 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.356 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,912Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 227 responses
Report
  • Friendly and helpful during and after classes
    44%
  • Open-minded
    28%
  • 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
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.439 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.551 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 242 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    88%
  • Chill
    4%
  • Expensive
    3%
  • Mediocre
    2%
  • Under-rated
    1%
  • Splendiferous
    1%
  • Accelerated
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
48%
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
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I love the University of Houston because of the experiences I’ve had, including having an on-campus position, working in research, and starting a student organization. I've made deep connections with my professors and mentors. I've made friends in my classes, extracurricular activities, and around the residence halls.
While parking and food options are some issues that can be improved, the Student Government Association is doing a great job of listening to student concerns and working with administration to improve these services.
There are so many things to do at the University of Houston. Many student organizations host large events with interesting activities, free food and stuff, and opportunities to meet new people. The athletic games and on-campus art museum are free. The fountain is beautiful on a sunny, breezy day. You can catch a thought-provoking lecture, music performances, or the occasional movie in the Student Center theater.
Join us at #UHPowerhouse and #GoCoogs!
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I am a freshman at the University of Houston! My time spent at orientation, camp, and freshman gathering has been amazing. The staff at the University of Houston is very welcoming to the new freshman. UH ensures that the incoming students are well prepared to begin their new journey in college is easy and comfortable by inviting student to camps. For example the Urban experience program was very helpful to me because the staff gave me all the information I need it. The best thing about the University of Houston is the diversity! I have never seen some many people from different part of the world at one place which was amazing. University of Houston is great. GO COOGS!
The University of Houston is a great option for any student seeking a great education at an affordable price. This institution has much to offer, research opportunities abound and the administration is always very receptive to the students. It is nice to see the campus getting renovations (new dorms and football stadium) and new amenities to boost student pride! The University of Houston is on an upswing and I can only foresee it gaining higher status in the years to come. The only thing I would like to see improved is more student parking availability!