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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
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
Houston is a highly rated public university located in Houston, Texas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 27,159 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Houston acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Psychology, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, and Accounting. Graduating 54% of students, Houston alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,100.
About University of Houston...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204
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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
61%
Application Deadline
June 15
SAT Range
1110-1280
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,664/ 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
$9,530/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

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.397 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.395 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,159Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10,056
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 266 responses
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  • Friendly and helpful during and after classes
    42%
  • Open-minded
    25%
  • Everyone is different and approachable
    11%
  • They want to be friends only for class.
    9%
  • There is no one phrase to group these people by
    6%
  • Don't talk to me
    4%
  • Diverse
    1%

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.478 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.590 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 281 responses
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  • Diverse
    84%
  • Expensive
    4%
  • Chill
    4%
  • Mediocre
    2%
  • Under-rated
    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
54%
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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University of Houston is a phenomenal school to invest the next 4 years of your life as well as money! For a university level education, it is very affordable and located in an area where living is also very affordable. Even if the school is considered a commuter school there are many organizations ( fraternity, sorority, dance teams, anime club, business clubs ) students can join to make friends and feel more involved in the community. The university offers many majors, 2 professional schools, and many graduate programs. They have branches all over the state of Texas. This university is reputable where freshly graduates do not have trouble finding a job! It is located in an area where major companies or the company of your dreams will hire fresh graduate students full time or offer internships . I would highly recommend this University!
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My experience at the University of Houston is amazing! I was used to going to a community college but it's so different once I stepped on UH ground. From the beginning, I was able to see the enthusiasm, through emails, through orientations, through professors, technology, going-green inspiration, and as I walk to my class, you name it. I like how much transportation it provides and a variety of resources for a student's life inside and outside of classes. If there's anything I would change, it would be the prices at the bookstore, it can be a little pricey personally, but other than that, it's amazing!
I love the University of Houston! They are very patient with anyone who may have questions with registration, transferring credits, and so many other things. There are tons of organizations for students to join and facilities that offer help with both studies and mental health. The atmosphere is fun, welcoming, and so diverse! However, I do wish that they could exchange some of the faculty in the math and science. Many of the professors are researchers, not teachers. They have no patience, and students taking their classes do not high chances of succeeding or even understanding important material. This is one thing I would change; however, the pros definitely out weigh the cons!