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The University of Houston (UH) is not only one of the top schools in Texas, it’s one of the top schools in the nation. The University of Houston offers students a large selection of undergraduate degree programs, exceptional graduate programs, world-renowned and award-winning professors, a well develop career placement services center and cutting edge research opportunities.

With nearly 40,000 graduate, undergraduate and continuing education students, University of Houston is one of the largest universities in the nation and offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate programs which can be completed on campus or via distance learning. Some of the schools most reputable programs including Business, Fine Arts, Electrical Engineering, and Performing Arts. Whatever your academic or career aspirations, University of Houston is going to have a program for you.

One of the university’s most noteworthy attributes is it’s award winning faculty. University of Houston faculty and professors have been awarded the Noble Pease Prize, the Tony, the Pulitzer Price and the National Medal of Science. You won’t find a more qualified faculty at any other university in the nation.

University of Houston also prides itself on the quality, depth and breadth of research it performs each year. With nearly 40 research centers, University of Houston is one of the top research institutions in the nation. For nearly two decades UH has been ranked as top research institution.

Another benefit of attending UH is that you’ll be living in Houston. Houston is a large city with a thriving economy and home to thousands of businesses. Students have the opportunity to find local internships and job positions with some of the top companies in the nation.

In addition to an exceptional academic experience, students also benefit from a rich student life. UH offers students the opportunity to join over 400 unique student organizations as well as a large variety of intercollegiate athletic teams.

University of Houston also provides students with a variety of financial aid options. Financial aid is offered through loan programs, grants, scholarships and departmental fellowships.

General Information

Admission Office
122 E. Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204-2023
(713) 743-1010
Fax: (713) 743-9633
[email protected]
Contact: Djuana Young
Director of Admissions
Main Address
212 East Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204-2023
(713) 743-1000
www.uh.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 28,800
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,797
Degree-seeking undergrads: 27,602
Graduate enrollment: 5,484

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $50
Out-of-state application fee: $75
Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 79%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 79%
Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Recommended
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 14,320
Percent Admitted: 63%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 41%
Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading
  • 480 (25th Percentile)
  • 590 (75th Percentile)
SAT Math
  • 520 (25th Percentile)
  • 630 (75th Percentile)
ACT Composite
  • 21 (25th Percentile)
  • 26 (75th Percentile)
ACT English
  • 20 (25th Percentile)
  • 26 (75th Percentile)
ACT Math
  • 22 (25th Percentile)
  • 27 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics


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Retention and Graduation Rates


Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees


Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees



6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees



6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees


Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $6,084 $6,658 $6,921 $7,342 +6.08%
Books and Supplies $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,651 $6,935 $7,164 $7,300 +1.90%
Other $4,274 $4,324 $3,874 $4,171 +7.67%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,964 $9,234 $9,234 $9,636 +4.35%
Other $5,472 $5,572 $5,122 $5,421 +5.84%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $18,109 $19,017 $19,059 $19,913 +4.48%
In-state Off Campus $21,620 $22,564 $22,377 $23,499 +5.01%
In-state with Family $7,184 $7,758 $8,021 $8,442 +5.25%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,687 77%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,622 75% $17,120,835 $6,530
• Federal grants 1,223 35% $5,455,787 $4,461
• Pell grants 1,223 35% $4,529,052 $3,703
• Other federal grants 689 20% $926,735 $1,345
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,133 33% $5,613,129 $4,954
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,506 43% $6,051,919 $4,019
Student loan financial aid 1,657 48% $8,568,099 $5,171
• Federal student loans 1,646 47% $7,808,131 $4,744
• Other student loans 86 2% $759,968 $8,837

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4753 1684 757
Architecture and Related Services 105 21
Architecture 77 17
Architecture and Related Services, Other 4
Environmental Design/architecture 28
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 286 7 11
Biochemistry 55 2 4
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 228 5 7
Biotechnology 3
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1404 662 14
Accounting 332 157 3
Business Administration and Management 418 2
Business/corporate Communications 44
Finance 278 24 4
Hotel/motel Administration/management 238 21
Human Resources Development 16
International Business/trade/commerce 1
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 6
Management Information Systems 77 4
Marketing/marketing Management 184 1
Operations Management and Supervision 94 18 1
Organizational Behavior Studies 109
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 48
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 288 14
Health Communication 1 1
Journalism 77 5
Public Relations/image Management 133 8
Radio and Television 67
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 10
Computing and Information Sciences 91 92 5
Computer and Information Sciences 22 82 5
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 10
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst 60
Information Science/studies 9
Education 202 28
Art Teacher Education 2
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 2
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 33
Curriculum and Instruction 5 18
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 10
Education/teaching Of The Gifted and Talented 1
Educational Leadership and Administration 34 10
Educational/instructional Technology 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 8
Foreign Language Teacher Education 5
Health Occupations Teacher Education 6
Health Teacher Education 6
Higher Education/higher Education Administration 6
Mathematics Teacher Education 7
Music Teacher Education 6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 18
Reading Teacher Education 6
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 13
Secondary Education and Teaching 7
Social Studies Teacher Education 9
Special Education and Teaching 12
Engineering 221 185 37
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering 1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 14 3
Chemical Engineering 28 9 14
Civil Engineering 40 24 1
Computer Engineering 8
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 34 54 14
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 7
Industrial Engineering 26 50 2
Materials Engineering 1 1
Mechanical Engineering 71 18 5
Petroleum Engineering 18
Engineering Technology 185 4
Computer Engineering Technology/technician 47 4
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 59
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 30
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician 45
Surveying Technology/surveying 4
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 141 23 8
Creative Writing 60 8 6
English Language and Literature 81 9 2
Rhetoric and Composition 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 67 4 3
Chinese Language and Literature 5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
French Language and Literature 10
German Language and Literature 1
Italian Language and Literature 3
Linguistics 12
Spanish Language and Literature 34 4 3
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 109 47 237
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 20 30
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 2
Health and Wellness 87
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 5
Optometry 100
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 2
Pharmacy 130
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs 17
History 108 10 10
History 108 9 10
Public/applied History 1
Human Services 140 7
Public Administration 3
Social Work 137 7
Legal and Law Studies 47 296
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law 7
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law 9
Health Law 6
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law 9
Law 296
Tax Law/taxation 16
Mathematics and Statistics 42 23 12
Applied Mathematics 8
Mathematics 42 15 12
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 242
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 242
Natural Resources and Conservation 6
Environmental Science 6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 186 2 2
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 120 2 2
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 66
Physical Sciences 94 51 34
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 1
Chemistry 42 4 15
Geology and Earth Science 33 23 4
Geophysics and Seismology 11 9 2
Physics 8 14 13
Psychology 387 26 38
Clinical Psychology 9
Counseling Psychology 10
Developmental and Child Psychology 1
Educational Psychology 7 5
Industrial and organizational Psychology 5
Psychology 387 19
School Psychology 3
Social Psychology 5
Social Sciences 382 47 10
Anthropology 38 7
Economics 130 23 4
Political Science and Government 162 9 6
Sociology 52 8
Visual and Performing Arts 222 71 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 31
Art/art Studies 17
Conducting 1
Dance 4
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 29 29
Graphic Design 21 1
Industrial and Product Design 7
Intermedia/multimedia 3
Music Pedagogy 2
Music Performance 17 28 4
Music Theory and Composition 2 1
Music 34
Painting 29 3
Photography 17 1
Sculpture 14 3
Work and Family Studies 187 6
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 72 6
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 80
Human Development and Family Studies 35
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B
Environmental Design B
Interior Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
German Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ceramics B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Industrial Design B
Interior Design B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Communications B
Business Statistics B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Financial Services Marketing B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Merchandising B
Operations Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B
Personal/Financial Services Marketing B
Sales and Distribution B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Systems Analysis B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education
Health Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B

Engineering
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Engineering Technology B
Civil Engineering/Technology B
Construction/Building Technologies B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Engineering/Industrial Management B
Industrial Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences – Business B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
Classics B
French B
German B
Italian B
Latin B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Communication Disorders B
Kinesiotherapy B
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Opticianry/Opthalmic Dispensing Services B
Prepharmacy B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History
History – General B

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
GeophysicsSeismology B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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