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University of Houston Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


University of Houston

University of Houston

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University of Houston Description:

The University of Houston is a large public university located in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1927, U of H is today the flagship campus of the four campus University of Houston system. The university offers roughly 110 major and minor programs for undergraduates, and business is particularly popular. Many students take advantage of the University of Houston's urban location to engage in internships in the city. On the athletic front, the Houston Cougars compete in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference. Basketball, football and golf have all met with great success.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 39,540 (31,706 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 72% Full-time

Scholarships for the University of Houston (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,401 (in-state); $16,879 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,912
  • Other Expenses: $3,950
  • Total Cost: $22,463 (in-state); $30,959 (out-of-state)

University of Houston Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 77%
    • Loans: 37%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,714
    • Loans: $6,164

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Finance, Hotel Management, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Houston Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.uh.edu/about/leadership/mission/

"The mission of the University of Houston is to discover and disseminate knowledge through the education of a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students, and through research, artistic and scholarly endeavors, as it becomes the nation’s premier public university in an urban setting. In this role, the University of Houston applies its expertise to the challenges facing the local, state, national, and international communities, and it establishes and nurtures relationships with community organizations, government agencies, public schools, and the private sector to enhance the educational, economic, and cultural vitality of Houston and Texas."

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