University of Houston

Houston, Texas


Address212 E. Cullen Building
School TypePublic, 4-year or above


On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

University of Houston is a mid-size public, 4-year college based in Houston, Texas that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 22,461 students applied to University of Houston. Of those students, 14,002 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in University of Houston was $7,911, in addition to fees of $1,002. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend University of Houston.

University of Houston has a 59% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In




The University of Houston acceptance rate is 62%. To put this into perspective, 14,002 of the 22,461 students who applied to University of Houston in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in University of Houston is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into University of Houston had an SAT score between the range of 1,130 and 1,310. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for University of Houston was between 22 and 28 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are not required to submit their GPA to University of Houston as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend


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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At University of Houston, the tuition for in-state residents is $7,911. Combined with fees of $1,002, room and board costs of $9,104, other expenses of $3,908 and the $1,300 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $23,225.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $21,273 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in University of Houston to $35,585 for out-of-state students.

Students at University of Houston are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at University of Houston was $4,990 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 43%.

University of Houston Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio22:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to University of Houston.

University of Houston has a good gender split, with 50% of undergraduates being female and 50% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Texas residents; in fact, 94% of all students reside in Texas. However, 2% of students come from out-of-state and 3% of students are international.

The student to faculty ratio at University of Houston is 22:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from University of Houston to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 27% students enroll at University of Houston part-time; the other 33,608 students enrolled full-time.

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