|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||21:1|
|Dormitory capacity||8,008 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
University of Houston is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 19,860 applications and 11,627 students were granted admission. University of Houston is at the #57 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 44% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 83% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1040 to 1250|
|ACT||23 to 28|
University of Houston charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $20,729 and in-state students paid $8,537.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 88% of University of Houston's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 37% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,667 (which is 5.3% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Houston in 2016-2017, was 1,451, which is 36% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,131 (which is 3.2% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, University of Houston has enrolled a total of 43,774 students (31,593 students full-time and 12,181 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 43,774 students, 5,001 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 51% men and 49% women and 35,995 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 7,779 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 1,281 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 10%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Houston.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||20%||5,739||0|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||5%||1,446|
|Legal Professions And Studies||3%||908|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||3%||898|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||3%||818|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||3%||787|
|Visual And Performing Arts||3%||749|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Houston full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of University of Houston graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,600. Last year, out of the total 580 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 516 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 524 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 461 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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