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Texas' premier metropolitan research and teaching institution
Thank you for your interest in UH! The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, provides world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. One of only three Carnegie-designated Tier One public research universities in Texas, UH serves more than 40,500 students in the nation's fourth-largest city. The 594-acre campus, located in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region of the country, features tree-lined walkways, fountains and sculpture gardens that create an ideal environment for learning.
UH offers a great education on campus and in partnership with Houston.
At the University of Houston, students join a welcoming community of people who care about their success. Working closely with world-renowned faculty members, UH students choose from hundreds of academic programs, conduct pioneering research and take on substantive internships. A great education extends beyond the classroom. UH supports student success with wellness programs, counseling services, a professional police service and specialized programs for international students and students with disabilities. UH's 16 intercollegiate teams compete in Conference USA, and they’ve won 33 titles in the past 10 years. Broadening the educational experience are more than 400 clubs, fraternities, sororities and leadership programs.
|Total Undergraduate Students||32,639|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||61||<1%|
|African American / Black||3,988||12%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||85||<1%|
|Two or More Races||950||3%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||212||1%|
|Where do UH undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||1%|
|How old are UH undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||20%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||22 - 27|
|Math||23 - 28||530 - 640|
|English||20 - 26|
|Critical Reading||490 - 600|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||68%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||92%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||90%|
|Average High School GPA Data Not Available|
The cost to attend University of Houston varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||22 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||57%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||78%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||1,383|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||38%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||25%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||85%|
46% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
16% of all undergraduates live on campus
The UH Department of Public Safety includes a police station that is located on campus and is fully operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also includes a Security Services division. Together they provide campus safety call boxes, a free escort service, and car and bicycle patrols.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at University of Houston in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Accounting and Related Services.||6%|
|Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.||5%|
|Finance and Financial Management Services.||5%|
|Links to degree programs at University of Houston|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 83%