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University of Houston

Houston, TX
University Website: www.uh.edu
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The University of Houston (UH) is a public state research university and the flagship institution of the University of Houston System. Founded in 1927, it is Texas's third-largest university with nearly 41,000 students. Its campus spans 667 acres in southeast Houston, and was known as University of Houston–University Park from 1983 to 1991. The Carnegie Foundation classifies UH as a Tier One research university. The U.S. News & World Report ranks the university No. 184 (Tier 1) in its National University Rankings, and No. 103 among top public universities.

The university offers over 300 degree programs through its 12 academic colleges on campus—including programs leading to professional degrees in law, optometry, and pharmacy. The institution conducts nearly $130 million annually in research, and operates more than 40 research centers and institutes on campus. Interdisciplinary research includes superconductivity, space commercialization and exploration, biomedical sciences and engineering, energy and natural resources, and artificial intelligence. Awarding more than 8,200 degrees annually, UH's alumni base exceeds 260,000. The economic impact of the university contributes over $3 billion annually to the Texas economy, while generating about 24,000 jobs.

The University of Houston hosts a variety of theatrical performances, concerts, lectures, and events. It has over 400 student organizations and 16 intercollegiate sports teams. Annual UH events and traditions include The Cat's Back, Homecoming, and Frontier Fiesta. The university's varsity athletic teams, known as the Houston Cougars, are members of Conference USA and compete in the NCAA's Division I in all sports. The football team regularly makes bowl game appearances, and the men's basketball team has made 19 appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament—including five Final Four appearances. The men's golf team has won 16 national championships—the second-most of any NCAA golf program.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $12,685.00 avg tuition

212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204-2018
(713) 743-1000

Apply online Admissions:
www.uh.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.uh.edu/financial/

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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University of Houston

Statistics:
Applied 14,320
Admitted 9,053 63%
Enrolled total 3,718
Full Time: 3,555
Part Time 163
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 480 590
SAT Math 520 630
SAT Writing 0 0
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 22 27
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 81%
4-year graduation rate 12%
6-year graduation rate 41%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline 2014-04-01
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline 2014-04-01
Student Response Deadline 2014-05-01
Transfer Student Application Deadline 2014-06-01
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

University of Houston

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $5,173.00 $5,173.00 $12,685.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $2,340.00 $2,340.00 $2,340.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $216.00 $216.00 $529.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,884.00 $6,884.00 $12,518.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $2,436.00 $2,436.00 $2,436.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $382.00 $382.00 $695.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $8,318.00 $9,800.00 $5,122.00
Other Expenses $3,874.00 $5,122.00 $5,122.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $50.00
Graduate Application Fee $50.00
Books and Supplies $1,200.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 80%
Percent receiving grant aid 69%
Avg amount of grant aid $9,117.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 42%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,585.00

University of Houston

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architecture X X
Architecture and Related Services, Other X
Environmental Design/Architecture X
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
German Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Biotechnology X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business/Corporate Communications X
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies X
Finance, General X X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management X X
Human Resources Development X X
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management X
Management Information Systems, General X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X X
Operations Management and Supervision X X
Organizational Behavior Studies X
Organizational Leadership X
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Advertising X
Health Communication X
Journalism X X
Mass Communication/Media Studies X
Public Relations/Image Management X X
Radio and Television X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X X
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance X
Computer Graphics X
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst X
Information Science/Studies X
EDUCATION
Art Teacher Education X
Bilingual and Multilingual Education X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Educational/Instructional Technology X
Elementary Education and Teaching X
Foreign Language Teacher Education X
Health Occupations Teacher Education X
Health Teacher Education X
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Music Teacher Education X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X
Reading Teacher Education X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X
Secondary Education and Teaching X
Social Studies Teacher Education X
Special Education and Teaching, General X
ENGINEERING
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering X
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X X
Chemical Engineering X X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Computer Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X
Industrial Engineering X X
Materials Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X X
Petroleum Engineering X
Systems Engineering X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician X X
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician X
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician X
Engineering Technology, General X
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician X
Surveying Technology/Surveying X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X X
English Language and Literature, General X X
Rhetoric and Composition X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences X X
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General X
Human Development and Family Studies, General X
Human Nutrition X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Chinese Language and Literature X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Italian Language and Literature X
Linguistics X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist X X
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist X
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General X X
Health and Wellness, General X
Pharmaceutical Sciences X
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs X
HISTORY
History, General X X
Public/Applied History X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law X
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law X
Health Law X
Intellectual Property Law X
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law X
International Law and Legal Studies X
Tax Law/Taxation X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Kinesiology and Exercise Science X X
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Geophysics and Seismology X X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Educational Psychology X
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Social Work X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Economics, General X X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Sociology X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Art/Art Studies, General X
Dance, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X
Graphic Design X X
Industrial and Product Design X
Music History, Literature, and Theory X
Music Pedagogy X
Music Performance, General X X
Music Theory and Composition X X
Music, General X
Painting X X
Photography X X
Sculpture X X

University of Houston Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
HACU-IES Abroad Scholarship $5000 October 25, 2014
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