#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

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University of Houston overview
Location Houston, Texas
Online uh.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
University of Houston overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Houston (UH), a public research institution founded in 1927, is situated in the heart of Houston, Texas, offering students an urban campus environment with distinctive modern architecture. UH is a significant contributor to the Texas higher education landscape, encompassing a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable strengths in business, engineering, and health programs. The campus facilitates on-campus living with several residential options. Selectivity for admissions at UH is considered moderately competitive, attracting a diverse undergraduate population. While UH provides a robust set of academic offerings, it also stands out for its involvement in Division I athletics as a member of the American Athletic Conference, particularly recognized for its competitive football and basketball teams.

In the most recent statistical year 29,783 prospective students applied, and 19,728 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,555 enrolled in the school.  33,405 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 13,295 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,685 plus fees of $1,014. UH is ranked 452 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












UH is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Houston overview
SAT 1160/1330
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.46

Applications Accepted

University of Houston overview
Applications Due May 31, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Texas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Houston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,434
Other Fees$1,014
Room and Board $10,418
Budget for Other Expenses$4,250
Total One Year Cost$25,801

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Houston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,434
Other Fees$1,014
Room and Board $10,418
Budget for Other Expenses$4,250
Total One Year Cost$37,993

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$59,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Houston students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 30%
Psychology 8%
Social Sciences 7%
Communication 7%
Biology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225511 IPEDS survey data for University of Houston.

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