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UH SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into University of Houston

Average Score and SAT Requirements

University of Houston is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1215

The average composite SAT score for admitted University of Houston freshman is 1215 out of 1600. UH students have the 226th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1215 is in the 78th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1120 to 1310

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1120 to 1310. The 75th percentile score is 1310 while the 25th percentile score is 1120.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by UH but we estimate it to be around a 1020 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 610

The average score for UH students on the math portion of the SAT is 610 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 560 and the 75th percentile score 660.

Average SAT Reading Score 605

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 560 to 650 and the average score for University of Houston students is 605.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

88 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to University of Houston

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at University of Houston based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 62.8%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.75.

Can I get into UH with a 1310 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1310 or higher is very competitive at UH and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have a very good chance of acceptance, around 76% or higher.

Can I get into UH with a 1220 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1220 to 1300 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a good chance of acceptance, around 64% to 75%.

Can I get into UH with a 1120 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1120 to 1210 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 47% to 62% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into UH with a 1020 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1020 to 1110 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 46% chance of admission to UH. SAT scores below 1020 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to University of Houston by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 96%
1590 96%
1580 95%
1570 95%
1560 95%
1550 94%
1540 94%
1530 93%
1520 93%
1510 93%
1500 92%
1490 92%
1480 91%
1470 91%
1460 90%
1450 89%
1440 89%
1430 88%
1420 87%
1410 86%
1400 86%
1390 85%
1380 84%
1370 83%
1360 82%
1350 81%
1340 80%
1330 79%
1320 78%
1310 76%
1300 75%
1290 74%
1280 73%
1270 71%
1260 70%
1250 68%
1240 67%
1230 65%
1220 64%
1210 62%
1200 61%
1190 59%
1180 57%
1170 56%
1160 54%
1150 52%
1140 51%
1130 49%
1120 47%
1110 46%
1100 44%
1090 42%
1080 41%
1070 39%
1060 37%
1050 36%
1040 34%
1030 33%
1020 31%
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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.