UH Admission RequirementsHouston, Texas
Chances of getting into University of Houston
How hard is it to get into UH and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #30 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,002 out of 22,461 applicants were admitted making UH a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. University of Houston typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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UH SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT88%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
|Average SAT Score||1220|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Houston?
University of Houston typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1310 and Above||Good||>74%|
|1220 to 1310||Avg +||62%-74%|
|1130 to 1220||Avg -||49%-62%|
|1040 to 1130||Reach||36%-49%|
|Less than 1040||Low||<36%|
UH ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT35%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||25|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UH?
Admission data indicates that UH regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Houston.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>74%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||62%-74%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||49%-62%|
|19 to 22||Reach||36%-49%|
|Less than 19||Low||<36%|
Avg. High School GPA3.54*
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Houston. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Houston was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UH accepts 62% of students who apply.
69% of University of Houston freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||34%|
|Top 25% of class||69%|
|Top 50% of class||92%|
|Bottom 50% of class||8%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||36%||38%||37%|
Applications were DueApr 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Houston and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225511 IPEDS survey data for University of Houston.
Frequently Asked Questions
88% of students submit their SAT scores to UH. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
62% of those who apply are granted admission to UH. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1310. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.