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How hard is it to get into UH and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 16,500 out of 25,393 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 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Houston is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1140|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
|Average SAT Score||1230|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Houston?
University of Houston typically prefers applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1310 and Above||Good||>76%|
|1225 to 1310||Avg +||65%-76%|
|1140 to 1225||Avg -||52%-65%|
|1055 to 1140||Reach||39%-52%|
|Less than 1055||Low||<39%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
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 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Houston.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>78%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||65%-78%|
|22 to 24||Avg -||55%-65%|
|20 to 22||Reach||44%-55%|
|Less than 20||Low||<44%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of Houston?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UH. 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 65% of students who apply.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.54 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
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)||33%||36%||34%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Houston is $75.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Houston and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|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.
88% of students submit their SAT scores to UH. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
65% 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 1140 and 1310. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 35% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.