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University of Houston Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

61.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of Houston
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into University of Houston? The school has a 61% acceptance rate. Last year, 12,691 out of 20,768 applicants were admitted making University of Houston 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 30 percent. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1180-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
84%
SAT Scores for University of Houston
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for University of Houston
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1340
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 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Houston admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >73%
1260 to 1340 Avg + 61%-73%
1180 to 1260 Avg - 48%-61%
1100 to 1180 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 1100 Low <35%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
42%
ACT Scores for University of Houston
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Houston
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Houston?

Admission data indicates that University of Houston regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Houston.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Houston admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >73%
25 to 27 Avg + 61%-73%
23 to 25 Avg - 48%-61%
21 to 23 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 21 Low <35%

Estimated GPA Requirements

University of Houston has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

69% of University of Houston freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Houston students
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%

Admission Statistics

University of Houston admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,914 9,854 20,768
Accepted 6,432 6,259 12,691
Acceptance Rate 59% 64% 61%
Enrolled 2,402 2,557 4,959
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 41% 39%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
6

Applicants have 6 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Houston and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Houston Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Houston
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.