Chances of getting into University of Houston
How hard is it to get into University of Houston and can I get accepted? 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.
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University of Houston SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT84%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||610|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1180|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1340|
|Average SAT Score||1260|
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.
|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%|
University of Houston ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT42%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||25|
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.
|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%|
University of Houston has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
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)||37%||41%||39%|
Applications were DueApr 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2019.
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.