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University of Houston

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1927
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 27,400
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $258,041,796
Admissions Address

212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204

Website

http://www.uh.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@uh.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: April 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Agnes Defranco (Acting)
Admissions office telephone: (713) 743-1010
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: April 1
Decision sent by: N/A
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.uh.edu/enroll/admis Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $100 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 2 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 75%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 75%
Total applicants: 9,935
Total acceptances: 7,403
Total freshman enrollment: 3,435
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 4,535
Male acceptances: 3,424
Male freshman enrollment: 1,642
 
Female applicants: 5,400
Female acceptances: 3,979
Female freshman enrollment: 1,793
Out-of-state freshmen: 2%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 22%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 53%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 83%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 76%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 78%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 580
Math: 490 – 610
Combined: 950 – 1190

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.7% 5.1%
600-699 18.4% 24.1%
500-599 38.9% 43.0%
400-499 34.1% 24.7%
300-399 5.4% 2.9%
200-299 0.5% 0.2%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 29%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 24
Math: 18 – 25
Composite: 19 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.9% 5.4% 5.5%
24-29 26.0% 22.9% 33.4%
18-23 57.4% 48.7% 43.3%
12-17 12.5% 20.0% 17.8%
6-11 0.2% 3.1% 0.1%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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