University of Houston

Houston, Texas

Team Name: Cougars

Address: 4302 University Dr., Houston, TX 77044


Phone: 713-743-2255

Facebook: UniversityofHouston

Twitter: UHouston

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

FOUNDED IN 1927, the University of Houston (UH) is the state’s third largest university, with classes in Houston and significant instructional sites in Katy and Sugar Land.

The university is a Carnegie-designated Tier 1 public research institution, a top producing Fulbright institution with 36 Fulbright scholars in the last three years, and home to a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

UH has distinguished itself as a leader in energy, healthcare, innovation, and the arts, and it leverages its home city for its vast offering of experiential learning. The Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine, established in 2020, focuses on closing Texas’s gap in primary care physicians in underserved communities. UH offers the nation’s first doctorate in Spanish-language creative writing and the first graduate subsea engineering program. Its undergraduate entrepreneurship program is ranked first in the nation by The Princeton Review. U.S. News and World Report ranks UH 45th in social mobility.

The university addresses society’s challenges through 37 research centers, conducting research in energy, psychology, superconductivity, laser mapping, and health equity.

UH campus life includes more than five hundred student organizations. The university invested $1.2 billion in new facilities from 2007–2017. Recognized as both a Hispanic-Serving and Asian American-Serving institution, it is ranked among the most diverse universities in the U.S., with students from nearly 140 countries. 

By The Numbers


Acceptance Rate N/A
Median composite SAT score 1249
Median ACT score 26
Undergraduate Enrollment 37,943
Students on Financial Aid 73%


In-State Tuition $11,870 per year
Out-of-State Tuition $27,110 per year
Room and Board $7,001+


African American Students 10.9%
Asian American Students 22%
Hispanic Students 33.2%
International Students 9.4%
Male/Female Ratio 48/52

Campus Life

Greek System Yes
Freshman Living on Campus
Freshmen Who Return 85%
Student/Teacher Ratio 21:1
Full-Time Faculty 1,661


Graduation in Four Years 42.8%
Graduation Overall 63.1%
Alumni Who Give $ to School 5.2%

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