University of Houston

Houston, Texas

Team Name: Cougars

Address: 4302 University Dr., Houston, TX 77044


Phone: 713-743-2255

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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 46 Fulbright scholars in the last five 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 offerings 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.

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

UH campus life includes more than five hundred student organizations. 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 1230
Median ACT score 25
Undergraduate Enrollment 37,946
Students on Financial Aid 71%


In-State Tuition $11,882 per year
Out-of-State Tuition $27,482 per year
Room and Board $7,001+


African American Students 11.1%
Asian American Students 21.8%
Hispanic Students 33.6%
International Students 10.1%
Male/Female Ratio 48/52

Campus Life

Greek System Yes
Freshman Living on Campus
Freshmen Who Return 87%
Student/Teacher Ratio 21:1
Full-Time Faculty 1,719


Graduation in Four Years 43%
Graduation Overall 65%
Alumni Who Give $ to School 4.5%

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