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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 38,348
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $11,276 PER YR.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $26,936 PER YR.
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 70
Median SAT/ACT 1218/25
% of African American Students 10
% of Asian American Students 22
% of Hispanic Students 35
% of International Students 4
Student/Teacher Ratio 22:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 1,562
% of Male/% of Female Students 50/50
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 44
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 30
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 59
% of Freshmen Who Return 85
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 12

University of Houston

Team Name:

Cougars

Address:

4302 University Drive, Houston, TX 77044

Web:

uh.edu

Phone:

713-743-2255

Facebook:

UniversityofHouston

Twitter:

@UHouston

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

  • Fourteen programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report on its top fifty lists.
  • Ranked among the world’s top one hundred institutions producing the most Fortune Global 500 CE
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FOUNDED IN 1927, the University of Houston (UH) is the third largest university in Texas, offering classes in Houston and in Sugar Land, Katy and San Antonio. In 2018, UH enrolled more than 46,000 students in 262 programs and awarded more than ten thousand graduate and undergraduate degrees.

The student body at UH ranks top in the nation among Carnegie-designated Tier 1 public research universities for its ethnic diversity, with no majority race on campus. UH is also very international in character, with students from more than 140 nations. With more than five hundred student organizations and approximately 6,200 students living on campus, life at UH is vibrant and engaging.

UH received funding approval in 2019 from the Texas Legislature for its new College of Medicine, whose goal is to produce more primary care physicians to work in underserved rural and urban areas of Texas. UH also offers the nation’s first doctorate in Spanish-language creative writing and first graduate subsea engineering program. Its undergraduate entrepreneurship program consistently ranks among the top five in the nation, with intellectual property and health law among the top ten.

The university addresses society’s most pressing concerns through 29 research centers and is the lead institution in five nationally funded centers conducting research in energy, psychology, superconductivity, laser mapping, and homeland security. UH’s 74-acre Technology Bridge includes built-up space for large laboratories, pilot-scale facilities, and light manufacturing.

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