University of Houston

Houston, Texas

Team Name: Cougars

Address: 4302 University Dr., Houston, TX 77044


Phone: 713-743-2255

Facebook: UniversityofHouston

Twitter: UHouston

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Undergraduate Enrollment37,943
Acceptance RateN/A
In-State Tuition $11,870 per year
Out-of-State Tuition $27,110 per year

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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 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 RateN/A
Median composite SAT score1249
Median ACT score26
Undergraduate Enrollment37,943
Students on Financial Aid73%


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


African American Students10.9%
Asian American Students22%
Hispanic Students33.2%
International Students9.4%
Male/Female Ratio48/52

Campus Life

Greek SystemYes
Freshman Living on Campus42.4%
Freshmen Who Return85%
Student/Teacher Ratio21:1
Full-Time Faculty1,661


Graduation in Four Years42.8%
Graduation Overall63.1%
Alumni Who Give $ to School5.2%