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University of Houston Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

40,914 Students

61% Admitted

  • 45,364 full time
  • 11,171 part time
  • 15,169 men full time
  • 14,574 women full time
  • 17,961 applied
  • 10,797 admitted
  • 4,111 enrolled

37,215 Undergraduates

$8,537 Tuition/Year

  • 8,064 Graduates
  • 1,353 Non-Degree
  • $8,537 in state
  • $982 fees
  • $9,104 room & board
  • $1,300 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southwest Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Cougars
School Colors: Red & White
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Christopher from Houston, TX
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  • in my opinion, this school is underrated. it is an excellent university with excellent professors and spectacular school spirit. it can definitely compete with other texas universities. …

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  • Angie
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  • the university of houston is a campus full of life and spirit! the school has so much to offer from tons of clubs to join to constant school functions going…

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  • N. G. from Friendswood, TX
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  • UH is the place to be if you want to feel included. There are tons of student organizations, events, and causes that fit every person under the sun. You will…

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  • Jon from Spring, TX
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  • amazing school! i transferred here from ut for family reasons. i was prepared to be a bit disappointed by what uh offered, but instead i was shocked by how much…

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  • Phi from Houston, TX
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  • The 2nd most diverse college in the nation in the heart of the 4th largest populated city in the nation, The University of Houston houses 1 of 3 public tier-one…

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Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Houston is to discover and disseminate knowledge through the education of a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students, and through research, artistic and scholarly endeavors, as it becomes the nation’s premier public university in an urban setting. In this role, the University of Houston applies its expertise to the challenges facing the local, state, national, and international communities, and it establishes and nurtures relationships with community organizations, government agencies, public schools, and the private sector to enhance the educational, economic, and cultural vitality of Houston and Texas.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Lee
  • I am a current student here

    The campus here is quite nice, and the people here are friendly. There are buses from the parking lots to the campus so that you do not have to walk too much. There are many places to study, especially at the library, which is quite huge. There are a wide variety of fast foods and small restaurants here, enough to keep it varied. I also enjoy the recreation center, as they have a large rock climbing wall, indoor track, and many other activities. There are many organizations and clubs to join here, as well as theater performances every so often.

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  • 5
  • Caitlyn from Richmond, TX
  • I am a current student here

    UH has earned every single one of those gold stars; experiences here have been so awesome that there is no need to sugar coat it. If you march in a high school band right now, I HIGHLY recommend continuing marching band here (we get a nice band grant every fall semester, just saying). There's too much to say about how awesome it was just during the first week. Just the people and the atmosphere alone are great reasons to be here. This campus and a vast majority of the people in it are genuine and welcoming ( I lost my iTouch in the middle of campus one day and it was turned in to UHPD instead of being stolen). There are always activities going on around the campus, and the food at Moody Towers is nothing short of yummy and satisfying.

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  • 5
  • Jasmine from Houston, TX
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Yes! I have been to the campus a few an outsider I can't imagine any student saying they're bored.

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  • 3
  • Diana from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    The environment is amazing. It is such a diverse campus and you get to meet so many varieties of people. There are weekly school events where you will get free t-shirts and food, something that I think college students love.

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  • 4
  • Catherine from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    There is always some event occurring on campus from snow day, where they dump mounds of snow on a small hill on campus, to valentine's day, where you can wait in line to receive a free build a bear. I enjoy being on a campus that is so alive and full of activity.

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