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University of Houston Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 8,361 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 184 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Conference USA

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $423,128)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $138,992)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 126 94 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 15 13 - -
Football 140 - - -
Golf 11 - - -
Soccer - 29 - -
Softball - 17 - -
Swimming and Diving - 19 - -
Tennis - 8 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 19.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 13.4%
Hispanic 20.6%
Non-resident alien 8.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 35.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 34
Liquor Law Violation 31
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 39
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Angie
  • 4
  • dorm life is awesome! it helps students like myself learn how to become self reliant and independent on my own chores and work. it also helped me make friends very…

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  • Phi from Houston, TX
  • 4
  • Great life, amazing housing with 3 different on-campus sites and 2 outsourced apartments. Those who live on campus are 10 times more likely to graduate and be involved with school…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Savannah from Santa Fe, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Meal plans are crazy expensive, but if you are spending money on food on campus, there are a lot of choices of what and where to eat.

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  • 5
  • Hannah from Katy, TX
  • I am a current student here

    There are many food options available in both the Student Center (Chick Fil A, McDonald's, Panda Express, Freshii, and Starbucks) and the Student Center Satellite (CFA, Taco Bell, Indian food, BBQ [i think], Pizza Hut +more). I've heard the dining hall food is good in Moody but that the other dining hall (can't think of the name) is better.

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

    The food is decent. At moody towers, there is usually the same food being served. It can be improved, however, it is not awful.

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

    I liked the food. I don't like how expensive it is. When staying on-campus, they require you purchase a meal plan (I assume to insure you're not starving to death while being in their care). I can understand why they'd want to make sure all their students are properly fed but the meal plans are insanely expensive and may not all be used, especially if end up doing most of your shopping off campus anyway. For a commuter student, the large variety of fast-foods available is both a blessing and curse (mostly a curse if you're trying to maintain a certain weight). But again, aside from how expensive it can be, for the most part, I enjoyed the food. If there was something I didn't like, the stores around campus always had alternatives.

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  • 2
  • Wounmee from Cypress, TX
  • I am a current student here

    They have good and bad days (mostly bad days). They just got new management so the food is better than what it was last year, but it still has poor taste. They always over season their food or never have enough. They rarely ever get it right.

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  • 3
  • Chris
  • I am a current student here

    Two campus buffets and a variety of fast food restaurants in the area. Also, the surrounding neighborhood has some dining options.

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  • 4
  • Aidan from San Antonio, TX
  • I am a current student here

    The dining halls recently were taken over by new management and the change is massive. Serving not just to ordinary students but also to ones with special dietary needs, the dining halls give out food that is either healthy or delicious, but in many cases, both.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Hannah from Katy, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Not in a sorority/fraternity so I can't answer this genuinely - but they seem to be having a lot of fun.

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  • 0
  • Paige from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Many sororities and fraternities but I've no experience being involved with them to say more. I do know there's a frat-sororities for nearly every demographic in the school.

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  • 0
  • Elizabeth from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is kind of intense. There are definitely the stereotypical frats, but there are also the fraternities and sororities geared towards certain professions.

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  • 0
  • Holly from Kingston Springs, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Very present on campus. Rushing is a pretty big deal. It's definitely easy to have fun outside of Greek life, but generally, students in Greek life (subjectively) have more fun.

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  • 0
  • Kelly from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    There are a multitude of sororities and fraternities available for students to join and become a part of. There is bound to be one fit for every student who wants to join. These groups of people are active, have so much spirit, participate in numerous activities, and can really help newcomers feel welcomed.

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