212 E. Cullen Building Houston, TX 77204 713-743-1010
http://www.uh.edu admissions@uh.edu
About University of Houston
  • Year of Foundation 1927
  • Size of Campus 467 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 28,186
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51% 49% 1%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $6,270 in-state, $15,570 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $7,300
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 28,056
The mission of the University of Houston is to offer nationally competitive and internationally recognized opportunities for learning, discovery and engagement to a diverse population of students in a real-world setting. The University of Houston offers a full range of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, doctoral and professional levels and pursues a broad agenda of research and creative activities. As a knowledge resource to the public, the university builds partnerships with other educational institutions, community organizations, government agencies, and the private sector to serve the region and impact the world.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 10
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Frontier Fiesta, Homecoming
  • Number of students in fraternities 20
  • Percent students who are frat members 4%
  • Number of honor societies Beta Sigma Kappa, Mu Iota Sigma, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Psi Omega, African American Honors Student Association, Eta Sigma Delta, Pi Delta Phi, Phi Sigma Pi.
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 18
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Religious Studies Program, Muslim Association, Baptist Organization, Catholic Student Organization, Christian Science Organization.
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 3%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African American Student Association, Black Students Union, Hispanic Students Assoc, International Law Society, Vietnamese Students Assoc, Turkish American Students Assoc, Thai Students Assoc, Student Assoc. of the Republic
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 20
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Houston/IAH (23), Houston/Hobby (8)
  • Distance to nearest train Houston (5)
  • Distance to nearest bus Houston (4)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 6
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 20%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 12%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 7%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (52%), sorority housing (3%), fraternity housing (3%), apartment for single students (39%), special housing for disabled students (2%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 24%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 44%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 67%
Campus Services
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 3,037,980
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 10,920
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 4,531,918
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 21,845
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of e-books 60,425
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, Bechtel Corporation, AIM Funds, Duke Energy, Foley's, Hewitt Associates, Kellogg Brown and Root, Reliant Energy, Shell, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, HP/Compaq, BASF, Accenture, Deloitte and Touche, BP Microsystems, Dynergy.
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Rice University)
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 75%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 5,900
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis