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How Well Is University of Houston Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Houston was awarded 231 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is music.

Overall Quality

UH is ranked #360 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

UH also holds the #11 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UH?

Acceptance Rate

University of Houston has an acceptance rate of 61%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for UH.

Average Test Scores

About 84% of students accepted to UH submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 640. Math scores were between 550 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Houston  ( 560 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Houston  ( 550 to 640 )
UH received ACT scores from 42% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Houston  ( 23 to 27 )

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University of Houston Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Houston is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Houston is 82%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  82 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Houston

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Houston enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UH is 20%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at UH

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 38,348 undergraduates at UH with 28,029 being full-time and 10,319 being part-time.

UH Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 93.37 out of 100, UH is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.37 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Houston Cost?

The overall average net price of UH is $16,161. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UH

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,955 $13,754 $15,990 $21,421 $22,493

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UH, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UH, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $6,369 a year. That adds up to $25,476 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UH is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UH Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UH make around $51,600 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for UH students since it is 30% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of Houston make the most money.

Location of University of Houston

University of Houston is a public institution situated in Houston, Texas. Houston is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of University of Houston

Contact details for UH are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, TX 77204-2018
Phone: 713-743-1000

University of Houston Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 100 majors graduated from University of Houston. Of these students, 7,631 received undergraduate degrees and 2,757 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 584 $30,600
Finance & Financial Management 408 $49,000
Business Administration & Management 352 $47,800
Health & Physical Education 337 $28,200
General Biology 334 $25,200
Accounting 308 $46,900
Hospitality Management 265 $37,600
Marketing 247 $42,100
Computer Information Systems 233 $56,800
Management Information Systems 232 $55,700

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Houston along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UH

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 18,259 students took at least one online class at University of Houston. This is an increase from the 16,558 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 18,259 1,646
2016-2017 16,558 1,539
2015-2016 14,667 1,281
2014-2015 12,961 1,181
2013-2014 12,275 1,138

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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