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University of Houston

Houston, Texas
Ezekiel W. Cullen Building credit: RJN
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Overview
Public
25,818 Undergraduates
59% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of Houston
212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, Texas
77204-2018
(713) 743-1000
www.uh.edu/

The University of Houston, a public research university located in Houston, Texas, is one of the top 175 institutions of higher education in the United States. In 1927, the University of Houston was established as Houston Junior College. In 1934, it became the University of Houston. Today, it is the flagship school of the University of Houston system. The campus sits on more than 660 acres of land in an urban setting. Its motto is “In Tempore” or “In Time.” Notable alumni include basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon, actor Dennis Quaid, actor Jim Parsons, politician Elizabeth Warren, sportscaster Jim Nantz, TV personality Star Jones, rapper Lil Wayne, gymnast Shannon Miller, artist Julian Schnabel and author Alice Sebold. The school’s colors are scarlet red and albino white, its mascot is Shasta and its teams are nicknamed the Cougars. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – The American, and there are 17 different varsity teams at the school. Varsity sports offered by the University of Houston include men’s football, baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s cross country, golf, basketball, soccer, swimming and diving, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball.

Location

Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated population of 2.312 million in 2017. It is the most populous city in the Southern United States and on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth most populous MSA in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
50%

Men

50%

Women

23

Average Age of Entering Students

3240

New Transfer Students

Admissions
59%

Acceptance Rate

37%

Enrollment Yield

1040-1250

SAT Range

19,860

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,571

Typical Cost

$22,066

Out-Of-State (published)

$9,706

In-State (published)

88%

Recieve Financial Aid

75%

Have Loans

$14,000

Median Debt

Academics
21.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 400 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

American Athletic Conference

Basketball Conference:

American Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

American Athletic Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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