University of Houston (UH)

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UH can be found in Houston, TX, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at University of Houston number about 40,000 per year, and is one of the biggest universities in the state.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score within the range of 1030 to 1250 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 27 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the University of Houston (UH) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.45. 58% of all those students that apply are admitted to University of Houston, from which 34 percent choose to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the University of Houston (UH) acceptance rate 2015 will be around 61%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Houston (UH) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Houston was reported as 58.4% in Fall 2013 with over 17,400 college applications submitted to UH. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UH ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • UH Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Houston?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into UH, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Houston has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 69.7%
  • 2010-2011: 70.5%
  • 2011-2012: 63.2%
  • 2012-2013: 56.2%
  • 2013-2014: 58.4%
  • Projected UH Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 60.9%

How Does University of Houston (UH) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Houston is five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Sam Houston State University65.0%
Lamar University76.8%
Texas A & M University-College Station69.5%
Stephen F Austin State University56.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Houston (UH) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math23 - 27
Composite Score22 - 27
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