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 47,000 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 1140 to 1310 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. 65% 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 2021 will be around 58%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Houston (UH) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Houston was reported as 65.0% in Fall 2020 with over 25,400 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Houston has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 58.5%
  • 2017-2018: 61.1%
  • 2018-2019: 62.3%
  • 2019-2020: 65.0%
  • Projected UH Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 58.3%

How Does University of Houston (UH) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Houston is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Sam Houston State University83.4%
Lamar University83.8%
Texas A & M University-College Station57.8%
Stephen F Austin State University68.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Houston (UH) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 650
Math570 - 660
Total Score1140 - 1310
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math21 - 27
Composite Score22 - 27
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