College Application Guide: University of Houston


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Eryn Lyle, Staff Writer

Founded in 1927, The University of Houston is a public college with over 40,000 students attending both graduate and undergraduate school. The college is a research hub located in the business section of Houston, with several contacts to Fortune 500 companies. It is also the second most diverse major university in the United States and ranked seventh for least amount of debt upon graduation.

The University of Houston also prides itself in its faculty and programs, with several professors and researchers who have won prestigious prizes like the Nobel Peace Prize, Tony Awards, National Medal of Science and more.


Application Deadline: December 1 (for priority admit and scholarships, you can submit application up until August 8, 2015)

Application Fee: $50, Can be submitted through ApplyTexas

How to Apply:

Application: ApplyTexas

Essays: None Required

Teacher Recommendations: None Required

Resume: Not Required

Test Scores: SAT or ACT. Send from College Board or ACT to the college, via your College Board/ACT account

Major-specific requirements

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Note: You must be admitted to apply for housing

Housing Options Guide

Application: AccessUH

Application Non-Refundable Fee: $50

Move-in Guide


Cost and Scholarships:

Tuition Calculator

Tuition Cost (Resident): $10,518 (dependent upon major/college)

Housing Option Prices: $2,252- $3,585

Meal Options Prices

Cost Item: On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 8,401 $ 8,401
Room and Food $9,278 $10,800
Books/Supplies $1,200 $1,200
Transportation $1,250 $1,250
Personal Expenses/Misc. $2,500 $2,500
Total: $22.629 $24,151

Major-Specific Fees

General Financial Aid: includes information on FAFSA

Information on scholarships

Cinco Ranch’s scholarship list


Honors Programs:

Honors programs and minors

Honors College: designed to allow students a small-college experience at a major university


More Useful Links:

Parchment Overview guide to UH application (includes stats and test score requirements)

Niche Overview of College

US News ranking of UH

More Courses and Enrollment Help