University of Houston, , Houston, Texas

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University of Houston

Company Name: University of Houston
State: Texas
County: Harris
City/town: Houston
Post: 77001
Phone: (713)743-1000
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Email: unknown
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Status: Active

Review: The University of Houston (UH) is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university located in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1927, it is the flagship institution of the University of Houston System. As the third-largest university in Texas, UH has 37,000 students on its 667-acre campus in southeast Houston. It was known as University of HoustonВ–University Park from 1983 to 1991. The university offers over 300 degree programs through its 12 academic colleges on campus-including programs leading to professional degrees in law, optometry, and pharmacy. The institution conducts nearly $120 million annually in research, and it operates more than 40 research centers and institutes on campus. Interdisciplinary research includes superconductivity, space commercialization and exploration, biomedical sciences and engineering, energy and natural resources, and artificial intelligence. Awarding more than 7,200 degrees annually, UH's alumni base exceeds 250,000. The economic impact of the university contributes over $3.1 billion annually to the Houston economy while generating about 24,000 jobs in the metropolitan area. The University of Houston hosts a variety of theatrical performances, concerts, lectures, and events. It has over 400 student organizations and 16 intercollegiate sports teams. Annual UH's events and traditions include The Cat's Back, Homecoming, and Frontier Fiesta. The university's varsity athletic teams-known as the Houston Cougars-are members of Conference USA and compete in the NCAA's Division I in all sports. The football team regularly makes bowl game appearances, and the men's basketball team has made 19 appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament-including five Final Four appearances. The men's golf team has won 16 national championships-the second-most of any NCAA golf program.

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University of Houston, Complete Academic Data

Type: Public- 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification: Research Universities (very high research activity)
Student to Faculty Ratio: 22:1
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate): 37,000
Undergraduate Population: 29,298
Percent Admitted: 70.0%
SAT Composite Range: 980-1200
Enrollment by Gender, Male: 49%
Enrollment by Gender, Femail: 51%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 20.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Black or African American: 13.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Hispanic/Latino: 21.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, White: 35.0%
Attendance Status, Full-Time: 71.3%
Attendance Status, Part-Time: 28.7%

University of Houston, Complete Tuition Data

In-State Tuition: $7,342
Out of State Tuition: $14,782
Books and Supplies: $1,100
Total Annual Cost: $27,353

University of Houston, Complete Financial Aid Data

Percent of Student Receiving Any Financial Aid: 77.0%
Percent of Student Receiving Any Grants: 61.0%
Total Grant Aid Received by Student Body: $161,649,186
Undergraduate Application Fee: $50

University of Houston, Complete Student Life Data

Calendar System: Semester
Campus Housing Offered: Yes

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