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University of Houston-Clear Lake

Houston, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

About UHCL

University of Houston-Clear Lake Overview

University of Houston-Clear Lake is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Houston, Texas. UHCL was founded in 1971 and the school enrolls around 9,279 students per year, which includes 6,679 undergrads. UHCL offers housing for up to 559 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

📆 Mark your calendar! June 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UHCL!

Love music or performing? At UHCL you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UHCL students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life?UHCL has sororities, but does not have fraternities.

Planning to play sports? UHCL has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UHCL on the Student Life page.

2022 UHCL Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 65%
In-State Tuition $9,460
Out-of-State $25,870
Percent of Need Met 52%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $1,302

Is UHCL a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what UHCL offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Houston-Clear Lake

It is not difficult to get into UHCL. The acceptance rate at UHCL is 95%. Last year, 1,728 students applied to UHCL and 1,634 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UHCL

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 73% of students who start at UHCL return for their second year of college. Around 82% of students who started at UHCL earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook UHCL Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with UHCL directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

UHCL's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Houston-Clear Lake's endowment was $37.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UHCL

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UHCL meets 52% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $1,302 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $22,737 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UHCL.

Based on this information, is UHCL the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UHCL a good school for you?

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Where is UHCL?

UHCL is located in the suburban setting of Houston, Texas, less than an hour from Houston.

If you would like to see UHCL for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 45 to Houston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, William P. Hobby.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UHCL and Houston are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2700 Bay Area Boulevard Houston, TX 77058-1002

Campus Setting: Suburban

UHCL Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UHCL is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UHCL is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UHCL ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

17 to 23

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UHCL is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into UHCL. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UHCL SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

980 - 1150

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Math SAT Range

490 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1150 and Above

Good

980 to 1150

Avg

980 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UHCL students is 1065. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UHCL, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UHCL.

UHCL Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$21,053

In State

$37,463

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,460
$25,870
Fees
$837
$837
Housing
$9,440
$9,440
Books
$1,316
$1,316

Student Life

Wondering what life at UHCL is like? There are approximately 9,279 students enrolled at UHCL, including 6,679 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. 50% percent of students attend school full-time.

50%

Full Time

50%

Part Time

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,279

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,297

Out-of-State

$26,707

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 1
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