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Colleges / University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

Houston, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%

About UHCL

University of Houston-Clear Lake is a public, state university in the suburb of Houston, Texas. UHCL was founded in 1971. The college enrolls around 8,562 students per year, including 6,254 undergraduates.

UHCL Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into UHCL. Around 69% of applicants get into UHCL each year. In 2022, 1,985 students applied to UHCL and 1,377 were admitted.

University of Houston-Clear Lake Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 71%

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University of Houston-Clear Lake is located in the suburbs of Houston.

If you are interested in seeing UHCL for yourself, 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.

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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

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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Composite SAT Range

100 - 1160


Math SAT Range

500 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 583

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above


100 to 1160


100 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UHCL students is 1083. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UHCL, while applicants with SAT scores between 100 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UHCL.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UHCL is like? There are approximately 8,562 students enrolled at UHCL, including 6,254 undergraduate students and 2,308 graduate students. 51% percent of students attend school full-time.


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