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Colleges / University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

Houston, TX 4-Year Public

About UHCL

University of Houston-Clear Lake is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Houston, TX, less than an hour from Houston.

Founded in 1971, UHCL currently enrolls around 9,082 students a year, including 6,425 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About UHCL

Acceptance rate: 84%

Average GPA: 3.4

Mean ACT score: 22

Mean SAT score: 1085

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: June 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2021?

Admission to UHCL is minimally difficult. The acceptance rate at UHCL is 84 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at UHCL is 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1085. The mean ACT scores is 22.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is UHCL a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 234 students who started at UHCL as first-time freshman, 67 graduate within four years.

Around 82 percent of students who started at UHCL earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $18,992 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UHCL sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is UHCL a good school for YOU?

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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



ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


18 to 24


18 and Less


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Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1170


Math SAT Range

510 - 590


Reading SAT Range

510 - 600

UHCL Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at UHCL is like? There are approximately 9,082 students enrolled at UHCL, including 6,425 undergraduate students and 2,657 graduate students. 52% percent of students attend school full-time.


Full Time


Part Time

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