If you are thinking about applying to UHCL, the regular decision application deadline is June 1 and the application fee costs $45. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
University of Houston-Clear Lake does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into UHCL is slightly difficult. UHCL evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, UHCL **accepted 84% of students, around 1,341 of the 1,604 students who applied.
Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like UHCL, MIN
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to UHCL must submit the following items. Double check with UHCL's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy criteria|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to UHCL have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 83% submitted a class rank. At UHCL 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Houston-Clear Lake, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||14.9%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.8%|
|3.25 and 3.49||22.6%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13.9%|
|2.50 and 2.9||14.6%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3.1%|
|UHCL does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
UHCL is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 86% of UHCL's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 25% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other UHCL applicants, you should strive to earn between 1020 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UHCL 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UHCL student is 1085.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UHCL students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UHCL students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
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To be most competitive at UHCL, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UHCL's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UHCL students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to UHCL.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in UHCL during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UHCL?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UHCL.
Does UHCL accept transfer credits?
UHCL accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UHCL accepts:
CLEP subject tests ACE recommendations for credit
Does UHCL accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
UHCL accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to UHCL?
UHCL. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into UHCL? UHCL is a less selective institution. The UHCL acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to UHCL is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into UHCL. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1150 and Above
1020 to 1150
1020 and Less
The median SAT score for UHCL students is 1085. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UHCL, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UHCL.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UHCL, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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