If you are thinking about applying to University of Houston, the regular decision application deadline is May 31 and the fee for the application costs $75.
Here's an overiew of some of University of Houston's admissions stats.
|University of Houston 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||30%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||51%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Houston.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||May 25||––|
University of Houston does not offer early decision or early action.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
University of Houston has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
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 given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.
What does University of Houston consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with University of Houston for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of Houston, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with University of Houston's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Houston have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 81% submitted a class rank. At University of Houston 30% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 64% were in the top 25% and 90% were in the top 50%.
At University of Houston, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||21.54%|
|3.50 and 3.74||27.28%|
|3.25 and 3.49||24.12%|
|3.00 and 3.24||15.78%|
|2.50 and 2.9||8.05%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.05%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Houston directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of Houston considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
University of Houston has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 51% of University of Houston's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Houston applicants, you should strive to score between 1160 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Houston 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Houston students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Houston students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of Houston, you should strive to earn between 23 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Houston's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Houston students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Houston.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 25.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Houston during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Houston?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Houston.
Does University of Houston accept transfer credits?
✅ University of Houston accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Houston accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does University of Houston accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of Houston accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Houston?
❌ No, University of Houston is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is University of Houston's acceptance rate?
✅ University of Houston has an acceptance rate of 66%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Houston?
❌ University of Houston does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into University of Houston? University of Houston is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Houston acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 65 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Houston is May 31.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Houston is Jun 25.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Houston, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.46. 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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