Acceptance Rate

1130 - 1310

SAT Range

22 - 28

ACT Range

University of Houston Admissions

The degree programs of The University of Houston are recognized for their excellence. The degree programs are taught by award-winning faculty in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development.

The competition for getting admission is high. The acceptance rate is 59%. However, the admission process is simple and straightforward. You just need to follow few simple steps as mentioned below:

Submit the Online Application Form

For the application process to begin, you first need to visit the official website of the university, You will then have to visit the Apply Texas web page i.e. applytexas.org. you will be asked to first, activate an Apply Texas account.

Once you create an account by registering for it. You then will be able to fill the online application form.

There you will have to follow the admission link to fill the online application form. The online application form asks for basic information such as your past achievements, your academic background, and a few personal detailed questions, once completed need to be submitted.

Pay The Application and Fee

The university will review your application only after you pay a non-refundable/transferrable application fee of $75. 

You can use your credit card for the hassle-free payment of the enrolment charge.

In case you need help while payment process, you can directly contact the Office of Admissions at (713) 743-1010 or email at admissions@uh.edu

Upload All Required Document

If you haven’t already deposited the enrollment fee, we do recommend doing so as early as possible because the sooner you deposit, the more monetary support you will be eligible for.

Once you are done with the admission application submission. You now will have to submit all of your official documents.

In order to accelerate the processing of your application, you are advised to submit all your documents electronically.

However, in the case of electronic documents are unavailable, in that situation you can send physical copies at below-mentioned address:

University of Houston

Office of Admissions

4434 University Drive

Houston, TX 77204

Make sure you submit only authentic and liable documents.

Sometimes, the university demands additional documentation to satisfy program admissions. Different programs have different documents required. Hence you are advised to be in touch with the official website of the university.

Submit the Application

For completing the admission application process successfully, you must submit all the required documents as The University of Houston will evaluate an application only after receiving all the documents.

Make sure to pay the required fees as well.

Apply for Financial Aid

Once completing the application process, You now can file the FAFSA form, if you wish to have additional financial support. With many financial resources available for students, the right mix of financial aid will assist you in earning your degree.

if there is any doubt regarding the process and eligibility, you can even meet and take the help of the financial aid team.

Different types of options available for you are Federal Grants, Loans, Scholarships, Work, Exemptions, Assistantships & Fellowships, Changes in academic status, etcetera.

You can contact the financial aid team through the email address at sfa@central.uh.edu, You can also call the financial aid team at (713) 743-1010.

Financial Aid team will review your case in detail and will help you in planning out how you will pay the entire fees for the university. After reviewing your case thoroughly they will suggest those financial aids mixes that you will be eligible for and that will best suit you.

Get Accepted

Once you have completed your Financial Aid Check-In, and the university has reviewed your admission file. The university then will send you a confirmation email letter.

You’ll then be eligible to register for courses. Register to the course you have applied for, and join the classes to get started.

SAT Scores you need to get in

SAT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

1130 - 1310

Applicants Submitting SAT Percentage of Students submitting SAT Scores.


SAT Reading 25th


SAT Math 25th


SAT Composite 25th


SAT Reading 75th


SAT Math 75th


SAT Composite 75th


Average SAT Score


While making the admission decisions, University of Houston also takes the SAT scores of the applicants into consideration. Apart from other things, the candidates need to know that SAT scores are compulsory to be considered for admission to the university. And, the average SAT score of students who get into the university is 1225. However, in some cases, those who have obtained a SAT score of 1140 or below could also get into the university. Notably, 88% of the applicants submit their SAT scores in order to be considered for admission to the university.

ACT Scores you need to get in

ACT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

22 - 28

Applicants Submitting ACT Percentage of Students submitting ACT Scores.


ACT Math 25th


ACT English 25th


ACT Composite 25th


ACT Math 75th


ACT English 75th


ACT Composite 75th


Average ACT Score


Candidates can also submit their ACT scores for securing admission to University of Houston. According to the latest data, the applicant should have an average ACT score of 24 to get accepted. It's worth noting that the composite ACT scores of the accepted applicants often fall in the range of 22-27. However, a minimum ACT composite score of 22 is necessary to be considered for admission by the institution. And, ACT scores are also compulsory for admission consideration. Around 36% of the applicants to UH submit their ACT scores for gaining admission to the university, according to the latest information.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students


Getting admitted to the university is very competitive and needs very good academic/GPA scores to get into this institution.

The average GPA of the students who already got admitted is around 3.54 out of 4.

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA


High School Rank


High School Transcript


College Prep Courses






The admission process is pretty simple, but the candidate needs to submit a few important documents to the university for successful undergraduate admissions admission. These documents are:

  • Official transcripts need to be deposited

  • Additional information if requested need to be supported by documents

  • Entrance test scorecards also need to be submitted

Transfer and Former Student Admission Requirements

Applicants with 15 or more hours must meet the following conditions for approval into NSM:

  • 2.50 GPA or greater in ALL college-level work attempted.

  • 2.50 GPA or greater in ALL college-level Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics courses attempted.

  • 2.50 GPA or greater in ALL courses from either CATEGORY I or CATEGORY II attempted.

Category I

Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Mathematical Biology and Physics majors:

  • Must have successfully completed at least one of the following college level math courses.

    • MATH 1431/1450

    • MATH 1432/1451

  • Must have successfully completed at least one of the following science courses for science majors.

    • BIOL 1361

    • BIOL 1362

    • CHEM 1331

    • CHEM 1332

    • GEOL 1302

    • GEOL 1330

    • GEOL 1340

    • GEOL 1350

    • GEOL 1376

    • PHYS 1301

    • PHYS 1321

Category II

Mathematics and Computer Science majors:

  • Must have successfully completed at least two of the following college-level calculus or computer science courses.
    • COSC 1410

    • MATH 1431/1450

    • MATH 1432/1451

    • MATH 2433/1451

Things to Understand

  1. If you are readmitted, your requirements will be tied to the catalog in effect at the time of your readmission.

  2. If your cumulative gpa, your cumulative math and science gpa, or your category specific math and science gpa is less than 2.50 you will be denied admission to the college.

  3. This means that if, at the time you sit out for more than 13 consecutive months, your gpa in any one of the three gpa requirements is below a 2.50 you will not be eligible for readmission to the college.

  4. To resolve this problem you will need to take coursework at other institutions in order to raise your gpa to the level needed to secure readmission. Grades from other institutions can only be used for readmission purposes and not for purposes of graduation at UH.

Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.


Early Decision Deadline


Early Action Deadline


Offer Action Deadline


Offers Early Decision


Application Website


Accepts Common App


Accepts Coalition App


For application submission, there are three different deadlines. You can submit accordingly. 

For fall candidates

November 15 - Priority consideration application date for fall semester

April 1 - Honors College application deadline

June 7 - University of Houston application and supporting documents deadline for admission for the fall semester for freshmen

Mid-Career Admissions

March 1 - Priority consideration applications date for fall

June 1 - Honors College application deadline and supporting documents deadline for admission for the fall semester for mid-career transfer students.

June 28 - University of Houston application and supporting documents deadline

For spring candidates

Freshman & Mid-Career Admissions

December 1 — Application and supporting documents deadline for spring semester admission to the Honors College for freshmen and mid-career students

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

Acceptance Rate61%64%62%
Percentage of admitted who Enrolled (Admission Yield)36%38%37%

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Credits Accepted

AP Credit


Dual Credit


Credit for Life Experiences


Most universities in the US incentivize students by helping them obtain university credits through certain courses, which are available in high school. Some of such popular programs available for the students include AP Credit, CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences), and Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit). Different colleges have different policies regarding such credits. These programs are designed to provide various benefits to students, such as a shorter time to complete a degree, increased chances of finising a degree, and a higher GPA. Students who are interested in these courses and want to avail CLEP and AP credits can simply visit collegeboard.org and request to submit the scores to any university of their choice.