University of Houston: Popular Programs, Courses Details & Rankings ,,USA

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University of Houston is a public research university located in Houston, Texas. University of Houston traces its origin to the year 1927, when it was established as Houston Junior College. The formal charter was passed in 1934, which led to the establishment of University of Houston. University of Houston became a state institution in 1963, and in 1977, it joined University of System, which is a group of ten public institutions of higher learning in the Houston area. From a humble beginning of 232 students, University of Houston has come a long way to become home to more than 47,000 students and being recognized as an R1 institution by the Carnegie Foundation for its high level of research activity.

University of Houston rankings reflect its commitment to innovation, entrepreneurship, research, intellectual curiosity and partnerships. University of Houston QS ranking for 2023 stands at 776th position, and its Times World University ranking for 2023 stands at 701st position. In addition, University of Houston has been ranked at 455th position by CWTS Leiden ranking 2021 and at 251st position by Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking 2022.

University of Houston campus is situated on a 895 acre land in the center of a sprawling metropolis. The campus provides innumerable opportunities for the students to grow academically and as a community of successful individuals. Various facilities such as sports and recreation, restaurants, activity centers, student clubs, campus shop, library, a 40,000 seating capacity stadium, art museum, etc. help in the holistic development of the students. All these facilities and services help build positive social connections and contribute to value learning.

University of Houston courses include 114 bachelor’s programs, 111 master’s programs, 47 research docto

University of Houston rankings reflect its commitment to innovation, entrepreneurship, research, intellectual curiosity and partnerships. University of Houston QS ranking for 2023 stands at 776th position, and its Times World University ranking for 2023 stands at 701st position. In addition, University of Houston has been ranked at 455th position by CWTS Leiden ranking 2021 and at 251st position by Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking 2022.

University of Houston campus is situated on a 895 acre land in the center of a sprawling metropolis. The campus provides innumerable opportunities for the students to grow academically and as a community of successful individuals. Various facilities such as sports and recreation, restaurants, activity centers, student clubs, campus shop, library, a 40,000 seating capacity stadium, art museum, etc. help in the holistic development of the students. All these facilities and services help build positive social connections and contribute to value learning.

University of Houston courses include 114 bachelor’s programs, 111 master’s programs, 47 research doctoral programs, and 4 professional doctoral programs. Biology, Computer Science, Exercise Science, Health, Computer Information Systems, Teaching and Learning, Mechanical Engineering, Hotel & Restaurant, Law, and Construction Management were the top 10 majors by enrollment. These courses are offered through Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, C. T. Bauer College of Business, College of Education, Cullen College of Engineering, Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership, UH Law Center, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, College of Nursing, College of Optometry, College of Pharmacy, Graduate College of Social Work, College of Technology, and Hobby School of Public Affairs. The average tuition fee for out-of-state students is $27,110 and for in-state students is $11,870.

University of Houston admissions for Fall 2021 include a total of 47,031 students. Out of these, 37,833 students were enrolled in undergraduate courses, and 6,689 students were enrolled in graduate courses. International students comprised of 7.7% of the total enrollment. A total of 829 students were Indians. In addition, University of Houston has a faculty count of more than 2,800. University of Houston acceptance rate stood at 63%.  The Indian Students Association (ISA) at University of Houston aims to unify Indians and to celebrate the Indian culture.

University of Houston has an alumni base of more than 316,000 graduates. Some notable names in the alumni list are Wade Phillips (Coach in the National Football League), Jim Nantz (Sportscaster for CBS), Hakeem Olajuwon (Former Basketball Player), Star Jones (Journalist, Lawyer, Television Personality, Author and Fashion Designer), Dennis Quaid (Renowned Actor), Christine Hà (Chef, TV Host and Writer), Jim Parsons (Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, The Big Bang Theory), Nandita Berry (109th Secretary of State of Texas), just to name a few.

Year of establishment1927
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Also Known AsUH
Size of Campus in acres667
UG/PG Course Ratio1.38
Faculty/Student Ratio22
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 697 million
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses5708 USD for 2 sharing (UG),5708 USD for 2 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses5280 USD (UG),5280 USD (PG)
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University’s Evaluation 2023

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B+Overall University Grade
Course Grades
C++
BBA
C
M.A.
B
MASc
B+
MBA/PGDM
B
MEng
B
MS

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University of Houston Fees

CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(8 Courses)(18 months-2 years)INR 12.29 L - 15.28 L
MIM(5 Courses)(18-24 months)INR 16.08 L - 26.81 L
MBA/PGDM(1 Courses)(22 months)INR 31.42 L
B.Sc.(1 Courses)(4 years)INR 21.29 L
B.E. / B.Tech(6 Courses)(4 years)INR 21.17 L - 24.44 L
BBA(1 Courses)(4 years)INR 21.17 L

University of Houston Scholarships

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University of Houston Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MS(8 Courses)

: 305.0 & Above

: 6.5-7.0

: 79.0-92.0

MIM(5 Courses)

: 550.0 & Above

: 300.0 & Above

: 6.5 & Above

MBA/PGDM(1 Courses)

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: Accepted

: 6.5 & Above

B.Sc.(1 Courses)

: Accepted

: 6.5 & Above

: 79.0 & Above

B.E. / B.Tech(6 Courses)

: Accepted

: 6.5 & Above

: 79.0 & Above

BBA(1 Courses)

: Accepted

: 6.5 & Above

: 79.0 & Above

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On-campus Accommodation

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  • University provides accommodation to all its students
  • Housing provides diverse community of students, staff, and faculty who foster student success in living-learning environments by building relationships, promoting engagement and leading with an ethic of car
  • Student Housing & Residential Life is a department within Student Affairs consisting of three primary areas: Residential Life, Operations, and Housing and Conference Services.
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Off-campus Accommodation

Available

  • The average rent is 750 to 950 USD/month
  • The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments
  • Each student apartment comes with hardwood floors, granite countertops, a washer/dryer set, refrigerator, microwave, range, dishwasher, couch, coffee table, dining room set, bed frame, desk and chair and closets
  • The apartments have all the necessary amenities within this secure gated-community with onsite 24-hours security 

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Average 1st Year Tuition Cost
MS INR 23.6 L
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BE/Btech INR 27 L
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BSc INR 26.8 L
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BBA INR 24.8 L
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MA INR 23.8 L
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MIM INR 27.7 L
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MBA INR 28 L
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MFA INR 27.3 L
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MEng INR 27.7 L
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MArch INR 31 L
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MEM INR 23.1 L
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BHM INR 23.8 L
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MDes INR 35.3 L
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MASc INR 22.5 L
Average Accommodation Expense

INR 6.7 L (based on 146 colleges listed on Studyabroad.shiksha.com)

Average Meals Expense

INR 3.9 L (based on 116 colleges listed on Studyabroad.shiksha.com)

Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 79
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IELTS: 6.5
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PTE: 54
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GRE: 293
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GMAT: 510
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SAT: 1027
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ACT: 41
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University of Houston FAQs

Q. What is Houston University known for?

A. University of Houston is a public research university recognized in the world as a leader in energy and health research, law, business and environmental education. It ranks #129 nationally and #113 globally.

Q. How long does University of Houston take to accept admission applications?

A. Applicants who submit their applications early, can expect an early decision. But usually it takes around 36 days for University of Houston to accept admission applications.

Q. What GPA is required for UH?

A. A GPA of 3.2 or higher in high school - core acdemic requirements along with high competitive SAT or ACT scores. Scores of at least 1100 on SAT or 24 on ACT with a GPA of 2.5 or higher will also work for University of Houston admissions.

Q. Does University of Houston give scholarships to international students?

A. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for International Merit Scholarship at University of Houston. The award can reduce the total cost of attendance between USD 3,000 - USD10,000 ( for two consecutive semesters), if the recipient is enrolled in the spring semester, then the award is for spring and summer only.

Q. Does University of Houston need letters of recommendation for admission?

A. Yes, University of Houston requires letters of recommendation along with other relevant documents for admissions.

Q. How much does it cost to go to University of Houston for 4 years?

A. For international students, the tuition fee is usually USD 26,000 approximately, and teh required fee is around USD 1,100, plus there are living costs and personal expenses. Overall the 4 year courses of University of Houston cost around USD 30,000 for one year.

Q. Which aptitude tests are accepted at the University of Houston for undergrad admissions?

A. University of Houston accepts ACT or SAT scores for undergraduate admissions. Students should be able to score well in order to get selected for admissions at U of H.

Q. How to commit to University of Houston?

A. Applicants follow the following steps in order to commit to the University of Houston:
  1. Go to applytexas.org or commonapp.org and fill out an application.
  2. Submit application and fee for admission
  3. Send your transcripts and test scores.
  4. Check your application status at AccessUH.
  5. Once accepted, you will receive an admit packet.
  6. Register for new student orientation/conference.

Q. How many courses can or should an undergraduate student take a semester?

A. An undergraduate student should recognize that course work in college requires a significant amount of work outside the classroom - traditionally recommended at 2-3 hours for every hour in class. Thus, courses vary depending upon the choice of course and duration.

Q. What are the housing options for undergrads at University of Houston?

A. University of Houston offers 3 options for undergraduate housing -
  • Cougar Village I
  • Cougar Village II
  • Moody Towers
Location
University CityHouston, Texas, USA
Size of cityLarge
Population of City69,99,389
Wikipedia Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston

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4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004, USA
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