University of Houston Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for University of Houston
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into University of Houston? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 10,732 out of 17,971 applicants or 60% were admitted making University of Houston a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for University of Houston
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for University of Houston
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1310
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Houston?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Houston admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >72%
1220 to 1310 Avg + 60%-72%
1130 to 1220 Avg - 47%-60%
1040 to 1130 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 1040 Low <34%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for University of Houston
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Houston
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Houston?

Admission data indicates that University of Houston regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Houston.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Houston admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >74%
25 to 28 Avg + 60%-74%
23 to 25 Avg - 50%-60%
21 to 23 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 21 Low <39%

Estimated GPA Requirements

University of Houston has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

University of Houston admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,459 8,512 17,971
Accepted 5,418 5,314 10,732
Acceptance Rate 57% 62% 60%
Enrolled 1,991 2,196 4,187
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 41% 39%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Houston and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Houston Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Houston
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225511 IPEDS survey data for University of Houston.

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