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University of Houston Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

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 moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Houston and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that University of Houston regularly accepts students with ACTs 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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1130 1310
SAT Reading 560 650
SAT Math 570 660
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 23 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. 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%
SAT Score (NEW 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

University of Houston has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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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