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The University of Houston

Your Combined ACT:
*** reported for attending students
SAT Math + Verbal:
*** reported for attending students
Your Chances at UHouston
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at UHouston
(on SAT score alone)
# Applicants
# Admitted
% Admitted
% Overall

Students who got into UHouston:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (34), Grades (34), Sports/Extracurriculars (5), College Essay (5)
I was transferring from another school, so I hadMay 15 2017Chemical Engineering
I was transferring from another school, so I had to start out in the business school because my GPA was 3.2 and a 3.25 was required for admittance to the Engineering School. So I had to make some A's in the basic chemistry, math and physics classes in order to get my GPA up.
SAT: 1210 Male
Submitted my application and got in within a week,Feb 25 2017Chemical Engineering
Submitted my application and got in within a week, but this was before they tightened their admission policies.
ACT: 27 SAT: 1870 Male
High ACT score and above 3Oct 31 2014Finance
High ACT score and above 3.0 GPA
If you are a minority it should not be difficult at all, UH loves being diverse.
ACT: 29 Male
Things have changed since I've been thereJun 02 2014Electrical Engineering
Things have changed since I've been there. It was a bit easier to get into what you wanted then.
Honors:Nov 30 2013Unknown

They really care about your Essay. Scores/Transcript are important, but essay and resume are equally important. Average SAT is 1300+ (out of 1600). Take the application seriously.


They've made things more competitive. Apply before Dec.1 to be considered for Scholarships. Don't make the mistake of applying after Dec.1. After Dec. 1 only Top 10% get automatically accepted-everyone else is individually reviewed. Engineering, Business, and Architecture School admissions are more competitive (they require more from you).

High School Students:

Preferred: 3.5+/4.0
Ok: 3.0+/4.0
Considered: 2.5-2.99/4.0
Far fetch: lower than a 2.5

Preferred: 1200+ (M+V)/ 26+
Ok: 1000-1200 (M+V)/ 22-26
Far Fetch: lower than 1000 (M+V)/ lower than 21
Subject Tests considered, writing not shown to be important yet.

No Essay, but if you fall into the "far fetch" pool-send one anyways.

Crazy amounts of leadership/awards: Exceeded Expectations
Strong Participation: Preferred
Little Activity: Ok, if automatic qualifications are met
No activity: Far fetch (if automatic qualifications are NOT met)

Preferred: Top 10%
Ok: Top 20%
Considered: Top 50%
Far Fetch: Less than that

**Make sure to check the online automatic admissions qualifications. A lot of this is dependent on that.

Admissions Stats:
Acceptance Rate: 56%, getting lower every year (two years ago-64%)
Top 10%: ⅓ of entering class
ACT: 26 SAT: 1800 Male

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