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The University of Houston

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at UHouston
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at UHouston
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
8,044
9,363
# Admitted
4,795
5,372
% Admitted
59.6%
57.4%
% Overall
58.4%

Students who got into UHouston:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (34), Grades (33), Sports/Extracurriculars (5), College Essay (5)
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.
Male
Honors:Nov 30 2013Unknown
Honors:

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.

UH:

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

SAT/ACT:
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.

Resume:
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)

Ranks:
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

When I applied to UH, they didn't really requireNov 23 2013Biology
When I applied to UH, they didn't really require an application essay, and my test scores were higher than the average. The only advice I can offer is that you apply early, and don't underestimate the people who are looking at your application (I know people who got rejected from this school because of that).
Female
Just work hard in highschool it is hard toSep 15 2013Business - Management and Administration
Just work hard in highschool it is hard to get into business school but keep you GPA up and you will be good. I would say keep it above 3.3 out of 4
Male
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