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University of Houston Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 8,361 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 184 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Conference USA

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $423,128)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $138,992)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 126 94 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 15 13 - -
Football 140 - - -
Golf 11 - - -
Soccer - 29 - -
Softball - 17 - -
Swimming and Diving - 19 - -
Tennis - 8 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 19.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 13.4%
Hispanic 20.6%
Non-resident alien 8.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 35.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 34
Liquor Law Violation 31
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 39
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Christopher from Houston, TX
  • 5
  • the dorm life is fantastic. you meet way more people that you could ever imagine. having a place to stay at school and not having to go home everyday is…

  • Jan-28-2012 Read More
  • Angie
  • 4
  • dorm life is awesome! it helps students like myself learn how to become self reliant and independent on my own chores and work. it also helped me make friends very…

  • Jan-28-2012 Read More
  • Phi from Houston, TX
  • 4
  • Great life, amazing housing with 3 different on-campus sites and 2 outsourced apartments. Those who live on campus are 10 times more likely to graduate and be involved with school…

  • Jun-09-2012 Read More
  • Tatyanah from Cypress, TX
  • 3
  • The dorm's are old but friendly. There has been a lot of renovating which will greatly benefit the new incoming students. All dorms have provided individual beds, closets, desks, cable,…

  • Sep-01-2012 Read More
  • Linh from Houston, TX
  • 4
  • I personally commute, however the dorms are relatively nice and you get to meet many people. They usually like to pair you up with those of similar majors if you…

  • Sep-18-2015 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • jon from the houston area
  • May-26-2016 I am a current student here

    the food truck scene is unparalleled in the city (because the rest of houston bans groupings of food trucks). however, this food truck food is expensive, a meal can run $15. the on-campus dining is at best o.k. (the best food is imo either the burgers at kurbside eatz or the burritos at coreanos).

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  • 4
  • Holly from Kingston Springs, TN
  • Mar-24-2016 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of options to use your Cougar Cash which is the money part of your meal plan. Starbucks, Einstein Brothers, Chick-fil-A, and Smoothie King are some examples. People complain about the dining hall, but mostly people who do are people who aren't open to trying new things and they just want pizza all the time. There's always a salad bar for lunch and dinner.

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  • 4
  • Alexa from Katy, TX
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Dining halls provide alot but it is average. It does the job for someone who needs a quick bite now and then.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is decent, but UoH is working to add more restaurants. I like how they have coffee shops and food trucks.

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  • 4
  • Lorenzo from El Paso, TX
  • Oct-27-2015 I am a current student here

    The food here is decent, nothing special, but they do have a very wide variety, including food trucks.

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  • 4
  • Linh from Houston, TX
  • Sep-18-2015 I am a current student here

    There are many food places on campus. While the university does have a meal plan, there is much more variety of food to try. There are many fast food places such as Pizza Hut, Subway, Chick-fil-a, and as well as various shops around campus to go to for food if you don't have or want to stick with a meal plan.

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  • 1
  • Quinta from Houston, TX
  • Jul-28-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I got food poisoning from the Fresh Foods Company one time during the summer. The food options are vast, but the quality is low.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Holly from Kingston Springs, TN
  • Mar-24-2016 I am a current student here

    Very present on campus. Rushing is a pretty big deal. It's definitely easy to have fun outside of Greek life, but generally, students in Greek life (subjectively) have more fun.

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  • 0
  • Kelly from Houston, TX
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    There are a multitude of sororities and fraternities available for students to join and become a part of. There is bound to be one fit for every student who wants to join. These groups of people are active, have so much spirit, participate in numerous activities, and can really help newcomers feel welcomed.

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  • 0
  • Jennifer from Spring, TX
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a current student here

    I will say Greek Life here is pretty amazing. We have so many greek councils here including IFC, Panhellenic, and Multi-Greek Council where there's a lot of fraternities and sororities to choose from. Depending which one you choose, you can find one that fits you personally. I'm in alpha Kappa Delta Phi, an asian-interest sorority, and I have gain a sisterhood like no other. They are have helped me so much in college and gave me a college experience I will never forget. Greek life is amazing because you get to network with others and there's always something to do and someone to talk to. I really like that University of Houston has such a diverse selection of Greek to choose from and not just the typical white frats/sororities but the ones on campus are actually very nice and fun to hang out with too.

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  • 0
  • Cristian from Houston, TX
  • Feb-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not a big thing here. We've got a lot but it's not the way it is in movies. They do party a lot but they also take care of business.

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