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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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 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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  • 5
  • Jessica from Brownsville, TX
  • May-28-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    U of H meal plans were really good too, they have a variety of diverse foods to chose from.

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  • 2
  • Nina from Houston, TX
  • May-22-2015 I am a current student here

    UofH could really step up their game when it comes to the cafeterias. There are only a handful and they are usually limited in what they serve. It is especially difficult for people with special diets. However there are a lot of on campus and near campus restaurants and fast food joints, so that may even it out. But if you live on campus and are forced to buy a meal plan, they should have good food in the cafeteria.

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  • 4
  • Mauricio from Houston, TX
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    The Satellite is the place to eat. It's right in the middle of campus and there's tons of food to choose from. There's a couple of cafeterias too but it can get expensive if you don't have a meal plan.

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  • 5
  • James from Tomball, TX
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    There's a lot of variety in food at the University of Houston. They have fast food places, like McDonald's, Chick-Fil-A, and Panda Express, but they also have, uh, non-fast food restaurants too, like McAlister's and Kim Son. There's a sushi place called Ra, and there's a lot of pizza joints, like Papa John's and Pink's Pizzas. There's even a bar, and if you don't want to eat out, the University of Houston has several Cougar Expresses around, which are mini-shopping marts. The university also has several cafeterias of its own, which you can eat at for free if you purchase a meal plan. The only problem I have is that the food in the campus is more expensive than food outside, but I think that's common at every university.

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  • 2
  • Abels from Sugar Land, TX
  • Jan-08-2015 I am a current student here

    However, most aspects of UH are great, I believe that UH suffers in providing good food. Toward the beginning of the semester, food is pretty good, however towards the middle of the semester, the food was bland and distasteful. I found myself mostly eating food from fast food restaurants due to this reason.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 0
  • Megan from Austin, TX
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Not what you would expect if you think about the stereotypes that Greeks have. It give you the feeling and sense of being Greek without the judgment or exclusivity and competitiveness that you would find at bigger (more Greek oriented) schools. It is a very small community, but very diverse. We are highly accepting of those who are genuinely interested in being apart of our community. It is not cookie-cutter trust fund babies that focus on getting drunk every night, contrary to the stereotype. We all live up to the standards of our creeds special to each of our organizations and wear our letters with pride. We are very involved and contributing to our community. Probably one of the best decisions you could ever make while attending this university.

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  • 0
  • Akshay
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Haven't yet joined the greek life but will provide comments when I do in the next semster.

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