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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
  • Holly from Kingston Springs, TN
  • 4
  • I loved living in Cougar Village-- there was a strong sense of community on my floor, and the rooms and bathrooms and everything all over the place were really nice.…

  • Mar-24-2016 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
  • Aidan from San Antonio, TX
  • Jan-17-2018 I am a current student here

    The dining halls recently were taken over by new management and the change is massive. Serving not just to ordinary students but also to ones with special dietary needs, the dining halls give out food that is either healthy or delicious, but in many cases, both.

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  • 4
  • Afrah from Houston, TX
  • Aug-03-2017 I am a current student here

    It has one of the best food options from Mcdonalds to Starbucks depending on your appetite. Also, dining halls on campus have various different options for people to choose such as Gluten free, vegetarian, or Vegan.

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  • 5
  • Dorthy
  • Jul-25-2017 I am a current student here

    They have lots of food options. Theres private corporations like Chick fil A and Panda Express but they also have dining halls with lots of different foods and options.

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  • 5
  • Chris - El Paso, TX
  • Mar-16-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    The food and dining services are amazing at U of H. I think that University of Houston is a great place, as well as the city itself. I would reccomend going to University of Houston.

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  • 5
  • Fernanda from Spring, TX
  • Jan-05-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Plenty of choices to eat what you want and like. There is a little and a lot of everything.

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  • 3
  • Katherine from Austin, TX
  • Dec-31-2016 I am a current student here

    On campus food is not the greatest, but it's better than other universities I have visited. Moody has a greater selection of food, but it is often hit or miss. Cougar Woods has reliable good food, and if all else fails you can get a custom hot sandwich here. Food trucks on campus are abundant between 11am and 3pm and are well worth it. There are also plenty of other on campus fast food places.

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  • 5
  • Robert - Houston, TX
  • Dec-23-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    On and off campus, food is unlimited. From everywhere you can think of on campus. To hundreds of restaurants downtown. Something for every craving.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Elizabeth from Houston, TX
  • Sep-12-2017 I am a current student here

    Greek life is kind of intense. There are definitely the stereotypical frats, but there are also the fraternities and sororities geared towards certain professions.

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  • 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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