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University of Houston-Clear Lake

Houston, TX

At A Glance

Main Address

2700 Bay Area Blvd # 13

Houston, TX 77058-1002

www.uhcl.edu

Admission Office

2700 Bay Area Boulevard, Box 13

Houston, TX 77058-1098

(281) 283-2500

Fax : (281) 283-2522

admissions@uhcl.edu

Contact : Rauchelle Jones

Executive Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 6916

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : June 1

Total undergraduates : 6,425

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 336

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 69.0%

Average financial aid package : $11,943.00

In-State Tuition : $7,961.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $24,755.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Jun 1

Priority application due : Jun 1

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jun 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Jan 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 81.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Hispanic-Serving Institution

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Interdisciplinary Studies : 30.0%
Business/Marketing : 25.0%
Psychology : 10.0%
Health Professions : 5.0%
Social Sciences : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Biotechnology M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Commerce, General B
Finance, General B M
Human Resources Development M
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General B

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Communications Technology/Technician M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B M
Computer and Information Sciences, General B M
Information Science/Studies M

Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Educational/Instructional Technology M
Reading Teacher Education M

Engineering
Computer Engineering, General B M
Computer Software Engineering M
Systems Engineering M

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Engineering/Industrial Management M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B M
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B M

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B M

Library Science
Library and Information Science M

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B M
Statistics, General M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences B M
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies M
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B M
Physical Sciences, General B
Physics, General B M

Psychology
Clinical Psychology M
Industrial and Organizational Psychology M
Psychology, General B M
School Psychology M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration B
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Criminology B M
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B M

Visual & Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

800 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : environmental institute of Houston, nature preserves

Geographic Location : 21 miles from downtown Houston.

Very Large City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 6,425

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 336

Degree-seeking undergrads : 6,410

Graduate enrollment : 2,657

Student General Information

All students average age : 28

Full time students average age : 26

Part Time students : 48.0%

Percentage of males : 38.0%

Percentage of females : 62.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 7.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 43.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 37.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Signal

Student Newspaper URL : http://prtl.uhcl.edu/portal/page/portal/USN/TheSignal

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 5.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 3.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Hawks

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : UHCL Sports Association


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $45.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

State high school equivalency certificate

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Those ranked in top 10% of high school class are automatically accepted. Applicants in top 25% with minimum combined score of 950 SAT (exclusive of Writing) or 20 ACT composite are admitted, and applicants in the top 26%-50% with minimum combined score of 1050 SAT (exclusive of Writing) or 23 ACT composite are admitted. All other applicants, including those attending a school that doesn't rank, are considered for admission under the school's individual review process, which examines rigor of high school curriculum, first-generation college attendance, socioeconomic background, special talents, abilities or awards, family responsibilities, leadership, public service and extracurricular activities.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 16.0%

Top Quarter : 44.0%

Top Half : 78.0%

Bottom Half : 22.0%

Bottom Quarter : 8.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 20.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 20.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 15.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 15.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 4.0%

Below 1.00 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 25.0%

500 - 599 : 57.0%

400 - 499 : 14.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 16.0%

500 - 599 : 67.0%

400 - 499 : 12.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 24.0%

18 - 23 : 57.0%

12 - 17 : 16.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 28.0%

18 - 23 : 48.0%

12 - 17 : 21.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 26.0%

18 - 23 : 34.0%

12 - 17 : 35.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: A maximum of 30 semester hours of lower-level course credit may be earned through any credit by examination program. Credit can be granted toward a bachelor's degree with qualifying scores.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Academic Electives

5.5

0

History

0

0

Math

4

0

Social Studies

4

0

Visual/Performing Arts

1.5

0

Foreign Language

2

0

English

4

0

Science

4

0

Computer Science

1

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 88.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 27.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

510 - 590

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

510 - 600

ACT Composite

18 - 24


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: AP scores are considered for students evaluated under individual review process.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

ARTS 1311

All

4

6

ARTS 1311 and ARTS elective or concentration credit

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

ARTS 3310

All

4

6

ARTS 3310 and ARTS elective or concentration credit

All

Art History

3

3

ARTS 1303

All

4

6

ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304

All

Biology

3

4

BIOL 1306/1106

All

4

8

BIOL 1306/1106 and BIOL 1307/1107

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MATH 2413

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MATH 2413 and MATH 2414

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

4

MATH 2413

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 1311/1111

All

4

8

CHEM 1311/1111 and CHEM 1312/1112

All

Computer Science A

3

4

CSCI 1470

All

Computer Science Principles

3

4

CSCI 1470

All

Drawing

3

3

ARTS 1316

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1301

All

4

6

ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

LITR 2341

All

Environmental Science

3

4

ENSC 1301/1101

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 1303

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 2301

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 2302

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHYS 1301/1101

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHYS 1302/1102

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHYS 2326/2126

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHYS 2325/2125

All

Psychology

3

3

PSCY 2301

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPAN 1311

All

4

6

SPAN 1311 and 1312

All

5

12

SPAN 1311, 1312, 2311 and 2312

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

12

SPAN 1311, 1312, 2311 and 2312

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 1342

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

GOVT 2305

All

United States History

3

3

HIST 1301

All

4

6

HIST 1301 and HIST 1302

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIST 2321

All

4

6

HIST 2321 and HIST 2322

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6

Biology

50

8

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

8

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition

50

6

College Composition Modular with Optional Essay

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

3

History of United States I

60

3

History of United States II

60

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Western Civilization I

60

3

Western Civilization II

60

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 52.0%

% of loans / jobs : 48.0%

% of need met : 69.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $11,943.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $12,206.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,802.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $18,992.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Jan 15

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Billy Satterfield

Financial aid office phone : (281) 283-2480

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Non-need, merit based scholarships will be available to entering freshmen.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Leadership

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Leadership

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$7,961.00

$7,961.00

$7,961.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$24,755.00

$24,755.00

$24,755.00

Room and board:

$5,109.00

$9,588.00

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Books and supplies:

$1,050.00

$1,050.00

$1,050.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,138.00

$3,138.00

$3,138.00

Transportation expenses:

$3,018.00

$3,018.00

$3,018.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$20,276.00

$24,755.00

$15,167.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$37,070.00

$41,549.00

$31,961.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 30

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 60

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $75.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $24,755.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $5,109.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $9,588.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $98,292.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 39

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Foreign Student Financial Aid Application

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser