University of Houston-Clear Lake


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Texas


UHCL is an upper-level educational institution located adjacent to the NASA Johnson Space Center, in the heart of Houston's high-technology community. Students originate from the state, the nation and abroad to attend programs offered on and off campus and online in 40 undergraduate and 45 graduate programs. As one of the leading higher education institutions serving the Texas upper Gulf Coast, UHCL is a vital component of the surrounding region. Its programs support the region's various commercial, engineering, human services and trade sectors, especially in the computing, medical, petrochemical and space industries.

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Total Students: 7658
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Faculty: 228

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 34:1
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Contact Information

2700 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston Texas 77058


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Main Phone: 281-283-2500

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Admissions Contact:
Guillermo Rodriquez

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Applying to Transfer

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Transfer students should have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in a 4.0 scale on a minimum of 54 credit hours of college level coursework, excluding developmental courses.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Composition I, Composition II and Technical Writing require a "C-" or better. Other coursework at the freshman and sophomore level require a minimum grade "D-" or better. Coursework at the junior and senior level require a grade of "C-" or better.

Credits (Min/Max):
A max of 90 credit hours toward the degree are accepted. To qualify for the degree a student must complete through instruction at UHCL a minimum of 30 hours. UHCL also accepts a maximum of 30 hours of AP and CLEP credit towards lower-level course work.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores not required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
No letters required.

Essay(s) required:
No essay is required.

Application Fee:
$35, submitted with online application

Other Requirements:
Completed: Comp I with a C- or better; Comp II/Tech Writing with a C- or better; College Algebra (or higher math). Math for Liberal Arts is accepted in lieu of College Algebra for admission to the BS-Public Service Leadership program.

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$6,58 per academic year for 3 credits; $2,719 for 12 hours per semester

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Automatic transfer scholarships are available to all who transfer from a TX institution, no app required. Students with a min of 2.75 GPA qualify. To receive the scholarship a student must register for a min of 9 semester credit hours each semester.

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