University of Houston - Clear Lake

Key majors offered
Business Administration
Digital Media Studies
Early Childhood Education
Computer Science
General Business
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Suburban Yes 8665 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Bachelor, Master Public Doctorate-Granting University Co-educational 1390 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Bachelor $$$ $$$ $ $$$$ 112
Master $$ $ $$$ $ $$$ 112
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


Founded in 1974, the University of Houston - Clear Lake (UHCL) has become a premier university for undergraduate and graduate students alike. Nestled on a beautiful 524-acre wildlife and nature preserve, the university is located in southeast Texas, approximately halfway between downtown Houston and Galveston Island. The wooded campus sits adjacent to NASA Johnson Space Center in the heart of a leading high-tech community that offers an array of corporate, recreational and cultural amenities. UHCL enrolls over 8,000 students, more than 1,300 of whom are citizens of other nations. Students choose UHCL for its highly respected curricula that lead to numerous degrees. The Schools of Business, Education, Human Sciences and Humanities, and Science and Computer Engineering offer more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UHCL is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award Bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. UHCL is known for its campus safety and opportunities for learning inside and outside of the classroom through activities, programs, and leadership training. Many students participate in the 60 student organizations. Some of these organizations include ethnic and cultural associations, such as those for Indian, Muslim, Vietnamese, Chinese and Latin American students. Average Temperatures: Low (winter): 54°F/12°C High (summer): 82°F/28°C


Costs are the same for graduate and undergraduate students. The apartments are open year round, and several options are available: efficiency, 2 bedroom and 4 bedroom. Apartments have full service kitchens complete with stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and built-in dining / study area. Water, gas and Internet are included. Other community features include a swimming pool, sand volleyball court, laundry facility, barbecue pavilion and clubhouse with a big screen television.

Student life

The Student Life Office serves and educates students by creating a supportive environment that provides opportunities for personal, social and intellectual development through services, programming and leadership training. Services include workshops, community outreach, numerous on-campus activities, Fitness Zone, shuttle service and the opportunity to join one or more of the 60 student organizations on campus.