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At UHCL, our goal is simple: your success. We cultivate your bold imagination so that you become an innovative thinker who is ready to take on a career and the world. As part of our diverse community, you form real connections with your professors and peers that enable you to learn in a supportive environment. We’re not only here for your education, but also to help you grow personally. Our campus resources and support services ensure you thrive in and out of the classroom. We know you’re going places, and we can help you get there.

SERVING HISPANICS

Approximately 33 percent of our student population identifies as Hispanic, making UHCL a Hispanic Serving Institution with additional federal support for Hispanic students.

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AN ATMOSPHERE FOR LEARNING With more than 40 years of educating astronauts, Olympians, scientists, engineers, educators and entrepreneurs in the hub of Houston’s science, medical and technology community, UHCL is the place to launch your career.

On campus, you’ll discover a dynamic learning environment that combines the quiet beauty of the upper Texas Gulf Coast with the high energy of a metropolitan city. It’s a unique atmosphere that provides the perfect setting to learn, along with access to opportunities for internships, networking and hands-on research in your field of study. When you start here, you can go anywhere.

A Growing Campus UHCL opened two new buildings in 2018, which provide new opportunities for Hawks. Students meet their wellness goals with intramural sports, indoor track and basketball courts in the Recreation and Wellness Center. In the STEM and Classroom Building, students gain firsthand training in state-of-the-art labs for mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry and more. A residence hall is scheduled to open in fall 2019.

Recreation and Wellness Center

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student to

8,542 enrolled students

more than

16:1

alumni strong

facult y ratio

68,000

Fall 2017

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LAUNCH YOUR CURIOSITY TO NEW HEIGHTS Our 45-plus undergraduate degree programs give you options to explore your interests and define your future career so you graduate with valuable experience. But we know a degree is more than a piece of paper. That’s why learning does not end in the classroom. Education has taken UHCL Hawks around the world to places like Oman to study different cultures, and to the nation’s capital to work in the Library of Congress in support of educators. Many courses incorporate service projects that get you out of the classroom and into the community, exposing you to new ideas and enriching your learning experience. With more than 20 centers and institutes across multiple academic areas, you have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on innovative research to improve our world. Students have worked on ways to increase safety for industrial employees, collaborated on how to help individuals with autism and developmental disabilities, and educated young minds about cybersecurity.

REGIONAL RANKINGS

UHCL ranked 16th on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings for Top Public Schools Regional Universities West, and ranked 63 of 659 Best Regional Universities West. 6 FRESHMAN VIEWBOOK


EXCEL IN YOUR AREA OF STUDY Choosing a major is a big decision, but at UHCL your options turn into opportunities. Our advisers will help you define your interests, review course offerings and guide you on your path to success.

college of business Accounting Environmental Management Finance General Business Healthcare Administration Legal Studies Management Management Information Systems Marketing Professional Accounting college of education Addictions Counseling Early Childhood Care and Education Interdisciplinary Studies (Teaching) ·· Elementary and Middle School Education

college of human sciences & humanities Anthropology Art and Design ·· Graphic Design Concentration ·· Studio Concentration Behavioral Sciences Communication Criminal Justice and Criminology Fitness and Human Performance Geography History Humanities Literature Psychology Public Service Leadership Social Work Sociology

college of science & engineering Biological Science ·· Cellular/Molecular/Biotechnology ·· Clinical Laboratory Science* ·· Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic/Marine ·· Forensic ·· Physiology/Pre-Health ·· Plant Biology Chemistry Computer Engineering Computer Information Systems Computer Science Environmental Science ·· Biology ·· Chemistry ·· Geology Information Technology Mathematical Science Mechanical Engineering Occupational Safety and Health ·· Industrial Hygiene ·· Safety Physics Pre-Engineering

Dual BS/MS Program Available *MS completed at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston

Optional Teacher Certification Available

45+ majors offered

243

courses with community engagement activity*

2,595 degrees awarded*

DID YOU KNOW?

You can earn a bachelor's and master's degree at the same time in just five years. Just choose from one of our eight dual bachelor's and master's programs.

*2017 academic year

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EMBRACE THE UHCL EXPERIENCE At UH-Clear Lake, a top priority is to ensure you have the tools and support you need to thrive. Our comprehensive suite of student services covers your mind and body with programs focused on health, safety and academic achievement. Creating meaningful connections with staff and faculty who are dedicated to your success is a huge advantage in your college experience.

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM More than grades, more than attending class — the UHCL experience is about becoming a better you. That’s why we have several resources and programs to support both your academic success, and your health and safety in everyday life. health and wellness services

We know your physical, social, spiritual and mental health are crucial to your success. UHCL’s Counseling Services, Health Services and Campus Recreation and Wellness are here to meet your needs, and create a healthy and active student body. Learn more online at www.uhcl.edu/student-affairs/health-wellness.

STUDENT LIFE University life can be a big adjustment, but there’s no doubt you will find your place at UHCL. Student organizations offer you a chance to get involved and create new relationships while learning leadership skills. You’ll find an inclusive environment with programs and resources that embrace diversity at all levels to create an enriching student experience. On top of that, several activities throughout the year such as Spirit Week, Chili Cook-Off and Lighting of the Letters give you a chance to share your school pride and create lifelong memories.

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Student Success and Career Services Take advantage of the Student Success Center, Math Center and Writing Center to get individual tutoring, learn testtaking strategies and more. UHCL’s Career Services is available to help you with resume reviews, career fairs and job placement after graduation. Visit www. uhcl.edu/student-affairs to learn more.


Student Organizations

RESIDENCE LIFE Being a college student means having to juggle classes and studying with campus activities, student organizations and time with friends. The best way to get the most out of your UHCL experience is to live it. On-campus housing options give you the chance to live with your peers, form new friendships and help each other succeed in and out of the classroom. residence hall

With more than 90 student organizations on campus, you’ll discover new ways to get involved. It could be spiking the ball to victory in Volleyball Club, discussing current issues in the Social Justice Organization or educating students about new cultures in the Indian Students Association. If we don't have a club that interests you, create your own! Read more online at www.uhcl.edu/student-affairs.

- coming fall 2019

UHCL’s first on-campus residence hall will give you the best access to campus resources, and offer a place to relax and recharge in modern and stylish housing. The 80,000-square-foot facility will include suite-style rooms with two bedrooms connected by a bathroom. Residents will need to choose a meal plan that can be used at the Patio Café in the Bayou Building. university forest apartments

With its apartment-style floor plans, comfortable amenities and proximity to campus, students who live at University Forest Apartments (UFA) gain a sense of independence while living in fully equipped units. Find out more about UHCL housing options at www.uhcl.edu/housing.

"Get out there. Go to Student Org Expo; go to I Heart UHCL Day; look at those emails about events. It’s so worth it. It makes the experience so much more worthwhile.” Shelby Terral ’15 BS, ’17 MS

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WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Ready to apply? This is your time to tell us about you. We’ll start by looking at your academics, but we want to know about your interests, talents and motivation. So tell us. Go to ApplyTexas.org to take your first step to becoming a UHCL Hawk. Get more information at www.uhcl.edu/admissions.

College is a big investment in your future, but you don’t have to pay for it on your own. UHCL offers scholarships, grants and work-study programs in addition to federal and state loans to help you fund your education. To begin the application process, all students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using school code 011711. To find deadlines and learn more, visit www.uchl.edu/costs-aid.

minimum requirements Rank

SAT Score

ACT Score

Top 11-25%

1030

20

Top 26-50%

1130

23

Indv. Review

Indv. Review

Below 51%

need-based scholarships

These funds are awarded based on your financial need. Awards can be in the form of grants, workstudy programs and low-interest loans. Your eligibility is determined by information from FAFSA. The Hawk Advantage Scholarship is a needbased scholarship for recent high school graduates to help cover costs of tuition, fees and books. The award provides up to $2,500 per year and can be renewed for three additional years.

application deadlines Fall 2019

Priority

Feb. 1, 2019

Final

Aug. 1, 2019

merit-based scholarships

Summer 2019

Priority

Merit-based funds are awarded to students based on their academic achievements and do not have to be repaid. The New Hawk Scholarship is a competitive award to help students cover the cost of tuition, books, fees and housing. It is renewable for three years for students who meet academic requirements.

Feb. 1, 2019

Summer I Final

June 10, 2019

Summer II Final

July 15, 2019

AVERAGE COST OF ATTENDANCE Tuition/Fees $8,500

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Texas resident living on or off campus

Book/Supplies $1,064

Room/Board $8,620

Total $18,184


A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Welcome to the University of Houston-Clear Lake and to the Hawk family! You are joining more than 8,500 students who have chosen the same educational pathway toward a promising future. UH-Clear Lake provides learning opportunities to build knowledge, develop skills and unleash your fearless imagination to make our world a better place.

COME VISIT CAMPUS TOURS The best way to imagine yourself at UHCL is to visit. Come tour campus, experience our community and see what we have to offer. Join us for a two-hour guided tour to see our classrooms, library, art gallery, recreation facility and more. Tours are offered twice daily Monday-Thursday and once on Fridays. Group and self-guided tours are also available. Schedule a tour today! Visit www.uhcl.edu/admissions/visit for more information.

OPEN HOUSE Explore all that UHCL has to offer at our bi-annual preview event. This half-day program allows you and your family to tour campus, meet with faculty and advisers, and learn more about admissions and financial aid. Students can apply for admission at the event and have their application fee waived! Visit www.uhcl.edu/open!

Our distinction as a Hispanic-Serving Institution reflects our diverse student population. The student organizations will give you a chance to establish friendships with peers from around the world. Our faculty and staff are also diverse and include talented members of domestic and international cultural groups. All of us are here to support your educational experience. As a result, your academic learning will be enriched, your critical thinking will be advanced, and your co-curricular experiences will better prepare you for career success upon graduation. We want you to make the most of your UH-Clear Lake experience. Remember to access the many resources available to support you, both personally and academically. These include Counseling Services, the Hawk Emergency Fund, the Math Center, the Writing Center and Career Services. Education is the best investment anyone can make, so let’s make the most of yours together. May your time at UHClear Lake be one of happiness, challenge, inspiration, knowledge and success! Go Hawks! IRA K. BLAKE, PH.D. 11


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