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University of Houston, also referred to as "U of H" or UH, is a public co-educational research university located in Houston, Texas. The school was established in 1927. It offers admission to over 30, 000 students each year. The university offers majors in business and management, liberal arts, law, science, mathematics, computer science and engineering, design, and fine arts. The university also offers online distance education courses. The university sports teams are nicknamed the Cougars. The mascot of the team is Shasta the Cougar. The university has men's and women's teams for sports such as track and field, football, basketball, and baseball. Eminent alumni of the university include track and field legend Carl Lewis and, creator of the MPAA film rating system, Jack Valenti. Notable faculties include three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee and 1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams.

Profile of University of HoustonThe campus of University of Houston is in Houston, TX, which is a large city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at University of Houston include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

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The school is known for its programs in hospitality.

University of Houston Selectivity

Admission at University of Houston is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 600. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at University of Houston is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 34, 663 students enrolled (28, 476 full-time equivalent). University of Houston has a large minority student population.

Student Life
A lot of students at the school attend part-time. University of Houston offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Conference USA. University of Houston Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 768accounting, finance, marketing, business management, organizational behavior, MIS, operations management, sales and marketing, . . .
Liberal Arts1, 047interdisciplinary studies, political science, history, economics, English, sociology, creative writing, Spanish language, . . .
Therapy and Counselling441psychology, Counselling psychology, educational psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology
Science426biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, geology, geophysics
Engineering401electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, petroleum engineering, biomedical engineering, . . .
Law388law, tax law, health tax, energy and environmental law, international trade law, banking and finance
Family and Social Work313social work, business and consumer science, food and nutrition, family studies, public administration
Media311public relations, journalism, radio and television, communication studies
Education and Teaching271curriculum and instruction, educational administration, school Counselling, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching, special ed, . . .
Hospitality231hotel management
Medicine205optometry, pharmacy, pharmacy administration, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics and drug design
Engineering Technician185computer engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech, electronics tech, industrial tech, surveying tech
Architecture and Planning183architecture, environmental design, interior architecture, architectural services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy157exercise science, sports and fitness management
Medical Support and Technology131health service and sciences, audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering124computer and info science, computer security, information science, computer engineering, systems analyst
Music95music, music performance, music theory and composition, music pedagogy
Mathematics85mathematics, applied mathematics
Fine Arts55painting, art history and criticism, sculpture
Drama and Performing Arts52drama, dance
Design31graphic design, industrial design
Religion and Philosophy31philosophy
Art Studies15art studies
Photography and Commercial Art14photography
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Contact: University of HoustonUniversity of Houston

212 E. Cullen Building

Houston, TX 77204-2018

General Phone: (713) 743-1000


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