University of Houston


The University of Houston is a state university in Houston, Texas. With about 40,000 students, it is the third largest higher education institution in the state of Texas, and has been widely recognized as a top-tier research university.

The university was founded in 1927 as Houston Junior College, and wad given the present name in the year of 1934. Its official campus is located in southeast Houston, known as University of Houston-University Park from 1983 to 1991. The campus includes five core areas and districts, including inner campus, the Professional District, the Wheeler District, the Arts District, and the Stadium District.

The University of Houston offers degrees in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate programs, and it also offers some combined-degree programs such as pharmacy, accounting and engineering. Before graduation, students are required to take some core courses including English, social sciences, history, sciences, arts/fine arts, mathematics, and humanities.

The mission of the University of Houston is:

The mission of the University of Houston is to offer nationally competitive and internationally recognized opportunities for learning, discovery and engagement to a diverse population of students in a real-world setting. The University of Houston offers a full range of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and professional levels and pursues a broad agenda of research and creative activities. As a knowledge resource to the public, the university builds partnerships with other educational institutions, community organizations, government agencies, and the private sector to serve the region and impact the world.


The University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, professional and doctoral degrees.


The University of Alabama comprises 13 academic colleges:

  1. Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture
  2. C.T. Bauer College of Business
  3. College of Education
  4. Cullen College of Engineering
  5. Honors College
  6. Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
  7. UH Law Center
  8. College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  9. College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  10. College of Optometry
  11. College of Pharmacy
  12. Graduate College of Social Work
  13. College of Technology

The most popular majors and course of study for students are as follows:

  1. Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  2. Psychology
  3. Social sciences
  4. Biological and biomedical sciences
  5. Communication, journalism, and related programs

The University of Houston ranks among the Top 50 American Research Universities, and is among the Top 300 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Besides, it is classified as a top-tier research university by the Carnegie Foundation.

With more than 400 student organizations and 16 intercollegiate sports teams, the University of Houston hosts a wide range of events, lectures, concerts, and theatrical performances every year. The alumni base of the university numbers as many as 260,000, which is the largest number among all universities and colleges in the area of Houston.


Every applicant is required to prepare materials including the application, the application fee of $50, high school transcript, and test scores of SAT or ACT. Factors such as class rank, secondary school record, standardized test score, academic GPA, recommendations, etc. are all taken into consideration during admission.


The tuition and fees is USD 6,270 for in-state students and USD 15,570 for out-of-state students every academic year. There are some other required fees, which amounts to about USD 2,730, and the book expense is USD 1,100 on average.

Various financial aids are offered at the University of Houston, from scholarships on the basis of academic merit, to loans on the basis of financial needs. Other types of financial assistance, such as work-study, grants, spring or summer aids are also offered. Statistically, about 58.4 percent of the fulltime students receive certain type of financial aids at the University of Houston.

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