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University of Houston


The University of Houston: Global Campus, Global City

The University of Houston (UH) is a preeminent, public research university in the fourth largest city in the US. UHs location in central Houston means easy access to the Texas Medical Center, theatre and museum districts, on-campus METRORail stop, two international airports serving Latin America, and all the opportunities a booming, cosmopolitan city offers. Ideal for students, Houston also offers a low cost of living.

UH is the second most diverse campus in the US, as highlighted by a 2010 Forbes article . In addition to diverse domestic students, UH welcomed over 4,000 international students in Fall 2015.

Energy, Research, and Academics

Known as the energy capital of the world, Houston is home to more than 3,600 energy-related companies, including refineries and pipeline transportation businesses, and the second largest deep water seaport. UH maintains close ties to the energy industry by training graduates to be engineers, skilled workers, and contributing leaders through research, development, and technological innovation in the field.

UH is a Tier One research-intensive university with particular strengths in environmental, engineering, health sciences, business, hotel and restaurant management disciplines (including the only Subsea Engineering program in the US). Students pursuing other disciplines will find a multitude of options. With 120 majors and minors, 139 masters programs, 54 doctoral programs, and three professional degree programs, UH academics are all-encompassing and rank among the best in the nation.

International Student Services

On campus, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is available to address all aspects of the transition to life at UH – from immigration concerns to academics and cultural adjustment. ISSS also sponsors the International Friendship Program, which matches international students with local families for an enriching cultural experience that helps to build lifelong friendships.

The Language and Culture Center (LCC) is a well-established Intensive English Program, which provides classes in English as a Second Language (ESL). Engaging ESL classes offer language skills for academic and professional success. Students participate in campus activities and enjoy a valuable introduction to life at an American university.

A Hispanic-serving Institution

UH holds the distinction of being a Hispanic-serving institution. Thirty percent of students are of Latin American decent and over 15 Latin American countries (including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela) are represented in the student body. With over 300 Latino and Latina students on campus, international students coming from Latin America will feel right at home while having access to all the cultural and educational opportunities Houston has to offer.


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