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#194 Overall Influence #1064 Desirability Rank

University of Houston

State research university in Houston, Texas, United States

The University of Houston (UH) was established in 1927. With a student body in excess of 46,000, it is the third-largest university in the state of Texas.

UH is divided into 14 academic colleges, which together offer more than 282 degree programs. It is especially known for its undergraduate programs in biology and the biomedical sciences, as well as its business-related programs. Among its most-noted professional programs are those in engineering, architecture, optometry, pharmacy, and law.

The UH system has four campuses: the original, flagship campus on the southern outskirts of the city, as well as campuses in Downton Houston; in Clear Lake City, on the eastern edge of town adjacent to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center; and in Victoria, a small city located about 120 miles southwest of Houston.

Through its Department of Online and Special Programs, UH offers over 1,250 courses for distance-learners.

UH is associated with one Nobel laureate for peace: Jody Williams.

Other notable UH-connected individuals include the following:

  • Poets—Philip Levine, Richard Howard, Mark Strand, and Charles Wright
  • Novelists—William Goyen, Donald Barthelme, Daniel Stern, Alan Hollinghurst, Alice Sebold, and Meg Wolitzer
  • Playwrights, Lanford Wilson and Edward Albee
  • Science fiction author, Gene Wolfe
  • Film critic and essayist, Phillip Lopate
  • Painter, Michael Ray Charles
  • Painter and filmmaker, Julian Schnabel
  • Actors—Jim Parsons, Robert Wuhl, Loretta Devine, Brent Spiner, Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Trey Wilson, Larry Hovis, and Brett Cullen
  • Comedian, Bill Hicks
  • Dancer and choreographer, Patsy Swayze
  • Classical pianists, Kenneth Broberg and Jessica Zhu
  • Spinto soprano, Stella Zambalis
  • Mezzo-soprano, Susanne Mentzer
  • Tenor, Bruce Ford
  • Singer-songwriter, Townes Van Zandt
  • Singers, Kenny Rogers and Larry Gatlin
  • Singer and musician, Lizzo (Melissa Viviane Jefferson)
  • Hip-hop artist, Lil Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.)
  • Opera composer, Carlisle Floyd
  • Symphony conductor, Paavo Järvi
  • Physicist, Paul Chu
  • WordPress developer, Matthew Mullenweg
  • Mary Kay cosmetics founder, Mary Kay Ash
  • Former Enron CEO, Kenneth Lay
  • Former Motion Picture Association of America President, Jack Valenti
  • Television journalist and news anchor, Dan Rather
  • Former US Representative, Tom DeLay
  • Current US Senator, Elizabeth Warren

UH is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

From Wikipedia

The University of Houston is a public research university in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1927, U of H is the flagship institution of the University of Houston System and the university in Texas with over 46,000 students. Its campus spans in southeast Houston, and was known as University of Houston–University Park from 1983 to 1991. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

28,645

Acceptance

63%

Graduation Rate

62%

Median SAT Score

1225

Median ACT Score

24

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$8,449

Fees (in-state)

$1,008

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$60,600

Employed

90%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

37K

Under-Grads

33K

Graduates

5K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

212 E. Cullen Building, Houston TX 77204-2018

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

9 per 100K

Violent Crime

0 per 100K

What is University of Houston known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#68 World Rank
Business
#105 World Rank
Engineering
#174 World Rank
Literature
#92 World Rank
Law
#122 World Rank
Education
#188 World Rank
Medical
#278 World Rank
Biology
#153 World Rank
Computer Science
#131 World Rank
History
#147 World Rank
Political Science
#183 World Rank
Chemistry
#274 World Rank
Mathematics
#254 World Rank
Physics
#304 World Rank
Philosophy
#142 World Rank
Religious Studies
#218 World Rank
Psychology
#251 World Rank
Economics
#233 World Rank
Communications
#159 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#296 World Rank
Sociology
#76 World Rank
Social Work
#113 World Rank
Nursing
#431 World Rank
Anthropology

Other areas of influence

#72 World Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are University of Houston's Most influential alumni?

University of Houston 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Business, Criminal Justice, and Social Work

Pat Lykos

American attorney

John O'Quinn

John O'Quinn

American lawyer

Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

American artist and filmmaker

Case Keenum

Case Keenum

American football player

Jennifer Grotz

Jennifer Grotz

American writer and academic

Mariyah Moten

Pakistani model

Zachary Selig

Zachary Selig

American artist, author, painter and spiritist

Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller

American gymnast

Lizzo

Lizzo

American singer, rapper, songwriter, and flautist

Ruby Kless Sondock

Texas supreme court justice

Victoria Osteen

American pastor, author

Bill Worrell

American sports journalist