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Welcome to the University of Houston

Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.

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About Houston

At the University of Houston we prepare students to envision their future, emerge as leaders and launch careers that transform the world.The diverse cultures of Houston's residents account for the city's international orientation in the arts, entertainment and culture. With 3.4 million residents in the metropolitan area, Houston provides many cultural events and entertainment opportunities: from Grand Opera productions and free Shakespeare in the park to rodeos and rock concerts in Reliant Stadium. The city also has professional football, baseball and basketball teams at Reliant Stadium, Minute Maid Park and Toyota Center respectively. The weather in Houston can change considerably during the year, and students should be prepared for cool weather in winter (averaging 16C), and hot and humid weather in the summer (averaging 31C).

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