Monthly Archives: February 2009

Sports History


More National Championships than all but one other school in Texas.

Basketball Game of the Century – UH vs UCLA in 1968

Basketball most shocking defeat – UH vs N C State in 1983!

Football Classic Cotton Bowl (another loss) – UH vs Notre Dame on Jan 1, 1979

More Basketball NCAA Final Fours than UT and A&M combined

Dominant Golf Program until late 80’s

Dominant Sprint Program

First major Texas school to integrate sports

Ranked UH Departments

1st or 2nd best Optometry School in the country (vying with UC Berkeley) depending on the year

Top 3 Hotel Restaurant Program in the country (Cornell better for “theory,” UNLV better for gaming; we’re generally best all round)

Health and Human Performance 1st in country (Academic Analytics, 2008)

2nd best Creative Writing Program

Program for Excellence in Selling 1st in country

Entrepreneur Program 1st in country

Marketing Department, 9th in country (Academic Analytics, 2008).

Finance Department, 8th in country (Academic Analytics, 2008)

Evening MBA best in Houston, 4th best in State

Management Program, top 15 according to students (2009) (Link here)

5th Nationally among Public Schools for producing CEO’s of Fortune 500 Companies (tied with Dartmouth and Michigan!)

QUEST program in Dept of Education, Distinguished Program in Teacher Education by the Association of Teacher Educators  (2007)

College of Social Work, ranked 36th nationally

Law School Health Law program is currently ranked 2nd in the Nation and has been ranked in the top 3 for each of the past 11 years.
Also nationally ranked in Advocacy and Intellectual Property Law.  Overall ranked #60 but only 25 schools have 3 or more ranked programs.

2008 Texas Advanced Research Program, 2nd most in # of awards and funding in entire state.

1st or 2nd most Diverse Major Research University (depending on year)

2008 #14 for undergrad degrees and #12 for doctoral degrees to Hispanics.  Top 10 for Pharmacy, optometry, architecture, psychology, business, communications

2008 Student Stock Analysis Team placed 3rd in the world (best US team)

Engineering Women in Engineering Program recognized as model program nationally

Saxaphone Quartet won National Competition (beating Juilliard team)


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