There are those whose lives largely mirror those who have come before them. They thrive in an environment steeped in tradition they have great respect for those who have succeeded using time-tested, handed-down, old-fashioned recipes for getting ahead in school, business, relationships, and life. And they plod forward, without deviating from that well-trod path… There are others who have a different idea about how to live their lives. Not different for the sake of being different… but rather, different in order to stake out a new path that reflects an evolving global society and a new world. One that is liberated, authentic and empowered. With a genuine passion for new ideas and new ideals. That’s us. And we start at the University of Houston. We are the new world. With new experiences, new realities and new ideas about what we expect from a college education. At the University of Houston, it’s not the university that’s different. It’s the students, the faculty, and our city. We’re hard at work today in a diverse range of academic fields from health, to law, to business, to energy, and the fine arts. And we’re what’s next for Texas. We are recognized for how we value our education. Providing a strong foundation in academics and research is paramount. So, too, is how we go about it. We’re accessible, not exclusionary. We’re breaking old molds; and creating vibrant new ones. We’re preparing for the global marketplace; not just preparing to graduate. We measure ourselves by our standards of excellence; not by national averages. Quite simply, we are a new tier of university. We embrace a unique entrepreneurial work ethic. We make sacrifices to get the very best education. We know that being involved on campus is an important part of keeping a connection here. We don’t just go to class and go home. We prepare for life while we’re here. so we’re ready for it when we graduate. Our campus life is a social and cultural brain trust from every country in the world. Our diversity is authentic. It shapes the personality of our campus. And gives a global edge to our students There is no role-playing or stereotypes at the University of Houston. We’ve amassed a diversity that many others can only aspire to and it is this diversity that enriches our lives and our experiences here. We take pride in it. It unifies us, just as it does our city, Houston. At other Texas universities, students get their identity from the university. But here, the university get its identity from you. The students, the alumni, the faculty and the Houston community. At the University of Houston – you are our university You are Houston. You are the pride.