Nestled on a 524-acre wildlife and nature preserve, UHCL has become a cornerstone of higher education along the upper Gulf Coast of Texas. Since opening its doors in 1974, the university has awarded more than 62,000 degrees. Prime Location As home to NASA, the world's largest medical center, an internationally renowned oil community, and numerous leading high-tech global industries, Houston is full of professional opportunities made even more accessible through the partnerships that UHCL has with many area corporations and businesses. UHCL emphasizes high academic standards through teaching, research and community service and delivers outstanding educational opportunities in a traditional classroom setting using the latest instructional technologies, as well as cutting-edge distance learning. Program Quality We are accredited by Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). College of Business is accredited by AACSB International. High-demand programs in College of Science and Engineering are accredited by ABET. College of Education is accredited by NCATE and HSH at the program level. UHCL offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In 2007, the university began offering its first doctoral degree, the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. A second doctoral degree, the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, was added in 2014, the Doctor of Psychology was added in 2015. Great Cost of Living Houston's cost of living is lower than all the other five largest U.S. cities. Exceptional Safety Our Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Excellent Post-Graduation Employment On average, UHCL students are paid more in their first jobs than other Texas school graduates, according to Research by College Measures. Office of International Admissions and Programs is the one-stop shop for all University matters related to campus internationalization. OIAP offers services to prospective and current students, faculty and staff, community members and international partners. Services include International Admissions, International Advising, Study Abroad Programs, New International Student Orientation programs, and International Academic Agreements. A Leading Institution With close to1,500 international students we are ranked by Institute of International Education as one of the top 40 Master's Institutions for international students. Affordability Many international students receive scholarships. Convenient Housing On-campus housing and popular nearby apartments are available with ways to find roommates. Active International Student Associations: UHCL has many active organizations, among those, are: Chinese (CSA), Indian, (ISA), Taiwanese (TSA), and Vietnamese (VSA) Community Sports Opportunities to play recreational sports including Cricket, Rugby, Soccer, Table Tennis and more.
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