The University of Houston is a public state research university and is the flagship institution of the University of Houston system and was founded in 1927. It is Texas’s third largest university. The University of Houston is notable for its diverse student body, and U.S. News & World Report ranks UH as the second-most diverse research university in the United States. The University of Houston has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Tier I research university and the U.S. News and World report ranks the University No. 184 (Tier 1 in its National University ranking) and No. 103 among top public universities.
Some of the noted alumni are Bonnie J. Dunbar, former NASA astronaut, Jack Valenti, long-time president of the Motion Picture Association of America, acclaimed artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, Tom Jarriel, longtime ABC News anchor, Alice Sebold, a noted novelist, Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress and Jim Parsons, star of the television series, The Big Bang Theory.
Officially adopted in 1938, the Seal of the University of Houston, is a stylized version of the coat-of-arms of General Sam Houston. The official colors of the University of Houston are scarlet red and albino white. These same colors were the colors of Sam Houston’s ancestor, Sir Hugh, and were adopted by the University of Houston at the same time as the official seal. Scarlet red symbolizes courage or inner strength to face the unknown, and the white, which symbolizes the goodness and purity of spirit, which is embodied in helping one’s fellow man. The official mascot of the school is a cougar and the University of Houston had a live cougar, but this tradition was ended in 1989.
Some of Houston’s major employers are Exxon Mobil, Kroger Company, Continental Airlines Shell Oil Company, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine.
As an international university, and a wide range of opportunities both in the city and elsewhere, students often find themselves looking for affordable and convenient self storage. There are plenty of self storage units available close to the University of Houston. Students can find gated self storage facilities that offer 24 hour access that provide direct drive up to storage units near 77002. These units can probably be found in the range of $12 to $38 and this would probably be a 5’X5′ size storage unit. It will typically hold the contents of a dorm room. Another option that might be considered is to obtain a bigger unit and share the costs with a friend.