On the heels of gaining Tier One recognition from the prestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the University of Houston has been named one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, the widely known education services company. For the very first time, our university will be included in the upcoming edition of its “best colleges” guidebook, “The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition” that will be available in bookstores in early August 2011.
Robert Franek, the senior vice president at The Princeton Review, was so impressed with UH that he flew to Houston to visit our campus on Friday, March 11. “You have much to be proud of and much to brag about,” he said. “We’re delighted to share in it with you.”
The Princeton Review’s annual best colleges guide is widely used by prospective students and their parents in selecting a university, and includes opinions of more than 122,000 students that participate in their surveys. Opinion-based recognition is not included in our performance-based Tier One measures, but it is nevertheless a sign of the growing reputation of our university. Being listed in this national guide is another feather in our cap and a sign of our momentum and tremendous progress.