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Richard Zagrzecki
Communications Coordinator

UH Makes Daily Meal's List of Top Colleges for Food Second Year in a Row

Houston, Sept. 24, 2015 — For a second straight year, the food service at the University of Houston has been ranked among the best by a national online publication.

The Daily Meal's list of the Top 75 Colleges for Food in America places UH at No. 46.

"Basically, whatever you want, you can get at UH," the Daily Meal wrote in its review.

The publication mentions the campus has more than 30 dining locations, including Cougar Woods, a nut-free facility for students with severe allergies. Other highlights include the Meatless Monday initiative, as well as the recent "What's Cooking Coogs" interactive cooking series that gave students a chance to learn more about how to cook well and eat well.

Out of 2,000 schools nationwide, the Daily Meal narrowed down the list to 300. From there, it ranked the final 75 by scoring each of them on four criteria: nutrition and sustainability, accessibility and service, education and events, and the availability of food in the area surrounding campus.

"These standout colleges were highly respected for a variety of reasons across the country and had dining programs that caught our attention," the Daily Meal wrote.

Southern Methodist University, which is ranked 64th, is the only other Texas school to make the list.


About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves nearly 43,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.