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Prospective Students

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston remains focused on design as the fundamental activity of its studies since 1956.

Today, the College of Architecture and Design continues to grow — the student body is simultaneously becoming larger and more diverse while applicant test scores have risen over the last several years.

We strive to produce graduates skilled in their craft; are capable of using advanced technology and methods of industrialized production; that understand and respect the power of design to shape many lives; and are equipped to use design skills to be effective in the world.

We seek applicants possessing mechanical inventiveness, aesthetic awareness, creativity, commitment and initiative contributing to their potential to become leaders in design.

Set in the fourth largest city in the U.S., the College allows students to take advantage of the numerous cultural, professional and industrial resources available. Houston provides an exceptional laboratory for exploring problems and potentials of contemporary society with its unique form and vitality.