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University of Houston

4.1 out of 5 (13 ratings / 12 reviews) Houston, Texas, United States
Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (4)



The University of Houston's proud heritage of academic excellence dates back to its founding in 1927. In 1947, the institution launched one of its many rich traditions by adopting the cougar, later named Shasta, as its official mascot.


The University of Houston has an outstanding reputation for student success, teaching, research and innovation. Rigorous coursework, hands-on opportunities, leadership positions, and global experiences prepare students for the world. UH has dedicated, award-winning faculty members committed to helping students pursue their path of learning. Programs of study include undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, online and continuing education classes.


University of Houston researchers and inventors are transforming ideas into innovations. Our innovators are developing new technologies that span across the delivery of healthcare to harnessing our natural resources. We are also thought leaders around the creation of art and designing programs that support our diverse Houston community.


University Career Services (UCS) offers a multitude of services to assist students and alumni on their pathway to success. Explore different majors using assessments and research; Engage with our counselors through one-on-one counseling and skills workshops - ranging from mock interviews, resume critiques, to job hunting. Students and alumni are empowered to investigate their pathways and network with employers to find the right industry for them. We work with companies and organizations to employ our students during career fairs and on-campus recruitment.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
701 -50
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
501 -100
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
399 -14
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

At UH the Student Center is the hub of student life. Equipped with north and south wings, the Student Center is home to student organizations, study and social areas, a food court, campus shops, IT services and an on-campus game room complete with a bowling alley.

Housing services

Student Housing & Residential Life is a department within Student Affairs consisting of three primary areas: Residential Life, Operations, and Housing and Conference Services. Approximately 6,000 students live in seven distinct housing areas that provide a comprehensive student services program. These areas are managed by full-time, live-in staff members, including professional Residence Life Coordinators, faculty-in-residence and Resident Advisors (student staff).

Library services

The M.D. Anderson Library has one of the best academic collections in the city. The library features a state of the art recording studio, technology training and daily events. Our special collections even include the Houston Hip Hop Collections.

Medical services

The University of Houston offers affordable community health care for UH students, faculty and staff as well as the surrounding community. Our clinics offer low cost options and have flexible options for those who are uninsured. 

Student Life

Campus life

The campus life offers the vibe of a small community set amongst the urban offerings of Houston. Our on-campus offerings include restaurants, art exhibits, activity centers, live performances and athletic events which make our university much more than a place to learn – it's a place to thrive.

Sports facilities

  • Our 40,000 seat, open stadium is home of the UH Cougar's football team.
  • Home to UH men's and women's basketball teams.
  • Known for its fan-friendly atmosphere and spacious accommodations, seating 3,500, the park is the proud home of the UH baseball team.

Student clubs

  • College of Education Ambassadors
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Teachers Using Technology
  • Kappa Delta Pi- Zeta Omega Chapter: International Honors Society in Education
  • Graduate Student Organization (GSO): College of Education
  • BESO: Bilingual Education Student Organization
  • PDK – PHI DELTA KAPPA International
  • Human Development Student Association (HDSA)


The University of Houston is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, professional and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Houston.

Student Reviews

The 5 years i spent at FUTA was one of the best times of my life.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Student life in Nigeria has its peculiarities. FUTA has been rated as one of the best schools I Nigeria. I have gained not pratical and theoretical knowledge from the school. FUTA has taught me to always aim high and wanting to be the best. FUTA has taught be to be focused and not getting distracted. FUTA holds great potentials for students that are determined.

UH is great!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great, motivated teachers. Beautiful campus, amazing food in dining halls

MY experience with the University of Houston
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Overall I liked my experience with this University. Due to ongoing pandemic all face-to-face classes are online now. Before this University I thought online study would be hard for me as I have vision problems. However, this University made my study very convenient and I felt comfortable during the lessons. Professors are super friendly and helpful. The syllobus and...

Houston, Texas, United States

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