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University of Houston

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 (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Law (1)



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.


At the University of Houston, you’ll find a college experience that will transform your future to what you envision. Our nationally-ranked programs drive students to discover the multitude of academic resources that are available on-campus and online while our student-run organizations and athletics have something for everyone and connect students in authentic Coog culture. Volunteerism and community service are also a big part of UH’s commitment to engage students directly with local centers and nonprofits. We are Houston’s University.


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 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

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.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


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 University of Houston Libraries provides computers and other equipment to assist students, faculty and staff with disabilities.

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 University of Houston provides countless opportunities to meet new people, listen to distinguished lecturers, nourish your talents, experience public art from renowned artists and become involved with the community and various student organizations while living in one of the most exciting cities in the nation.

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

Home of the legendary Phi Slama Jama, the University of Houston has one of the most storied athletics programs in the nation. Our athletic teams’ grit, determination and athletic prowess are undeniable. With the same drive used to dominate on the court or on the field, the UH Athletics department fosters a culture of academic excellence.

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

I am a hard working and resilient student. I over come obstacles that are throw in front of me and strive for success everyday. I played alto and tenor saxophone in middle school and participated in Basketball and Track in highschool. I am very motivated
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The professors weren't very helpful, I had to ask my students for their assistance and their opinions of certain subjects

University of Houston, We Had Problems...
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My study experience at the University of Houston was best described as obstacle and organizational driven. My major was Political Science, and while I enjoyed the course content I am a strong believer in a professors learning approach being the key to a students success in the classroom. I was able to get above average grades in my classes but this all had to do with my...

University Of Houston Geophysics Undergrad experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Houston is a very culturally diverse university where I was able to be become friends with students from all over the world. Becoming part of my major clubs, for Geophysics I made great connections and took amazing trips to places like White Sands and the Guadaupe mountains.

Houston, Texas, United States

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