Houston is the nation's fourth largest city and an international destination, bursting with energy.
Known as the energy capital of the world, the city is home to 23 Fortune 500 companies and the world's largest medical center — providing limitless opportunities for UH students to develop their skills in internships and fieldwork experiences in the real world.
Houston's quality of life and proximity to research partners in business and government also make the city an attractive home for talented professors and their families.
Houston is a fun place to live, too. Interested in the arts? Take in a performance of the Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, or Houston Symphony or wander through Houston's Museum District. Rather be outdoors? Choose from more than 160 golf courses, commune with wild animals at the Houston Zoo or go hiking at the Armand Bayou Nature Center.
"A mouthwatering destination for foodies," according to USA Today, Houston offers dining options from BBQ to seafood, and from Tex-Mex to Vietnamese. Jazz and blues clubs add to the lively nightlife. As Dan Halpern wrote in The New York Times, "Maybe that's what makes Houston such an unusual and wonderful place — there are so many different Houstons to see."