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What exactly does it mean to be a University of Houston Cougar? It means being a part of one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. It means joining a group of forward-thinkers that have one goal in mind: your success. It means being a part of a 200,000+ strong family that includes powerful politicians, CEOs, innovators, disruptors, and more than a few astronauts.

Our Value

If you’re looking for a place to make your mark, look no further.

  • 45k+

    students
  • 130+

    countries represented in student body
  • 25+

    research centers
  • #2 Most Diverse Public University in U.S.
    2017
  • "Best Value College"
    2017
  • "Best 382 Colleges"
    "Colleges That Pay You Back"
    2018

Our City

Houston is many things, but it’s one thing above all else: a city that always looks forward, never back. Here are some things you should know about the city you’ll soon call home.

  • 4th

    largest city in the U.S.
  • Largest

    medical center in the world
  • 24

    Fortune 500 company headquarters
  • 145

    languages spoken in Houston
  • #1

    city in the U.S. to start your career

Our Programs

What’s your passion? Whatever your answer, we want to give you the tools and knowledge to fuel it, shape it, and wield it into something that can change the world. And we have over 120 degree options and 10 undergraduate academic colleges to help you do it. Learn more about them here.

  • 14

    academic colleges
  • 120+

    undergraduate majors
  • 21:1

    student-to-faculty ratio
  • 4

    professional schools
  • 200

    graduate programs

Our Campus

The epicenter of Coog life, where cultures converge and lifelong friends meet. We promise you’ll never be bored—we have everything from restaurants to art exhibits to celebrity lectures to athletic events.

  • 500+

    student organizations
  • 45+

    fraternities and sororities
  • 20+

    outdoor adventure clubs
  • 15+

    campus ministries
  • 100+

    multi-cultural organizations
  • 30+

    intramural teams

Our Opportunities

Our degrees aren’t just degrees. They’re the key to your future, your connection to a family of alumni and peers who want to see you go places, and a gateway to a lifetime of opportunities.

  • $53,700

    median starting salary for UH grads with bachelor’s degree
  • 350+

    student businesses launched at UH
  • 4,000+

    companies worldwide are led by UH alumni
  • 255,000+

    alumni
  • 63%

    of UH alumni live in Houston