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University of Houston

Connecting Potential with Opportunity

The University of Houston draws strength from its diversity to transform lives and communities through education, research, service and innovation in a real world setting. UH is an engine for discovery, conversation and change that informs and leads local, state, national and global partnerships.


At the University of Houston we pride ourselves on diversity and excellence across all disciplines. Our campus features internationally recognized faculty in 16 academic colleges and schools and an interdisciplinary Honors College .

Real Life, Real Experiences, Real Connections

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.

Undergraduate Admissions

As one of the most diverse universities in the nation, UH students are talented individuals from around the world who have a common commitment to succeed. If you do not fall into any of the student categories below, please visit the additional admission types page for a list of categories.

Experience Life on Campus

Welcome to the Powerhouse. 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.

Places to See

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.

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.

Lynn Eusan Park

Centrally located, this park is where visitors to campus can relax and enjoy the day go by or catch one of the many performances scheduled throughout the year.

TDECU Stadium

Our 40,000 seat, open stadium is home of the UH Cougar's football team.

Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park

Known for its fan-friendly atmosphere and spacious accommodations, seating 3,500, the park is the proud home of the UH baseball team.

Blaffer Art Museum

The Blaffer Gallery contemporary art museum is dedicated to emerging and underrepresented artists. The Blaffer is a free arts gateway that inspires dialogue between the city of Houston and UH .

Cullen Performance Hall

Cullen Performance Hall is the perfect venue for concerts, lectures, comedy and more on campus at the University of Houston.

Moores Opera Center

The Rebecca and John J. Moores School of Music features musical entertainment that ranges from opera productions to jazz ensembles.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration across the performing, visual, and literary arts.

Public Art UHS

Public Art of the University of Houston System is a collection of public artworks by acclaimed local, regional, national, and international artists across all forms of media and styles.

Where to Live

Student Housing & Residential Life is a department within Student Affairs consisting of three primary areas: Residential Life, Operations, and Housing and Conference Services. 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).

Where to Eat

The University of Houston has a variety of dining options to choose from. Student meal plans are healthy, flexible affordable, and may be used in our dining halls 24/7. In addition, there are a variety of retail and food truck options to satisfy every palate.

The Student Center Satellite is also home to the largest food court on campus. This is a great place to grab pizza, sushi, halal certified Indian cuisine or a coffee. So stop by with friends after class.

For the most current information regarding the University of Houston's Dining services, visit the following:

Stay Active and Healthy

Get moving with outdoor adventure activities. Get involved with group fitness classes. Get involved with intramural sports. Get fit with a personal trainer. Get experience with first aid