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One of the few places in the nation where more than 46,000 students, acclaimed professors and world-class researchers gather to innovate and collaborate. When you become a University of Houston Cougar, you join a dynamic, growing family of more than 300,000 and receive a world-class education that allows you to understand the world better, pursue your passion, advance your career and obtain real-world experience in the fourth largest city in the country.

Check out our Undergraduate Admissions brochure to see how we can help you reach your professional goals through our academic programs, scholarships and more.  

Our Value

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

  • Number of students enrolled


  • Countries represented


    countries represented in student body
  • Research Centers


    national research centers
  • US News logo

    "#31 in Social Mobility"
    "#70 in Top Public Universities"

  • forbes logo
    "America's Top Colleges"
  • princeton logo

    "Top 50 Best Value College"
    "#1 Top School for Entrepreneurship Programs"
    “Best 389 Colleges"

  • money logo

    "Best Colleges”

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
  • 22

    Fortune 500 company headquarters
  • 145

    languages spoken in Houston

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. Learn more about the majors we offer.

  • 15

    academic colleges
  • 110+

    undergraduate majors
  • 21:1

    student-to-faculty ratio
  • 4

    professional schools
  • 150+

    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.

  • 550+

    student organizations
  • 35+

    fraternities and sororities
  • 20+

    outdoor adventure clubs
  • 15+

    campus ministries
  • 100+

    multi-cultural organizations
  • 35+

    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.

  • $60,500

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

    student businesses launched at UH
  • 4,000+

    companies worldwide are led by UH alumni
  • 300,000+

  • 65%

    of UH alumni live in Houston