At the University of Houston, you will find a college experience that will transform your future. Our nationally-ranked programs help students discover the multitude of academic resources that are available on-campus and online. Our student organizations and athletic programs connect students to the Coog culture.learn more
The University of Houston is a catalyst within the community by changing lives through health, education, and outreach. Through academic and nonacademic services, we seek to enrich skills to increase student success, promote academic excellence, and timely graduation.learn more
The University of Houston’s Learning Abroad program offers undergraduate students a unique educational experience overseas. With partnerships in Central and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia — the options to study abroad are virtually unlimited.learn more
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the best university in the city and in the state of Texas. Over 43,000 students attend each year, experiencing our unique culture both on campus and in the city of Houston. The city of Houston’s distinct, unique, and rich culture lends itself to world-class teaching and groundbreaking research.learn more
The UH Student Center is a place where students can feel at home while on campus — developing friends at the Legacy Lounge, grabbing a bite to eat from one of the many food selections available from Chick-fil-A, Freshii, Panda Express, shopping for new Cougar gear at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore, or participating in a bowling tournament.learn more
As an undergraduate or graduate student, you will meet classmates, faculty, and staff from all walks of life. Additionally, we boast more than 500+ student organizations, 17 intercollegiate sports teams, and nine residence communities that house 6,000+ students.learn more
Our faculty takes pride in furthering student education and preparing successful professionals. Across disciplines, our professors have received national and international awards. What makes our faculty special is not only their knowledge of the subjects they teach, but also their genuine care for their students. This dynamic relationship makes for an engaging learning environment.learn more
MD Anderson Library has over 117,000 square feet of study space, including private study rooms, access to printers and a 24-hour lounge area. The 8-level tower has two computer labs for student use. The Academic Research Center, housed within the Library, provides resources for student research. The Learning Commons caters to high-end multimedia and collaborative study needs.learn more
With the third largest on-campus student population in Texas, there is always a place on campus for you to build relationships and engage with peers. Student Housing & Residential Life provides an experience that is a direct reflection of the authentic student lifestyle.learn more
The University of Houston promotes health in all facets of student life. Our UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center is one of the best campus recreation facilities in the country where state-of-the-art equipment, workout classes, a rock climbing wall, aquatic activities and much more to help you stay in shape are housed.learn more
William Jackson III was a three-year starter at the University of Houston, and, one of the best cornerbacks in the nation. He was selected twice to the American Athletic Conference team and was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 24th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.learn more
Jonathon Simmons only spent one season in a Houston Cougar uniform earning a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology. In his brief time, Simmons was named to the RAMADA All-College Classic All-Tournament Team and earned Conference USA Player of the Week honors. He now plays for the San Antonio Spurs.learn more
Elizabeth Koshy is a current Business Marketing student at the University of Houston and an internet sensation. She is known as “LIzzz” on social media and has 4+ million followers. Koshy’s stardom allowed her to take over MTV’s Vine account for the MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show.learn more
Jim Parsons graduated from the University of Houston in 1996 and is a television and movie star — appearing in Judging Amy and Garden State. In 2007, he began his successful run on The Big Bang Theory where he won Emmy Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2013 for his work on the show.learn more
Robert Flores is a national TV anchor and sports journalist. He is the studio host for MLB Network and NHL Network; he is most known for anchoring ESPNEWS and ESPN SportsCenter. A Houston native, Flores attended J. Frank Dobie High School in Southeast Houston. He graduated from the University of Houston in 1992 with a Bachelors of Arts in Radio and Television.learn more
Shannon Miller is the only American to rank among the Top 10 All-Time gymnasts, and the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – twice in 2006 and 2008. Miller received her undergraduate degree in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Houston.learn more
Sophie Paine is a former University of Houston volleyball star and an official athlete of Australia’s national women’s volleyball team. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in May 2016. Paine will be training with the Australian national team in her quest to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.learn more
Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. is the first African-American to perform a spacewalk. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Houston; a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and a Doctorate of Medicine from Texas Tech University School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Harris, Jr. serves as President of the Harris Foundation.learn more
Carl Lewis is one of two athletes to win nine Olympic gold medals, and, one of two Olympic athletes to win four golds in the same event. He also won 10 medals, including eight golds, at the World Outdoor Championships, the most by any athlete in the world. Sports Illustrated named Lewis the “Olympian of the Century.”learn more
Case Keenum came to be nationally known as a member of the Cougars football team. He became the NCAA’s all-time leader in total passing yards, touchdowns and completions. As a result of his on-field contributions to Houston’s success, Keenum was named to several All-American lists. He is the only quarterback in Division I FBS football history to have passed for more than 5,000 yards in each of his three seasons.learn more
David Williams is the President and Chief Executive of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston. Williams leads 61 worldwide chapters and organizes grant wishes that put smiles on the faces of 240,000 children and counting.learn more
One of the Top 50 NBA players of all-time hails from the University of Houston. Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon led the Rockets to back-to-back championships with his impressive scoring, rebounding, and shot-blocking abilities. In 2008, he was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. At UH, Olajuwon founded Phi Slamma Jamma and led the Cougars to back-to-back Final Four appearances.learn more
If you love sports, you have probably heard Jim Nantz’s voice covering sporting events. Since the 1990s, Nantz worked on telecasts for the NFL, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball, and the PGA Tour for CBS Sports. The three-time Emmy Award winner and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year graduated from the University of Houston in 1981 with a degree in radio/television.learn more
Karen Katz is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Neiman Marcus Group. Her career at Neiman spans over a period of 27 years. She began as a store merchandise manager and she rose through the ranks as a divisional merchandise manager, store manager, and store director. In 1982, she received her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business.learn more
As CEO and President of Potbelly Sandwich Works, Aylwin B. Lewis helped the company’s 400+ locations gross over $300 million annually in revenue. Also, Lewis is a member of the Board of Directors for The Walt Disney Company, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and the Bauer College of Business. Lewis received dual Bachelor’s Degrees and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston.learn more
Kevin Kolb is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play football for the Cougars. He was the first true freshman to start in the season opener in school history and was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year and Conference USA Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Year. Kolb went on to play in the NFL for seven seasons.learn more
In 2009, Sebastian Vollmer graduated from the University of Houston. Soon after, he was drafted by the New England Patriots. When Vollmer arrived at the University of Houston from Germany, he did not speak English. His hard work and determination helped him earn dual Bachelor Degrees in communications and economics during his time at the University of Houston.learn more
Tilman Fertitta studied Business Administration and Hospitality Management during his time at the University of Houston. He is the owner and CEO of Landry’s Inc., one of the country’s biggest restaurant corporations. Fertitta serves as a Board of Regents member for the University of Houston system.learn more
Education extends beyond the classroom. We support success with wellness programs, counseling services, a professional police force, and specialized resources for all students. Living on campus provides the opportunity to join a diverse group of students from around the world learning together in first-rate facilities.learn more
The Honors College provides a supportive small-college environment where student receive the personal attention of a small college while having all of the resources of a large university. Students in the Honors College also benefit from priority registration.learn more
The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is the place for students who want to make a difference on campus. Everybody is somebody at the University of Houston, and with over 500 student organizations, CSI helps students find the place for them to make the biggest impact. CSI is located in Student Center North room N103.learn more
Our PALS Mentoring Program assist freshmen with everything from scheduling conflicts to finding resources on campus. The program’s goal is to provide freshmen an opportunity to have an advisor who serves as a “Freshman Life” guide and can answer the many questions a first-year student will undoubtedly have.learn more
There is nothing wrong with getting extra academic help. The Learning Support Services (LSS) provides academic counseling, success workshops, peer tutoring, and innovative collaborations with University of Houston colleges. LSS services are free to currently enrolled students.learn more
Our marching band, known as “The Spirit of Houston,” performs at athletic and school events all year.
UH Athletics encourages student-athletes to achieve their highest academic, athletic, and personal aspirations.
UH Theatre & Dance hosts performances on-campus and at Houston's Miller Outdoor Theater.
Shasta the Cougar is the official mascot selected by former UH Professor John W. Bender.
Cougar Red Readers is a community partnership where student-athletes read to local 2nd and 3rd graders.
Each year, we welcome Coogs back to campus with a student organization fair, social activities, and free raffle prizes.
Frontier Fiesta is a carnival which includes live music. Recent performers include B.O.B., Schoolboy Q, and Rae Sremmurd.
The SPB shapes Cooglife by hosting five student events per week to get Coogs involved on-campus.
Homecoming is a week-long celebration with a pep rally, Coog-Lympics, live music, and the BIG football game.
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