The University of Houston's proud heritage of academic excellence dates back to its founding in 1927. In 1947, the institution launched one of its many rich traditions by adopting the cougar, later named Shasta, as its official mascot.
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.
University of Houston researchers and inventors are transforming ideas into innovations. Our innovators are developing new technologies that span across the delivery of healthcare to harnessing our natural resources. We are also thought leaders around the creation of art and designing programs that support our diverse Houston community.
University Career Services (UCS) offers a multitude of services to assist students and alumni on their pathway to success. Explore different majors using assessments and research; Engage with our counselors through one-on-one counseling and skills workshops - ranging from mock interviews, resume critiques, to job hunting. Students and alumni are empowered to investigate their pathways and network with employers to find the right industry for them. We work with companies and organizations to employ our students during career fairs and on-campus recruitment.
Student Housing & Residential Life is a department within Student Affairs consisting of three primary areas: Residential Life, Operations, and Housing and Conference Services. Approximately 6,000 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).
The University of Houston Libraries provides computers and other equipment to assist students, faculty and staff with disabilities.
The University of Houston offers affordable community health care for UH students, faculty and staff as well as the surrounding community. Our clinics offer low cost options and have flexible options for those who are uninsured.
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.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.
Home of the legendary Phi Slama Jama, the University of Houston has one of the most storied athletics programs in the nation. Our athletic teams’ grit, determination and athletic prowess are undeniable. With the same drive used to dominate on the court or on the field, the UH Athletics department fosters a culture of academic excellence.
The University of Houston is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, professional and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Houston.