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University of Houston

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University of Houston, Houston United States

Ranking

# 651-660QS World University Rankings

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5Undergraduate programs

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27Postgraduate programs

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About University of Houston

The University of Houston, founded in 1927, is a public research institution comprised of 16 academic colleges and an interdisciplinary Honors College.  Programs are offered through the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Honors, Public Affairs, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Law, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Technology. Its primary campus is located in Houston, but two instructional sites are located in Sugar Land and Katy.

The University of Houston is a public research university recognized throughout the world as a leader in energy and health research, law, business and environmental education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning, strategic industry partnerships and state-of-the-art facilities such the interdisciplinary Technology Bridge and the Health District, which integrates a mix of research and teaching spaces with health care clinics serving the surrounding community.

Located in America's fourth-largest city, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse metropolitan research universities in the United States, serving more than 46,000 students in one of the most culturally diverse regions in the country. In addition to preparing its students to succeed in today's global economy, UH is a catalyst within its own community - changing lives through health, education and outreach projects that help build a future for children and families in Houston, in Texas and around the world. Other distinctive merits of UH include the establishment of a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, which indicates a strong foundation for undergraduate education and academic achievement, a historic Division I athletics program with premier facilities, top-level arts programs and an internationally recognized faculty that includes a Nobel Laureate, National Medal of Science winners, Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winners and members of prestigious National Academies. Nestled on a tree-lined campus, UH is just minutes from downtown Houston, the Texas Medical Center, and Houston's bustling theater and museum districts. The University of Houston is home to world-class teaching, revolutionary research, one of the most important collections of public art by any university in the United States and nationally recognized students - all working together to create a globally competitive educational environment.


About University of Houston

The University of Houston, founded in 1927, is a public research institution comprised of 16 academic colleges and an interdisciplinary Honors College.  Programs are offered through the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Honors, Public Affairs, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Law, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Technology. Its primary campus is located in Houston, but two instructional sites are located in Sugar Land and Katy.

The University of Houston is a public research university recognized throughout the world as a leader in energy and health research, law, business and environmental education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning, strategic industry partnerships and state-of-the-art facilities such the interdisciplinary Technology Bridge and the Health District, which integrates a mix of research and teaching spaces with health care clinics serving the surrounding community.

Located in America's fourth-largest city, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse metropolitan research universities in the United States, serving more than 46,000 students in one of the most culturally diverse regions in the country. In addition to preparing its students to succeed in today's global economy, UH is a catalyst within its own community - changing lives through health, education and outreach projects that help build a future for children and families in Houston, in Texas and around the world. Other distinctive merits of UH include the establishment of a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, which indicates a strong foundation for undergraduate education and academic achievement, a historic Division I athletics program with premier facilities, top-level arts programs and an internationally recognized faculty that includes a Nobel Laureate, National Medal of Science winners, Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winners and members of prestigious National Academies. Nestled on a tree-lined campus, UH is just minutes from downtown Houston, the Texas Medical Center, and Houston's bustling theater and museum districts. The University of Houston is home to world-class teaching, revolutionary research, one of the most important collections of public art by any university in the United States and nationally recognized students - all working together to create a globally competitive educational environment.


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The University of Houston was founded in 1927. Acreage was acquired for a permanent campus in 1936, and the first building, the Roy Gustav Cullen Memorial Building, opened in 1939. UH public service and community activities, such as cultural offerings, clinical services, policy studies, and small-business initiatives, serve a diverse metropolitan population. Likewise, the resources of the Gulf Coast region complement and enrich the university's academic programs, providing students with professional expertise, practical experience, and career opportunities. In fact, more than 84 percent of our students secure career-level jobs within three months of graduation.

UH has awarded more than 200,000 degrees, and approximately 75 percent of our alumni remain in the Houston area. UH offers 109 bachelor's, 131 master's, 51 doctoral, and three special professional degree programs through the university's 12 colleges. The university awards more than 6,500 degrees annually. UH is the most ethnically diverse research university in the nation. The 35,180 students enrolled in fall 2004 were 39.5 percent white, 18.7 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, 18.1 percent Hispanic, 13.0 percent African American, 8.1 percent International, 0.4 percent Native American, and 2.2 percent unknown; 75 percent undergraduate and 25 percent postbaccalaureate, graduate, and professional; 48 percent male and 52 percent female; 89 percent Texas residents.

Our 560-acre campus includes lush greenery, fountains, sculptures, and recreational fields surrounding modern classrooms, high-tech laboratories, and study facilities, and affords students a well-equipped setting for academic pursuits and proximity to the heart of the nation's fourth largest city. Campus landmarks include the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, the Athletics/Alumni Center, the Moores School of Music, and the LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting, which houses KUHT-TV/HoustonPBS (the nation's first educational television station), KUHF-FM, the Center for Public Policy polling center, and television studio labs. The 191,730-square-foot Science and Engineering Research and Classroom Complex is set for completion in 2006 and promises unprecedented interdisciplinary cooperation within the sciences, with cutting-edge facilities for research and teaching.

UH offers 109 bachelor's, 131 master's, 51 doctoral, and three special professional degree programs through the university's 12 colleges. The university awards more than 6,500 degrees annually. UH is the most ethnically diverse research university in the nation. The 35,180 students enrolled in fall 2004 were 39.5 percent white, 18.7 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, 18.1 percent Hispanic, 13.0 percent African American, 8.1 percent International, 0.4 percent Native American, and 2.2 percent unknown; 75 percent undergraduate and 25 percent postbaccalaureate, graduate, and professional; 48 percent male and 52 percent female; 89 percent Texas residents.


University information

Bachelor

1080+
3+
6+
79+

Master

610+
6+
79+
37,837
82%
18%
6,656
59%
41%
2,142
78%
22%

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Rankings & ratings

University of Houston is one of the top universities in Houston, United States. It is ranked #651-660 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #551- 600
  • 2014
    #551-600
  • 2015
    #551-600
  • 2016
    #501-550
  • 2017
    #601-650
  • 2018
    #601-650
  • 2019
    #651-700
  • 2020
    #651-700
  • 2021
    #701-750
  • 2022
    #701-750
  • 2023
    #751-800
  • 2024
    #641-650
  • 2025
    #651-660

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