About

University of Houston

Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.

Houston Points of Interest:

The Houston area offers many attractions.  Just a few are highlighted below.

 The Galleria: Sprawling network of hotels, restaurants, and shops circling a giant indoor ice skating rink.

Minute Maid Park:  Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Minute Maid Park combines the feel of a classic old-time park with the amenities of modern ones.

Home of the Houston Astros.

Museum of Fine Arts:  The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, and also includes Baroque and Renaissance art, African tribal art, a sculpture garden and a teaching wing, where the works of students and top Texas artists are displayed.

Houston Zoo: A 55-acre (22 ha) zoological park located within Hermann Park. It houses over 6,000 animals belonging to over 900 species. In addition, embark on a journey to the newly added African Forest.

Hermann Park:  The first public park in Houston provides a wooded site with picnic areas, running trails, lots of on-leash dog walking areas, the Houston Zoological Gardens, a public golf course and an outdoor theater featuring plays and live music.

Houston Museum of Natural Science:  This outstanding science museum has a spectacular collection of mineral specimens, a dinosaur skeleton, space-station models,   a planetarium, IMAX theater and a six-story butterfly center in which these beautiful creatures land delicately on outstretched arms.

Discovery Green: A 11.78-acre park includes a lake, bandstands and venues for public performances, two dog runs, a children’s area and multiple recreational areas.

Space Center Houston:  The official visitors center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  It features a multitude of permanent exhibits, attractions and theaters.

Children’s Museum:  Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and the arts.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center: A 155-acre nature sanctuary 4 miles west of downtown. Five miles of walking trails through forest, meadow and pond habitats offer opportunities to see frogs, turtles and other wildlife.