The University of Houston System is a network of truly international public research and teaching universities for the 21st Century where students are learning to live and work in a multi-cultural world and become leaders in the complex global marketplace. With approximately 10,000 students graduating from UH System universities every year, we provide a significant educational resource for the city of Houston and the region. Our graduates go on to achieve leadership positions in industry, the arts, education, governmental agencies, and professions throughout the United States and the world.
Among all research and doctoral degree-granting universities in the United States, UH ranked 24th in the number of enrolled non-immigrant international students in the fall 2008. For the same period, UH Clear Lake ranked 40th among all master’s degree granting institutions in the U.S. Our total student enrollment of approximately 60,000 includes over 4,300 international students from 136 nations. Our undergraduate students may choose from 109 majors and minors, and at the graduate level we offer 131 masters, 51 doctoral, and three professional degree programs in law, optometry and pharmacy.
Our renowned faculty includes scholars, clinicians and scientists with real-world experience, including several members of the National Academies, a winner of the National Medal of Science, and a Nobel Peace Laureate. Many of our academic programs rank among the best in the United States, and two of them—Entrepreneurship, and Health and Human Performance—are ranked number one. Within the University of Houston alone, there are more than 40 research labs, centers, and institutes with focuses that include energy, health, and the humanities and fine arts.
These resources and accomplishments are further enhanced through approximately 100 affiliation agreements with higher education institutions on six continents. Through the exchange of students and faculty, scholarly cooperation, and common research interests, we are building bonds with institutions that have a similar mission, focus and desire for academic excellence.
For more information on international admissions at each of the UH System universities, please visit the following websites: