University of Houston is on a 895-acre campus in the urban setting of Houston, Texas.
University of Houston has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? University of Houston has fraternities and sororities.
University of Houston has the Metropolitan Volunteer Program. In fact, more students participate in the Metropolitan Volunteer Program than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at University of Houston include Student Program Board, Muslim Student Association, Filipino Student Association and American Medical Student Association.
University of Houston students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Cat's Back and Frontier Fiesta.
This table offers information on housing at University of Houston.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||No special consideration for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||16%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||8,397|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||5,981|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||84%|
University of Houston offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.
Most University of Houston students live off campus. In 2022, 16% of undergrads at University of Houston lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 84% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Houston. There are 8,397 spots available in on-campus housing for all 38,581 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 5,981 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
University of Houston offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At University of Houston there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Houston:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of Houston is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Houston campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
University of Houston offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of Houston, take Interstate 45 to Houston, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to William P. Hobby airport.
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