Living In Houston

In addition to being the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston is also the most racially and ethnically diverse of the country’s 10 most populous metropolitan areas.

Even if it’s just for your two years in the MBA program, you will find Houston a place you can call home with its blend of Southern charm, international flavor and big city attractions.


We capitalize upon our position as home to the second largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in the country and our relationships with corporate entities within the world’s largest medical complex and the energy capital of the world located right here in our backyard.

Our students avail themselves of the rich cultural life that Houston has to offer with its many business and cultural districts–Rice Village and the Museum District (our home), the Energy Corridor, the Theater District and the Galleria/Uptown Park shopping district, to name a few. Much like the students we attract, Houston is a city that is multifaceted and ambitious. Consider:

  • There are more than 145 languages spoken here.
  • Houston is a truly international city: 1 in 4 Houstonians relocated here from outside the U.S.
  • The Port of Houston ranks first in U.S. foreign tonnage.
  • Houston ranks as a top 10 greenest city, with more than 128 miles of hike and bike trails along our parks and bayou system.
  • Our low cost of living means Houston ranks 1st among U.S. cities where paychecks stretch the farthest.
  • Places to worship include 37 megachurches, 40 synagogues and numerous temples and other denomination and faith-based opportunities.
  • Houston hosts the third largest concentration of consular offices, representing 86 nations.
  • We are home to professional football, soccer, baseball and basketball teams.
  • Resident companies in ballet, opera, symphony and theatre thrive in Houston.
  • As a "Third Coast" city, Houston provides easy access to beaches and pier attractions.