Discover the Best of Houston at HCU

Experience what it’s like to attend HCU and embrace life in the vibrant and exciting city of Houston, Texas. With access to an incredible music scene, a beautiful museum district, thriving local restaurants, nearby state parks, beaches and more, HCU and Houston have something for everyone.

Facts About Life In Houston

  • As the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States, Houston is home to nearly 2.3 million people.
  • Over 7.2 million people call the Greater Houston area home, more than double the number of people residing in either New Mexico or Mississippi.
  • Houston’s Museum District is the fourth-largest in America and features 18 impressive homes of culture all within blocks of each other.
  • Houston parks are home to an impressive 150 miles of trails and expansive 3,000 acres of greenspace.

Explore Fine Arts

Museums and more

Houston is home to an incredible museum district, vibrant music scene, zoo, aquariums. Embrace the fine arts and exhibits and gain an understanding of Houston culture.

A Student's Paradise

Have frugal fun

From discounted meals at local restaurants to discounted tickets to events and attractions, HCU students can take advantage of deals and savings to make their college experience even more enjoyable.

City of Possibilities

Explore more

From outdoor activities to educational attractions, there’s plenty of opportunities for you to explore around the city. Find yourself immersed in a unique culture that can’t be found anywhere else.

Embrace New Tastes

Experience more

Whether you’re looking for a place to eat or relax after classes, HCU and the city of Houston have you covered with all the best local spots. Experience more and embrace new tastes with a dynamic and expansive selection of restaurants around town.

Experience Sports History

Cheer on the home team

Houston is home to an abundance of sports history thanks to professional sports teams like the Astros, Rockets and Texans. Add in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and there’s something for everyone.

Houston's Neighbors

Explore nearby neighbors

Explore Kemah Boardwalk, state parks or head over to Galveston for a day at the beach! Nearby communities like Sugar Land, the Woodlands, and more all offer plenty for HCU students to see and do as well.