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Some of the best-known colleges in America are in small, isolated towns. Even colleges in big cities like Houston can be in areas that prevent you from experiencing all the city has to offer. At UST, you enjoy the benefits of living in America's 4th largest city while having quick access to the Texas Medical Center, Downtown Houston and all the cultural activities in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston's Innovation Corridor.

Best of Both Worlds
Big city. Amazing location.
Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center district in Houston
Texas Medical Center

The largest medical complex in the world, with over 50 institutions and over 100,000 employees.

 
Aerial view of downtown Houston, Texas during daytime
Downtown Houston

Home to multiple Fortune 500 companies, the downtown area employs about 150,000 people.

 
 
University of St. Thomas students studying at Siphon Coffee in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, Texas
Cafes

Siphon Coffee is a popular indoor and outdoor study hangout, just a 5 minute walk from the campus.

 
University of St. Thomas students walking past the Black Labrador restaurant and British pub in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, Texas
Restaurants

The Black Labrador British pub and restaurant borders the campus and offers student discounts.

 
 
University of St. Thomas students at Metro station in the Houston, Texas Museum District
Museum District

It's a short walk to 19 museums and the METRORail to downtown, midtown and Texas Medical Center.

 
University of St. Thomas students at TOMO mags magazine shop in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, Texas
Indy bookstores

TOMO Mags is a popular spot near campus, featuring independent publications from around the world.

 
 
University of St. Thomas students hanging out at Kung Fu Tea in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, Texas
Tea rooms

Another popular UST student hangout is Kung Fu Tea, a short walk from campus in the heart of Montrose.

 
University of St. Thomas students hanging out at Common Bond Bakery in Houston, Texas
Bakeries

Common Bond Bakery is a popular bakery near campus and a great study spot.

Houston, Texas is one of the most diverse cities in the U.S. and boasts one of the largest economies in the world. With over 20 Fortune 500 companies (3rd among all metropolitan areas in the U.S.), we are home to half of the Fortune 500 companies in Texas. Houston is also the No. 1 city in America for 2018 graduates based on factors like cost of living, nightlife and median income.