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About Houston

Studying acupuncture in Houston is an exciting prospect for any future healthcare practitioner.  The Business Journals’ On the Numbers analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data estimates the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area’s population at 6.22 million as of April 1, 2012, up 274,162 from 5.95 million a year earlier, making Houston now the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the nation.  Clutch city, a nickname given to the city of Houston, is always on the move in terms of business, technology and culture.  Besides being a mecca for the thriving petroleum industry, Houston is also home to one of the world’s best and largest medical complex in the world – The Texas Medical Center.

Great Opportunities
Houston isn’t just a great place to study acupuncture and oriental medicine. With a diverse population of over 6 million people, Houston also offers tremendous opportunities for future acupuncturists to excel in their practices.  Because of the concentration of medical facilities in Houston, students seeking an acupuncture education have the opportunity to combine alternative medicine schooling with practical experience in traditional medical facilities.

Asian Community
For individuals who love Asian art and food, Houston offers one of the richest Asian cultures in the U.S.  With the Asian community only about 10 minutes away, students can enjoy Chinese shops, restaurants, and the annual Dragon dance and festivals.

Cost of Living
Houston has one of the lowest cost of living among major American cities. Learn more.  It also has the most affordable housing of the 10 most populated metropolitan areas, with the cost being about 11 percent below the national average.  To compare the cost of living between your city and Houston, click here.  Forbes has ranked Houston first among US cities where paychecks stretch the furthest.

Living Arrangement
Housing in Houston is one of the most affordable compared to other major cities. A one bedroom apartment may range from $600 – $800 per month. Students can choose from over a hundred different apartments, and three apartment complexes are within walking distance of the college.  Along with apartments, the College can also provide assistance for students interested in purchasing a home. In addition, students are recommended to have a car in Houston.  For further assistance with apartments or homes, please contact ACAOM at info@acaom.edu. International students may also contact the institution at 800-729-4456.

Other Highlights:
Our main campus is conveniently located in a centralized area, some of Houston’s highlights:

  • Texas Medical Center
  • Galleria Shopping Center
  • 17-square block Theater District
  • Houston Museum District (one of the largest in the country!)
  • 5 National Sports Teams
  • Award-winning Schools