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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Houston - Downtown is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Website

University of Houston - Downtown Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
820-990
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$6,450/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,552/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,078/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,336/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,247/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,826/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.71 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,329Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
37%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Students who works as well
    26%
  • There is full time, part time, work-study, no work
    26%
  • Diversity of students striving for success.
    22%
  • Full time workers advancing their education
    22%
  • Diverse
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses
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I've been a student here for about 5 school years, this would be my sixth. I came in right after high school unsure of what it was I wanted to major in. The school is a great place to find your calling. With various events and seminars, in no time at all, I knew my career choice was in business. The classes are small and it allows professors to have more one on one with their students. Flexible and and affordable I was able to work and go to school. I recently graduated with my undergrad and am now attending to receive my MBA. They have just been named the fastest growing and effective MBA program in Houston!
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It's cheap, easy to get scholarships, easy to get recognized, safe, and it has a small environment which is ideal for a college student to get to know their professors. Plus, it's right in downtown! I am part of a honor society for STEM majors and they provided the opportunity for me to do scientific research, and I am in my freshmen year! (also getting a stipend for it). The university is also down the block from the world's largest medical center (hint hint pre-med and pre-nursing students)! As for the social life, one can say that students do somewhat lack is school spirit because it is a commute school so once students are done with classes, they leave. However, it is easier to get involved because of the small environment! I work as a personal trainer at the campus recreation center and I am also part of the orientation team. So I would say that I have been very blessed here at UHD! As my freshmen year is coming to an end, I realize I would not want it anywhere else.
My experience at University of Houston-Downtown has been a positive experience overall. As a student who has held a full-time job for the duration of my college career, there are several aspects of the school that are attractive to my lifestyle. There are lots of Inter-mural sports to engage in, ROI rate is very high,and convenient class times for working students, and a very convenient location. All of the professors that I have encountered are helpful and well qualified to fulfill their jobs.

Even though UHD is designed for working students and is not far from UH- Main, it would be nice to have some type of housing accomodation or a partner apartment complex that gives students discounts who do wish to live closer to campus. Houston is a very large city in land mass and traffic here is horrible. Sometimes, it is almost impossible to get to class on time during peak traffic hours. I think this will also increase student engagement in on-campus activities.