University of Houston - Downtown Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.71 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities656 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies222 Graduates
Business Administration and Management106 Graduates
Procurement and Contracts Management82 Graduates
International Business62 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responsesReport
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses
University of Houston - Downtown Reviews
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.
I went to UHD for about 3 semesters and ended up transferring due to being accepted into an Engineering program somewhere else. Really enjoyed my time at this school. The Professors are top notch. Diverse student body. The Main academic building is very confusing however to understand. The elevators would get stuck far to frequently. This schools downfall lies with the advisors and the parking. Many advisors either do not respond through email/telephone or, leave you waiting for hours during face-to-face meetings. As for parking, I understand its a downtown location but it needs to be made much more affordable for starters. Second, there needs to be something done about possibly adding the current "paid" parking lot into additional parking that is paid for under the schools jurisdiction. It makes no sense to have the closest parking lot to the two largest populated buildings not belong to the school and charge students.
While the drive downtown is not my favorite drive, most of my professors have been completely awesome! They are passionate about their subject matter, and I have had no complaints. Only downside...is that it is downtown.