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
    A-
  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
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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
SAT Range
820-990
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$35
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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses
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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 48 responses
Report
  • Students who works as well
    27%
  • There is full time, part time, work-study, no work
    27%
  • Diversity of students striving for success.
    23%
  • Full time workers advancing their education
    23%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%

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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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.
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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.
Great school, will transfer tentatively and I can't wait to come back home to Houston. Houston has always been the place I wanted to be, despite the floods and all. I'm grateful to be where I am! And I can't wait to come back. I will miss the people in Dallas, but it was enjoyable!