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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The status of UHD operations and classes for spring 2021 will be guided by UHD’s Response Matrix and other guidance from state officials and health professionals. As a state institution, UHD follows the directives of the Office of the Texas Governor. By executive order, the Governor has moved Texas into Phase Three of his reopening plan. Full details regarding Coronavirus operation www.uhd.edu

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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade unavailable
  10. Campus Food
    grade unavailable
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
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From University of Houston - Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor's and master's degree programs aimed at career preparation.

From the day our doors opened more than 40 years ago, UHD has expanded to serve the educational needs of America’s fourth-largest city.

We’re located right in the heart of Downtown Houston, one of the nation’s most culturally diverse metropolitan areas. So naturally, we’ve created an environment that welcomes and embraces students from all backgrounds.

With a 20-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, we provide a unique hands-on learning environment for each student. They can choose from face-to-face instruction downtown or on our satellite locations, degrees and classes offered completely online and even a combination of the two.

Best of all, we offer everything for one of the lowest tuition rates among state colleges and universities.

We thought you’d like that. And we think you’ll love UHD.

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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

Application Deadline
June 1
Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
920-1080
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$7,159 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,677 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 71 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 93 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 92 responses

Majors

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies is a versatile degree that blends traditional academics with experiential opportunities. It is a versatile degree that is tailored to meet the student’s own career goals, while broadening their body of academic knowledge and refining their professional skill set.

Online

Online Programs Offered
13
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
13
How Students Learn
  • All
    20%
  • None
    45%
  • Some
    34%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,629 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,507
Undergrads Over 25
31%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
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Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
  • There is full time, part time, work-study, no work
    31%
  • Students who works as well
    24%
  • Diversity of students striving for success.
    22%
  • Full time workers advancing their education
    19%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
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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