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
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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

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.78 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 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 47 responses
Report
  • Students who works as well
    28%
  • There is full time, part time, work-study, no work
    26%
  • Diversity of students striving for success.
    23%
  • Full time workers advancing their education
    23%

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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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.