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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
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
UHD is an above-average public university located in Houston, Texas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,320 undergraduate students. The UHD acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Accounting. Graduating 21% of students, UHD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,700.
About University of Houston-Downtown...
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
84%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
920-1080
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$8,766/ 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
$8,201/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,320Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,087
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • There is full time, part time, work-study, no work
    27%
  • Students who works as well
    24%
  • Diversity of students striving for success.
    22%
  • Full time workers advancing their education
    20%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Stressed
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
21%
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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The school itself is beautiful and it’s in an awesome area! The middle of downtown Houston! I love how the classes are smaller than usual about 30 people so you get to understand lessons better compared to a class with 200 people where you wouldn’t learn as much because the class is huge. The school really cares about its students and I really appreciate that, they are very dedicated to making you succeed which is a really good things to have. The support is amazing and I love attending this school!
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UHD is rapidly growing! Currently they have a wonderful business school, and are looking to expand the science departments. The class sizes are small, between 20-30 students per class, and many professors have office hours and are willing to take the extra time to help students learn. This school is more academically focused, but does have a variety of options for research. It is more affordable than most schools, and will not disappoint!
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!