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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
UHD is an above-average public university located in Houston, Texas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,201 undergraduate students. The UHD acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Accounting. Graduating 20% of students, UHD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,700.
1 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

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.

UHDowntown Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
940-1080
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$7,883/ 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
$8,698/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.92 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses

Majors

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
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    47%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,201Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,479
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
68%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • There is full time, part time, work-study, no work
    32%
  • Students who works as well
    25%
  • Diversity of students striving for success.
    21%
  • Full time workers advancing their education
    19%
  • Outgoing
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
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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I have been attending UH-D for less than a year, however they had made everything in my college life easy as can be. During this pandemic everything has had me on edge especially contracting the virus made me even more traumatized. However thanks to the advisors and counselors the university has to offer they had made my first semester a breezy one. Although I am doing an online program all the professors are professional and really do their best to help out in anyway they can. They really want you to succeed and I am very lucky and happy with my decision on attending this marvelous and great university!
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The University of Houston-Downtown is an incredible institution. The sources that the school has to offer should be taken advantage of to become the best student possible. From the reading and writing center to the supplemental instructors in class are amazing!
The diversity of the school is great as well. It makes me feel comfortable because the school opens its doors to anyone who wants to take their education to the next level. Overall the University of Houston-Downtown is an amazing place to continue anyone's education. The possibilities are endless at UHD!
I was very hesitant on taking and doing my program online, but due to the situation with Covid-19 and work I believe it was best to do it online. I am very happy so far with my professors and with how professional they are. Also if i have questions they do their best to answer promptly and will explain everything in detail to make sure you understand. Over all my classes are going smoothly I can't wait to see what the following semester brings!