About University of Houston-Downtown

Founded in 1974, University of Houston-Downtown. is a college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 12,865 full time undergraduate students, and 1,386 full time graduate students.

The University of Houston-Downtown Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 356 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Houston-Downtown include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate82%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range820-990
ACT Range17-21

Admissions at UHD are considered Less Selective, with ,23% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

61% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 27% were in the top quarter, and 9% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Houston-Downtown.

8%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
58%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
12%
“I only go out in groups”
40%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
48%
“I feel extremely safe”
67%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
16%
“We live for the big game”
21%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
38%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
15%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
14%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
53%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
33%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
25%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
48%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
23%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
31%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
2%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
8%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
58%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
12%
“I only go out in groups”
40%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
48%
“I feel extremely safe”
67%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
16%
“We live for the big game”
21%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
38%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
15%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
14%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
53%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
33%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
25%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
48%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
23%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
31%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
2%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    57 Students rated on-campus housing 2 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    40 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    77 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    82 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    83 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    81 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    83 Students rated local services 4 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    82 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Houston-Downtown REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Houston-Downtown?

73 Students rated University of Houston-Downtown

Katie - 04/14/2024

The University of Houston-Downtown offers affordable education with top-notch facilities and accommodations. Its stellar reputation earns it 4 stars for quality education and excellent amenities, making it a top choice for students seeking value and excellence.

Alec - 01/11/2024

My name is Alec Arbona and I want to take the time out of my day to talk about University of Houston- Downtown, mostly known as UHD, and how it has been such an postive impact in my life. I am a College Freshman and I truly love mostly everything about this school, knowing there’s still more to know about. First of all,the way my teachers presented themselves within each of my classes was just amazing, and their availability was even better. I was able to pass with a 3.725 GPA on my first semester and I am extremely happy about it. I definitely reccomend UHD for anyone going into their first years as a college student. The affordable tuition, the variety of majors, and of course, the fitness center are all great components of this college. I personally love the Wellness and Success Center because I have a passion for improving myself at the gym every single day, and the gym they have here does not disappoint at all. It has every machine you need to grow. There’s 3 floors where you can access the weight room on the first floor, the 2nd weight room with a variety of cardiovascular machines on the second floor, and private rooms for yoga, zumba sessions, and more on the third floor. They truly have everything needed and I can’t stress this enough, the amount of amazing people i have met as I continued my first semester as a college student made everything easier. I feel a lot more confident now than before and I am ready to take on the second semester because I know UHD will not disappoint. Definitely recommend anyone to apply for this college, you won’t regret it!

Dwayne - 10/26/2023

In my opinion, the University of Houston-Downtown is a great place for higher education. It's located right in the heart of Houston, Texas, which means you're surrounded by a vibrant city with lots of job opportunities. The campus is pretty diverse, and that's a big plus, as you get to meet people from various backgrounds. The professors are generally quite knowledgeable and approachable. They genuinely seem to care about your success, and you can often find them during their office hours for extra help. The class sizes aren't too big, so you're not just a face in the crowd. This means you can have more interactive discussions with your peers and professors. The university offers a variety of programs, and they've been working on expanding their facilities and resources over the years. There are plenty of clubs and organizations to join, which is a good way to make friends and be involved on campus. Of course, like any place, it's not perfect. Some buildings may not be the newest, and parking can be a bit of a hassle. But overall, if you're looking for a decent education and the experience of being in a diverse, urban setting, the University of Houston-Downtown is a solid choice.

Lucia - 07/11/2023

University of Houston-Downtown is a small campus compared to bigger-name universities. They have an extension in the north-west side of town but they are limited to what programs they offer there. The professors are very caring but the person that is in charge of the education system there is a bit unorganized. I have had issues and so have many other students who are in the same program as me. Overall it is a great school with affordable prices. I just wish they would get someone who will take better care of the student's academic needs.

University of Houston-Downtown FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Houston-Downtown?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Houston-Downtown is 82%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    When I graduated high school I made the decision to wait to go back to college. After all the strugles I have been through to pay bills, fighting to get a job in an office, and working toward a future if I could give my senior self any advice, it would be to start college the following semester and to not wait. I thought waiting would be a good thing since at the time I had no clue what I wanted to do. Now, I am having to take classes that I would have been exempt from as well having to relearn a few thigns. I would beg myself to not make this mistake. However, dispite wishing I had done this five years ago I am happy that I am finally working toward a better future for myself.

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  3. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating portion of my school is the lack of services that are available for those students who attend school in the evening. I am not able to get to those services or ask the questions because their student services areas are closed at 5pm. Calling is a hassle, I understand that there the students are a priority that are physically and capable to be there during the day, but I cannot speak to a live person, once I leave a message I never get a return phone call.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    MY CLASSMATES WERE GREAT.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    My school is not on many scholarship lists. I have a very hard time filling in blanks that ask for the school name. It has many different branches and none of them are on any down drops for school listings. It makes applying for many scholarships difficult.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    UHD is a large and successful school with diversity amongst the student body, a sprawling campus, multiple degree programs, and classes that can fit any schedule.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    University of Houston-Downtown is close to bus and metro rail. It is small enough that I do not have trouble getting from class to class. The professors are there for the students. Disability Services is available to students that need it.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The best aspect of this educational facility is its ability personalizes each student?s success. While attending this institution, I have been able to meet personally with Deans, Professors, Counselors, and administrators to resolve issues that I felt were important to me. In addition, I have witnessed genuine concern for personal differences as it is related to ethnicity, personalities, gender, and individual thinking.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I regreat I wait to long to obtain my undergardute education in this university. I decided to attend this university knowing that this was the right university for me

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Students who are interested in getting their education quickly, inexpensively, and conveniently.

    Read all  11 answers
  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The kind of person that should not attend University of Houston is a person thats going to choose to want to be a party animal. In college their is going to be alot more freedom. Parents will not be on your back, and your teachers will not care if you choose not to show up for class. So if as a person you dont have the restraint or self control to put first things first, then going to college is not for you. A person walking into this college like its the same thing as high school is not ready.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I would say my school is best know for their flexability in times for their classes

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I love the fact that you get the college experience without being in a big university. Small classes and student-teacher interaction is not common among 4-year universities so the fact that UHD has the best of worlds is great.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Not have yet started but I believe they'll be challenging

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    A lot of rich arabs

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Soccer

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  17. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I decided to go to this school because the tuition is lower than most other universities, smaller school, and the distance is not too far away. The classrooms are smaller and easier to find. There's many awesome people who're willing to help you. What I like is that this school has a floor where you're able to get a good view of the outside world. The library is pretty nice too; it has a coffee shop inside so that's pretty neat. The professors aren't too bad either! I also think the faculties care about the students' safety. There's also a lot of majors to choose from so that's what makes this school great. Very diverse. I don't know if I'll graduate in this school, but I hope to learn a lot from it.

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

12,865

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,386

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

28

Student Organizations

1

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
9%
% Black or African-American
21%
% Hispanic/Latino
46%
% White or Caucasian
16%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

79% of students attending University of Houston-Downtown receive some sort of financial aid. 56% were awarded federal grants. While 21% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$15,494

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,210

Books and Supplies

$8,720

Room and Board

25,424

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,552
$30 - $48K
$6,078
$48 - $75K
$10,336
$75 - $110K
$13,247
$110K & UP
$13,826

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