Houston, TX
University of Houston-Downtown


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Recent Reviews

Gisselle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really like it because it’s close to home and the teachers can focus on helping you since it’s a small school. The students...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really like it because it’s close to home and the teachers can focus on helping you since it’s a small school. The students are very helpful and people are very sweet. There is also so much to do around. Our teachers aren’t lazy and help us when we need it. The focus is there

Heidi
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University of Houston- Downtown is overall a great school everyone is super nice and practically become a family to you. It i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Houston- Downtown is overall a great school everyone is super nice and practically become a family to you. It is small campus with no dorms, but at the same time it is developing and becoming bigger since there is a building that is being built.

jhalen
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The University of Houston Downtown is a very diverse campus with welcoming people. The campus was very clean and full of life...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Houston Downtown is a very diverse campus with welcoming people. The campus was very clean and full of life with different activities all around.

Stephanie
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As an incoming freshman at the University of Houston-Downtown, I had a set of plans that I was able to achieve thanks to the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an incoming freshman at the University of Houston-Downtown, I had a set of plans that I was able to achieve thanks to the faculty and my peers. Through my first year, I was enrolled as a full-time student on campus but I also wanted to be involved on campus. Joining the Student Government Association as the secretary allowed me to be aware of all the opportunities on campus. Through getting involved I was also able to network with various people which led to me volunteering for the mayor as well as visiting him in the city hall to advocate for the University of Houston-Downtown. Overall, the University of Houston-Downtown is a place filled with opportunities and support.

Teresia
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I just transfer to the University and I must say that it has been a very simple process. They did an amazing job with orient...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I just transfer to the University and I must say that it has been a very simple process. They did an amazing job with orientation and the advisers are very knowledgeable and are going to do their very best to get you in a degree program of your choice. I have emailed Mrs. Shay a couple of times and she always gets back to me even through here busy schedule.

DeJonnette
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INTRO To get an idea of the type of person I am and how I fit into UH-D: I am a liberal, African American woman. I consider m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

INTRO To get an idea of the type of person I am and how I fit into UH-D: I am a liberal, African American woman. I consider myself intelligent, outgoing, and very hard working. I've changed majors a couple of times but settled with Psychology. I come from zero money, drove an older model Jeep, and the only reason I looked at UH-D was that it was cheaper than going to the main campus. SOCIAL LIFE This is the only part of UH-D where I have anything bad to say. This school is small with not that many students. There are not many ways to get involved. Unfortunately, many of the students hang out with their high school friends and are standoffish about letting new friends in, especially older ones like me (I was 24). I didn't go Greek so I cannot speak to that aspect. I did join some organizations and I met a lot of people, but again, no one who really was interested in "admitting new members" to their social group. Many students are close-minded in this respect and can be condescending, standoffish, and arrogant. The only people who I reached any kind of sustaining a relationship with were a few students from my Anthropology class, a recent graduate, and unfortunately my cousin. So while I put myself out there a lot, and was outgoing and friendly and kind, I found myself extremely, extremely lonely in a crowd of thousands of students. Unfortunately, there may be an "age cap" for some people. If not for my personal experience in this area, I would say that I think UH-D is the greatest school in the world. The social aspect is important to me after years of traveling with my military family and people constantly passing in and out of my life with no real permanence. People are generally friendly and approachable and have that Texas courtesy (at least at first). Girls all dress identically in oversized shirts and either shorts or yoga pants. Guys usually wear shorts or jeans and a t-shirt. ACADEMICS The education that UH-D offers is world class. Especially if you are a business major, you will be pushed and you will learn a lot. Virtually every major imaginable is offered. Professors are generally excellent and great at teaching. Many are infectiously enthusiastic about their subject. TAs are hit or miss, like most schools. They usually teach labs or recitation. You may get a TA for a lecture in summers, but I've never seen one for spring or fall. Class sizes are as expected for a university this size. In entry-level courses, there are probably 50+ students, but as you progress, class sizes get smaller and smaller. Grading has always been fair, sometimes there is a curve for the harder classes. Go to class!!!! Put in the effort! And not just so the professor knows your face. Make sure you know where your professor's offices are located! I knew a lot of people who were intimidated to go to professor's office hours. They're just people, just like you. They were in your shoes once. Highly recommend going to them all! Overall, education at UH-D is incredible. It is a top public school in the Houston area and has some great undergraduate programs. FACILITIES & CAMPUS UH-D is gorgeous and well-maintained. You can tell this university has money poured into it by the state and alumni and other donors. There are parks and lawns nearby. It feels like a privilege to go to school in such a nice place. The rec is awesome. Classrooms are classrooms. Never was in one and thought "wow this is nasty." Everything on campus is clean and well-maintained. The library is pretty cool. No complaints about the campus or facilities. ATMOSPHERE Southern, Texan, Urban-city life. School spirit is rarely exhibited. Most of the students are older and keep to themselves. It is a more mature atmosphere than at other schools. I actually like that. THE TOWN Houston is very big, and there's plenty to do. Restaurants, bars, dancing, shopping, shooting range, parks, trails, and more. There are several churches as well if that's your thing. Dallas is about 4 hrs, and Austin is about 2 hrs away. So you've got some opportunities to explore on weekends if you have time. TRAFFIC Ok, traffic is horrendous. Parking is ok, but during the day it can be complicated. My advice is either carpool and lives close enough to campus to walk. But this is to be expected at most universities. OVERALLI've researched many universities, but when it comes to the bottom half of the UH-D is the best school in existence, in my opinion. I quantitatively ranked many schools in the region the University of Houston-Downtown is easily the winner. It's not big, it's beautiful, the academics are great, the weather is awesome, there are opportunities to get involved and participate (whether in clubs or intramurals or service or whatever), and it has something for everyone. Most people looking for a college will have zero problem making friends and having an amazing time. I think UH-D is the greatest school in the world!

Lucero
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Convenient for Houstonians seeking to start their college education at an affordable university. The University of Houston-Do...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Convenient for Houstonians seeking to start their college education at an affordable university. The University of Houston-Downtown is right at the center of Downtown where students are able to experience day to day adventures. Unfortunately, traffic in Houston is terrible, commuting to college is a battle but the city does offer Metro rides and has assessable bike lanes. The university is very diverse!

Hannah
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University of Houston-Downtown has a great student body and highly qualified faculty. The classes are small and personal. You...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Houston-Downtown has a great student body and highly qualified faculty. The classes are small and personal. You get to know your teacher and peers very well. The staff truly cares about you and your future. They will go above and beyond to help you succeed.

Joshua
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University of Houston-Downtown thrives on showcasing it's diverse group of talented and ambitious student body. With professo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Houston-Downtown thrives on showcasing it's diverse group of talented and ambitious student body. With professors who have tremendous job experience, students at UHD are always able to pick up a new skill. UHD has extracurricular activities all around the school to ensure that every student-no matter what major-has the opportunity to get involved. Students has access to small class sizes, which allows them to build relationships with both their fellow classmates and with their favorite professors. For anybody in the Houston area wanting a break from the overwhelming large class size, UHD is a breath of fresh air.

Gladis
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Honestly, when I first visited I thought I something was strange about this campus, everyone was so nice and helpful. I didn...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Honestly, when I first visited I thought I something was strange about this campus, everyone was so nice and helpful. I didn't expect a university in the middle of Houston, with students & staff that go through city traffic every day, to be so friendly. In my opinion, one of the perks of attending the Downtown campus was definitely the metro rail & convenient being right in front of the main building. The metro rails allowed me to explore the city of Houston after I finished my classes for the day. It nearly felt as if all of downtown was part of the campus, and with Houston being so diverse so was UHD. It is amazing to hear the different paths of life that brought everyone to this campus. From the professors & fellow students, everyone had or was beginning their path with the help of UHD. I felt more sure of myself here knowing although we're not all on the same path we all came to UHD to 'finish strong'.

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  • 12,865
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $6,009
  • Acceptance rate
  • 83%

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