University of Houston - Downtown

1,005 reviews
  1. Houston, TX
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  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+
University of Houston - Downtown is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
820-980
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$7,436/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,769/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,103/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,481/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,099/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,060/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
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.73 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,069Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Students who works as well
    29%
  • Full time workers advancing their education
    26%
  • There is full time, part time, work-study, no work
    26%
  • Diversity of students striving for success.
    19%

After University of Houston - Downtown

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
19%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses

Reviews

1,005 reviews
  • Excellent
    215
  • Very Good
    342
  • Average
    364
  • Poor
    45
  • Terrible
    39
Being my first semester at University of Houston - Downtown, I really had no idea how Greek life worked. By the first week I realized how important Greek life was to some students and it was intriguing! Everyday I was asked to join a different association and I can honestly say everyone was extremely nice and helpful. I am considering two different associations to join because of the love they have towards the environment and people. On the first week of the semester, I learned information of a few organizations and everyone was so helpful and welcoming.
  • College Junior
  • 10 months ago
Although I am new to this campus, I have noticed many students have pride for our school. Students of University of Houston - Downtown show love for their colors and mascot and definitely take advantage of the athletic facilities as well. The athletic facilities on campus are clean and appropriate for every student, making one feel at home!
  • College Junior
  • 10 months ago
Studies on the Bayou – I am an International student from Zimbabwe, Africa. Prior to attending UHD I attended and graduated from HCC. After I had been accepted, the enrollment process was a breeze. Navigation through the online system was painless and fast. I thought I knew exactly what to expect, but found myself extremely overwhelmed on my first day of attendance. Needless to say, UHD is far more bigger than HCC...I got lost! It wasn't long after I began to roam the hallway that an SGA member(I think) spotted me out and assisted me in finding my way. Not only did they walk me to the class, but had taken the time out enough to explain where my next class was to be held. I sat down, having a new-found-confidence, confirming the decision I made in UHD. I have been there two semesters thus far, and as an art student found the facilities that were available to me heavenly. The work load is never too much for anyone person to bear. Professors work with students with great professionalism and respect, and I have learned a great deal thus far. Studies on the bayou...need i say more?
  • College Junior
  • June 29 2011