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University of Houston-Downtown

Houston, TX, USA
3.19 Average Rating

Founded in 1974, the University of Houston-Downtown is a 4-year public school and a designated minority and Hispanic-serving institution. UHD is home to five colleges awarding undergraduate degrees in 44 fields of study. For students interested in competitive gaming, UHD hosts an eSports team. The university also features 10 intramural sports leagues including dodgeball and badminton.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
84%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision June 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 15, 2018
Other May 24, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
99%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
22%
Submitting ACT
88%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 18
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 997
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
13,919
Total Number of Undergrads
12,407
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
36%
20-39 Students
52%
40-99 Students
11%
0
100
1%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
13%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,950
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,347
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,058
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1232

Aid & Grants

0
100
46%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
46%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,201
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
46%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,903
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,495

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
27%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,245
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$199
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
90
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Gators
School Colors
Red/Blue
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Houston
Dallas
Austin
San Antonio
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$49,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.19 Average Rating
UHD is excellent school that cares for their students. The cost to attend UHD is very reasonable and professor are very helpful. The campus has vibrant life and have many activities to do.
Christopher from Katy, TX
It’s actually a pretty cool school! The staff are friendly and are willing to help you out. Not only that but the school is easy to figure out.
Bianca - Houston, TX
A school where you're class size is small so that means a lot of chances to know your professor and understand their methods of teaching. It's easy to meet new people and develop friendships. Naturally, everyone helps each other strive for success.
Tatyana
UHD is very homey and comfortable. They are very community and people oriented. The professors are super great and love to teach.
Xochilt from Houston, TX
Centrally located in downtown Houston, University of Houston offers reality based education and flexible course for busy professionals. They offer online courses and can provide students with an excellent perspective on their intended career path.
Ernest from Houston, TX

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