University of Houston-Downtown
Houston, TX, USA

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University of Houston-Downtown
3.19 Average Rating

Marlyn from Katy, TX

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I'm learning a lot because of the great student to teacher ratios, the classes aren't as huge as the University of Houston's classes which allows you more one on one time with your professors, which will be really helpful when you need that letter of recommendation. Also professors love doing research with students so if you plan to be a Graduate Student right now is the time to start researching with those professors.
Am enjoying being here
Even though this school isn't given much credit for the college experience it has opportunities to join really great clubs hosts events that allow enough student interaction and encourages meeting new people through the free food socials it has. It's also located right in downtown so you can find all the great clubs and restaurants near here. You can even take the metro rail to go to the underground Mall. The only thing i don't like is the long drive which is about an hour, so if you live far i would suggest taking the bus.
Bang for the buck
Probably the best thing about the school is it's half the cost of the University of Houston. Great for students who don't have the financial security many others do and returning students. There's also great scholarships offered, and if your a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, or math) you can get a full ride scholarship with the Scholar's Academy which is an academically competitive program in the College of Sciences and Technology that promotes scholarship and student success for undergraduate students
Tips for prospective students
Keep in mind that this is a University so there will be lots of hard work along with fun, even if it's not considered one of the best in the world, with the best college experience it does provide what you need. 1. Work hard 2. Don't play around especially if it's your first year because it'll be hard to pick yourself up again 3. Always remind yourself why your there or you may forget (hopefully it's to get an education not party!)
and have fun :D
Great for these types of students
Students who are not financially blessed
Students who want to go somewhere near Downtown
Students who have to drive to school. (like me)
Students who want their whole tuition paid if they're a STEM major (me as well )
Returning students
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Adrian from Houston, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
This University offers a wide rage of subjects that everybody would be interested in.
Am enjoying being here
The atmosphere is great, it is easy to get along with every one here.
Bang for the buck
Tuition is very reasonable here.
Tips for prospective students
You have to work very hard if you want to succeed.
Great for these types of students
All types.
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Christopher from Katy, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Academic Rigor
UHD provides tough and heavy course load, but this will pay off as you will become more educated as you attend more classes.
Food and Dining
Its a generally a small cafeteria, but they have subway and chick-fila on campus. They recently updated their starbucks.
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Bianca - Houston, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Tips for prospective students
If you need help just ask someone or a staff member. People are pretty friendly and are striving to get and education.
Great for these types of students
GREEK LIFE!
Greek Life
You’ll meet cool people & have fun
Clubs and Activities
Fun for all!
In three sentences
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.
Academic Rigor
The classes are pretty easy and professors are cool as well. It’s still a university so you have to study of course
Food and Dining
Not sure don’t ever go.
Bang for the buck
Cool
Campus Safety
Let’s just say your mom won’t worry!
What to do for fun
WORK OUT!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I don’t do extra I just work it and study
Dorm Life
I don’t live in a dorm I’m off campus.
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Tatyana

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Get to know people since everyone has connected to fields that you may way to go in. Try to get into clubs that help you with tuition and help you meet new potential friends. Study groups are a must to help you succeed in the upper-level classes.
Academic Rigor
The academic rigor is high since the professors here are tough on their students. There a few professors who give curves on tests, There are people who can help you pass the classes as you take the class.
Dorm Life
There are actually no dorms here. You will have to commute from school to home and back again.
Food and Dining
There are food and dining on campus for the people who like to grab and eat on the go. Most of the food is affordable and easy on the wallet. There is a large area to sit down and eat as well as to go outside and eat.
What to do for fun
There is a student lounge on the second floor where you can relax, sleep, talk, play games such as pool, table tennis (ping pong), video games, foosball, and a lot more. There is also a gym that you can use to play volleyball, basketball and other sports as well as exercise equipment to help you have fun.
Clubs and Activities
There are a lot of clubs and activities to choose from you can go to the Asian club, Student Government Association, the writing club, the newspaper article club and so much more.
Campus Safety
There are campus police who are always on guard as they are friendly and take care of any crimes that may happen within the campus radius. There are people who help you be safe as well whenever you are on campus. All the classrooms have lights that stay green unless there is a threat and they turn red. As the lights turn red the doors lock automatically so nobody can get in or out.
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Xochilt from Houston, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
UHD is very homey and comfortable. They are very community and people oriented. The professors are super great and love to teach.
Tips for prospective students
If you're not into the overwhelming big university feeling, then this is the school for you. Even though it is a small university compared to most, it is pretty cool.
Dorm Life
No dorms.
Food and Dining
The food is like any other food. The broccoli and cheddar soup is awesome.
What to do for fun
They have many dances and bashes. A lot of social events so students could become more involved. And of course it is downtown, so there are several restaurants to go to.
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Ernest from Houston, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Academic Rigor
Well versed teachers who often have real world experience in their disciplines.
Dorm Life
This is a commuter school.
Food and Dining
Decent price excellent food and services
Campus Safety
Even though this university is in the middle of downtown Houston it is extremely safe due to the campus size and excellent campus police staff.
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