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University of Houston - Downtown Overview

University of Houston - Downtown is a public institution situated in Houston, Texas. Houston is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Houston - Downtown Known For?

3,036 Undergraduate Awards
84% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UH Downtown have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at UH Downtown.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 52% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UH Downtown bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $45,000 a year. That's about 10% more than their peers at other schools.

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University of Houston - Downtown Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UH Downtown has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#37 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#186 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UH Downtown.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Geological & Earth Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Geological & Earth Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Value General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UH Downtown has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#29 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#45 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#50 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#61 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#65 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#169 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of Houston - Downtown?

Location of University of Houston - Downtown

Contact details for UH Downtown are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002-1014
Phone: 713-221-8000
Website: www.uhd.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Uhdowntown
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/UHDowntown

How Do I Get Into UH Downtown?

You can apply to UH Downtown online at: www.uhd.edu/admissions/apply/Pages/admissions-application.aspx

Admission Requirements for UH Downtown

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UH Downtown?

84% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
88% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 84%, UH Downtown may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 88% of students accepted to UH Downtown submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 538. Math scores were between 460 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Houston - Downtown  ( 460 to 538 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Houston - Downtown  ( 460 to 540 )
200
800
UH Downtown received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 20. Math scores were between 17 and 21. Composite scores were between 17 and 21.

ACT English Scores for University of Houston - Downtown  ( 15 to 20 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Houston - Downtown  ( 17 to 21 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Houston - Downtown  ( 17 to 21 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Houston - Downtown?

21% Take Out Loans
5.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UH Downtown, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $4,323 a year. That adds up to $17,292 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UH Downtown is 5.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Houston - Downtown Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,629 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,136 undergraduate students at UH Downtown, with 6,629 being full-time and 6,507 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UH Downtown

There are also 1,504 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,629 full-time undergraduates at UH Downtown, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UH Downtown

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Houston - Downtown students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UH Downtown Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 620
Black or African American 997
Hispanic or Latino 3,583
White 801
International Students 445
Other Races/Ethnicities 183

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at University of Houston - Downtown. At this time, 4 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 81 countries are represented at UH Downtown. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Angola, and China.

Online Learning at University of Houston - Downtown

2,851 Took All Classes Online
7,246 Took At Least One Class Online
10.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 13 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at UH Downtown. In 2017-2018, 7,246 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UH Downtown has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 13th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UH Downtown

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Houston - Downtown was 10.0%. This is the #1,335 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UH Downtown regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UH Downtown majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 1%
Business, Management & Marketing 4%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6%
Finance & Financial Management 7%
General Business/Commerce 27%
General Psychology 2%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 6%
Insurance 25%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 22%
Liberal Arts General Studies 22%
Management Information Systems 5%
Marketing 32%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 7%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 9%
Psychology 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UH Downtown ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UH Downtown.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Insurance #7
International Business #17
Finance & Financial Management #35
Management Information Systems #37
Writing Studies #38
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #51
English Language & Literature #58
Marketing #64
General Psychology #89
General Business/Commerce #90
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #108
Psychology #124
Criminal Justice & Corrections #210
Liberal Arts General Studies #240
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #240
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #240
Business Administration & Management #441

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Houston - Downtown Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 205 326 472 1,003
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 855 0 0 855
Criminal Justice & Corrections 261 10 23 294
Accounting 246 0 0 246
General Psychology 211 0 0 211
Finance & Financial Management 141 0 0 141
General Business/Commerce 118 0 0 118
Communication & Media Studies 107 0 0 107
Computer Information Systems 106 0 0 106
Social Work 77 0 0 77
Public Health 64 0 0 64
Marketing 59 0 0 59
Management Information Systems 59 0 0 59
Biological & Physical Science 56 0 0 56
Statistics 1 0 48 49
General English Literature 39 4 0 43
Geological & Earth Sciences 39 0 0 39
International Business 37 0 0 37
Political Science & Government 37 0 0 37
General Biology 36 0 0 36
History 35 0 0 35
Writing Studies 14 1 18 33
Mathematics 28 0 0 28
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 27 27
General Social Sciences 25 0 0 25
General Visual & Performing Arts 25 0 0 25
Quality Control Technology 23 0 0 23
Sociology 22 0 0 22
Computer Engineering Technology 21 0 0 21
Insurance 16 0 0 16
Chemistry 15 0 0 15
Philosophy 14 0 0 14
Romance Languages 13 0 0 13
Liberal Arts General Studies 9 0 0 9
Civil Engineering Technology 8 0 0 8
Applied Mathematics 8 0 0 8
Biotechnology 6 0 0 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Nursing 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,036 341 588 3,965

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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