Tuition & Fees

$7,181

$19,421

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
20

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,686
Declined + 774
Total Received 3,460
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Public

13,245

undergraduate students

1,017

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
17%
400-499
57%
300-399
23%
200-299
2%
600-699
2%
500-599
31%
400-499
54%
300-399
13%
600-699
1%
500-599
14%
400-499
56%
300-399
27%
200-299
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
3%
18-23
35%
12-17
52%
6-11
9%
24-29
11%
18-23
52%
12-17
37%
24-29
2%
18-23
57%
12-17
40%
6-11
1%
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School Facts

The University of Houston-Downtown, founded in 1974, is a federally designated minority- and Hispanic-serving institution. Its campus is located in Houston, Texas.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,262
Established in 1974
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Houston, TX

24-acre, urban campus in Houston (population: 2,195,194). Served by air, train, and bus.

University of Houston — Downtown
1 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

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Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
29%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
17%
400-499
57%
300-399
23%
200-299
2%
600-699
2%
500-599
31%
400-499
54%
300-399
13%
600-699
1%
500-599
14%
400-499
56%
300-399
27%
200-299
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
3%
18-23
35%
12-17
52%
6-11
9%
24-29
11%
18-23
52%
12-17
37%
24-29
2%
18-23
57%
12-17
40%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,686
Declined + 774
Total Received 3,460

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Spencer Lightsy
Director of Admissions
P: 713 221-8522
F: 713 221-8157
uhdadmit@uhd.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,015
Additional fees $1,166
Books & supplies $1,210
Total $8,391
Average Financial Aid - $10,369
Total with Avg. Aid $-1,978

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,369

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $25,691,683
State $5,954,982
Institutional $4,381,958
Other external
Total $36,028,623

Non-need-based

Federal $15,409
State $684,650
Institutional $2,384,160
Other external $881,523
Total $3,965,742

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cycling
soccer
volleyball
weight lifting

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Gators
School colors
blue and red
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Administration
Applied Mathematics
Applied Statistics
Biological/Physical Sciences
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Control/Instrumentation Technology
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
English
Enterprise Information Systems
Finance
Fine Arts
General Business
History
Humanities
Industrial Chemistry
Insurance/Risk Management
International Business
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Microbiology
Nonprofit Management
Philosophy
Political Science
Professional Writing
Professional Writing/Technical Communication
Psychology
Safety Management
Security Management
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Structural Analysis/Design
Supply Chain Management
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Undergraduate

93%

13,245
students

Female
60%
8,001

Male
40%
5,244

Graduate

7%

1,017
students

Female
56%
574

Male
44%
443

undergraduateFull-time

50%

6,643
students

Female
60%
3,955

Male
40%
2,688

undergraduatePart-time

50%

6,602
students

Female
62%
4,046

Male
38%
2,556

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
23%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
43%
Hispanic/Latino
16%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

92%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Winter: December 5

Spring: January 7

Summer: May 16 for summer sessions I and II; June 16 for summer session III

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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