Tuition & Fees

$6,452

$16,412

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
5%
500-599
46%
400-499
45%
300-399
4%
600-699
4%
500-599
55%
400-499
37%
300-399
4%
24-29
3%
18-23
65%
12-17
31%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,305
Declined + 626
Total Received 3,931
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Public

12,407

undergraduate students

1,512

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Accounting
  2. Psychology
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies
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Codes

SAT 6922
ACT 4170

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Location

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 13,919
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: 2,312,717). Served by air, bus, and train.

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

Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
5%
500-599
46%
400-499
45%
300-399
4%
600-699
4%
500-599
55%
400-499
37%
300-399
4%
24-29
3%
18-23
65%
12-17
31%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline June 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

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,305
Declined + 626
Total Received 3,931

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

Ceshia Love
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 713 221-8522
F: 713 221-8157
uhdadmit@uhd.edu

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,634

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,452
Books & supplies $1,232
Total $7,684
Average Financial Aid - $9,634
Total with Avg. Aid $-1,950

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $28,951,369
State $3,950,552
Institutional $3,018,192
Other external
Total $35,920,113

Non-need-based

Federal $2,431
State $621,000
Institutional $4,117,034
Other external $432,244
Total $5,172,709

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 713 221-8041
F: 713 221-8648
uhdfinaid@uhd.edu

Financial Aid Officer

LaTasha Goudeau
Director of Financial Aid
goudeaul@uhd.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cycling
soccer
volleyball
weight lifting

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cycling, Power Lifting, Soccer

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball, Cheerleading, Cycling, Power Lifting, Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Richard Sebastiani (men's)
Director Of Sports & Fitness
email

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Gators
School colors
blue and red

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
Data Analytics
English
Enterprise Information Systems
Finance
Fine Arts
General Business
Health/Behavioral Science
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
Rhetoric/Composition
Safety Management
Security Management
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Structural Analysis/Design
Supply Chain Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Accounting
  2. Psychology
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

13,919

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

12,407
students

Female
61%
7,568

Male
39%
4,839

11%

1,512
students

Female
59%
895

Male
41%
617

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

50%

6,320
students

Female
61%
3,796

Male
39%
2,524

50%

6,087
students

Female
62%
3,772

Male
38%
2,315

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
48%
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

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
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 13

Spring: December 15

Summer: May 24 for summer sessions I and II; June 1 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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 65
Countries most often represented Angola
China
Equatorial Guinea
India
Pakistan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Angela Alley
Coordinator, International Admissions
713 226-5269
alleya@uhd.edu

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