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University of Houston - Downtown

Houston, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate72%
Acceptance Rate72%

About University of Houston - Downtown

University of Houston - Downtown Overview

University of Houston - Downtown is a public, state school in an urban setting in Houston, Texas. University of Houston - Downtown was founded in 1974 and the school enrolls around 15,077 students a year, which includes 13,612 undergrads.

📆 Mark your calendar! June 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Activities at University of Houston - Downtown

Are you interested in music or performing? At University of Houston - Downtown you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of Houston - Downtown students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? University of Houston - Downtown has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of Houston - Downtown has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Houston - Downtown on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Houston - Downtown Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 48%
In-State Tuition $7,433
Out-of-State $19,673
Percent of Need Met 66.6%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,829

Is University of Houston - Downtown a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what University of Houston - Downtown offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Houston - Downtown

It is not competitive to get into University of Houston - Downtown. The acceptance rate at University of Houston - Downtown is 72%. Out of 6,148 applications received in 2022, 4,448 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Houston - Downtown

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Houston - Downtown, around 64% return for the next year. University of Houston - Downtownhas a six year graduation rate of 30 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook University of Houston - Downtown Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with University of Houston - Downtown directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Houston - Downtown

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of Houston - Downtown meets 66.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,829 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $9,609 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Houston - Downtown.

Based on this information, is University of Houston - Downtown the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Houston - Downtown a good school for you?

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Where is University of Houston - Downtown?

University of Houston - Downtown is located in the city of Houston, Texas.

If you would like to see University of Houston - Downtown for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 45, Interstate 10, Highway 59 to Houston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, George Bush Intercontinental.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Houston - Downtown and Houston are like without leaving home.

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College Info

One Main Street Houston, TX 77002

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Houston - Downtown Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Houston - Downtown is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Houston - Downtown is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Houston - Downtown ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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20 and Above


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University of Houston - Downtown SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

910 - 1065


Math SAT Range

450 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 540

University of Houston - Downtown Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Houston - Downtown is like? There are approximately 15,077 students enrolled at University of Houston - Downtown, including 13,612 undergraduate students and 1,465 graduate students. 48% percent of students attend school full-time.


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