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University of Houston - Downtown Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to University of Houston - Downtown, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is June 1 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

University of Houston - Downtown Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of Houston - Downtown 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 4%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 86%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 19%
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Applying Early to University of Houston - Downtown?

University of Houston - Downtown does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into University of Houston - Downtown

It is not competitive to get into University of Houston - Downtown. University of Houston - Downtown evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of Houston - Downtown accepted 93% of students, around 5,554 of the 5,973 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like University of Houston - Downtown, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

It is not competitive to be admitted as a transfer student.

What Does University of Houston - Downtown Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of Houston - Downtown

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

University of Houston - Downtown Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Houston - Downtown must submit the following items. Double check with University of Houston - Downtown's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Houston - Downtown?

Out of all students that were admitted, 82% submitted a class rank. At University of Houston - Downtown 4% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26% were in the top 25% and 63% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Houston - Downtown, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 82%

University of Houston - Downtown does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

University of Houston - Downtown is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 86% of University of Houston - Downtown's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Houston - Downtown?

To be competitive with other University of Houston - Downtown applicants, you should strive to earn between 910 and 1060 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Houston - Downtown 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1060 and 25% of scored lower than 910, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Houston - Downtown students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Houston - Downtown students scored 540 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Houston - Downtown?

To be most competitive at University of Houston - Downtown, you should strive to earn between 15 and 20 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 20 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Houston - Downtown's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 20, and three out of four students scored lower than 20 on the ACT.

A 15 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Houston - Downtown students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.

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Transferring to University of Houston - Downtown

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to University of Houston - Downtown.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Houston - Downtown during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

University of Houston - Downtown Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Houston - Downtown?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Houston - Downtown.

Does University of Houston - Downtown accept transfer credits?

University of Houston - Downtown accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Houston - Downtown accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does University of Houston - Downtown accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Houston - Downtown accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Houston - Downtown?

University of Houston - Downtown is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is University of Houston - Downtown's acceptance rate?

University of Houston - Downtown's acceptance rate is 93%.

Want To Learn More About University of Houston - Downtown?

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Admission Difficulty

Open Admission

93%

How hard is it to get into University of Houston - Downtown? University of Houston - Downtown is a open admission institution. The University of Houston - Downtown acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

15 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

20 and Above

Good

15 to 20

Avg

15 and Less

Low

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University of Houston - Downtown SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

910 - 1060

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Math SAT Range

450 - 540

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Reading SAT Range

450 - 540

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University of Houston - Downtown GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,239

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

93%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,889

Out-of-State

$21,129

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Application Deadline

Jun 1
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