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Colleges / University of Houston - Downtown

University of Houston - Downtown

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

University of Houston - Downtown Admissions

If you want to apply to University of Houston - Downtown, the regular decision application deadline is June 1 and the fee for the application is $50.

University of Houston - Downtown Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of University of Houston - Downtown's admissions stats.

University of Houston - Downtown 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 6%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 48%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 8%
Waitlist No

University of Houston - Downtown Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Houston - Downtown.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes June 1 ––

Want to Apply Early to University of Houston - Downtown?


University of Houston - Downtown may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with University of Houston - Downtown directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


More on University of Houston - Downtown Admissions


Transferring to University of Houston - Downtown

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

For Students Waitlisted to University of Houston - Downtown

University of Houston - Downtown has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Houston - Downtown?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Houston - Downtown

What does University of Houston - Downtown consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important

Make sure to check with University of Houston - Downtown for more information on admission factors.

University of Houston - Downtown 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing


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

Students admitted to University of Houston - Downtown have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 74.9% submitted a class rank. At University of Houston - Downtown 6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 25% were in the top 25% and 62% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Houston - Downtown, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 10.5%
3.75 and 3.99 10%
3.50 and 3.74 14.7%
3.25 and 3.49 21.7%
3.00 and 3.24 14.9%
2.50 and 2.9 22.8%
2.00 and 2.49 5.3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Houston - Downtown directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

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

In 2022, 48% of University of Houston - Downtown's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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

To be competitive with other University of Houston - Downtown applicants, you should aim to earn between 910 and 1065 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Houston - Downtown 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1065 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.

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

To be most competitive at University of Houston - Downtown, you should strive to earn between 16 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 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Houston - Downtown students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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

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 has an acceptance rate of 72%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Houston - Downtown?

🟨 University of Houston - Downtown may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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University of Houston - Downtown Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission

72%

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 72%. This means that the institution accepts 72 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 SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

910 - 1065

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Math SAT Range

450 - 540

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Reading SAT Range

450 - 540

University of Houston - Downtown GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.29

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Houston - Downtown, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.29. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,077

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

72%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,889

Out-of-State

$21,129

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 1
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