University of Houston-Downtown University of Houston-Downtown

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Comprehensive higher education system

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Average Work-Study Aid Awarded

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University of Houston-Downtown

UHD is a publicly supported, urban university located in Houston's central business district. It is the second largest public, four-year university in the city and draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community's wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes and personal interest from faculty. The University is also known for providing students with High-Impact Educational Experiences. Each year, thousands of students are engaged in these experiences, including undergraduate student research, capstone projects, internships and global learning opportunities.

Applied Mathematics, Generalx  
Biological and Physical Sciencesx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business/Commerce, Generalx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Chemistry, Otherx  
Civil Engineering Technology/Technicianx  
Communication, Generalx  
Computer and Information Sciences, Generalx  
Computer Engineering Technology/Technicianx  
Criminal Justice/Safety Studiesx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Finance, Generalx  
History, Generalx  
Humanities/Humanistic Studiesx  
Industrial Safety Technology/Technicianx  
International Business/Trade/Commercex  
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studiesx  
Management Information Systems, Generalx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Microbiology, Generalx  
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Otherx  
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technicianx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writingx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Managementx  
Social Sciences, Generalx  
Social Workx  
Spanish Language and Literaturex  
Visual and Performing Arts, Generalx  

Academic Life

UHD offers 48 undergraduate majors, six master’s degrees, including an MBA, and 13 online degrees. UHD is known for offering our students quality education at affordable prices and having small class sizes which allow our professors to have greater interactions with students. UHD offers a wide selection of prestigious programs, including criminal justice, social work, urban education and the Scholars Academy, which is an academically competitive program for students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Campus Life

With over 30 student organizations, the Office of Student Activities & Events works diligently to serve the diverse needs of our students. From honor societies and Greek organizations, to cultural and social groups, it is easy to get involved on campus. UHD also has its own student newspaper, Dateline. UHD is also recognized for community engagement. We’ve received the U.S. President’s Award for Community Service four consecutive years. UHD is one of two universities in Texas to receive the award in 2012 with distinction. Students are involved in community outreach though Crime Stoppers, American Red Cross, blood centers, the House of Tiny Treasures (homeless early educational center), and Habitat for Humanity.

Facilities and Resources

UHD is an urban university located in Houston’s central business and arts district. Located on the Houston METRO light rail line and near major freeways, students are near several Fortune 500 companies, Houston landmarks and major sports teams, including the Astros, Texans, Dynamo and Rockets. The University is nestled among historic buildings along Buffalo Bayou with incredible views of the downtown skyline. We also have several satellite campuses that allow students across the Houston area an alternative to attending classes downtown.

Athletics / Sports

The University has 11 intramural and nine club sports teams for men and women, including powerlifting, basketball, soccer, cheerleading and more.

Financial Aid / Tuition

The UHD Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers a variety of financial aid programs to assist undergraduate and graduate students in meeting educational costs. The programs include scholarships, grants, loans and work-study, which may be awarded in various combinations and amounts to meet individual student needs.


-Freshmen graduating in top 25 percent of high school class will be automatically admitted.

-Freshmen in 26-50 percent of high school class must have an SAT score of 850 or greater, an ACT score of 18 or greater, or a minimum 2.5 GPA.

-Students who rank in the lower half of their high school graduating class will receive individual review, including testing and assessment by admissions counselors.

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