1 Main Street Houston, TX 77002 713-221-8522
About University of Houston-Downtown
  • Year of Foundation 1974
  • Size of Campus 14 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 11,359
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 59% 41% 1%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $2,898 in-state, $9,498 out-of-state
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 11,344
The University of Houston–Downtown (UHD) is a four-year state university, and is a separate and distinct component institution of the University of Houston System. Its campus spans 20-acre in Downtown Houston, with a satellite location in northwestern Harris County. Founded in 1974, UHD is the second-largest university in the Houston area with nearly 13,000 students. The university serves students in four academic colleges. UHD offers nearly 50 degree programs: 45 bachelors and four masters. Awarding more than 2,400 degrees annually, the university's alumni base is nearly 30,000.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Crossroad Festival, Culture on the Bayou, UHD Mardi Gras, Student Leadership Conference, Student Activities And Events Open House, Cinco De Mayo.
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Phi Sigma, Psi Chi, Kappa Delta Pi, Lamda Pi Eta.
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) C. O. O. L. , Kingdom Connection, Muslim Student Association.
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Latin American Student Service Organization, International Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association, Mexican Student Association, Friends of Central American, Jovenes Immigrantes para un Futuro Mejor, Black Stude
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies N/A
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Distance to nearest airport Bush International Airport (IAH) (20), William P. Hobby Airport (12)
  • Distance to nearest train 100 University Libraries Houston TX 77002 (4)
  • Distance to nearest bus 2121 Main Street Houston TX 77022 (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 0%
  • College campus housing availability N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered No
  • Type of housing provided for students N/A
Campus Services
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, library
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 262,812
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 400
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 2,102
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Museums N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,108
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 148,650
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 60,629
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all school buildings and on all school property
Student Employment and Career
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 6,886
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Houston Central Campus)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 3%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs AIG, AISD, American Express, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Fort Bend County, GE, Harris County, Houston ISD, Landry's, Memorial Herman, Occidental, Pasadena ISD, Primeway, RBC, Schlumberger, Shell, UH, Wal-Mart.
  • Does the school discourage student employment N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis