University of Houston--Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown provides life-changing educational access and opportunities to individuals living in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in Texas. UHD is a federally designated Minority- and Hispanic- Serving Institution. Students, including many first-generation college students, enjoy working directly with dedicated faculty in a close-knit environment that provides superb academic- and student-support services. Access is broadened through a philosophy that keeps UHDs tuition and fee structure as affordable as possible; the Universitys charges for tuition and fees are often among the lowest of public universities in the state. UHD students also find that the University provides flexibility that fits their lifestyles because many students pursue degrees while working full or part time. Students take advantage of flexible scheduling and online options as they pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees. They also find that UHD tailors study abroad programs and other international enrichment opportunities in ways that make them realistic options for students who also work. UHD offers a wide variety of undergraduate degrees and a growing number of graduate degrees. Students benefit from the diverse array of internship possibilities that exist in the nations fourth largest city. UHDs colleges and departments cultivate relationships with corporate and public entities to develop hands-on opportunities for students across many disciplines. Just minutes from campus, students have access to the largest medical center in the world, distinguished museums and arts centers, professional sports arenas and beautiful Gulf Coast beaches. Students are involved in community outreach projects, working at area schools and non-profit organizations. Intramural sports, led by the Universitys Ed-U-Gator mascot, provide recreational opportunities and students also are active in student organizations and student-led activities. While UHD is well known for embracing diversity, alumni often speak about the high-quality curriculum they mastered and how UHDs rigorous standards and expectations helped prepare them for success in the workplace. UHD is one of four separate universities in the University of Houston System. It is located on the northern edge of downtown Houston where three major freeways converge, and the citys light rail service stops at the front door. This makes reaching campus convenient from work or home. UHD is a non-residential campus.

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Public, Coed 1974 N/A Semester $37.5 million + 1 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 (713) 221-8000
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Texas Houston 768 820