University of Houston-Downtown Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (6)
When I made the decision to finish my Bachelors I was going back to school in my late 30's after being out of school for a few years. I remember the decided factor that made me enroll the next day. I met with one of the advising counselors who encouraged me to go just go for it. She helped me determine that I could complete my degree and gave me some words of wisdom that made me view my goals in a different light. Sometimes we forget about the non-traditional students and if the label of a "non-traditional" student apply's to you University of Houston Downtown will be a perfect fit.
With minimum job in market, Psychology becomes the least demanded by the job market in Texas. The jobs are more towards a business degree as per my household experience. Though the experience of getting a degree was great and I felt accomplishing something in life; on the other hand, I am still unemployed. So I wish for help to get back to school for a Masters Degree in MIS
It is very affordable, and the administration does what it can to maximize value. However, the faculty is staffed by too many adjuncts who don't really seem to care to educate. Furthermore, the curriculum is almost always derived straight from text books, sometimes not matching the proper edition, which prevents a focus on concepts and instead becomes more about vocabulary.
My college experience was great. I did not live on campus, but I did still enjoy my time making friends and earning my degree.
It's a good value, and has a low bar for admissions. It's overall a good University for anyone keeping the cost of their degree down, or attempting to finish a degree with a spotty academic past.
I found that the instruction of upper level chemistry classes did not prepare me for the material I'm learning in my graduate program. I found myself teaching myself the material. I'm not saying all professors, but just choose wisely. Ask friends and see what the professors' learning styles are. I think one in particular used to teach us the easiest material and then put questions from a test bank on the exams. We were set up for failure. lol