University of Houston-Downtown Reviews

  • 14 Reviews
  • Houston (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,460
89% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of 14 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Paul Davis
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2021
  • Degree: Computer Science
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I will start by saying that I graduated summa cum laude. Unfortunately, the education provided did not contribute to the skills that employers are looking for. Very few of the things that I learned at UHD are useful to employers. After taking on a role as an online computer science tutor for various universities, I have seen the curriculum that other schools provide, and have realized that UHD only skimmed the surface of that curriculum. You will absolutely gain more valuable skills from a coding bootcamp. There are great professors at UHD, and plenty of wonderful employees, but in my opinion, the courses are far too simple (not universally true). They should be enriched with projects that contribute to the student's portfolio. More focus should be placed on Web Development, C#, .Net, Asp.Net, and the various Javascript tech stacks."
marlon t moonsammy
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2020
  • Degree: Management Information Systems
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I only have 5 more classes to finish my degree, but the financial Aid is keeping me back to signup for classes since I cannot get early Financial AID. Remember, that UHD downtown is a public University and their are like Government management (worse) service. They seems to be delaying the financial Aid for some reason. My advise is to look for a better university to finish. The have on their Logo (FINISH STRONG) but this niche should be (FINISH if you LUCK) Worse institution ever! and if you call them they push you around and they always do not know what to say to you"
Janee Mayweather
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Over all the University of Houston-Downtown was an excellent institution to attend. I feel as though I received a quality education and that it was worth the money. There were a few bad apples at the insitution, mainly some professors, however those bad apples did not taint the overall view that I have of the University of Houston -Downtown."
amelia
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2019
  • Degree: Information Systems
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"The financial aid department is the worse for approval. The financial delay the student process, so that students will have to accept the EMEGGENCY payment, because waiting for financial to get approval will not get in time to pay for classes, and then these classes will drop. Once you accept the Emergency Determind they will charge interest, and it will keep increasing because they purposily delay financial aid. i start with $3,024 and they did not aprve yet AID, not is $3,074 and keep increasing. The reason that they do this is to earn a lot of interest for the purchase of campus PIZZA and accessories that they give free to students (student pay for all this). I am very upset because University of Houston- Dpwntown are very nasty by doing so. DO NOT ENROLLED IN THIS CRAP OF COLLEGE, LOOK FOR A BETTER ONE!"
Justin Rogers
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2019
  • Degree: International Business
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"A school that truly challenges the students to be their strongest versions. Offers many courses in managerial development and many areas of business. Only the truly dedicated ones finish UHD strong.College offers opportunity for development in many software's and IT related aspects.Wonderful institution overall."
Magge Nunez
  • Reviewed: 8/28/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"My undergraduate years were filled with various important events. The University of Houston-Downtown provided me with great faculty mentors, and various opportunities in which I could engage more as a student. I became a member of the University Honors Program and I started join organizations and became an active member with the LULAC council on campus, as well as the Texas Freedom Network chapter. Within these organizations I was able to learn about social justice, and how horrible many of the communities I identified were being treated. As a queer Latina, all the groups I am part of are being marginalized. Women, LGBTQ+, and Latinos are not given the opportunities than cis white men are. These organizations taught me the need for more inclusivity, all throughout. I became extremely active in both organizations, leading me to be the VP of Women of LULAC, and TFN chapter president. My dedication and advocacy has awarded me the TFN organizer of the year award. In addition, I was able to take courses increased my insight on inequality. My Psychology of Women class portrayed the struggles women had and continue to go through. My UHD honors freshman course elaborated on how strong gender norms are in our society, and the obstacles the transgender community faces. Simultaneously, my I/O course truly highlighted the need of diversity and its importance in the workplace. All those classes, and organizations impacted me to work to increase diversity in the workforce. Because of that I was able to do research with professor Dr. Pasha, on how ethnic identity can affect Latino's students reading choices in order to provide better materials for upcoming Latino college students."
Barbara Garcia-Powell
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"The University of Houston-Downtown, UHD, is a four-year institution that is growing in popularity due to providing a welcoming environment that caters to commuters. I was initially drawn to the university for this reason in addition to the affordable tuition and the diverse student population. After transferring from a large university, I wanted a more intimate learning experience with access to various opportunities to socialize and have the full college student experience. I received that and more at UHD. The small class sizes allowed more meaningful interactions between my professors and I. The diverse student population allowed me to develop socially, network, and acquire lifelong friendships. My favorite aspect of my college experience at UHD must be the quality of the professors on the campus. My professors were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their content areas that I couldnt help but absorb a wealth of knowledge and a sense of excitement that is still with me today as an educator. I must add that the career services offered on the campus are game changers. Career services at UHD worked to create a student-campus partnership with me upon graduation, and I must admit that it made life after college less daunting for me as I entered the professional world."
Daisy English
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"This university is great for those on a budget. It is not as cheap as two-year community colleges, but it is significantly cheaper than most four-year schools. The University of Houston Downtown is half the price a semester as the University of Houston and it is significantly cheaper than Sam Houston State. I attended Sam Houston for a year and it cost me 10 grand a semester because I had to live on campus with a meal plan. With UHD it was 3 to 4 grand a semester to take as many classes that I was taking at Sam Houston. Which was between 12 to 18 credit hours since I wanted to get through college as fast as possible. This school makes taking classes while working a full-time job a process that can be done. Online classes are what got me through college as a full-time student and a full-time worker. Professors and advisors work with you on what is the most efficient and acceptable course of action to take with any issue. They are kind and helpful with advice but professors are stern with deadlines and quality of work as they are at any university. This is helpful so that the student is able to grow and improve in their class. This prepares students more for the rigorous nature of the real world and their future careers that may not be lenient with late attendance and deadlines. Overall, UHD is a great school and I will always recommend online courses, but if you can spare the time to attend a face to face class then, of course, that is always the better option. Financially this university is affordable and FAFSA helps immensely with the majority of the cost. This is a great school that is affordable and is easy to be able to take courses around working."
Auriela Porter
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
Mariyam Haideri
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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"