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Spring Open House Welcomes Record Number of Prospective Students


By Paige Caldwell

The University of Houston-Downtown's (UHD) Office of Admissions held its Spring Open House on March 23 in UHD's Welcome Center. 

The event saw more than 1,070 prospective students throughout the day, the highest number since instituting admission requirements in 2013. Attendees were given an all-inclusive preview of the campus' many offerings as well as opportunities to: 

  • Explore campus on student-led tours
  • Engage with faculty and current students in an academic discipline of their choice
  • Learn about the admissions process and requirements
  • Discover financial aid and scholarship opportunities

"Open House is a campuswide initiative that provides an opportunity for UHD to strengthen relationships with prospective students and their families," said Ceshia Love, interim executive director of Admissions and Financial Aid. "I would like to thank everyone involved for their continued commitment to student success. We are so excited to have this type of momentum going into the fall semester."

For details on future Open House events or UHD’s admissions process, academic programs, student services or student organizations, contact the Office of Admissions at 713-221-8522 or uhdadmit@uhd.edu.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.