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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) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.