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March
2019
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09:04 PM
America/Chicago

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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.