University of Houston at Victoria University of Houston at Victoria

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University of Houston at Victoria

The University of Houston-Victoria offers courses leading to approximately 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria, Texas, campus as well as teaching sites in Greater Houston, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.

Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Computer Sciencex  
Criminal Justice/Safety Studiesx  
Education, Generalx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
History, Generalx  
Humanities/Humanistic Studiesx  
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studiesx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Otherx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursex  
Social Sciences, Generalx  

Academic Life

UHV takes pride in the personal attention each student receives inside and outside the classroom. The university offers small class sizes, which allow for personal attention from professors. A frequent compliment from UHV alumni is how available and helpful professors are in answering questions.

The same level of personal service can be found across the university. Personal guides can walk new students through each step of the application, admissions, financial aid and registration processes. At UHV, students are always a name and never a number.

UHV is dedicated to preparing students for the career of their dreams. With community projects, simulations, internships and opportunities to study abroad, UHV provides students with real-world experiences.

Campus Life

Jaguar Suites is UHV’s newly constructed sophomore and upperclassmen residence hall. The 82,000-square-foot dormitory has 54 suites, a fitness center, swimming pool, computer labs and a large commons area. UHV’s two other residence halls are located right next door. Students can enjoy meals from Jaguar Hall Dining, which underwent a major expansion in 2013.

UHV students participate in many activities throughout the year, including intramural sports, movie nights and talent shows. Unique events like the annual Foam Party and Totally ’80s Skating also are popular draws.

Students who excel in the classroom can join a campus chapter of national and international honor societies. Several students also have taken the initiative to form their own student organizations.

Facilities and Resources

Located in the friendly community of Victoria, Texas, UHV has a safe, appealing 19-acre main campus with plenty of indoor and outdoor places to study or catch up with friends. The campus has ample parking, and a free shuttle bus transports students to the nearby residence halls.

UHV will break ground in fall 2013 on an Academic and Economic Development Building. Once it opens in 2014, the facility will house classrooms, academic support services, the School of Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center.

UHV also offers upper-level and graduate courses in Fort Bend County at two UH System teaching centers  – UH Sugar Land and the UH System at Cinco Ranch – in addition to selected classes at the Lone Star College University Center at Montgomery in The Woodlands and the Houston Community College Katy campus.

Athletics / Sports

The UHV Jaguars field teams in baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf. UHV is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and competes in the Association of Independent Institutions Conference.  Since 2008, UHV athletic programs have captured three conference championships, competed for national titles and been a fixture in the national top 25 polls.

Prospective athletes can visit to fill out recruitment forms and learn more about UHV athletic programs. Student-athletes should meet admission requirements outlined in the previous section and will need to be certified through the NAIA Eligibility Center. All student-athletes at UHV must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA to remain eligible.

Financial Aid / Tuition

UHV administers a wide range of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs to help students pay for their education. Students have numerous opportunities to apply for internal and external scholarships. Transfer students with an associate degree are eligible for a $1,000 UHV scholarship.

UHV offers a $10,000 accelerated undergraduate degree, which allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree in specified majors in three years. The $10,000 Degree in Three is made possible by Pell grants and UHV continuation scholarships, and does not require loans. Students can get a $10,000 Dn3 in English, history, communication, psychology, Spanish or criminal justice.


In order to be a freshman at UHV, students must have a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Degree. Students also must meet two of three following requirements: rank in the top 50 percent of their graduating class, have a high school grade-point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or score a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT.

In order to be a transfer student at UHV, students must have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours in nonremedial, college-level course work. Students also must have a college 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, provide transcripts from all previously attended colleges and present proof that the Texas Success Initiative requirements have been met.

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