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Hundreds Flock To ‘Destination Downtown’ Event

It’s no secret that the University of Houston-Downtown is one of the most diverse and affordable higher education institutions in the Texas. 

As UHD ascends into national and local prominence as a unique and accessible University, its Campus Community and prospective Gators have many opportunities to experience these qualities firsthand. 

On Saturday, March 26, hundreds of future students and their families attended UHD’s Destination Downtown to learn why the University is continually recognized for its diversity, high impact, and affordability, and to explore pathways to becoming UHD Gators. 

During the weekend event, prospective students and their parents got a preview of the University’s five colleges and 45 undergraduate degree programs. Visitors were also able to learn and ask questions about the UHD admissions process, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and explore student life, including student activities and Sports & Fitness. 

“Destination Downtown" is the first of many state-of-the-art onboarding experiences that UHD will provide to its future students,” Assistant Dean of Students Branston Harris said. “Students were able to connect with one another, their advisors, their colleges, support services, and the Campus Community in a way that was intentional, authentic, and organic. It was amazing to see a room full of new Gators and their loved ones excited to watch their journey at UHD and beyond.”

For questions about UHD’s admissions process, academic programs, student services, and student organizations, contact the UHD Office of Admissions at 713-221-8522 or by email at uhdadmit@uhd.edu​. You can also schedule a virtual or in-person visit online

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 60,000 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 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.