Victoria perfect location for incoming college freshman

Suzanna Fuentes, a senior at A.C. Jones High School in Beeville, found Victoria to be the perfect place to go to college.

Suzanna Fuentes
Suzanna Fuentes

“It’s close to home but far enough away for me to be independent,” said the soon-to-be member of the FIRST 200 at the University of Houston-Victoria.

She added that she’s looking forward to attending a smaller university where she can get more one-on-one attention from her professors.

Fuentes plans on majoring in psychology.

“I just love helping people,” she said. “Someday, I want to open my own business and help teenagers who are the age I am now.”

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler