Location, affordability interest future UHV student

Several things about the University of Houston-Victoria attracted incoming freshman Brandy Aguilar and made her decide to attend the university in the fall.

Brandy Aguilar
Brandy Aguilar

"It was away from home, and it was affordable," said Aguilar, who recently graduated from Southside High School in San Antonio. "I want to get the whole university experience."

Aguilar is interested in taking UHV business classes and eventually would like to open her own business, possibly a café.

While in high school, Aguilar was a member of the National Honor Society for a year and the band all four years. She plays the flute and piccolo.

"I'm really looking forward to being away from home on my own and meeting new people next year," she said.

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