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Victoria, Texas at a Glance

Location: 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico in the Coastal Bend of Texas. Victoria is conveniently located within a two-hour drive of Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio
Known as: The Golden Crescent and The Crossroads
Population:  67, 574*
Notable people:

Doug Drabek (MLB)

Ron Gant (MLB)

Jerheme Urban (NFL)

Bum Phillips (NFL coach)

Noel Wells (actress, comedian)

Listed as one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Texas, Victoria has become one of the premier destinations for young professionals, pursuers of higher education and economic development. The city of Victoria provides an eclectic brand of entertainment, cuisine, fitness, art, music and history; you’re bound to find something to satisfy any interest.  

Music venues:  Schroeder Hall, Victoria Fine Arts Center

Fitness: Riverside Park (jogging/walking trails, ball fields, volleyball, disc golf, Zumba, running clubs, golf), yoga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, CrossFit, health-plexes, YMCA, city league softball, flag football, kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, fishing, camping, aquatics

Food: BBQ, coffee shops, delis, steak houses, Asian, Mexican, American, seafood, food trucks

Education & Fine Arts: Theatre Victoria, Bach Festival, Victoria Symphony, Victoria Art League, Texas Zoo, Museum of the Coastal Bend Museum, Nave Museum, Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art

Request information about our undergraduate degrees and graduate programs or call us the Admissions and Student Recruitment office at 877-970-4848 ext: 4110

*Source: United States Census Bureau