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Academic Excellence

UHV has been recognized by many national organizations that evaluate universities, including The Princeton Review and Get Several specific academic degree programs also have drawn top rankings.


UHV offers some of the lowest tuition and fees in Texas, in addition to numerous scholarships and financial aid opportunities. Out of all UHV undergraduates who applied for financial aid during the 2014-2105 school year, 97 percent were offered assistance.


UHV has 4,152 students (2,973 undergraduates and 1,179 graduates) from 23 states and 39 countries. The student body is 64 percent female and 36 percent male.

Transfer Partnerships

UHV welcomes students transferring from all accredited community colleges and universities, including Victoria CollegeBlinn CollegeCoastal Bend CollegeHouston Community College and Wharton County Junior College.


UHV fields teams in baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf. The Jaguars are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and compete in the Red River Athletic Conference.

Computers & Connectively

UHV has 16 computer labs. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout campus, including the residence halls.

Community Outreach

  • American Book Review - UHV is home to the American Book Review literary journal. Every year, 10 nationally recognized writers give public readings during the UHV/ABR Reading Series.
  • Dalkey Archive Press - An internationally renowned nonprofit literary publisher, Dalkey Archive Press publishes about 50 books a year with an emphasis on translations from more than 40 countries.
  • Small Business Development Center - Certified business advisors offer technical business assistance and training for area small businesses and those aspiring to start a business in an 11-county area.
  • Regional Economic Development Center -The 11-county regional outreach organization focuses on rural economic advancement, and a spirit of regionalism and cooperation.


UHV is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The university has additional accreditations from the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Texas Education Agency and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs.

Special Designations

The U.S. Department of Education has designated UHV as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Hispanics make up 29 percent of undergraduate enrollment. Victory Media designated UHV as a Military Friendly School thanks to the university’s efforts to recruit and support active military personnel and veterans.

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