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  • 01/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 out of 26 people found this review useful. 1 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Texas Southern University does not make you; you make Texas Southern University to what you want it to be. My university is growing into a diverse community although it is a historically black college, but if you want to go to an institution that provides opportunities such as internships, scholarships, and study abroad TSU would be a great school for you. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is by far the best college you could attend, I am not saying this because I am a pharmacy major. Maybe I am, but to get down to the main point Texas Southern University is where you want to be and that’s the honest truth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being in college for over one semester has opened my eyes to a lot of things. When I was in high school, I dispelled many of the college myths, and I never envisioned college to be different from high school. I will advise prospective students to do the same, if I had a chance to go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would advise myself to be careful of the people I surround myself with, become more involved in extracurricular activities, and to budget my money wisely. Firstly I will advise myself to be careful of the people I associate with to avoid negative influences. Moreover, I will also advise myself to be very involved in extracurricular activities as this will help increase my network and hone my leadership abilities. Finally, I will advise myself to budget and spend resourcefully because college expenses are constantly on the rise and it is only wise to spend intelligently and save for the rainy days to come. College has been a learning experience for me and I hope to continue to provide for my institution. It is not what the institution can do for you; it is about what you can do for your institution.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, yes, and yes Texas Southern University gives opportunities for many scholarships and room for financial aid, but this is also great but I really need money to save for pharmacy school; therefore, what they offer is fine and dandy but not enough to see my way through pharmacy school. They need to grant pre-pharmacy students with more scholarship opportunities because the scholarships for pre-pharmacy students are scarce, if they can improve this I would be extremely grateful.

    Am enjoying being here

    Of course not, ahem excuse my sarcasm. I have really branched out when I began Texas Southern University I have met several members in the honors college. Also member in the organizations I am in. My main victory is taking on an executive position of the pre-health professions club. The only thing I would have negative to say is, at times my university feels like a party school; because when I am at home I was surrounded by people that were serious and did not overly indulged in this party craziness. I would not say that I do not have fun from time to time, but I will say that I am able to effectively divide the time for work and time for play.

    Am learning a lot

    Texas Southern University is a fine institution, despite all the negative trash people say about it. Taking courses in chemistry, biology, and math at this college really made me see the important role that the classes played not only in science, but even in life. While, in high school I took interest in these courses, but never took notice to the roles they play in everyone's life. Everything is made of matter right? Matter boils down to chemistry. Everyone shares a similar genetic makeup and that boils down to biology. Each measured quantity, distance, and time boils down to math, right?

  • 01/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 15 people found this review useful. 2 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student I think can go here to this college. You make the college; college doesnt make you!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is my second semester in college and being here has opened my eyes up to a lot of opportunites. Just being in college over all has really showed me a lot about not only myself but just the world itself. It has showed me a great number of things so far and I just have a whole new perspective on life itself now and even with the things and people around me. I really recommend that if you have the chance and opportunity to go to college, then go for it. Don't let that chance pass you by!

  • 01/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 13 people found this review useful. 3 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Looking for a HBC and want to live in an urban environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    JUST STAY FOCUSED! Get as much money possible.

    Bang for the buck

    You know its nice the residential living is way to high for the conditions they are in. For example, in my dorm the windows had damage, the restrooms were horrible and they received about $3000 dollars out of my money!

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE TSU!!! I knew it was the school for me. I wanted to go to HBC and that is what TSU gave me! They provide a lot of activities and offer a lot of clubs to join.

    Am learning a lot

    I love TSU the teachers are very helpful and they take things slow! I made it with ease and passed all my classes. The students in class can be a little annoying but that's in ANY class!!

  • 12/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 4 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Texas Southern is a great college for students who would like a smaller class size and more intimate relationship with professors. The campus is a relative size so its not too big or too small. The city of Houston has a lot to offer in it self, and of course the fun entertainment the school has to offer is immense. Texas Southern also holds great majors for those looking for particular majors that they maybe can't find at other schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who are considering Texas Southern should visit first and make sure this is the school for them. If your looking for a small teacher to student ratio then this is a great place. The school does have a lot of parties and activities constantly going on so I would say you should be ready to manage your time wisely. Lastly, be ready to work hard, be aware of the people you associate with, and most importantly don't be afraid college is a great place!

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Southern has its faults just like any school but I think it does have its bang for the buck. I think they do need more departmental scholarships for students who aren't incoming freshman. They do need to renovate their dorms, but besides that it is a good school. Texas Southern has that family feel to it so if looking or that then its the college for you.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying attending Texas Southern it has been a up and down roller coaster this semester, but it has only made me grow. There are plenty of parties to attend and the city of Houston is a great place in itself, and that made it even more enjoyable. I do appreciate the people I have meant and new friends that I've made that make the experience. The memories I've complied, and the late nights cramming; I look back and laugh. Texas Southern can be tons of fun, but I kept school the priority and parties last.

    Am learning a lot

    I am definitely learning from the many professors I have in the chemistry department, and my mentor. I have already participated in a mini research project that opened my eyes to what research is. I've meant great professors who are guiding me into the world of science. Soon I feel like I will be able to take what I've learned and implement that into research to improve some area of human life.

  • 07/24/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 5 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who want the education and to come out knowing they are going somewhere. But I have to admit its also great for party people, not only just on campus but the city of Houston has quite a few clubs and night life :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared. Be aware that its not about what you know but who you know- and to stay on teachers good sides because leaving a good impression on them can open up man doors; Doors you couldnt open on your own.

    Bang for the buck

    The housing needs help. I paid the money to attend the Summer Academy but I paid $600 for the month and when I moved into my dorm I didnt have a key nor a desk. I recieved my key by default but they put in no extra effort to get me the key on the days they saiid they would. As for the desk I never got one- I had to move dorms for some other issues but if I wouldnt have moved I probably still wouldnt have a desk. Education wise, the teachers and counselors whom I have been in contact with have been great. Simple educated black people, not only that, but they know what their talking about. Any advise they give you, I strongly reccommend you take it.

    Will enjoy being here

    I have been living on campus for the past few weeks and I must say the best way to make sure you have fun is to find the people who share the same interests. For example , find someone who has the same major or career path; also find someone who has the extra curricular activities and club like sports, choir, etc in common with you.

  • 06/16/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 6 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All students

    Tips for prospective students

    Get registered to the best teachers and on time. Be prepared always. Get enough scan-trons that you will need, because you might not like the lines for the other students who are trying to get scan-trons too.

    Bang for the buck

    Just be prepared

    Did enjoy being here

    Yes, i did enjoy being there. The games, the comedy shows, fashion shows, and other activities sure did show that all work and no play can dull college student. there was always something going on at Texas Southern University. I was more proud when we won the SWAC championship.

    Did learn a lot

    I went to this school for about two years before i transferred. This school has really thought me about being responsible. Although all schools have their flaws. TSU is really a school with a difference. Starting from the faculty, the staff, and the student body; together they make your freshmen experience that of a wonder. I really enjoyed my stay at Texas Southern University

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    the chefs are good and hygienic. and it is recommended for every freshman to be allocated three square meals per day.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is serious bully free. the room mates are nice and you can change your room if you do not feel comfortable there!

    Academic Rigor

    tsu is a good school academically and otherwise.

    In three sentences

    it is a place where you are known by your name and not your number. the instructors associate well with students. we are good in pharmacy and law, and as a science student and decided to study pharmacy.

  • 06/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Texas Southern University is great for any types of student, from the over achiever to the student who barely graduated from high school. College it what YOU make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Every student must have his or her priority straight. Parties are always going to be there, so get your work been FIRST. It is not good to be the life of the party but the failing your class. Put school first.

    Bang for the buck

    The housing is so expensive for the quality. So I encourage future students to get as much scholarships as they can so they will not be in a financial struggle.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm enjoying being here because I live on campus. I really enjoying the college life and college experience.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm an accounting major. I'm learning a lot and not only that the professors go out there way to make sure every student is understanding the work.

  • 08/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those seeking an aggressive, yet traditional take on life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Have everything in order and don't be afraid to ask questions or for help!

    Bang for the buck

    Professors, counselors and coordinators are excellent at the services they provide! Maintain an open prospective and you will succeed.

    Am enjoying being here

    You will discover innovative ways of life, being in the heart of the historical third ward district of Houston. It teaches you alot about being strong minded, strong willed and creative!

    Am learning a lot

    TxSU is a great university! It is one of the few HBCUs that hold true to its tradition and legacy while providing a non-conventional, competitive education! Although I am a pharmacy/biology major, I'd have to say that TxSU is very aggressive across the board in all areas! From Sciences to Communications and back, TxSU can compete with any other university!

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security there is very visible!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like to be involved and grew up in Texas!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the student center they post pictures of campus activities old and new!

    Bang for the buck

    I think its worth the money for in state students!

    What to do for fun

    Hanging out in the student center is fun plus people are always friendly.

    Food and Dining

    The food is expensive but taste great and they have lots to choose from in relation to the campus size.

    Dorm Life

    I like how they look but I don't live there so I honestly can't go pass that!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on your effort but I like their curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    To get funding for this school you should stay on top of all required paper work for aid etc. If you really need something you must be humble no matter what because any signs of attitude or disrespect due to anger will put you at the back of the line.

    In three sentences

    The University is priced perfectly for in state students! The University is not to big but not to small. The University staff will go out of there way to help you if you have a problem and are respectful.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students planning to attend Honors College. Students planning to join the debate team, one of the best in the nation. Law students and Journalism students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be knowledgeable of where it is that you are attending and don't be persuaded by the many reviews you see that say This institution is great, come here Those may not always be true. IF you read more than 5 bad reviews, chances are, that school is not such a great institution and you may want to go with your second choice.

    Bang for the buck

    I received scholarships from both the school and outside sources. Do not come alone to the registration process because they will give you the run around, if you come with a concerned and financially intelligent parent such as mine, they may give you discounts and waive certain fees that they wouldn't usually do.

    Am enjoying being here

    No. I plan to leave TSU in the Fall due to lack of communication in financial aid and academic advising offices.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i feel safe with the campus police protecting the campus, and even have the option of having a police officer walk you to your car when it is late at night.

    What to do for fun

    their are football games, basketball games, events that occur around the school that usually give free stuff, and also homecoming.

    Food and Dining

    they provide a wide selection of foods that are healthy and nutritious.

    Dorm Life

    the rooms are adequate

    Academic Rigor

    it is wonderful they hire the best possible teacher for the job, who have remarkable degrees.

    In three sentences

    it has giving me the opportunity to further my education. it has a wide selection of fields i can choose from. i feel proud for being a tsu tiger.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    pretty darn safe...

    Greek Life

    omegas run the school and the cappas

    Clubs and Activities

    intramural sports are always fun.

    Great for these types of students

    students who know how to balance fun and work

    Bang for the buck

    tsu is expensive. especially for out-of-state students like me

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not get distracted by campus activities and don't let other people influence you into doing things you don't want to do.

    In three sentences

    texas southern university is a historically black college. the university is well-known within the state of texas, but it is not widely recognized. my university is a good school, but like any other school it is easy to get distracted.

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 14 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention in class and study study study!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very expensive but it is all worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE being at TWU! Everyone is super friendly and very welcoming.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learn a tremendous amount my first semester at TWU. Their nursing program is very challenging and fun. There is just a couple tweaks that need to be made in order for the program to run smoother.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security makes their round throughout the campus. Women at night can personally get escorted to their cars. A fence surrounds the whole campus.

    Greek Life

    The fraternities promote the greek. You will learn in time about this culture. Every fraternity pushes or promote it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are church, social, and volunteer organizations on campus. There are dozens of fraternities here. There is activities such as movie night and parties that go on every week.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all cultures. The campus has hispanic fraternities and activities for all. TSU has a great number of foreigners at the campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The tigerwalk is a historical mark. Also, have historically women and men who walked this campus. Every week is tiger week, having activities such as pep rallies and other functions that serve the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of tuition is a bit high. But the university tries to work with the students far as finances. There are many resources out there to serve the student.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities that can be done on campus. There are several things that the students can do. Students of all backgrounds have activities to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    The food is wonderful. In the cafeteria has a variety of foods that is served. The service is great.

    Dorm Life

    Its a family oriented atmosphere. You will paired up with interesting people. The dorms are a home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    Many great students have came through with lots of knowledge. The standards are high here. Professors thrive on getting you the knowledge to compete out there when looking for jobs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay positive through this journey. It will take some hard work and focus. Believe in yourself.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern is a great university. People here, progress and get their degrees. The university has great faculty and facilities.

  • 04/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Well the campus is a safe place,There are hardly any out burst or fight on campus.There is also a campus police to keep the place safe.

    Greek Life

    well am really not into all that though but you ll definitely have a wonderful experience

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities you gonna love in the school.We also have some fraternity and sorority too.

    Great for these types of students

    For energetic student, for black student and for intelligent student in fact no matter who you are or where you are from i think Texas southern university would fit you

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well they have a cultural festival that everybody in school wear different cultural attire

    Bang for the buck

    Texas southern university has a lot of interesting features.Happy people, beautiful black girls , handsome hot guys and a lot of memorable events throughout the year.

    What to do for fun

    Well usually I go to the game room and just play ping pong or snooker with my friends.Sometimes me and my friends could just go out to a restaurant and hang out there.

    Food and Dining

    Well this is one aspect of the school that needs a lot of improvement some of the meals in the cafeteria are not up to standard.However their are other quick service restaurant like A and W, Wow etc

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very interesting especially for freshman.there is a lot of programs, activities and excursion drafted out for first time freshman to make their first semester in college the best.

    Academic Rigor

    Well I had a lot of easy teachers during my first year in college.But my subsequent years the teachers were making us do a lot more work than we did during our first year.And it took a lot more work to maintain my GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    All you need do is to get a good SAT score and high school GPA so you can qualify for most of the scholarships available.Also try to apply to the school early.

    In three sentences

    Well this is an historic back school that is still trying to prove to the world that they have a lot of academic potential.The school is a wonderful place for learning, socializing and sporting activities.There are also a lot of international students there so you ll meet a lot of people from other countries.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 91

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go bowling in the student center, work out in the gym, and play basketball in the rec center.

    Food and Dining

    Contains some dining places but could use a little more variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    Is a individualistic experience that will mold you not only as a student, but as an individual.

    Academic Rigor

    The degree plans here are essential in preparing you for your future occupation. They will generate a study life if you don't already possess one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to work, and stay focused on why you are in school, and its not to party.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern has a unique history of its foundation that makes me proud to be a student here. The science and technology program is challenging, and presents various opportunities for its students. The staff here shows care and takes the time out to help all students within their office hours.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 91

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can go to the galleria to shop, eat, and ice skate.

    Food and Dining

    The university cafeteria has an variety of different type of food. Also the campus is in the fourth largest city in the United States so there are lots of resturants to visit and dine out.

    Dorm Life

    The university has different types of living space. You can choose to stay in the dorms or the on-campus apartments. The dorms are close to your classes so it give more reassurance that you will be able to make it to class on time.

    Academic Rigor

    The college is very rigorous. YOu get to stay after class and talk to the professors. The university have tutors and counslers that could help you keep your semester average high.

    In three sentences

    This college is a very good school. It offers different degree plans that could help everyone decide their major. They also have a very known competetive pharmacy.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    TSU has bumped up security because it is an inner city school and the officers are in constant patrol. They will even escort you to and from your car.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is every where on campus. You can not miss it.

    Great for these types of students

    Well, TSU is a 'party' school. So if you are one of those party people and know you are going to get distracted, don't go. But if you know what you want, then come because TSU faculty love to be personable with people who want knowledge.

    Bang for the buck

    Actually TSU is pretty good price wise, compared to other schools that charge a higher price for the same classes. If you work hard in your studies and make connections with faculty you'll learn way more than just by going to class.

    What to do for fun

    I was mostly into my studies, but TSU does have many events going on through out the year. Just check the area in front of the student center, where everyone hang out.

    Food and Dining

    Can't judge the food. I didn't eat there. Most students tend to eat off campus. But I can say the faculty only food area is good, since I was invited there.

    Dorm Life

    Can't say yay or nay about dorm life, since I didn't stay on campus. I guess I'll give it an average rating.

    Academic Rigor

    The hardness of classes really depends on the teacher. Don't always believe what everyone says about a class. Sometimes when word spreads that a class is hard, it is usual from those that didn't put in the effort that was required to pass. But most classes will have some kind of extra credit to help in grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to stick with your advisor when registering for classes, so you can stay on track. Don't get distracted by parties and events. Make sure to know what you want degree wise. If you don't know when you enter, just do general studies. This will give you at least a year and a half to decide and you'll have most of your general classes (which you will be doing anyway) completed.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER .

    Clubs and Activities

    Too Many To Name .

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, Science Majors, Law Majors, Nursing Majors .

    What to do for fun

    Attend all school events, parties !

    Food and Dining

    Dominoes, A&W, Einstein, WOW, Healthy Food, & The Cafe Dominoes Doesn.t serves everything a normal Dominoes sale. Pan pizza only (Cheese & pepperoni) & They serve pasta & bread sticks. A&W Burger Joint WOW World of Wings = Love IT ! Einstein Bagel Joint = My Favorite spot to chow down

    Dorm Life

    Dorms = Lanier East (Co-Ed) & Lanier West (Girls) I don't like the Lanier East, at all. Tile floors, huge windows, & you have to have a roommate. Hallway ceilings look like there going to fall down on you. Never been in Lanier West but I heard they're a thousand times better On Campus Apartments = Urban Academic Village or UVA (Freshman), Courtyard/Tierwestern, And Savoy UVA is newly renovated. There okay. They have 1, 2, 3 bedrooms. Roomates? Yes. They are spacious! Courtyard/Tierwestern are all four bed rooms 2 bath . No roommate! Rooms are kinda small to me. & SAVOY ! I live in Savoy & will return here next year. Best choice to me. Only apartment with a pool, but it is also the furthest from campus. 2 bedroom 2 bath . You have to have a roommate. BIG & SPACIOUS rooms & restrooms 12 month lease :) Also regular tenants live here!

    Academic Rigor

    TSU is improving in academics every semester. Before I attended I know it wasn't as well as it's doing now. We encourage academics to the student body by rewarding them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and check on application, and financial status OFTEN. Financial aid losing more than 50% of students paper work. And attend orientations as well.

    In three sentences

    Attending TSU was what I expected it to be. Historical Black College & University, TSU is all that and more. We have historical sights lurking throughout our campus.

  • 07/27/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The ones that find success amazing

    Tips for prospective students

    This school seems to love students that work hard and deliver so make sure studying hard is one of your hobbies.

  • 09/28/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to learn to the best of their ability , who look for the greater things in life , texas Southern University is the place to be.

    Will enjoy being here

    my first love is marching band, and i love the Ocean of Soul.

    Will learn a lot

    i love the college professors and how they take time with me , teaching me things step by step.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    Didn't live in the dorm. But the apartments look nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Good

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have all of your financial aid paper work in order and follow your degree plan.

    In three sentences

    A great school to attend. The Health Administration Program have great interesting courses. The Public Affairs department have a great program also.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 24 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    recommanded

    In three sentences

    good stuff, quality study is good, activities is good, compus is not really safe

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 91

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Mingle with others, play sports or do what you like to do at your free times (given positive).

    Tips for prospective students

    Be focussed, and remember what you are there for.

    In three sentences

    TSU is the ideal school for students with ambitions. Everything to achieve success is at your disposal in TSU.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 91

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are events going on daily and almost every weekend. Take advantage of college activities.

    Food and Dining

    Does not apply to me.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus. This does not apply to me.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to be on top of your books. Study, Study, Study! Hard work pays off.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is an experience, you can do it.

    In three sentences

    It is beyond amazing. A wonderful college experience. Education is Excellence and you will achieve it!

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You will always be able to get incontact with the campus police whether its directly or over the phone.

    Greek Life

    We have all of the divine 9 that are all active on the campus, then we have over 50 non devine nine but greeks on campus. Nearly every department and organization have a greek organization.

    What to do for fun

    We have a commity called UPC that gets fun entertaiment to come out and make the campus Fun. Theres differnt events that go on throught the semester/year to keep yourself busy on campus, theres never a dull moment.

    Food and Dining

    YUMMMY! We have your average cafateria,with another hidden caf. on the 4th floor for a sit down lunch, then we have a Wow Wings that serves a varity of things located in the game room, and then there is a pizza hut and a&w with multiple little spots located in the acadmeic building for convience.

    Dorm Life

    There are your average dorms that are located on campus, and then there are apartments that are used as dorms that are walking distance away from the University.

    Academic Rigor

    The standards are actually getting changed as we speak about the University, the GPA requiremnt is getting changed, and it is now becoming a closed gated university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on school, and class. Take advantage to of the differt organizations that are on campus, for every major has an organization where they give out scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University is a great historical black collge in Texas. At TSU your not just a number like other univeristies, the faculty cares about your education to be able to talk to you one on one as you would need during the semesters. It may said that its very easy to get into, but its advance on another level to where its hard to leave.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    You have to find out yourself to judge the amazing experience!

    What to do for fun

    The gameroom, Recreational Center, Student Center, Tiger Walk. ALL of these places are fun places to be at.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is good and well organized. The food in the cafe and game room is great!

    Dorm Life

    All I can say is..........COLLEGE LIFE IS AMAZING!

    Academic Rigor

    My professors for the 2011-12 were amazing teachers. I've learned alot from them and they will make sure that you are learning in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    In you're an incoming student (freshman, transfer, etc.) I recommend that you make work your first priority! Work first, have fun later.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University is by far the best experience of my life! Ever since the orientation, I've been excited about being a Tiger, The professors are great, the campus life is awesome, and the students are amazing people to be around!

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    for the most part its safe

    Greek Life

    AKA, OMEGA, DELTA, ETC

    Clubs and Activities

    NAACP, Hip Hop Society, Boxing Club, Basketball Club, Etc,

    Bang for the buck

    the cost is relatively low compared to other universities.

    What to do for fun

    There is a center filled with serveral activities such as pool, bowling, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining can be a bit better.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Please take your first yrs seriously. Its easy to fall behind quick.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University is a wonderful school. I could not imagine myself attending any other university and the staff is nice.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its cool on campus never really heard of any problems on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life on campus is great!

    What to do for fun

    Hang out at the student center game room, or go workout in the recreational center..either way it was always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining was great i like the food and services we had.

    Dorm Life

    I loved the dorm life it was the best experience on the campus with me.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to want to succeed and push yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your work. Remember work first and party later. Don't get caught up in the environment and surroundings

    In three sentences

    A great place to figure out what you want to do in life. Great Teaching Staff. Excellent peer mentors.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 91

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    What to do for fun

    Texas Southern offers several clubs and organizations for students. They have a very nice game room and bowling alley. The University also extend an invitation to outside parties to come on campus such as bands for students to enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Texas Southern as far as fast food could be a lot better and more to chose from; however, the cafeteria food is good.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that Texas Southern has a standard level of academic rigor. They set high expectations for students and enforce applied skills and critical thinking. 4 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to make sure you fully read each syllabus and also be involved in on campus activities due to success rates being higher.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University is great college to attend. The experience that one receives at a historically black college is phenomenal. The education is of quality and worth the time and money.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    TSU police are always patrolling so you will be safe

    Greek Life

    the greek life is great because omega psi phi runs the yard enough said

    Food and Dining

    The cafe serves everything you can think of , the food is very good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is alright, you will have a lot of fun meeting you new roommate i know i did.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of people think that our courses are easy but in reality ou course are very difficult, but if u pay attention to the teachers you will have no problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    my tip for prospective students would be to come here having a open mind about things, you will have fun but also remember to balance your fun with your studying.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University has to be the best HBCU in the united states. it is a very diverse school full of people with backgrounds and cultures

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 91

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the football games, eat in the student center you may get to know a lot of people. The people are very friendly and easy to get along with.

    Food and Dining

    The food is always good they always have different varieties which is great. Also pizza hut & A&W are on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Pay attention and ask questions. Many professors like to joke around but know when it's time to learn and get serious. They try to make learning fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus,participate,and be cooperative

    In three sentences

    TSU is a great school academically and I have enjoyed the 2 years I have been there. They always go out there way to make sure you're ready for your career. I would recommend everybody to TSU!

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I'm safe when I'm parking my vehicle. Anything other than that check the regular DPS alerts from TSU Police you get in your student mail.

    Greek Life

    Cool frat's parties, crazy drinks!!! There is a lot of sororities and fraternities here.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not in any at the moment, but i do know they cost $50-100 to join some organizations for the Science Department.

    Great for these types of students

    You're basic everyday black female/male not really caring about their education, or just wanting to dip their toe into it. Just look at the retention and graduation rate for this school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kind of cool hump day's, or any gatherings they have are kind of live if a lot of people attend ad the weather permits.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, it is affordable but not for the living experience if your going to live on campus. I DO NOT RECOMMEND LIVING ON CAMPUS as a freshmen where ever you go for your first year, but especially here. People let loose when there exposed to new things and their by themselves without parents. I've witnessed people turn for good straight A students to poppin' mollys on a friday! It's mind blowing. Everyone looks the sames dreads, weave, leggins, broke down cars, just basic. You see the same stuff everyday! It gets old quick. It costs around $22K for a year including housing and tuition for a biology major.

    What to do for fun

    Parties, shopping downtown at the galleria it's huge!! Hookah, downtown life since your basically downtown, there's a lot of parties posted on instagram if you follow people. Plus there's always someone passing out flyers for something around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Dining Hall is okay. Normally soul food. Fried fish Fridays or Fried chicken Wednesday's. There's other fast-food or to go options here as well, like A&W or some wings place upstairs. It's okay. I would recommend if your a freshmen not to get the most expensive meal plan because it gives you less points to eat out besides the dining hall. For example, you would have to use your meal points to eat at the Einsteins bagels in the Science building or the A&W. The less your meal plan is the more money you get for your meal points.

    Dorm Life

    If I could give this a negative number I really would. Out of all my friends, I believe that this is the biggest downfall of TSU. I've literally had the WORST experience ever with this. I do not live in a dorm I lived in UAV. I have no idea where to start. First, when you do the roommate application to find out which roommate is compatible with you don't even bother, why? because they didn't even look at it because they received the information about the people living here too late, and they just had to pair people up yes that is what someone had told me in the UAV office. This is another negative on the school's behalf because they are never in touch with one another. Well on my behalf, i got paired up with the craziest roommate anyone who can ever imagine. I'm not going into detail and i'm not being be dramatic about it, but it involved her being escorted out of the apartment with TSU police. The dorm's if you're planning to live there have been there since WWII(If you don't know what that is I don't think you should even been attending college) there's two dorms out of the WHOLE campus, on the same side of the campus. Only TWO. Crazy I know. The Coed dorms with the designated female floor still has urinals in the community bathrooms. Besides that its a basic dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I major in Biology, the biology building is amazing. They really went to work on the architectural concept for the biology. I believe the teacher assistants in labs do a waaaay better job then the teachers who do lectures. Most of the lecture teachers are foreign and hard to understand. None the less, the teachers I had no problem making time for me for office hours. Always go to teachers during their office hours for anything they are there to help you and tell you where you stand during that semester. If you really put in the work you will receive what you deserve when it comes to grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not from Houston or familiar with being around a predominately black school I wouldn't recommend attending here. I was in for a rude awakening when I arrived on campus for move in day. Living on campus is crazy itself, if you're not hearing fire sirens or people banging on your door or someone else's door you every night you are not on the right campus and you're reading the wrong review. The parties never really happen in the dorms, it's usually at UAV or fraternities parties. If you enjoy being around an environment that has other students caring more about their appearances than their grades this is the right school for you.

    In three sentences

    Ghetto, Lazy, and Old. This school puts forward no effort in resolving their own problems they relay on students because they couldn't get it right the first time. Do not attend if you want a college that will help you out without having to go out of your way every-time you need help, literally. Transferring after this semester because I got locked in with a lease for a year.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    texas southern is a very safe school, i never hear about any violence or discrimination.

    Academic Rigor

    of course, college is not easy, but texas southern university set satndards and high expectations for every student to by assuring the difficulty of a course through significant amounts of content knowledge to be gained.

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective students should definitely attend texas southern university because the professors and staff will help you accomplish your life goals.

    In three sentences

    in my opinion, texas southern university is the best school in houston, they are willing to help and work with you to better yourself.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a small college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Convocation (Founder's Day): large assembly for all the colleges at TSU. Day filled with motivational speakers, shows, awards, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the undergraduate programs within your first two years. Visit your adviser bi-annually to make sure you are on track. Visit your professors frequently. They are very helpful and want to make sure you succeed.

    In three sentences

    TSU is an ideal university for students looking for small-classroom size, scholarship and internship opportunity, and being part of a university funded by NASA for research. TSU is known for their research opportunities and has sent an actual experiment to space on board the STS-29. TSU is a great college that is becoming more diverse every semester.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Omega Psi Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Delta Sigma Rho alpha phi alpha

    Great for these types of students

    Social and Friendly Law and Pharmacy Majors All ethnic backgrounds

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a student mixer every friday on the campus and on wednsdays a party on the third floor that we call Im In That Thang Wednsdays.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Houston is full of nite life, parks and places to hang. And if your not interested in exploring the big city there is always something happening on the campus of Texas Southern. From parites to sports tournaments and games you will stay busy .

    Tips for prospective students

    Develop study habits. Purchase a palm pilot or find an app on your phone so that you can remind yourself or set up a schedule for yourself. Remember: failure is a key to success. dont give up and dont drop out.

    In three sentences

    A great institution for continuing your education. If your seeking a fun and outgoing college experience, a mixed student body, and a challenging scholastic journey to a degree, Texas Southern is the place to be. This is the best HBCU in the United States.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun I play pool in the student center or go to the wreck n play basketball on spare time.

    Food and Dining

    The Food is awesome, not the best in town but good to where you would want to eat there everyday. If you have the chance visit W.O.W in the student center.

    Dorm Life

    I can't really describe the dorm life since I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Grade wise if you do your work on time, go to study groups, and take good notes. Than passing your classes shouldn't be a problem. Also don't be afraid to do extra credit work when you have the chance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not spread your classes to far apart from each other, because that is the quickest way to fail a class.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University can be described as the school of opportunity. The one school where chances are given to people who want to become an important person in life. From a current student to a future student, TSU is the school for you if you want to be successful in life.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on campus even though I take only night classes and the campus is in the heart of the 3rd Ward.

    Greek Life

    There is a branch of all of the Panhellenic Greek organizations on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities to participate in. You would just need to research what is available and if it suits your particular needs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tiger Walk and Student Center

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very economical campus for what is it offering in comparison to the other universities in the areas.

    Food and Dining

    I have never ate on campus since I am a commuting student.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is at the necessary level to be able to take the certification examination for the state of the Texas the first time and pass it without any fear or anxiety about being prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a question about financial or registering go to the campus and make sure that you go early in the week like Wednesday and around 2 pm; never go on a Friday close to 5 pm.

    In three sentences

    This is a great campus for graduate level college of education students. The College of Education has great faculty and staff that really prepare you to be able to take the certification examination and pass it on the first try.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is not good. One should always protect their bel= belonging and carry pepper spray with them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available for every type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No traditions usually exist.

    Bang for the buck

    One will learn how to not waist money on unnecessary things.

    What to do for fun

    When having school activities fun is there. If one wants to go off campus their is always shopping and swimming. Galveston is not that far of a drive if one wants to go to the beach.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food needs a big upgrade. The little eatery places like Einstein Bros. and A&W need to be bigger for everyone who does not eat in the cafeteria which is a lot.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not what you expect it to be. The cost of the Dorms is not equal to the look of them. You would do better paying to live on your on.

    Academic Rigor

    The graduation rate is very low. It is slowly building it up. Teachers expect effort or no pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come to Texas Southern University looking for a good time because you will find it but you will not keep up in your grades. It's harder to get out of TSU then to get in .

    In three sentences

    I would rate Texas Southern University on a scale from one to ten as a six. Based on Academics, extra-curricular activities and school spirit. Although in the next two years Texas Southern University will be at a eight.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have a police station right on campus, and officers constantly patrolling. As soon as you call them they come immediately!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is always interesting. They have a lot of different fraternities and sororities on campus and each group does their fair share of events. They have interesting probates during the spring that keep you on your toes because you never know which one of your friends are going to cross! Its fun to watch!

    Clubs and Activities

    They have so many organizations and clubs it would be impossible to name them all. They have wonderful and diverse clubs such as The Latin Dance Club, The Nigerian Student Association, and The Boxing Club. Anything thing you would think of being apart of they have it. Anything you want to be apart of and they dont have it, you can easily start up a club yourself!

    Great for these types of students

    TSU offers different organizations great for any type of student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition at the school is the normal Labor Day Classic they have that kicks off the school year! Its a football game in the beginning of the school year with our school rival Prairie View A & M. Its always exciting and will be more so this year with the new Dynamo stadium that was built!

    Bang for the buck

    As a student at TSU you barely have to pay for anything, many events are free. Tuition wise, I think it is in a good range.

    What to do for fun

    Join campus organizations, attend campus events, and get on the fun bus they have when TSU has an away game every once in awhile!

    Food and Dining

    They have a cafe in the Student Center as well as other restaurants on campus. I like the food in the cafe and the Health Bar in the Rec Center! Its pretty good..I wish they would build more restaurants on campus though!

    Dorm Life

    I stayed on campus briefly one year and met tons of people. It was fun and interesting meeting new people. I just felt that there were way too many parties. That's campus/dorm life in a nutshell!

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, TSU is fairly easy. Do the work, study, and you will pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Upon arriving at TSU make sure you have your head on straight. It is easy to get off track with all the entertainment, but do your best to stay on course and everything will be fine!=)

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University is a good school overall, especially if you want to meet people of different backgrounds. It is a good place to learn and to enjoy culture and entertainment. They have very good programs as well.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Wonderful

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers, Book worms, Event planners.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    HOG week, SpringFLing, Frat & Soro week.

    What to do for fun

    Extra-Curricular activities! Parties!

    Tips for prospective students

    Retain a great GPA in high school for scholarships and grants.

    In three sentences

    Some good people. Great Social Life. Education Increasing.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on, either on or around campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and do your work. Try not to be tempted to hang out and party. Remember what you are in college for.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern is a nurturing school that will allow you to make great connections that will help you in your future career goals.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The cafe food is only good on certain days, i would recommend a meal plan on those days you low on money.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm life at texas southern isnt so great.

    In three sentences

    Texas southern would have to be rated a 8.5 on a scale of ten.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Haven't been on campus to experience activities.

    Food and Dining

    Not attending until the Fall of 2012

    Dorm Life

    Will not move in until the second week of August.

    Academic Rigor

    Will attend in the Fall

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to ask the right question when inquiring about something whether it be about financial aid or requested documentation. Get an individual that you can contact regarding any difficult issues that you may encounter. This will help keep you from having to repeat a situation to several different people before your problem or issue is resolved.

    In three sentences

    The student body is manageable. The staff was helpful. The school is diverse with students from all religious backgrounds attending.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Their student center is always bubbling with activities such as dancing, games, marching band demos..etc

    Food and Dining

    They have a wonderful cafeteria with a very hospitable staff.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is quite interesting and the residential areas are secure.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas southern university does well in academics, especially due to the fact that its student body comprises a wide range of races and ethnicities that come together to form a very strong academic backbone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be open minded and ready to learn at all times, by so doing they will discover a plethora of opportunities on this campus.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University is a home to a lot of international students from all over the world. I have had a remarkable experience here so far, and i continue to look forward to expanding my universe here. I love studying here and i encourage all students, especially international students to come here.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Texas Southern has affordable tuition. The amount of money that students are being offered on grants and scholarships is not as plentiful as it use to be. Apply early because the early bird gets the best worms.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out on the Tiger Walk!!

    Food and Dining

    The food court is okay but their are lots of eating places within 2 miles of the campus that are affordable.

    Dorm Life

    Incoming freshmans Texas Southern has the place for you where you will feel like you are in a home away from home environment equipped with dorm masters, lap tops, and more.

    Academic Rigor

    The focus is on students finishing their degree plans. Make sure you see the advisors for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a great university to attend look no futher. In order to survive at any university you must be devoted to your studies.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern has the best Pharmacy program in the nation. Texas Southern has small classes where you can actually get more teacher student interaction. Texas Southern University is known for their their band Ocean of Soul.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is cool. You have to pay attention in the student center for interest meetings.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so many activities and clubs for all majors. There are great future opportunities that come out from joining the clubs and activities.

    What to do for fun

    Everything! There's events like every night. It doesn't matter whats your hobby, your going to find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    It's good if you have payment plan. If you didn't finish all your points in the fall it rolls over to the spring which is real good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure YOU keep up with your paper work. Teachers aren't perfect and WILL lose some graded assignments. Most teachers are organized and are happy to help you if needed. Just stay focus and realize that each semester go by super fast. DO NOT procrastinate!!! It will kill you.

    In three sentences

    This is a friendly University. The teachers are willing to help you, but mostly you have to make sure that you keep up with your responsibilities. You will learn a lot and won't regret coming here.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The school will always have events posted in our student center. We have party buses to go to games than go to the after party if the students choose to go. Since the school is downtown there is plenty of activites student can do off school campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but it could be better. They have an italian, grilling, chinese,deli, and homecooked food sections. They just dont provide different food choices everyweek.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! There is alway activities at every housing facility. Student wouldn't have no boring moment.

    Academic Rigor

    Students will have to keep a GPA of 2.0. Students will also be put on SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) if they fail to keep their GPA at a 2.0, complete 67% of their course or dont complete 150% of their credit hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should finish financial aid as soon as possible! That will ensure them they will not have to pay out of pocket expenses. Another tip is worry about grades first then have fun later.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern is a very good University. The student life there is very fun, we have an event three times out the week. You will learn a lot of material there and most of the classes are hands on.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cant think of any

    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends, participate in activities, attend events

    Food and Dining

    Nice food. Don't always expect what you want all the time, but the food is great

    Dorm Life

    Interesting

    Academic Rigor

    Alright

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors; it means a lot

    In three sentences

    It is has wonderful learning experience. State-of-the-art facilities. Student-teacher relationship

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I love the energy of the football games. The Ocean of Soul (our marching band) is awesome! The football game is an excuse to go see the band!

    Food and Dining

    I got to school in the evenings; so I do not dine on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home!

    Academic Rigor

    As with any school there are some class which are challenges and others are easier. Your success depends on you.

    Tips for prospective students

    You can always party. Study, study, study and you will be successful.

    In three sentences

    I love Texas Southern. I've always wanted to be a TSU Tiger!!!

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school had shooting issues years back but it has tightened up security in recent years.

    Greek Life

    we have a lot of fraternities and sororities.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious types, go with the wind types, Black, Hispanics, and Asians. Don't get it wrong, everybody is welcome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the tiger walk, nice walk though.

    What to do for fun

    Football Games, Comedy Nights, Music Nights, Museum Exhibition, Trips, Fashion Parade, International Day, and many other social activities.

    Food and Dining

    it is not bad but could suck once in a while.

    Dorm Life

    it is fair but not too great.

    Academic Rigor

    It has a good academic standing but you would find some least serious students in class just like any other school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your head down and go for what you came for, which is to be educated in all totality.

    In three sentences

    It is one of the best historical black colleges. It has one of the best pharmacy schools. Great business and law school.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Cheap tuition, classes aren't pricy, and the food is pretty cheap too.

    What to do for fun

    Pool hall in the student center, meet people, and the Recreational center have a gym and a couple of machines to work out with.

    Food and Dining

    A&W is awesome. They also have Pizza Hut, a Wingery, and a Cafeteria (buffet for $6)

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Texas Southern University is an HBCU and saves you a lot of money because their tuition isn't that expensive.

    In three sentences

    The environment is awesome and everyone is always willing to help each other.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe i normally see campus police driving around the campus during school hours and after school hours.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of the Greek life however my friends are and they enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and organizations at the university that can fit all students personalities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everything to me seem normal on campus. I have not seen any unusual traditions on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It is good to save your money for unexpected situations.

    What to do for fun

    I'm sure its plenty of activities to do for fun on campus. However because i work full time and attend school full time i don't have much time to do anything fun on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I never ate on campus. I always eat off campus, however some of my friends do and they haven't complain to me about it.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus. My friends do live on campus and i don't really hear them complain.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is very strict on academics. Students should find time to study at least 3 hours a day. Students should also have good time management skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students that plan to attend college should apply for scholarships and save their own money. Students should also do follow ups in the financial center at Texas Southern University. The students should have an idea of what they want to major in.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University has great opportunities for the students. The instructors at the university work well with the students. The school has really improved over the years.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    THE CAMPUS IS VERY SAFE, IT HAS A POLICE DEPARTMENT IN IT. SOMETIMES I LEAVE CAMPUS AS LATE AS 10pm AT NIGHT AND I HAVE NEVER HAVE ANY INCIDENTS OR HEARD OF ANY. IF YOU NEED ESCORT TO THE GARAGE AT NIGHT ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO CALL THE POLICE. DEPARTMENT AND THEY WILL SEND SOMEONE OUT TO ESCORT YOU. * * * * *

    Greek Life

    I DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE GREEK LIFE.

    Clubs and Activities

    THERE ARE SO MANY CLUBS, YOU JUST HAVE TO FIND ONE THAT MEETS YOUR NEEDS OR THAT STANDS FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN.

    Great for these types of students

    TSU IS GREAT FOR STUDENTS THAT WANT A GOOD LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. USUALLY I STAY BACH AFTER SCHOOL EVERY DAY TO READ.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    THE ONE PLACE THAT I GO FOR LUNCH ALMOST ON A DAILY BASIS IS THE STUDENTS CENTER (IT IS ABOUT THE ONLY DINNING IN TSU) TO GET PIZZA OR PASTA.

    What to do for fun

    NOT MUCH AROUND TSU, BUT THERE IS THE MUSEUMS DOWNTOWN IF YOU LIKE ARTS.

    Food and Dining

    THERE ARE NOT THAT MUCH DINNING IN AND AROUND TSU. IF YOU WANT SOMETHING MORE EXOTIC YOU MIGHT HAVE TO DRIVE OUT.

    Dorm Life

    I LIVE OFF CAMPUS BUT FROM THE FEW FRIENDS THAT I HAVE LIVING IN THE DORMS, IT IS NOT REALLY A BAD EXPERIENCE.

    Academic Rigor

    YOU HAVE TO WORK VERY HARD FROM THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS IN ORDER TO MAKE EXCELLENT GRADES.

    Tips for prospective students

    COME IN WITH AN OPEN MIND, DO NOT BELITTLE OR DISRESPECT YOUR INSTRUCTORS, GO TO CLASS, DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND MOST ESPECIALLY DO NOT MISS REVIEWS IF THE INSTRUCTOR IS GIVING ANY.

    In three sentences

    TSU IS A GOOD SCHOOL TO ATTEND BUT YOU HAVE TO WORK HARD FOR YOU GRADE. THE PHARMACY SCHOOL AT TSU IS ONE OF THE BEST IN TEXAS AND THE PRODUCE SOME OF THE BEST PHARMACIST IN TEXAS. THE SCHOOL IS NOT TOO BIG WHICH MADE IT EASY TO NAVIGATE. THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR AT TSU AND SO FAR I AM NOT REGRETTING MY DECISION TO GO TO TSU

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police station right by the campus, so TSU is a very safe campus. I would rate the Campus Safety a 10

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is something that all students to experience, a great oppertunity for the ones who take the greek life seriously.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Marching band, Ocean of Soul, is a great band, and also the Radio/Television club. i would rate the clubs a 10.

    Great for these types of students

    Making new friends while on Campus, and get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is located in 3rd Ward Texas which is a Black Community.

    Bang for the buck

    i have no idea what you are asking me.

    What to do for fun

    I walk around the campus to know and see more about my school

    Food and Dining

    Food is great! On the scale of 1-10, 10 being the best; i would give it a 10

    Dorm Life

    Im not dorming but the dorms are great, i would rate it a 10

    Academic Rigor

    College can be easy, but hard at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Go to class on time, and sit in front 2. Get to know your Professor 3. Study as much as you can.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern is one of the most excellent schools that i have researched. What i love most about that University is that it's an HBCU and i love my Black Communities. Texas Southern is a school for all, i highly recommend that school.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe. their are policemen everywhere and they ride around campus also making sure everything is safe.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of stuff to do and keep you busy. Their are DJs all the time playing music, there's the recreational center, the game room. Their is a lot of different sororities and different groups you can join. theirs the band which is awesome and dance.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very delicious and there is a variety.

    Dorm Life

    I have not live in a dorm but ive heard that its fun!

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you study and pay attention in class you should be ok.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you look into all the majors before you choose what you want , they have a lot to offer. Dont be afraid to ask questions the staff, the techers their all their to help you.

    In three sentences

    This campus is full of friendly people especially the staff. The campus is a good size for being in the city. They have really good food so your never hungry.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Sororities and Fraternities

    Great for these types of students

    Activities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Battle of the Bands is a tradition at TSU.

    What to do for fun

    Football games, social clubs, television rooms, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard to attain you academic goals. Never be discouraged. Learn to utilize your resources to attain success.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University (TSU) has an sincere interest in thier students. The professors are always willing to go above and beyond to assist students with their needs. TSU is a a great learning environment.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek Life is huge here, so if you are into that kind of thing you will love TSU.

    What to do for fun

    If you are in to parties they have a lot of them.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty Good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get everything in as soon as possible.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University Police are always visible. They also keep you very informed of any potential threats or any suspicious activities that may have occurred on campus.

    Greek Life

    Texas Southern is rich in Greek Life. Greek fraternities and sororities that have been in existences nearly since the beginning of the University. The famed Ques, the Kappa's, AKA's and Delta's just to name a few.

    Clubs and Activities

    Texas Southern has a laundry list of Clubs and Activities. Whatever your major there will be a club. These clubs are great for getting those community service hours you may need.

    Great for these types of students

    I believe that Texas Southern University is great for students that in high school may have struggled a bit. The instructors, if you take advantage, will guide you in the right direction in order for you to be successful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not aware of any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe for your buck you will receive an awesome education.

    What to do for fun

    Texas Southern University has a few things to do for fun. The Dorms are always having different activities for the residents. There is also a reck room where there are pool tables and games along with fast foods such as pizza and wings. Of course, during football season, the games are always fun to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food believe it or not is really good. As I said I do not stay on campus but I eat lunch in the cafeteria during my one hour break I have between classes.

    Dorm Life

    I am an older student, however my 20 year old nephew stays on campus and his experience has been pleasant as his roommates initially were classmates from high school. Recently, because as I said you must remain focused, he has roommates that he has met in his college experience. The dorms are nice albeit you may have three roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe that the classes in the beginning you may sail through however as I have gotten more into my major studies, classes are much more difficult but I am enjoying the challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students in particularly younger students would be to become your own person. I would also encourage you to stay focus, yes enjoy the experience of becoming an adult but get the work done and attend classes.

    In three sentences

    I believe that Texas Southern University is a great college not only for African Americans but for everyone. I feel that the instructors are really interested in ensuring that you learn the material they are trying to teach. I once enrolled in a class but it conflicted with my work schedule and when I saw the instructor on campus, he asked why I wasn't currently in his class, what University other than TSU would notice that?

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Perseverance Breed Success

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    student center life

    Food and Dining

    They have a A&W and a pizzza hut and a cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    its not that bad

    Academic Rigor

    Proffesors help you a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    its a african american student college, but its really nice.

    In three sentences

    its perfect, people are nice and very happy.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always available on campus,each dormitory has an security guard on duty at all times.

    Greek Life

    There is a widespread of Greek Life on campus here at Texas Southern,you'll find most of them in the student center interacting with students,performing,or doing different donations for the community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tiger Walk is where most students hang out while waiting for class. You can enjoy pep rallies and spoken word on the Tiger Walk.

    What to do for fun

    The campus always have something available for students do. Activities vary from play performance to concerts to beauty pageants. There are plenty student promoters on campus to help with the nightlife on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    The campus provides a variety of different places for students to dine. You can choose from the cafe that's like a regular cafeteria just with better food,A&W or Pizza Hut,a bagel shop where you can enjoy a pizza bagel and cup of coffee,or WOW,restaurant style dining with a variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    Texas Southern provides student with an excellent choices to live if they choose to stay on campus. Students can choose to live in a traditional dorm or a more apartment style living.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas Southern has a high rate of excellence in student performance and achievement.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you enter college your going to be face with a lot of challenges. Your number one goal is to go to class and make good grades. Students shouldn't let the party life and freedom distract them from the that number one goal,getting their degree.

    In three sentences

    I am a Freshman at Texas Southern University. As the first semester comes to a close I can say I have enjoyed my college experience. Texas Southern is all about the student,there is always activities available for students,great ad-visors,excellent tutoring,and last but not least tasty food. I look forward to my next 3 years here on campus.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police officers are around 24/7, and I have never heard of anything bad happening on campus. We have our own police contact number for any emergencies. You are always safe when visiting the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Students, faculty and staff or all friendly. Texas Southern gives you a home feeling. You are never uncomfortable.

    What to do for fun

    Texas Southern has endless possibilities for fun. Going to sport games, campus game rooms and much more possibilities. You can even socialize with nearby students.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome, and reminds me of home. They are always switching it up and staying unpredictable. I wish I could take the chefs home with me someday.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a very fun way to get involved. All new students should live in a dorm. It make sure you are connected to the college life style.

    Academic Rigor

    All universities are going to be tough. It depends on the student to stick with it. Practice makes perfect so keep studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep your head in the books. Don't get distracted or discouraged. Remember the hard work will always pay off.

    In three sentences

    TSU is a fun innovating learning experience. TSU has top of the line instructors and hardworking students. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Fun? Reading. No really. You have a lot of options. Talk to people and find out.

    Food and Dining

    Try to eat healthy. It's all tasty though, besides the pizza line. Sandwich station is delicious. You can make your own salads. Ice cream machine in the cafeteria. Just google tsu dining locations for Texas Southern University's list of food services.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone will try to get in a dorm room. Space is quite limited. Try to get into University Courtyard or Tierwester Oaks. Trust me. It is worth the money. The dorms are dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    You make it what you want it to be. I was struggling in a class and Aced it. Well over a 90%. Trust me you can do it and TALK to your teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out who your advisers are. School scholarship may waive the out of state fees. Band scholarship will.

    In three sentences

    Talk to teachers. Bookstore is overpriced, but it is reasonable. Get in an extracurricular activity.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Join the honors society. The honors college needs to be achieved beginning from freshmen or sophomore level.

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard! Do what it takes to know your stuff.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your end goal & find your path working backwards so then you don't waste time taking classes that you don't need or putting too much time when TSU could accept allow the same course taken in less the time. ex: Hcc A&P 1/A&P 2 is a 8 hr credit course & is taken in 2 separate classes. If I knew earlier that A&P 1 and 2 could be completed at TSU as one class I could have saved so much money & time. I'm a first time graduate in my family so I'm feeling my way all on my own. Except now at TSU I feel more confident.

    In three sentences

    All the staff are very helpful. The advisors guided me into the quickest & best path towards my degree doing their best to apply most of my transfer credits. They certainly care about the success of their students & not wasting their money nor time.

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Off the chain

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The tiger walk

    What to do for fun

    Go to the student center

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class.

    In three sentences

    Great learning environment. great learning experience. great school to attend.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused, develop study habits early, make friends, and enjoy college life

    In three sentences

    TSU is a great school I am a transfer student here and I am enjoying every second of it. All of my professors can teach and relate to what students go through they aren't afraid to share in their college experiences! If your considering TSU do it you will not regret it.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    69 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    TSU police take there job very serious

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for almost every type of peron.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WOW wings

    Bang for the buck

    TSU has great academics. Professors are willing to help.

    What to do for fun

    There are organization and club you can join. The mall not far. Sporting games are fun.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe has it good ad bad days. But the on campus eatery are good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your financial aid

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern has a lot to offer. There are numerous clubs and organization to join. TSU has great academic programs.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    To me its very affordable well if you live in-state thats my opinion

    What to do for fun

    Its Houston what cant you do for fun !! lol

    Food and Dining

    havent experienced this yet

    Dorm Life

    I hear their great

    Academic Rigor

    They have alot of great majors to offer, my major is pre-pharmacy

    Tips for prospective students

    Turn all your paperwork on time and apply early especially for financial aid ( thats what i did )

    In three sentences

    Its an amazing campus, im really excited and looking forward to attending

  • 03/17/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Can't really evaluate this.

    Dorm Life

    Can't really evaluate this.

    Academic Rigor

    Can't really evaluate this.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid early!

    In three sentences

    Nice campus in a wonderful city. The area immediately surrounding campus is not as nice. All of the admissions and financial aid officers were incredibly patient.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 91

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    dream

    Tips for prospective students

    dont party too much but have fun

    In three sentences

    the best school ever

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I love this school. The campus is so beautiful.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    You can always can go to the (REC) to the mall or even walk the tiger walk thats on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner is guaranteed to be hot and fresh.

    Dorm Life

    There very nice, clean and secure.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are willing to take the time to help you understand anything you don't about the lessons they teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do early registration and stay in contact with your information that they give you.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University is a very unique college. Also they are very organize and concerned to help students attend there university.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The school have so many activities on campus there is no way you can be bored, they have many different clubs you can become a part of to experience the college life.

    Food and Dining

    TSU has great dining food and have other food chains as well that is very convenient across the campus.

    Dorm Life

    TSU have a variety of residential life and housing . The university has apartment programs that encourage incoming freshman and sophomore to stay on track with their classes and grades.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at TSU will test your intelligence but the classes are taught in a way that you can grasp the concept and excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    For all students who wish to attend TSU the best tip is to do everything early, your financial aid , housing, and most of all classes. The school tends to fill up quick so be the first to take care of business.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern is a wonderful school that sits in the middle of the art district of the city of Houston. The University has some of the most helpful advisors you will ever meet and have many programs to help you stay on track with your studies. Overall the atmosphere is great and the campus is clean and very spirited , if you ever want to become a tiger TSU is the best university to attend.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid before the deadline and visit the school

    In three sentences

    Texas southern university is a very nice college. a culturally diverse college. and most of all very affordable

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never walk alone on the campus at dark. And NEVER walk alone in the area around the campus, not a wise idea.

    What to do for fun

    Texas Southern University is in Houston so there is SO much you can do. Plus getting involved with school groups. It's a pretty great school to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food was always fresh and appealing. They offer a variety of options that keeps your interested in the café.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't stay in the dorm but I visited a few times. The dorms are a good chance to meet new friends and it's connected to the whole campus. Staying in the dorm isn't a bad idea.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips that I can give you is to come with your head high and don't fall into the wrong crowd. My freshman year I did that and now I'm struggling to even pay for my sophomore year right now. Just keep your eyes on your goal.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University is great HBCU and diverse college. The atmosphere and sounding is very calm and peaceful. The student and staff assure that every student is taken care of.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are lots of places to dine. They have Einstein bros, pizza hut, Cajun diner, etc. Food is delicious and fresh.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm here, but I have heard from a friend that it is really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are challenging and the professors are very helpful. As in any university though, the effort you put into studying will show in your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students are to study hard and to push yourself to achieve your goals. Set time apart for studying and for having fun, but make sure to get your work done. Get acquainted with the professors and advisers for the programs that you are interested in.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University is a great university. It has great faculty and staff, everyone is eager to help. Attending this college will help you excel in your chosen career path.

  • 09/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Texas Southern University police is always on their job. They stay looking out for the safety of the faculty and students.

    Greek Life

    To be honest, I've never heard of greeks until I stepped foot on the campus of Texas Southern University. It is truly a beautiful thing!

    Clubs and Activities

    Literally, clubs and organizations are all over the campus of Texas Southern University. It ranges from religion, nationality, sports, greek life, work field related organizations( Pre-law, Pre-Pharm, Pre-Health, etc). The list goes on and on.

    Great for these types of students

    The institution is great for all students. Although, the campus is known for being an Historically Black Institution(HBCU). We are in the 21st century and the campus is becoming very diverse. Students from different nationalities attend Texas Southern University and overtime it will probably be the most diverse from all four year institutions in Houston.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tiger Walk is a tradition at Texas Southern University. Students come together during homecoming week to decorate the tiger walk. Let alone, pep rallies, and special events happen on the tiger walk.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Southern University is a great institution that is affordable! The school's tuition is lower than four year institution counterparts in Houston,TX. You have professors that have graduated from ivy league schools teaching at Texas Southern University. It does not get any better than that!

    What to do for fun

    Houston is a major city with ton of things to do. So, whether you're into museums, parks, or clubbing.Trust, you'll find something that you'll enjoy. By the way, if you love to eat then you will find all types of restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    You have a ray of options on campus from the food in the cafeteria to the cafe's and little fast food places in the student center.

    Dorm Life

    I commute. Therefore, I cannot say too much about dorm life. I have been in my friends dorm and they are very nice. I just don't think I would be able to sleep on the twin size beds. They are really small.

    Academic Rigor

    No university is meant to be easy but if you are in a major that you enjoy! Its really a great feeling. Also, if you don't understand something . Your professors will always be willing to help you and students that may have taken the course already.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remain focused! Just like any other university campus,it is really easy to get distracted. It' s okay to have fun but don't forget about your studies. Also, don't forget to get involved and meet people. The school always looks out for students. Meaning that their are so many networking opportunities for whatever field that you plan to get into.

    In three sentences

    It's a GREAT University with so much history. Award- winning Debate Team with Dr. Freeman. Located in the heart of Houston,TX.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police department emails out tips and also incidents on campus to keep the students informed.

    Clubs and Activities

    For every major there are organizations that allow you to gain internships and training for your major.

    Great for these types of students

    TSU is good for students that diverse and would like to explore the knowledge of HBCU's.

    What to do for fun

    The President of Students limited alot of activities so the students don't lack in studies for university improvement.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome they have variations of restaurant to fulfill your taste buds.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus but from working call center it is very important that you plan dorm life early as possible to secure your room.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are on it and demand much feedback.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan early for registration and financial aid. Take advantage of book vouchers and purchase the needs for class.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University teaches students how to self sufficient and independent which teaches students like myself how to prioritize time that will be essential to studies. This University requires you best and I like that there are resources to help you abundantly at your convenience. Success is and option and they let you know so through hard work and dedication success will be present.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is good. You also have many options at the different food establishments around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorm so i wouldn't know how they are

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get as many scholarships as you can.

    In three sentences

    It has a good atmosphere for learning. Small classroom sizes in most classes. Teachers actually teach you the information that you need to learn.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are hotline numbers (speed dial 24/7) police trolling everywhere gated campus

    Greek Life

    greek life is one of the major things here on campus. Every greek organization participates when hosting events as well as doing community service

    Clubs and Activities

    Student government association University program council Royal court yearbook 100 black men and women org. etc.

    Great for these types of students

    great for students trying to attend a HBCU as well as students who aim to achieve higher in learning.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a park with greek benches for greek life, many different study halls and area as well as places to hang out

    Bang for the buck

    There are many different scholarships as well as many different on campus jobs if a job is needed for the student as well.

    What to do for fun

    There are always many different organizations of any kind and they are always having forums and many different school functions to do. Also dont forget about the football and basketball team! we aim to show school spirit.

    Food and Dining

    food is great there are many different places to eat such as pizza hut, wow wingery, and the schools own cafe.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms and campus apartments are much closer than you think as well as the inside is becoming more presentable.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are important and we are known to have one of the best graduating records thus far.

    Tips for prospective students

    TSU has great opportunities for anyone in any major. There will always be a place to become an active and great student. and we offer many services.

    In three sentences

    We became one of the top schools on this years forbes list. We are known to having one of the best law schools. (Thurgood Marshall School of Law) This school is one of the top HBCU's in the country. Also a great pharmacy program

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    It's okay.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a freshman, I hate my roommmate and I want to live in a better dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Fine

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay on time. Don't live in the dorm, I recommend an apartment. If you have a car, then you do whatever during the weekends because during the weekends its dull.

    In three sentences

    A good place to see downtown. You can understand your professors and parking spot is nice. Tutors helps you to understand the topics that you might not understand.

  • 11/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun TSU has a pool hall and a bowling alley. They Also have a place where you can play video games like xbox.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious. You have options besides the cafe that's on campus like Pizza Hut, A&W, and W.O.W

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very small and cluttered. Not enough closet space.

    Academic Rigor

    The School has very easy work it's how you apply yourself to the work. If you come to class turn in your assignments on time you WILL get an A. If your into partying and having fun you will fail and flunk your class

    Tips for prospective students

    Please if you come here have a positive mind set. The Student body as a whole is not too friendly or even polite.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University is a school to consider if you want to attend an HBCU. The Campus is beautiful and safe. The school has poor academic progress.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    It's Houston!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go look at the school for yourself, you won't be disappointed taking a stroll down the Tiger walk.

    In three sentences

    Friendly staff that are always willing to help. Great diversity within students which makes campus fun. Very nice and motivated students.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    IN student center pizza hut they some times dont have gloves on thats why i gave it a 3 star but in the law building they have really good food and fraps

    In three sentences

    Health dept is high graduation rate and its growing every semester.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    on a budget

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or be a part of Greek life.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Review your degree plan. -Be prepared to be persistent. You will need to be in order to get things done and graduate in 4 years.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University has many degrees available to students. They really encourage students to graduate in four years. The administration side is known to not have the same urgency that students do. Therefore, it sets students back from graduating in the proposed time frame. Once this issue gets fixed, Texas Southern would be a better university.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always police and campus security patrolling the campus to make sure nothing goes wrong.

    Greek Life

    I rarely see any of the greeks unless its hump day or they are hosting an event.

    Clubs and Activities

    Some of the clubs are hard to find but when you find them some have deadlines as to when you can be considered an official memeber of that club, which sucks.

    Great for these types of students

    African american, Hispanic, outgoing, and willing to progress and move forward in life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    TSU has their own school dance that changes every year. Everyone loves to do it, especially on hump day.

    Bang for the buck

    Its worth the money you spend, that is if you are actually getting out there and doing things on campus. You get to meet a lot of really good people are professors who can impact your life in a positive way.

    What to do for fun

    There are always different events going on such as: hump day, open mic night, movies parties, etc. TSU also has a game room and a bowling alley.

    Food and Dining

    Cafe is good as well as the other food places that are at TSU. The only thing I do not like it the the little variety that TSU students have as far as food choices on campus goes.

    Dorm Life

    You get to meet a lot of people living in the dorms. The only thing is that since TSU is an older school, some things in the dorms always have to be repaired. For instance the heaters, and things concerning the pipes.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very easy and just like at any other school, as long as you have that connection with your professor you will be fine. The professors are willing to meet with you and help you if you are having any problems in their class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students would be to come to school and network as much as possible. It is not only about what you know, but also who you know. Join some of the club or organizations we have on campus. The more you get involved, the more you will enjoy your college experience, especially here at Texas Southern University.

    In three sentences

    I would personally give Texas Southern University on a scale of 1-10, an 8; you see so many successful graduate students, who inspire you to thrive for success. Even though it is in third ward, ever since I have been here, there has been anything violent going on. If i could change anything about the school it would be it's size, I wish the campus were bigger.

  • 04/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student who is majoring in Pharmacy , RT ,Law , Education and Speech.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is a little old

    Food and Dining

    They don't have a majority of food choices.

    Dorm Life

    I dont like on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Study. and study hard

  • 05/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Be careful not to drop any food or drinks in the school lunch room. Students will clap, whistle, and congratulate you on the big mess you made smh

    What to do for fun

    STUDY, HOMEWORK, AND STUDY SOME MORE!

    Food and Dining

    The food is edible.

    Dorm Life

    You'll have some interesting roommates, but nothing serious.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not difficult to take, neither are the teachers. Just go to class and you'll do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO to class!!! Never turn in any late assignments!! Do your best!

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University is by far the most interesting school I've ever been to. The classes are easy to take and the teachers are very nice. The school also has an open door policy, which I find interesting.

  • 07/04/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You have to use common sense especially if you never lived in a big inner city. Try to stay away from Cuney Homes right outside campus, try to walk in packs at night, lock your car door at all times, do not walk to the corner store at night, and if you ever see too many shady characters go the other way or go home.

    Greek Life

    Total waste of time and a distraction on campus. The greek system is designed for insecure people of weak character and an identity crisis. I encourage everyone to seek membership in organizations outside greek for community service, improving your resume, and meeting other students .... there's dozens. I have zero respect for the greek system b/c of mountains of evidence proving they're divisive, problematic, regressive, and immature. The truly progressive, cool & unique people are not greek.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tiger Walk/Student Center is the heart of campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    Despite the increase in tuition recently, TSU is still very affordable compared to most schools. Plus there are plenty of scholarships available to help deserving students in need

    What to do for fun

    Luckily TSU isn't in the middle of the country or a boring medium sized city like most universities. Houston is a huge playground ... there's so many cool things to do. You have the Galleria, Aquarium, Museum District, professional sports, Discovery Green, Downtown, Rice Village, Bayou Place, The Woodlands etc. And there's Galveston Beach within a hour, it has many interesting activities to cure your boredom and curiosity.

    Food and Dining

    I never went in the cafeteria since I had a kitchen but I don't recall hearing bad things.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in an apartment on campus and I was very comfortable. My only issue was parking ... sometimes getting back late I would have to park across the street. I recommend you stay in either Tierwester, UC, Savoy, or the brand new dorm hall.

    Academic Rigor

    I spent many hours studying and doing homework. I felt challenged which says a lot b/c I thought I wouldn't be considering I came from such a rigorous high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Write down yearly goals of what you'll like to accomplish during your tenure at TSU (post it on your wall to keep you focus). Utilize the writing lab on campus to quickly upgrade your writing skills from a high school level to a collegiate level. Be friendly, keep a smile, and don't try to impress people .... you're not going to be friends with everyone but it's good practice to be social b/c you actually might develop long-term friendships, find your soul mate, or make valuable connections.

    In three sentences

    Texas Southern University is an emerging university that provides an intimate and unique learning environment. The campus is home to several state-of-the-art facilities, accomplished faculty, and ambitious students. In my opinion, it's definitely one of the premiere HBCUs in the nation.