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  • 06/13/2009

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

    67 out of 80 people found this review useful. 1 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early

  • 07/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 out of 54 people found this review useful. 2 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There are lots of competetive departments at UH. The Health and Human Performance Department is ranked #1 int the nation. We have an interdisciplinary Honors College, which offers the finest in faculty. The Entrepreneurship school is ranked #1, the Law School is ranked nationally, and there's more. So if you're thinking of entering some of these fields, go for it! Go to the UH website to learn more about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    More tips... Well, it's better if you learn some stuff on your own.

    Bang for the buck

    Quality education for a better price. Although tuition is going up, the SGA is trying to freeze tuition to help students. The University is also offering $70 million dollars worth of scholarships for incoming freshmen! Lots of scholarship opportunities available from the university itself, the different colleges, and the organizations on campus!

    Am enjoying being here

    There are hundreds of clubs and organizations, not to mention activities on campus. Even though I don't sleep in a dorm, I enjoy UH. A world-class Wellness and Recreation center, an underground center called the Satellite, housing restaurants, study areas, TV rooms, pool tables, the University Center with shopping selections, and the Welcome Center, which includes more stores and places to grab a bite. The campus is not too big, so you can walk places if you don't mind the exercise. The people are great, the grounds are green, and there's quite a lot to do.

    Am learning a lot

    No matter what major you'll get into, you'll definitely learn a lot. There a many professors who care if you're actually learning or not and they will try to engage you as best as they can with the amount of students they have. I'm in the Honors College and it's crazy. I've learned much about philosophy and literature while there for the mandatory Human Situation class. I'm a Kinesiology-Exercise Science major and the classes I'm taking are worthwhile. The professors are knowledgeable in their fields and they continuously participate in research to further the standing of UH in the academic world. This allows research prospective students a chance to participate in university research.

  • 08/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 out of 33 people found this review useful. 3 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is a great school for those who wish to live close to home or live at home. Those who want to experience many cultures in one this is the place for you! University of Houston is the most culturally diverse college in the nation!

    Tips for prospective students

    Even if you have heard it a million times, reading the chapters before lecture is REALLY helpful. Also no matter how well of an expert you are at cramming the night before an exam it will do you no good if the final exam is cumulative

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable tuition!!! With many financial aid opportunities!!

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many events on campus for everyone! With U of H being mostly a commuter school they try their best to bring everyone together one way or another. Because of the diversity, there are many clubs and organizations which are great.

    Am learning a lot

    The instructors care for the success of the students and try their best to get through. For me personally they are very flexible and easygoing about their office hours and are more than willing to work with the student.

  • 01/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 out of 27 people found this review useful. 4 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anybody who wants a quality education, and have fun at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Rate My Professor is your best friend. Be social and you'll make friends easily, with 200 other people in your class you're bound to meet someone. Don't let the class sizes intimidate you, if you listen and take notes it'll be easy

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable. I am from a middle class family so I didn't receive any financial aid from FAFSA, so paying thousands of dollars for housing at another college was not in the question, but that was not a problem. UH financial services helped me by giving me scholarships for being and undergraduate and for going into my majors school. It helped relieve the stress on my wallet. And not only that that educational quality is amazing, one of the best schools in the country.

    Am enjoying being here

    My senior year I was ready to graduate in order to go to college and leave Houston. I had the choice of going to 7 different colleges in Texas but I decided to stay at the University of Houston. I thought it was going to be horrible. I was completely wrong, everyone is nice and there is so much going on. You can hang out at the Satellite Underground, watch UH beat Texas Tech, or just sit at the fountains and have a picnic. It's a completely different atmosphere than high school, and I'm enjoying it.

    Am learning a lot

    Definitely learning a lot, my teachers were great, very helpful. My teachers actually treated me as an equal instead of as a student so that motivated me to learn more. There are TA's there to help me if I have any questions. And everything is very well organized.

  • 01/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 out of 25 people found this review useful. 5 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ANYONE. Especially if you love Houston, want a great campus in a very active city. And it is very affordable. UH is a great school, and is becoming close to becoming Tier 1 like other Texas schools like UT and A&M. Not too many reasons to not go to UH!

    Tips for prospective students

    AP Classes and Dual Credit classes are your best friend. They can help clear out so many of the required classes you have to take, called the CORE classes. Everyone has to take these CORE classes, regardless of major. And you save money as well. Try to go to as many sporting events as you can, like Football and Basketball. You will be surprised when you go and you start cheering. It is a very fun atmosphere, and a good way to take a break from your hard studying :). Learn to manage your time and study habits. That was one of the hardest things for me from the transition from Highschool to College. It is VERY different. The amount of time you have to commit is very different, well unless you are a super genius. And don't be afraid to get help if you need it. And wear red everyday :D. Go COOGS!

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable tuition. Plus there is so many oppurtunites to receive financial aid. Plus UH has a chance to become a Tier 1 school, and that is a plus. Paying a reasonable tuition to a Tier 1 school is a very good deal.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really like UH. It is a really big campus, but it doesn't seem so bad once you get used to it. There are so many things you can do if you when you are not in class. There's the Rec center, which is my favorite thing about UH. So much to do in there. The Gym is upstairs, and there is even an indoor track. And you can choose from a lot of sports to play from like Basketball, Racquetball, Badminton. There is also an indoor soccer place, and many more things to do, you definitely will not be dissapointed. There are also a lot of places to eat, in both the UC and Satellite.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a LOT since going to the University of Houston. There are a lot of great professors, and there are a lot of tools to help you succeed. Some professors have their lectures recorded, and you can use those to review, or if you missed class. And there is a lot of tutoring you can get if you need it.

  • 07/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 out of 21 people found this review useful. 6 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy a diverse enviroment

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for a chance to receive scholarships

    Bang for the buck

    GREAT tuition price.

  • 01/07/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 7 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a campus for those who want to have a relaxing and laid back college experience and still get things done for a good price. However if partying is your definition for college, the University of Houston is not your school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a last minute person like myself, this will have to be your one exception. Getting things done as soon as possible is key to having a good experience at the University of Houston. If you need to get something sorted out with the school, go in person and arrive early (preferably as soon as they open in the morning). Otherwise you'll find yourself in a long line (30min-1hr+).

    Bang for the buck

    Without a doubt the bang for the buck is great. I originally came to the University of Houston because I was going to pay for college myself and it was affordable. To my surprise though I got a lot more out of it than I thought and so far have only raked in a minimal amount of debt (especially compared to some friends at other universities!). Keep in mind that this university is pushing to be Tier 1, so it's educational quality is up, while it's tuition still remains pleasantly low!

    Am enjoying being here

    This campus has a very unique blend between a mature and relaxed atmosphere with an eventful and exciting atmosphere. There isn't as much campus life as some others out there, but that can be attributed to the fact that it is a primarily commuter campus. Even still there are plenty of ways for both commuters and those on-campus to get involved. Be sure to get things like admissions, class selections and financial aid done quickly, though.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Houston offers a large amount of options for your academic ambitions. At the same time it ensures that it has the professors to back them up. Most of the professors I've encountered are well educated in their fields and make a good effort to teach effectively. There also seems to be a professor for any learning preference a student might have. Now as with any university there are some professors that aren't too great. But with the assistance of RateMyProfessor.com you should have a great learning experience in all of your classes!

  • 10/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 8 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who love meeting all types of people and who want to be in a friendly environment with good studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for admissions, financial aid, and scholarships early because they do run out fast. Read your chapters ahead of class and come to class with questions. Form study groups with hard working people and not just friends. Also, come early if you drive a car because parking runs out pretty fast.

    Bang for the buck

    UH most definitely gives you the bang for the buck and even if you think that UH is a bit pricey in the end it will pay good for coming here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I think UH is awesome! I love being here because it is a beautiful campus with beautiful people. You get to meet new people and learn new things about other religions, cultures, ethnicities everyday! There are many fun events everyday, you can easily find bake sales, club invitations, volunteer oppurtunities, etc,. on your way to the library, in the University Center, and other such places. If you want art simply go to the Blaffer art gallery or listen to music in the Moores building.

    Am learning a lot

    Being an engineering major, one wants challenge in classes which I am definitely getting here at UH. The professors teach you more than just what you have to know for exams, they teach you what you need to know for future. Although this is a pretty big university the professors are really effective and helpful, if you need help they respond back efficiently or you can simply go to a TA, the tuition center, etc.

  • 08/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 9 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    whenn choosing classes use ratemyproffesor.com to see how each teacher is

    Bang for the buck

    tuition doesnt cost much very affordable

    Am enjoying being here

    there are always events going on, the school wants the students to have a good time whenever possible

  • 11/03/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 10 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is known for it's law program, the business school, the hotel restaurant management school, creative writing program, architecture school, and its math/science school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Honestly. If you go in for the quick apply in November you find out that day if you are accepted or not. Takes a load off your mind. Take dual credit classes, don't necessarily rely on your AP scores to count. I know a student here who scored 4's or 5's on all 6 of his AP tests and only 3 of them counted towards anything. Dual credit is a lot less stressful and you're pretty much guaranteed college credit. Also I can not stress this enough, but look into this school and your will be department before you make your choice. This is a good idea to apply this to whatever school you are interested in. This could be a great experience for you, or it could be a horrible one. Things to take into consideration: Responsiveness, organization, availability, are the advisers worth their salt, what perks do they give you ex: help with internships, and ect.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap university and you get a great quality of education. However like I previously stated look into the department you want to be part of. Some departments are very organized, others are administrative disasters.

    Am enjoying being here

    More or less. Pros: Great security, starting to get more functions for on campus students, several facilities for you to use, awesome library. Cons: Still in the transition stage from just being a commuter school. Often seems insensitive to those living on campus. EX: Restaurants and stores close very early. Shops close early. Important offices close very early. If your staying at a dorm you may or may not have your cafeteria open on the weekends or finals week, not to mention you can't stay in the dorm over Christmas break and you do have a 'kick out date' where they take your key.

    Am learning a lot

    This does depend on who your professor is and what major you are in. This school is great, in some departments. Do your homework and see if this is the right school for the major you want to pursue.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 11 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    there are clubs and activities for anybody. if you want to join then you will find a club for you. if there isn't one, you can make one!

    Bang for the buck

    big bang for the buck. great college education without the high costs of ut and a&m.

    What to do for fun

    what not to do for fun. you can go to the state of the art recreation and wellness center, the rec for short, and join pickup basketball games, get in some games of raquetball and ping pong, go to the mac and play some indoor soccer. there are always classes going on such as zumba, yoga, core, dancing and kickboxing. there is an indoor track so you can get some laps in. there's an indoor pool so you can go for a swim whenever and during the fall the outdoor pool is also open. there are many places around campus for entertainment. the university center has a bowling alley underground that is incredibly cheap for students. downtown is just down the highway so you can enjoy the houstonian downtown experience. you have the houston rockets, astros, texans, dynamo sports team that you can go support. the museum district is very popular and so is the fine arts district. you should never say there is nothing to do because that means you're just being lazy.

    Food and Dining

    the dining facilities are top notch, especially the real food company at moody towers. this all you can eat buffet style dining hall provides an array of different foods. from pizza and burgers to pastas to salads. there is even a vegetarian line that can have the foods being served that day made vegan upon request. you can't go wrong with the real food company. there are also fast food restaurant all across campus such as chick-fil-a, subway, taco bell, wendy's, pizza hut, murphie's deli and much much more. you can never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is fantastic. you meet way more people that you could ever imagine. having a place to stay at school and not having to go home everyday is the best thing one could ask for. you learn so many skills by living on your own and those are things that you will probably use for the rest of your life.

    Academic Rigor

    being in the honors college, the classes are more rigorous but not impossible. since there are less students in your classes you can get together with them and form study groups and increase your understanding of the curriculum. the only reason there is for failing any classes in the honors college is not trying.

    Tips for prospective students

    for prospective students, do not overlook the honors college. it provides so much more opportunities. it's like having a small community within a community. you can meet a lot of new people and actually bond with professors. class sizes are smaller, professors know your name, there are a lot more students like you, there are many organizations within the college itself, and it is overall just an amazing experience.

    In three sentences

    in my opinion, this school is underrated. it is an excellent university with excellent professors and spectacular school spirit. it can definitely compete with other texas universities.

  • 12/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 12 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who like diversity. People who are open to new ideas, cultures, religions, etc. Also, all those who are hard workers and unique.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to love or at least like coming to school. Study hard and read in all of your classes. Most important get to know your teachers and ask for help. Don't hesitate to use the resources given to you. They are there to help you.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to many colleges, the University of Houston is not too expensive and there are plenty of opportunities for financial aid. The price is great and the learning experience is too. We have some of the best colleges in the nation when it comes to hotel and restaurant management, business, architecture, and many other majors.

    Am enjoying being here

    This campus is pretty large so there are many things to do. From enjoying sports, self-recreation, extracurricular activities, and/or academic activities, and just plain leisure. There is always something to do and someway to enjoy the campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers at this school that I have encountered are very passionate about their field. They are well informed and transfer as much information to the students as possible. Not only do we have an amazing staff who teach us a lot, but we have a great library for those students who love to teach themselves or just like to expand their knowledge more.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    due to the availability of classes one of my labs was only offered from 6-7pm but after i would exit the building which was all the way on the opposite side of campus from my dorm, security carts were already patrolling the premises to make sure us students were safe getting to our destination. there are also security light posts placed all around and the campus is always very lit up at night time. i feel very secure and safe at all hours that i am on campus grounds.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are too many clubs to list! whether your interested in academic competitions, physical sports clubs, volunteer programs uofh offers all of it and so much more! i am a full time student and i joined two volunteer clubs, a religious youth group organization, and the on campus church choir. and i'm still thinking of joining an inter mural sports team at the rec center. it is not impossible to manage your time right because i am a dean's list student and i still have time to juggle all my clubs, go out on some weekends, and workout at the rec center. so there is no reason why you shouldn't join a club that interests you because you'll have a blast!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    a very unusual tradition i had not heard of any college every doing before was the week before finals and winter break the library had set up a school function where they handed out free pancakes and juice and coffee to all uofh students who wanted a little midnight snack to keep them up and energized when studying for finals. it was great and the pancakes were delicious!

    Bang for the buck

    this tier one university offers a great quality of education for its buck. it has a good yet tough curriculum but hey, that's college! although you cannot expect to go to any college or university and not buy books for your classes. fortunately the first year many students find friends in their class where they decide to share books for half the cost. or there is always the option to rent or buy used books. not all can be rented or bought as used since editions are updated each year but for my first year at this university i was able to rent all of my books and spend under 250 for the year.

    What to do for fun

    when having to take a little breather from the books a perfect place to go on campus is the rec center where you can work out or pick up a game of volleyball, basketball, or badminton with a friend! there are so many fitness classes you can take for free like kickboxing, yoga, or zumba or you can kick back at the leisure pool. if you want to mix it up some days they have an arcade on campus with a bowling alley! and as always there are school spirit functions and clubs having events going on all around campus at all times of the year. trust me it impossible to be bored here.

    Food and Dining

    the dining services always offer tons of variety of different entrees every single day. the areas are set up in a buffet style. i love not having to go out of my way off campus when i want to grab a bite to eat before my next class. whether you feel like munching on some cereal, grabbing some pizza really quick, splurge on some dessert, or take a healthier approach and eat some salad, the choices are endless and its great having options.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is awesome! it helps students like myself learn how to become self reliant and independent on my own chores and work. it also helped me make friends very quickly in a cool way for the fact that we were all living alone at a dorm together. its also nice to live on campus because when you wake up in the morning its really convenient to walk to your class, bookstore, or the rec center whenever you want to go!

    Academic Rigor

    the academic curriculum is very good. no matter the size of the classroom being of 550 students or a lab of 20 students i was impressively surprised on how personal and passionate all of my professors were of making sure all of us students succeeded. college courses consist of mainly lectures so get ready for a lot of independent study. the campus involves a faculty of teachers who want to see students do well and not just grade them as another number without a name.

    Tips for prospective students

    time management is the key to succeeding at any college but if you are able to prioritize your study and homework time, it is very easy to have free time to get a job, go out with friends on the weekend, or join clubs to make friends!

    In three sentences

    the university of houston is a campus full of life and spirit! the school has so much to offer from tons of clubs to join to constant school functions going on at all times. it is impossible to be bored here for there is always something to do.

  • 12/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 5 people found this review useful. 14 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those looking for a college with diversity and those wanting a good education. School spirit is definitely a lot more than what it has been in years past. Great for those who want to be a part of a growing university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off! I know this university doesn't really have as big of a name as other universities in the state, but it's still as tough as they are education-wise. So study whenever you can and don't fall behind because in the end, it'll bite you in the butt. Remember, college isn't the same as high school.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering it isn't tier one, it's somewhat pricey, but you still get the same education as tier one school's, so it's worth it in the end. Financial aid is also very helpful here. Apply for school scholarships and financial aid! They are very helpful if you're confused about anything.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live in the dorms and college life is great! If you decide to commute you won't have as much fun, but that applies for every school, not just this one. Classes can also be fun if you choose the right professor.

    Am learning a lot

    Even though UH doesn't have a great reputation when compared to other Texan universities like Baylor or UT or A&M, it is still way up there. UH is pretty much an underdog because it does have just as much learning potential as those other schools.

  • 01/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UH is great for those who want the typical college experience (away from the family), combined with big city life. It's also great for students who want to focus on the arts or sciences. The hotel industry is also well represented here, and is great for up and coming restaurant and hotel owners.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early! The good housing gets full pretty early. But the classes usually have a lot of room. And try and get involved on campus. If you're into band, join the Spirit of Houston Marching band. We have lots of fun, and you meet tons of new people.

    Bang for the buck

    As with all colleges, it is a bit pricey, but where else can you walk along campus, get a free hot dog from a sorority and see student made sculptures? Nowhere. The professors are always looking for ways to make textbooks cheaper, and less difficult to use.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is just amazing. So much school spirit on a regular day, and even more on game day. There is just always so much to do! The clubs and other student organizations make the campus come alive.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are very straight forward, and most will do their best to help you understand everything they can. Even if your professor isn't available, there is the teaching assistants and even other students and tutors to help.

  • 04/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 16 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Language department offers a lot for instance Vietnamese, Arabic, Greek, Mandarin, Hindi ( I love Mr. Prakash my ex-professor from High School) and many more!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study!!!! Go to the Library eight floor wireless works only there...

    Bang for the buck

    ewww....A little expensive for me....but overall its a decent tuition compared to a private!

    Am enjoying being here

    The ambiance and diversity is wonderful!

    Am learning a lot

    This University is full of surprises. Last semester the first Turkish course was offered. Guess what I enrolled this semester its great and I am going to Turkey! Dr. Kanik is a great professor! Anyone who needs language credit should take Turkish. They offer so much.

  • 05/11/2011

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

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college seems like it is a good fit for those who want to experience a lot of school pride without some of the arrogance that comes from other Texas schools. Also, it definitely is for those students who wish to be around students from many different cultures, as it has one of the highest percentages of international students in the area.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not quite in the top ten percent of your class, be sure to apply as early as possible, as you can still be automatically accepted into the college if you are in the top twenty percent.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that this school definitely will give me the education that I want at a price that seems very reasonable. It has outstanding programs and has received multiple awards recently, so I think that I will get my money's worth.

    Will enjoy being here

    When I first went to the University of Houston, I felt a good feeling that I did not get from the other colleges I had been to. Also, it is located in Houston, which has an incredible amount of opportunity for jobs and is a great city.

    Will learn a lot

    I think that this school seems like it has a lot to offer, particularly in the engineering program that I am going into. I feel as if going here will allow me to get a good education in the field of chemical engineering.

  • 05/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Houston is great for social and pro-active students!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't spend your money on fast food! 2. Remember that you are paying for your classes! So get out of bed even when you don't want to in the morning! 3. Stay safe at night and be sure to hang out with the right crowds.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the University of Houston may seem pricey. the experience is worth every penny and the educational value is so much greater! Compared to some other universities, the University of Houston is one of the best. The university just became a Tier One school, for a public university, that's a huge accomplishment. There's no going wrong when choosing to spend your money here!

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE the atmosphere at the University of Houston! Everyone is super friendly and you get to meet people from around the world. I would definitely recommend living on campus the first year of your college life because it is worth it! The social life that freshmen pick up on campus enriches the learning process. I met my best friend at the Moody Tower dorms and we now attend classes and workshops together.

    Am learning a lot

    At the University of Houston (main campus), the quality in teaching is not only high but the teachers on campus want all of their students to pass. The different teaching methods include lectures, labs, question games, quizzes and so much more. During my first year at the University of Houston, I not only enjoyed the teachers but enjoyed being taught. I definitely learned much more in a semester than a whole year in high school!

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    awesome. rush!

    Great for these types of students

    all kinds

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

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    What to do for fun

    too much to list. visit their website.

    Tips for prospective students

    keep your grades up and ace the sats/acts.

    In three sentences

    amazing school! i transferred here from ut for family reasons. i was prepared to be a bit disappointed by what uh offered, but instead i was shocked by how much it offered, from very knowledgeable professors to the overwhelming amount of student life and school spirit. i see more red shirts on campus at uh than i ever saw of burnt orange at ut. (except at football games. dkr stadium is pretty big, but uh is about to build a brand new stadium) since i've been a student here, we've received tier-one status in research, been invited to join the big east, received the #1 ranking in the nation for our entrepreneurship program and much more. i'll always love ut, but uh is #1 on my list!!!

  • 06/09/2012

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

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security docks and alarms placed everywhere among the campus with campus police.

    Greek Life

    Amazing Greek life, amazing opportunities and everything.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 560+ clubs and activities, including an entire rec center with racket ball, basketball, rock climbing, full track, full gym, weight lifting and everything to be involved and stay healthy.

    Great for these types of students

    Every student has equal opportunity to shine and experience full life here at University of Houston.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The people are amazing, we USED to house real cougars on campus (our mascot), strong rival with A&M and UT.

    Bang for the buck

    For only $9000 you can get the best majors and best institutions for your money.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Houston hosts over 560+ clubs and organizations for students, also in the heart of the 4th largest city in the nation everything is there at your convenience.

    Food and Dining

    Amazing food with people who really love to do their job. There are students who are learning and cooking with a passion to serve the best food.

    Dorm Life

    Great life, amazing housing with 3 different on-campus sites and 2 outsourced apartments. Those who live on campus are 10 times more likely to graduate and be involved with school activities and clubs.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professor, your experience will be great, much academic responsibility will be dependent on you, do not expect the professor to always help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, join clubs, be involved, LIVE ON CAMPUS!!!

    In three sentences

    The 2nd most diverse college in the nation in the heart of the 4th largest populated city in the nation, The University of Houston houses 1 of 3 public tier-one research Universities in Texas. Filled with school spirit and the drive to learn, all students are happy with their choices at the University of Houston.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everybody can fit in. Social, diverse, competitive, sports, and shy (you better get rid of it though, trust me, I'm one of those, it's not cool)

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the earliest orientation session possible. Don't stick to Ratemyprofessor.com's opinions. I enrolled in a professor's class that has really bad rating on there, but he came out to be a really nice and good one. Let's face it, you have to study whoever your professor is. Ask whenever you're confused. Keep visiting the office of scholarships and financial aid (and others) until you get done with what you need.

    Bang for the buck

    If you aren't a resident, then get ready to pay high tuition. Financial aid helps, but you still need scholarships to cover the expenses. From that angle, if you can get into a better college then go for it. But, UH is still worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are a lot of events going around the campus all the time, and about 400 organizations to join. You create your own day. Manage your time, and pick the organizations and events you like the most to get the best out of the experience.

    Am learning a lot

    There is a lot to learn while you're enrolled. The good part is that if you don't understand any topic then there are different human resources you can go back to along with the professors who dedicate there office hours to help as many students as possible. First semester isn't that hared. If you're a top High school student you'll find it quite easy. Of course, the more hours you take the harder it gets (or more required study time). Just make sure you enjoy every subject even if you don't really like it.

  • 10/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like diversity and different types of background this is the perfect school for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early freshmen so you can live in CougarVillage its the best housing!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Houston is one of the best valued price Universities in the nation, and being a very diverse school you are exposed to alot of fun activities. Also the living expenses next to tutuion are close to nothing, you always can find fun things to dow ith low money, and joining clubs and orginizations are all low cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school is located in one of the biggest cities in the world so if there's nothing going on, on campus (which there usually is) theres ALWAYS something to do around the city no matter what your into.

    Am learning a lot

    The curriculum here is very useful in the real world, the teachers here give you specific information to help you in the future.

  • 11/03/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any students who are willing to work hard, want to meet new, amenable people, and want to have a great college experience!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, go to New Student Orientation and speak to your advisor (make sure you don't overload yourself when enrolling into classes your first semester) and definitely get your books as soon as possible! Quite a few students are without books because the Bookstore runs out or because they didn't reserve one early enough. You should also apply for FAFSA and as many scholarships as you can. If you have any problems, the financial aide advisors are there to help you through it.

    Bang for the buck

    No one likes wasting money, so you'll be glad to know that you're going to get your money's worth if you're planning to attend the University of Houston. As I said before, the cirriculum is challenging, so you must be willing to study, come to class, and pay attention. Those are three things that every student should do, especially if you want to get the bang for your buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    The population at the University of Houston is a big melting pot. I've befriended different people that have many unique stories as well as interests. There's a club/group/organization for any of your interests. UH's campus has everything you need, and if you're an enrolled student, you are, of course, the priority. There's a fitness center that requires no fees for you to use, a wonderful library that has quiet zones for independent studies or the group study commons, and many facilities for you to eat whatever you are craving (American, Asian, Vegetarian etc). And for all of the eco-friendly people out there, UH's campus is very green! There's a recycling bin around every corner; we've recycled over a million pounds of paper, cans/plastics etc.

    Am learning a lot

    There are tremendous educational opportunities available here. The professors/instructors help you whenever you need it, and if they aren't able to help, they'll definitely direct you to someone who can or a tutoring center that will explain the material to you. Each class that I'm enrolled in is very refreshing compared to the dreary high school days. The cirriculum isn't easy; I'm definitely being challenged, which I recommend for all prospective students because we all need to be challeneged if we're going to make it after college.

  • 11/22/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get the most out of their money and learn from the best should apply to UH.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, and rack up as many AP/DC courses as you can. Everyone has to take the core courses, so, for $75 or an AP test and a little extra work, you can skip having to pay for another course that you took at a lower level in high school.

    Bang for the buck

    The fees may seem like a lot, but many people don't realize what they provide the students with access to, such as free admittance to the Rec Center and $25 loaded on your student ID to print at the library. It's also MUCH cheaper than the other schools around it, and we're aiming for Tier One.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and small enough that you can walk all around. The Rec Center is also free and well-kept; it's great for anyone who wants to practice sports or keep in shape.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors truly care a lot about their students, and many of them bring in their personal experiences into the class from their past employments. Even the classes you are required to take for the core course requirements, the professors are helpful and understanding.

  • 01/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone. This school has so many different kinds of people, you'll fit in no matter what type of person you are!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be so shy and scared that you don't get involved. Getting involved will help you meet new people and could possibly help you with networking. Be outgoing!

    Bang for the buck

    They have great things on campus that make it worth the price. The rec. is great! The quality of education is great! Everything is great for the price!

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a large city and a commuter school, so if you don't have a car and you live on campus, weekends can be very lonely. When they have things on campus for students, take advantage and go!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are so into what they are teaching. Even if you do not like the class subject, you will learn so much from the class, because the professors make it an enjoyable journey. I've learned so much; I only expected to really learn things in my major which is political science, but I've learned many new things in math, psychology, and new techniques in writing. They're professors are amazing!

  • 01/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at U of H! The atmosphere here is friendly, calm, highly academic and very spirited. There are so many clubs and student organizations to get involved here so there are plenty of ways to meet great new people. I love the diversity that U of H has to offer too! We have people here from all different social, cultural, and religious backgrounds. It's great walking around campus and looking at the great diversity this university has to offer.U of H is truly a great place to be!

  • 02/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I say that there is nothing that is great for a certain type of student. EVERYTHING at U of H is great for ALL students! U of H is a VERY nice campus with nice people to become friends with on campus. Also we are close to being a Tier 1 college. So if you ask me, there is no reason not to come to U of H and become a cougar. GO COOGS!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though tuition may be affordable I still suggest to sign up for as many scholarships as possible. The more scholarships the less money your parents would have to take out of their pockets. I suggest to stay on campus your first year of college. You get to experience the college life, closer to class, making more friends, and more fun!!! Take advantage of going to as many events as possible such as football games, basketball games, and etc. Don't spend most of your time in the dorms or you would miss out. Tour the campus as much as possible, you would learn more about it and will be able to find your classes quicker because your so familiar with the buildings around you. Don't get too carried away with hanging out. School first, then fun. Its easy to get off track because you don't always have someone telling you to do this or do that. You make your own decisions, so make them wisely.

    Bang for the buck

    It is very affordable!!! I have heard that the tuition here at the U of H is the cheapest compared to other schools in the state of Texas.

    Am enjoying being here

    University of Houston is a very diverse college. The most diverse I have visited. There are many different cultures you could learn about. There are also many activities that are held in the dorms so that everyone can get to know one another on their floor. There is a lot of school spirit on campus, which also makes me love the school even more.

    Am learning a lot

    There are a lot of tutoring centers located on campus and inside the new freshman dorms Cougar Village that will help you with homework and also essays. They are very useful when you are in need of help so I suggest to take advantage of them. The teachers are also willing to help. You can contact them by email, visit them during their office hours, and they provide Teacher Assistants who are willing to help you if needed also.

  • 04/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 28 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that want an easy degree from an accredited University.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you get in, great. My advice would be to get your GPA high in your freshman year then transfer out.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for. Tuition is cheap and so are the professors lessons.

    Am enjoying being here

    Houston is my hometown so I don't really enjoy being back here and living with my parents. Location of the University is bad too, it's in Houston's Third Ward. Third Ward is a poor, impoverished, black neighborhood and I sometimes get nervous just driving through it. Crime rate is really high and I don't know how the people living on campus do it because I would be scared for my life every second.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot of new and interesting things but the material isn't always as challenging as I would like it to be. I am trying to transfer out to a more difficult school within the next year

  • 05/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 29 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, motivated students

    Tips for prospective students

    Take good classes in high school because the classes are hard

    Am learning a lot

    This is a great school which recently got the title of a Tier 1 school. You're going to get an excellent education here and since it's a large university, there are a plethora of opportunities for you to get involved and get a great education.

  • 05/11/2011

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 30 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    It's a wonderful and prestigious school!

  • 05/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 31 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I personally have not had trouble with time management, but most people who I have met have told me they struggled in their transition from high school to college. It is possible you may be one of those students, so the biggest piece of advice I can give is to learn how to prioritize. Your friends might be going out and it may seem like they have more of a social life than you, but do not feel left out. Every action that you make will help shape your future, so make sure that if you are having trouble with some classes, do not stress out, and think about if it would be worth going out with your friends that night or if it would be better to stay the night in and hit the books.

    Bang for the buck

    Commuting has saved my bank account immensely. I commuted with a friend for my first year, and it in all honestly is not bad. If you are tight on money, then spare yourself for a year and drive. The tuition of approximately $4,000 a semester is unbelievable, especially compared to my other friends who attend places like the University of Texas at Austin, A&M University, and the pretentious Baylor and Rice. The university is very much worth the cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    I was extremely hesitant to attend the University of Houston just because it does not have the best reputation among Houstonian high school students. Most want to leave the city and go explore college life. However, even though I never thought I would do this, I was judging the school's credibility on high school senior popularity. Within a few days of attending the University of Houston, I was already falling for it. The location is perfect: the campus is five minutes from the ravenous Hermann Park, the museum district, the medical district, main downtown, Montrose, Rice University and many other things.

    Am learning a lot

    The most intriguing characteristic about any course is the professor's love for the subject. So far, most of my professors have had a passion for what they do, and that makes me learn more. US history is one of the most boring subjects to me, but the professor I had made me learn more than I have learned in any history I took in grade school. The education is much more vivid and alluring with these types of professors.

  • 06/04/2011

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 32 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Diverse students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you apply early and take advantage of all the opportunities you have at the school

    Bang for the buck

    U of H is one of the best priced schools I've looked at.

  • 06/06/2011

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 33 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    It's so close to home and close to a lot of the awesome entertainment such as the theater district, etc.

  • 06/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 34 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with people who live on campus and have good meal plans they can swipe you in for lunch every now and then.

    Am enjoying being here

    UH has an amazing rec center that is great at relieving any stress you may experience. The library will also become your best friend with $20 worth of free prints and free computer access.

    Am learning a lot

    I have only attended UH for a year and it is such a great school. The professors seem to enjoy seeing their students succeed. They make you learn material for tests on your own instead of spoon-feeding you.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 35 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Houston is great for people who like to meet new people and learn about new cultures, who like to learn, and who like to be involved in lots of great events!

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming from a small town, it was a bit difficult at first to accustom myself to the size and population of the campus, but before I knew it, I was discovering new things, learning and expanding my outlook on how I thought and lived. Be open-minded, study hard and be involved!

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools, UH offers fairly inexpensive tuition prices, with the beautiful gym, many restaurants, great housing/dining plans, I don't see why you would even need to leave campus! The friendly staff tries to make everything as convenient as possible for their students!

    Am enjoying being here

    Houston is a great place to be and UH offers so many things throughout the school year that it is hard to stay bored for too long! There are festivals, art and music events, among many other things! U of H is awesome!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors make classes interesting and fun helping create a great learning environment! Plus, being one of the most diverse campuses in the U.S., there is plenty of opportunities for learning outside the classroom as well by conversing with other students and discovering things about others and their cultures!

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 36 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This campus is awesome for people who want to be in close proximity to superb medical attention, great shopping opportunities, outstanding liberal arts showcases, tasty food, friendly crowds, and a quality Tier One education. The city of Houston hosts a large variety of services, shopping, entertainment, and education opportunities that you'd really have to try hard to be bored. If you're big on city life, this campus is great for you. If you've got a country heart like me, it's still a great place to be. While on campus, the fact that the university is in the fourth largest city in the US completely escapes your mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're going to commute, you're gonna have to wake up really early to find a parking spot because finding one may take you at least half an hour if you don't. A lot of commuters I know drive to campus early only to nap in their cars for a couple hours before class starts. That's got to be the only downer about UH. That, and make sure you figure out where the university testing center (CASA) is asap, because it takes new people about three tries before they actually find the place. If you can, ask an upper-classmen to either show you where it is or give you detailed directions. Finally, always keep in mind that what makes college hard is working around the distractions you face, not necessarily the actual courses you take (though, that can become a handful, too). Every single student on campus is in the same boat when it comes to studying and homework, so your friends will understand if you have to miss out on a party or two to do well on your midterms. Also, don't walk around campus by yourself at night (you shouldn't do that anywhere...); the campus is in the middle of the third ward.

    Bang for the buck

    I have a twin that is attending college now, too. Even though money is tight for us, UH is affordable and definitely worth every penny spent except for this deal with meal plans. Basically, if you stay in a dorm on campus, you are forced to choose a meal plan whether you use it or not (obviously if you pay for it you need to use it). I'm not saying meal plans are awful and pointless (the food is good and its super convenient to have healthy food that is already prepared for you), but the trouble we run in to is that any meals you have leftover from the semester don't carry over to the next semester. This means that if you don't use every single meal you paid for in this meal plan, you've already wasted money. Granted, most people end up using all of their meals by the end of the semester, but if you plan on keeping yourself busy at all times, I would recommend living On-Campus apartment style because then meal plans are optional. Other than this aspect, the quality of education you receive and opportunities given are exceptional and totally worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    UH has earned every single one of those gold stars; experiences here have been so awesome that there is no need to sugar coat it. If you march in a high school band right now, I HIGHLY recommend continuing marching band here (we get a nice band grant every fall semester, just saying). There's too much to say about how awesome it was just during the first week. Just the people and the atmosphere alone are great reasons to be here. This campus and a vast majority of the people in it are genuine and welcoming ( I lost my iTouch in the middle of campus one day and it was turned in to UHPD instead of being stolen). There are always activities going on around the campus, and the food at Moody Towers is nothing short of yummy and satisfying.

    Am learning a lot

    I am in the Moores School of Music here at the University of Houston studying Music Education, so, though I can't say much about other majors, I can say that this has got to be one of the best universities for any kind of music study. Every studio has teachers that work outside of the university setting, meaning they are teaching you efficient and effective techniques and methods to apply to your pursuits after college. The faculty is amazing and always willing to help out even the most confused soul on campus.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 37 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Creative, social, unique, commuting, fun.

    What to do for fun

    Everything. Its in the City of Houston. Everything you want is right around the corner.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your adviser a lot. Dont waste time or money, take your classes seriously.

    In three sentences

    A great school with great school pride. It has everything you want and need. Best place to be.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 38 of 368

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Still looking.

    Food and Dining

    few places around campus that are good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont walk alone at night.

    In three sentences

    Very tough grading. Older buildings that could use a fresh coat od paint. Roads that need to be re-paved.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 39 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    utilize all yourr resources as much as you can

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a school that looks good on the outside but on the inside is a cornucopia of GPA destroyers. The science and math problems are so highly recommended but when taking the classes i received minimal to no help from my teachers and tutors to solve my problems, as well as a lack of solution manuals. if it wasn't for the library, and other students i might never have passed my classes.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 40 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food at UH is wonderful and affordable. They offer many options to choose from such as Subway, Taco Bell, and even deli sandwiches and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic competition at UH is fierce. We have recently reached Tier 1 status so advisors are constantly changing degree plans to make sure UH students are the best students to hire. I know that I have learned so much by going to class because my professors are very knowledgeable about the subjects!

    Tips for prospective students

    I believe that college is an experience that you will never forget so I would say to have fun in whatever you do. College is about the books and making the grades but it is also about making lifelong friendships that will carry you through tough times!

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is everything that I could have imagined in a school. It offers classes that fit my daily schedule, work-study opportunities, food, fun and so much more. It is conveniently located near major Houston attractions, so you are in the center of everything surrounding the Houston area.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 41 of 368

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have a bar, the den, and a wonderful art gallery on campus

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your advisor regularly.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a great school for students who are unable to leave due to money. Its also has an excellent research.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 42 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    While the University is surrounded by less affluent and less safe neighborhoods, the security on campus is fantastic. All over campus there are red poles with blue lights on top. On these poles, there are phones that call directly to campus police, who will escort you anywhere you need/want to go, any time of day or night.

    Great for these types of students

    All students! U of H is the second-most diverse school in the nation, trailing Rutgers University by less than 1%.

    Bang for the buck

    At U of H, you will receive a fantastic education at a tuition rate that's very low compared to other Texas Universities of this size.

    What to do for fun

    While there isn't a whole lot to do on campus (especially on the weekends), the University of Houston is right next to several urban Houston neighborhoods, including Downtown, Midtown, Rice Village, and the Galleria Area. All of these areas (and more) have restaurants, shopping, and activities that will appeal to people of all backgrounds and walks of life.

    Food and Dining

    As a picky eater, I don't evnjoy most of what the University has to offer in terms of food. However, there are two dining halls on campus that offer a wide variety of food, all of which has health information that can be found on the school website. There are also several fast food-type restaurants around campus, including Pizza Hit, Chik-Fil-A, and Subway.

    Dorm Life

    A new dorm for freshmen was recently built (opened in 2010) and it's being added onto, which will open Fall 2013. The building is very nice. There are two other dorm facilities, neither of which lives up to the grandeur of the new dorm. In terms of dorm life (as far as activities go), there isn't a whole lot to do. It really depends on who the RA's are and how much they schedule for the residents.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Houston was recently ranked as being in the top 16 schools in the nation for difficulty in earning an A in the class. Although the University has a perception as being an easy school to get into, the professors hold the students to high levels of academic expectation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus, first and foremost. Although the meal plans are a little over-priced, the benefit of being so close to everything is really helpful, especially since Houston traffic can be quite heavy most mornings. Also, get involved in some sort of organization. I recommend three different types: one that is related to your major, one that is academic-based, and one that is social/for fun. This will allow you to meet a lot of new people.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston has a wonderful family feel on campus. There is so much diversity that everyone is able to find a group in which to fit perfectly. The low tuition costs are a bargain, considering the University is a Tier-One Research University and has some of the most difficult grading policies in the country.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 43 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since the University of Houston is in the metropolitan area of Houston there has been few reported safety incidents on campus. The area around campus, Houston's third ward, has been reported not safe but since the campus is it's slightly large the crime rate has barely affected the students.

    Greek Life

    Every first Wednesday of the month is hump day, the day when all the Greeks come together to perform in the University Center. There are many Greek hosted step shows, parties, and cook outs.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything. If you want to be a doctor, engineer, teacher, dancer, artist, professional athlete. There is a club for you. The people on campus are very friendly they'll be honored to invite you in.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student who likes privacy this is the place for you. There are many quite places to go to when you prefer to be alone but also feel loved. If you are a student who loves to party when your school work is completed, this is also the place for you, for there is a party everyday. This campus satisfies students of all needs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Friday is Cougar Red day, where all students and faculty where red. The University of Houston is very big on football with rival teams that range from Rice University to the University of Texas. The UC, or underground center is the most popular on campus where the activities vary from dining , bowling, to bible study.

    Bang for the buck

    Along with the amazing variety of food, there are many tutorial services provided on campus for free such as editing students paper, math test review and homework assistance. With all the amenities the price is worth it. There are many scholarships, loans, work study, and of course FAFSA provided in order to assist your financial needs.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Houston has successfully provided many fun amenities such as bowling, video arcade, early movie screening and award wining sport games.

    Food and Dining

    The variety of food is awesome! There are two cafe's provided on campus along with one in the process of building. The cafe's are open from 6am to midnight. One 'cougar swipe' is a buffet. On campus there is a chick fil a, smoothie king, pizza hut, wing stop, subway, Chinese restaurant, an ice cream parlor, taco bell, and wendy's.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm's are old but friendly. There has been a lot of renovating which will greatly benefit the new incoming students. All dorms have provided individual beds, closets, desks, cable, and refrigerators. Community showers are provided.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are huge, which may be a bit frustrating at first but fortunately you'll get used to them. Don't let the size discourage you and don't be afraid to raise your hand or ask your professor for help. Check all work online before class. Be prepared. Attend class. Complete all assignments on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to excel at this University or any University for that matter it is extremely important to manage your time. There are a lot of activities on campus which can cause you to be distracted. Learn how to set aside time to study and time for fun.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a welcoming tier one university with all the tools needed to succeed. The amenities provided is well worth the money. This University will provide you with everything you need plus more.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 44 of 368

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A great tradition is that every Friday the students wear red to show school pride.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of it pays off.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is very large. What you choose to do is personal. Have fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food options all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone at school is very friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic strictness is personal. It is not easy to get a good grade anywhere, but if a location is rigorous, you will be well prepared for what life hands you.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any individual, it is important to follow one's heart. Consider what goals you want to reach and do not let any simple circumstance stop you.

    In three sentences

    The school is by far exemplary. It provides the students with step by step guides for any matter. It assists the students with a very friendly environment.

  • 06/14/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    All types of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a long walk on campus and hang out. Observe the environment. If you dont feel anything then maybe is not the place for you but if you feel you belong then UH is perfect for you.

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, tuition is very reasonable and they also have scholarship opportunities and work study. Its guaranteed that they will help you find a way to pay for college.

    Will enjoy being here

    I have been to the campus and it's beautiful. I absolutely see myself on this campus in the future. There is different spots for every type of person. If you like to chill by the water or enjoy being in a library or maybe enjoy a calm and peaceful environment.

    Will learn a lot

    I plan to attend this college and I've herd a lot of interesting things about UH. They have a very good business program.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a school that offers a real education and still allows for fun and involvement will love UH. You will love being a student here and by the time you leave you will Bleed Cougar Red and be proud of your school. Go Coogs!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and visit the campus. Email professors and the departments you are interested in. Call them for more personal information. If you are interested in the Honors College, you will get an extremely personalized aspect of UH. Find out more information by visiting the website and researching.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is great. It's still not cheap, but the education you get at UH rivals that of more expensive schools around the country. Plus, there are so many opportunities for scholarships, grants, and loans that tuition is rarely an issue.

    Am enjoying being here

    I cannot imagine being at another school. UH has so many opportunities for fun and student involvement that we never want to leave campus. I commute to campus every day and it is the place I spend most of my time. Football season is the best experience on campus. If sports aren't your thing, there are movie nights, major events, concerts, lectures, theatre, and so much more available all the time.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are great! There are always a few dud professors at every school, but at UH there are not very many. If you are a student interested in finding a deeper education and broadening your viewpoints, The Honors College at UH is perfect for you. I have learned more with the professors in the Honors College than anywhere else. Either way, UH is a place to learn and actually move forward every semester with your education.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UH is great for all types of students. There is something here for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early in order to avoid all of the hassle between getting your high school information and transcripts to the office of Admission. It's best to explore the campus and look around as much as possible. Don't be fooled by the fancy brochures you get in the mail.

    Bang for the buck

    Most definitely! The education I'm getting here at University of Houston is worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at UH, but I don't really like the campus location. I don't like the surrounding part of town. because it's in 3rd or 5th ward. I don't leave the campus grounds that often, unless I'm going into downtown Houston.

    Am learning a lot

    I learn more in some classes than others. My Science, Psychology and History courses are my favorite because I feel like I'm actually learning something. Also, the professors take the time to explain the material we're covering. The courses are all lecture, but the professors are willing to answers any questions over the lessons. My English course was a small classroom setting. I feel as if I didn't learn anything in that class honestly. But at the end of the day, it all depends on your professor and your own study habits.

  • 09/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who want to meet tons of new people. And for students who don't mind being in a class with 200 or more students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dear prospective students, University of Houston is an amazing school full of a diverse amount of people. Once you get in, make sure you stay on top of classes and deadlines, do all of the readings and homework, and participate and have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    For all of the money we are paying for these classes and services, I believe it is worth it, but again I recommend you look up the professor you will be taking and make sure it is the type of class where you will pass. The recreation, counseling, and all other services are very much worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment is amazing. It is such a diverse campus and you get to meet so many varieties of people. There are weekly school events where you will get free t-shirts and food, something that I think college students love.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Houston has a lot of great professors with many different teaching styles. I enjoy the teachers that know how to capture the students attention, so I recommend before you sign up for someones class, make sure to research the professor on ratemyproffesor.com to see how other students feel about a course.

  • 11/02/2011

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

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    Great for these types of students

    People who like to get out and have fun, but learn at the same time. Responsibility is a key role.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep pushing and keep going...because I am waiting on my letter in the mail too!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes it's a good deal. It's a tier one college, and need I mention that the place is HUGE...it brings a truth to it's always bigger in Texas. The cost for room and board range from 2,000 to 4,000 dollars and tuition is a bit over 9,000 dollars. So if you're doing the right thing and scholarship searching you should be okay.

    Will enjoy being here

    Yes! I have been to the campus a few times...as an outsider I can't imagine any student saying they're bored.

    Will learn a lot

    I have come across U of H many times and I love the campus. Every I time go downtown I like to pass it up just to motivate myself and to keep on going through high school life because this college is my prize at the finish line. My mother did her basics at U of H, and a lot of my favorite teachers are from U of H and judging on their teaching skills I can say that U of H doesn't play around when it comes to education.

  • 08/05/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    The area is very dangerous when it gets dark. I would never advise someone to walk alone around the area at all. Make sure you're in a group.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition I found interesting at UH was the candle lighting ceremony. Every incoming student would light a candle to the center of UH in silence. Once everyone is gathered at the center, everyone blows out there candle. They are then considered to be an official UH Cougar student.

    What to do for fun

    UH is located right in the heart of Houston. There are many things to do outside the campus that are only a couple miles away such as the aquarium, parks, muesems, and the galleria mall.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UH actually isn't bad at all! I've dined there before. There are MANY options. They even have a vegetarian section.

    Dorm Life

    I heard the dorm life is VERY convienent considering the fact that you would live on campus, so transportation would never be a problem.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't attended any classes yet at UH, but I have friends who go there and tell me they've always got to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy or intimidated! Ask for help from students who have already been to the school for at least a year. They all know how it feels like to be an incoming freshman so they'll be more then willing to help.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere at the University of Houston is very comforting. Everyone there is very outgoing and always willing to make new friends. The campus is beautiful with a lot of cougar pride surrounding the school.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types of students would be happy at the University of Houston, because there are many different types of students there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and get a feel if it is right for you. Ask the current students that you meet what exactly the like and dislike about the school. Do not be fooled by a Universities shabby exterior, but rather focus on the quality of education you will receive there. The Honors College is fantastic, and it gives you a small campus feel with the benefits of a large campus facilities.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at this university is relatively low compared to many colleges, yet this university is constantly working on becoming the best it can for its students. The University of Houston is currently trying to attain Tier one status, and once it does the diploma that you will receive will have much more value.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always some event occurring on campus from snow day, where they dump mounds of snow on a small hill on campus, to valentine's day, where you can wait in line to receive a free build a bear. I enjoy being on a campus that is so alive and full of activity.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many professors on campus that are willing to teach as much as you are willing to learn. If you show interest and participate in class, you will thrive.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is good for just about any type of student because this school offers a wide variety of activities and clubs for those who want to engage in extracurricular activities. There are many on campus activities to keep one occupied as you are waiting for a class or a friend. It also has a nice ambiance for those who want to study, especially around the fountains or library.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early on to get the schedule that you would like, and check out which professor you are going to get, because each professor is a bit different. Get books online to avoid hassles at the bookstore, or wait until the crowds have died down a little bit. The area around the fountains is very quite and has a nice atmosphere to study in.

    Bang for the buck

    The school semester is perhaps five thousand for a commuter, and it depends on the student, and things such as free access to the recreation center is included in the tuition. The campus overall is nice, the classrooms are decent, and the campus is well taken care of.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus here is quite nice, and the people here are friendly. There are buses from the parking lots to the campus so that you do not have to walk too much. There are many places to study, especially at the library, which is quite huge. There are a wide variety of fast foods and small restaurants here, enough to keep it varied. I also enjoy the recreation center, as they have a large rock climbing wall, indoor track, and many other activities. There are many organizations and clubs to join here, as well as theater performances every so often.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning what I can get from the lectures and in class, but reading is especially important so it is more of a self learn tactic. It mostly depends on which professor you get and how often you attend the classes and pay attention. The students are very helpful here when you need to ask something in class. There is a tutoring center where you can get help for any of your classes, crowded though it may be. The professors are always willing to help or answer questions as long as you see them during their office hours or after a lecture.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are countless things to do year round, you just have to keep in touch with the calender.

    Food and Dining

    Good quality food. Considers vegetarians and health conscious students.

    Dorm Life

    Great Service. The school is old but well maintained.

    Academic Rigor

    The competition in UofH is higher than it looks, the campus is fool of goal oriented students. The academics quality is great! most of out professors are either, known Authors, Musicians with highly known recognition and awards, and well rounded. Most of them teach the subjects that they are currently living daily.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never ever procrastinate, always read your text before class lectures. Always ask questions, do what it takes to succeed, legally of course. Know how to manage you time effectively; there is a time to have fun, and there is a time to work.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is not only a Tier one University, it is also known for its school pride and dedication. The Instructors and professors are truly dedicated to teaching their students the skills they need in order to succeed in their future. As a freshman, I feel like the luckiest person to take part in the Cougar family, plus our football team is amazing!

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's lots of organizations to join, or you can work out or take a class at the rec.

    Food and Dining

    There's several places to eat all around campus, but it's generally a LOT of fast food. Your most versatile option would probably have to be McAlister's next to the Welcome Center.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms aren't bad. Their dining is pretty nice at the Moody Towers. But I've been hearing a lot of robberies and break ins into dorms lately so be careful.

    Academic Rigor

    It was deemed one of the hardest grading colleges in the U.S.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep copies of any sort of documentation sent to anyone in this school. Do everything asap, including getting financial aid done, enrolling in classes, parking, signing up for tests etc. Good luck!

    In three sentences

    It's not the best school. You have to be on your toes when it comes to getting things done here. Some offices are not helpful when you need them to be, you have to pay for every little thing you do on campus. And there are many, many screw-ups here so beware.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus provide all kinds of safety for students. They give you guidelines on safety in admissions.

    Greek Life

    Joining a sorority helps you gain discipline but also helps you gain life long friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    Activities are all throughout this campus. You can be a cheerleader, play pool, ping pong, join a club, sorority, or academic club.

    Great for these types of students

    University of Houston Downtown is great for all students that have a dream and a goal for higher education to reach their next goals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are all kinds of unusual traditions such as sorority and clubs that will help guide you in the direction to be a great leader.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Houston Downtown is a great place to obtain a higher education. They provide you with excellent teachers and the help you need to get ahead in life. They also give you a chance to connect with other students. University of Houston Downtown give you all the tools you need to succeed.

    What to do for fun

    For fun they offer sororities or activities that will help make our country better and stronger.

    Food and Dining

    The Food at University of Houston Downtown is extraordinary. They offer excellent choices of meals. They also give a great variety of healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    I believe that the dorm life would be an amazing experience. Not only can you focus on school, you can make life long friends that would be a great assistance to the same thing you are pursing or need help in.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically they offer a lot of specialized help. If you don't understand something University of Houston make it easy for your to find the answers you are looking for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips that I would have for the students is listen and follow directions when something is given make it your duty to complete them right away.

    In three sentences

    I would give University of Houston a 10, because they make attending class fun and enjoyable. They also make me want to increase my knowledge and abilities.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    many restaurants in houston. freeway is right next to school and it takes you everywhere. downtown is down the street lots of stuff to do there.

    Food and Dining

    many restaurants to chose from. the school cafeteria is great.

    Dorm Life

    don't live on campus, but i hear it's great.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are as hard you make them. work hard don't wait until last minute to do assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you get your basics out the way. if you know what you want to do, then i suggest you take a general class on that intended major.

    In three sentences

    the university of houston is a fine institution. it is growing into one of the top universities in the country. much hype is being made around the campus for the recognition we are getting on being a tier 1 college.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i feel it is safe, walking around at night on campus. alone, with friends it doesn't matter. i feel safe.

    Greek Life

    i feel like we don't really see much of the greek life people. why? cause they live in bayou oaks, who are too far. but i have seen alot of variety greek life.

    What to do for fun

    the recreational center is fun right along with the university center and satellite area.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe is getting better still needs to work on some things. the o.b is nice too its just far from the towers and cv. other than that fast food and more is available it just depends on the day.

    Dorm Life

    this just depends on where you live! cv, calhoun lofts are new and well taking care of. moody towers needs some love. it needs to be remodel and worked on. cullen oaks and bayou oaks is just too far from the rest of the campus. cambridge is alright you just have to buy furniture and more. the quad is nice and quiet, it just needs some updating. and more on campus housing options would be nice for upperclassmen!

    Academic Rigor

    it has good academic rigor for the most part!

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved as much as possible, stay on billing and financial services, stay focus and study, but all in all enjoy yourself!

    In three sentences

    our school is a good school, i like that it's very diverse! u of h still has somethings that need to be worked on. but it is working on them and have came a long way!

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i've heard of a few issues happening, mostly robberies.

    Great for these types of students

    open minded, motivated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    flash mobs are becoming more common these days.

    Bang for the buck

    great price. great education.

    What to do for fun

    the rec center is amazing! there is pretty much a niche for you, no matter how unique you think you may be.

    Food and Dining

    excellent on campus food, compared to the other universities. plenty of options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. they are good at taking recommendations from students.

    Dorm Life

    campus life is pretty great, and everyone takes care of you.

    Academic Rigor

    be prepared to work hard if you want to succeed! i'm a biomedical engineering major so i have all the hardest classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    look at the honors program and make sure that you are comfortable with the diversity on campus. if you do not have an open mind then this university is not for you. do not think that just because this isn't the university of texas or texas a&m that this school is a joke in offering education. it is not. endless possibilities await you if you are willing to take the journey.

    In three sentences

    one of the best educations possible for your dollar. the honors college makes learning very easy; honors at uh prepares you to work hard, and if medical school is something you are interested in, then this is good training. the placement rate for students applying to medical school from uh honors is well over 95%.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    you will have many choices of foods all around campus. because this is a very diverse school you will see a variety of foods as well as some healthy choices.

    Academic Rigor

    this is a challenging school that does their job in preparing in students to excel once they reach the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    new students be prepared to have one of the best life experiences life will throw at you. but be prepared for parking.

    In three sentences

    i would give this university four stars becaus it is one of the best schools in the state of texas. since starting my freshman year this school has grown in size, has become a tier one and just recently had an excellent football team.

  • 01/31/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    students enjoy their stay at this school. it is one of the best in industrial engineer ba. great curriculum calendar system.

  • 02/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    they have a variety of choices on places to dine.

    Dorm Life

    i do not live on-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    it really depends on the professor. some teachers do give an unreasonable amount of reading, essays, etc.

  • 02/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i have never had a problem with safety while on campus. the campus is well-lit at night and patrolled by security.

    Clubs and Activities

    i am involved in many different organizations on campus. the university of houston has over 400 registered student organizations that are open to all.

    Bang for the buck

    most of my tuition is paid for by scholarships and most of my classes are challenging so i feel that the bang for the buck is pretty great.

    Food and Dining

    the university just built a new dining facility that still has some quirks to be worked out but for college food it is pretty great.

    Dorm Life

    i live on campus and have loved it. the university of houston has an almost brand new freshman dorm and it is a great environment for both studying and making new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    many of my classes require studying and reading that challenges me. however, i have learned so much and know that what i am learning is applicable to real life.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i always feel completely safe on campus with the 24/7 security and key locked doors. without your accessed cougar card you cannot get into any on campus living unless if you live there. there are security towers in the parking lots and security emergency boxes around campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life is the best life. you form a bond with your chapter and get to have a whole new family. greek park is filled with many different sororities and fraternities but we all make up one big circle of friends. the campus becomes smaller and you get to know so many different people. greek life gives you life long sisters/ brothers that are there to encourage you through the good and the bad. without my sisters i would not be where i am today, going greek was the best decision of my life.

    What to do for fun

    for fun i had out with my sorority sisters; we like to study, watch television, youtube videos, hang out at a fraternity house and volunteer in different events to raise money for charities. i can never find myself bored because campus life gives you so many options to keep yourself busy.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining is so convenient. since dorm life requires you to have a meal plan you never go hungry. i also received cougar cash that let me eat in many different restaurant locations on campus.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms were an awesome experience, i made life long friends and i instantly felt connected with my university. i was able to know of all the functions going on around campus and everything was so easy to just join in. dorm life helped me through the scared of not knowing anyone stage because i was able to make fast friends and enter into clubs that made me feel welcomed into the university.

    Academic Rigor

    academics are a high priority. as our motto in my sorority chi omega says to put scholarship before social obligations, and the university of houston is very stern on academics. the faculty and staff provide tutoring throughout the week and the teachers really push to help you succeed. at the university of houston you can have your fun and make good grades too.

    Tips for prospective students

    for future student's who get to experience this awesome university; i would say that it is highly important to get involved. the more involved you are in the university the more you get out of the university. the best moment of my college experience was to perform with my sorority sisters and help raise money for a charity. getting involved with different organizations on campus make you love where you are and helps you realize why the university was the best choice for you. to receive the entire college experience you have to go out and give back to a university who gave so much than you can even imagine to you.

    In three sentences

    university of houston is a diverse campus where everyone can find a place where they belong. university of houston is a big campus with a small town feel, everywhere i go i see pride demonstrated throughout the student body. university of houston is everything i could have asked for and more, due to its tier one status, student pride, campus involvement, and a place to be proud to say i am a university of houston student!

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    greek life is growing at university of houston, but offers many of nationally recognized sororities and fraternities.

    Great for these types of students

    everyone

    What to do for fun

    there is always something to do on campus and most are free. there are numerous intramural sports and various clubs/organizations to join.

    Tips for prospective students

    university of houston is a large college, but there are countless clubs/organizations to join to find your own niche on campus.

    In three sentences

    university of houston is a wonderful school that provides immense diversity and opportunities to thrive both as a student and person in society. it is a continuously growing school, always adding more buildings and facilities to further add to the education and campus life.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    considering it's next to a dangerous area, even though the campus is not itself, stuff does occasionally happen. there are police post towers located throughout campus as well as security, but it's harder to protect on the outskirts of campus.

    Greek Life

    not much focus on it since many of the students are commuters and it's hard to stay active while having to travel.

    Clubs and Activities

    the clubs give you many opportunities to expand your knowledge of the industry you're getting into as well as some of the best networking opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    great for students involved with the major they're learning. there are many major-specific clubs to get involved with. if you're more about the greek/social life, this school doesn't emphasize on them as much, but it's not nonexistent.

    Bang for the buck

    considering how much there is to do and the university of houston being the cheapest tier one university in texas, it is cheap if you live in state as i do. and with the scholarships i got through the school for good grades, it's even cheaper!

    What to do for fun

    there is usually an event at least once a week. in fact, for free, they held a concert for gym class heros. there's also really cheap bowling, an arcade, ping pong tables, lots of pool tables on campus. they have an amazing gym with everything you want and fun group classes if you're into that.

    Food and Dining

    they have a new cafeteria that offers food for whatever mood you're in that is ok (not bad, but not amazing). there are a few dining options around campus. i personally eat at subway almost everyday because they have a vegetarian option, and there are 3 of them on campus.

    Dorm Life

    i commute to school so i don't know much of the dorm life, but i heard it's not the best. the school is on the border of third ward, so there is a bit of a danger threat at night, but if you use common sense and your better judgement (such as not walking around by yourself, drunk, at 3am) you should be ok. the dorms have a lot of cement, small windows, and are generally on the louder side. it's livable, but not preferred.

    Academic Rigor

    i find that depending on your major, they really challenge you. i'm a hotel and restaurant management major, which most knowledge is gained through experience so while they teach you the basics of the industry, they also give you opportunities to learn hands-on.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved! the school has a lot to offer but most people aren't aware of the fun, free programs they have since they don't look into it. find an organization to network while having fun and making new friends.

    In three sentences

    i believe this school has a lot to offer, education-wise, and the opportunities keep growing. as they continue to expand the campus, you can see the love for the school grow as well. overall, i feel the university of houston is a good choice for most people if you're more into the education than the campus life.

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    again, if you can't find it in houston it does not exist. but on the campus the recreations center is fun. don't be shy sign up and go to organized events on campus they are fun. i started u of h and did not know even one person. iihave met people thru dorm events, and other organized events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    u of h has the best, fresh foods company, makes it so. not only delicious, well priced, but almost everything you could imagine to eat and it is not fast food, but restaurant quality. delicious experience!!!

    Dorm Life

    lots of fun, people from the south are friendly thus making it easy to meet people. u of h recreation center is nice and there are always organized events for students.

    Academic Rigor

    this ranges to all levels. again u of h is very diverse.

    Tips for prospective students

    number one on the list be organized. u of h is big and no matter where you are coming from it will still be big. be organized. highly recommend finding your classes the day before they start, it will make your life much more easier.

    In three sentences

    u of h reflects houston as an international university. with great diversity it is an exciting and challenging university.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    tuition can be pricey, but in the long run it really is worth it. there is so much that the school has taught me. and when i consider that i am being taught by successful professionals of tier one status, it makes the tuition reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    there is so much to do on campus! bowling, arcade games, pool hall, and recreation center just to name a few. not to mention the performances put on by the music and communications schools. i enjoy just spending quality time with classmates, like getting coffee or just playing cards.

    Food and Dining

    there are tons of places to choose from, even a student-run cafe! the many school cafeterias provide wholesome and extensive meal choices. the student cafe is run by the culinary school and provides restaurant quality food at student prices!

    Dorm Life

    although i did not stay in the dorms, i do have a friend who lives on campus who enjoys it thoroughly. i visit her often and find the dorms to be clean and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor at u of h is challenging, but not overwhelming. my classes keep me interested and wanting to learn more. my best teachers have helped to make me excited about what we are learning, and have provided challenges along the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to participate in as many on campus activities as possible. get to know your professors! i cannot stress this enough. my time at u of h would not have been the same if i had not had the relationships i built with my teachers.

    In three sentences

    i enjoyed my time at the university of houston because of the amazing world class faculty. the many campus activities made my time enjoyable as well. overall, i would recommend the university of houston to any undergraduate student who desires to expand their knowledge and critical thinking.

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they say, because of the area surrounding it, it isn't a safe place. i have not seen or heard of any problems here with safety.

    What to do for fun

    plenty of fun things to do. hangout with friends, or if not, take a walk to the recreation center and try the many activities or facilities they have to offer.

    Food and Dining

    all types of fast food places are here. it's most famous has to be mcallister's deli, which is packed throughout the day.

    Dorm Life

    its getting there. they have made major improvements with dorm life because of the new president. this university is specifically a commuter college, but is transforming into a great campus to live on.

    Academic Rigor

    people think this university is a joke because of the reputation it has. believe me, classes are pretty hard and require a lot of studying and hard work

    Tips for prospective students

    time management is key. that cannot be stressed enough. have fun in college, cause these are the glory years, but work hard.

    In three sentences

    it is transforming into a very involved diverse community. campus life and activities have increased significantly and the power of pride of the people attending has also increased. it has turned into a tier 1 university in major parts and still striving to be a top public school in texas.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    for fun you can support any of the great sports team that the school has to offer. if sports aren't your thing, they also have a great games spot in the underground portion of the university center where you can shoot pool, go bowling and play various video games. you can also catch plays and performances from the fine arts department!

    Food and Dining

    u of h has a nice variety of food and places to eat all around campus. anything you might want can be found within walking distance of the school and you are sure to enjoy it.

    Dorm Life

    i do not live on campus so i am not familiar with dorm life, but friends who live on campus tell me they have a great time being a student at the university and having the opportunity to reside there.

    Academic Rigor

    with the university of houston advancing in all aspects of its academics, it has become more well known around the country as a tier one school with a stock that is rising. current students of the university know how challenging it can be, but i think they can all agree that being pushed here will just prepare you in a way that helps you conquer what you might encounter outside of your days at the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    to any future student i would say, do not take your classes lightly. the professors here like to challenge you, and you must be willing to take the challenge. in the end, you'll feel accomplished and will love being at the university of houston.

    In three sentences

    the university of houston has a great campus, with a very diverse population of students who buy into that great aspect of the school. the classes are challenging but you come out of them knowing that you advance your knowledge after every meeting. it is a great school and it is only getting better as more people realize it is becoming a tier one campus.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    110% safety

    Clubs and Activities

    1. A lot organizations and clubs

    Great for these types of students

    1. hard studying 2. good looking 3. fashionable

    Bang for the buck

    Kind of expensive for international student! Its not cheap at all

    What to do for fun

    1. Watching people around the school 2. Going around the main library 3. Drinking starbuck

    Food and Dining

    Good, clean

    Dorm Life

    Nice, fun and excited

    Academic Rigor

    Cant complaint

    Tips for prospective students

    1. be confident 2. be ontime 3. listen

    In three sentences

    This school has a perfect program for hotel and restaurant student. The school also has very professional and nice teachers. I love my college.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always security guards and cops walking or driving around campus. There are cameras and light posts all around campus. Even if you don't feel safe walking to your dorm or car, you can always call the campus police to get someone to walk with you.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are numerous and range to all sorts of interests. There is a club extravaganza at the beginning of the year so you'll be able to sign up for the ones that interest you. Also, the advisors have lists of clubs that might interest you. Even if thee is no club for your specific interest, you can always try to start one.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for everyone. There is so much diversity and anyone who wants to learn about all types of cultures, this is for you. There is also a wide range of studies to apply yourself to if you have a wide range of interests.

    Bang for the buck

    This is actually a very reasonably priced university. There are scholarship and loan opportunities if you can't meet the price. Also, since we are now a Tier 1 university, you definitely are getting more bang for the buck!

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun! Everyday there are almost always activities. There are flyers posted around campus to tell students what's going on. From festivals, to flash mobs, concerts, sporting events, and volunteer work; there is always something to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to dine around campus. However, even though there may not be enough health conscience places, the diversity of the food is still impressive. The prices aren't too bad either, though a bit more expensive than off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to put in the effort to succeed. The courses almost always require work, but if it does get overwhelming, there are tutors and specific workshops you can attend to help you out. Also, the professors are always keen to help you in their office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply early so that way if anything is wrong, you'll be able to fix it before the final round is over. Also, you might want to take a tour of the school before applying since you will learn more personal and intricate details about the school from the leader of the tour. You should talk to your academic advisors before signing up for classes to make sure you are on the right path for your degree. Also, sometimes the teaching styles of professors might not agree with you so try to ask around and find out what they are like or look them up online to make sure you'll be in your best learning environment. There are soo many professors on campus, you can't go wrong.

    In three sentences

    This University is very diverse and includes a wide range of interests. The faculty are all there to help you succeed, especially the academic advisors. There are many places to study, but also to eat, exercise, and have fun.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I suggest meeting new people, exploring the Houston area, going to the rec center, and having movie and videogame nights in the lounges of dorms.

    Food and Dining

    The dining areas are ok they have franchises all around campus but the two you are stuck with are Fresh Food Company, and the OB. There is usually a fifty fifty chance youll come on a day where they are serving good food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very fun this is where you meet your lifelong friends, only suggestion I have is to apply for housing early so you can choose your preffered housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always put school before anything else this will save you from so many hardships ahead.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a great school with great professors. I was scared about attending this school during the admission session due to the few negative reviews I read. I an thankful for attending this Tier 1 University; if you want to meet lifelong friends and acquaintances this is definitely the school for you.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The rec center and the underground is where the fun is at. Dance competition, sports, meetings, etc. Is going on at these locations.

    Food and Dining

    Fast food stations are around campus as well as dining and healthy alternatives. The best of everything is here.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, make new friends, have parties. Its very fun and enjoying. New dorms facilities are being made each year for new incoming students.

    Academic Rigor

    Dont get me wrong, college isn't easy and this one isnt. You have to put in the work to receive the grade you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great campus life, and very friendly students. Teachers are concerned for their students and the sports body is rising to new heights every year.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is the main focal point in Houston, meaning sports wise and academics wise. The University is alive with diverse students and and diverse student body. The campus is growing every year to larger heights and we be known more nationally.

  • 04/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    though it is near a very high rate crime neighborhood, it is pretty safe around campus. There are many securities that roam campus who keep an eye out, and if anything happens we are all notified by email.

    Greek Life

    very active on campus and preform many activities and fundraising drives that spice up campus life

    Clubs and Activities

    i have been part of the schools newspaper and it was a great fun experience for me.

    Great for these types of students

    Those with free time who are in need for new friends on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zombies Vs. Humans is by far the most weirdest tradition, but fun also. There are many more but it is hard to name them all.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is high compared to community college. It will leave you sometimes feeling stressed, but as do all universities.

    What to do for fun

    Many activities to get involved in. From sports at our rec center to programs pertaining to our majors/careers, even campus activities that are just for kicks like their Zombies vs. Humans game.

    Food and Dining

    surrounded by many fast food restaurants but student life prevents us from buying them most days by making various types of cooked foods from different cultures that are tasty and nutritious.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but heard a fair amount of judgment

    Academic Rigor

    Tier One School

    Tips for prospective students

    Look around campus, meet new people, have fun, but most of all study hard to keep a high GPA

    In three sentences

    UH is fun and very welcoming. They offer many services to help confused students get on the right track. They have helped me to see the type of career I would love you take in my future.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NO Campus is 5 stars and we are pretty decent, but we are in the 3 ward.

    Greek Life

    The best and I recommend Omega Delta Phi. :)

    Clubs and Activities

    Join Fraternity's or Sorority's and there are a lot of orgs on campus to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Join a fraternity or Sorority, it will get you more involved.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say we are one of the best schools for the price and are now Tier One.

    What to do for fun

    Game room which includes bowling, pool, and arcade games.

    Food and Dining

    We have a pretty good selection of food places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not the best and the on campus/off campus apartments are to high priced.

    Academic Rigor

    I would give it a 5, but it is what you make it and some classes are easier then others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for school and your FASFA.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a commuter school, but you still get that college experience. GO COOGS!!!

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its pretty safe. Just watch out for the occasionally dude from the hood. Thats rare. And you may see more of that on UPenn than UH.

    Greek Life

    Dunno

    Clubs and Activities

    Well, the Football team is pretty awesome.

    Great for these types of students

    Truly great for Engineering, Music, and Creative Writing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, the school itself is surrounded by the hood, but then so is UPenn.

    Bang for the buck

    Great for In-State school! School offers ALOT of scholarships, so apply ahead of time!

    What to do for fun

    Beach is great and near by! Only 45 min drive. GREAT Arts Scene, from underground to high art. Nearby Austin is also great, but Houston is awesome without the hipsters. Houstonians are diverse and real.

    Food and Dining

    Its alright, but campus food is generally so-so like ALL campus food. The only good campus food in the world is Google Campus food :)

    Dorm Life

    You need a car!

    Academic Rigor

    It is a good school for its price and prestige. Its not UPenn or Harvard, but its great depending on the department, some are nationally known. School overall still working towards being a better school, and progress are showing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a car!! Great commuter school for local students. Beware of your school bills as they would like to take as much money out of you as possible.

    In three sentences

    Tier One University with recently updated facilities campus wide. University of Houston's Creative Writing Department is nationally known and highly ranked in the creative writing world. Engineering and Sciences are also amazing with Nobel Prize Winner physicist Paul Chu on staff. For Houston, Tx a conservative town in Texas, it is amazing to have a university president who is a woman of color.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    DESPITE ALL RUMORS you will never feel like you're in danger

    Greek Life

    There is a presence of certain Frats on campus, you'll quickly see who's more dominant.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are serious about their academic success, and with plans of leaving soon. Not really for the 6-8 year undergrad, you will get annoyed of the same old same as time progresses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Frontier Fiesta, a student ran event that promotes University of Houston and Houston life.

    Bang for the buck

    Because most people commute, and the dorms are unsatisfactory the campus life is far from conventional. projections show the campus life of U of H growing significantly. Any perspective students reading this will see the results of these future aspirations.

    What to do for fun

    The football program is successful, it's pretty exciting to see them at the beginning of the year. The Recreation facility is amazing, and the plays/activities on campus are great.

    Food and Dining

    Passable, I guess it's food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is simply terrible, no exaggeration.

    Academic Rigor

    With the newly developed tier one status there is a lot of attention to detail. The professors are all UT and A&M graduates who teach by those standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT underestimate any classes, making B's and C's in the easy ones can really kill you.

    In three sentences

    Innovative, Optimistic University that is making major moves fast. The University of Houston is a rapidly growing University building significantly in size and respect. One thing I fear is the attention to current students verses the new (prospective ones).

  • 04/10/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    The recreational facility is awesome. Fun doesn't describe the activities available at UH.

    Food and Dining

    There is an array of fast food places and the cafeteria is food is good as well. In my opinion UH has the best chef.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great and so are the students. I recommended that you stay on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great Sports program Great people Great City.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston feels just like home. It is very diverse. It prepares it's students for the corporate world.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    They are apart of almost everything around campus. very involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    im told.

    Great for these types of students

    any and every type of student

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    no unusual ones but great traditions.

    What to do for fun

    I play for the universities Women's soccer team so that is pretty much what i do. Besides the normal college activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in ready for great athletics and a great four or more years. Being a Tier one university it challenges you to do your best while your also enjoying the college life.

    In three sentences

    The university of Houston gets a 10 out of 10 for diversity. The university of Houston is one of those schools that makes you proud to either have or in the future have a degree from there 10. I would give the university of Houston a 10 for being the best university in Texas.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There's an abundance of student clubs that anyone can join. There's something from everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    Recently rated as one of the top schools for getting more for you money, the University of Houston is one of the more flexible colleges in tuition prices. Even better, tution prices for next semester (Fall 2012) will be changing and tuition costs will be dependent on your major, that way everyone is paying for what they mostly use and not overpaying; i.e., if you're an english major you won't be paying the same as an engineering major because you don't use near as expensive technology or programs.

    What to do for fun

    There's ALWAYS something going on on campus! Campus events are very common and there's student groups/organizations for everything you can think of. Concerts, comedians, and dances are just a few of the events that happen on campus regularly.

    Food and Dining

    No matter where you're at on campus, somewhere to eat is close by. There's a handful of dining halls, but there's a massive amount of restraunts including Chik-fil-a, McAlisters, Wendy's, and many more in various locations.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major the academic rigor can be different. Some majors require a lot of intense writing so writing skills are required, others require a lot of math so math skills are required. Lower level classes typically aren't as rigorous, but this definitely isn't always the case.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I suggest talking to an advisor in the field your interested in and get their input on what you need to do as far as your course of action so you can be prepared.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston has a mass amount of degree opportunities. Professors and school staff are excellent and there to help you succeed. The student diversity ranges greatly and there's always somewhere for everyone and anyone to fit in.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Recently got an email about an alleged sexual assault at a nearby gas station. Granted, this school is in the third ward, but campus police do what they can. There are emergency phones scattered throughout campus, and campus police make rounds on carts.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for pre-pharm kids, business, finance, and english majors.

    Bang for the buck

    This school's all right price-wise, but they've recently increased tuition, housing, and meal plan costs.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is all right. However, most restaurants close relatively early and one of the two cafeterias completely shuts down on the weekend. The convenience stores on campus are also extremely expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Really depends on where you stay. The all-freshman housing is great! The RAs make an effort to create a sense of community there. At the other housing options, everyone pretty much keeps to themselves, so that's a better option if you're looking for a quiet environment conducive to studying.

    Academic Rigor

    I have had some of the most amazing professors here including two bio teachers who have worked on the human genome project and an art history professor from Harvard.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What can be do for leisure are things like participating in annual student events that is sponsored by our Student board, go to the Recreation Center, join an organization and do things within that organization.

    Food and Dining

    University of Houston has a dining hall that are dedicated to health eating and one that is dedicated to regular college housing style of eating. University of Houston also offers regular food from common franchises such as Subway, Wendy's, Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell, Extreme Pita, and Pizza Hut (with surrounding Food places like Domino's, Wing Stop, and Mc Donald's nearby)

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life in University of Houston especially the freshmen dorms are really luxurious for their needs. Although, they are somewhat pricey (according to the student's financial state). The apartment living in University of Houston, is a bit sub par than living in a dorm but both style of campus housing are structured for convenience.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Houston have courses that are flexible (depending in what type of field that you are majoring in) but in the same light, this university does have course work that are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to network with others that either in the same major or may had taken the class that you may need old course work to help to succeed in the course. Learn how to utilize the academic resources that are available for use, these can help to ease the misunderstanding of certain concepts that you may face in certain courses. Learn how to join study groups for those challenging courses, sometimes learning or doing work with other peers can also help your understanding with concepts.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a Tier-One university that has professional colleges such as Optometry, Pharmacy, Education, Business, and Law. The student social events aspect of University of Houston is amazing, because they are various of student organizations that students can take apart of and network with fellow of students on just about anything. University of Houston has various academic and informational resources that can help the students to succeed.

  • 05/11/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    There are activities all around campus that you can sign up for. There are friendly people to meet who are usually looking to make friends. There are plenty of sports related activities such as volleyball, rock climbing, and ultimate frizbee. The most recent activity that I have heard about is dodgeball.

    Food and Dining

    University of Houston has plenty of fast food options that are open late for students who are up studying.

    Dorm Life

    I am not planning on living in the dorms, however I did visit three different campus dorms. The dorms are a bit pricey for what you are getting, and I thought it better to get an apartment close by.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any University, University of Houston has programs designed to challenge you. The staff that I have met have all been very helpful. From what I have heard, the reading material assigned is tough, but this is college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should make sure to finish their application as soon and as early as possible. They should also follow up with the admissions office and talk to a counselor.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston main campus makes me feel right at home. It is very diverse, with a friendly staff who want to help you succeed. The construction of the campus might seem a bit overwhelming, but chances are you will find a student ready to help!

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very well supervised. There are always security and police surveillancing around campus whether on foot or bike. If an event occurs on or near campus then the campus police station sends out a campus wide email to inform the students of the incident and ask that they keep an eye out for further incidents.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is very awesome and a great experience. I am a part of the greek system now, but even when I wasn't in one I wanted to be a part of it because it offers so many opportunities. Not only do you get friendships, bonds, and brother/sisterhood that lasts for a lifetime. You also get countless opportunities to participate in philanthropy events and raise awareness for different causes. You get a chance to get to know the other members of the fraternities and sororities and create a tight bond within the whole system itself. Not only do you get the chance of a lifetime while in college, but you also receive great marketing and networking benefits when you graduate as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that you can join here on this campus. So many that I cannot include all of them on this review, I suggest that you go to the University of Houston's website and check it out for yourself :)

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like diversity, want to become involved, are very school-spirited, and want the college experience of a life time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the Spring we have a festival called Frontier Fiesta. It is a three day event that includes a fair, concerts, cook-offs, and variety shows put on my greek paired fraternity and sororities. It is a great opportunity to get to know all of the different kinds of people that attend and work on our campus.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many places both on and off of campus that offer discounts when showing your student id. To name just a few, there are discounts at the movie theatre, frozen yogurt, and freebirds. There are also many places on campus that offer free and fun entertainment provided by the staff and administration.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to do on campus for fun. Whether it is at any of the dorms or the University Center, theres always something going on. The University Center has a bottom floor game area that has a pool hall and bowling that are both discounted when showing your student id.

    Food and Dining

    The food options are very nice and offer a wide variety of choices. There are currently only two dining halls that serve different options of already prepared food that is made by the students attending the Hilton College on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a very good experience and I suggest that students try it if they have the opportunity. They offer a variety of housing that students of all ages can live in. Cougar Village is a Freshman dorm that also houses students in the Honors College. It is very safe and fun providing many activities that allow bonding between students on their floors and as well the rest of the building. The towers are a little older on the outside but have recently been remodeled to look more modern. They house anyone from Freshman up to Seniors and each floor is divided by different genders. The Quads are dorms that are more of an apartment type housing and they are for upperclassman. Bayou Oaks is where all of the greek housing is and other students can live in the apartments as well. It is a gated area and very safe. Finally, there Calhoun Lofts. They are very nice and very expensive but the only catch is that you have to be 21 in order to live there.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is really moving up on the scale and therefore it is super important for the students to maintain good grades. Since it has just recently been declared Tier One, the requirements have increased in order to ensure only the best quality on this campus. If there is ever help that is needed, there are multiple places that offer student support and help in every subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't judge the campus by its location, look deeper and you will gain an experience that you will never forget. Reach out to the many groups and organizations on campus to make your college experience even better. As cliche as it sounds, you have to find a balance in having a social life (which doesn't always include partying) and an academic life. Many of the organizations of campus strive to keep you on trip and motivate you to be the best that you can be.

    In three sentences

    This University has a very diverse campus and can give you a great experience. The students and administration are extremely involved in both student and athletic functions. It is located in a great town and there is always something fun and entertaining to do.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great security team!

    Greek Life

    All kinds of organizations for all races.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to name!

    Great for these types of students

    There are so many things to get involved in. There is something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Frontier Fiesta is fun! Also the Cats back is when we all return to school like a welcome back party.

    Bang for the buck

    This school has one of the best all around values in the country.

    What to do for fun

    The UC has a bowling alley and pool. Also the rec center is beautiful.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great.

    Dorm Life

    There are many resident locations all around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors push you to get the most out of the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    come visit the campus and all of the activites and organizations that you can get involved in.

    In three sentences

    The university of Houston is a great place to be. It takes pride in being one of the most diverse universities in the nation. It recently gained a rank of tier one as well.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Can be better at night, but overall is pretty good.

    Greek Life

    Go Greek! Greek life is so much fun and definitely growing on campus! Try recruitment/rush just to see what it's like, I promise you wont be dissapointed.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join Coog-Crew and GO GREEK!

    Great for these types of students

    All types. It's such a diverse campus, there is something for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Frontier Fiesta! It's a three day party every spring semester! Such an amazing tradition and so fun!

    Bang for the buck

    UH is such an affordable school, and it's the best experience I've had between different colleges. So unbelievably proud to be a Cougar! Go Coogs!

    What to do for fun

    It's Houston, you can literally do anything!

    Food and Dining

    Could use some work on choices for meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    Definitely an experience, more people should try it out. Live on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Extremely difficult to make A's. The math and science courses are ridiculously difficult!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, prepare for hard classes, get involved early in your college carrier, learn time management and LIVE ON CAMPUS! So many people decide to commute, but don't realize that living on campus is an amazing experience.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love being a Cougar, it is such an exciting time for our amazing school. We became tier one, joined the Big East, had College Game Day on campus, and are becoming less of a commuter school, it can only get better. Go Coogs!

  • 05/16/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    UH is surrounded by a pretty rough neighborhood, but campus itself is fairly secure. Take care at night.

    Food and Dining

    The food court here, from memory, includes a Subway, Smoothie King, a Chili's Too, and other such fast food options. Pretty mediocre, as expected for a food court. The Hilton on campus however serves some pretty good food. And there are various options close outside the campus - Thelma's BBQ and Frenchy's being popular options closest to campus, and just a bit further are good Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican restaurants such as the Original Ninfa's.

    Academic Rigor

    I found the lower level basic fulfillment classes to be fairly doable, coming from a difficult high school. But the upper level courses go into great detail and become quite rigorous and engaging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is a pain and passes should be obtained as soon as possible to avoid tickets. Carry a map with you for the first few weeks as getting lost isn't altogether rare. Join as many activities and groups as you can during the first semester - this will help orient you in a smaller community, which is important on such a large campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a sprawling, mostly commuter campus that offers endless opportunities, activities, groups, clubs, sports to explore or reinvent yourself. Being the largest university in the fourth largest city of the US, UH recruits world class professors who engage in extensive and renowned research. Because UH is such a big school, it offers many niche subjects in great detail, even when very few people participate in the major/program.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had anything bad happen to me here, do safety is pretty good here.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big here too. So you'll enjoy that part.

    Clubs and Activities

    You have alot of clubs and activities on campus. I'm sure you'll find something that interests you.

    Great for these types of students

    Social students, honor students, campus life is great, and the athletics are great too.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel as though what I'm paying to attend this institute is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Me, I wrote music, poetry,.and record songs. But you can go downtown and you'll find something within five minutes.

    Food and Dining

    Good is good at times but mostly ate off campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life its the best part of this university.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at this school is great! Can get overwhelmed of you don't take the time to do your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go in this intuition expecting hand outs. You have to earn everything here.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is one of the top elite schools in Texas. They provide a great education, and their staff is very helpful. I feel this was a prefect choice for me.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Surrounded by 3rd ward but pretty safe considering its surroundings. Campus police HQ is close and constantly patrolling. You'll be fine as long as you aren't blatant. Don't be outside at 1am by yourself and expect to be 100% safe, just like any other campus.

    Greek Life

    Bayou is always crazy

    Clubs and Activities

    intramurals are fun and greek life is active

    Great for these types of students

    Any type. It is so diversified.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    rubbing the cougar paw in front of the fountain is good luck before a test. Also wear red on Fridays

    Bang for the buck

    Exceptional price for what you get.

    What to do for fun

    go to the rec, discovery green, astros games, rockets games, dynamo games, intramural, numerous clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good food on most day. Still expensive, even with the meal plan. The cafeterias are crowded and far unless you live in moody towers. Food in convenient stores around campus are ridiculously overpriced ($7 sandwiches)

    Dorm Life

    Depends on the dorm. The Moody Towers were crowded and always cold. Community baths weren't the best either. All other dormitories are decent.

    Academic Rigor

    The university offers a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get comfortable with your surroundings. It's a big city so spend a day or two exploring. MAKE FRIENDS. It is a safe campus as long as you're conscientious.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston truly is a college on the rise. It is a very diverse and continuously growing campus in one of the largest cities in the nation. It offers an excellent education and in such a large city, the opportunities are plentiful.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have police offers on duty at our campus 24/7, and If you have like a late class and you don't feel safe walking back to your dorm alone you can call one of the security guards to assist you. Also, at the dorms not anyone can get into them you have to slide your campus id card to be able to get in.

    Greek Life

    The greeks on campus have there own apartments on campus. They also have tons of events for ANYONE to come to and they are always really fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wayyyyy to many too list here honestly. Check out the UH page for more information on the many different clubs. But GET INVOLVED, a lot of great opportunities come along with it.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love to work out and take gym classes you should definitely check out the recreation center it's open till 11 pm, and it's huge.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not too sure of any unusual locations or traditions on campus...yet.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth your money. Financial aid paid off pretty much everything all I had to do was buy my own books so that was a plus. The university also offers a variety of scholarships so be sure to check those out.

    What to do for fun

    TONS! Literally. There is so much to do from going to football and basketball to all the different activities going on on campus daily. Actually my first year going to U of H, Beyonce came to our school and we had a gym class heroes concert! Talk about fun!

    Food and Dining

    There are two cafes on campus. One called the OB is better than the fresh food company cafe only because they serve the same food all the time but it gets repetitive because there's no variety. With the fresh food cafe they serve different things every day but it's either a hit or miss. Like every other campus we also have fast food restaurants like chick-fil-a, taco bell, taco cabana, etc...

    Dorm Life

    I recommend staying at cougar village because you only have to share a bathroom with 3 other girls, the rooms are bigger in size compared to other dorms, and they were just built last year so everything is new. Also, the dorms are only for freshman so it'll make finding friends really easy!

    Academic Rigor

    The University does a lot to promote studying for finals. During finals week they have a lot of events that helps you relax and de-stress for finals and they give tons of tips for how to study and prepare. From what I've heard most of the professors on campus are great but it's always a good idea to check them out at ratemyprofessor.com

    Tips for prospective students

    -Definitely apply for financial aid on time, try to get it in before April 1 -If your not comfortable with sharing public bathrooms with about 30 other girls than you might not want to live in Moody Towers. -DO NOT BUY YOUR BOOKS FROM THE BOOKSTORE, I made the mistake of doing that my first semester and I wasted over $350.

    In three sentences

    One of the best school's in TEXAS! Also the most diverse school in the nation. Anyone who comes here will have the best college experience no matter your background.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a few burglary as it is a public college.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and organizations that you can join and meet new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We put on Frontier Fiesta every year so far.

    Bang for the buck

    There are free lunch day every week.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the REC where you can exercise and relax or watch plays or concerts that are happening at the time.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food joints that you can choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm but one of the pros is that you don't have to mess with parking.

    Academic Rigor

    There are study groups and outside help you can find if you don't understand anything or just want to be prepare for an exam coming up,

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to be a commuter, come early or find a way or system that you will have a parking spot when you get to school because you will stress out about it.

    In three sentences

    It is a great place to meet all sorts of people and make lasting relationships with. You are never bored as there are always things to do like at the REC. It is a good place to find who you are.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    LOTS OF CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS! Homecoming, Fiesta

    Food and Dining

    Cafe is gross and the OB is so so

    Dorm Life

    DONT STAY IN MOODY TOWERS! Cullen is a bit expensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early as possible and be prepared to be given the run around.

    In three sentences

    Out of 10 i get this place a generous 7. Its not what you think.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Despite the campus being located in not the best part of town, it is one of the safest places to be.

    Greek Life

    I am in a sorority, Phi Mu, on campus and it was one of the best decisions I have made! There are 6 Panhellenic sororities on campus: Alpha Chi Omega, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Phi Mu, Zeta Tau Alpha,and Delta Zeta. There are 14 fraternities in the Intrafraternal council (IFC) .

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide range of clubs and organizations to join on campus. There is anywhere from clubs for specific majors to clubs just for fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Towards the end of the spring semester there is Frontier Fiesta. Sororities and Fraternities come together to put on variety shows that include dancing and sometimes some singing. There are also performances held by local bands. There is a carnival, food booths, and even a cook off.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a school well worth the tuition. Since its a public university it is much cheaper than other private universities in the area for the same great education.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities on campus thought the year you can check out such as The Cat's Back, Frontier Fiesta, and Homecoming. During football season many students go to the free games and tailgate before. There is also is an on campus bowling alley, arcade, and pool tables all at discounted prices. Downtown is near so many people go there to shop, eat, or hang out.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide range of food on campus and the food in the dining halls are actually very good. There are many fast food places around campus to pick up a quick bite and have a wide range of food options from American to Asian to Mexican.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but I have friends that do. Cougar Village is a much better dorm to be in than Moody Towers. It is more expensive, but it is well worth it since it is much newer and does not contain community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    This is no university to take as a joke. Most majors include rigorous courses and professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is always stuff to do on campus, you just have to look a bit.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a university that is comprised of mostly commuter students. Its a great place to go to college and, is now a tier one university. To top it off, its in a great city.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency Stations throughout campus

    Greek Life

    Am currently a member of Greek life at UH. Great place to meet people.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of different organizations

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters. Engineering. Business. Music

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    University Center Satellite

    What to do for fun

    Football games. Tailgating. Bar scene near campus. Younglife. Greek life

    Dorm Life

    New Dorms built 2 years ago

    Tips for prospective students

    Get plugged in to extra curriculars

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston main campus is a fast growing school. Large campus with a top tier business school and an ever expanding student life. Recommended for value education.

  • 05/30/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    The Houston city life is good.

    Tips for prospective students

    If planning to attend the Honors college be sure to finish the honors essay as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    A good school close to home with many opportunities. Only seems to be growing bigger. Have heard of good alumni who attended there.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All over campus, they have these emergency beacons, which the campus police will quickly respond to.

    Greek Life

    Fraternities and Sororities are always looking for new members.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over one hundred clubs to join at UH. Also, it is fairly simple to start your own club if you don't want to join the ones currently available.

    Great for these types of students

    UH is great for all students, both the serious ones and the fun ones. It has a lot of commuters, so it's great even if you don't live on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When entering or leaving UH on one side of Cullen, it is customary to throw up the cougar paw sign while passing through the two halves of the obelisk.

    Bang for the buck

    All activities are discounted for students. You'd be surprised how much you can get for free.

    What to do for fun

    There are always many things to attend and clubs to join at UH. Also, it is fairly simple to start your own club if you don't want to join the ones currently available.

    Food and Dining

    Though they have fast food places around campus, the lunch rooms are also worth checking out. Also, there is the Hilton for a fine dining experience.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are great. They even have a new building called Cougar Village.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be as hard or as easy as you want them to be. Just make sure to do your homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    All commuters should get to school early to avoid parking problems. Don't forget that college is about fun, too, not just studying.

    In three sentences

    I love the variety of classes and campus activities. I highly recommend this college to anyone.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's safe in the day. (I'm a girl) I never walk around at night outside alone. It's a pretty dark campus and there have been many incidents in the past there.

    Food and Dining

    There are many delicious places to eat on and near campus.

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed in a dorm but have friends that do. They like it, but it can be dangerous at night alone. (I'm a girl)

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are easy. Sciences can be tough, the math teachers and free tutors are GREAT. Freshmen classes are full of students willing to start study groups with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships!! It's a lot pricier than I thought it would be.

    In three sentences

    U of H is a beautiful university with a challenging and encouraging atmosphere. My absolute favorite thing about it is that is it so noticeably diverse with students of all colors.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety protocols are excellent. The Police Department is quick to send out information on anything within minutes of it happening. And advice is given on how to avoid harm.

    Greek Life

    Everything you need to know is here: http://www.uh.edu/csi/

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said, there are amazing clubs and organizations on campus. Everything you need to know is here: http://www.uh.edu/csi/

    Great for these types of students

    All type of students. Introverts have the comfort of the library to themselves. You can forget yourself in the library, I assure you. Extroverts have a whole lot to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a whole lot of cool events. Frontier Fiesta is an example of an annual one.

    What to do for fun

    Attend a whole lot of campus events. There are lots of em going on every single day. You just have to know, which is why, I keep tabs on what's going on through the CSi website (http://www.uh.edu/csi/) and the University Center Events page: http://www.uh.edu/uc/events_schedule.html

    Food and Dining

    I think UH has great food. I'm not that much of a eat-out person. But the few times I've tried to grab something there, it wasn't bad.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a tier one university after all!

    Tips for prospective students

    Since it's a big campus, getting information can seem overwhelming, but I can assure you that if you ask for resources @ places like the Welcome Center, and the cool organizations with offices in the University Center, like CSI (Center for Student Involvement) you'll be fine.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston, it goes without saying, is the 2nd most diverse university in the country. This creates a whole lot of opportunity to meet different people from different parts of the world, and encounter new experiences. Not only is it diverse, it encourages it.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've heard nothing but good things from this University.

    Greek Life

    I have not looked into the Greek life on campus. It simply does not appeal to me.

    Clubs and Activities

    This university shows a great deal of variety in Clubs and Organizations for students to be involved in along with their academics.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for opportunities in your career field, whatever it may be, you are at the right University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    $1 ice cream cones if we win the football games. And it's the best ice cream known to man, in my opinion. BLUE BELL ICE CREAM

    Bang for the buck

    The proximity to everything that makes Houston, well, Houston is amazing. Plus, the high quality professors and classes keep students on their toes when it comes to learning.

    What to do for fun

    The Rec center is a popular place for students to hang out. The entire place is buzzing with activity.

    Food and Dining

    Affordable food that's made right in front of you. $7 for hot fresh food that you watch get cooked, and your cougar card will get you in with your meal plan. Plus you get Cougar Cash with that meal plan which you can use pretty much anywhere on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Although I, personally, am not living on campus, a few of my friends are and they could not be happier about their arrangements.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic life on campus is fulfilling. I don't feel like I'm grasping for a hand to hold, but I'm not just strolling though college either. I feel like there is a really nice balance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, get started on FAFSA and do not procrastinate on anything. If there is one thing I learned from this process its that waiting only causes issues to deal with later.

    In three sentences

    This campus is always growing and improving upon itself. The students and faculty reflect the city in which the college was founded. It is all around the best representation of Houston I've seen thus far in my life.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the engineering building. It's a great place to hang out with your friends.

    What to do for fun

    It's Houston man. Lot's of stuff to do.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in dorm, but they are expensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a great school. I'm very happy with the engineering program, but parking is a pain in the ***.

    In three sentences

    There are lots of people from different cultures. Roads are terrible. Parking is terrible..

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always on patrol. Anytime an incident happens, the entire campus is notified in a timely manner to reduce other incidents.

    Greek Life

    All the Greek organizations are centralized in one apartment complex, providing a unique Greek experience that is comparable with other major public universities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student organizations provide a great way to network and meet new people. The majority of students I have met were through activities held by student organizations. It is nice to meet new people with the same goals and aspirations, and the desire to have a good time as you.

    Great for these types of students

    UH is a great place for anyone wanting the big city experience without paying for the big city living expenses. There is truly never a shortage of things to do here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Frontier Fiesta is a yearly festival held by the student body. Many traditions revolve around this time of year, more that can be listed. The UH student body is a unique group, always coming up with new traditions and activities.

    Bang for the buck

    The value of education received for the relatively low tuition is incredible. Also, Houston has a lower cost of living compared to other cities of it's size. In my opinion, the money saved living here makes for a much more valuable experience since more money can be spent on leisure activities.

    What to do for fun

    Student organization's many events along with school sporting events make for a good time, but to be honest, living close to downtown Houston, there is never a shortage of things to do for fun. It's just another advantage of going to school in a large metropolis.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Houston is currently going through growing pains, with some of its usual dining facilities closed down for renovation, however this has made way for an incredible food truck dining experience on campus. There are many many food choices on campus, and in close proximity to the University.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Houston is a majority commuter college, however there are many on campus resident options including a new freshman dorm building, and a state of the art loft style apartment complex. Whether you are a commuter or live on campus, living in the fourth largest city in the U.S. makes for a fun, eventful college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Houston has a very helpful and insightful teaching staff. Although some courses seem overwhelming, they aren't impossible to master as long as the student puts in an effort and meets the professor halfway.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not overlook University of Houston for the appeal of a much more known public university, because after all the glitz and glamour wears out, you are just another number to them. The University of Houston has so much to offer towards higher education on a personal level.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is definitely a unique, largely underrated college. It has the size of known major public universities, but the feel of a close knit private university. Although UofH does not garner much national attention, the student body has tremendous school spirit, especially evident in last years successful football season.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for introverts because the university challenges you to break out of your shell!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We all bleed a little red. :) The football games are a MUST! they are soooo fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Great professors who have actually experienced what they are teaching and not just a person with a teaching degree.

    What to do for fun

    Oh you know, hang out at the library and order in for dinner! :) love that they deliver to the library!!

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of great options! they are also building a new commons area soon!!!

    Dorm Life

    I cannot say that I have experienced dorm life. But from what I hear it isn't too terrible!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be tough but they have a lot available to help you. Lots of tutoring, public and private, as well as professors who are always in their offices.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go on the guided tour at orientation! They tell you a lot you need to know!!

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is by far the best university I have been to out of the three that I have attended in Texas

  • 06/16/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    It is very safe. They have campus police everywhere. Just a tip, do not go walking by yourself at night. Always have a group of people with you or a friend. Even during the day don't go walking off into any isolated areas. Don't invite strangers into your dorm.

    Greek Life

    Hm...I'm not planning on joining any sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations I'm planning on joining. :)

    Great for these types of students

    Studious students. If you like to party hard every night..U of H is probably not for you. I mean all schools are going to have parties and I know UH will have them as well but UH is not a known party school. It is also great for students who like diversity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I know they have Frontier Fiesta which is like a big student run carnival. They have shows, concerts, a cook off, and a carnival. Looking forward to it!

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap tuition! It costs more to live in the dorms but it can be done :) scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    They have sporting events, their football team was really good this past season. I have never been inside the rec center but have heard it was really nice. You can go there to swim, work out, and just relax. They have a nail salon on campus as well. How cool is that? :) You can join one of the many clubs too which I plan on doing.

    Food and Dining

    I've only eaten at the Moody Towers fresh food company during a college day and it's really good! They make the food right in front of you and there's a big variety of stuff to eat. There is a restaurant called Eric's which is student run by the Conrad Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. They have another restaurant called Barron's that is also student run by the College of HRM. They Have Cougar Grounds, a student run coffee shop. They have McAlister's which I ate at during a campus tour...it was good just a little expensive but I guess that's all schools! They have other restaurants as well. They have on campus markets so you won't have to go off campus to buy essentials.

    Dorm Life

    They have Cougar Village, which is a dorm only for the freshmen. They are actually building a second Cougar Village. Moody Towers is a dormitory for freshmen and sophomores. And of course they have apartments for the upperclassmen. They really do encourage students to live on campus. :)

    Academic Rigor

    They are Tier One so academics should be great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Try to graduate in the top ten percent of your class and you. are eligible for a scholarship! Even if you don't graduate in the top ten percent maintain a good GPA and good grades and you could Aalso be eligible for scholarships:)

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a great school. They are Tier One just like UT and A&M. Also, they are one of the most ethnically diverse schools in the country!

  • 06/20/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Join Coog Crew! Attend special events held on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options for food that you can eat something different everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Staying on campus makes it much easier to access all that the school has to offer. The dorms are also beautiful and very comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are big and some are small. Student must be prepared for classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want the large campus life, this is the school for you. Stay focused because there are many activities to become involved with.

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing. There is a vast amount of majors. It offers a student many options when it comes to their future.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Some of the courses are worth the money but some aren't either because of the professor or the quality of the course.

    Food and Dining

    Food as good. There is a lot of variety in what you can eat

    Dorm Life

    Newly renovated but safety is questionable

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers have different policies on what they consider a passing or failing grade

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard Enjoy campus life Make the most of everything

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    introverts, extroverts and overall simple and down to earth students.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can go to the Student Center. You could go to the library. You could go to the gym.

    Academic Rigor

    Like anything else in life, nothing good comes easy. Good grades or even passing grades require time and a bit of effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need to remain focus. They need to prioritize. They also need to be self-disciplined.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a multicultural school. It has a wonderful staff. The university also offers up to the minute great technological advance.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have been having some safety issues lately but are working to fix those by adding more security and police presence on campus.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of opportunities to join frats or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    More clubs than I can count, so you will be sure to find one that suits you. They have activities almost weekly so there are plenty of fun things to do on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot for how much you pay in tuition. It is not nearly as high as some area schools.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is situated near downtown Houston, so there is never a shortage of things to do. From clubs to plays to the ballet to sporting events, there is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of tasty and affordable options both on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    They have a variety of different dorms that are spaced pretty evenly around campus. They all look great, but lately have been having some issues with safety, which they are currently working on.

    Academic Rigor

    In your classes, you learn a lot but it never feels like they are just giving you facts to give you facts. All of the information feels very relevant and useful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you come to class early to get a good parking spot and time to walk to your class.

    In three sentences

    The university is great. I love the atmosphere and the classes. Great public transportation.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Greek Life

    Awesome

    Great for these types of students

    Multi-racial and friendly

    What to do for fun

    Swimming, bowling and watching school games.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early.

    In three sentences

    Motivating, enriching and impactful.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Wouldn't know, not in one yet. Hope to be in one soon.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone really!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Jumping into our fountain when exciting things are happening for any sport. Cougar Red Friday: wearing a red t-shirt on Fridays and dissing people who aren't.

    What to do for fun

    Going to sporting events, hanging out at the rec, walking around the campus and admire the beauty.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are into sports join Coog Crew because everyone there is always fun to be around and love sports as much as you. If not there is always some kind of group to join, get out there and at least join one group.

    In three sentences

    I love going here! The sports are always fun and exciting to go to and there are many professors that make learning fun. There is a reason why it is a tier one university.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    At PGH there is the campus safety which has over 300 security cameras that are visible on PGH. There are many Campus Police Call Boxes which is a direct call to the on campus police and they will be at that call box immediately if pressed. Also, all of our campus police are HPD trained and certified officers.

    Greek Life

    I dont really know much about Greek Life but i do know that there are many fraternity and sorority that represent many things such as: race, major, etc. Its best to find one that fits you perfectly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is this place called PGH which the main location for organizations to be out and recruit students. There are over 400 different student organizations and it takes 3 students to start a new organization. It is also One of the most highly populated areas on campus student will see other students daily throwing the football, relaxing, or throwing a frisbee. Its great!

    Great for these types of students

    The Campus Recreation & Wellness Center is great for students, there is a Multi-Million dollar facilities including 5 gyms (Basketball, Volleyball, & Badminton); an outdoor soccer field; indoor Olympic size swimming pool; outdoor recreation pool; weight room; and 3 group class studios.Students can rent out a locker in the locker room per semester or per year for a nominal fee. Membership to UH students is FREE. A important fact, when the Olympic board looked into Houston as a host city for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, our indoor facility was considered to host all Olympic swimming events! It is our are home of the University Intramural Office Flag Football, Basketball, Wii Sports, Badminton, Dodgeball and State difference between UH Club Sports and Intramural Sports!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite tradition is how the cougar mascot got her name, SHASTA. They were gointg to name her spiritana but they didnt like the way it sound. so they thought about raguoc, cougar spelled backwards but they didnt like that either, they they thought, she has to have a cage, she has to have a winning ball club, she has to, she has to, sha-s-sta. And thats how the cougar got her name.

    Bang for the buck

    The University has a great athletic success. For example, We had 77 Olympians and 71 NCAA National Championships,AP 18th Ranked Football Program, In 2013, we were in the Top 25 Ranked Men's Basketball Recruiting Class, In 2012 the Preseason Top 25 Ladies Softball Program, and last but not least we became the recent addition to the Big East Conference.

    What to do for fun

    Being that there is over 400 organizations, its best to get involved with them. after a long day of studying, an organization with many people would be fun to go to!

    Food and Dining

    Like a lot of people, I am certainly not cooker; in fact I do not like cooking at all. Having the dining Services at the University is great. the food is delicious and I can go eat and hang with my new friends at the dining hall at any time. I also enjoyed rolling out of my dorm bed and walking down to grab a bite in the dining hall whenever I please.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus was amazing! I was able to break out of my comfort zone and learn to talk to other students. Meeting other students was my way to join study groups and organizations. I also loved not having to look for parking in the morning and waking up 30 minutes before class and making on time.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Houston has free tutoring for all U of H students. For me the tutoring center became my best friend, it is always accessible and helpful! Because of the tutoring center i managed to keep a 3.9 G.p.a. We are also 1 of 3 in Texas as a Tier one University.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Houston is huge and welcoming. The students and staff are so helpful, you will feel like you are apart of the cougar family immediately. The university became a Tier one school so the degrees are worth, more its awesome!

    In three sentences

    The University is an awesome college because of its diversity and its organizations. you are able to interact with other people and find out more about different cultures. There is also over 400 organizations and you could join as many as you like and also create your own and make it a legacy at the school.

  • 06/28/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    The recreation center and the satellite are very entertaining.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is so amazing!

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should get involved. They should be resourceful.

    In three sentences

    It is a really big school, and there are so many organizations within the school. There is a lot of school spirit. Even the teachers have a lot of school spirit

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Surrounding Houston area. Recreation center. Campus pub, arcade center, nail salon/tanning, barber shop, clubs, intramural sports, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    UH is ranked top three for having the hardest classes to obtain an A in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! UH has so much to offer for any students preferences.

    In three sentences

    The best bang for your buck! If you want diversity, UH has it! Great professors, beautiful campus, and gets greater each year.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I'll admit that U of H isn't in the best part of Houston, but I have never felt unsafe on campus, even while walking alone at night. If you ever feel the need you can call campus security to escort you anywhere if you are alone, and there are blue light security boxes that call for help stationed all over campus.

    Greek Life

    I am a sorority girl and I can't tell you how much I love my sorority and Greek life, I don't know what i'd do without it. The Greek like at U of H is definitely not as big or as popular as it is at other schools, but the Greek community is fun and super involved and it is quickly growing, most chapters are raising their quotas. there are 6 sororities and 11 fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    One of the biggest pieces of advice I can give is to get involved, its the only way you are going to really get a feel for the school and make lasting friendships. There are so many clubs to choose from there is really something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking for diversity is in the right place, its one of the most diverse schools in the nation. you will also find smaller class sizes than other schools which is nice. Open-minded people will do well here, because you come across all types of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On Fridays during football season we wear red and we obviously tailgate hard for every football game. Every organization on campus has its own traditions so I urge you to get involved. For example, Terry Scholars jump in the fountain in the middle of campus as part of their initiation. Every semester during finals they have free all night pancakes and massages in the library, its a blast.

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely believe that at University of Houston you are getting the most value out of your investment in your education. The tuition is very competitive with other schools in the state, especially when you keep in mind that its the third largest school in Texas and its a Tier One university.

    What to do for fun

    There are always on-campus events being hosted that you can visit (tons of free food and t-shirts). One particular one I remember was Winter Wonderland during winter finals where there was fake snow and you could go sledding, it was pretty fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are two all-you-can-eat style dining halls on campus and one that is currently under construction. There is always a lot to choose from and the food doesn't taste like cafeteria food, its cooked in front of you so you know what's in it. There are also restaurant options like Chick-fil-a, Subway, Taco Bell and many others.

    Dorm Life

    Though there are many on campus housing opportunities, U of H remains a large commuter school. I lived in the freshman dorms (suite style living) my first year and loved it and I am currently living in my sorority house. There are on campus options from single dorms, suite style dorms, public and private bathrooms, and on-campus apartments and town homes.

    Academic Rigor

    U of H was recently named a Tier One university for its academics, making the third school in Texas with this title. There is a huge selection of majors and minors and several award winning professors in every field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to the Honors College if you want to challenge yourself and be eligible for more scholarships. I also recommend living in the dorms your first year and having a car on campus is really helpful.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is an up-and-coming school in Texas. Academics are challenging and competitive, especially in the Honors College and the student body is extremely diverse. The overall environment is welcoming and there's always interesting things to do both on campus and in the city.

  • 06/29/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    They have over 50 emergency poles put up all over campus, never think twice about pressing the closest one you see if you feel like you're in any danger. Also, don't forget to flip your cougar card over and call the UHPD!!! 713-743-3333!

    Bang for the buck

    Go to the bookstore located in the UC and buy microsoft office for only $14.00 plus tax! You save over $330!, buy used books!, and open an account with woodforest bank, they waive so many fees for UH students since they're our school sponsored bank, it's ridiculous!

    What to do for fun

    I love going to the REC center and playing all kinds of sports there from basketball, volleyball, racket ball, badminton, and even swimming in the outdoor and indoor swimming pools!

    Food and Dining

    I would get ate lifestyle 160 plan, because you end up not eating full meals in the dining areas in college as much as you thought you would, because you'll get caught up in everything else.

    Dorm Life

    Really great! Make very good friends with your roommate and fellow suite-mates, you never know when a friend can come in handy when you accidentally over sleep in the morning.

    Academic Rigor

    Never stop studying and always persevere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be over prepared for New Student Orientation, take a personal tour with an upperclassmen that you know of all the buildings your classes will be in, and apply for as many scholarships as you possibly can!

    In three sentences

    I really like the campus environment. I like the architectural designs of the buildings. I love my fellow students I have met there so far.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is usually events happening during the week around the University Center and many of the students make it a festival for others to enjoy. The students would pass out T-shirts or give away freebies as well as having bake sales and cooking events for students to purchase, if they desire something different from the selections inside the dining area.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is awesome! There are so many options to choose from and different areas to get what you're craving. There is Chik-Fil-A, Chinese food, Sushi, Subway, Build your own burgers, Barbeque and so many more! It's really neat besides normal cafeteria food you have eaten from high school!

    Dorm Life

    Many others have enjoyed the dorm life. I, for one, have not experienced it. Friends of mine like the dorm life and seem to enjoy living on campus. If that is what you seek, then go for it! The campus has such a great feel to it! It's really awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the professors at University of Houston are here to help you with your goals to be whatever career you're looking into. They are here to help us with future jobs in the world to helping us get into the graduate programs if you desire that path.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking into attending this University, you will not be disappointed. This is one of the best campus to be on. You will meet many friendly faces and even have some unique individuals that can be a part of your life. You will definitely enjoy being a Cougar at University of Houston! GO COOGS!

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a very diverse campus filled with many different faces. The campus has a very unique feel to it. Being in this campus allows you take in every prospect you can imagine.

  • 07/02/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is great for safety but if you feel there is any possible trouble head towards one of the warning sirens and use the alarm.

    Clubs and Activities

    PROMES is a great organizaton to join in the Engineering Schools, it has workshops for difficult subjects and lots more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rub the paw of the cougars behind the Ezekiel building they are supposed to bring good luck, after a certain football game.

    Bang for the buck

    Make sure that you meet with your professors after hours too in your major since most of them are people who are at the peak of there areas of expertise.

    What to do for fun

    The Recreational Center or better known as The Rec is an awesome place to hang out and shoot some hoops and go rock climbing!

    Food and Dining

    The food places are awesome! Two Chick-Fil-A's make it twice the better!

    Dorm Life

    Have yet to experience it but I already my dorm mate and he's a third year undergrad whose super cool so I'm expecting a great dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I won't lie, life gets harder so does UH but you will learn to deal with it since its such a great school

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with the community even if you want that perfect 4.0, it'll help you establish future contacts

    In three sentences

    Two words, Tier One, that makes it immediately one of the best possible schools out there to go to.

  • 07/03/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    In the University Center, bottom floor, there is a game room with DDR, ping pong tables, pool tables and bowling lanes. The football games are always fun. Also at the Recreation Center there is a lot of fun stuff to do including: the rock wall, racquetball and squash ball courts, ping pong tables, basketball courts and probably fun classes to join.

    Food and Dining

    I think the cafeteria food at the dorms, although edible, isn't very tasty; however, some people think it tastes great.

    Dorm Life

    The only dorms I've lived in are The Moody Towers. Sometimes, especially during the weekend, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night because obnoxious people would be outside the dorms blasting their car stereos and the police never seemed to stop them. I would suggest, a month prior to the start of the semester, to find someone who is also planning on attending the same school as you and that you are comfortable sharing a room with, and to request a two-person room with that person. To be honest, I would rather live at home than live at the Towers.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the core classes that I took were decent, except Core-U.S. History, which I failed. It was far from easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have the time, join clubs and organizations, especially ones that are related to your major. This will connect you with like-minded peers that are focused on their career and also boost your resume. When you feel stressed out, instead of getting drunk or high, go to the Recreation Center and let out that stress by exercising. Another tip to reduce stress: get at least 6 hours of sleep every night. And avoid distractions or people who will distract you from school work.

    In three sentences

    Most of the students are friendly and have school spirit, although the neighboring (ghetto) community is not ideal, considering the fact that someone stole my bike while I was on campus. There are a lot of things to do on campus, including, working out at the Rec Center, attending sports games, looking at an art gallery or Arch projects, and hanging out with friends at the University Center. Overall, campus life can be fun, but you must find a balance between work and play.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty great, but outside of campus is not so great. At night, you don't want to go outside of the campus

    Greek Life

    A lot of those. But like I said I don't like going to Parties and things

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs, but I don't go because they have lots of parties, and I don't really like parties.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a school where you can walk and study outside.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are 2 cougar statues in the center of the campus, and it's a tradition to touch their paws before a home game or a big test for a good luck. Also Friday is a red-out day for 4.0 GPA for 4 years.

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said, lots of Job opportunities. Also they offer a lot of scholarships and aids.

    What to do for fun

    There is a nice gym with almost everything. And there are lots of job opportunities on campus that are willing to work with your class schedule.

    Food and Dining

    Moody Tower dining hall is the nicest. It's really clean and well designed. Food quality is pretty good, but if you don't like it you can go to other restaurants on campus which don't really cost much.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm is definitly encouraged but only in Cougar Villages or Calhoun Loft. Other dorms are a bit dangerous and dirty. Calhoun is only for upper classmen; it is one of the nicest dorms I've seen.

    Academic Rigor

    UH has recently been selected as one of Tier One university along with Texas A&M and UT Austin. UH academic level is rising.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is big, so when you choose classes, you'll need to consider where the class is located at as well as what time it starts and ends.

    In three sentences

    The older students I've met at the campus were really nice to all the freshmen. The campus itself is very clean. The professors have passion for teaching and they actually try to get close with their students.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wear red on Fridays to show your cougar pride.

    What to do for fun

    Go to football games, check out the gym and recreation center, and keep an eye out for music events.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need to take chemistry take Dr. Bott. Trust me on this one. Go to as many school events as you can. You may find something you really like and it can help you get into graduate school later. Have fun!

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is growing as a school. Sports are a lot of fun and there are plenty of extra curricular activities available. It's definitely worth looking at if you want to live in Houston and attend school.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police, who their best to protect our campus. At night, you can get escorted to your vehicle if you'd like.

    Greek Life

    The University of Houston has multiple Greek Organizations for you to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm currently a member of multiple clubs on campus. It has everything you can possibly look for, from organizations that specialize in your major, to Greek organizations, to ethnic organizations. UofH is very supportive of its student organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Houston is such a diverse city that it will have a bit of everything for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year, we have Homecoming and Frontier Fiesta. Tailgating is also big on our campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Houston boasts one of the cheapest tuition with quality staff.

    What to do for fun

    There are always plays and shows hosted by our school theater, as well as a number of on campus student organizations.

    Food and Dining

    Moody Towers has been featured as one of the best dorm cafeterias in the nation. On campus, we also have fast food restaurants, food trucks, and a campus pub.

    Dorm Life

    There have been many recent renovations to our campus, including a new Freshman dorm and a Loft.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are constantly challenging you to go above and beyond.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your time to discover a major that you love. You will always find satisfaction in going to class if the subject is something that interests you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a great diverse campus, with amazing and qualified staff members. In my years here, I have been challenged by my coursework. I have also had the luxury of building extensive bonds with my peers and professors.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Many options to choose from

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone that wants to meet new people from all walks of life.

    What to do for fun

    The question is not what to do for fun, its whats not to do for fun. There are many on campus activities and events such as concerts and plays. Not to mention the city of Houston is one of the livest cities in the country.

    Food and Dining

    There are several food options on this campus, you will never have trouble finding something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    University of Houston is in the center of one of the most lively cities in the country. There is always something to do and people to meet. Housing on this campus is continuing to expand and grow.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is a perfect balance of challenge and understanding. There are many campus sources that can help you in any are you may have difficulty in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please consider attending this university. Go to a tour , sit in at a lecture, and get a copy of the school catalog.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is one of the most diverse, exhilarating and insightful schools in the country. This school offers a little bit of everything for every one and is truly an environment that nurtures young adults.

  • 07/09/2012

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early!

    In three sentences

    Amazing theater program, and theater director.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is in the hood!!!! LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS!

    Clubs and Activities

    any club you can imagine

    Great for these types of students

    eveeryone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On Friday's you have to wear red shirts......it is a requirment. some teachers require it.

    Bang for the buck

    It will cost you the same as UT, A&M, Texas Tech. Its about 20 grand a year, so make the most of it because you can have a lot of fun.

    What to do for fun

    Football games!

    Food and Dining

    Amazing food

    Dorm Life

    Cougar village for freshmen the rest are not the best.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes will be hard just look at rate my professor and see first.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to SI classes. Make sure you live in the Cougar Village, get school spirit, visit the campus first, and GO COUGS!!

    In three sentences

    4.5 out of a 5. their is a lot of consturction on campus. the campus is deverse and everyone is friendly.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on campus so finding something isn't the problem!

    Food and Dining

    It's alright, it's edible to eat but there are other places to eat at

    Dorm Life

    It's great, you'll never be bored and it's always fun. It's just pricey.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are someone good but the prices aren't. We pay as much and possibly even more than some school in Texas for alright education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students will love on campus life if they stay. There is always something going on so you won't be bored and if you're worried about making friends you'll always find someone.

    In three sentences

    University is a great school; school spirit, beautiful campus and Tier One Status. The teacher's are great and everyone is so friendly. It is one of the best places to be if you want to fun in & out of the classroom.

  • 07/14/2012

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Some of my few friends who currently attends the University has told me that the programs are tough. But I think that, it doesn't matter which University; the programs are supposed to be challenging so the students will be realizing what they are capable of by the end of the course.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is rated the best in the town. It has one of the best Pharmacology program which I am planning to get into. After a long research I found out that the University good teachers who could help me out throughout my academic life there.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is good. There are campus shuttles to take you to parking lots and phone lines around campus in case of emergency and campus cops as well. I do not ever feel in danger being on campus late at night after practice.

    Greek Life

    There is a large selection of Greek life on campus at UH, from ones for select majors, to community service groups, to hang out groups.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs whether your looking for study groups, religious clubs, community service groups, sports clubs, or just hanging out there is a group for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type

    Bang for the buck

    This is an amazing school. I do not regret not going somewhere else.

    What to do for fun

    There are many places to hang out depending on what you call fun,but there is always events at the religious center, free movie presentations, a bowling alley, game center, an amazing rec center( including rock wall, full pool indoor and outdoor, volleyball court, tennis court, basketball court, racquetball court,...) there are never ending activities to do.

    Food and Dining

    Many different restaurants to go to one campus which are good and you can use cougar cash at and there is also the cafeterias which you can use your meal swipes on and are buffets.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice, there is a large selection of dorms from simple college dorms to ones which are close to apartments and condos.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard but they are about average with most universities but you just have to speak to your professors, most are willing to help if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get active in programs whether sports or academics.

    In three sentences

    UH is a really nice school whether you are a commuter student or you live on the campus. They have many student activities going on all the time, amazing sports and academic programs. There are always places you can going on campus for whatever your need is and there is always help.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    parking is bad

    In three sentences

    its great

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security couldn't be better! There is an on campus police force enforcing around campus and there are emergency call buttons in case anything happens located all around campus. Dorms are especially secure as there are staff members keeping an eye and monitoring any suspicious activity that may go on!

    Greek Life

    Greek life holds a major part of the institutes pride and culture! There is an abundant amount of greek organizations where they are really friendly and none of that so called hazing activity. Greek life tends to be a brotherhood or sisterhood where people with common ideology bond together and enjoy school life together. They party hard as well as work hard and help each other out to make sure they are on the right course.

    Clubs and Activities

    The variety of clubs and activities is huge! There are over 400 student organizations so surely you can find one that fits you. If you go to any organizations the members accept you warmly and will give you a spectacular tour of their activities.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Houston is great for everyone as it is full of diversity. There is culture from all over the world at this campus so definitely you can find a place you'll fit in!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our school definitely shows a lot of pride and tradition! Ever Friday it is Cougar Red Friday where all the students where RED to show their school pride! We also have a pancake night during finals week where it is a tradition to help students relieve stress. During that event there is massages, free drinks and pancakes!

    What to do for fun

    At the University of Houston there is an Arcade which is a great hangout place between friends and colleagues. There you can have a drink with friends or play some bowling, pool and a variety of arcade games!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining options are excellent! You can choose from fast food dining or a buffet where there are chefs that will prepare dishes with a large variety to choose from. They make accommodation for vegetarians and vegans too! While the chefs are in the cooking process you can also make special requests to the way you want the dish cooked depending on complicity.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a must, if you don't live on campus you are simply depriving yourself of the full college life experience. By living in the dorms you have access to so many activities and the convenience is a definite great value!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes vary from hard and easy depending on what your major is. In the end it comes down to how much work you put into the classes, if you spend a fair amount of time studying and preparing then you'll do amazing!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to join organizations, there you will make life long friends that will be there for you and help you in college!

    In three sentences

    The free flowing ideas at the University of Houston is spectacular. The University of Houston itself is a melting pot full of diversity and large exchange of ideas. You can only be simply amazed by the awesome staff this college has!

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    good parties

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    when your diversified nothings is unusual

    Bang for the buck

    all in all

    What to do for fun

    campus pub

    Food and Dining

    i feel like a college student should..exposed

    Dorm Life

    i've never lived on campus but i've visited friends who do.

    Tips for prospective students

    explore as much as possible

    In three sentences

    fun. fantastic. diversity.

  • 07/18/2012

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

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are two cougars on campus that have the tradition of being rubbed before a big test or game to give a person luck.

    What to do for fun

    From orientation and walking on campus it seems like there is plenty to do for fun from joining many different clubs to being in a fraternity.

    Food and Dining

    At New Student Orientation, they fed us at one of the on campus food places and it was absolutely delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Again, I am not sure about dorm life because I haven't started living there yet.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not quite sure about the academic rigor because my classes haven't started yet this year

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend applying early and getting signed up for classes as soon as possible to get the best teachers. Also, apply for tons of scholarships to help lower the cost for college.

    In three sentences

    The school is very diverse, one of the most diverse in the country. Also, everyone is so friendly when you visit the campus. I decided to go to the school after a great first time on the campus.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    GO CLIMB THE ROCK WALL AT THE REC CENTER, it's awesome! There is also a game room at the University Center with lots of games to play including bowling.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing. The part of UH dining I love most is the buffet-style dining that gives you lots of healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms yet, and one of the reasons is because they are just too expensive for my liking. Also, lower level dorms are not too spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    Something about U of H's faculty, classrooms, libraries and labs just makes me want to study study study, and all the learning and studying pays off tremendously. It's a wonderful academic environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, get involved, get involved. Be proactive about joining societies relevant to your major early on as they have a lot of resources to help you in your academics like study groups advice on lectures and other good stuff. They are also there to make you feel welcome and to create a sense of community and belonging. One more thing, if you do everything your lecturer tell you to do, and you turn stuff in on time, you're good to go, so strive to do that.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of one to ten, U of H is a nine because they are an institution that is really about the students; the staff are friendly and really want to help any way that they can, the students are also the same way about each other. In terms of academics, there are tons of resources to help the students, virtual and otherwise, and U of H is a tier one research university. The one point that is missing on the scale is because of living expenses which are pretty high on campus.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The university has great dining areas and are expanding the university center.

    Dorm Life

    Many students who attend this university are commuting students.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is pretty big and you have to walk out doors to get to other building on campus, since it is located in Houston always carry an umbrella! Also attend campus activities to get to know other students and start building your network.

    In three sentences

    I love U of H the school has a multiculturalism student body. They have many facilities that are free for students to get tutorials. I recommend students to look into this aspiring Tier One University.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    its alright

    Clubs and Activities

    naba nsa

    Great for these types of students

    likes diversity

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we wear red on fridays

    Bang for the buck

    lots of things to do! nice recreation center

    What to do for fun

    many things like movie nights games nights and free food!

    Tips for prospective students

    pay attention in class

    In three sentences

    it is awesome

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cougar Red Friday, wear red on Fridays... show you school spirit and there may be an opportunity for you to win prizes!

    What to do for fun

    There's always something fun to do on campus, whether its something hosted by RHA or an organization on campus. Just keep your ears open and your eyes peeled and you'll find something fun that you like to do!

    Food and Dining

    Fresh food company was recently renovated, I hear mixed reviews. But really is just personal preference. If a TSU student comes and asks for a swipe... Don't give it to them (unless you want to). Cougar Cash is a life saver! They are also renovating the UC, but there's going to be awesome places to eat in there when they are done!

    Dorm Life

    I personally struggled with my academics while living on campus. However there are pros and cons to living on campus. Your'e close to most events and services offered by UH. There is also the social aspect, I met my best friend my freshman year in the Towers. Be prepared, the RA's can be your biggest supporters, go to them they can help.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at UH can be very difficult in demanding. Which is a good thing if you're prepared for it. Ratemyprofessor.com is a great tool for picking a professor who suits your schedule and is not a tough grader.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find an upperclassmen or a mentor. College can be difficult, it makes it easier if you have help from someone who knows the ropes and can keep you on the right track! It's easy to slip up in your freshman year and it's always a plus to have someone like you to talk to and share experiences with.

    In three sentences

    UH is wonderful school! The campus, the athletics, the academics... all Tier 1. There is no other school I'd rather be at!

  • 07/22/2012

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Simply great for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pride is represented by folding the thumb over the ring finger. GO COOGS!

    Bang for the buck

    UH also provides with financial aid which is great for upcoming students.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are always available to make sure every student is healthy and ready to learn.

    Dorm Life

    UH provides great dorm facilities with numerous options.

    Academic Rigor

    Huge competition, but a little hard work definitely pays of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and keep up your grades to reach high achievements.

    In three sentences

    A Tier One University of among the best educational facilities in Texas. A great undergraduate college with numerous opportunities. Wouldn't wanna be any where else! GO COOGS!

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Biking, Shopping, Studying, theatre

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all of your paperwork turned in early and do not expect any help from the admissions office

    In three sentences

    The University Of Houston has a beautiful campus with lots of activities. Their at the admissions office offers some of the worst service I have ever Experienced. All in all UH is a great school and I rate it 4 stars.

  • 07/23/2012

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

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    Dorm Life

    I do not stay at the dorms, however when I attend my orientation I stayed in a dorm. Compared to other dorms I have seen I would say that the dorm life it top notch. Its clean, big rooms, and nice looking.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe the University of Houston rivals any school when it comes to academic rigor. It has come a long way from where it used to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the campus before you decide to go, even though I know you will love it, just go and digest the environment. All the people here are prideful and happy to be part of the cougar way.

    In three sentences

    I believe the University of Houston is currently one of the best colleges you can attend. This school surprised me with its school spirit and Cougar pride. I would definitely encourage anyone looking for a great education with a college experience to attend U of H.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Volleyball :) and various other sports and clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On Friday every student wears some sort of red UH shirt. Friday's are known as Cougar Friday.

    What to do for fun

    There are a plethora of fun things to do at The University of Houston. If you are the athletic type you can enjoy a nice nice workout at the rec center. There are various clubs to join that are fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is absolutely amazing! I also love the fat that a Chick-fil-a is placed on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at The University of Houston is wonderful. Living on campus is a great decision because you get to meet new people and engage in random, but fun, student life activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Houston's academics is ranked amongst the best so it's only fitting they have classes and programs designed to stretch the mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go into college with an open mind and some confidence. Know what you have to do in order to meet important deadlines. Become very familiar with your academic advisor as they are there to help you on your path to grduation. Join clubs!

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston has the best business school for Hotel/Motel Management and Entrepreneurship. The University of Houston also is a great school for undergraduates. The school spirit at The University of Houston is wonderful and inspiring.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Amazing

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the game room.

    In three sentences

    Educative Entertaining Fun

  • 07/27/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    University of Houston is still a pretty big campus, so of course there would have to be security. It's not overwhelming as to where you can't glance at someone without a security person running after you. You're treated as respectable adults, so you would be given some space and still feel safe. There are many Emergency telephone booths scattered all around campus in case someone needs to call for an emergency on campus and no one is around.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of different clubs on campus, it's crazy. There are sports, dance clubs, student government and a lot more. If there's something that you would like to do, all you need two friends and a little bit of money and you can start up your own club. The only hard part is finding something that hasn't been done yet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love their Cougar Paw tradition. Every time there is a final or a test coming up, students would go to the two cougar statues in front of the Cullen building and rub their paws for good luck. The same goes for a football game or any sports competition.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do at UH. If you're not in class, there's the Recreation and Wellness Center for you to work out or check up on yourself. There's food all over if all you want to do is try it. There's even the Religion center for those students who want to have fun in a more secluded, quiet way. There are tons of clubs and things to explore, so it won't take long to find something to do (if you have the time for it in the first place).

    Food and Dining

    The meals at Fresh Foods by the Moody Towers is delicious and they have all sorts of variety. If you are vegetarian, they have things for you. If you just want a bowl of cereal for dinner, you can too. There are all sorts of dining facilities all around campus, and they just opened three different Food Trucks outside of the Student Center while some restaurants are being renovated. I haven't tried them personally but they're very popular either way.

    Dorm Life

    I've spent a whole week in the dorms. The newest dorms are very clean. (I was lucky enough to have a room to myself.) The dormitories seem like a very homey place and everyone actually takes care of where they're living (which is a big surprise). The only thing is, the rooms get a bit cold at night and if you don't know how to work the air, you might get sick pretty quickly. Though I'm not going to be living on campus, I would definitely go to their Cougar Village dorms (freshmen only, sorry).

    Academic Rigor

    Although the school might seem a bit easier than most to get into, each individual college has its own requirements. You may have to audition or have test scores completely separate from the ones you entered the school with. It has a more competitive surrounding within the campus itself, but you won't be overwhelmed by it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get everything done beforehand. If you have questions, go to the Welcome Center. There, they'll direct you on who to talk to about whatever you're wondering. If you already signed up for classes, a good thing to do is find them, explore campus. Take the time to know where you're going and how long it takes BEFORE school starts. It makes so much difference.

    In three sentences

    It really seems like an amazing campus to go to. Sometimes their staff isn't too friendly, but they do get things done.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Hundreds of organizations to choose from!

    What to do for fun

    The football games are the best way to get out and socialize. Houston is a big city, and its very overwhelming. They have great places to shop like Memorial City, Sugarland, Pearland and even downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Having a meal plan and cougar cash does help. There are plenty of places on campus to grab a quick bite, and the cafeterias are comfortable to dine and study.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it. There are plenty of people and it gives you a great opportunity to network. Its great to live on campus and its very convenient.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have everything done with financial aid, housing,and parking. Choose your classes wisely and speak with an advisor.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is one of the most diverse schools. The school spirit is outrageous and there is plenty to be involved in. There are so many places and things to do in Houston you will never want to stop being a Coog!

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I'm not at all in the social scene of the college life. I really just go to school and try to focus on that, but school is already fun enough for me.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but I heard from friends that the security is not enough.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes that I have are very challenging. It pushes you to really learn how to study the right way. Throughout high school, I really didn't need to study because I just knew the materials when it came down to taking the exams or quizzes. But once I got into college, it was completely different. You don't just remember stuff anymore. You really do need to buckle down and learn the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a first time college student, then I would suggest getting into the habit of studying hard and don't let your social life influence your grades. You should also try to find a way to engage in your class lectures and notes. Being engage will help you stay focus, and you'll be able to get more out of the class than you expect.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is the place to go when you want to surround yourself among people of different cultures, background, and originality. There are many opportunities for students to get involve and to improve themselves. The campus is also very welcoming.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus life is very secure. There are alot cameras all across the campus and safey measures have been installed to increase the safety of every student.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are alot of different clubs and organization that you can join. We have organization from every different cultures, religions, any particular field that you are interested in. There are alot of options to choose from based on one's need and desire.

    What to do for fun

    There are alot of activities you can do for fun ranging from working out, to baseball courts and football and soccer fields, hanging out with oyur friends, and joining any of sports clubs and teams for extra curricular activities.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is the speciality of the campus. you can eat all different kinds of ffods from different culture and tradition at a very affordable price. And, it's delicious hhhhmmmm.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life gives a totally different perspective of lifestyle. it's close to your classes, affordable, and highly renovated to your convenience.

    Academic Rigor

    I would definitly give a high academic performance in each aspect from classes to library, computer labs, and offices and everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend each and everyone of you to attend this university not because I go there, but beacause the institution speaks for itslef.

    In three sentences

    University Of Houston currently considered as one of the best schools in the nation. It has students from all over the world. the cost is reasonable and the staff, faculty are so impressive in what they do. Now, it has a Tier One status to go with it. professors are very helpful and help their student succeed in every way possible. the environment is pleasant. Additionally, it's one of the greeeniest campus.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    University of Houston is an AWESOME school.

    What to do for fun

    For fun students can choose from attending sport tournaments to exercising in a gym. University of Houston offers a Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in which students can play sports, exercise, participate in special classes, and much more. Students can also attend seasonal football, soccer, baseball and many other sport tournaments.

    Food and Dining

    Great food is offered around every corner of University of Houston. Dining options include Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut and a lot more, in addition to traditional residence-hall restaurants. The meal plans are flexible and there is even a Cougar Cash card which can be used to buy food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is really good with a lot of amenities being offered. The residence halls offer a wonderful and positive experience. Students have access to all the resources the residence hall has to offer, including quick access to the campus resources itself.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Houston has excellent majors/minors, and a vast variety of course, timing, and professor choices. The amount and quality of educational content in each of the courses if vigorous and allows the student to think critically, instead of just getting by. Students actually receive the opportunity to learn and grow.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all that University of Houston has to offer, for example the amazing tutoring centers. This campus is growing day by day, and more new and exciting buildings and academic opportunities are arising everyday. Study hard, and University of Houston will help make you a successful student.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a really well-defined, and nice campus. The professors and staff members are always present to help students with any and every issue. Just recently, University of Houston was named as a Top-Tier Public Research University.

  • 07/31/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    If you're getting out of a class at night you can always call campus security to escort you to your vehicle or wherever your trying to go.

    Bang for the buck

    The meal plans have something for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of intramural sports, organizations, and activities. There's some of everything to do here so find what you like to do and go for it.

    Food and Dining

    Everywhere I've stopped to it is always good. The fresh food in the all-you-want cafeteria is my favorite.

    Dorm Life

    I will be staying in an on-campus loft and it truly is amazing. The plus side is that it came furnished.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I've seen the work is challenging, but doable if you are committed.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Know who your advisors are 2. Study 3. Know your instructors 4. Go to class

    In three sentences

    I start school in the fall semester, but so far the campus is amazing. The staff is really supportive to student needs and they really want to help you succeed. Last, but not least, the food is out of this world good.

  • 07/31/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    There are football games and tons of things to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is a fantastic buffet at Moody Towers.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    There appears to be a strenuous curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    You are going to walk a lot, so maybe it's best to leave your car at home and invest in a bike.And buy an umbrella. You don't want to get stuck in the rain.

    In three sentences

    It has a fantastic academic reputation. There are wonderful sports teams and living on campus opens up a lot of opportunities. There is a lot of ethnic diversity.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for out-doors types, people who like to hang out with their friends and eat.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are the Statues and the Stairs...two intriguing places on campus, as any U of H student will tell you. The Stairs, at night, are probably the most haunted-looking place on campus. They're near the alumni building, and it appears if they descend to hell. The Statues are very lifelike looking sculptures of the University's founders. Also creepy at night.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable for a major university.

    What to do for fun

    As with any college campus, if you put your mind to it, there'll always be something to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-minded, above everything else.

    In three sentences

    It's a wonderful school, with plenty to do, and plenty of opportunities.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    All the sports provide a break for the challenged work required in class.

    Food and Dining

    It's limited in quantity seeing as though this is a commuter school. It would be nice to see a greater variety of healthy food to combat the Freshman 15 and daily junk that college students eat.

    Dorm Life

    I have never experienced the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The challenging requirements of the professors is something to be proud of. You find yourself learning about life in an entry level math class. There are so many layers to each class and they call upon you to meditate, respond and embed these lessons into your life. No matter your major, you will be changed, individualized, and made confident of yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    When entering into this personal campus experience follow the creed of your heart. Educate, educate, educate yourself on the program you'd like to enroll into, the fees applied to you every year and class requirements. Reading is definitely fundamental here, miss one sentence and your proposed graduation date could fatally change.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is building up its credibility as we've become a Tier One school. They are great in the fields offered and post education vocational opportunities. Work should be done on the financial stability of students, the affordability of their parking, classes, amenities, and services needs to be evaluated and corrected.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's pretty safe. there are police everywhere. I sometimes walk around late on campus when I get off of work or I'm leaving the library. I've never had any issue getting to my dorm safely.

    Greek Life

    Unfortunately, I don't know much about this.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different organizations are available on campus. These depend on your major, ethnicity, religious beliefs, country of origin, personal interests, etc. They are all wonderful organizations and you should definitely join one.

    Great for these types of students

    People who love a huge crowd. Be prepared to have 150 people in your calculus class. People who love diversity. UH really does a great jobs of recognizing its diversity. There are also so many organizations for different ethnic groups and countries. They are a lot of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    It is really a great school. It has everything you could possibly need as a college student. I only gave UH three stars because of the recent increase in tuition. The schools has enforced a simpler (yet more expensive) way of calculating tuition. If your a freshman, you pay $280 per credit hour for in-state and $560 for out of state. For sophomores and up, it depends on your major.

    What to do for fun

    You can always go to the arcade for some fun. Play some pool or go bowling. The recreation is awesome and has both an indoor and outdoor pool. There are many sports to play there and also many fitness and sport lessons taught there.A lot ot things happen on campus and you just need to keep your eyes open for signs posted by the Student Board. If you can't find anything to do on campus, then just remember that you're in the wonderful city of Houston and just minutes away from downtown.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of restaurants on campus. There's Wendy', Subway, China Star, Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell, Einstein Bagels, Starbucks, a sushi place, and a whole lot more. There are two main cafeterias Fresh Food Company and Real Food Company. Real Food has awesome home-cooked meals while Fresh Food has average everyday meals. There's always a lot of variety and they always have a salad bar, sandwhich bar and cereal available to eat.

    Dorm Life

    If your a freshman, then try your best to sign up to live in Cougar Village. That's the best dorm on campus and it's only for freshmen. It was built very recently and they're even building another one which will open in Fall 2013. Cougar Village consists of suites. There are two rooms and a bathroom in each suite. Most of the suites have double rooms but a few have single rooms. Each floor is divided into North and South. Each half of the floor also has a kitchen, a lounge area with a TV, and two study areas. If you're not a freshman, the the Quadrangle and Moody Towers are your other options.I can;t rate the Quads because I haven't lived there but they are pretty run down from the exterior. Moody Towers is old but is always fixed up from time to time. It's more like the traditional dor. Several rooms and a floor with a large communal bathroom on each floor. The have both double and single rooms which are reasonably priced. Downstairs is the biggest cafeteria on campus, Fresh Food Company, which is open from 7am-10pm/12am depending on the day. There is a computer lab downstairs.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of competition on campus. There are so many majors available at Uh with so many intelligent people taking them. I find thus simply wonderful. In every class,, there are always a few students with broad knowledge to input in class discussions. I believe the university sets high academic standards but aren't difficult to pass as long as you work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Please apply for financial aid early. The earlier, the better. Don't wait for a week before the deadline. 2. Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you see something you don't understand on your myuh.uh.edu account then simply call the financial or enrollment services. Always get issues straightened out ASAP. 3. If you plan on living in the dorms, study your roommate very closely for the first two weeks. If you feel he/she is someone you can live with for the rest of the academic year, the GREAT! If they din't seem livable then ask for a room change ASAP. Whether you talk with your roommate or not, they can affect your grades. Your dorm is your home, and if your not happy there then it can really affect you. 4. Socialize, mix up, have fun! There are so many on-campus events. Take advantage of them. Try to have as much fun as you can ON-campus. It's cheaper and a reat way to socialize. 5. Take advantage of all the tutoring centers available on campus. They can really boost your grades up.

    In three sentences

    It is a very diverse tier one university that is improving by the second. There are so many changes going on. It is a university you wouldn't regret attending.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The usual locations on campus are the the library where everyone is always eating, talking and also learning all at the same time. Its a great place to get together with classmates to study and also hang out.

    Food and Dining

    The food at moody towers is delicious. They have a variety of foods for all different tastes and likes but also keeping the healthy food. Around campus there are many restaurants like subway, Chick-fil-a and many others that are perfect for on the go when you are in a hurry to get to class.

    Dorm Life

    Its has great dorms to choose from for all types of budgets and likes. It also gives the students an opportunity to interact more with other students and get involved in school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in many organizations as possible to meet new people and learn at the same time.

    In three sentences

    This University has great academic standards that help people like me be better prepared for a good career. It should be rated number one in the country because of its great values. This school is also a very high standard and wants every student to succeed.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Omega Delta Phi!

    What to do for fun

    Wellness Center. Greek Life. Intramural sports. Attend all school spirit events!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to everyone! This school provides an awesome networking opportunities to anyone who just applies themselves!

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a school filled with culture! Attending the school has taught me so much about every other culture that I was not accustomed to before I moved to Houston. You really learn how to truly value yourself as well as other people when you come here!

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are sign posts everywhere that you can press for security incidents, and response time is very fast.

    Clubs and Activities

    I've had the privilege of being a part of several organizations on campus, so I can say that it all depends on the organization. Some are more established that others to put it simply.

    Great for these types of students

    great for all kinds of students, unlike other universities where you might find a cult culture of students, U of H, like the city itself, has so many students from everywhere here.

    What to do for fun

    For fun and activities, well there is so much going on all the time. Join an organization, go bowling, or go to the arcade, the university is always having movie nights.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great!

    Dorm Life

    This also varies as there are several housing options. The university is in the process of upgrading their facilities and on-campus activities. Having stayed on campus for over a year I would suggest this, if you have a roommate, set some rules.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends, on your major. Some courses can be more difficult than others. At the same time it all depends on the commitment fdrom the student.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell prospective students to be involved on campus. There is so much to do and join, not being a part of something on campus puts you behind what everyone else is already doing.

    In three sentences

    The university has a great environment for commuters. Needs to hire more qualified advisers. U of H is a great up and coming Major university.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The night life is dangerous everywhere, even at UH.

    Great for these types of students

    Research oriented

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and organizations to join at UH. There is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The food options are plentiful and the taste is incredible. It takes all will power not to indulge everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you dorm the experience is different, some places are amazing while some of the older dorms tend to get negative comments thrown its way.

    Academic Rigor

    Over time the academic rigor has gone exponentially. This is now a school to be reckoned with. Despite not being as heavily funded as UT, A&M and Rice this is now a Tier One University.

    Tips for prospective students

    You may have heard that the University of Houston would be easy school, well let me tell you something, it may have been easier before but they're really stepping it up. If you want to really learn then this is place to do it.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is definitely one of a kind and the people are one of a kind as well. This school is one of the most diverse schools around the country and it's great to have so much. The students and professors here are some the best I've ever met, this is a great place to attend.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bowling, Going to Resteraunts, Football Games, Clubs...

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aggressive yet friendly if there is something that you need from one of the offices.

    In three sentences

    This university has many great programs. The students are very diverse. The campus is very beautiful.

  • 08/20/2012

    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 hang out with your friends at the events that the school offers like movie night, where we watch movies at night on a lawn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do everything on time, it makes a huge difference!

    In three sentences

    It's really large, but its a great school with a nice environment. I enjoy how the school has so many clubs, organizations, and there are many labs and tutors to receive help with school work.

  • 08/22/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec center and swim!! I joined the water polo intramural team and I am so excited to play.

    Food and Dining

    I ate a meal there and it was absolutely delicious. I am excited to see if it continues to be delicious by the end of the year.

    Dorm Life

    I love my roommate. Communal bathrooms might be uncomfortable for some people but I have no problems with it.

    Academic Rigor

    Engineering college is always extremely hard, but UH offers a lot of opportunities to excel in the real world since it offers connections to oil companies and manufacturing as well.

    In three sentences

    I am about to start my first semester at UH. I find it is a good place to develop skills in engineering in order to start a fruitful career in the field. The campus is beautiful, and Houston is a wonderful city.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Really safe, they have there own Police department and lots of security.

    What to do for fun

    going to the recreational Center has everything a person could want to be in sports and also many other fun things to do around camps.

    Food and Dining

    You have a BUFFET!! all you can eat!!! just be careful you can gain weight really fast.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really good, better than what I expected when i first got here.

    Academic Rigor

    It's great

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be scared to ask questions or for help and get a good understanding where everything is located.

    In three sentences

    Its an AMAZING University. It has alot of pride and honor. I wouldn't be at any other university .

  • 08/26/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    How is campus security?

    Greek Life

    What sororities are at UH?

    Food and Dining

    Hows the food? Is it tasteful?

    Dorm Life

    How are the dorms? Are they comfortable? Unisex, do you have your own bathroom or do you share a bathroom with the entire floor?

    Academic Rigor

    How are the teachers? Are they strict, laid back, etc?

    In three sentences

    This is one of the universities that I am looking at. Is this a good school for a psychology major.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Since the last year I had attended UH and continue to attend UH, the public school's safety maintains a high reputation in keeping their students safe and sound. At night, they offer go-cart rides to your car if you end of studying late. You can ask for a public safety officer to assist you to wherever you're going.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at the University of Houston varies in social fraternities and sororities and honorary fraternities. University of Houston has a wide range of different fraternities as well as sororities. The school is so diverse that it has every possible kind of fraternity or sorority that could fit you best.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again, University of Houston is a very diverse school allowing clubs and activities to expand in a wide variety. Since there is a broad range of clubs and activities, there are almost any that may fit you best.

    Great for these types of students

    Especially great for rising business majors in that the school offers a very diverse population. Being able to communicate in a wide range of different races allows it possible to engage in international business and create effective communication.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Friday, our school holds a strong tradition in that everyone wears their UH red T-shirt that they receive from football games, school events, and various organizational events. Everyone cheers to there proud red color and chant.

    Bang for the buck

    UH offers so much more than just a low tuition rate compared to many target schools as well as other top tier schools. They have so many opportunities they have to offer; however, just going to UH doesn't guarantee that you get all these opportunities. You have to be present for them also grasp them asap whenever you can. You can't just wait for it to come to you and get it thrown to your face, you have to chase it like your dreams.

    What to do for fun

    Usually what I do for fun around campus is go to one of our largest buildings which is the recreational center. It has indoor soccer, basketball courts, indoor outdoor swimming pools, diving decks, bat mitten courts, and various workout equipment you and your friends can use. Other is going to school held events.

    Food and Dining

    At the University of Houston, the freshman dining has a wide range of food every day. They have two dining halls which one is for junk foods and the other for gourmet and specially prepared food. They're both buffet based so its all you can eat. Make sure you don't engulf so much food or else you will get that freshman 15 in no time.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman's must experience dorm life at the University of Houston and should allow that you stay with someone completely random so you can socialize and build up a network fast. A public university of 40,000 plus students can be hard to keep up with people, so getting to know someone early hand can make college life much easier and fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Many core class can be very basic and easy breezing if you get certain teachers. As you work up to your major class, you may find it more difficult but it is still very much easy going.

    Tips for prospective students

    Those who chose to enter any public university must make the most out of every opportunity given especially at the University of Houston. With so many opportunities like school organizations, community service, career fairs, internship fairs, career service, and any other student affiliated clubs, you must take advantage of the opportunity.

    In three sentences

    At the University of Houston, opportunities are open to a broad and wide range that can be offered to any students that attend. It is a growing school that is proudly to say a Tier One school in Texas. I am proud to be attending a great school with such a diverse group of young intelligent students.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The recreation center is amazing and the best thing for students on campus. Swimming pool, rock climbing, basketball, volleyball, working out, tennis, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is the best thing that has happened to a student. An all you can eat buffet with chefs separating the types of food for easier access. The categories include and aren't limited to: vegetarian, barbecue, pizza/sphaghetti/italian, cold cuts, burgers, etc. There's also a dessert bar at all times except the restocking hours from 3-5pm I believe.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very laid back and easy. Just keep your dorms clean and you'll be fine. Depending on which dorm you've received, they come with the basic necessities, such as a fridge and closet, as well as a microwave.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more rigorous than others and the teachers can be helpful as long as you ask questions. Remember, it's better to ask twice than to never ask at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being located in Houston, the climate tends to be hot year long (even in the winter season) and water is a must in order to stay hydrated at all times. Make sure to take advantage of all of the on campus resources, such as the on campus tutoring center and recreation center that is paid for in the tuition.

    In three sentences

    This university definitely has a sense of family and pride. It's perfect for those searching of a college that has the home away from home feel. The classes are all located in the center of campus with the dorms a good 5-10 minutes away as well as small campus stores at little intervals for the occasional air conditioned breaks. Smoking is allowed on campus so if students aren't comfortable with that, they may want to find paths that is smoke free. Other than that, it is definitely a wonderful campus for everyone.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Anything here there is always something. I like going to the rec and meeting new people and especially the football games. We are always the team to beat in our conference and it is awesome to sit in the student section going for the same team.

    Food and Dining

    Great meal plans and pretty much offers anything you can think of. The cafe is good especially when it is all that you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not stay on campus I commute but from what I hear all of my friends love it.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, but the Professors are always there to help you along the way. The tutoring is also extremely helpful if you ever have any questions. Make sure to stay on top of everything and take good notes because if not it will be difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and make sure to stay on top of everything including financial aide. Make sure you sign up for the first orientation so you can make sure to get every class that you want to take at the time you want. If you wait to long that class may be filled. Over come being shy and get to know everyone you can, it is a big campus with over 40,000 students so get to know as many as possible.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is everything I could imagine a college being. You have incredible sports teams and so much diversity on and around campus. Plus there are so many different things to do or join, seems like there is something always happening here.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I would advice prospective students to start figuring out which classes they want to take early during their summer and begin studying for them.

    In three sentences

    Studying in University of Houston is unlike anything I have ever experienced as there are many different cultures all around from which I can learn from as a student. I also like how my college has writing tutors, a library open 24 hours a day, and a fully equipped wellness center that ensures students' to stay in shape. Finally I love how my college offers free football game entry to all students.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    U of H has constant patrolling policemen, and not even because we need them. There are also emergency phones around campus that connect you straight to 911 in the event that you need immediate help.

    Clubs and Activities

    100s of clubs and activities! Way too many to list, and if you do not find one that suits you, then you only need three people to start a new club.

    Great for these types of students

    Being in Houston, U of H is great for anyone into Fine Arts of is a Business Major. Also good for future Doctors since Houston has the largest Medical Center in the World.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    U of H is growing rapidly and there are not many traditions yet. As of now we wear red on Fridays, but that leaves room for new traditions. There is the recreation center which is a multi-million dollar wellness center available to anyone free! there is also a specific fountain which a U of H alumni had built and proposed to his future wife. He spent millions on it. After a hurricane it was destroyed.. so he spent millions more making it better!

    Bang for the buck

    One reason I picked the University of Houston is that the Princeton Review named U of H one of the Best Valued Universities.

    What to do for fun

    There is the Theater District, the beach, the Kemah Boardwalk, the Recreation Center, there are 2 arcade rooms on campus, the zoo, many museums, Space Center Houston, shopping in the Galleria, skating in the Galleria, the Toyota Center, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, watch professional sports teams in any sport (Texans, Arrows, Dynamo, Rockets, Astros), etc. take your pick.

    Food and Dining

    Any kind of food you could want! We have dozens of real restaurants on campus along with food trucks, Fresh Foods dining halls, and any kind of food you can imagine is located in Houston.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, however many of my friends do and they all recommend it.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Honors College within U of H so the workload reflects the title. However, there is never too much work at once.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not wait for the last minute to apply. Be prepared for big city traffic. Apply for housing asap.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is the most diverse school in the absolute best city in the United States. You will never be bored because there is always something to do, be it on or off campus. Along with fun this school means business, being a tier-1 school with tier-1 staff and students.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency phone's on every corner, security by every building, and it's own university police force make it a pretty safe place.

    Greek Life

    Greek life could use some work. As its a commuter college, its not as crucial as it is on other campuses I've been to.

    Bang for the buck

    I've been pleased so far.

    What to do for fun

    For the most part, I just relax. There are a lot of campus opportunities though and the location of the campus is right next to downtown and midtown Houston.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options and almost everything I've had I could get seconds of.

    Dorm Life

    The newer dorms are impeccable while the older one's could use some cosmetic make overs.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are of a high caliber and demanding enough that every grade you obtain is the one you earn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus. Commuting can be difficult.

    In three sentences

    UH is a very low key Tier 1 college. Professors are incredibly helpful, even in auditorium settings. The front office staff of UH is top notch.

  • 09/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Study in the library.

    Food and Dining

    The only good thing about the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It's okay.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go here.

    In three sentences

    It's my first year at the University of Houston and so far I haven't really been enjoying my time. It's not really in the city I envisioned myself going to college and the campus isn't very interesting looking either. So far my experiences there have been horrible.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security call stations everywhere. Be wary that you are next to such a big city, but Houston PD and UHPD all set up shop in this area, so you will be safe!

    Greek Life

    At least 100 fraternities and sororities that I know of. Professional, social, academic, UH has everything you need when it comes to pledging! I myself am part of the Alpha Rho Chi professional Architecture Fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is not a thing that you are interested in that isn't already a club. Fencing, boating, swimming, anime, and even a break dancing club! Also, check out the rec center with its huge sport pool, workout equipment, a rock climbing wall, and the best part: all of it is free to students who attend!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to network in the city for a job right after graduation. Great for students who want to really understand the material in which they are interested (memorizing facts and equations aren't going to be enough here!). Great for students who want to be around a huge prosperous city to hang out in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There have been strange tales of the University of Houston dragon that lives in the underground... Be wary where you walk as you might get a first-hand look!

    Bang for the buck

    University of Houston has been ranked on par academically with University of Texas-Austin, and A&M- College Station. The only difference, you pay at least half of the amount!

    What to do for fun

    Your in a university right next to one of the biggest cities in the United States. I'm sure that you can find something to do very easily.

    Food and Dining

    Make sure to use the campus cafeteria (Fresh Foods) regularly. They have amazing food! The satellite also has a broad selection of fast food chains that are cheap, if you don't mind the crowds during lunch time.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't stayed in the dorms, so I can't give a hands-on account. However, I've talked to many people who have lived on campus, and they all love it.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the major. I've been a part of six majors, all of which are challenging. Architecture was by far the hardest, with Engineering coming in at close second. Be prepared to work hard to excel at what is being taught.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get to school early if your commuting, parking can be difficult.

    In three sentences

    This is an amazing university. In the past two years I've been attending, I've watched UH go from a basic university, to a top of the line Tier One research and teaching center. There is no better place to get a great degree in a great city for a great price!

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely!! I know with all the mandated classes we take it's easy to feel as though you're wasting money, but looking at the equipment, technology in abundance this school has I can see where my money is going and the classes are actually making me learn something.

    What to do for fun

    So many things, find you niche!!

    Food and Dining

    It's Cafeteria food, please don't go to any college expecting gourmet meals on a consistent basis. The food keeps you living. There are several options in the Food and Beverage department and if you want to cook on your own they have stores that sell groceries on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I like the several options for residents to go eat, but there should be more options for living arrangements. For example Moody rooms give you no privacy what so ever. Cougar Village is gorgeous but people would like the luxury of the new building without sharing it with three other people. Calhoun Lofts is expensive but I hear it's worth the investment.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenge means you're learning, but ask the professors questions! Learn all you can from the expert. Also, make a study group with people from class, two heads are better than one..

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, and be social college is so much better that way!! Know when to ask for help there, are several avenues of free tutoring, and don't crash study.

    In three sentences

    This school is a great place to get the comfort of home, but still know what's it's like to be an independent college student. There is literally always something going on and tons of ways to be involved. Great valuable education is gained at the University of Houston.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Inside the University of Houston is safe. However, it is not located in the safest place in Houston. If you are considering renting an apartment outside the University, I advise not going too far because it is pretty dangerous.

    Greek Life

    There are a bunch of fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs that are related to your focus of study, and some that are more social.

    Great for these types of students

    The College of Pharmacy is one of the best here in Texas!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They offer these trading cards with the school faculty on them. If you collect all the trading cards, you are eligible for a scholarship. You get them by performing well in class, or by attending events.

    Bang for the buck

    Not as expensive as other schools. The tuition are about the same. The credibility of the university will also help you in the long run.

    What to do for fun

    There are a bunch of events you can join, even if you are not involved with that college or major.

    Food and Dining

    They offer a variety of restaurants inside campus, as well as meal plans. There are also some cafes and restaurants near campus.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes are not rowdy at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to come to school a bit early to find a parking spot. Be involved! University of Houston offers a lot of organizations and events you can join.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston has a very involved student community. The facilities are pretty good, and the atmosphere pushes a student to study. The students are also nice and helpful.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Enjoy a night in the Recreational Center, equipped with a swimming pool, gym equipment, and a rock climbing wall. Also attend the museum and see the showcased art produced by students.

    Food and Dining

    Great quality food, filled with different options. Also produced by well developed chef's hired by the University.

    Dorm Life

    University of Houston has many dorms available, with housing plans including two newly built dorm towers equipped with a healthy dining hall and friendly staff.

    Academic Rigor

    Well qualified staff, with a reasonably demanding curriculumn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy your first year, make friends, study hard and most importantly have fun.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is incredibly diverse with a comfortable sense of community. It is also affordable, and full of well-qualified faculty and staff. It also takes pride as a tier one university with many beneficial activities on campus.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe however, the surrounding area is not. There were some incidents that occurred around campus but the UH security team did track down and arrest those people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that you are bound to be a part of whether you want to or not. They are exciting and exhilarating.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for a diverse, attentive student that is looking to go into business since we do have one of the best programs available.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Of course every Friday we have our red out day where Cougars across campus wear red. We have tailgates before every game and have many traditions that you will have to come and find out about for yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    UH is one of the most cost effective schools. It is not as expensive as schools such as A&M or UT but gives you a degree that rivals those schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many free activities and social events offered at UH that any student is invited to so you will always keep busy.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is delicious. If you come visit you have to try out some of the food around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Very relaxing and you have a really good time.

    Academic Rigor

    This school just recently turned into a tier one school and it is a challenging but very rewarding school that will give you a prestigious degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is one of the most diverse Universities you will ever experience and making connections here will not only last a lifetime but give you a broader view into the world.

    In three sentences

    A new and culturally diverse experience. In Houston I had never experienced a world like University of Houston. It is everything I ever expected and much more.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty decent but sometimes they serve the same thing in the cafeteria. However, there are other food places on campus that you may enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    It is pretty cool living in a dorm because you are closer to your classes and you have that feel of college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the schools are competitive, so be sure to maintain a high GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending, please apply for as many scholarships as you can and get involved. Do not forget to have fun!

    In three sentences

    Ever since I have been attending this university, there are a lot of available resources that will help you in your career. It is very diverse and you meet new people from different cultures which is very interesting. Their organizations are very benificial in terms of interships and scholarships.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Over 600 clubs and organizations. You can start your own if you wish.

    Great for these types of students

    If squirrels scare you, I recommend going somewhere else. Seriously though, it is a big school (around 45K students, 50K people total), and it may feel a little impersonal. If you really need small class environments, U of H might not be the best choice for you.

    Bang for the buck

    At an average $19.5K/year (if you live there), it offers great education for a decent price.

    What to do for fun

    If you are into sports, there facilities for pretty much any sport you could think of. The Recreation Center, offers the opportunity for everybody to warm-up doing a few laps in the indoor track, work out at the gym, shoot some hoops, and finish it with a quick dive (among several other things). Bowling alleys, billiards, movie nights, dances, the list seems to have no end. Also, depending on the clubs/organizations one may join, there is other fun activities associated to them.

    Food and Dining

    There are several snack areas, kiosks, restaurants, etc around campus. Additionally, there are two All-you-can-eat dinning halls with great food selections. The meal plans cover your needs accordingly for affordable prices.

    Dorm Life

    I have had a few experiences in the housing areas (I commute) and they are really cozy; offering a tranquil resting/studying environment and the experience of living with people of various kinds of people. I am actually putting efforts towards living there next year. College is better when you live in it!

    Academic Rigor

    This is mostly influenced by the major one is pursuing. General classes (e.g. English, Social Studies, non-major specific electives) are not demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! The campus' size is really overwhelming, especially for newcomers (I am a freshman currently) or people used to the small class environment. This can make the college experience rather impersonal. This is why there is, easily, over 600 clubs and organizations here. Join whatever you identify with or want to try. It will make your experience more worthwhile and provide a greater interest for your studies.

    In three sentences

    It is a prestigious Tier One research University, an attribute only a few public universities in Texas have. There is a great variety of majors, minors, programs, etc. Really great education for a decent price.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    School trying to improve it.

    Great for these types of students

    everyone

    What to do for fun

    Keep Houston Red program, Friday nights for students, football games

    Food and Dining

    Very good and has a big choice

    Tips for prospective students

    A big choice of student organizations and activities, good educational programs with the best researchers, opportunities to get internships and create a good career.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a great place to study. College has everything for students needs: such as, libraries, computer labs, tutors and others. Also, college provide dorms for the students, so it makes easier to be engaged with the school.

  • 10/11/2012

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

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    In three sentences

    UH seems like a great school. Houston is a little far, but so are many schools. UH seems to do well academically.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Since we are next to the Third Ward, we do have intense security. Every night when I leave the music school, a security guard always watches me until I make it safely to my car, I've even had a few ask if I needed a ride somewhere.

    Greek Life

    I myself am a Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, a service based fraternity that dedicates itself to serving the bands in anyway possible. But we are just one of hundreds of sororites and fraternities on the U of H campus. Some have houses, some don't. Some are social based, some are service or professionally based. Joining a fraternity or sorority is a great way to make lots of awesome friends, just choose one that you feel like you most fit in with.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally thousands of student organizations, clubs, and groups that are active on campus. These groups host lots of festivals for different cultures, bake sales, dances, and many other things. There's always plenty to do!

    Great for these types of students

    U of H is great for any type of student. I have met hundreds of different people who all seem very happy to be there because they feel at home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite stories (told to every freshman every year) is about the Cullen fountains between the Ezekiel Cullen building and the Roy G. Cullen building. It is said that someone proposed to their girlfriend at this spot (fountains were not there back then) and later on, after they were married, they came back and donated a TON of money to have that spot become the most beautiful place on campus. And if you go there now, it really is just absolutely gorgeous.

    Bang for the buck

    U of H has the nearly the same tuition as University of North Texas, but they gave me, even though I wasn't at the very top of my class in high school, a $10,000 scholarship for 4 years and then about $2,500 in music scholarships. Needless to say, I'm only paying half of my tuition. Even though the Core Curriculum classes are sometimes hard, there are a variety of courses you can take to count as a core class. Houston also offers a lot of free things to their students like tickets to concerts that happen on campus, football games, t-shirts at athletic events, etc. I feel that Houston offers a lot of things to the student body that doesn't show in their tuition.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is located right next to downtown Houston, which means we are about ten minutes from every museum and park, including the zoo. There is the Aquarium where you can see everything from sharks to white bengal tigers, the Houston Symphony, Ballet, and Opera, and many delicious restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are very close to the dorms and on campus apartments, which makes it extremely convenient. The quality of the food is great! They serve, in an all-you-can-eat buffet format, everything from pizza and calzones to pasta dishes, asian cuisine, and deli sandwiches along with a vegetarian/vegan, salad, and dessert stations.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms (Cougar Village, Quadrangle, and Moody Towers) are really awesome! I lived in Cougar Village my freshman year and they are so modern, clean, and perfect for your first year away from home! These three dorms are very accessible to everything, too. U of H is also in the process of building a Cougar Village II.

    Academic Rigor

    Core Curriculum classes are tough here. I've never gotten a C before until U.S. Government... And I hear the Honors College stuff is pretty difficult too. Like I said, you get the most out of your money here.

    Tips for prospective students

    U of H has a TON of great programs and schools that they excel well in (i.e. Bauer School of Business, Music Education, Psychology, etc.), so I would really research those. Also, when you enroll, make a tight group of genuine friends that will help you through your good and bad times. Houston has so many student organizations that you could join where you can meet some cool people and make friends.

    In three sentences

    Take it from someone who didn't hear anything about Houston until her senior year in high school, U of H is absolutely incredible. The campus is simply gorgeous andm with the wide diversity in student population, there's always something fun and awesome going on! I don't have to worry about any financial issues becasue here you get the most out of your money, which isn't very expensive like some other schools.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are red emergency poles everyone you can call on for help.

    Bang for the buck

    I think University of Houston is definitely worth the lost cost tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Join study groups, chill at the satellite, or play games at the game center. Also, attend football games!

    Food and Dining

    Excellent!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live here but they have amazing dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It takes alot of work and concentration.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared ready to work hard!

    In three sentences

    It is a very big school with a vast variety of people and many opportunities. It is a great tier one school to receive a degree. I love it here!

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    not greek

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 400 student organizations on campus. You can go Greek, join SGA, or play Pokemon. There are so many different interests to discover.

    Great for these types of students

    ALL types of students are welcome here - International, transfer, non-traditional, adult, continuing education - Every one is different here and that is my favorite part.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love when every student wears red. Go 'Coogs!

    Bang for the buck

    I feel my money is being put to great use. The library is phenomenal, there are plenty of tutoring sessions, seminars, and academic events around campus to help every student succeed.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Program Board and UH ALWAYS has events going on. Any week there could be a comedian or local band performing on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are two Starbucks, a Taco Cabana, and an Einstein Brother's Bagels on campus - and that's off the top of my head. The food trucks in front of the University Center are amazing and definitely worth trying.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived on campus, but I here its fun

    Academic Rigor

    UH has some wonderful programs. From Opera to Petroleum Engineering, each college has its own criteria. While the work is difficult, the professors love what they teach and are willing to work with you if you need help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to reach out or start your student organization, chances are - some one else with have the same interest. Everyone here has a unique story so no one is the same, don't be afraid to be you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is the most diverse university I've gone to. With over 400 student organizations, it is easy to feel involved and meet people from all over the world. As a transfer student, I was immediately in love with how much UH has to offer.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is pretty well maintained even though there has been some robbery's but they worked hard to solve the case and eventually caught the robbers.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is also awesome. I joined a fraternity (Sigma Nu) and everyone in there is very welcoming. I have been to other frat houses and sorority's and the houses the school provides for us are extremely nice.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school spirit is awesome allot of people in the school is involved in different clubs and organizations. If there isn't a club for you it only takes 3 people and 20 dollars to make you club happen.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for student who wants a huge diversity of students on there campus and for people who want a great education with a balance of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the school is very worth it and I am actually paying for it myself, i didn't get any scholarships or grants.

    What to do for fun

    There is a game room with a bowling ally, there is also a amazing recreation center with a huge rock wall and a pool.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is ok i think it could be better but i do like all the restaurants around campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great and the RA's are very helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and need allot of time studied.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do housing early and if you get a meal plan the Block 160 is the way to go

    In three sentences

    The people hear are very nice. The campus is beautiful. The classes are very challenging but very well structured.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe, but there have been at least 3 robberies this month alone.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of Greek life, but from what I have seen it is not as big as in other schools, which can be a good thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs! at least 30 business clubs alone. It is very easy to get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Any, Houston is such a large city and UofH is such a diverse campus there's something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The underground UC Sattelite!

    Bang for the buck

    Tier one University with a competitive price

    What to do for fun

    Tailgating, bowling at the UC, Karaoke night at the DEN

    Food and Dining

    Great restaurants here on campus AND nearby

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay in the dorms so I have no view

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more challenging than others but that is with any school

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to an adviser they have so many programs here you will surely find the right one for you.

    In three sentences

    Being a tier one school really makes University of Houston a great school. I am excited to be a part of all the new changes at UofH. I am also looking forward and am enjoying the classes I am taking at the Bauer school.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition for a full time student including books is around 9000 to 9500 a year

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at the Rec Center and their many D1 athletic events are free (home games)

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a place where academics come first but give you the time to have a life outside of school at an affordable price, this is it.

    In three sentences

    It is a very friendly environment, filled with many diverse people. Professors are very helpful and their TAs offer flexible meeting times for tutorials. It is a pretty affordable, tier one, school

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I do not feel safe on campus at night or barely off campus in the day. There have been robberies in the broad daylight and the campus is right next to third ward. There are emergency boxes but they are placed in inconvenient places.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in the Greek life, however, I have many friends who are. They love it, but admit that it is a lot of work and time.

    Clubs and Activities

    One great thing about Houston is that they have a ton of organizations. Whether it's sports, volunteer organizations or just clubs to talk about you're common interests there is probably something for you!

    Great for these types of students

    If you don't mind staying on campus a lot and love a huge city it's good for you. Also, if you're not scared of third ward that'd be good too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There use to be live cougars on campus and that was probably really cool! Now there aren't. We wear red every Friday.

    Bang for the buck

    I'd rather go to a school that has more things to do around the campus and is in a safer area.

    What to do for fun

    There's things to do on campus with the organizations but they're like always during the day so if you have class it's hard to do them.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're from around houston or another big city this would be a great place. However, there's not many places to eat and it seems to be mostly a commuter college. Not very safe around the college either.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a diverse school. It is however, unorganized a lot of times, and the campus is not well kept.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The university of Houston has some of the most active organizations and the largest volume of organizations I've ever seen. This huge amount of activities and organizations guarantees that there is a spot for everyone on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Houston is relatively inexpensive for being such a large, public, tier-one university. However, there are many problems that plague this university, and it depends on the person whether or not this is the right place for them at a $20,000 price tag.

    What to do for fun

    Here at the University, there is a rich Greek Life and over 500 organizations. This guarantees that almost everyday something is happening on campus for students. This is, in my opinion, the University of Houston's strongest point.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and there are numerous places to eat on campus and around campus, but due to the location of the University, it's dangerous to walk anywhere off-campus for food. Along with this, the cafeterias and fast food restaurants on campus are not very accommodating because they have limited hours and menus.

    Dorm Life

    They have lots of options for students, but this University is still a commuter campus. As of now, they are construction various new places of residence and are truly attempting to accommodate the vast number of students coming in every year. The dorm life is fairly nice, though, as there is almost always some events going on in the afternoon.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as I can see, many of the more advanced classes sound very academically rigorous, but as far as I have seen, the classes aren't too difficult. Essentially. it's exactly as you would expect college to be: lots of homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to come here, be sure to prepare yourself for lots of construction and slow service. Also, steer clear of the few teachers who do not care for the welfare of their students because they consider themselves researchers first and teachers second.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston has a lot of aspirations, but they are a long way from reaching them. Mountains of construction and waves of big changes have plagued this school, and made many of the seemingly simple processes difficult for students. However, the University of Houston has a dedicated president and many great teachers who are not to blame for the mishaps of the school.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The University of Houston has so many sororities and fraternities that are

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of Houston-Main has a great variety of clubs, sororities, and fraternities.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Houston-Main is a great option for students who want to major in business.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A really beautiful location that the University of Houston-Main has to offer is the Robertson Stadium which was the center of attractions every weekend whenever the University of Houston Football Team played or the Houston's Dynamo Soccer Team.

    What to do for fun

    In order to have fun and balance life I play soccer whenever I can because sometimes whenever you are in college you cannot always be having fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing because you have a variety of places where you can eat. You can select anything you want to eat from the two big cafeterias, but also you have so many restaurants where you can go eat too if decide to experience something new.

    Dorm Life

    The residential life here at University of Houston-Main is amazing because you have all the resources you need really close by.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Houston is very rigorous with its students. In this university you will have really high standards that you will have to meet and also great teachers that will make you work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering in enrolling at the University of Houston I extremely encourage you to do so because college is a great way to meet new people from all over the world, to make long lasting relationships, but also to learn something new everyday.

    In three sentences

    The best thing that have ever happened to me because this university is very diverse and also provide so many resources to help all the students succeed.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I love to hang out with my friends at the satellite.

    Food and Dining

    The food trucks are amazing!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Do not procrastinate in college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and choose your classes wisely.

    In three sentences

    It is a very great school. People are very generous and helpful on campus. There are always activities around the campus.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The REC is the greatest and largest building in the campus, at least that what it is for me. They have so many things to do inside, basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, racquetball, track, weights, a rock wall, so many different work out machines I can't describe. I am more than sure that there are many more! The lounge is also a great place to meet new people and just talk about our lives.

    Food and Dining

    There is ALWAYS at least 4 different types of food. Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Deli, salads; the cafeteria is my favorite place, its relaxing and it gives me energy to start or continue my day. It's delicious and very healthy! The chef provides calories and other tips for our health.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently living in the dorms, residents are nice and the rooms are very comfortable. This is my first semester and I haven't heard about any complaints or students not liking something. Everything works perfectly fine and one way or an other all residents will know about school events and activities.

    Academic Rigor

    All the professors here are very serious and committed. They will help and guide you, homework? what college doesn't have homework?! If you are pursuing a career I can assure you that all their staff will make you like it even more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always, everybody will smile back to you; and this is something that could help you during a stressed day. If you look for great spirit and cool people this is the college.

    In three sentences

    The college has everything you could need, it's the type of outdoor, green, fun, calm, and friendly type of campus. The school in a whole is, from my opinion, just what I wanted. Since the first time I visited and researched the campus, I was more than convinced I wanted to attend here.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security on campus could be a little better, I have to admit.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am still a freshman and there are so many clubs and activities that I have not experience yet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a tradition to wear red on Fridays to show off our Cougar pride.

    Bang for the buck

    If you cannot find what you want on campus, the city will definitely provide that for you! Houston is a HUGE city!

    What to do for fun

    Be active! Get involve in an organizations and do your research! If you are not ready to commit, there are always fun events happening. An easy way to find out what is going on, on campus is to check out our newspaper, The Daily Cougar.

    Food and Dining

    The food is yummy! However, be aware that our dining halls are buffet styles so, try your best not to gain the freshmen 15. (: Although, we have an awesome rec. center to help you shed those added pounds, so its cool.

    Dorm Life

    I do not personally live on campus, but I have friends who do and they love it.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, it is not that bad. Some classes are easier than others and some are little more challenging. However, there are a lot of resources available to you. There are math tutors at CASA that are amazing and your teachers have office hours to assist you in anything else.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for your application early because it is really simple and if you plan on living on campus fill the housing application early as well because there are limited spaces. There are many different housing options, but I personally like Cougar Village, which is designed for freshmen.

    In three sentences

    It is a very diverse campus and there are a lot of opportunities here. We have a fantastic recreational center, which is filled with awesome workout equipment and workout sessions. If working out is not really your thing and studying is..we have 6 different libraries that are really resourceful.

  • 10/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Greek life is a lot of fun, participating in events and organizations is always a way to have fun! Also, the rec center is a lot of fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food is healthy and very good!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campu, but I regret it and hope to next year!

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, the University is tough, but very educational!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in as much as you can, it makes the college expirience all the better!

    In three sentences

    It is a well organized school with dedicated professors. The students and staff are very spirited and involved. The campus is great and growing and has a lot of potential!

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency boxes are located in many areas throughout the campus. The UHPD gives escorts to students on campus and patrol the campus daily.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are endless clubs and organizations to choose from. Anyone is sure to find the perfect fit for them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fridays are Cougar red days. Don't show up on campus without wearing red! You might even get a prize for wearing cougar red.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many groups to become a part of. Also there are the football games that are free for students with their ID and other activities weekly throughout the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places here to eat. There are so many restaurants and dining halls to choose from and also you can get a meal plan through the school.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm so I can not give a review.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are not too difficult depending on your major. If you did a good job in high school and improve your skills then you should be ok if you study and go to class. It all depends on your teacher and major though.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips would be to get to class early, if you commute you should make extra time to find parking, and to just enjoy your time here.

    In three sentences

    This school is a very good environment for learning. There are many resources available for students such as tutoring and workshops. There is also many activities to get involved in and be a part of.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There're various emergency telephones located on campus, as well as security that patrols at night and in the day.

    Great for these types of students

    The university is so diverse, anyone can find themselves at home here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a game room located under the UC with bowling and DDR, be sure to check it out!

    Bang for the buck

    UH is a great deal.

    What to do for fun

    The UC often holds events in the circle drive, where you can win prizes and get free food. There's also lots of arts programs, and i recommend going to see the Opera, theatre productions and art shows. Of course, there's sports too...There's lots to do for fun on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Cougarwoods just opened and it offers the best food but it isn't open during the weekend, and I wish it was.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in a dorm!

    Academic Rigor

    If you study hard, you can pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check your e-mails from the school!

    In three sentences

    The University is diverse. We are a tier one school. We are located in one of the largest cities in the United States, so there's always plenty of opportunities to explore.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    For the price, ou get the best education in the state of Texas

    What to do for fun

    College life is so spontaneous, you just make up your ow fun, you can literally do anything.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants all over campus in addition to the dining halls, one of which is new. The food is constantly being made so its always fresh, hot and ready.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is in the middle of an expansion and its my personal favorite part of the experience, its so easy to meet all different kinds of new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very competitive, although, other students and professors are always more than willing to provide help when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help getting around campus. Just because this is the hometown college for Houston doesn't mean you wont get the college experience since you're near home, remember that Houston traffic sucks, so getting back home can be quite a drive.

    In three sentences

    Very good college for any major. Full of friendly, helpful students, faculty and staff. In the process of being renovated, so in the near future it will be completely ready for any applicants.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There has been some things on the news lately about robberies, but aside from public roads, the campus is very safe. There's these little red poles along the sidewalks that are just for reporting crime.

    Food and Dining

    A lot to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm but they seem nice?

    Academic Rigor

    I'm just a freshman, though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask if there's anything left to do. The staff in charge of paperwork tend to leave things out or expect you to already know it. Note that I don't mean professors.

    In three sentences

    Big campus, with a lot going on. Understanding professors. Administration is a bit slow.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Here on campus they have a massive game room with arcade games, bowling, pool and many more games. there,sometimes, are concerts in the park outside of the dorm buildings which are always fun to go to. Almost every Saturday there is a football game,which students get into for free with their student i.d and the first 1,ooo get a free t-shirt. the drama department puts on plays and shows. the rec. has dive in movies where you can hang with your friends and swim while watching a movie or you can play beach volleyball and watch the movie. the list goes on and on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is out of this world. yes you will gain some weight if you indulge too much. they have just opened up Cougar Woods, a new dining hall. The dining halls are the best places to hang out with friends and talk because it is so relaxing with the music playing and the flat screens you can watch. its quit an experience.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is incredible. all the new people you will meet and the friends you make is unbelievable. they are currently in the process of building a second cougar village for sophomores. different things happen in each dorm building, whether it be a movie night, cupcake social or door decorating contests. I love it here.

    Academic Rigor

    academics are suppose to be taken seriously but most professors here try to make it fun because they were once in your shoes and they remember how it was for them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start your financial aid report as early as possible for the maximum amount of money. Keep on top of your school work, do not slack. have a little fun so you are not stressed out all the time. and socialize with as many people as possible.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a very free and diverse college. The atmosphere is calm and laid back, but serious when it comes to classes. I felt like I was home when i fist stepped foot on this campus.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No where you go is safe but I honestly feel safe when I walk with my classmates to the parking lot. You can't trust anyone who is around you like any other campus but I do feel safe because I'm with my friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    University of Houston offers great clubs for everyone. There are religious clubs, sports club and political clubs and much more. There is everything on campus for everyone to identify themselves with a club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has a religious building for any religion to attend and worship. I believe this is great for religions to share the same building. I love it.

    Bang for the buck

    There is always something to do on campus. You will never get bored. Even the Library is amazing with more than 7 floors. It is huge to hang out and study with groups. There are plenty of trees and grass to enjoy and relax. The recreating center (gym) is huge and very fun since they offer plenty of health classes and zumba classes, all for free.

    What to do for fun

    The Recreation Center is always fun to go. Participating with friends in clubs and organizations. Always attend football games. Homecoming week is amazing and very fun!

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants around campus. We also have a special area for fast food restaurants. Everything is modern and with plenty of space to gather with friends.

    Dorm Life

    I can't give my opinion on Dorm Life because I stay home with my parents. I do have classmates that love their dorms and roommates. It is easier for them to assist event and participate in the area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask questions and speak to your advisers. Get involved in the community and in organizations to participate in events. You will have fun!

    In three sentences

    University Of Houston is definitely my best choice. I can identify myself with the community and represent all Houstonians. I'm grateful for the opportunity the university has offered me to complete my Teaching and Learning major.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Only a few problems at areas where there are not as many people.

    What to do for fun

    Many clubs on campus. Events offered at the campus. People and classmates are very friendly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for all the scholarships offered. Sign up for classes early. Try to join a campus club and go to the events offered.

    In three sentences

    Very diverse student population. Great variety of classes with capable teachers. Wonderful campus life.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The value of going to this university is underrated. The cost of tuition mixed with level of education is a great recipe for success.

    What to do for fun

    Football, basketball, volleyball, and baseball games, and that's just the beginning. Check out the UC for the underground game room, or the large number of student organizations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school for on-campus housing or for the commuter. All the professors want you to succeed, but it's easier said than done. Use your resources around you for the best overall experience.

    In three sentences

    Diverse but connected university which provides endless opportunities for anyone willing to learn and work. School spirit is unmatched and fun is all around. Tier one school as well, so the education is top-ranked.

  • 11/08/2012

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    Campus Safety

    We are right by third ward, so there have been a few robberies. As long as you stay within the campus boundaries, I think you're safe.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other universities, U of H is not terribly expensive. The diversity and location are both worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of fun, free events on campus. So far I have been to a concert, multiple comedians, and movies. All of the events were free and on campus!

    Food and Dining

    There is always a variety of choices at the dining hall. I am a picky eater, but i love the food! There is also a vegetarian line.

    Dorm Life

    They do a good job of matching personalities based on the personality assessment from the housing application. I think this is why my roommate and I are such a good match. My dorm feels very much like home.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Houston recently became a Tier One university. The class content seems to be a little more challenging. The university is still growing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the school website to apply for scholarships. The application for the Honors college can be found on the website also. There are many different organizations available, so don't hesitate to get involved!

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Houston for the diverse population. The city of Houston is a great place for a college student.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just be careful and stay on campus grounds.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is undervalued! Great school for those who want to save money! (Value>Price)

    What to do for fun

    You can study with friends, or you can go with them to the games room. We have a beautiful plaza were one can relax. We also have a wellness center that has many activities for everyone. There are many options that I cannot describe!

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazingly delicious! There are various options for different tastes buds at UH. You will enjoy the food over here!

    Dorm Life

    I commute, and I am currently trying to earn enough money to live in a dorm. So far, my friends love dorm life at UH.

    Academic Rigor

    Work can be intense, even with 15 credit hours. STEM majors will have a hard time managing life and school work, but it is worth it at the end. Mange your time and you will be fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Form study groups since the work can be heavy. Study now, have fun later. Be careful not to get involved with the wrong crowd. Have pride in your school. DO NOT FORGET TO ENJOY YOURSELF!

    In three sentences

    Many people comment negatively about U of H, but they do not know how great this school is. The professors excel at lecturing the class and students do take their work seriously; you will learn over here! The diverse population will certainly make you feel like you are in the real world!

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec or hang out around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very convenient with a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    There's a lot of people to meet.

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard just have to concentrate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your work done early.

    In three sentences

    It is very diverse. The people are very welcoming. And campus life is great.

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is pretty good. Crimes usually don't occur on campus, but in surrounding areas.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at UH is pretty small. My experience in greek life has been amazing and I've met people that I owuld've otherwise never met. I love being part of my organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to join. There are intramural sports, volunteer and community servce programs, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to dance, sing or act. Also for students who like to build and design things because there is a competition for what is called a front. You design and build it in accordance to your theme and it is judged on appearance.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Frontier Fiesta is a huge tradition on campus. Different student organizations pair up and put together a 30 minute variety show. It's such a fun time and there's so much school spirit displayed.

    Bang for the buck

    Non-residential tuition is really not bad. It's probably less than the average amount nationally.

    What to do for fun

    Join organzizations, clubs, or greek life.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few different restaurants on campus. There's also a great variety of them. Campus dining halls are clean, they have friendly staff and they always have a variety of dishes.

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally live on campus, but from what I hear it's not the best. Fire drills go off all the time and the dorms are pretty small.

    Academic Rigor

    I fell that the academic rigor is just right.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely encourage students to do as much research as possible as to what classes to tak and what professors to take. Visiting frequently with your acadeic advisor is a good idea as well.

    In three sentences

    I believe that the University of Houston is a great academic institution. Not only is it considered Tier One, but it also offers so much more. It's diversity allows students to not only grow academically, but also intellectually and socially.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who love diversity!

    What to do for fun

    It helps to know someone who is from Houston to know of upcoming events. There is lots to do in the city, you just need to know where to find it. There's a cool pub on campus, though it's somewhat expensive.

    Food and Dining

    The all-you-can eat dining halls are pretty good. However, the hours for the other dining locations are really bad. Most places to eat close around 3pm (WHY???), and many are not open on weekends. That's probably because it's known to be a commuter school, but there should at least be some places open later and on weekends.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in the Calhoun Lofts, but I am moving off-campus next semester. The Calhoun Lofts are apartments that cost $1000 per month and are comically small. They're nice, but MAJORLY overpriced. I only lived there out of convenience (close to classes, don't need to worry about paying utilities, etc.).

    Academic Rigor

    The graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology is grueling. I typically spend twelve hours a day in my department working on various tasks, and when I finally go home I study. However, I know I am getting a great education.

    Tips for prospective students

    When dealing with anything involving payments related to the University, be sure to always leave a paper trail. It is big school, and the management of things like the registrar and parking and housing are not the best organized, so always get things in writing.

    In three sentences

    I don't know much about UH as an undergraduate school, but the graduate program is Speech-Language Pathology is fantastic. The diversity at UH is also amazing; there are students and faculty here from all over the world and almost everyone speaks multiple languages. Overall, it has been a great experience so far.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's best to stay in once it's dark, especially in the outer areas near campus. Generally in campus is safe. Always call for an escort or friends if you need to walk at night. This is general rules for any university you attend.

    Great for these types of students

    We are the 1st most diverse Public University in the Nation, so we welcome everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    You get a quality education. The teachers are very approachable.

    What to do for fun

    Join a student organization! They have many connections to fun activities, social events and volunteering.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food here. Especially in the cafeterias. Also have food truck and fast food options.

    Dorm Life

    Haven't lived there, but have visited. They all are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Great learning experiences. In addition to lectures, there are often guest speakers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, and get your classes scheduled ASAP. Study hard and keep your GPA up.

    In three sentences

    This is a tier one school. It is rated #1 for its Entrepreneurship Program. Also, it's Program for Excellence in Selling is number 1 in the nation as well.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety recently this semester on campus is at its worst. Robberies, aggravated sexual assault, hit and runs, gunman on campus have been at an all time high. Weekly emails are sent of recent attacks to students on campus, during all times of the day. Security has been enforced but it's become worse.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at the University of Houston isn't as big as it at other schools. They're on campus every now and then promoting for students to join and rush, but with it being a commuter school many kids come and go, joining groups that pertain to their major or career.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities on campus are endless. I am actually and Officer of the Eritrean Student Association promoting culture of the country of Eritrea to students that do not know anything about the countries history. The diverse campus, has many career focusing groups, formulated for each student.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Houston is excellent for Business students. The Bauer College of Business is a successful, well known business school with the leading number one ranked Entrepreneurship program. It's one of the most competitive schools on campus with a 3.0 GPA requirement.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Here at the university we have a yearly Undie Run on campus around homecoming time. Where students wear their boxer/briefs and run around campus at night, causing chaos. Every year the event gets bigger and bigger with more participation of students. Kind of like a fun stress reliever/laughter.

    What to do for fun

    There is quiet a bit of stuff on campus for fun, on the schools website they have weekly postings of schools events that involve celeb speakings, along with the UC Satellite which is a game room for the students to play video games with each other sponsored by the school.

    Food and Dining

    The dining and food halls on campus are usually one of the busiest environments on campus. As students are there during their break times eating and socializing with friends, catching up on loss times. Many of the food departments there are your notable Taco Bell, McDonald's, Chick-Fil-A etc. many top favorites among the students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at the University of Houston would be rated a 2 out of 5, because of it being one of the largest commuter schools in the nation, the typical dorm life is almost obsolete. The dorms are equipped for many incoming freshman students rather than returning upperclassmen.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor would be rated a 4 out of 5 for the University of Houston. I give it this rating because of its outstanding and competitive business program at the Bauer School of Business. Also there is a substantial amount of online work given by professors that requires a lot of time to perform. Along with many exams, that require study groups to fully comprehend materials in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    What I would let prospective students of the University of Houston know is time management is key to success on campus. Also join in on all the extracurricular activities, but do not let them strain you away from your academic goals. And utilize your professors office hours, in the end they're hear to help you.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the University of Houston an 8 out of 10. 10 being the highest. My reasoning for this is their knowledgeable professors really help and interact with the students. President, Renu Khator of the University of Houston really does an outstanding job in putting the university at the top of Houston news. And also for their leading number one Entrepreneurship program in the nation as well as their program for excellence and selling.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can join different groups, or start your own!

    Tips for prospective students

    Although the surrounding area isn't the best, on campus living is great! You meet new people, and there are tons of opportunities, no matter what your major is!

    In three sentences

    The school is really racially diverse, with different clubs to joins. And you can even start your own. The professors are really open and easy to follow along with.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved on campus, whether you're a commuter or resident! We have tons of organizations to join and a bunch of school sponsored activites just for students such as free concerts or movie nights.

    Food and Dining

    Two large on campus cafeterias and loads of restaurants and food courts to provide many choices.

    Dorm Life

    Numerous dorming options for freshman and upperclassmen, all with various benefits.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, it's average, but our interdisciplinary programs such as the Honors College, Bauer School of Business and Pharmacy School provide the challenging coursework of national acclaim.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your major and get started on your degree plan with your advisors. And don't be too obsessed with graduating quickly or only taking required classes, take the time to enjoy what UH has to offer!

    In three sentences

    It's not the most glamourous school. But it has top notch education for it's reasonable tuition making it a great value. And you can't find pride like us: go coogs!!

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are plenty of security officers to assists you. You can even request an officer to escort you back to your car.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Frontier Fiesta

    Bang for the buck

    UH is the most affordable Tier 1 campus in Texas.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of frats, sororities,clubs to get involved in.There is bar on campus and bowling allies that stay open quite late. If you are an art fan, there is an art museum on campus. If you are a sports fan, UH has every type of sports games which students can go for free.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants near by such as subway, taco bell, mcdonalds, tacobell, chikfli, Mcallisters, china king, and popeyes. There are plenty food trucks available. There are two dining halls called Moody dining hall and Cougar Woods.

    Dorm Life

    college is what ever you make of it. Yes, there is a significant portion that commutes but they plan on making it more residential by building more dorms accommodating a total of 11,000 students which is a little more than a quarter of the students. Plenty of students live near the University, too. There are plenty of nice apartments to choose from such as the medical center and midtown.

    Academic Rigor

    All my professors were helpful. Many programs are thorough and ranked highly nation wide.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are plenty of frats, sororities,clubs to get involved in. How many schools can you name that have a bar on campus? How many have bowling allies that stay open quite late? How many schools can you name have an art museum on campus? The point is: you can't complain that there is nothing to do on campus. There is plenty to do. You just have to make the effort. Get involved!

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is one of the most unique and underrated schools in texas. It is now ranked Tier 1 and ranked 184 out of 2,680 universities in the nation I have been at this school for one semester and I love it!

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Surrounding areas are not safe but UH tries their best to keep their students safe!

    Greek Life

    A lot of fraternities and sororities to choose from!

    Clubs and Activities

    Possibly every club you can name of. If the one you are looking for is not there, you can create it!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a university that is laid back and chill.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The underground satellite building is a great place to eat and socialize with friends!

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, Pool, arcade games, clubs, social events, football games

    Food and Dining

    UH does a great job in providing their students with a wide variety of food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    Not staying at a dorm, but I hear they're great!

    Academic Rigor

    May be tough at times, but everyone needs a challenge to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to your lectures. Join clubs. Talk to your advisers and fellow students. Explore. Learn. Adventure.

    In three sentences

    A very diverse and friendly school that tries their best to keep the students engaged among each other. Although, the surrounding areas are not really safe, UH does an outstanding job in providing the safety and needs of their students. Great University for those who are looking for anything of a great experience, both education and social wise.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school isn't situated in the safest of neighborhoods and I wouldn't recommend walking around at night for a stroll. There have been crimes committed on or near campus(robberies, break ins, etc.), but nothing too serious. Security guards patrol the campus so its not that bad.

    Greek Life

    Not in a frat, but from what my friends say, its worth it and you get to meet new people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a plethora of fun activities/clubs to join on campus. My suggestion would be to join an organization that fits your major.(i.e. I am a pre-pharmacy major and I am in the Pre-pharmacy Association)

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working students who won't stop until they have accomplished their goal. Good for students with positive attitudes. If your social, this is the school for you because there are so many people you can meet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Underwear-run 2012 occurred on election night. students get down to their undies and run around the campus. Saw way too much skin, but hey, it's college.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely affordable, although I can't speak for everyone because I live in-state and have financial aid. If you live out of state then it is much more expensive(like all schools) ,but it's definitely worth it. Cheaper than most Texas schools mixed in with uality education like at UT/A&M.

    What to do for fun

    There are usually a least 2-3 parties a week from what i can tell. The park near my dorm also has games and fun activities to do during weekends. Lots of organizations to join in.

    Food and Dining

    The UH satellite is usually where I eat lunch on weekdays. The Moody Towers dining hall is pretty decent, but cougar woods is much better. McAlister�¢����s Deli is also pretty popular for students. The dining hall food is pretty weak on weekends though.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the Cougar Village dorm for freshman. It�¢����s brand new and pretty nice, unlike Moody Towers and the Quads. My suite-mates are pretty cool and chill. The computer lab and gym are my favorite things in the building because I never have to use my laptop. RA's are relaxed and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Since I already had 30 credits coming into college, I didn't need to take too many hours. As a result, i spaced out my classes in order to give myself ample time to study. Classes will be difficult only if you do not manage your time wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. I can't say that enough. Even though there not very selective, applying early has its benefits. I learned that the hard way by missing out on a $5000 scholarship simply because I applied late and the funds had already been handed out to others.

    In three sentences

    I love the UH campus. There are a plethora of activities to participate in and there always seems to be something going on. Professors are usually easy-going and classes are not too difficult.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been only a few minor safety issues, but the University handled them all excellently.

    Greek Life

    The isnt much of a Greek presence, but its there.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and organizations. Find something you like and there is a club for it. If there isn't, its easy to start one.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok. There are no 24 Hour food places on campus. But the dining halls are nice and have good food.

    Dorm Life

    UH is constantly upgrading. They are building two new dorms that are too open Fall 2013.

    Academic Rigor

    UH takes the academics serious. It depends on you major and what classes you are in, but be prepared to work.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If UH has one flaw, it is the danger of getting mugged when walking around campus at night. We often joke about everyone not forgetting their pepper spray, but we all really carry pepper spray. Too many people have been robbed this semester; the campus police have to patrol 24/7 to keep crime down, though I think it is getting better.

    Greek Life

    I rushed this semester and it was one of the best decisions of my life. I would recommend it to anyone. The greek life at UH is very fun, but not as intense as at some other schools. All of the houses are located together in Greek Park. Being so involved in something has never been so fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities on campus that it would be nearly impossible to not be able to find something you like. We even have zombie vs. people games campus wide.

    Great for these types of students

    UH is altogether a pretty laid back campus, great for people who want to get the full college experience without going to a giant party school.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is very pretty, and will be even prettier once all the renovations happening now are done. The school pride and tradition is incredible. I also feel as if the classes I am taking are preparing me well for what is to come in life.

    What to do for fun

    Being right smack dab in the middle of Houston really opens up a lot of opportunities for things to do for fun. There are clubs and bars, Discovery Green, the Galleria, Rice Village, and so many restaurants in the area that it would be impossible to try them all.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is very good. A new dining hall was just built and the old one isn't old at all and is very nice as well. My meal plan costs about as much as my friends' at other schools.

    Dorm Life

    Like on every campus, it depends on what dorm you live in as to whether you will enjoy your time there or not. Visit all of the dorms to get an idea of what you like. The new dorms being built are looking really nice already! there are normally a lot of activities in dorms and people are very friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Being in the Honors College, I might be a little biased about the academic rigor. From what I see though, it can be as challenging or not challenging as you like, depending on choice of major.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many activities on campus, like Greek life, the Honors College, athletics, ultimate frisbee, and countless clubs. Getting involved at this school is a must because it is super fun. Also, taking advantage of the FREE tutoring is a great way to keep grades and GPA high.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a growing school, often underestimated but always proving its worth. The tuition is not too expensive and the city life is exactly perfect for some people. The area immediately around campus can get a little scary at night, but with the completion of the new railway next to campus, it won't be long before it's completely indistinguishable from the wealthy parts of Houston.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many emergency booths placed on campus for student safety. The campus makes security one of the top priorities.

    Greek Life

    There are several different Fraternities and Sororities students can join. There is a huge variety for several.

    Clubs and Activities

    At the university of Houston there is a great amount of organizations and clubs a student can join. It is up to the student to figure out which one best suits them.

    Great for these types of students

    The library on campus is a great place to study for any type of student attending UH. The environment gives off a great learning vibe

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a great story line about UH's mascot shasta. Future or inspiring students should visit the campus to learn the history and stories the university can share.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Houston is indeed a great school. But many believe the school has many flaws. For example, it is known as a commuter school and the grade point system is not of the ordinary.

    What to do for fun

    For fun students can go to the recreational center and many other activities available for students on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, there are two dining halls on campus where students can enjoy good food.

    Dorm Life

    Can be fun and also helpful in education as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically classes can be tough but it all depends on ones major and work effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Though the work can get vigorous stay focused and you will succeed.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a great campus. It has even reached the status of tier one. It is definitely a college that should be considered.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have police boxes all around campus, and a security police force that polices the area at night and will escort you to your car. If there are any crimes or suspicious activities on campus the students are sent email or text alerts.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on campus embodies both the fun and the philanthropic aspect. They host festivals and RUSH in both the fall and the spring. There is a sorority/fraternity for every type of individual. We have an LGBT, Psychology, Medical, Engineering, Christian, and other kinds of sororities/fraternizes on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many opportunities to join clubs during the year, and the university even hosts a special club fair to let the students know about the clubs and organizations on campus. There are literature, anime, religious, economic, ethnic, cultural, business, and volunteer based clubs that you can easily join and participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    There are many different activities and facets for students of any kind to want to go to the University of Houston. The Honors College offers an intellectual community for those that prefer interaction on a more academic level while still being fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are two bronze cougar statues that are in front of a building that was donated by one of our biggest donators, Ezekiel Cullen. A tradition that the students at the University of Houston has is that before a test, or a game we rub one of the cougars paws for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    The university offers career services, psychological services, a free pass to the gym on campus, and free tickets to UH football games on or off campus. The university does its best to serve its students and it's up to you to take advantage of it! We also have a cougar at the Houston Zoo so we have free admission to the zoo. Additionally we have many jobs on campus that will work with your school hours and can help you pay for school.

    What to do for fun

    There are parties, dances, sports, club sports, clubs, and concerts that happens on campus. We have had Karmen perform, along with local artists. The Student Programming Board helps with many of these activities and does everything thing from playing movies in the park every month to creating a winter wonderland with snow near the dorms at school.

    Food and Dining

    Currently we have food trucks, individual restaurant options(Wendy's, Subway, greek food, Murphy's Deli, Smoothie King, etc.), campus grocery stores, and campus dining hall buffets. The quality of food is surprisingly well done at the buffets and when the buffets tire you can easily go to the restaurants on campus or even go off campus. There are many options within a 10 mile radius that are renowned in the city of Houston.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm options on campus are expanding, and a variety of options are already available. The resident assistants ensure that dorm life is both safe, and a fun environment by hosting events in the dorm facilities or enforcing quiet times during examination periods.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are engaging if you actively participate because they are largely discussion based if you are in the Humanities. The classes are challenging and ask for critical thinking skills in both writing and discussion activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    A plethora of scholarships and opportunities are waiting for you at the University of Houston. Apply to the Honors College which is a smaller organization within school with its own facilities that gives a private university feel along with the benefits of a large university. Show enthusiasm and be open to new experiences so that you can enjoy the university to its fullest extent.

    In three sentences

    The university is a diverse, dynamic, and active campus despite its large commuter base. I've personally grown from the classes and people that i have interacted with on campus. The professors are involved with the students and attempt to help out students in college and future career.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UH is not very safe. Every time you walk outside at night alone, you run a risk. Robberies are very common.

    Greek Life

    There are definitely a lot of fraternities and sororities to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide variety of clubs, reflecting the diverse student body. Some clubs are more active than others, however.

    Great for these types of students

    UH is great for students who want to stay in their hometown of Houston, who are laid back and not looking for a dramatic change, and who have plenty of friends to keep them company.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of...

    Bang for the buck

    UH is definitely cost-effective.

    What to do for fun

    There's not much to do on campus to be honest. If you want to do something different, you have to go off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall serves pretty good food in the beginning, but quality tends to decrease as the semester goes by. Still, the food is usually decent. There are not many places to eat within walking distance besides the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good if you live in a good residence hall, like Cougar Village, and if you get a quiet hall, which tends to be for Honors College and Tier One students.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't assume that classes will be a breeze. You're going to have to put in some hard work for almost all of your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in things that interest you. You'll get to do more and meet more people. Focusing on classes alone can get pretty unexciting.

    In three sentences

    UH is a very diverse university, but you'll always run into somebody that you know if you're from Houston. The campus is somewhat boring with a lot of construction taking place. Classes are manageable if you put in the proper effort.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not the safest campus, but the university if looking to find ways to improve security.

    Clubs and Activities

    SGA, Greek Life, Honor Societies, too much to name...

    Great for these types of students

    Religious organizations for Christians!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rub Shasta's paws for good luck before a football game.

    Bang for the buck

    Go Coogs. Love U of H.

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations. Meet people. Go to a football game. Go to the rec.

    Food and Dining

    Cougar Woods was recently opened. The food is really good. Just wish there was a 24/7 diner open.

    Dorm Life

    Not crazy about community bathrooms, but I think it is nice to live on campus and be around fellow students.

    Academic Rigor

    College is not easy. If you are not used to studying, you may have to make drastic changes in your daily routine to be successful in college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for lots of scholarships because college is expensive. Study hard, and do not slack of senior year.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus. People are very friendly. I have never been to such a diverse place.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UH has not been safe this year, but the authorities are working hard to make it a safe place.

    Bang for the buck

    UH is getting better every year, and soon I believe it will be a nationally recognized university.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I usually chill with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    UH has a variety of food choices, and compared to other universities I have eaten at, UH is actually has decent food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are kind of small, but they have everything you will need. Nevertheless, they are kind of cozy and well-built.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you keep up with your work, UH is not a very difficult place to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not PROCRASTINATE.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is in my words not what I expected. I expected a university with students who did not care about studying, but I found that there are very intelligent people there. Don't underestimate anyone.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wearing red on fridays is a huge tradition on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Enjoy a drink at the Den, join a pick up game at the Recreation center, or enjoy a good read at the library.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias are good for the first few weeks but there are other places to eat on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    They are always building new residence locations and it is a great way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is the driving force at University of Houston and that part of the reason we are a tier 1 university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to focus don't slack on your freshman year it will make things harder for you at the end. Show your school spirit. This is your college and you should want people to know that.

    In three sentences

    The campus is rapidly growing. Very diverse in culture. Commuter school that needs more support from the commuters.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Houston Campus is not as safe as I would like although our campus police department does everything it can improve the safety

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is very entertaining

    Clubs and Activities

    With the all of the diversity on campus there are tons of various organizations for all kinds of interests, its pretty cool.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for social students because there is always something to get into.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to choose from, it all depends on one's interests.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good and the dining areas are very neat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is awesome and there are lots of residential housing facilities to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    The course aren't really that hard as long as you stay dedicated and motivated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your walking shoes because the campus is big.

    In three sentences

    I really like University of Houston and all of its diversity. I love that i can meet so many different people from all walks of life and share experiences with them. The campus itself is also really nice and there are many exciting sites to enjoy.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We've had a few robberies in the surrounding areas, but the culprits were apprehended in a timely fashion.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great school with some of the best professors you will ever work with. The faculty here doesn't act like they are too good for you.

    What to do for fun

    UH has some of the best pool/billiard tables in the Houston area. They also have bowling and arcade and the best part is it's cheap!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get into research, no matter if it's in your field or not.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a great school. Being a research school, it hasn't gotten the best reputation for its studies, but since I came here, I have met some of the best professors in my life. Once I began doing research at the Institute for Nanoenergy under Dr. Curran, I began to understand the full potential of this university.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on through out the campus and it's easy to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but there is not much of a variety.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I've been told that dorm life isn't so great.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of my classes are demanding while others are not.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a freshman, students may not realize how important it is to study at all times. So my advice would to study at any time you can and do assignments in advance. It comes in handy when you want time for yourself during the weekends.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a great campus. I am currently a student here and I love everything that my campus has to offer. Classes are tough but that's what I love about our school!

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    my favorite little UH specialty are what is called Cougar Cards. these cards are like trading cards of the UH staff. When you collect all of the cards you get a 1000 dollar scholarship. I love it because it forces you to get involved on campus. In order to get the cards you have to attend certain events and participate in certain activities. It gets really crazy and competitive when it comes to these cards. People collect more than what they need so that they can trade with other people, whether they know them or not. I love it. its like a huge game with the WHOLE campus!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities at the University of Houston. almost every day there is something going on on campus. Get involved!! its not lame, its actually really fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food here rarely ever disappoints. There is the Satellite that has your main stream foods like taco bell, smoothie king, chick fil a, etc. thats fine and normal. But dear god the food trucks are glorious. There are so many throughout the campus that will have your mouth watering every time you walk past one. And the cafeteria food is great as well. always fresh and believe it or not REALLY good. and most importantly...ALL YOU CAN EAT. what more could you want? but be careful, no one wants that freshman 15 ;)

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is tricky. It really depends on where you stay and who you decide to associate yourself with. But the experience overall is fair. When it comes to commuter vs. resident...of course resident. As large as the campus is, it is more difficult for a resident to meet new people. When you live on campus you get more connections and more fun! Although a little pricey...its college.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I've mentioned before, the professors at the University of Houston care for the students education. This makes studying so much easier. You can go into the professors office hours or stay after class to have a little on on one time with them to get a better understanding of the material. The assignments that are given are not ridiculously unreasonable. All I can say is...its college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Money Money Money!! No matter what school you go to and no matter how low tuition costs may be, more money will never hurt! Look into the scholarships that the University of Houston has to offer. There are a plethora of chances for any student to get free money.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a great school with many opportunities. It has a great diverse environment that exposes you to many cultures and opens up your mind to different experiences. With a friendly staff and professors that actually care for your education, it is a great college.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has increased and I do feel a lot safer. For those who are scared, escorts are available and could be used to walk you to your vehicle at any time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every friday is RED day. Wearing a red shirt or top is a must to show school pride or else you'll be the only one in another color.

    Bang for the buck

    It could be pricy but compared to other university rates, U of H is a good buy and investment.

    Food and Dining

    I have a meal plan in place at the University of Houston. Their dining halls are great and the food courts don't stay behind. Very Satisfied!

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter but I've heard that by staying on campus, many opportunities are seen.

    Academic Rigor

    Mid terms could be stressful. If you study well from the start, this will not be a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you are in for, a university and not a community college. It could be challenging but with a great mind, it could be surpassed.

    In three sentences

    I'm proud to be a Cougar! The University of Houston provides a wide range of majors, minors, opportunities and great help to accomplished everything. You won't regret attending the University of Houston.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Have been petty robberies but security was increased and it declined

    Greek Life

    plenty to choose from

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs to join

    Great for these types of students

    Any there are Blacks, Whites, Latino, Foreigners from all across the planet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Frontiersmen is a mystery

    What to do for fun

    Lots of different things

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your car! :Lots of great stuff to see

    In three sentences

    U of H is a fantastic tier one university! We are located in wonderful Houston, texas and many opportunities are available. It is also very diverse and I just LOVE it!

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police that patrol all the time as well as little blue emergency stations. You run to the emergency station and hit the emergency button. Within sixty seconds, police will be there and it includes a phone line to call 911 should anything occur.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get out of their shell, or students who are looking for a University that will challenge and reward them. They prepare you to be successful as long as you take the time to learn the material and go to the classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have live music as well as snow (before the fall semester ended) and free food.

    Bang for the buck

    I LOVE my classes and my class room set ups. I am a Hotel and Restaurant Management major. The Demo Kitchens and Lecture halls are impeccable.

    What to do for fun

    The rec fees are included in the tuition. Use the rec! There is a pool where you can swim. The campus is very friendly and provides many hang out spots where you can relax between classes and hang out or get a little study time in by yourself or with a buddy.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide array of food on campus. There are Starbucks, a College ran coffee shop, ice cream shop, vegan food trucks and waffle food trucks, as well as restaurants that are both Fast Food and sit down. Plus there are juice bars and a pub.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes require a strenuous amount of homework and projects. The professors expect you to actually utilize your text books and read from them, show up for your classes and be prepared. They do an excellent job of teaching you skills that make you more marketable to a prospective employer. And it does not hurt that their programs are top notch!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and retake standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT to earn scholarships. Take the Graduation Pledge to receive up to $3000 in waivers throughout your academic career and to ensure you graduate on time.

    In three sentences

    There is a fantastic atmosphere that surrounds the University! The classes are interesting and not too overwhelming and the professors are witty and are there for you. I am so lucky to be a Cougar!

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    N.a.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't feel that the school is entirely worth the money for the many headaches that it causes.

    What to do for fun

    There's not much to do for fun but the gym area is nice/

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is decent, but I would recommend one of the many local eateries that surround the University as a better option.

    Dorm Life

    Majority of the dorms are run-down, old and dirty, not to mention very unsafe.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the professor, the actual rigor of the courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Carpooling is a great option, especially since parking isn't the best option here.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston has good professors, but isn't entirely worth the money. The financial aid office is slow to help and not entirely knowledgeable on how to assist students. The campus is not very safe either.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UC Satellite Game Room, events sponsored by the university.

    Food and Dining

    Not much diversity but sometimes they have really great meals.

    Dorm Life

    As in every dorm, there are some people that do lots of crazy stuff but nevertheless, it is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teacher's are really hard but with effort you'll make it through.

    Tips for prospective students

    I really encourage to come to University of Houston. As an international student I do not regret leaving my home country and my family because I've had a great experience. Your experience will depend if you chose wisely what to do with your freedom.

    In three sentences

    It is a really diverse university. Lots of Cougar Pride. Big Campus.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Only 10 minutes from downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls and food places are very good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very nice and fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on Campus

    In three sentences

    It is a very diverse and good school.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All.

    What to do for fun

    Football games!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm. I am from Houston and still live at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save your money ahead of time for a good parking permit.

    In three sentences

    Large Campus. There is not enough parking in the economy lots. Everyone is friendly.

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UH is reasonably safe. It's not in the best area of town, but there are plenty of lights and campus police are near major parking lots and garages. There have been some theft, but most of the times theft occurs off campus and away from lighted areas.

    Greek Life

    There are over 27 Fraternities and Sororities at UH.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 400 student organizations on campus!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Chili-Cook Off when UH plays Rice in Football. Frontier Fiesta - the annual gathering of food vendors and a small carnival on the UH Campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun at UH. I attend the UH Baptist Student Ministry every week for different activities, including small groups or church. There are also athletic events such as basketball or football that I love to be apart of. There is also an on-campus pub for those nights when I feel like hanging with friends to drink a beer.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the UH dinning hall and at over restaurants around campus make life at UH great. There are two dinning halls that offer all you can meals. There are also several restaurants and coffee shops around campus that allow students the flexibility to choose different places to eat. Overall I give the Food and Dinning at UH a 4. While there are great options, they are still in need of additional options. That should be coming soon though; The University Center is currently being renovated.

    Dorm Life

    By the start of the 2013-2014 school year there will be over 8,000 beds on the UH campus. That would consist of approximately 20% of the total UH student body. Because such a large number of students live on campus, there are plenty of activities to be apart of throughout the year.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Houston is a Carnegie Tier 1 Research University. That means that UH professors and staff conduct research at a very high level, indicating that UH is a quality school. Professors at UH challenge students and prepare them for positions in top organizations. The grading scale at UH is also an indication of it's rigor; students are graded on a scale of B-, B, B+, etc. That means students need to try harder to earn an 4.0 and get an A+.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many thing to consider when choosing a university. What sets The University of Houston apart is that it's in one of the largest cities in the world. There are plenty of job opportunities after college for UH students around Houston. UH also has many top ranked programs in business, engineering, and the social sciences.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a great university to get your degree! There are plenty of organizations to get involved in and the diversity, top 3 in the country, makes it quite unique. The academics are strong, and the athletic program is up and coming.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you're planning to live on campus, be aware when having evening classes. The university does a great job providing emergency regulations at all times at night, but there are still unknowns such as robberies that occur near, but off campus.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're one to meet new people, come to this university!

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and activities that student organizations sponsor. Going to the recreation and wellness center for a workout every so often is always a great option to relieve some stress!

    Food and Dining

    Food is great here! So many options and the university always gives a healthy option everywhere you go!

    Dorm Life

    The University of Houston is a school mostly for commuters. However, living on campus is definitely a good investment. On campus, you're more able to get involved in clubs and activities, which is the whole reason of campus life!

    Academic Rigor

    Being a Biology major will, of course, be difficult every now and then. If you're someone who is very interested in the subject, it can be very fun and interesting. There are always competitive students, the best thing to do is to study, study, study!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy and get ready to make new friends.

    In three sentences

    It's an incredibly diverse school. Meeting new people everyday and making friends is at the top of my list at this school. Being engaged and involved on campus is one of the easiest and most fun thing to do around here!

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are plenty of police officers around, and they are always willing to help. We do have crime here, but the cases are resolved in a matter of a couple weeks. However, the emergency light poles on campus do not work.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus... enough for at least everybody to get involved in one. Those involved in media can join SVN, there is the club theater in the Honors College, there are Christian groups such as Intervarsity and BSM. The engineering school has their own set of clubs. Fraternities and sororities are always advertising on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who love diversity, HRM majors, people who like big colleges and getting involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you enter into the campus on Cullen, raise the Cougar Paw outside your window. This is kind of an unspoken tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the education at the University of Houston is good, the tuition and fees are a bit too much. Of course, every college is like this, but there are always hidden fees in places that students may not like to pay.

    What to do for fun

    Because UH is mostly a commuter school, there are not as many activities available. Sometimes they will have movies playing that are not out on DVD yet. Karaoke nights, coffeehouse, and gatherings that include food are what draw students in to social activities. The rec also has intramural sports that a lot of students get involved with. However, most students tend to go off campus for fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls on campus (Moody and Cougar Woods) are extremely convenient for those who have a meal plan and live on campus. The food variety is outstanding and the quality is, for the most part, superb. For those who do not live on campus, there are a variety of food trucks and fast food restaurants (including Pizza Hut and Chick-fil-A) in the UC Satellite.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life on campus is absolutely great! The Residence Hall Association always has events going on, RAs are well picked, and communities are built between floors. However, even though quiet hours are listed, there will be some people who do not observe them, so sometimes it can be loud.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what professors you sign up for. However, for the most part, UH does not give out good grades easily. Architecture students in particular have an extremely heavy work load, and music students sometimes camp out in the music school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you will be commuting, come as early as possible. Living on campus will be your best option. Apply as early as possible, and this goes for applying for housing as well as scholarships. Wear red on Fridays!

    In three sentences

    Because of its newly acquired Tier One status, UH has become one of the top schools in Texas. The campus is beautiful, and the faculty (for the most part) are helpful. The diversity on this campus is outstanding, and that factor gives people an education outside their academic studies.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    We have a bowling alley on campus that I enjoy to the fullest.

    Food and Dining

    Always places to eat on campus wether its the cafeterias or fast food places all around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Its a great way to meet lots of new people. Especialy different races and cultures. You learn the campus much better and enjoy the campus life more.

    Academic Rigor

    Not to hard unless you make it hard. You come to college to learn and get a degree, don't come to slack off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Finding a job on campus to purchase books would help you greatly. Also don't be a loner find friend or join organizations.

    In three sentences

    I think it's a GREAT University to attend. The cost is pretty decent for a big school with 40,000 + students attending. We are very diverse.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has a pretty active police force but there is still crime in the area. it is not uncommon to hear of an attempted robbery.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sorties on campus for students to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to choose from. They range from karate to chess.

    Great for these types of students

    Mostly great for Engineering and Business majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Frontier Fiesta is the most traditional tradition on campus which takes place in the spring when the campus all take part in an enormous festival on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The school may actually give you more money because it gets so much money from donations. The school is tier one, offers a lot to its students, and is in a great city for internships.

    What to do for fun

    The stadium isn't said to be complete till 2014 so there are no football games on campus till then. However, there are still basketball games, baseball games, night life on campus, an underground arcade, plays, and special events.

    Food and Dining

    The food choices are great with two main cafeterias and food buses on both sides of the campus. Other restaurants include two subways, McDonald, Kim Son, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Taco Cabana, and many more. The student groups also organize events where they sell food so there are many places to eat on and near campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are always events on campus to keep the students who live there interested such as movie nights, cultural events, etc. The campus has apartments and is currently having two new dorm building built.

    Academic Rigor

    Every day there will be homework. Many classes are harder than private University classes. Do not expect to be able to slack off and get an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should avoid Cs and Ds if they are dual credit. Many dual credit students coming in will be placed in the undeclared group because even though the university itself doesn't take that into account on your GPA for the school, the individual colleges do.

    In three sentences

    Good restroom facilities, professors, and beautiful buildings, but some classrooms can use some updating. The streets are horrible to drive on, but that is due to the nonstop construction of the area. The main thing that gets students hooked to the University of Houston is that it is a very active and alive school.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are occasional robberies late night near parking lots.

    Great for these types of students

    Pretty much everyone. Such a diverse school with like every nationality that you can find.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Frontier Fiesta, wear red on Fridays, go to the Satellite to play some pool.

    Bang for the buck

    It is cheaper than other universities in TX.

    What to do for fun

    Playing pool, going to the rec center, and eat.

    Food and Dining

    Such a variety of different food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Shared restroom sucks. Walls are like paper thin.

    Academic Rigor

    Upper science classes are a pain in the butt. Invest lots of time in them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go out late night by yourself. Get early to get parking since they are having a construction at the stadium which forces everyone to park somewhere else.

    In three sentences

    UH is a commuter school. Lots of places to eat. Be careful at night.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    occasional rapes and burglaries, but we have a really good police department on campus. Just press the red button, and within seconds a police officer will be there.

    Greek Life

    we have some greek life on campus, but if this is your deciding factor, then don't even come to college.

    Clubs and Activities

    you have to look for some good ones, but they are there.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerds, Jocks, and potheads

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The underwear run (which this year got shut down by police after 1/5 of a mile), but other than that, there is not much.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools, it is pretty cheap including with housing. You have to create your own entertainment and travel quite a distance to have fun. However, the education is decent and UH provides many career advice counselors to remind you why you are in college in the first place.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec, hang out with friends, study, eat, sex, eat, and sleep.

    Food and Dining

    The food is so bad on campus that I have been eating sardines and bread for lunch and dinner. Also, there are no good dining places within a 5 mile radius of campus. I'm thinking about opening a 24/7 Chipotle on campus. Any investors?

    Dorm Life

    The dorm situation is not that great. My dorm was messy and especially when you are stuck with a pothead and a lazy person. However, you should still live on campus because you meet a lot more people that way even though it might not be your roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    My professors get all of their questions from the book. If you read the book, you are guaranteed to make an A in my classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to succeed at this university, you should create a schedule and stick to it. It leaves alot more time to have fun and to actually enjoy your university life while also making good grades.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a on-going constructive process to becoming a great school. It's diversity is unprecedented, so anybody can find a group of friends very easily. You will feel right at home until sunset where it becomes a ghost town campus where even the large population of squirrels commute back into their burrows.

  • 03/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the recreation center, there is a lot to do there.

    Food and Dining

    Food is ok. It is similar to mall food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm. Instead i drive to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    UH is a very proud school. Mainly in health and sciences. The sport department is quite proud also.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to campus early! Especially when the semester starts, parking is ridiculously. And watch out for traffic.

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere. I wish there was more parking spots available. I am glad that they have a recreation center on campus.

  • 03/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As I have said this school is in a very large city (4th largest in the country) and it has its fair share of crime.

    Bang for the buck

    The level of education that you receive versus the amount you pay can not be matched.

    What to do for fun

    You are in Houston, the possibilities are endless.

    Food and Dining

    A wide variety in and around campus. If you want it you should be able to find it quickly and easily.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms but from everything I have heard they are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard but far. I have yet to run across a class that would be considered easy but I don't find the classes unreasonably demanding either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Having a car is a must for students. There is public transportation but with so many wonderful things to see in and around the school a car is most helpful. The library is first class and this school offers a great education at an affordable price.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful school with extremely helpful teachers and administrators. This school is extremely diverse and part of a large diverse city. Even though the school is large and in the middle of a large city it still has an intimate atmosphere.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    invovle in programs and clubs

    Food and Dining

    diversity is everywhere

    Dorm Life

    i love it. comfortable and superv

    Academic Rigor

    Its a little hard and do it yourself

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a good GPA

    In three sentences

    I love you University of Houston. It is a great school for focused kids with big dreams. The teachers and enviroment are just as great

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is decent, of course its expensive but not so much as some of the other public universities in Texas.

    What to do for fun

    You can join clubs and organizations that seem interesting to you. There are always fun things planned within organizations. The city of Houston is also a vibrant city and you always have the chance to go out and explore it.

    Food and Dining

    The Fresh Food cafeteria(one of the cafeteria's) is a great place to get a snack or a meal at any time of the day. It is open till midnight on weekdays to help with late night studying. There are also numerous fast food eateries and deli's on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are a number of different living opportunities on campus including dorms and apartments. The students are friendly. And you will most likely be paired up with people most similar to you.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is intense. such as university coursework should be. But if one studies and goes to class. you will do just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    We have a great student body here, you will not have to feel alone. There are so many different clubs and organizations you can join, allowing you to be able to make great friends. The faculty is there for its students and there are many opportunities for to help you find jobs for when you graduate.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston - Main Campus is great school. I am currently a sophomore at the university and I've had an amazing time the past two years. It's an incredibly diverse campus and there is something for everyone.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has improved but the downside is that campus is so big is hard to have supervision everywhere. My advise would be try not to walk alone, do not stay too late on campus and if you do have security walk you to your car.

    Greek Life

    Unfortunately I did not join any fraternities because I always worked part time. However, I highly recommend you do join one because they are a lot of fun and great for networking.

    Clubs and Activities

    I joined HBSA and DECA which were alot of fun and a great opportunity to make friends especially if you do not leave on campus join a club you won't regret it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual locations on campus I really enjoy are China Star because they have the best Chinese food I have ever tried.

    Bang for the buck

    The value for the money I have spent in school I hope will be worth it when I graduate and begin working in my profession.

    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun is work out because I love being physically active, I feel more energized when I work out and it helps me clear my mind. Working out is essential when you are in college because we are young and need to take care of our health in order to be in the best shape for when we graduate and begin working in our field.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at UH is really fun because this is where you can relax and catch up with friends. Relaxing is very important when you are in college because if you work too much you will get burned out and not focus as well. You need to give your brain at least an hour of relaxation time.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms and in a way I am kind of glad because it must be hard to remain discipline in your studies when you are living with your friends versus your parents. However, it is a nice experience because you get to live the full college life and you meet way more people which is always great for networking.

    Academic Rigor

    Buy a planner and plan out your study time, your work time and if you have time for fun then enjoy. Do not procrastinate because it will cause you more stress than you already have. Follow your study schedule and make sure you always give yourself at least a week to study before a test.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore your interest in your Freshman year by visiting different colleges and speaking to adviser's. Sophomore year narrow down your interest and speak to your advisor about them. By the beginning of your junior try to figure out what you want to major in because if you don't you will just be waisting valuable time and money.

    In three sentences

    UH is a great school with a great business program. I have learned so much and grown so much as a person. As first generation to attend college, I never thought I would enjoy college life this much. I am excited to be a senior and really looking forward to what the future holds.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Eh needs to be bumped up but they are good about getting the word out I get texts when there is some issue from a robbery on campus to a bomb or gun threat so I am able to prepare or avoid the situation.

    Greek Life

    They are there

    Great for these types of students

    A lot of engineering students and people who what to be Greek

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing I have taken part in.

    Bang for the buck

    Eh.... It is pricey and some of the professors pawn off their classes to their TA's. That's not what I am paying for and it pisses me off. Otherwise the facilities we have access to are awesome.

    What to do for fun

    They off a lot of stuff but I don't usually attend since I live 30 miles away and can't afford the gas to go up there just for fun.

    Food and Dining

    On campus eateries are many and variable.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't know what this means

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect much help from advisers at UH. Other wise study study study....

    In three sentences

    Research is important here, this makes the educators highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their field. However, many of those same educators sometimes don't care as much as the educating part of their job and are more concerned with their own personal research.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    ALWAYS DO YOUR HOMEWORK! It seems kind of silly to say but it's the only way you'll pass and actually understand what you're trying to learn. Not doing it leads to cramming the night before exams and pulling no fun all-nighters.

    In three sentences

    There is such a strong sense of pride in being a cougar at University of Houston! People studying here from all over the world have made this one of the most diverse schools in the US! I love going to UH.

  • 04/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Houston Zoo is a fun place to go to and taking walks along the beautiful trails that are located right in downtown.

    Food and Dining

    I live off campus, there are numerous places to go to for food and dining. The downtown area is a very popular place to go to.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic expectation of the university is challenging and rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Complete all forms and applications in a timely manner.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a very good college to attend. The experience has been incredible. In addition, the professors are incredible and the help out in everyway possible.

  • 04/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is honestly so much to do I can't list out. Theres the U.C that has an arcade. Then theres the Rec if you want to go work out or play a game with friends. There's regular free movie showings of movies that barely came out for students. Concerts, Opera's, Play's, Clubs, it's honestly too much and theres probably more I don't even know of.

    Food and Dining

    There is honestly no way you can be hungry here. You have a good variety of food at UH. Theres the satellite which has like 5 plus restaurants that you can choose from. Honestly thats the main place to be, but there are also cafeteria's for those who opt for a meal plan, and they serve some pretty appetizing food there, or you can opt for food that the different clubs are selling out in stands.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not all that bad, and by the end you actually feel like you mastered it. Of course the rigor varies from class to class, but if you want to have at least a guaranteed B+ in the class, you should read your textbook, do practice problems, and review notes. Of course each class has its own style and its up to you to find your personal study method to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Well, you should do research to see if the university has what you want to do; research the college you want to be in. Then start by making a road map as to what you want to get done in every year, what classes to take and what to join, things like that. Get active, and just explore.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is such an exciting place to be in right now. They have a wonderful tier one staff that really try to help students succeed. It's a place where hard work feels gratifying.

  • 04/08/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    clubs, gym, pool,

    Food and Dining

    You cant tell the difference between your mom's food and theres

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to really work hard and find ways to support your self financially.

    In three sentences

    AWESOME,HUGE, and GREAT

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, I play my instrument or hang out with friends. I attend music recitals at Moores school of Music, eat meals with friends, or do service events with friends. The most fun thing to do though is make friends like mine and have movie nights when no one is doing homework.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining on campus is simply horrible. It is too unhealthy and very inconsistent.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is expensive. Dorms are also a bad place to be when trying to get work done. But, dorms are great for meeting people and being conviently close to everything as dorms are on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you keep up with work and go to classes regularly, any class is passable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early. Apply for scholarships and financial aid. Sleep when possible. Don't give up.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a great overall school. The classes, competitive students, and atmosphere are all great. The food on campus is terrible though.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is horrible! Safety is bad. Within one semester, I have got about six to seven alerts that have happened on campus. Day or night, its not too secure.

    Greek Life

    Greek life wasn't for me.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm involved in Psychology club. Its great! The people and officers are fun and friendly. Get involved in any organization. It defiantly makes your time there better.

    Great for these types of students

    Very diverse which is great! So many different cultures and ethnicity. Many students interact but others are to themselves as well. Being social makes the UH environment great!

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in an organization! That helps you network within your major and make nice UH pals.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dinning is good, I can't complain. At times, the festivals they have sell cheap cultural/ethnic meals cheap.

    Dorm Life

    BE CAREFUL! I have recently received an email informing students on a security alert robbery case. The suspect had a weapon and pointed towards the students inside their dorm. Dorm life is expensive and the dorms are not in good condition and are very small.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Houston claims to be a tier one college but academic is still the same since my graduate friends been there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Safety Safety Safety. If you plan to life in the dorms, be careful since I have recently received an email informing students on a security alert robbery case . Ladies, watch around yourself when walking on campus. The area is not great. I would assume to carry mace on your key chain.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is not what you expect it will be. Safety on campus is the major issue going on right now. Also, parking is unavailable even if you have paid for a permit.

  • 04/19/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    No place is safe anymore. The school had an episode just this last weekend. It does concern me but also I realize that all places, colleges, businesses, have a risk of safety issues. I plan to not answer my door if I'm not expecting someone, travel in numbers and not travel at night.

    Greek Life

    I have not experienced the Greek Life yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    I may pursue the flag football and maybe even a work out group.

    Great for these types of students

    From what I see with the campus so far, you can be any type of student and find a group to fit into. This campus has so many vastly different people. They all seem very supportive of each group.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know that yet. I think when I toured the campus it was pretty neat that they use to keep the real cougar mascot on campus. He had a pretty neat living area all to himself.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm excited and nervous for this next chapter in my life. My goal is to have fun and study hard.

    What to do for fun

    I plan to work out at the fitness center and maybe go to a few Astros' games.

    Food and Dining

    I decided on an apartment to cut the cost of the meal plan. I love to cook so that can save me a lot of money.

    Dorm Life

    I will live on campus in an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    I know it will be challenging for me and that is why I decided to live on campus. My goal is to be totally focused on school and getting connected.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start the application process early! Visit as often as you can so you are more familiar with the campus.

    In three sentences

    The university is quite large but seems to have a great deal of transportation. The staff and student employees have been so helpful every time I have visited. Exciting things are happening with the new dorms being built...I can't wait to see how they look inside.

  • 04/24/2013

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    More than 100 clubs if not more on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I'm not sure how you would rate the food, but it was about average. On the flip side there are tons of restaurants on campus to choose from.

    In three sentences

    U oh H is a large campus;almost like a city on it's own. The class sizes are said o get smaller and smaller as you get into to your upperclassmen years. Lastly, They have a strong psychology and business program in a really modern large city.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    unsafe 1 to safe 5 I say 4 daytime and 2 for nighttime

    Greek Life

    Perfect with variety laboratory and research program

    Clubs and Activities

    With more than 500 student organizations and 16 intercollegiate sports teams, life at UH is active and lively.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't wander at night alone... ghettos are around ^^

    Bang for the buck

    fee and tuitions are massive expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Creation center with plenty of pool table, and other games. UH has movie room you can joint for free.

    Food and Dining

    They offer daily meal and meal plan. Pretty taste food. Cant complaint

    Dorm Life

    Living in a residence hall at the University of Houston can be a wonderful, positive experience. While living on campus you will have access to many services and resources � Faculty-in-Residence and Living/Learning communities. Campus living gives you the support to focus on your academics while learning to be a part of a diverse community.

    Academic Rigor

    social science classes are brutal. Recommended to take care those classes in community college and transfer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait to last minute to do your paper work, the waiting line is frustrated. Parking is big issues, always packed. First come first serve, come early is recommended

    In three sentences

    Easy to apply either online or face to face. Offer both on campus classes and distance education. The facilities are friendly and ready to help.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Perhaps the dorm life will improve with the new dorms that will open next year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus or take public transportation because the parking at the University of Houston is infamous.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a diverse community near the heart of a multicultural metropolis that is bursting with opportunities. Having lived in the shadow of the prestigious Rice University for decades, the University of Houston is fervently earning it's own place as a top research university. Perhaps the new football stadium and University Center will ease its inferiority complex.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe in the daytime, but many reports about crime and muggings occur at night in the parking lots. Surrounded by a very low-income ghetto area.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not involved in it, but pretty active as far as I can tell.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse, social, academic students.

    Bang for the buck

    THIS IS THE CHEAPEST UNIVERSITY WITH AS MANY RESOURCES AS YOU CAN GET. Especially if you commute from home.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of on campus choices, and not terribly expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I commute...

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are ridiculously easy. There are the occasional hard courses but I came from a rigorous high school.

    In three sentences

    An extremely diverse campus. Tons of resources are available here.

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Lots of placecs to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live on campus but I've been to the dorms and there really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Some difficulty but nothiing that can't be handled with some hard work. It is college after all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just don't be shy and you'll have friends in no time.

    In three sentences

    Great school! Aweome professors and many chances for tutoring and help. You get to meet a diverse number of people.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They will always send a text if its harmful to the entire student body, which happened once in 2013 even though it was a false alarm. Police are always there. I would say make sure your not flashing all the expensive things you have because people are watching. Make sure you walk in large groups and try leaving campus by 5 PM because its usually after that crimes happen, and you don't want to be a victim.

    Greek Life

    The sigma Lambda's very fun group of individuals.

    Clubs and Activities

    They mentions these quite a bit in classes sometimes.

    Bang for the buck

    Tealicious has some really good refreshing drinks, and the restaurant next to it Macalister the drinks are SUPER size.

    What to do for fun

    By the architect building and towards the satellite (dining area) there's a large shaded grass area where many people sit and eat there or even take naps. BSM building has bed that you can sleep and provide free food every Tuesday's and Thursday 11-2 pm. The park on campus is a very nice place to go and sit and enjoy the man made fountains, and siting area. Butler Plaza always has events going on all year long, you can get a lot of free items.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok. The satellite has some really great options, and the business school has a starbucks on the top floor which is really nice.

    Dorm Life

    The Lofts, are VERY nice, they are a little pricey but they are well worth the money especially the calhoun lofts. Moody tower, even though its not to much to live there, it becomes very annoying at times, because you can sometimes here your neighbors talking at night the walls are a little thin. Resident Assistants are ALL amazing!

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty and/or challenge(s) presented in any academic setting.. Don't expect that you can cheat this school is VERY strict about ethics and they will take the highest action if caught. Professors are very flexible to help you along with TA's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to the advisory, they are VERY helpful. They will find loop holes so you can graduate faster. The advisors will also help you find jobs, but don't think everything will be hand given to you. You have to show that you have potential and they will help you out. Professors and well chosen some even have amazing academic stories that make you feel like, Hey this person is just like me. This school inspires to bring the best out of you!

    In three sentences

    From all the institutions that I have attended, hands down University of Houston is one the BEST schools that I have EVER attended. They are very understanding, and cooperative, they look out for my needs. They help me reach my goal every step of the way with a smile and comfort.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    People are going to tell you that the University isn't safe. It's not really true. We get threats and some robberies. Don't go out by yourself at night. There are police escorts, they're there to protect you. Don't be shy to ask for help. It would be like telling a waiter that they don't need to get you more water, because you don't want them to go out of their way. Just use caution, you'll be safe.

    Bang for the buck

    I know that it's better than it could be. But it's not fun taking out loans for tuition. It's even less fun to pay out of pocket. But, I'm sure the return on investment will be well worth the price some day.

    What to do for fun

    The university always has events. This year, I saw a couple of great concerts and comedians, I went to a paint party, I even ran a 5K. Not far from campus, there's the Galleria, Montrose (super fun clubbing) and lots of places to go out to eat. It's like the city never sleeps.

    Food and Dining

    I'm gluten-free (I can't eat anything that's made with flour), and the university is actually pretty good about offering things that I can eat. I wouldn't say that it's the best tasting food that I've ever had. But it's not awful.

    Dorm Life

    Hey, it's a place to sleep. It does introduce you to new experiences though. There are people from all over the world. It's kind of amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, I can't say that I've actually learned much in college. But, I went to a decent high school and have yet to take the more difficult classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just like anywhere else: get your stuff done. Administration isn't fun to have to sift through (anywhere). Bring your SAT scores with you at orientation, get your AP and duel credit scores in as soon as possible, make sure that you have the classes you need. Be prepared.

    In three sentences

    In only three sentences, the University of Houston is pretty great. Like anything else, it has its downfalls. Overall, it's like being part of diverse and larger than yourself, but you still get to feel special and unique.

  • 05/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    At night, the campus tends to feel unsafe. The University offers police escorts and keeps the buildings and its' acreage well lighted during the later hours of the day.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are 500+ organizations. I joined the Clean Energy Initiative and the Habitat for Humanity groups. Both were o.k., however I found that other students really loved the cultural organizations on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking to define themselves by their own accomplishments, struggles, and goals will find the University of Houston a great match.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During finals, the libraries are open all night. Once, while I was studying, the university administration brought puppies and pancakes at 11 PM and gave it for free!

    Bang for the buck

    U of H is the cheapest school in terms of tuition in comparison to the other tier-one state schools in Texas. The University seeks to reduce the cost for students as much as possible.

    What to do for fun

    Visit Houston! Go to Kemah, Galveston, NASA, the museums, and so much more! The University also hosts the frontier fiesta on an annual basis.

    Food and Dining

    Houston has some of the finest food there is to offer. The University of Houston, like it's city, has a great cuisine for students. The food is fairly priced and is available on all parts of the campus. If you're a vegetarian, you'll feel right at home.

    Dorm Life

    Although I don't live in the dorms, I've had many friends who do. The university has built many new residential facilities, most of which are spacious and maintain state-of-the-art facilities. Typically, students built their most memorable relationships in the community life provided by the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are looking for a challenging curriculum, you'll find it here. If you are looking for a more vibrant social life, you'll also find it here. On average, courses are challenging and professors work to enhance your understanding in their subject area.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested, apply early in order to be considered for merit based scholarships. I also recommend you to visit the campus to confirm your interest!

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is an emerging, welcoming institution that offers a variety of majors. It's most attractive qualities include a diverse student body and it's location. At this university, the student's make the institution rather than the institution defining the student.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cougar Red on Friday.

    What to do for fun

    Study Study Study. However, there are several events on campus daily where students can have fun such as nightly movies in the park or sessions where students can discuss important topics. There is also a pub on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wear red on Fridays and make sure to pay it forward with other students. Make friends early in the semester.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a Tier One campus. You get that feeling from talking to the teachers who are all very professional and walking on the campus paths. Every student treats one another with respect.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While you can contact campus security and receive a ride almost anywhere on campus, there have been multiple robberies, sexual assaults, and it is well known you can smoke in dorm rooms without getting caught.

    Bang for the buck

    To be considered one of the cheaper higher education institutions in Texas, you really cannot complain for everything you get at UH. However, the most expensive aspects at the University of Houston are the most disappointing. From a curricular standpoint, yes, you completely get your money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    To be completely honesty the social events on campus are only fun with a great group of friends. After football season, if you want to have fun, you are only left with options off campus. Occasionally the Greek events are fun.

    Food and Dining

    Such as with the dorms, the money they extort for the extremely plain or just plain disgusting food of the two cafeterias is disgusting. The fast food options on campus help, but not much. You will be out of the the schools' Cougar Cash within two months time leaving you to suffer the rest of the year.

    Dorm Life

    Having friends lived in every dorm option on campus, there is no enviable place. The elevators only work on a good day in Moody and the stairs are a pain anywhere else. No option on campus is worth the money they rob you of.

    Academic Rigor

    While students do share what classes are the easiest, whether for the teacher or grading system, in the end all of the exams are difficult so it really is about attending class and if not understanding, at least memorizing the material. Some classes are easy however; you just need to study what is on the study guide.

    Tips for prospective students

    Two weeks before school, buy a planner- this will be your life line. Do not skip class, join a minimum of two organizations, and make great friends.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a great example of the phrase what you put in is what you get out. You must remain extremely focused and driven if you would like to not only earn a degree but retain whatever information you learned. On a scale of 1 to 10, it would rate it a 6.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are dangerous places everywhere. With that being said the campus security does a great job in keeping everyone safe.

    Greek Life

    not involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am currently not involved.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students are welcome. Houston is great and diverse school. One of the most diverse schools in the state and maybe even the country.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive, but if you stick with your ambition and positive attitude your time here will pay off in your future job and career.

    What to do for fun

    I go out with friends when time allows.

    Food and Dining

    I did not purchase a meal plan

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Personally I am in the architectural graduate program at the University of Houston. This program will challenge you and in the end you will succeed more knowledgeable and passionate than you were in the beginning.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to students is to come with ambition and a positive attitude.

    In three sentences

    The university of Houston a beautiful campus to come and advance yourself towards academic and career goals. It is a diverse school that challenges you in your field of choice. I feel that I am a nice fit in this school.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    it is very dangerous.

    Greek Life

    I do not have any info about it

    Great for these types of students

    students are cool but the neighborhood is dangerous.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    unsafe at night so do not take evening classes if you plan to.

    What to do for fun

    a lot of fun during fall and spring semester from the students associations.

    Academic Rigor

    best

    Tips for prospective students

    it is strong university but you have to save money to get in.

    In three sentences

    It is best University ever, but the tuition is higher.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not safe at all. Don't go out walking at night. The whole year there were reports about people getting robbed. We got alerts and emails about this like every week. Every week there was a new person that was assaulted or robbed. Its third ward, what do you expect?

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the types that love to party. Great for the greeks I guess.

    What to do for fun

    The University tries to keep putting out events and fun things to do, and while I did enjoy the Snow day thing and the movies that the University shows, other than that, it was boring. Just hang out and loiter about.

    Food and Dining

    Horrible. The cafeteria's are only opened during certain times a day, and not very many times at that.

    Dorm Life

    Horrible. I hated it. I stayed at Moody Towers. I disliked the people, I disliked how everything was run; it just wasn't a good time.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your field of study. University of Houston is good for Engineering and the Sciences. Check

    Tips for prospective students

    If your a commuter, prepared to go through hell trying to park. If you stay on campus, prepare to deal with annoyances like broken elevator, poor dining, air conditioning problems, etc.

    In three sentences

    In three sentences, the University of Houston is a little bit LESS than okay. It is great for those types who are STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), however. Check (http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges) for the rankings.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Recreational Center.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus that offers a peace of mind. Highly motivated students and staff. Great study place.

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    It is a diverse environment, cool people and varies activities

  • 06/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The rec is where I go so I can box, play basketball, workout and swim which is all in one place so its like where everyone goes. Also you can go to the arcade room/bowling alley at the UC for fun also. Or just enjoy the campus and walk around because it is huge and would probably find something fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is quite nice but if a vegetarian you would probably eat the same thing almost everyday until they make fish. But other than that it is fine. Each line is a different country.

    Dorm Life

    There are some very nice dorms accept for one which is Moody Towers. These are horrible and I don't recommend these to anyone however any other dorm like cougar place, cougar village, bayou oaks, or calhoun lifts are very nice and would recommend those.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a computer engineering and technology major. It is hard but I understand what I need to be doing. All I have to do is focus and the advisors will guide you to succcess.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to use rate my professor.com to pick a teacher that you like because teachers teach differently so pick the one who benefits you. Also make sure you know where your classes are before school starts because you don't want to be lost on class day.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school to go to. The teachers are nice and understandable. And there is much to do on campus. But you have to stay focused.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school is located in 3rd Ward supposedly one of the most unsafe neighborhoods in the nation. And over the course of the last year or so there has been many many robberies. Most of them were late at night but still

    Greek Life

    Barely noticeable

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a fair share of clubs, just set at awkward times of the day; like right in the middle of the day during class time or at night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cats back at the beginning of the fall semester. And frontier Fiesta

    Bang for the buck

    Go somewhere else if you can.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the recreation center. That's it

    Food and Dining

    There are so few eating options it's not funny. And with the few choices there is, the food is so expensive. The only place to eat as of 2013 is the UC satellite, and then the dorm dining halls. Most people just eat taco bell because it is the cheapest thing there is. In fact so many people eat there that if you go during peak hours you can stand in line for like 20 minutes

    Dorm Life

    One thing about UH is it is a commuter school... They are working to build more dorms and such but the majority of the student body lives off campus. Most of the kids at this school live in the suburbs of Houston i.e Katy, Sugarland, Cypress etc.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is trying to play catch up with UT and A&M, and while the work is hard the school does not have professors to back the academic rigor. The engineering professors especially have this Oh you don't get it... to bad move on attitude when you ask for help. Not all of them do of course but the majority do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here if you are going to major in engineering or anything science or math heavy. The math and especially the science departments are terrible.

    In three sentences

    It is a diverse school but that is the only thing going for it. Even the diversity is odd because there is no mingling among races. The professors don't care about students and the school just looks for ways to get the most money out of you.

  • 06/15/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec there's a rock climbing wall

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have any questions or need help always ask and look for it. They always try their best to help you and are always willing to work something out with you.

    In three sentences

    It's a great campus with plenty of activities to do around. You have the opportunity to live on campus and pick the type of rooming you want. Advisors are great at helping you when you need it.

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Zero. Common for mishaps. No big deal.

    Great for these types of students

    Uneducated, careless, druggies, alcoholics

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Underwear run

    Bang for the buck

    For people used to the ghetto and rude this town is perfect and normal. To those looking for a wild college life that they might hate this school is perfect. Last but not least for students wanting to attend high school again, WELCOME to UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON.

    What to do for fun

    Dorm activities, outdoor movies, outdoor dance parties, and lots of hobbies.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh great food.

    Dorm Life

    Zero stars I was living the movie Project X.

    Academic Rigor

    Great academic challenge. Teachers do give you rigorous tasks, but they do help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not attend this school. It is located in the worst surrounding area. Robbery, alcohol, homeless people, and drugs are so normal the police don't make a big deal unless there is an ambulance.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are great and willing to help you pass and earn a high grade in the class. Campus social life is active. Food on campus is great.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Your degree will have high value just for graduating from here.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of sports that you can watch. The rec also has a lot of fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    I never ate in the cafeterias but the restaurants on campus were good.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in on campus apartments and they were just ok.

    Academic Rigor

    The course load is tough but you learn what is necessary. Get reviews on your professors before you enroll because there are some bad professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study every chance you get.

    In three sentences

    This is a tier one university so the classes are tough. The campus is constantly expanding and improving. The only thing that really bothered me was how expensive everything is.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Escort service by on campus police. Strong patrolling force and investigators right on campus!

    Greek Life

    Very active on campus and in the community. Be prepared for commitment, but also to be rewarded greatly.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 200 student organizations!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone really. Super flexible schedules which can fit anyone's life, commuter resources, on campus resources.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The original Shasta (cougar mascot) lost a toe, so the UH cougar par only uses 3 fingers.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to the cost of other universities, you definitely get more than what you pay for here.

    What to do for fun

    Movie screenings, concerts, plays, sports games, organizations, inexpensive trips (day, weekend, and week long)and lots of get together parties and activities.

    Food and Dining

    Lost of inexpensive, tasty choices.

    Dorm Life

    One phrase, roommate matching. They actually help you and make sure you'll be compatible with your new roommate. There is almost always fun stuff going on.

    Academic Rigor

    If you put forth effort, you'll do well. The courses (specifically the upper level 3000 and 4000 courses) can be difficult, but are no where near impossible for the committed student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club and volunteer! UH is VERY active in the community and like to see that community spirit in their students. And if your GPA is great, they offer a clean slate in which you get to start over.

    In three sentences

    Welcoming, vibrant campus. UH provides many great, new experiences but makes you feel at home at the same time. The advisers are amazing, and actually HAPPY to help you.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While crime troubled the campus in the past, the increased annual budget has allowed to University to invest more in campus safety by hiring more police to patrol the extremities of campus during late hours.

    What to do for fun

    The old University Center used to have an arcade and bowling alley but the entire Center is being upgraded and is expected to open this Fall (2013). The University Center Satellite offers billiards and there are plenty of open spaces Frisbee, football, and two soccer fields.

    Food and Dining

    On campus, there is a wide variety of restaurants but many of which close around six in the afternoon and are usually only open Monday thru Friday. There are a few restaurants that are open throughout the entire week during regular operation times but are spread across the campus and some of which are not in walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Even though the University of is considered to be a 'commuter college', there are plenty of events on campus, many stores and restaurants in and around the University, and a police station at the edge of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't know what it's like to study at Rice or St. Johns, but I do know that the class workload is much more than community colleges and about the same as Texas A&M in College Station and University of Texas in Austin.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Stay calm. -Ease into the school, take only three or four classes the first semester so you can build a strong foundation instead of rushing just to pass each class. -Even if you enroll in a college and a specific degree, take only the universal core classes your first year just in case you decide to change your major down the road. -Do research on the industry of our desired major before committing to it. -Bring a bottle of water (in a reusable glass or BPA-free plastic bottle) to make sure you stay hydrated during the hot and humid Houston weather.

    In three sentences

    What stands out most about the University of Houston is that it is by far the most ethnically diverse school that I have been to. Despite the scorching heat from June to September, the scenery is beautiful year around, i.e. all the squirrels and varieties of birds and trees that live on the campus grounds. Academically, the University is made up of a broad variety of colleges all of which each offer several degrees and programs.

  • 06/29/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Even though the campus is huge, it is a safe place to learn because throughout this humongous are there are always police man/women driving everywhere and checking if students are alright or not. The most helpful thing there is the help button that is located all around campus and trust me that will save your life one day.

    Clubs and Activities

    At the University there are about 500+ organizations that anyone can join in. The students can join as many clubs as they wants but its their risk if they began to stress out because of theses activities. I would like to experience something new so I am thinking of joining a couple of clubs so that I can be a freshman who is engaged with the school activities. As I mention before, we have a lot of pride in our school so its best to enjoy every moment it because there are no cost to anything and what i mean is that its FREE for any of these clubs or activities including every sports.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy hanging out with my friends at the Dorms when i was at the orientation because it felt as if it was a friendly environment to be in even though we are studying at the same time too.

    Food and Dining

    The food around the University can be amazing in some parts but it depends where though. For instant if the you were to have a quick snack then the vending machine would be the best place to go and if its breakfast then it would be at the cougar diner neat the dorms which is very convenient. If its for lunch then it would be a great idea if it was a restaurant around the campus but its further though. As for dinner then the options of eating at the dorms or out is still good, just chose whats best for you.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life there will be amazing because its a great place to experience a new type of life with a room mate and meet new people from different places. Since I'm coming in this year, they are construction a new building called the cougar village 2. as i explore the place, it s very nice and a comfortable to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    I am very proud to say that this University has a very strong educational program which includes having the best professors, Musicians, and people from across the country teaching students there. We are also ranked as a Tier One school and in all cases this status is unconditionally amazing for a public school in Texas. This school will provide the most and incredible learning to every student here.

    In three sentences

    From 1-10 i would like to rate the University of Houston as an 8, there are always pros and cons from a school and in my perspective the school is only missing a few aspects that can be easily fixed since my orientation. I am very excited to see how my future at the University would be like in a couple years from now. Thoroughly, its a great school where an inspirational education can be seen in a variety of ways.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. We have safety phones set up in different locations. Our security is 24/7. If you happen to be caught somewhere at night, you can call UHPD and have them escort you to your dorm to make sure you get there safely.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a large part of on campus living at this institution. All of our fraternities and sororities are members of the National Pan-Hellenic council. They're are all non-hazing organizations and most have set up programs against hazing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports Student Government Metropolitan Volunteer Program Residential Hall Council Nigerian Student Association Filipino Student Association Health Student Association etc.... The University of Houston has over 300 different clubs and activities available to students. If we don't already have your organization or club already on campus, all you need is 2 people and you can create your own organization.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for student who love the big city and for those looking for large opportunities and different areas.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have 2 stone cougars outside of Cullen Performance Hall. Before games, some student go by and rub the cougars for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Houston is worth the money you put into it. Going to school here is an experience of a lifetime. Life here is the equivalent to the real world situations that will be faced, so it greatly helps you get ready for your career and life after school.

    What to do for fun

    Houston is large city. You'll always have something to do whether its on campus or off. UH housing is always doing activities to get students involved in on-campus life. You also have many athletic events that are available on campus as well, such as basketball, volleyball, and football. Athletics are getting bigger this year since we are moving into a larger conference.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious. There's always a variety. Although the food is given out in rations, it's all you can eat so you can always go and get more. For those who dont eat meat or dairy products, there is also a vegan/vegetarian option as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. More often than not, you'll be able to pick your room and who you room with. If you don't have an idea of where to stay you can be placed in dorms according to your major or education department. The Residential Assistants are great help if you ever need assistance with anything from, room troubles, to finding your way around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are rigorous, yet rewarding. When you leave the classroom, you may not fully understand everything the professor has lectured about, but taking advantage of the many tutoring sites around campus will assist you tremendously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Don't be scared because you don't know what you want to major in yet. Going in undeclared can help you assess what you'd like to do in life after school.

    In three sentences

    Has one of the best business school in the nation. It is also ranked #15 in the top 25 most underrated colleges by the businessinsider.com. We are located in one of the largest cities in the nation, so job opportunities are abundant.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been a number of incidents recently so you definitely have to be careful and use common sense. The surrounding areas are not the best.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities to join if that's your thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities to take part in. Also each major usually has a society that you can join.

    Bang for the buck

    U of H is not the most expensive school, but it is definitely way more costly than community college. College in general is very high, but there are scholarships and grants as well as financial aid you can apply for.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few places to go out, but generally you have to drive to downtown for any type of nightlife. There are sports you can participate in and the gym in included in your tuition so it is pretty good and has free classes like zumba.

    Food and Dining

    There is not a wide range of food options, but the cafeteria is decent. You have to drive if you want more variety and get sick of the dorm food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but I have seen the newly built dorms and they look very nice and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    As with any other school some majors are more difficult than others. The engineering program is relatively difficult and has some very tough classes. Compared to the other Universities in the area I'd say it is average in terms of difficulty and time commitment.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is not in the safest of areas, but if you are careful and use common sense you will be fine. There are many activities to get involved in and there is a good mix of commuters and students living on campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is very diverse and has a lot of students currently attending. The engineering program, like others as I've heard, are not super difficult to get accepted into, but once accepted beware of weed out classes that are quite difficult. Overall I enjoy attending this University and the atmosphere is great.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The only downfall of where University of Houston is, is the location. It is easy to get to, but the location is on the out skirts of where the ward is. I am not saying that University of Houston is not safe, but we do have a lot of reported robberies, but there is always an email or text alert for UH students. Like any university would suggest, you should always travel in pairs. Especially if your school has a big population, you should stick in groups, but ultimately you yourself as a person should be aware of your surroundings. Anything can happen to anyone no matter where you are, so you need to pay attention to your environment. University of Houston has safety awareness by supplying on call campus police, ambulances, help buttons located all over campus and electronic contact/notification for student safety alerts. I am glad to say though, even though University of Houston has a robbery problem, there has not been any shootings or deaths. So, just like any school would suggest, be aware and there is nothing to worry about. University of Houston is a good school, even if the crime rate is every now and then, but there is always help for students at any time.

    Greek Life

    The University of Houston has many sororities and fraternities to be a part of. So, if you think you would like to join one, feel free to do so.

    Clubs and Activities

    Since University of Houston is a diverse school it has a bunch of different clubs you can be a part of. There is so many to list, but I have given you examples of some, like being a part of the National Honors Society or being a part of the Honors College. UH website is www.uh.edu, you can search this and learn all about what the University of Houston has to offer.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, the University of Houston is a diverse school that is great for any type of students. It does not matter what race or ethnic group you are from because Uh is very diverse. The only thing that matters is if you have cougar pride like any University has.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not know about any unusual traditions, but I did see one day people were dressing up like knights and playing games, but that could have been a part of a fraternity. One thing that happens every spring break though is something called Frontier Fiesta. It is where UH creates a fair that has rides, shows, cultural tents, drinks and food. It is like a big carnival to go support UH pride and have fun. The location where they set up is in the big economy parking lot right crossed from Roberson's stadium where the UH team plays football.

    Bang for the buck

    As students you are aware of your money and how you spend it. As a University student, you have a cougar UH card that allows you to use in the library for printing and copying money. This of course comes from a daily allowance fee that you pay every time you sign up for classes. This card is included when you pay the tuition. All the games and events I mentioned are going to be at a lower price or free for if you are a student which is a good deal for people's pocket books.

    What to do for fun

    UH has plenty of things to do for having fun. If you join one of the sororities or fraternities, there is always talk of social events and parties; of course though when the school work is under control. The apartments also have social events that allow you to get to meet new students. If you are involved in the National Honors Society or a part of the Honors College then you are always getting email notifications about sporting events or academic events. There is also the REC building which is used for exercising and fun. Anything sport or game you can imagine is there. Also, the Rec does have a huge pool if you are a swimmer or a lounge pool in case you just want to relax. Other places of fun would be the arcades where there is games, pool and a bowling alley. If you become a University of Houston, there is no reason why boredom should set in because UH offers many ways to keep busy or entertained when you have some time off.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining at University of Houston is always exceptional. They recently have also started building a new UC which is like a big cafeteria for college food; places like Wendy's, Subway, Greek food, Sushi and other good places are found there. There is also a cool underground atmosphere where you can dine which is called Underground Satellite. Both food places is a nice area to eat, hang out with friends, study and play recreational activities. Each place has a game room which you can play arcade games or pool. They also have another cafeteria that has cooked food everyday where you can use your UH meal card.

    Dorm Life

    University of Houston offers so many cool ways of living if you do not want to commute. Like I mentioned, UH has recently added new apartment/dorms to accommodate their expanding student population. You can go online at http://housing.uh.edu/housing and check out all the of students dorms and apartments. I personally lived in Cullen Oaks for my freshman year of college with my roommate. Owning an apartment actually teaches you some responsibilities that you can apply to the real world. They offer a lot of different room plans and prices that best fit your lifestyle, just like if you were to look for an apartment anywhere else; the difference is that you are all students. Being surrounded by the other students is also a good way to assimilate into University life. Who knows? Maybe you will find your next best friend there? Other than Cullen Oaks, the university also has Bayou Oaks, Cambridge Oaks and they have recently put in a new Cougar Village Apartment facility. They also have dorms; the oldest is moody towers and then they have recently added new dorms like the Calhoun Lofts. Whatever your style or type of student you are, there are many neat options for living on UH's campus.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Houston's academics is very important just like any other achieved university. UH prides themselves on their good student academic scores, getting on the deans list and being accepted into the Honors College. Most of the different programs offered at UH strive for your GPA to be at least 2.5 or higher. It depends though on the program, but 2.5 is normally the minimum GPA. It pays off to have a good GPA because UH notices this and allows you to be accepted into the Honors Program or other student opportunities like the National Honor Society. All of theses things look good on your resume and feels good to be a part of as a student. If you are not participating, striving for a good GPA, then the University has every right to drop you. Also, along with academics comes rules like withdrawing from classes or paying classes. UH is just like any university; you pay to go to class, but you need to be responsible in keeping up with this. Plus, there is 6W's that you receive when you begin there, meaning you can drop a course with a withdrawal or W, but you only get 6; so you need to use them wisely. They give you these rules to help you out, we all know that university schooling can get difficult sometimes or there may be a life situation interrupting; things happen, so the university cannot penalize you for that, but being a good student is well appreciated and it pays off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any college, you should try and apply early. Like I mentioned, if you are wanting to stay in Houston, you might as well try and apply there. If you do get accepted to the University you might want to try and live on campus at least for your freshman year. The University has actually been under construction recently; creating a rail system that connects with downtown, making more dorms/apartments for upcoming freshmen. The reason why it might be a good idea to live on campus your first year is because it might be easier to adapt to the college life, plus you do not have to worry about commuting or parking. The only downfall if you are commuting is traffic. It takes about thirty minutes to commute, but you still need to either get up early or leave between 8-10am to get there in time. Another important thing for freshman or any student is to schedule your classes the best way to fit your schedule. I personally do not think it is worth going Mon-Fri, but if you can get your schedule down to two or three days then you will be saving money and gas; plus time where you would not have to go on campus. It really just depends how your personality is and how you feel about it, you might love living on campus or you might be happier commuting. The choice is yours, but University of Houston is a great school no matter the Houston traffic; you should apply.

    In three sentences

    I feel that University of Houston is a great school for people not wanting to leave their hometown. University of Houston has a wide variety of student activities and programs for all types of degrees. Also, University of Houston has been placed as a top research school.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is the same to me as it would be at any other school. You have you incidents from time to time. I feel that it is in a good place with saftey.

    Greek Life

    I do not have that much insite on the greek life. But what I do know is that there are plenty options to choose from and they will be happy to have you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There so many club and organizations at the campus. To many to count. The school really pushes you to be involved. There is absolutely a club for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students with a goal,and know what they want out of life. Anyone who want to be successful will fix perfectly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only unusual this about this school is how high their school pride is. It is phenomenaly high. Every friday all students and staff have to wear red for school pride. Some teachers may kick you out of class for not wearing red.

    Bang for the buck

    Many may say that the tuition is high, but the only reason for that is because you are able to use everything at the school freely with out worrying about whats its going to cost you. You can even get tutoring whenever it is needed at no extra cost. U of H is worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    The best thing to go for fun is to go to the Rec Center. They have wall rock climbing and almost every sport you can ask for at you disposal for play. They also have great work out equipment and multi purpose rooms.

    Food and Dining

    The food it also great. They have two major dining halls and over ten different fast food restaurants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. They give you plently options of living styles to choose from. You will enjoy it.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at this school are set at a very high standard. You must work hard and study to keep up. If you dont you might get lost in the pack.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best thing for new students to know is, have your goals set. Because being on college campus can make you lose focus.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a beautiful campus. The campus is very open and has lots of opportunities. I would give it a 5 on a scale of 1to 5.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its scary sometimes: Poorly lit areas, 3 or 4 recent campus robberies, more serious attacks in other nearby Texas colleges, a bad neighborhood nearby. But its not that bad, we still have decent security and if you maintain some street smarts to avoid the worse situations you'll survive. Could be a lot better regardless.

    Clubs and Activities

    As a commuter school a lot of students don't take the time to check out clubs, that affects our budget and hurts how much diversity we have as far as activities, but there is still lots to do, we'll have more once the new university center and football stadium are done.

    Great for these types of students

    Lots of types, you'll find a group that's into whatever you are, trust me, it just takes time to find them, unfortunately

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus