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  • 06/27/2016

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

    1 of 399

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    from what i heard, they have lots of games where you can support uoh.

    Food and Dining

    there are tons of options. you have swipes for the dining hall and you also have your regular restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    during my visit, i went to cougar village 2 and it was a great place - fun and lively.

    Academic Rigor

    i'm not really sure about this considering i am not yet a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the campus, it really gives you more insight on whether you want to go to the college or not.

    In three sentences

    uoh is a great campus with a lot of diversity and a really friendly atmosphere. from what i saw, there was a great balance of fun and studies. there are also great food choices.

  • 06/16/2016

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

    2 of 399

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is a large recreation center on campus.

    Food and Dining

    the food here is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    there are many different dorms to chose from.

    Academic Rigor

    they have honors programs at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    you should by a bike if you think that you are going to attend this school.

    In three sentences

    i really enjoyed visiting this college. the atmosphere is always positive and the hungry but friendly squirrels added to my stay there.i also love that there are so many buildings that have yet to come to the campus.

  • 05/26/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    robberies, assaults, and murders are common in the area near the campus (3rd ward) but not as common on the campus. if you must walk outside at night, do so only on campus, and never alone (there was an alleged kidnapping last month on campus). schedule classes accordingly so as to avoid the campus at night (and never go to the eastwood transit center after 7:00 pm, no matter how many other students you see.

    Greek Life

    very weak. not promoted by the administration, and as such is nominal in power.

    Clubs and Activities

    excellent location in the city allows for a variety of professional student organizations. many (such as ibsc) are only for students with a sufficiently high gpa (generally 3.75+). other - larger ones - such as finance association, are open to anyone. the top clubs are necessary to access the alumni networks within certain industries (like ib) and are the primary determinant in your post-education earning power.

    Great for these types of students

    studious, and fine with not having deep inter-student connections.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    best study spots: student center near the rear door, liberal arts (outdoor) building 3rd level and up, library 2nd level and up in the brown section.

    Bang for the buck

    you pay little, and receive a quality education. international students especially find this campus the most desirable due to the low cost (2x in state as opposed to 5x at ut/a&m).

    What to do for fun

    on campus plays at the wortham. art exhibits at the blaffer. guest lecturers in the honors college. movies at the student center.

    Food and Dining

    the food truck scene is unparalleled in the city (because the rest of houston bans groupings of food trucks). however, this food truck food is expensive, a meal can run $15. the on-campus dining is at best o.k. (the best food is imo either the burgers at kurbside eatz or the burritos at coreanos).

    Dorm Life

    not very crowded, not very rowdy (good thing). but non-honors dorms may pair you with students with poor study habits.

    Academic Rigor

    the primary impediments for academic excellence are the other students. a majority of non-honors courses will be at only partial capacity after the first day of class. many of the students at uh are not full-time students: this is how the university can offer such lucrative merit aid - they have full time workers subsidizing your education. remember this trade-off when you apply, but keep in mind that this gives full time students an edge as you can become one of the very few people who go to office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not stay on campus past 9 pm alone. do not walk off campus past 3 pm (dangerous area) as there have been many robberies in past few months. befriend professors, and always show them courteousness.

    In three sentences

    the university of houston is an excellent educational opportunity if you are interested in: low tuition, commuting to school, lots of easily available merit aid. i chose the school primarily for the merit aid offer (2x what a&m offered) coupled with the ease of commuting. in short, this is a relatively cheap, well located university which offers acceptable degree programs.

  • 05/25/2016

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

    4 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    not too shabby

    Dorm Life

    dorms are dorms obviously. it's not too bad

    Academic Rigor

    the math program here is great

    Tips for prospective students

    bring walking shoes.

    In three sentences

    the campus is extremely nice. i know a few people who go here and enjoy it.

  • 04/06/2016

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

    5 of 399

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    i think uofh is very underrated for such a great school. being 1 of 4 tier 1 public schools in the state is an awesome achievement. also, the band and athletic programs are very exciting to go to, especially recently.

  • 04/06/2016

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

    6 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    i do not know about the food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms look nice, but i have not lived there so i cannot say how good the dorms really are.

    In three sentences

    my older sister went to the university on houston and she said it was the greatest years of her life. the campus looks fantastic and the my sister says professors will definitely teach you.

  • 03/24/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police department is pretty good. We have an escort service for students to use during the day if they are injured or handicapped, and for use at night. I think too much of UHPD's capabilities are spent on parking enforcement. That seems like practically all they do all day.

    Greek Life

    Very present on campus. Rushing is a pretty big deal. It's definitely easy to have fun outside of Greek life, but generally, students in Greek life (subjectively) have more fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 500 student organizations on campus and it's pretty easy to start your own. Lots of organizations for majors and career tracks, and lots of interest-based clubs also.

    Great for these types of students

    UH is great for non-traditional (not straight out of high school, possibly mid-career) and commuter students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Candlelight ceremony during orientation

    Bang for the buck

    I'm on scholarship. Financial Aid is pretty good, a good amount of scholarships available.

    What to do for fun

    We have a movie theater on campus that shows a movie like one Friday a month or so, something students will like, and they'll have three showings of it. We have a games room in the Student Center with pool and bowling. But the best things to do on campus are the student events: Frontier Fiesta, the glow party, Homecoming, residence hall events, football games, talent shows... The list goes on.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options to use your Cougar Cash which is the money part of your meal plan. Starbucks, Einstein Brothers, Chick-fil-A, and Smoothie King are some examples. People complain about the dining hall, but mostly people who do are people who aren't open to trying new things and they just want pizza all the time. There's always a salad bar for lunch and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in Cougar Village-- there was a strong sense of community on my floor, and the rooms and bathrooms and everything all over the place were really nice. Living in Moody Towers is different. I like having the dining hall close by, but at what cost?! Having my own room is keeping me sane.

    Academic Rigor

    After freshman year, your classes get harder (obviously, they should). Lots of papers, research papers, and assignments for most classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's not as easy to get in as it used to be, and it's a much better school than you might think based on its past reputation. We're on the come-up, we're not a community college, and we have a lot of great programs.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a diverse collection of local and out-of-state students, commuter and residential students, and a variety of racial backgrounds. It's a huge campus, with over 42,000 students. I really love the campus and student life.

  • 12/29/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 399

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    It's a fairy big campus with a wide variety of organizations and events for students to get involved. Student and professor interacts are greatly encouraged by staffs and upperclassmen. School pride can be seen every Friday when students wear red. Go coogs!

  • 12/16/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, our university is not as expensive as other university and we have the same quality!

    What to do for fun

    We have hundreds and hundreds of all kinds of organizations to offer. You name it and we have it (but if we don't you also have the option to start your own organization!!!). Our student centers also offer fun activities like games, pool, etc. We also have the rec center which offers all kinds of sports and workouts.

    Academic Rigor

    Although it is rigor, we have excellent professors there to help, tutoring sessions, and other helpful on-campus people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!!!!!

    In three sentences

    UH is a very underrated school for the immense opportunities that it offers and its quality. It is also a very, very diverse school that is welcoming to people of all kind.

  • 12/06/2015

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 399

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Im a highschool student. University of houston looks like a good college. Hopefully I get accepted.

  • 12/02/2015

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 399

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I play ball. I am focused on grades. I want make Houston a go-to college

  • 12/01/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    So far, I have felt safe on this campus. If anything, the students really look out for each other and there are campus policemen available in proximity. Despite the few bad apples every once in awhile and danger present at night, you should be fine. My best advice is to always walk with a friend, call the campus police if necessary, bring pepper spray (for precaution), and always be aware of your surroundings. Being familiar with the different areas of campus should help guide you as well as keep you informed.

    Greek Life

    There are a multitude of sororities and fraternities available for students to join and become a part of. There is bound to be one fit for every student who wants to join. These groups of people are active, have so much spirit, participate in numerous activities, and can really help newcomers feel welcomed.

    Clubs and Activities

    The best part of UH, besides education, is that the campus is swarmed with hundreds of clubs that diversify cultures, personalities, interests, and purposes. Every student at UH joins at least one club, and it is an unforgettable experience. Clubs are the way people make new friends, join communities, and can make a difference in the world. As for activites, there is something going on every day, making student life for both commuters & residents on campus interesting!

    Great for these types of students

    UH was made for everyone. If you have dreams, goals, passions, ideas -- these can all be accomplished at this very campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I think the best tradition UH has is wearing red on Fridays. This school really emphasize on having Cougar Pride, and despite us being underdogs to other universities, we never cease to give up. Also, another tradition that stands out is $1 Ice Cream on Mondays after the football team wins a game. It's a rewarding treat.

    Bang for the buck

    UH has a tuition rate lower than most universities out there, and the education is pretty worth it. The school is Tier 1, and recently got into a prestigious honor society (Phi Beta Kappa). The research opportunities are endless, the possibilities of change are present, and there is so much more. If you're willing to put in the effort and utilize the many resources that UH has to offer, then everything you do will lead to success.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of food & dining options here at UH. You can never go hungry!

    Dorm Life

    Dorming makes the transition into college a much easier and less-stressful process. You have the power to study wherever, whenever, and however you want. Dorming forces you to take charge of your life since you have responsibilities of your own, and it is also a plus when scheduling your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    UH's curriculum is challenging, but that is expected from a Tier 1 university since we are considered to be the best. To come here means to get a quality education, something that is worth more than just grades, but knowledge and experience instead.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready with a positive outlook. College is definitely a new experience, but you don't have to be afraid. People here will be glad to help, and remember that you are not alone. Stay on top of things, be prepared for challenges, and don't give up.

    In three sentences

    Choosing the University of Houston has been the best decision I've made this year. This campus is life-changing. This campus represents home.

  • 12/01/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It has gotten better, but there is never a guarantee that you are safe at night. Always be on the lookout or call campus security to escort you where you need to go

    Greek Life

    If that's your thing, go for it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any business clubs Culture clubs (tons)

    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated. Those who like large classes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Cullen fountian is very peaceful. I always hang out behind the English building because the grass is soft and it is elevated for people to take a quick nap.

    Bang for the buck

    It is cheaper, but work hard to get to know people. UH is rapidly growing and becoming more well known.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club. There are too many and one is bound to fit your interests. Go out to eat or go to the Student Center for bowling, pool, and ice cream.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls provide alot but it is average. It does the job for someone who needs a quick bite now and then.

    Dorm Life

    The Quads may be old but they provide enough room and leway to those who do not want to be in their rooms too much as well as be told who can and canot be allowed in rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard. Classes vary from small to large, do not lose track and do not fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard on getting scholarships because UH does not give as much as others. Make sure you have a plan for the time you are here. It is easy to fall behind because of lack of self motivation. Join a club and branch out in the student body.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school for those seeking opportunities to branch out from things other than their major. There are many networking opportunities available as well as anemities that give students a boost in their carrer fields. There is alot to do here as well as places that make campus so special.

  • 12/01/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 399

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    UoH has plenty of study spots, which is excellent because you can literally study in any building.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent, but UoH is working to add more restaurants. I like how they have coffee shops and food trucks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are expensive and small, but you pay for the convenience of being on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Houston is Tier One and the courses can be a little challenging, but you have a LOT of resources. Make sure to use Ratemyprofessor and choose the best professors. They normally have office hours and can be reached easily through email. They also provide tutoring and online resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's easy to get lost, so make sure to carry a map either physically or on your smart phone.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a huge, diverse, and extremely prideful campus. We are constantly growing in population, but we need to start building more and improving more to keep up with the students.

  • 10/27/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's a robbery here every week about. The university sits right next to the hood, but as long as you are on campus during the day you wont have to worry about getting robbed. Also, campus police provide evening escorts free of charge if you want to safely get somewhere at night. You won't even have to walk. As long as you exercise some degree of common sense you'll be alright.

    Greek Life

    Lots of frats and frat parties, I'm not in any, but they are big out here.

    Clubs and Activities

    TONS!

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great if you like to meet people of all ethnic backgrounds. Very diverse campus,and the majority of the people here are fit because there are plenty of opportunities to get fit. There are also a lot of very attractive people here.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot more than you pay for here. The majority of the professors here are very skilled at teaching and have very good attitudes.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do: +400 clubs and organizations, an outstanding recreation center, downtown isn't very far, beach is only an hour away. Not to mention events happen everyday here from concerts of multiple genres, to runs, scarey mazes, and good theater performances.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is decent, nothing special, but they do have a very wide variety, including food trucks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are inexpensive, a bit old but very well kept. They don't have overly strict rules here either. The only thing I'm really against is they make you get a meal plan if you choose to live on campus,

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty hard here, the introductory courses are packed aswell. My chemistry class has over 500 students in it, but there's a lot of tutoring options though which helps you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what college you want to get into, it's somewhat difficult to change colleges ie: natural science and mathematics to engineering.

    In three sentences

    The school offers a lot for it's relative low cost. There are quite a few friendly people here, and the campus its self is pretty nice. Mind you, this is probably very few people's first choice university, but it is definitely one great back up.

  • 10/21/2015

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

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 399

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    its making me select the stars so i guess I'll just choose 5 stars

    In three sentences

    I've heard there are safety concerns for this campus, is it safe there?

  • 10/08/2015

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

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 399

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    400+ organizations, fraternities and sororities, leadership programs and other groups.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is ranked as one of the best Business Universities here in Texas. One thing that I like about it is that it is very diverse which is great. I also love the fact that it is a very big campus.

  • 09/18/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities for all type of people. We have all types of clubs that many can participate in and for all types of people. If you want to find a specific club for you, you can most likely find a match here. Also every now and then, we have major activities out on campus that invites all to come join.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is great for all types of students. There's pretty much all types of clubs and people to where you'd find something for you. It's not just for a specific type of student, it includes everyone willing to go out and be a part of the university.

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, it is worth your money. Tuition is one of the cheapest compared to other universities in Texas and around the nation for its rank. Being a Tier 1 school, while being relatively inexpensive means you'll most likely get your monies worth back after graduation.

    What to do for fun

    There are many places at UH where you're able to hang out, eat, and play. Places like the University Center, Rec Center, and the Satellite are major hangout places. All have food and games such as billiards, arcade games, sports are available. There is also the Pub nearby campus and various other places around walking vicinity of the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food places on campus. While the university does have a meal plan, there is much more variety of food to try. There are many fast food places such as Pizza Hut, Subway, Chick-fil-a, and as well as various shops around campus to go to for food if you don't have or want to stick with a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I personally commute, however the dorms are relatively nice and you get to meet many people. They usually like to pair you up with those of similar majors if you have a roommate and everyone is friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the introductory courses are easy, however be prepared for later higher level courses. Many of the programs here do require a lot of work and commitment, although it really depends on how you learn and how you manage your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, check out the school yourself, and make sure the curriculum is right for you. Also before picking classes, rate my professor, is your best friend. Although a lot of professors teach well, it helps to know which is better than the other, especially since popular professors have classes filled in fast.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a great school, has a diverse environment, as well as having an active community. The university students display lots of UH pride and very inclusive for all types of people. Because of the diversity and openness of the student and faculty, it's easy to meet new people and feel right at home.

  • 07/28/2015

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Haven't a clue yet.

    Greek Life

    Have no clue yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    SOOO MANY

    Great for these types of students

    UH will be good for you if you want a wide range of options for study. Switching majors is easy because UH has so many available major programs. The population of students is over 40,000, so sporting events get packed and lively. UH is also great for commuting students in Houston.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I've heard that people rub the cougar statue's paw for good luck before exams. Also, our hand sign could be interpreted as a, ahem, lovely tribute to rival UT.

    Bang for the buck

    UH has a program called UH in 4 which basically everyone is eligible for (you have to take 30 credit hours per year.) The program's goal is to encourage students to graduate in four years' time. The program offers students a fixed tuition of ~$4,755 per semester if you graduate in four years, and guarantees to not charge you if your delayed graduation is due to an unavailable class.

    What to do for fun

    There are things happening on campus daily. If you follow the UH Instagram and Facebook page, you will be in the loop for freebies being given away on campus, free food, all sorts of events. There are also so so many music concerts from orchestra to band to choir on campus at the Moores Opera House. UH is very close to downtown, the museum district, and Jones Hall. UH students also get into the Houston Zoo for free.

    Food and Dining

    I got food poisoning from the Fresh Foods Company one time during the summer. The food options are vast, but the quality is low.

    Dorm Life

    I have not moved in yet. I move in this Fall, but from my tours, the dorms seem like any other university dorm. There are limited living options for freshmen, but for upperclassmen, you could choose from a single dorm or a double dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Course difficulty really just depends on the professor. Honors classes are typically more difficult, but professors tend to grade on a greater curve to compensate for its difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get high scores on your ACT and SAT. UH determines your academic excellence scholarship award SOLELY based on these things.

    In three sentences

    UH has an extensive campus tailored to just about every field of study possible. Their auxiliary services could use some work, but the learning experience seems to be solid. The students are very diverse - it is a majority-minority campus.

  • 05/28/2015

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    U of H meal plans were really good too, they have a variety of diverse foods to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms looked very nice and spacious. In fact, U of H has the largest dorm rooms than any other institution in Texas.

    Academic Rigor

    U of H offers 120 undergraduate majors and minors, five-year, dual-degree program, and several pre-professional programs leading to careers. It also offers special programs that can complement and enhance any degree at U of H with additional skills, unique experiences and proud achievements. University of Houston's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 189.

    In three sentences

    I went to visit U of H, and the campus was just breathtaking plus it is 1 of the 3 tier-one institutions in the Nation. My favorite building would have to be the Recreational Center which is buzzing with activity, and has the 2nd tallest Mountain climbing wall in Texas. My 2nd favorite building would be the school of Architecture which is ranked 22 in the Nation.

  • 05/22/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students seeking a diverse environment and who have a lot of initiative and self motivation.

    Bang for the buck

    Maybe my view on it is skewed because I went to a school that was twice as expensive and much smaller, but I think UofH really provides a lot for how much you pay. You get access to a gym, hundreds of clubs, pre-professional advising, career advising, many different majors, different types of research opportunities, and much more. UofH offers a decent exchange for the price you pay.

    Food and Dining

    UofH could really step up their game when it comes to the cafeterias. There are only a handful and they are usually limited in what they serve. It is especially difficult for people with special diets. However there are a lot of on campus and near campus restaurants and fast food joints, so that may even it out. But if you live on campus and are forced to buy a meal plan, they should have good food in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I spent a little bit of time living on campus. UofH tries to be a dorm friendly school, but the good places are much too expensive, and the not so good places are missing vital amenities, such as kitchens. I guess it doesn't matter to most, but I really like to have a kitchen and my own food instead of having to eat out all of the time.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not MIT, but it is much more rigorous than the private school I attended.

    Tips for prospective students

    --I love that it is a big school because it is not like high school where everyone knows everyone. However, because it is a big school, you have to have some more initiative to get things done and get to know people. Otherwise, you will be invisible to your professors and other students. --Get to know your professors: Go to office hours. Talk to them before or after class. Maybe even sign up for a workshop they are teaching. Trust me, it goes a long way to get to know them. They can offer letters of recommendation or tell you about research and other enrichment opportunities. --Get involved: Join a club or do some volunteering, especially if you want to make the school seem a little smaller. Joining a club will make it easier to get to know people, and it looks good if you are planning to go beyond a bachelor's degree. --Get to know and use the resources: Because UofH is big, it has so many resources. No one knows ALL of them, but there is tutoring, workshops, career development, advising for pre-professionals, and much much more. Seek out what you need; UofH probably has it.

    In three sentences

    UofH is a large institution with various amenities. It is a very ethnically and culturally diverse campus. It can be expensive compared to HCC, but it is a great school and is academically rigorous.

  • 04/13/2015

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    While on campus, there are emergency call boxes on most corners, and the security is more than willing to escort you at night to your dorm or if you are feeling unsafe. The area surrounding the campus is a little dodgy, but seems to be improving yearly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for any imaginable interest, and they're quite willing to add another if you don't fin the one your looking for.

    What to do for fun

    I have already found out about so many different clubs and organizations that choosing only a few is going to be very hard once I'm actually staying at UH.

    Food and Dining

    All the cafeterias I've gone to have been very tasty, if a bit loud at times.

    Dorm Life

    From what I've seen, if you answer the survey truthfully, your more likely to enjoy your stay in the dorms than if you try to make your self sound better than you are.

    Academic Rigor

    Specifically the Architecture college is very intense, and is definitely a tight knit group that works together when possible with helpful critiques. Not for those who want to party all the time, but very beneficial to those willing to stay up to work on something they're passionate about.

    In three sentences

    The diversity and atmosphere reminds me of home, and is very welcoming. Everybody is very helpful in getting me where I need to go, and are able to answer any of the questions I have. Even students have helped give me advice they they would have wanted to know starting out.

  • 01/20/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of diversity in the dining halls but that is not necessarily good. Food is ok at best.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice, but do your research to get the best.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be quite challenging and they require a lot of work. It's not hard to pass, you just have to want to do well and put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club.

    In three sentences

    It's a great college with a lot of interesting people to meet. Everyone is friendly and you can meet people of all cultures. There are a ton of clubs you can join.

  • 01/15/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is the only thing I don't like about the campus. It's pretty safe in the day, but after 8pm is when crimes happen. The location is not great. As long as you travel with friends when it's late, you should be fine. Plus, if you need to, you can use one of the UH phones to ask to be escorted to your dorm/car at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a bit of everything. You like video games? There's a video game club.

    Bang for the buck

    So far it seems it is worth the investment. Tuition is only around ten thousand a year (without living there) so that's great. The location is iffy though, since it's close to the inner city.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs. I cannot stress that enough. Otherwise you'll be very bored. Also, talk to people. Try new things. Go to the gym and climb the rock wall. Join the Kendo team. Just try new things.

    Food and Dining

    The Satellite is the place to eat. It's right in the middle of campus and there's tons of food to choose from. There's a couple of cafeterias too but it can get expensive if you don't have a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm but I have friends who do and they say it's pretty good for the most part. The hardest part is getting used to being in a dorm with someone else all the time.

    Academic Rigor

    Mostly depends on your major. As an engineering major, my classes were pretty difficult, but not impossible, and there are teachers who are very helpful, as long as you can find them. Plus, there's a ton of resources on campus to help you with school. I've heard the business major is pretty relaxed for the most part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs, talk to people, experience new things.

    In three sentences

    It is better than people think. Although it does at times feel like a commuter campus, there are dozens of clubs to be involved in in order to curb that feeling. This university will be what you make of it.

  • 01/13/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There's a lot of variety in food at the University of Houston. They have fast food places, like McDonald's, Chick-Fil-A, and Panda Express, but they also have, uh, non-fast food restaurants too, like McAlister's and Kim Son. There's a sushi place called Ra, and there's a lot of pizza joints, like Papa John's and Pink's Pizzas. There's even a bar, and if you don't want to eat out, the University of Houston has several Cougar Expresses around, which are mini-shopping marts. The university also has several cafeterias of its own, which you can eat at for free if you purchase a meal plan. The only problem I have is that the food in the campus is more expensive than food outside, but I think that's common at every university.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm; I commute, so I don't have anything to add about the dorms, though commuting does get annoying, because you have to get to school before 9 AM, or else all the parking spots will be taken up. This is especially terrible if you have classes that don't start until way later, so you'll end up just hanging at the campus since you came so early just for a parking spot, though I suppose that isn't bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are nice, fun, and very clear; they aren't boring.

    In three sentences

    It's my first, and only, university, but I like it. It's very fun, and there's a lot to do, and a lot of places to eat at, and the teacher's are exceptional. It is deserving of being a Tier One university.

  • 01/08/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UH has an amazing recreational facility with a rock climbing wall, basketball courts volleyball, indoor soccer field, and indoor track, as well as a fully equipped gym upstairs. In addition, the building hold rooms for dance clubs and other intramural sports clubs. If sports aren't your thing then, I would suggest going to the student center for arcade games, bowling, and pool.

    Food and Dining

    However, most aspects of UH are great, I believe that UH suffers in providing good food. Toward the beginning of the semester, food is pretty good, however towards the middle of the semester, the food was bland and distasteful. I found myself mostly eating food from fast food restaurants due to this reason.

    Dorm Life

    I know for a fact that UH has spent a lot of money on the construction of their dorms. Personally, Cougar Village 1 and 2 holds brand new spacious dorms that comfortably fit two people.

    Academic Rigor

    At the University of Houston, only a few classes are easy (A)s. Personally, I found myself studying for hours most night to achieve my A in my classes. Even though, the classes are hard, the teachers are always available to help the student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn your way around campus for it is a big university after all. Join a few of the several clubs offered at UH, and take advantage of your teachers, for they are truly there to help you.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is one of the best Texas universities by far. It offers students several opportunities to become the best they can be on campus. To conclude, University of Houston lives up to the status of Tier One.

  • 12/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I really do not have time for alot of extracurricular being a commuter. However the rec center is top of the notch to work out also there is a gaming arcade. Alot of activities happen throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay. I mostly ate either from home or at the fast food places.

    Dorm Life

    Not very safe as there are many break-ins and robberies. About one or two per month.

    Academic Rigor

    The teacher are very experienced int heir field therefore studying is a must, and you should be able to think outside of the box for exams. It is not just straight from the book. Expect to be challenged alot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not expect all of your transfer credits to go through because they will not since they have their own university curriculum that does not match other college. It is better to start and finish there.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a great place to be if you are wanting to work and go to school because they make sure you are able to get to your job on time. The majority of students are commuters so you are not alone if you are taking 2 or 3 classes. I would recommend a small amount of classes because teachers grade very strictly.

  • 12/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You are always near a help station and the on campus police are a great help.

    What to do for fun

    There is also something going on on campus. From football games to free student sponsored events.

    Food and Dining

    Not your average cafeteria food. It actually taste good and there are even gluten free and vegetarian options.

    Dorm Life

    The Quads are fantastic. even though they are older everything still works and the rooms are big.

    Academic Rigor

    Doing the work will ensure you pass, but it's not busy work. You have to think and be original.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a large campus so bring your walking shoes or invest in a bike. It rains a lot as well, so don't forget your umbrella.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with excellent teachers. I love having such a diverse campus, because it opens your eyes to so many cultures. The best school I've seen and attended.

  • 11/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Moody Towers is probably the best place to go, buffet of tons of food and there is an online menu that you can see what they are serving before making the trip.

    Dorm Life

    Anywhere away from home is better right?

    Academic Rigor

    Academics for freshman year? Don't stress classes aren't that terrible. For science class, recitations are strongly recommended!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip 1. join a group or get a job so that you limit your alone time Tip 2. Sit close to the front but not directly, looking up at the board hurts your neck Tip 3. Get to the gym early or around 1-2 when there is less people to share equipment with

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a great place, however for small town kids it may seem strange when you hardly see the same person twice. Classes and teachers are relatively easy going as a freshman, however don't get overwhelmed by waiting til the due date for everything. Work out buffs will be in love with the on campus rec center as well.

  • 11/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is quite safe. Although there are some cases, eventually University of Houston solved those problems. Student housing requires every students to swipe their card before you go in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and organizations. Some organizations bring professional events on campus which allows students to experience the real life situation.

    What to do for fun

    University of Houston has held a Zombie Run on campus. It is fun if you live on campus. You will hear a lot of activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are two big dinning hall on campus. Besides that, there is a satellite on campus. And the nearest location that you can get food from is the University Center which allows you to sit and meet new friends while you eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of activities in the lobby of the building where you live on campus. Resident advisers are helpful and nice. They connect to the residents and help you get used to the college life.

    Academic Rigor

    There are clicker questions for some of the classes which make you pay attention to classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since there are a lot of free time in college, students should get involved in organizations. Choose the one you like and be dedicated. Then you will have a fun time in college. People are very nice and helpful to your college life.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a great campus overall. There are a lot of free activities on campus. The Student Program Board brings movies, concert and other events to campus.

  • 10/15/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise the prospective students to be ready for serious studies as they are preparing to come to University of Houston.

    In three sentences

    I believe University of Houston is the best university in Texas because of their excellent academic standard. The staff are caring, patient, and attentive to students. The school is well equipped and has many highly qualified faculty.

  • 09/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Commuters.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Friday is wear red to campus day.

    What to do for fun

    Check the school bulletin for all the current events occurring in the University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get used to all the diversity here! It's amazing.

    In three sentences

    A diverse school with many opportunities. Great graduate schools. Tier-one research.

  • 06/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Academically, if you did very well in high school, prepare yourself, it's about to get real and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sleep and study, ALOT!

    In three sentences

    If you're looking for hardcore school traditions, fun-filled school spirit environment, and a beautiful campus to walk around as you're going to classes, and a Tier One listed school in the star of Texas, the University of Houston is your place to go.

  • 06/09/2014

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

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    What to do for fun

    Unless you're in clubs I don't know what you could do if you don't have a car because there are places to go but to get off campus you need a car.

    Food and Dining

    Varied options that include selections for when you want a snack on the go or dine in, they have major chains and gas stop like convenience stores.

    Dorm Life

    The dormitories are very small and you have very limited closet space but the room itself is well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    I've yet to start classes but the classrooms are about the size of a small auditorium.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have everything turned in as early as possible because their processing time quite slow.

    In three sentences

    Fairly medium size, modern, nice place, friendly people, but the Welcome Center people are a bit slow on the phone.

  • 05/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This school is located in the third ward. Carry pepper spray and walk in groups - do not have your phone out.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to major in business or pharmacy - this is a great school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    RED. FOOTBALL. There are lots of traditions which help bring the school together - school pride is growing each year.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun - there are always football games, festivals - joining organizations is key to knowing what is going on. For students who don't have much money to spend, finding these events is helpful in staying within budget but enjoying college life.

    Food and Dining

    Lots to choose from and very diverse.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms but I know the campus has a record of being unsafe - carry pepper spray. It may be better to live off campus if you're worried about safety at night.

    Academic Rigor

    Compared to other state schools, the quality of education in particular fields does compare. The school of business and science majors is on par with other competitive programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find mentors and upperclassmen who can give you advice pertaining to your major. Also, join organizations and be active on campus - you never know who you may meet: people that can help you get into competitive programs, internships, or your future job.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston offers a variety of majors with a vast area for opportunities in different areas of specialties. Because of the diverse ethnic background and accomplished professors, it is quite certain every student receives an exceptional quality education.

  • 05/11/2014

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

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    Greek Life

    46 sororities and fraternities

    What to do for fun

    on campus movie theater

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the school first its heart warming

    In three sentences

    This campus is very beautiful and full of school pride. The school community is very welcoming and informative. The housing is accommodating and very efficient in terms of necessities.

  • 05/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a few crimes around campus, and off campus isn't very safe. They have increased the police force around campus to help with this, though. They even have a number for you to call, if you get out of class late and would like a police officer to pick you up and drive you to your car.

    Clubs and Activities

    over 400 honor societies, organizations, frats, sororities, and every other club/organization you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Any. It is very accepting of varying religions, races, ages, etc. Most people I have met there have respect for others regardless of any differences.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    wear red on Fridays, rub Shasta's paw (statue of the mascot) for luck before the football games, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    For the cost to attend, there is more than enough around campus to do.

    What to do for fun

    free movies, events around campus, volunteering options, over 400 clubs on campus, and a very accepting student body. Pretty much, if you have something that interests you, there is plenty of options to choose from, if you look hard enough.

    Food and Dining

    The dining Hall food is nasty, but they have plenty of other options on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    They still need to work on this, because it has a reputation as a commuter school, but they have free movies (including advanced released), and constant events going on around campus. It is what you make of it, and there is something for everyone. There are parties constantly, a library open until 2 am, convenience stores, and even Starbucks on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are much more difficult, and some are better. A lot of these depends on your Professor, but so far I have had some great Professors which make this a great University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club, and talk to people. I am an older student and everyone is very accepting of this. Also, while it is currently considered a commuter school, they are trying to change that reputation and offer a lot of activities which make living on campus much more enjoyable (including free movies, and even the occasional advanced release, in their theater on campus), so live on campus and take advantage of these.

    In three sentences

    This University is a very diverse University (Forbes ranks it number 2, in the United States) and because of this, the students tend to be very accepting of different people. It is also a Tier 1 University with an amazing Business School. The only complaint, is that the roads are very bad and full of potholes, though I have heard they are looking to repair these before the new stadium opens up, within the next few months.

  • 04/18/2014

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, and make sure you have ALL your required documents signed and accounted for.

    In three sentences

    Lovely campus, the people are nice and the environment is inviting. You can tell they try to cater to their students needs. The new dorms are so nice!

  • 04/08/2014

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Enter to the website of the university, where you can find a lot of information, specially in which campus you can find the major you are interested in. - Visit the campus you've chosen and make sure to talk to someone that has more experience in your field of study - Ask as many questions as you can. Not only to academic advisers, but also to former or current students in order to hear form their experiences and opinion. - Go for the field of study that makes you more happy. You will put much more effort and you'll know how to become succesfull in the long journey.

    In three sentences

    A University that is growing academically and physically very fast. It is a beautiful and well-structured university. Increasing applications each year and more opportunities for students.

  • 04/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Variety of places and food trucks. Not always very cheap.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're in the Honors College, you might find some of your class locations are TBA up to even the first day- you'll receive an email from the professor telling you where to go, and it might just be The Honors Garden/Basement of Moody Towers. Landmarks are not the English professors strong point. Try to find out where the Garden is before school starts.

    In three sentences

    Campus is excellent. There are a variety of opportunities for student-jobs, clubs to join, and student resources. Professors are very down-to-earth and reasonable.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to events! Football games, basketball games, homecoming events, Student Program Board offers a bunch of things students can do for free/discounted fee. There is a movie theater, bowling alley, pool tables, ping pong tables, arcade, many things to keep you occupied if you are ever bored. The Rec Center is one of the best in the state and have many different things and sports you can do.

    Food and Dining

    Love that they have food 3 times a day at the dining halls. Breakfast is definitely the best and its the most important meal of the day so they make sure to fill you up with the best choices. There are a bunch of other places to eat around campus as well. Several food trucks are around campus to offer a break from all the fast food chain restaurants in the university centers.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun if you are involved. Many dorms have different socials that go on during the semester to get students out of their room and socialize with others in their dorm. It is also a good taste of what it will be like without mom and dad and having to live independently, though not entirely independently because of all the help they offer.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a Tier One school trying to give you Tier One education. Sometimes the material may seem difficult and the instructor offers no help but as long as you stay focused and on point, you shouldn't have a problem. Procrastination is not worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus! Join clubs, meet new people, live on campus. Have fun! You don't have to be in Greek Life to have fun. There are plenty of things to do on campus if you pay attention. Take advantage of the help and resources they offer to students for FREE! Like free career fairs, interview tips, resume builders, tons of workshops for time management, stress relief, and how to succeed and make the most out of your time here. Also FREE TUTORING!!!!

    In three sentences

    This is a very diverse campus. Many different personalities. All about having fun while also providing a great education for everyone to meet their future goals.

  • 03/31/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    I heard there's a lot of cool restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I won't stay on campus. It's cheaper for me to stay at home. it sounds cool, though.

    Academic Rigor

    I wouldnt know. but i expect classes to be hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do good in all of your classes during high school. You could get a really good scholarship.

    In three sentences

    I think UH is a big campus. Nut, it's a pretty cool campus, too. I can't wait to go there!

  • 03/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UofH is always having fun events. They had a winter wonderland, where they imported snow during finals week. They recently had frontier fiesta, where B.O.B and A Great Big World performed all for free.

    Food and Dining

    Food is awesome. UofH just opened a new UC with great food places, like Chick-fil-a and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus yet, but from what I heard the dorm life is the sweet life. If you live in a dorm then everything is a walking distance away, which is the best.

    Academic Rigor

    BEST TEACHERS EVER! The teachers know what they are teaching. They are so helpful and would hate to see any student fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to talk to other students on campus. Most of them are friendly and love holding conversation with fellow peers.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is an incredible University to attend. It is full of diversity, friendly students and teachers, and unlimited opportunities of success. Students will truly miss out if they do not attend a campus like University of Houston.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    University of Houston gets a bad rap, but there are strict security measures in place that ensure the safety of students. There are security guards constantly driving around campus, day and night, and will stop anyone for suspicious behavior. I feel extremely safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything that you want to do, there's a club for it.

    Bang for the buck

    $20,000 a year isn't bad to pay for a really nice dorm room, a free recreation center, a free theater, and six classes. So far I haven't had to take out many loans.

    What to do for fun

    The University Center just opened a new installment that includes a cheap bowling ally and pool tables and ping pong. There's also a free theater that shows movies usually on Thursdays. There's also a recreation center with a pool for laps, a rock climbing wall, basketball, raquetball, and exercise machines. There's also events that sometimes take place at the Lynn Eusan Park and the dorm buildings host special nights.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls Fresh Food Company and Cougar Woods leave a lot to be desired for vegetarians and picky eaters. However, the atmosphere in them feels like a restaurant instead of a cafeteria. There are many places to eat on campus during the week, but everything except McDonald's shuts down for the weekend so in order to eat out one must venture off campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are brand new and cheaper in cost per month than older dorms at other colleges. The people are really friendly and the staff is always cleaning up. Safety is a non-issue as there are many regulations in place to protect the residents from intruders, fires, and conflict. The rooms in Cougar Village are large compared to other dormitories and have much more storage space.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard and you can't make an A by doing the bare minimum. However, if you do your work, pay attention in class, and study then an A isn't that hard to make.

    Tips for prospective students

    Staying on top of work is key to success. Those who attend class and do their work succeed while those who don't end up dropping out. Also, whether you decide to live on campus or commute from home, you will be well involved in the community here and won't feel like you're missing out. Getting involved is key to making friends and feeling like a part of the University of Houston.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely beautiful with a nice mixture of old and new buildings. Being right in the center of Houston, UH offers many opportunities for research and easy access to the museum district. The teachers are well rounded and care about their students.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are tons of places to eat. Healthy options, not so healthy meal choices, and plenty of coffee shops. The cafeteria where students who have meal plans is also pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, so I don't know much about the dorm life. From what I hear, it's amazing and it grants you access to a lot of the on campus activities that many of the other students who commute may not be able to do.

    Academic Rigor

    It's definitely harder than most of the community colleges. The teachers may actually demand a lot from you, but do not fret. The campus is filled with many opportunities to boost your grade and tutoring centers. Pay attention, study, and you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn your campus well. Make sure you pay attention to where you are parking and where your classes are. Take advantage of living on campus an experiencing many of the fun filled activities. Attend games and workshops to get cougar cards which in turn get you prizes and possibly a scholarship when you collect them.

    In three sentences

    U.H. is a proud school rich in diversity. The campus itself can be considered home to many. I am proud to be a U.H. Coog.

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    going to gym

    Tips for prospective students

    let university of Houston be your first choice if you are looking for a shool

    In three sentences

    University is a very good university for people who looking for a university to attend. The professors are nice and willing to help student as much as they can. The environment is perfect

  • 03/04/2014

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

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is really good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look super nice

    Academic Rigor

    Haven't started but I'm sure it'll be great

    In three sentences

    The campus is pretty awesome. The food is really good. The people are really nice.

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 399

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I will not lie but University of Houston is located in Third Ward and outside the skirts of campus is a little big dangerous with the random homeless people and thugs outside. However on campus safety is pretty well when it comes to students' safety. They have emergency poles on almost every corner on campus to where students can use if they need a ride somewhere or to report any suspicious activities. We have a 24 hour on campus police that goes around ensuring everyone is okay. We do have a fire/police station and security guards at every building that is open and we get email alerts right away when something is reported even when it comes to the weather.

    Greek Life

    I will say Greek Life here is pretty amazing. We have so many greek councils here including IFC, Panhellenic, and Multi-Greek Council where there's a lot of fraternities and sororities to choose from. Depending which one you choose, you can find one that fits you personally. I'm in alpha Kappa Delta Phi, an asian-interest sorority, and I have gain a sisterhood like no other. They are have helped me so much in college and gave me a college experience I will never forget. Greek life is amazing because you get to network with others and there's always something to do and someone to talk to. I really like that University of Houston has such a diverse selection of Greek to choose from and not just the typical white frats/sororities but the ones on campus are actually very nice and fun to hang out with too.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs can range from doing VSA, FSA, CSA, Nigerian club, comedy club, anime club, volunteer clubs, media club, acting clubs, they have certain sports clubs like basketball, football, indoor water sports, wushu club, kendo club, and a whole lot more if you're interested. We actually have over 400 clubs to choose from here at University of Houston. Once you join a few clubs or two, there is ALWAYS something to do everyday and especially when you make so many friends you can enjoy those hobbies and activities with.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, this school is great for EVERYONE! Because University of Houston is the 2nd most diverse school in the country, everyone can find someone here to belong in. I personally am from MS and didn't think I would make friends easily but I found so many different types of friends here it's crazy how diverse this school really is. I am in an Asian-Interest Sorority but I have made so many friends from different cultures and ethnicity and we get along so well. They have so many clubs and organizations here that I'm sure anyone can fit it. Plus they have so many different types of majors and classes to choose from so you can find one to match you. They even have a major for those undecided in where they help you pick out a major for your future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    University of Houston has a tradition of wearing the colors red every Friday to represent school spirit which I think is amazing. Also every time we win school football games, we always have $1 ice cream cone Mondays which we can get at the Satellite. We always have the tradition of Cat's Back to towards the beginning of school year when all the organizations on campus are represented and you can win free stuff like shirts,cups,etc and you can get free food as well! One year they even gave out free bamboo trees. There's also the tradition of Winter Wonderland they have every year before Christmas which is a Christmas event where they give out free hot-chocolate, funnel cakes, and free gifts and t-shirts. I love this event because they also create snow to play in for people since Houston rarely ever gets snow and it's a lot of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Houston is pretty good on giving out numerous opportunities for scholarships as well as on and off-campus jobs including work study. So if you are able to take advantage of these opportunities budgeting is not a problem. They also offer cougar cash for those who live on campus and you can use cougar case with majority of the stores and restaurants on campus which is pretty cool actually. It really does not cost too much to attend school here especially if you have in-state tuition. I'm consider out of state but I was able to receive in-state waiver because of my academic scholarship I received here. The school, education, and experience is definitely worth all the money because attending UH has made my life pretty amazing.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities you can do on campus. CEO always have events for cultural purposes. There are sports games and the biggest of course is football at our stadium. We are really big on theater so there are always shows to go see. With the opening of the new UC you can now go down to the arcade room and play games and go bowling for fun. We also have pool tables and games at the Satellite. For those who are 21 and older there is a bar called the Den and it's open pretty late as well as Pink's Pizza if you have a craving for beer and pizza. A lot of the orgs and Greeks on campus advertise parties at clubs and the houses for fun and trust me those are always fun to go to. I also enjoy taking gym classes at the Rec when it comes to yoga, cycling, Pilates, etc and they have certain sports clubs like basketball, football, indoor water sports, wushu club, kendo club, and a whole lot more if you're interested in sports activities. There are so many things you can do for fun on campus and it never gets old!

    Food and Dining

    UH requires meal plans for dorm students however the meal plans are pretty expensive but they do provide a lot of food if you did purchase a meal plan. Cougar Woods and Moody cafeterias are fantastic actually because they provide various food for the students. There are also other restaurants opened on campus at the UC and Satellite as well as the strip on Calhoun rd with Mcalisters, Cafe 101 (boba tea), Mcdonalds, Chick-fil-a, and many more options to choose from. There are so many food trucks as well you can go to for lunch! Only downfall is that I wish we had more healthier options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very convenient especially to multi-task on campus when it comes to being on time in classes and attending all the cool events on campus. You really never miss out if you live on campus. However the dorms at UH are very limited since it is a commuter school but the only campus dorm I enjoyed the most are the Calhoun Lofts. I do believe the prices are too high but it is very comfortable and convenient to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major I believe University of Houston provides a really well educated system. Majority of the teachers I have are very informative when it comes to teaching and ensuring to provide the best quality help for the students. They really do teach and I do enjoy how some are strict when it comes to deadlines and grading. I learn a great deal in my major when it comes to learning. Only downfall would probably be having teachers that are graduates only because they are not as experience as older teachers and sometimes do not teach very well but other than that majority of the classes are taught well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate when it comes to school because exams and papers come by very quickly and use your time very wisely when it comes to studying and getting through your classes. There's a lot of organizations and events on campus so please attend as many as you can because college is the only time to really enjoy yourself when it comes to socializing, helping the community, and just having fun making memorable memories! The recreational center here at UH is far by one of the most amazing gyms I have ever been in and since you're paying for school take advantage of exercising and working out at the gym. They provide free gym classes too!

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is the 2nd most diverse colleges in the nation and it clearly shows once upon entering the school. I love interacting with different ethnics and cultural people and how nice it is to see everyone get along so well. The school contains many organizations, fun activities and events, and numerous classes to choose from for everyone's education.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In my opinion, the safety seems average. There are so many securities and stuffs trying to create safe environment, but still I get emails saying people were robbed. I never had problems. I would recommend you go home earlier and if you don't feel safe call security guys. They will help you to get your destination. I love that program. I go home sometimes after 9 and I just give them call. They pick me up with golf cart and drops me next to my car.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whose house Googs House. Wears Red on Friday

    What to do for fun

    You can do anything. There are many clubs and activities on our campus. I never went to campus game room, but I heard it is awesome. One of my favorite place is school gym. OMG. One of the cleanest and best gym I ever been.

    Food and Dining

    I love dining at school campus. Sometimes there will be students selling Indian curry and other food for 3 bucks. I was hurrying to my class and I had to stop and get one. It was delicious and cheap. I am type of student who prefers to save some cash preparing sandwich for school, so I love when there will be students selling cheap and yummy food.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    None

    Tips for prospective students

    Campus is huge.Be prepared to attend big classes of 250 average students in one room. Try to make a gap between classes if it is your first semester. Parking is crazy. Arrive as early as you can. It was really hard for me when I first transferred to U of H. Now I am doing great and love my school.

    In three sentences

    Never attended so diverse school like U of H. Students and instructors are super nice. I am enjoying everything about my school.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The area the university was planted in isn't actually the safest and there have been quite a few robberies on the outskirts of the campus. However, the university has significantly increased its security personnel and crime has significantly dropped as well.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not a big thing here. We've got a lot but it's not the way it is in movies. They do party a lot but they also take care of business.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of sports clubs and organizations to be a part of. And it would be ideal to join quite a few of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students, honestly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No unusual traditions that I know of, and I doubt there's many anyway. We don't keep it weird like UT tries to. We don't act stupid to look cool, we're just cool.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is around $6K a year and dorms are about the same so you pay $12K total for a Tier One university so you get a LOT of bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    The gym is very awesome and there's a leisure pool, basketball courts, volleyball courts, indoor track and soccer. The University Center has undergone construction which is not complete but it's in phase one and it's really nice. And there's also the rest of Houston to do stuff. There are many clubs if you're into that. There's paintball, bowling alleys, movie theaters, gun ranges, and skydiving places. There's plenty to do, just google it.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias aren't special but the new University Center they built has McDonald's, Chikfila, Panda Express and a neat little food store. It also has the Satellite which has 5 or 6 different places to eat at and a starbucks and little food mart as well. And there are many more places to eat around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but I have stayed with friends that do and it seems really cool. I know I'm missing out on a lot because people tend to know everyone on their floor, and each floor consists of many rooms, each with four students.

    Academic Rigor

    I have nothing else to compare it too but I can't say it's bad. It's actually pretty great, especially in the Business, Science, Math, and Engineering departments. They mean serious business.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just stay on your work. Don't try to scrape by with an A. It won't happen. Don't overlook a single detail related to your school work.

    In three sentences

    This school is really coming up and trying to make a mark in the world. It was recently titled a Tier One school, making it the 3rd in Texas, alongside UT and A&M. The Dean is really doing her best at improving the school and hiring grade A faculty members from all around the world.

  • 02/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go to the game room to play pool or go bowling otherwise I leave campus

    Food and Dining

    The food options on campus are not the greatest. A few new things are opening up though and hopefully it will improve.

    Dorm Life

    I never experienced it

    Academic Rigor

    In the sciences a few classes can get difficult but if you stay on top of things you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Pay attention to where your money is going. -Stay on top of your classes and you will do well as well as having a lot more free time -If you are not sure about what you want to do: take a semester off get a job and evaluate what your goals are in regards to school.(you will save more money and your GPA will not suffer)

    In three sentences

    There are multiple pro's and con's to this school, so this is just a very general view. The professors at the university are good and for the most part helpful. However the administration is one of the worst I have ever seen and will screw you over given the chance (especially when it comes to your money).

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am not involved, I cannot say.

    Great for these types of students

    Any! We have students of all kinds here. Old, young, black, white - in fact we have a large number of students from different countries.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I absolutely love the University Center's Satellite location. Very low key and a great place to study or hang out.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities around campus that allow one to get involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to manage your time wisely. Studying is very important in your success.

    In three sentences

    Very kind and helpful faculty and staff. Most professors encourage in class participation to make sure material is understood. Love it!

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I constantly see guards around campus making sure we are ok.

    Clubs and Activities

    Just go to the center for student involvement! They have anything you can think of!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do on campus so it is the most fun to get involved with a club you would enjoy! They are building a metro to take you from campus to downtown or the galleria in the next year so it will be a lot of fun to explore Houston and easier!

    Food and Dining

    The new restaurants are the bomb! They have local restaurants and it is a great way to try new food instead of the chain food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    This university is just starting to become an on-campus university so bear with the dorm life. All in all it is a lot of fun!

    Academic Rigor

    Especially for my major, Public Health, the program is getting more and more advanced to really prepare me for my career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please get yourself involved in as many things as you can because it makes this university worth while. It is a lot of fun getting to know people from all over the world and it is great networking! Make sure to take advantage of living in the dorms and making life long friends. Also, make sure to take classes outside your major to really learn and educate yourself as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    In every one of my classes I have a diverse amount of students surrounding me. They are currently constructing so many new things and it is getting to be a well known school. My professors are really excited to teach and love their students!

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The senior ring tradition is one of my favorite traditions. Before the seniors can get their senior rings, the box of rings stay at the zoo inside the cage with our real life cougar mascot. The cougar puts its paw on it and transfer some of the cougar pride to the rings.

    Food and Dining

    Never get tired of it. I prefer eating at the dining hall than at the fast food places

    Dorm Life

    U of H has been known as a commuter school, but I am currently living on campus. The freshman dorms are great.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Houston is a Tier One school and it lives up to its title. I am a Mechanical Engineer major, and it is tough; however, the school provides sufficient ways to get help outside of class- everything from tutoring, office hours, and workshops.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be shy about showing school pride. Make sure to always keep in touch with your respective advisor(s). Network until you make facebook jealous.

    In three sentences

    Although the campus has about 45,000 staff and students, the University of Houston is a very feel-at-home college. It is filled with opportunities and resources to help students their goals in live - whether it be with internships or doing research. Another extremely attractive quality of the university is it's school pride - you can never go wrong walking around yelling Go Coogs!

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    international festivals

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep checking the financial aid website for scholarships

    In three sentences

    A very Diverse University

  • 01/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's Houston. It's in the 4th largest city in the nation, just be sure to be safe and have a plan when going out. Lots of bars, clubs, and people love to hang out there.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of on campus dining halls and restaurants, a long with food trucks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are coming a long and they have a lot of beds to offer.

    Academic Rigor

    It's an up and coming school, so the work and expectations are really rising. A lot more respect is coming their way and people are recognizing it for its academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you commute, know when traffic is bad and make sure you make the most of your classes and time spent there. Take advantage of the opportunities, there as well. Visit the school and do some research to make sure it's good for you and a great fit.

    In three sentences

    UH has a great selection of academic opportunities. It contains a lot of great programs for students for their careers to exercising. Great Houston fun and diversity to be had.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school really tries to make valiant efforts to keep the campus safe for all it's students, but being located in the heart of the Third Ward makes it difficult. Especially with the whole campus being so open and accessible to the public/non-students. But it's not like the school is unaware of all the danger and crime, it just simply does not have the resources to be more safe.

    Greek Life

    Not what you would expect if you think about the stereotypes that Greeks have. It give you the feeling and sense of being Greek without the judgment or exclusivity and competitiveness that you would find at bigger (more Greek oriented) schools. It is a very small community, but very diverse. We are highly accepting of those who are genuinely interested in being apart of our community. It is not cookie-cutter trust fund babies that focus on getting drunk every night, contrary to the stereotype. We all live up to the standards of our creeds special to each of our organizations and wear our letters with pride. We are very involved and contributing to our community. Probably one of the best decisions you could ever make while attending this university.

    Clubs and Activities

    I will admit that for a school that is big on commuters, there are a lot of great student organizations and activities that are more than welcome to add new members! You can get involved in a lot here, and it's apparent, as you always can catch organizations recruiting or fundraising or just raising awareness for their cause.

    Great for these types of students

    Study-oriented; commuters; and students with the desire to witness and be a part of the school's slow transformation to become a better university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Frontier Fiesta. It is a huge event that occurs in the Spring semester around mid March. It's one of, if not the, biggest events of the year on campus. It is a weekend-long festival full of theatrical shows put on by the Greek organizations, food and drinks and live music. Seriously, Frontier Fiesta is a huge deal and is so so so much fun! Not to mention, it is unique to this school, and is a known event around the city that even non-students like to attend. As far as locations, the Den is a super chill bar on campus that is highly popular along the student body. Definitely a go-to spot to day drink in celebration or to get over a bad test grade. Or even for a casual Monday night when you're actually caught up on all your homework for once.

    Bang for the buck

    For the prices of the residence halls, and things like parking permits and parking tickets and especially books, it is HIGHLY overpriced. The bookstore is all about overprofitting, along with parking and transportation. So it's not worth it to spend all this money when the roads are still crappy and dangerous, or the bookstore pays you about 10% of the books value (if not less or at all!) to buy back.

    What to do for fun

    With the opening of the New UC, there will be bowling and billiards available on campus. But the school and it's student organizations almost always have something going on around campus. Especially if you live in the residence halls; they are ALWAYS having something going on from movie nights to parties and dinners and stuff. Plus there's the usual sports and big events like Homecoming and Frontier Fiesta. And if you go Greek, there is ALWAYS something to do!

    Food and Dining

    I don't really know anyone that doesn't love the main cafeteria on campus at the Towers. As far as other available foods on campus: Jimmy John's Chick-fil-A, Starbucks are all available plus many more, Yes the service may be terrible at those places but beggars can't be choosers especially when the staff is constructed of your classmates who have a lot going on besides serving you and it's not a full/normal restaurant. But I would recommend getting a meal plan to any and all students, it's worth every penny and then some.

    Dorm Life

    Average. The residence halls aren't anything spectacular. But they are super convenient! They're enough to give you that true college experience, but are overpriced. Getting a meal plan is highly beneficial because you only get microwaves and the ovens that are available aren't all that great or trustworthy. Living on campus also gives you a lot more knowledge of things available and going on around campus. For freshman, CV1 & CV2 are great. Moody, a lot older and you either love it or hate it. Cougar Place is okay, it's apartment style dorms, which sounds cool but the only good thing about it is the fact that everything is brand new. Cambridge has terrible management and is outdated. Cullen is super overpriced but not that bad! Bayou takes a lot of getting used to. It has terrible policies and staff, plus the fire alarm goes off all the time, and there's no oven! But it's not bad if you can get past that. Word of advice, stay away from the Quad though. Nothing good about the Quad besides it's location on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, there's an article putting UH as one of the hardest schools in the U.S. to get an A in. And it's true; freshman level courses are taught and have the expectations of upper level or graduate courses. You work relentlessly for every single little grade point going into your GPA. But it's not impossible to flourish. You just have to be smart and strategic about class selections. And there are gems of classes of professors that will truly change your outlook on the academics, and maybe even your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here if you're not going to live on campus. UH is in the beginning stages of trying to make the university not such a commuter school. Also, come here with every intent of being prideful in this university: go to football games, support and join organizations and school events, and wear red on Fridays. Don't come here to complain about the school if you don't actively try to get the most out of your time here and take part in the transformation the school is undergoing.

    In three sentences

    The university cares more about money and image than the actual students currently attending. I'm proud to be a student here, but for a commuter school, prices for things such as parking are incredibly ridiculous. Not to mention the roads and services like the financial aid office are terrible; major improvements to better student accessibility and overall feedback is necessary.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Every other month there is a movie under the stars that the university provides for the students to enjoy which includes free popcorn. The recreational center only provides an olympic size pool but also a rock climbing wall for the more adventurous types. There is always something to do on campus. Whether its curling up by the windows for a Houston skyline view or enjoying a night at the Fraternity and Sorority houses.

    Food and Dining

    There are several choice of food at the University of Houston. There consists of two cafeterias and is buffet style. On campus there is a food court known as the Satellite which consists of Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Sushi, etc. There are also many fast food restaurants surrounding the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently living on campus on their new dormitories known as Cougar Village II. The cleanliness is superb. The on campus staff makes sure to keep the hallways and lounges clean for relaxation and studying.

    Academic Rigor

    I find many of the science classes to be challenging yet worth the challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the many resources that the university has to offer. This includes the new UC center for entertainment for students, the numerous libraries on campus, and the numerous amount of tutoring services for all subjects and fields.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is filled with diversity of not only culture but also in the opportunity that is given. It is a growing university that has potential in becoming one of the top public universities in the future. I know I made the right decision coming to this school.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I gave it four stars because UH sits right next to the ghetto of Houston. But they offer escorting services through the UH police if your wanting to walk in the outer areas of the campus. And yes UH has their own police and security department that monitors the campus.

    Greek Life

    Honestly, I don't care about that much.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities to choose from, even UH will promote your club for you if you decide to make your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody, UH has the one of the most diverse student bodies and it has a reputation for that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not that I know of

    Bang for the buck

    Its cheap tuition wise but I believe I get more than what I pay for

    What to do for fun

    Eat at restaurants with your friends, work out at the rec center, or go to one of the many clubs or groups. UH has hundreds maybe thousands of clubs or groups you can be a part of. Also a lot of clubs will host events or the university will host its own events. Theirs a lot you can do there

    Food and Dining

    Its quite expensive but its good

    Academic Rigor

    Great faculty and staff also their library has a lot of computers you can use for research.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to check the blackboard messanger instead of your email because professors sometimes refuse to send messages through your email If your transferring to UH, you may not get all your credits from your previous school

    In three sentences

    Its a great college, with all its amenities and the new University Center being build this college seems to focus on its students learning environments. Plus their are a lot of restraints near by so theirs a lot to choose from. So far I haven't had one bad professor, and most of the people who also go there say the same when I talk with them.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UH is a wet campus, so there is a pub on site. There is also billiards, a rock climbing wall, and events going on throughout the semester that keep it interesting.

    Food and Dining

    The food is all right. They do provide a good variety and have vegetarian options, but it does get old quickly. There are many other options on campus, however.

    Dorm Life

    When I first came to this school, there was not enough room for me in the dorms, so I wouldn't know the quality of the dorm life. But if there isn't room for the people not from the city this college is located, then I don't imagine it's that great.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and the professors are knowledgable in their subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is still a school in progress of being recognized. There is ample construction being done everywhere, not ample parking, and the staff can be confused at times. Academically, however, this school is amazing.

    In three sentences

    For the amount of money in tuition, University of Houston is a great value. Most of my professors are working professionals and really want to see me succeed. The campus is very diverse and has a lot to offer its students.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is relatively safe but campus location is not in the best part of the city. But overall it is pretty safe and school is working hard to prevent any crime or rubbery around the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join over 500 different clubs and organizations on campus. Attend campus sport teams and other activities.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for student who want love diversity on campus. It is very diverse and culturally open to any student. Trust me you will never feel like an outsider here. Very welcoming and warm environment.

    What to do for fun

    Rec Center, Different Student organizations, and different places to dine and have fun around the campus. The brand new campus is building and will be finished August 2014.

    Tips for prospective students

    Affordable, diverse, welcoming, and kind culture around the campus. You will not regret attending here.

    In three sentences

    Great university to attend with very diverse student body and beautiful campus. It is the third tier one university in Texas after UT and Texas A&M. Very competitive and affordable university.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe with a 24 hour police service on campus. Emergency phones are installed all throughout the campus, each being a few yards apart, which can be used to receive assistance to bus stops or your vehicle. Students can wander around the campus as late as 2 in the morning.

    Greek Life

    Haven't yet joined the greek life but will provide comments when I do in the next semster.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any club that you name is available in University of Houston. Ranging from chess, tennis, cricket, soccer, bowling clubs to professional experiences such as IEEE, Alpha Beta Omega can help you spend your time.

    Great for these types of students

    The college is great for hard working and persevering students who have a clear idea of their goal and are willing to go all the way to achieve it. Interest, passion, dedication and hard work are embedded in the college life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Cat's Back and the Frontier Fiesta are events to watch out for on campus with contestants winning plenty of prizes.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent facilities are available on campus at very low costs such as the Health and Recreational Center.

    What to do for fun

    You can head out to events scheduled all throughout the semester after college hours. Spend time at the Billiards Club and the Recreational Center for varieties of games.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of dine-in are located throughout the campus with different cuisines. Fast food enthusiasts can head out to McDonalds and Subway. McAlister's Deli provide you with one of the best chipotle chicken sandwhiches.

    Dorm Life

    Have not lived in the dorm; can't comment on it. But, have heard from friends that rooms are very spacious and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    If you have worked your way rigorously in high school, getting through college will be very comfortable. Listening to lectures and reviewing notes can push you to get an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being in the top 10% of your high school is a boost that can help minimize your college spending to a large degree. Continuing your good performance in high school can help you avail plenty of scholarships in college that can help you get through college without any spending. Campus life is good with membership in fraternities and clubs.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is the place you want to be to complete your undergraduate studies. Students can avail various benefits benefiting their degree such as financial aid, scholarships and grants. Professors are more than willing to spend their time to clear off any doubts that the student has

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    They have numerous student organizations that suit your career paths to best help you.

    What to do for fun

    There are some activities offered by the university that will be announced before hand, The recreational and health center has rock climbing and other cardio dance classes that will keep you healthy, stress-free and entertained after a long day studying,

    Tips for prospective students

    Never be afraid to ask question and ask for help. The University of Houston have numerous resources to help student excel and all you need to do is look for them. You will find them.

    In three sentences

    It's a great campus for students to obtain post-secondary education. University of Houston strives to provide the best quality of education for its students. At UH, you will obtain all the necessary resources to be successful in your professional career goals.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    University of Houston offers so many student organizations ranging from sports clubs to professional preparation clubs. The University has a state of the art recreation and wellness center with many amenities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make use of your tuition and use all the academic and other student services the University offers. To many students don't use these tools and are missing out on better grades and a better university experience!

    In three sentences

    This University is a great fit for any student from social sciences to pre health there are top ranking programs at this institution. University of Houston has so much to offer and also is a very culturally diverse campus. The opportunities are endless here!

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus provides for various meeting places and game rooms for pastime. I usually don't visit them much, so there is little information i can provide.

    Food and Dining

    Variety of places to eat from fast food to casual meals are prepared around campus. Most important thing is being able to find it and eat moderately.

    Dorm Life

    I really don't have much experience for this because I commute. However, in terms of general knowledge, dorm life is considerably more efficient and academically effective. If the students does not abuse his/her dorm life, it can help them benefit in terms of getting to class on time, well-prepared meals, comfortable rooms, and most important...Solitude.

    Academic Rigor

    For rigor, I believed it depends on the individuals. The transition from high school to college sometimes dampens students ability to cope with the new environment and the self-study regiment provided by the teacher. In terms of reading and homework, it is best to do them either early or in a timely manner. Exams are mainly hard only if you didn't study or it is the first exam of the semester. Once, new students get used to the class, the workload and the materials will heavily depends on your ability to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is best to live on campus, because compared to commuting, I have heard many news about the comfort of not having to deal with coming to campus from home. Firsthand experience has proven this to be a fact. However, the education part of it is truly grand. The teachers focused more on ensuring a challenging discussion rather repetitive book work, and more often than not, you would leave feeling the satisfaction of learning something. For classes, most students and advisers had advised newcomers to get a mixture of hard classes as well as enjoyable ones. Also, usually, it is best to buy required books ahead of time and emailed future teachers for the syllabus if they are willing to provide.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a homely environment with challenging teachers and lectures that students can really get into. For those commuting, it would prove to be a challenging feat due to the various traffic problems and parking arrangement. However, the commodity and education is topnotch and awe-inspiring if the students learns to treasure it.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always people playing something on the lawns outside the M.D. Anderson Library, sorrorities to join, fraternities to join, tons of clubs, sports, intramiral sports, etc. There's so much you can do, you just have to put yourself out there. Otherwise, academics takes up much of your time.

    Food and Dining

    I usually eat from the UH Satellite, which is like where they have the fast food places. Chick-fil-a, KFC, Taco Bell, etc. You can also buy meal plans and have the campus cafeteria food, but I don't know what it's like to say if it's good or bad.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus so I can't make a comment other than it sounds much easier than driving to school. Living on campus is definitely the experience in living the college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    U of H was ranked number 11 for one of the toughest grading schools in America; therefore, the curriculum is tougher than just a regular community college. It takes a lot of time and dedication. Tutoring is free and available all the time, take advantage of that sooner than later!

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip for a prospective student is to always plan ahead. The parking can be a nightmare, the campus is big so it takes at least 10 minutes to walk to each class. It would definitely be worth it to live on campus!

    In three sentences

    UofH is a college of opportunities. There is so much extracurricular activities they provide, tons of sorrorities and fraternities, commute or reside, tons of majors to choose from, most of the professors are great, it's challenging academically, it's a tier one college, and it is very diverse. University of Houston is an amazing school, and very close to home.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not really safe.

    Greek Life

    Not really sure.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of activities, so if you have time left you can pretty much do a lot of things.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for competitive people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothings unusual.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities around campus including rock climbing and free dance or yoga classes are offered.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very diverse and great!

    Dorm Life

    I have no idea, really.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very hard to get good grades, you actually have to research every subject thoroughly. Which also makes this school very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are always walking with a group on campus and really study hard.

    In three sentences

    It is a tier-one school with a lot of opportunities in a big city. It has really good professors which makes the classes a little difficult. However, it is a dangerous campus.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a couple of security guards on duty throughout the day, as well as security cameras in the parking lots. Not only that, but they have these poles with emergency buttons on them all over the place, just in case something were to happen.

    What to do for fun

    They have many events going on as well as student clubs. One of the student centers has an arcade, and I believe some of the dorm buildings do too. You'll always find something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    The campus offers a couple of places to get something to eat such as Taco Bell, Chic fil a, Pizza Hut, Subway, and an off campus McDonalds. They have a couple of more place to eat, and are still adding more as they continue to build on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I can't really say much here, as I commute, but I can say that I have taken tours of some of the dorms and they look really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    All the professors that I've had taught their classes well and cared about their students, although, they all gave their lectures differently.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus offers a lot of stuff, such as a couple of buses that drive around campus, and a couple of student centers that offer stores and restaurants.

    In three sentences

    It's a great campus, most buildings are not that far apart and I like the way the campus looks.

  • 12/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Their are so many clubs and activities to do at school, sometimes its overwhelming. I wish i could live on campus so I could get the whole college experience.

    What to do for fun

    There is a great recreation center that has an inside track, more equipment than i what to do with. And a pool with so many lanes, it could never be packed.

    Food and Dining

    NA. I bring my own lunch

    Academic Rigor

    Falling behind on homework is fatal failure, keep up and study just a little outside your comfort level. Your suppose to not like working hard, but in the end it pays off

    In three sentences

    It is a well organized university with a helpful staff. The Students seem to have a great positive attitude and the staff is always more than helpful. The student diversity actually surprised me,it was more diverse than I had though it would be.

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always a variety of events going around campus. First, become involve with any club that grabs your interest. Then, try to gain a leadership position in one of your clubs!

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing ! There are 3 cafeterias that provide all you can eat buffet. You can a great variety such as, pizza, salads, asian food, classic food.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in dorm and I highly recommended because it is a great way to make connections throughout the campus. This actually helps you become more aware in the types or clubs or organizations you can get involved in. Also, it gives you a place to rest between classes or study, so you are not stressed or tired throughout the day!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is great throughout the school. It has certaintly build up its academics throughout the years. They are now more strict in curriculum. Also, teachers are very helpful and this helps every student become even more succesful!

    Tips for prospective students

    Never stop studying, there is always something to learn. Be on time to class and most importantly strive to make a connection with your professors.

    In three sentences

    The university is a great place to live and study. It is very diversed so you will meet all kinds of people from a wide range of cultures. Along with that the curriculum is great such as that pertaining to the Bauer School of Business or the college of Hotel Management.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Severe and constant patrol of UH police

    Clubs and Activities

    Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill for social gatherings, RockWell Pavilion Hall for gatherings in the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Bisexual people are welcome here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    LGBT resource center in the university center building

    Bang for the buck

    Spending money for fun and needs is healthy. But spending wisely is smart.

    What to do for fun

    Sports is one big fun event. Musical events and social gathering suffice the other fun events.

    Food and Dining

    Wonderful delicacies throughout the campus with all kinds of restaurants available.

    Dorm Life

    Teaches patience and discipline. But need to spend time wisely or else will lose self-control yielding to frustation.

    Academic Rigor

    Fast-paced work schedules with classes and assignments. Exams are challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Take up works that you find most unpleasant first. If you get past that, you can get past anything. As, everything else becomes simpler.

    In three sentences

    Exciting to be in this campus. Best known for its diverse students. Results come with worthy-efforts.

  • 12/21/2013

    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

    Not yet

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent rates for a major state school

    What to do for fun

    Concerts, movies, bars, parks, beaches about a 45 minute drive from campus.

    Food and Dining

    Houston has everything. Some of my favorites are Pappasitos, III Forks, and Texadelphia.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Here again, I can't comment on this as I have yet to attend any classes here.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend this school because Houston is a great city and UH is relatively inexpensive.

    In three sentences

    It is difficult for me to rate the school because I haven't attended any classes there yet. There are several positives apart from that, however, in that this school is rated very high in graduating students in less debt and the tuition rates are very reasonable for a major university. I have 3 semesters remaining until I receive my Bachelor's of Arts in Economics.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very worrying, considering the fact the the campus is right next to Third Ward. There are usually no less than 5 armed robberies on campus per semester. I advise not to take classes after dark (7 and on)

    Greek Life

    It's what you make of it. Just put your school first. Parties are always happening, along with our community service, fundraising, and charity work of course.

    Clubs and Activities

    I feel everyone is going by their time, and we all usually can't meet up at the same time. I contribute this to the fact that, again, we are a commuter school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We wear red on Fridays, and at a near by restaurant we go watch turtles race on Wednesdays.

    Bang for the buck

    They take great prixe in their Tier One Status however it doesn't feel Tier One, just my opinion.

    What to do for fun

    There are intramural sports that you can participate in with your organizations or if you want your group of friends. Fraternity life is as good as anywhere, it's what you make of it. Our football team is always improving so they are fun to watch.

    Food and Dining

    You get sick of the ffoodwithin walking distance quickly. However, there are plenty of restaurants if you're willing to drive.

    Dorm Life

    Commuter school.

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends on your major. Mine is Biomedical Engineering, so obviously I'll rate it a bit higher than those in Liberal Arts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Put more effort into your school than anything else. Fraternities are great, but only if you put your school first. If you want to be on top of other graduates from other Universities, you're going to have to put in more effort on your part. Such as going of the material that won't be on the test.

    In three sentences

    Very much a commuter school, so not much of a college experience. The University of Houston is helpful educational-wise but you have to put forth the effort yourself. Parking is horrible.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is plenty to eat on campus for all kinds of diets.

    Dorm Life

    Personally don't live in a dorm, but spend plenty of quality time there with friends. It's a great atmosphere to be in.

    Academic Rigor

    Great classes that aren't too hard if you pay attention but plenty well enough to prepare you for your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you embrace being a Houston cougar, you'll have a great experience.

    In three sentences

    There are great teachers and faculty to help you learn. Great levels of interaction with others. Overall a great campus for your college experience.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's an amazing Rec Center on campus, as well as a very large library. The Student Program Board is also always holding fun events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't walk around alone at night. Besides its location, and lack of parking, this campus is amazing.

    In three sentences

    It has a wonderful student life. It has hundreds of clubs and organizations to get anyone involved. The area is a little questionable, though.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Students receive safety alerts to their phones and emails.

    Bang for the buck

    The college provides a good education for a variety of majors.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities available to students throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of good places to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    The college provides a lot of helpful information for new students who plan on living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You will need to put in a lot of time and effort in order to get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate. Always be prepared for class. Manage your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    The environment is friendly. The University of Houston is one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in the United States. The professors are friendly and helpful.

  • 12/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Depending on the day is how good the food is. I prefer to go to the newer dining hall, The Woods, because they don't have to make as much food so it is better quality.

    Dorm Life

    I have no lived in a dorm on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers expect you go come ask for help when needed, and the classes are tough.

  • 12/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    pretty decent, Growing*

    Great for these types of students

    Business majors engineering

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Frontiers fiesta: Very awesome*

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth every penny because Houston is the energy capital of the word and so for somebody like me who is a chemical engineering major, i can easily get internships and jobs offer just because there are a lot of energy companies around.

    What to do for fun

    I'm in a fraternity so i hang out with my brothers and we do a lot of stuff on campus to be involved.

    Food and Dining

    They have two cafeterias, the only problem they have is that the food is bad on the weekend.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty good. everyone's very social.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to learn, and to be able to pass, one most *earn* their grades.

    In three sentences

    As for me, The University of Houston is a Tier-One research university which is constantly growing in the right direction.

  • 12/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Parents are usually worried about their children's safety on this campus because it's right next to Third Ward, a particularly bad part of Houston. However, the campus is fairly safe for the area it is in. There are campus police, and security constantly circulating the campus keeping an eye on things. If a student is trying to go to a different part of campus at night and they don't feel comfortable walking, they can call an escort. The escort with pick them up and take them to there destination for free.

    What to do for fun

    In the dorms, there are fun things constantly going on, helping new students meet people.There are also sorority and fraternity parties going on for the more wild students. There are even concerts and movie showings held on campus in the park.

    Food and Dining

    There are two main dining halls. Moody Towers dining hall has many options, even having a gluten-free line and are usually coming up with something to make everyone happy. There are also many fast food places either on campus in the Satellite, (including Starbucks!) or near campus (a street away)

    Dorm Life

    The main campus provides many housing options. Cougar Village 1 and 2 are very nice dorms. Each one has a pretty laid back lifestyle, which allows you to come and go as you please and feel more comfortable with the others living there.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic catalog has a little something to offer for everyone, including a hotel management degree plan option. So far, the lecturers are pretty willing to help you with any questions or problems, depending on how hard you work and if you're engaged in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're going to park your car on campus, look into parking permits early. They can get pretty expensive and sell out quickly.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is very diverse. Campus provides great student housing. There's something for everyone.

  • 12/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty decent but you get tired after eating there everyday. They have taco bell, pizza hut, chik fil a, smoothie king, an Indian food place, china star, Kim son, Starbucks, and two dining halls. I would recommend the dining halls because they have a variety of foods you can choose from and its very delicious.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not hard you freshman year. I mean a few of my classes were a bit hallenging but overall it's not that bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate, do your work before the deadline, otherwise you will be packed with assignments to turn in. If you need help, go to tutoriong. It's free! Join organizations. This will look great on resumes and job applications.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a great school. The students, faculty, and staff are very nice and will help you in every way that's possible. There are so many clubs and organizations you can attend.

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Pool, Gym, Basketball, Tennis, Football And lots lots of events.

    In three sentences

    Diversity, Tier one, Advance Education

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Unfortunately, when this school was built, they decided to put it dead in the middle of 3rd ward. There are robberies monthly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs and organizations than you could ever imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for practically anyone looking to put in work, and are willing to have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cat's Back is a fun way to kick off the semester. There are several vendors handing out free gifts, along with games and activities to bring you closer to your fellow peers.

    Bang for the buck

    It's so much cheaper than UT or A&M. Same classes, and same (if not, harder) difficulty.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of on campus sports games to attend for free or little cost. There is often incentive to go to these games, such as raffles and door prizes.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options at UH when it comes to food. From the food trucks, to fast food, to Teahouse and Starbucks. You can't beat it.

    Dorm Life

    I moved on campus as a senior, and am living in a graduate school/ upperclassman apartment complex type building (Calhoun lofts). I don't exactly know what it's like to live the, 'dorm life,' so to speak, but I'm enjoying my time on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    As I said before, all professors vary in difficulty. You have to be on your game at all times and be able to adapt to the pace of the class you are attending.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go into this school with an open mind and a good head on your shoulders. Step out of your comfort zone, and make some new friends! You'll find that a lot of your peers will have to take the same classes you do, and it's nice to have those friends you can call if you have a question in History or Government.

    In three sentences

    I think University of Houston is a very diverse institution. There are so many different clubs and organizations to join to better gain long lasting friendships. The professors vary in difficulty, and you must adapt quickly to adjust.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security has stepped up their protection to ensure the safety of all students.

    Greek Life

    I'm too old to plead, but there are Sororities and Fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Each major is involved in some type of club or has some type of activity.

    Great for these types of students

    Education Majors, Business, Law, and many things in the Science and Math Fields.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everything is typical college life.

    What to do for fun

    There are movie nights, organizational get togethers, sports events, etc...

    Food and Dining

    There are many options, but I have an acquired taste for higher quality resturant food.

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed on campus, but I heard it was a great life experience.

    Academic Rigor

    U of H is considered a Tier 1 school, so everything will require hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you make a decision on what degree plan you want to follow and have a signed copy on file.

    In three sentences

    U of H is a school of pride and unity. Students and staff are friendly. There are many resourceful aids to meet your needs.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    There's really no bang for the buck everything is really expensive around the campus but the food trucks.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of events that go on every week from group at the college.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is really good they take really good care of the students on campus with great cooks.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home so i really don't know much about the dorm life here on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you pick your classes early spots run out really fast.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a Great College. I really like coming here, the drive isn't to far for me. The only thing parking that the problem on campus.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I wouldn't recommend night classes. I heard there are alot of criminal activity at night

    Clubs and Activities

    the school is located outside of mid/down town so it is very easy to go off campus and party or club. it only take 10 minute driving to mid town. there are a lot of wonderful bars.

    Bang for the buck

    Its about the average price for school.

    What to do for fun

    I still active in my organization. They always have events and social to attend. Such as tailgating, volunteering, and other social events. I made many friends there.

    Food and Dining

    I am a commuter so I don't know or experiences the meal plans. But the campus had alot of great place to dinner before reconstructions occur. Since the reconstructions, restaurants are temporarily shut down and local food truck have swarmed in. Which is great because you get to experience new type of food and is a big chance to the daily average!

    Dorm Life

    I did not dorm, I am a commuting students.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic is fair and challenging. The professor are always helpful and try to prepare you to the real world. Everything is earned and not given.

    Tips for prospective students

    learn to socialize and make as much friends as you can. study in groups as much as you can. surround yourself with friends that will make your successful and push you to do better.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a very big and nice campus. The students population are very diverse and very cultured to all students. The school has many international students.

  • 12/01/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    HOUSTON DOWNTOWN!

    Food and Dining

    So many fast food places and in a great area for dining.

    Dorm Life

    Clean, huge!

    Academic Rigor

    Recognized business school, one of the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the offered scholarships, it's good.

    In three sentences

    Awesome campus and things to do.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have really tried to increase campus security due to all the robberies. I personally feel like there should be more security walking around they are usually clustered in the library and I highly doubt anyone will be robbed there if they are paying attention to their personal belongings.

    Clubs and Activities

    SOOOOO many clubs you can get involved in just get up and join one. There is a club for everyone!!

    What to do for fun

    UH does a great job on always providing interesting activities. We have Frontier Fiesta, pep rally's, constantly giving free shirts, movie nights. I really like how they always encourage school spirit and reward us for doing so.

    Food and Dining

    They're all fast food restaurants. There is Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Cabana, Macalester's, Cougar Woods (buffet), a random Chinese, burger and sushi place. All of them have decent, I eat at school frequently and have no complains. There will soon be more restaurants opening on campus one of them being Panda Express.

    Dorm Life

    DO NOT LIVE ON CAMPUS. But based on friends that do they say they enjoy it and it is super convenient. Just choose your dorm carefully and ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings!

    Academic Rigor

    At UH you have to make sure you are willing to put in a good amount of hours for each class. Especially anybody who is majoring in any type of science. Teachers are willing to help but you again have to put an effort in and it also helps to get to know them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, study. Did I mention study? You must put some type of effort in order to pass any class. While you are at school just focus on what needs to get done. Then later on you can do whatever pleases you :)

  • 11/26/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    This school looks cool. It seems like a great university with great pride. I hope to visit soon.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    U of H has a new system that a security will take you to the car or dorm if you are by yourself.

    Greek Life

    The talent show that the greek: fraternity and soroity have is very good

    Clubs and Activities

    In the Bauer of College there is a lot of clubs that students can join. The campus has a lot of activities that can be entertaining too.

    Great for these types of students

    great for a student who really wants to succeed in life and wants to make money, because U of H has the best job fair in the country.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming week, frontier fiesta, and many other events that you simply can't miss.

    Bang for the buck

    everything is cheap.

    What to do for fun

    Every week there is something to do: football, women soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, etc. There is theater too, and many other events throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    There is cougar village and many more types of restaurants to choose around campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is plenty of choices to choose from were a student wants to live.

    Academic Rigor

    U of H is a Tier One school

    Tips for prospective students

    Is cheap to live, study, transportstion at ease.

    In three sentences

    This university is located in Houston: NFL, MBL, NBA. U of H has best diversity in the nation. Best food, places, nightlife, jobs, and beautiful people.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security guards roam 24/7, It's very easy to get a police escort to other places on campus during the day or at night, every building requires a Campus ID to enter, so only students and staff can get into the buildings.

    Greek Life

    It's present, the Greek life is usually trying to raise money for some sort of cause, but are generally no cause of trouble.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and different groups.

    Great for these types of students

    Every kind of student will pretty much find a place to fit into here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cougar Red Friday, every Friday people go all out and wear UH shirts, some people even match them with red shorts and shoes.

    Bang for the buck

    Very good school to go to, financial aid usually works out for you. Quality classes for less than you would pay getting the same education somewhere else.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of clubs, meetings, leadership opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is always good, being here was the first time I've ever said Wow the cafeteria food looks good today

    Dorm Life

    Occasional unpleasant residents, but overall a pretty calm, fun, productive place to be.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes require you to study and do some sort of outside reading, but it's never enough to completely overwhelm a person.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait until the last minute to apply for housing, financial aid, or anything like that.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is extremely diverse. There's always something to do. The people are exceptionally friendly and accepting here.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It can get kind of dangerous around the afternoon/night-time but there is on campus police that you can call that will pick you up and take you to your destination if you're feeling worried or uncomfortable.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the games on the weekends, join a club and participate during the week or you can just meet up with some friends, grab food at the satellite and eat outside, the weather tends to be great for hanging out outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    The satellite has lot of fast food options but if you eat exclusively there it can get kind of old so switch it up! There are also little cafeterias around campus that you can eat at.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I live off campus with room mates because it's cheaper, and I love it! We're 5-7 minutes from the campus, not too far from games yet far enough to enjoy more independence!

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are stern with deadlines but are flexible if you're having issues and need some help. Also, all of my professors are great at helping the students understand the material. Check ratemyprofessor.com for professor reviews from past students, very helpful when having to choose between which classes to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    The library has tons of areas for studying that are each tuned to people's various needs in regards to studying whether you like it nice and quiet or like to have background noise there is a place for you. The technology lab in T2 lets you print for free, always take advantage of it! As a college student you need to save where you can!

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is an awesome school with a great atmosphere and lots of diversity. There is a ton of school spirit here on campus and everyone seems to live for the sports events (the free t-shirts don't hurt either!). There are always people that you can ask if you need help finding your way around campus or if you just want to catch up on the weeks activities.

  • 11/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a wide variety of things to do here at University of Houston. There are organization like sororities, fraternities, or even sports teams to join if you're looking to make friends. Those are usually the groups that host the majority of on and off campus events.

    Food and Dining

    The food options here are amazing. There's a little bit of everything to eat. Restaurants/eateries are spread all around campus, so there's always something to eat nearby.

    Dorm Life

    I currently commute to school from my off campus apartment about 20 minutes away from the school so I don't have much on hand experience with dorm life. From what I know the dorms are very spacious. I know for a fact each dorm has its own buffet with delicious selections.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're a motivated individual, the courses aren't too difficult to maintain. There are many tutors, and even professors willing to meet with you to help better your understanding of concepts. It's not a breeze, but it can be a great opportunity to further your education and start toward your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although there are over 40,000 students here at U of H, finding your way around and getting into the flow of things can be made very simple. It's important to pay close attention during your orientation to know exactly where your classes/buildings are in relation to one another. It's also very important to maintain a relationship with your UH Pal (Peer Assistant), and your advisor.

    In three sentences

    This university is large in size, but always finds ways to make each student still feel like an individual with a purpose, and they treat you with care. The educators/faculty are tier one, and very helpful. University of Houston is very diverse, and there's literally an organization or group here for everyone.

  • 11/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a number of events put on throughout the week by organizations. There is a website that tells you all the ins and outs of what is going on on campus so it's kind of helpful. Additionally, we are right by downtown so there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is honestly awful on the weekends. And the food can get really repetitive with only two options, but it's all edible and it'll get you through. Thankfully, you only HAVE to eat it if you live on campus so that's always good.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in the dorms for three years now and I love it. It can get a bit boring on the weekends because it is a commuter school, after all. But if you get over the fact that weekends can be dull if you don't have friends then it is really an enjoyable stay.

    Academic Rigor

    The workload for the classes are definitely bearable and not demanding, for the most part; obviously with some variations among majors. It is one of the harder universities in the nation to maintain an A but I think the challenge is good for students here to try really hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    I don't have many specific tips for UH, but in general if you are looking to go to any college, make sure you are prepared and don't slack off just because it's your freshman year. Every year matters and it's never too early to start looking into graduate schools and internships. Get to know your professors, it will be important to write letters of recommendations.

    In three sentences

    UH is a growing tier 1 school and it is finally, in my opinion getting its name out there. We are currently building more buildings and renovating old ones to reach the status of tier 1. Our professors are definitely some of the best people in the state and we are continuing to go up from where we started.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Relatively safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    None that I know.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want a fast transition in to a higher learning space, people who want to learn something knew to be more competitive in the job market, and for those who wish to take that next step towards a degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None thus far that I know.

    Bang for the buck

    Average, there is always something to complain about when our first-world counterparts are getting a nearly free or completely free education.

    What to do for fun

    Read in a quiet space.

    Food and Dining

    Eating areas depend on which campus you are situated.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    It is known to be a well-balanced school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming in know what you want to study will put you way ahead of the curve.

    In three sentences

    This school is hospitable. Its administrative staff are dependable. HCC is very resourceful.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the football games, the basketball games, the bbqs, and anything else they have to offer. they are all fun, and they are all worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take classes that you can be assured that you would attend.

    In three sentences

    This University is exemplary. The campus is very welcoming. As a second year student there is always something to look forward to.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I do not feel that the campus is safe enough. I would get emails at least once a week that someone got robbed while walking to their car.

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about the Greek life on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    There's over 500 different types of clubs and activities, and UH sends out an email newsletter per week to inform the students of what is happening on campus the week of.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a diverse school so it's perfect for everyone, just join an organization of your interest and you'll have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We wear red UH shirts on Friday to show unity and pride of our school. We also rub the paw of Shasta behind Cullen Performance Hall for good luck during midterms and finals.

    Bang for the buck

    Do not eat anything on campus unless you have to. Go for whatever student organization is selling food to raise funds. Everything else on campus is expensive!

    What to do for fun

    You can go the Recreation center since there is always sporting club events there. Also join an organization based on your interest, it's always fun hanging out with like-minded people who are working towards the same goals.

    Food and Dining

    There's a lot of diversity in the food on campus, there's a Chick-fil-A, Mcdonalds, Smoothie King, Subway, Kim Son, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Sushi, McAllisters, Tealicious, and etc. They are adding more to the University Center so there's going to be more choices to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but I hear from students that do, and that you have to be active in the events on campus to enjoy the full college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard to catch back up in classes depending on how many hours you are taking. Classes are difficult based on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you choose a school, be sure that when you change major, it is in the same school. A map of the campus is the best way to start. Parking at UH is like the hunger games, may the odds be ever in your favor.

    In three sentences

    A school with a lot of commuters. Plenty of Choices to eat at. One of the most diverse schools.

  • 10/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always be weary when on campus any time past 9pm.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Extroverts who enjoy medium size campuses and like to attend school games.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wear red on Fridays. Just do it.

    What to do for fun

    Student organizations are a surefire way to get involved and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The Satellite and nearby restaurants are varied enough, but you have to have the time to walk all the way to them.

    Dorm Life

    Never personally had a dorm, but from what I hear dorm life ain't bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The harder sciences will be an appropriate challenge once you get into around your junior year and beyond.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never stop looking for scholarships, and always try to meet as many people as you can. Networking is everything.

    In three sentences

    Great campus with a very diverse group of students. Those who commute from far away will not enjoy it as much, but there are great teachers and tons of great classmates. Can be expensive at times and financial aid doesn't help as much, but that's understandable with such a large group of students attending.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of things to do on campus. The commons have some activities you can engage in like playing pool, arcade games, hanging out with friends, or a stage there where you can watch some live performances. There's a wealth of student organizations on campus that offer plenty of other activities for people with special interests.

    Food and Dining

    There are a wealth of dining options on the campus, but they are spread out very far and can be a nuisance to reach when your time is spread thin. They used to offer more when the UC was open but since it has been going under renovation, the options have become somewhat more limited.

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't use the dorms but I have heard many complaints about the quality.

    Academic Rigor

    The core requirement classes can be challenging depending on the type of professors you end up with, but they all maintain a high standard of learning and you will be surprised how much you can learn. Most of the professors have a passion for what they are teaching and you will see it reflected in your own learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you brush up on your studying habits and keep a passion for what you want to learn.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a large bustling school with many diverse students and majors. All the staff and students you will meet here are extremely friendly and helpful. The quality of the teaching there is extremely high, though, quality deteriorates with several of the core requirement classes.

  • 10/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    While this university is quite costly, it is a highly ranked school with a huge amounts of pluses to give to any student who comes here!

    What to do for fun

    There are a tons of activities to do on campus. There are a massive amount of clubs that host a lot of events!

    Food and Dining

    The food available at the university is well cooked and really tasty! There is always a plethora of food to choose from!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is exceptional. There is an event planned almost every weekend, the faculty in charge of keeping residents active are great at their jobs! The other people on campus are really inviting and super kind.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses you take will push you, and make you grow and think outside of the box but there are multiple areas on campus with tutors for every subject! The university also rewards tutorials with other forms of compensation(you have to come here to find out what they are :))

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in expecting a great time, but also expecting to study a lot! Professors help you as much as they can, but college is a vastly independent process and experience!

    In three sentences

    Wonderfully diverse and welcoming campus! Everyone is so kind, and there is a club and place for everyone and every interest! Tier 1 school with tier 1 students, Go Coogs!

  • 10/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Too many roberies and assaults.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is Frontier Fiesta, like a mini rodeo.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few festivals here and there, but that's about all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do a thorough research on this school before you go.

    In three sentences

    Classes can be great if you have a great professor. Customer service is horrible, however. The University of Houston cares more about status and making money than ensuring you walk out with a great shot at life.

  • 09/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've only heard of two semi- serious crimes that have been reported since I have been here, both of which have been cell phone thefts. U of H staff does all that it can to keep students safe but just as anywhere else in this crazy world, they can only do so much. Security is always riding or walking around campus, and will even escort you if needed.

    Greek Life

    I came to U of H thinking that greek life was definitely not for me but much to my surprise, all fraternities don't consist of stuck up, idiotic savages living off of daddy's money. I have actually had the privilege of meeting some pretty cool people and had a total change of heart towards greek societies. If you have formed some of the same prejudices towards frats and sororities, I would encourage you to at least give them a try.

    Clubs and Activities

    Campus organizations and residents ensure that you have something to do at all times. From intramural sports, to movie nights, to plays, picnics, parties, personal development sessions, there is never a dull moment here. For the times when your not studying your poor brain too hard, there will always be something to get into. The fun never sleeps. Ok, maybe sometimes...

    Great for these types of students

    There honestly is no generalization for students that will succeed here. Ethnically and socially, we are one of the most diverse schools in the nation. With almost 40,000 students here, you are sure to find friends for life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WE WEAR RED ON FRIDAYS. really anyday but especially on FRIDAYS.

    What to do for fun

    The hotspot on campus is the Recreation Center which has too many activities to attempt to list. If you are a partier, Bayou Oaks will be your main spot. We are in the 4th largest city in the nation so there is definitely things to do off campus if you want to explore. Major sports teams, critically acclaimed restaurants, musical events, major malls just to name a few things to get into.

    Food and Dining

    The meals here are as well as I expected. They are a huge step up from high school meals, but don't exactly deliver the satisfaction of a home cooked meal. I really like that the meals are not repetitive, you usually wont encounter the same food choice for a couple of weeks. The cafe hours are substantial and there are also food buses and fast food franchises spread throughout campus. To say the least, you will not go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing! The people here are friendly and you are sure to meet someone new every time you step foot outside your room. The buildings themselves as far as I can see are top notch and are sure to make you feel at home. The designated live zone is the lobby on the first floor, you can play a competitive game of pool, watch tv with friends, or just sit around and chat.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, the proffessors here want to see you succeed and will provide you with the basics of what you need to know. It is up to you to grasp the floating knowledge and determine how you will apply it to your life. The classes will challenge you as they should, but allow for great deal of creativity.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you think you know what you want to do career wise, definitely research the schools here and even make a visit or two. Academic standards for most of the different colleges here are competitive as they should be.

    In three sentences

    U of H is a great place to attend and to say that you were accepted is a privilege within itself. I am positive that anyone who has attended U of H will be happy to share with you their experience. U of H has alumni galore in all fields of work and just to know that your in such company is a great feeling.

  • 09/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police is here for your safety. There are Call Help posts located around the campus in case your safety is ever threatened. The campus itself is very safe, however some people aren't safe about what they themselves do.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't gotten the chance to experience much of the clubs and activities, but from what I can tell, there's plenty to do. There are more clubs than you probably think.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are into business or engineering! In general though, UH is good for almost all types of students.

    Bang for the buck

    I think this is why UH is more preferable over other universities is the value for the price. It's not overpriced, and it's worthy of recognition in the business world.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities to do and even more clubs to join. The environment in most clubs is extremely friendly. I recommend finding a friend and joining a group that you're both interested in! Like life, UH is what you make of it. There's rock-climbing and casual swimming at the local recreational center. I'm sure there's plenty more to do for fun, but there's no way I can cover it all in this description.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing! With two major dining halls, you get a good choice of what to eat. Also, there's an app for seeing what's on the menu in both locations! In case you're not into the dining hall thing, there's a satellite which offers Taco Bell, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, and a couple of other food establishments. You won't be disappointed at all.

    Dorm Life

    Almost everything is diverse at UH. My dorm life, personally, is wonderful. The rooms are fairly new, the people on the floor aren't loud and obnoxious, and I was fortunate enough to not have suitemates. My friend, though, has had some bad experiences in his dorm. The fire alarm goes off in the morning sometimes, the hallways smell funny, and his neighbors are somewhat rowdy. Dorm life, overall, can be great but it can also be a drag.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor varies. Please please please use Rate My Professor before signing up for a class. The teacher, rather than the class, makes all the difference! Trust me. Really though, there's no standard academic rigor, and I'm not sure how the rigor compares to other colleges. Regardless, if you stay on top of deadlines and work with your professor, you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking into enrolling, definitely consider if U of H specializes in your major. Also, note the industry of the Houston area; you might be able to land a job right out of college. After all, you're getting a degree for a job. Generally, just make sure UH is right for you and stay on top of deadlines, always.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a Tier one school; you stand out when professionals see you graduated from a tier one opposed to smaller schools. U of H has a ton of cool things; construction is always going on. Overall, U of H is one of the best schools in America for its status and potential!

  • 09/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a campus police that are available to you easily by number, and/or by the on campus emergency call systems located throughout the campus.

    Greek Life

    The greek life here seems very fun and very intriguing. They have all sorts of activities such as parties, tailgates for the university's football team, sporting events, and so much more. The greek life here is always looking for new people to join them and there is a group for everybody to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all sorts of clubs here at the University of Houston that fit any one person's single or multiple interests, and if there isn't one already here that doesn't suit you, then all you need is three people and a constitution with consent to be able to start your very own club!

    Bang for the buck

    Just recently President Barack Obama revealed his new plans for a new college rating system for the Top Colleges Where The Students Get The Best Bang For Their Buck, and the University of Houston came in at number four!

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do here at the University of Houston such as attend the college sports games (football, baseball, basketball & many more), go to the Recreational & Wellness Center to work out and play sports(which by the way all current University of Houston students can go in for free as long as they are currently enrolled students), attend the events that are hosted here such as Cat's Back and many more. There many things to do here downtown in the city of Houston as well such as attend the pro sports games, hang at clubs/bars, movie theaters and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places you can eat here on campus at either the Satellite, the Dining Hall and the local fast food restaurants located near the campus. Also if you don't find any places here on campus that you don't like to eat at, there are many local and national recognized restaurants located all around the Houston area.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life here can be either very boring or very fun depending on how you make the most of your time and life here on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes here are very thought provoking and challenge you with the material, so you can learn and master the material. There are a few classes where it can get a bit boring, but overall the classes and the professors that teach them are a joy to have. The professors are more than willing to help you with coursework and the course material if you are having any struggles with the class, and they can easily be sought out by email, office hours, or by appointment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Networking here at the campus is highly recommended here because the more people you connect with and make friends here, the more fun and the better the experience you'll have here at the University of Houston.

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many events, games, movie showings, etc! Just pick a day, and go for it!

    Food and Dining

    They offer some really great options! Whether you are vegetarian or just like tacos every day, you will find what you are looking for.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay on campus, but there are some really nice facilities. There are also student apartments on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are passionate about what you are studying, you will pick it up quickly. The higher the class level, the more projects and papers you will have to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a map first thing. The first few days of class are the best to get to know the campus because they have tents set up all over to help you out. Get involved! There are a lot of programs, sports, and student organizations to choose from.

    In three sentences

    The campus is large but not overwhelming. There are a lot of resources available for all kinds of student needs. The football team is great!

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Parties...Women

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus if you dont live in the houston area because the traffic is terrible in the morning. My first class starts at 11 and i have to get here at 9 just to find parking.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the University of Houston an overall A. It has great student diversity and the professors are willing to help. The only negative is the parking.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I would recommend you keep some pepper spray around you and that's not to say that the campus is dangerous because after all, I've been here four years and nothing has happened to me but just to be smart. We are not the only school in the area. We're actually really close to downtown and the medical center so you never really know who's on campus. However, campus police do an amazing job. Just call them and they'll be happy to send you an escort to protect you.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university has tons of student organizations. I love this the most about University of Houston

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions? For those of you that do not know, we're cougars. On campus by the fountains (not sure what that particular one is called because we have like four on campus), there's a statue of a cougar. What people do is Rub the Paw of the cougar for good luck. Unusual locations? I wouldn't say unusual but the inside of the architecture building is beautiful.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do here for fun. The university has free outdoor movie nights every time. There are volunteering events. If you like to study, you can study for fun and like I said earlier, join a student organization.

    Food and Dining

    The university actually just hired some new chefs. The cafeteria is buffet style, or should I say Hibachi style. The food is made on the spot right in front of you.

    Dorm Life

    I do not actually live on campus myself but I had friends who lived in dorms my freshman year and I am aware of the changes being made. All the dorms just got new furniture and were recently renovated so that's always a plus. You don't have to worry about food because you have a meal plan and it's so much easier to make friends because you're surrounded by other people.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Houston is now a Tier-One Research university. It was not earned by the professors being nice and just giving you easy work. The university is quite competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    - If you're going to commute, come early to avoid traffic and to find parking. - If you have a meal plan, swipe people into the cafeteria because at the end of the semester, you're not going to use them all. - Join a student organization because you never want to go through the journey without making those types of memories. - Study hard, you do not want to end up on Academic Probation.

    In three sentences

    This school is extremely diverse. The student body is large and there are tons of organizations. There are also some really big classes (I'm talking 400 students big), but then there are small ones (20 students).

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It can be scary

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love Houston will love UH.

    What to do for fun

    I love watching different groups of people perform in different ways, there's always something going on on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food can be bad, the food buses are great.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is perfect. You can wake up and walk to class and come back and study.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be tough, classes can be easy, but you'll always have to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Always have water - Never assume anything will be done for you - Get all your work done ASAP

    In three sentences

    The campus is huge and very busy all of the time. The people are pretty friendly and the atmosphere is good for any kind of student. The food buses are heaven.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus safety is great from emergency call boxes pretty much everywhere on campus to police escorts to anywhere anytime if you feel scared or threatened.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    before every game the football team and most fans rub the cougar paw for good luck.

    What to do for fun

    there are fraternities and sororities, organiztions, clubs, and even tutoring. there are many events during the week provided by different organizations. The most popular has to be greek life. there are a variety of fraternities and sororities to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious and there are many options, from vegan to bistro. they have open hours from 7 am to 10pm with only three breaks in between to cook different meals.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is simple and easy. each floor has multiple assistants to make you feel at home and hold meetings for you to meet the people on your floor. Each room contains four people that have to share one bathroom- one downside and there are only two cafeterias, but a lot of fast food places.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are specified for your educational ability that you have getting out of high school. There are many classes to choose from and many professors. It will certainly challenge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have enough money for textbooks. DO NOT procrastinate and get your books the day before you need them. Take tours and find all your classes before hand.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful campus with a number of colleges on campus to choose from. They offer specified degree plans, so you don't end up taking classes unnecessary for your major. They are very helpful throughout the entire enrolling process and are given your own mentor to help you through the school year.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    join clubs, statistics show that students that are in engeged in college activities get better grades.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food I am a big guy so i need a whole bunch to eat, with there different places to eat on campus, special places to take that special girl or to the buffet to gorge on the different food.

    Dorm Life

    I am lucky to have gotten the best room possible my tip is apply early and go to the college and pester them with all sort of questions.

    Academic Rigor

    This is largely based on the program one is enrolled and who you make friends with .

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid as soon as possible and watch out for those lengthy lines at the financial aid department.

    In three sentences

    I am a freshmen here at U of H and all i can say is wow. I love the schools spirt and rigor.

  • 08/12/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten here yet.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know because I do not live on campus. This is a required rating though.

    Academic Rigor

    But I haven't started just yet so I can't be sure.

    In three sentences

    It's a nice large campus but it's in the middle of a bad area. Financial aid office is more for generic questions. Just study hard and you'll do good!

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has never seemed like a problem for anyone I know, but over the last year it has seemed that the outskirts of campus and surrounding areas have not been too safe for students to be walking alone. On campus you will be fine, but once you leave campus stay in well lit areas and walk in groups.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is average at University of Houston. Not many go Greek but those who do seem to enjoy it as it is another way to make friends. For those who join a fraternity or sorority just to party, don't because you are wasting your time and money. Only join one if you appreciate their traditions and other aspect, as well as the people in it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and organizations to join. There are always things going on around campus so always be on the lookout and don't shy away from things.

    What to do for fun

    The University Center has bowling, an arcade, and much more for your entertainment. There are also always events going on around campus and sporting events all the time! You could also join an intramural team or play a sport if that is what you enjoy doing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great at the two UH dining halls as well as the restaurants on campus. Both dining halls are brand new and the staff are all very friendly. They cater well to Vegetarians and they try their best to help out the Vegans too. We have an underground food court, known as the U.C Satellite, and there are subways scattered around along with food trucks around campus to serve you when you get hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is awesome and it makes meeting people so much easier! The rooms are all recently renovated with new furniture, and by living on campus you will not have to worry about parking and driving home late at night after studying in the library.

    Academic Rigor

    Ever since the new Tier 1 status, professors have changed to have a little harder grading system. If you work hard you should not have a problem keeping a good GPA. A little slacking off can harm you in a big way because every grade counts, especially when missing one small homework grade that could take you from an A to a B+ which can drastically changed your GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join lots of clubs and student organizations to meet new people and make friends. Always be confident to go up to others and introduce yourself, because most freshman are willing to make new friends. Be who ever you want to be, college is a fresh start at life so leave behind all the drama and negative thoughts in the past.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is an extremely diverse University with many cultures from around the world. The recent Tier 1 status has boosted the way many people view this college in a positive way, and with more money to spend, the college has developed greatly with new buildings and more parking available.

  • 08/06/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Attend sport events to be involved and to make new friends.

    Food and Dining

    They have fast food restaurants but there is that freshman 15 so think twice before you eat fast food.

    Dorm Life

    Live in a dorm, it makes it easy to get involved and do well in class.

    Academic Rigor

    Have your major ready so that you can start taking the credits that you need.

    In three sentences

    This university looks great and I look foward to attending u of h next year to continue my engineering path. My friends say that it's a great school and to live on campus in order to have a college life.

  • 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.

  • 08/04/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    This campus has excellent security. They have everything from lights every few feet to call boxes. They also have an escort service you can call if you were out late studying and you need a security officer to help you back to your dorm or car if you're a commuter.

    Greek Life

    These greeks are actually responsible.

    Clubs and Activities

    This campus has thousands of clubs. But if you really want to start a club that isn't present on the campus, all you need are two other people and a constitution.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for a student who is open minded and serious about their education. It has parties, but it is far from a party school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus started as a community college, but expanded through the years. One of the deans went to the school in its earlier years and he met the love of his life near a fountain. Everyday the couple would go study by the fountain. He even proposed to her there. When the fountain was distroyed in natural disaster, he spent over a million dollars to get it built again so people could find their true loves there.

    Bang for the buck

    As much as you pay for tuition, they make sure everything is either free or really inexpensive. You can have a lot of services from counseling on the transition to educational workshops. They offer low-cost health care to free tutoring.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has so much to do that you will never be bored. The rec is great for exercise and for fun, such as rock climbing. There as so many clubs and intramural sports that one would be overwhelmed if they participated in everything they loved.

    Food and Dining

    The campus is very diverse so they make sure to accommodate every ethnicity in the dining hall. They have everything from burgers and fries, pizza, and sushi, to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cereal. Also, the dining halls stay exceptionally clean anytime you go in. That is thanks to the custodians and the students.

    Dorm Life

    There is never a dull moment in the dorms. The dorm room are spacious and pretty much set to live in from the first day, just make sure you pack for the season if you live nearby. The closet is a moderate size so if you live close to home, pack for the season and switch out your wardrobe when the next season hits. Other than that, the people in the dorms are so different, but so accepting that you will find yourself enjoying yourself with members of different ethnicity and actually learn something. Even though there is a nonstop party probably every night, they party members are mindful of the sleeping students.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very rigorous from what I've been told so make sure you stay on top of classwork and most of all DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. This is a tier one school and you are treated as a tier one student no matter what your major or GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are accepted here, just make sure to stay on top of your financial aid because there are so many people attending that the financial aid office is swamped and can't hold your hand through the process. You also might want to take care of everything, including TSI holds, fees and other things before the due date or as early as possible because everything fills up really quickly and you don't have to stress on if you can get the things you want. Just a tip.

    In three sentences

    This university is extremely diverse in culture and in academics. When a student is accepted there, they are warmly embraced with openness because everyone is willing to help them out. It is a great school for people with open minds.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    University of Houston is a very safe campus, they have their own lawyers, their own security guards, not only that but their own police department and emergency number.

    Greek Life

    From the briefing at orientation Greek Life is very interesing and seems to strongly promote individualism and leadership.

    Clubs and Activities

    FSA leaugues for basketball, football, and other sports Greek Life Radio Broadcasting group Other Various Groups

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A strange tradition is the lighting of candles for the completion of freshmen orientation.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Houston's meal plans save alot of money for commuters. The recreation center one fee of eighty-four dollars per semester saves tons of money having to pay seven dollars each time you want to workout.

    What to do for fun

    Fun activities range from sororities or fraternities, not only those but groups that can hang together that have like interest in majors. University of Houston also has the recreation and wellness center, courtyard hangouts, and gaming in the dormatory.

    Food and Dining

    The food that workers at University of Houston make is very diverse from pizza to indian or chinese cuisine. The dining is even better comparable to that of a five star lounge or very homey dining experience. If you dont like their food there are restraurants such as smoothie king or mc donalds to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing there are many selections to choose from as a freshmen and even more to choose from as a sophmore, junior, or senior. The student body can be very comfortable in housing due to its cultural diversity, outgoing facility managers, and students tryin to make new friends and connections.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors firmly believe the students should be independent learners. Majority of the knowlege learned will come from studying and intense research, but services such as tutorials also assist in a excellent help to academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not let extracurricular activities such as fraternities or sororities or partying get the best of your time at University of Houston. Studying, overviewing, and more studying are the key componets to academic success. Living on campus is more beneficial setting aside family problems and other conflictions.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is a very ethnic diverse tier one establishment. From observing my staff to be they appear to be tough but only for the sake of a students success. University of Houston extracurricular activities are various seemingly endless.

  • 07/28/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Students are mugged by people who live off campus in the surrounding areas. Be watchful at night and don't put yourself in a dangerous situation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your paperwork turned in early to avoid any issues.

    In three sentences

    The college is very diverse which is awesome and my advisors are very helpful. Parking is the biggest complaint I have so far. The price and unavailability is upsetting.

  • 07/26/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is available 24/7. If you are out late at the library studying and you don't feel safe walking to your dorm or car by yourself, you can call the campus police, and someone will come at your service ready to escort you within minutes. Just have the number ready on your phone.

    Greek Life

    One thing that must be said is: hazing is strictly prohibited. Any word of hazing in a certain sorority or fraternity will be investigated, so freshmen, don't be hesitant. You can try an organization out, and if it's just not for you, you can resign. There are many different groups, and there is even a sorority for LGBT students and allies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a countless number of clubs and activities here at UH. If you need to have some volunteer experience, there is a club for that; if you support the LGBT community, there is a club for that, and if there isn't a club for your particular interest, it is very easy to start one. Just get two of your friends and start one up!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who often seek spontaneity and balance would love this school. UH values students' social life as much as academic, so those who love to have a good half and half between studying and partying would enjoy this university. There is always something to do, and if for some reason there isn't, then make something! Someone is bound to join you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UH used to be a big rival against UT way back before our generation, and the hand sign came from a football game that UH won against UT. It's weird to think that UH was a rival of UT instead of A&M as we know now.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Houston gain its Tier One status not so long ago, which makes it one of the three top public universities in Texas! Considering its ranking, the cost of attendance is fairly low, so you will be receiving a great education here, as long as your pull your end of the string. Also as I mentioned before, this school is very diverse because it is in Houston! You will meet people from all over the world, and this will make your college experience even more exciting and novel.

    What to do for fun

    There are karaoke, open-mic, and other miscellaneous fun nights at Cougar Village occasionally that are meant to relieve some of the stress of students. There are also sports games, if you're a sports junkie. Many clubs host special events and even parties for everyone, so look out for those. Oh, and sometimes the school, usually certain organizations, pull some strings to get famous bands to come and perform for a low cost every year!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but not great. If you're planning to stay in a dorm, you're most likely going to stay on a meal plan. For the sake of saving money, stick to your meal plan, it will be much cheaper. The cafeteria food is pretty decent. It is a buffet style, but it could get boring pretty quick. The chefs make sure that they do mix it up a little bit, though, so you will survive. There are also other restaurants around campus that will cost you money, but it will be worth it if done occasionally.

    Dorm Life

    There are two different dorms for incoming freshmen: Cougar Village and Moody Towers. Cougar Village is known to be the better dorm because of the size and for having a bathroom for each suite instead of a community bathroom, which is used in Moody Towers. Cougar Village is also known for being the quieter dorm with a little less parties due to the Honors college students staying there. However, Moody Towers is cheaper, so if money is an issue, stay in Moody Towers. It's not great but bearable.

    Academic Rigor

    With great professors comes hard work. Believe it or not, the University of Houston has some of the most qualified professors and many of its individual colleges are in the top ranks of the nation! Therefore, the coursework might be a little hard depending on what classes you are taking, but as long as you know how to schedule right and not over-estimate yourself, you will be able to handle it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be a hermit! Go out and join a couple clubs! Go to games and actually socialize! It will not only heighten your experience as a college student but it will also build your network for the future when you graduate. With the diversity of this school, you will find that your new network will be useful in the future for business, job seeking, and much more.For students coming from the north: dress appropriately! Houston is hot and humid. If you're from the north, chances are even a t-shirt and shorts during the summer will burn you, so don't over-pack with warm clothing.

    In three sentences

    This university is very diverse. It is a great education with a relatively low price. The school spirit is high enough to get anyone pumped for anything.

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Loves big campuses, diversity, and getting involved in a lot of different events.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life, sporting events, and joining different clubs available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to your professors one on one. It'll help a lot! Also don't be afraid to go to the library; it's a great studying environment!

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a very nice campus! Its really diverse and their are so many things to get involved in. It's a tier one university, so you know the education is great.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is many safety services you can call to help at nay time. Campus security is omnipresent.

    Greek Life

    Yet to experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so many clubs that include sports all the way to chess. Joining one will increase your chances of having fun and meeting new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Locations on UH to convene at would definitely include the REC much fun is present there.

    Bang for the buck

    So worth it. Although UH can be a little pricey, the experience is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs. Visit the Rec center. Fun is unlimited at UH.

    Food and Dining

    The food is exquisite. The buffets there are great. Plus you still have your regular fast food restaurants at disposal.

    Dorm Life

    Commuted.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you attend class and get assignments in on time, passing a class should be a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend class regularly. Complete all assignments. Join organizations Be part of the experience. .

    In three sentences

    The University Of Houston is a great place to go, especially if you do not want to leave Houston. The campus is amazing and filed with a variety of students. The classes are great, so is the teacher to student ratio.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lately there has been a lot of robberies but there are emergency stations throughout the campus and the police patrols. You can even call them for an escort.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's tradition to wear red on Fridays.

    Bang for the buck

    Save up money because books can get expensive. Some food in the dinning rooms aren't that great so you have to have money to buy at the food court and the convenient store. Tuition isn't that bad but start applying for scholarships and a lot of them soon.

    What to do for fun

    There is activities that clubs make. There's the rec center will two pools, basketball courts, volley ball, and rooms where you can learn zumba and other dances.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. There is a food court among other places to eat. Some only accept cash while others accept cougar cash which depends on the meal plan you are choosing. It's very healthy but on weekend like Friday and Saturday the food isn't so great. Sometimes they miss the mark completely. There is the Cougar store at Cougar Village that you can buy some groceries for you to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are many dorms. Some are only for Freshman like Cougar Village and Cougar Village 2. When applying you can request for someone if you know them. Contact your roommate and set up rules. No one wants to live with someone they hate. The RA is there to help so don't hesitate to ask. Moody Towers has an array of temperatures. Some rules are too hot and other too cold.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes have a lot of reading for you to read. There's a lot of studying and it isn't wise for you to wait for the last minute. Keeping a schedule helps when dealing with up to five or more hours. Also, don't take too many classes and end up dropping them later. Talk to your academic advisor because they help you choose your classes wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make wise decisions when choosing classes. Don't be afraid to ask Professors or fellow students for help. Be prepared for class and don't wait to the last minute to work on assignments. It's not fun playing catch up. Go to class and don't miss out because if you miss too many classes you get further and further behind. Start applying for scholarships early because it's expensive going to college.

    In three sentences

    It's a big campus with many students. Students and staff alike are very helpful when you ask for help. The college many opportunities for students to get involved.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to eat at. We have two smoothie kings two subways, a mccalisters. Not to mention the dining halls

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. The RA's and resident hall people put on movie nights and game nights to help people network.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are great. the corny jokes help you understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stop by for a camps visit. If you can go to a sporting event, you will definitely have fun.

    In three sentences

    I love it here. The school spirit is awesome the people are nice and there is so much diversity. You will love the atmosphere.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a huge priority to our school dean. Across the campus red towers are up where if you need any help or escorts at night you simply push the button and let them know what you need, and best of all its free. This really helps the people who have night classes walk safely and feel secure going to their cars and or dorms.

    Greek Life

    A Lot of greek life and spirit all around campus. You see their emblems in their cars wherever you are looking for a parking spot. Some organizations are those party organizations and others are for studying but either way you are expanding your network which is very important throughout college.

    Clubs and Activities

    Seems like everyday there is an activity going on, on the pathway between the library and the fountain. Every club sets up their tent and invites students to activities they have set up for a chance to win prizes and for the chance to add members into their club. Its never the same activities also the imagination of some of these students is enough to change the world.

    Great for these types of students

    All kind of students belong here. Whether you insist on being a party student doesn't matter just as long as you do well in class because we pride ourselves deeply in our education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UH prides itself in its school student body and our school spirit. Every Friday of every week we wear red. It has been a tradition to UH for a long time and going to school on friday, you can't help but feel the spirit. I had a professor who wore red everyday of his life since he began teaching there. Dr. Bott wore red everyday except the day his daughter got married but what she didn't know is he had a red undershirt. Each Friday is like a sea of red that you just want to drown in.

    Bang for the buck

    Here is where UH separates itself financially from other tier one colleges. UH is really quite affordable compared to other tier one colleges in Texas. That doesn't mean that you get less though. UH is an academically recognized college campus whose study fields are equal to its competitors if not even better, with world famous professors you receive the highest grade of education.

    What to do for fun

    Houston is one of the greatest places to live for a young adult. The nightlife here is amazing and just for being a college student here at UH we receive discounts in a lot of areas, which in being a broke college student really does help ease the stress from those finals. In campus we have the recreational center which is also great for meeting people who enjoy what you do as well. Rock climbing is offered there indoor track and soccer, also on campus we have a city famous pub. You have to be 21 or older to get in but from what I here, I here it's always a great time.

    Food and Dining

    Food is fantastic. The cafe at UH is known throughout all of Houston and even people that are not students there go and eat. Due to the diversity of the school the meals are culturally diversified as well. This causes for a never boring or predictable meal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! Everyone is very friendly and you won't have a bad experience with anybody, not to mention the dorms are fantastic and freshly renovated. Due to the increase number of students in the school new dorms are being constructed and if they are anything like the old ones they will be equally as enjoyable if not even more.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is rather quite challenging. However nothing great in life ever comes easy. You will have your fair share of all nighters and at times you just want to yank all of your hair out. In the long run however all of this will help you control the world around you rather than be controlled in a day to day rat race.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose the right major, you don't want to be stuck the rest of your life doing something you don't love to do. Network and associate yourself around the school join clubs because my mother always told me sometimes it's not the grades you make but rather the hands you shake. Lastly just soak up the experience and try to have the time of your life here.

    In three sentences

    University of Houston is on the rise and even though it's one of the most diverse schools in the nation, it is about to become even more diverse with national attention. Great school spirit in a great city full of wonderful people. One of the best decisions i have made as an adult and hopefully will turn out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Unfortunately, surrounding UH is a rather down trodden neighborhood (the 3rd and 5th wards), and muggings are quite common.

    Greek Life

    No basis for reference.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every possible club you can imagine exists.

    Great for these types of students

    Every student but nursing students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's said to be tunnels underneath UH leading from one side of the campus to another.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is affordable, and there are many scholarships to choose from as well as great financial aid opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    UH is located 5 minutes away from downtown, midtown, the museum district, and the theater district (though parking for any of the places will take longer. The bus and train are how I usually travel to avoid the hassle of parking). There's something for everyone in Houston. Also, on campus is an incredible recreational and wellness center and an array of clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of choices to choose from when hungry. The Satellite and the UC (which is currently under construction) both offer many food establishments to choose from. There are great dining halls for the dorms and also a few restaurants on the outskirts of campus. And if none of those are to your liking, there are many cute and quirky restaurants located five minutes away in both midtown and downtown.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but I've heard the dorms are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    All the professors I've had are very professional and very thorough in their teaching, especially those within the architecture program.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can afford it, live on campus or buy a garage parking pass because Houston traffic is the worst and finding parking anywhere from 9am-1pm may take up to 30 minutes, and that's not including walking time from your car to class.

    In three sentences

    UH is a fantastic research center and offers a wide selection of majors and minors to choose from with great and knowledgable professors. The campus is lovely and not so big that you have to worry about being too late when attending back-to-back classes. There's always something going on (i.e. club events, guest speakers, campus events, etc).

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any! The University of Houston is very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Architecture building has a fun, outdoor area for students to lounge or interact with other students.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is increasing, which isn't ideal for most; however, many aspects are gaining much improvement.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is very close to all of the great attractions of Houston, including: Chinatown, Midtown, Uptown, Galleria. Any place is less than 25 minutes away, which, in Houston, is a positive.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest obstacle for most people is getting through the administrative tasks. Be persistent in getting your paperworks filed and keeping everything on track.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston has been continuously improving over the past years and gaining greater prestige. It is the perfect campus for high level, engaging education in the Houston area. Though the administrative area could use more work, I would recommend anyone to attend the University of Houston.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are many types of food locations on campus, but I would like there to be more places opened.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but I heard it's very fun, and you meet new people. Living on campus is also better because you don't have to be traveling to and from school.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers, and students are okay, and there are a wide variety of them around which is nice to see. The teachers do grade hard, and you have to study alot to make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save up a lot of money for tuition, parking, food, and gas.

    In three sentences

    The University of Houston is a good school, that's close to my family. There are many different types of classes that are offered which let me choose which ones are the ones I need.

  • 07/10/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    For fun you could go hang out with friends at the dorms or around campus or go into the wonderful city of Houston for shopping, movies, or just site seeing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great because there is the option of the Fresh Food Company or a more home- style meal. On top of that there are several fast food places on campus that are bound to have some of your favorite fast food items.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are wonderful. They are a very nice environment and are comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not attended classes yet but the upperclassmen have informed me of how rigorous the classwork is and that it is very important to remain focused at all times.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to definitely heed the advice of the upperclassmen and to keep an open mind and an open heart because you never know when and where you could meet your next best friend.

    In three sentences

    The university provides a very welcoming environment filled with people who are easy to get along with. The staff are always helpful, and the students are very outgoing and fun. Every time I visit the experience is different but it is always enjoyable and I always walk away with a smile on my face.

  • 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

    Cougar hand gesture, UH confessions facebook page and an old WWII airplane hanger are the most noteworthy things, we aren't that big on unity, unfortunately.

    Bang for the buck

    Great resources, we have so many people that go on to become successful and relevant, we are often underpublicized for the amount of CEOs and stars that come out of our humble university, but it shouldn't be underestimated. We have nationally recognized programs including number 3 entrepreneurship program, number 1 sales and highly ranked music departments. And its really cheap compared to most other schools.

    What to do for fun

    Yeah... you can enjoy joining organizations and going to parties but if you really want to have fun, summon up some courage and get yourself into the city, there is so much to do downtown, museums, clubs, bars, cultural events. Staying on campus as so many people do really limits how much fun you can have.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the good stuff is off campus, we live in America's new food capital and its starting to show on campus with the food trucks that show up throughout the school year. Fresh food company does the main cafeteria and its really great; selection of freshly prepared meals by on-campus chefs who you can see working. Like all other campuses you get an assortment of fast food locations and such as well. We also have a student run restaurant in the college of hotel and hospitality which is really neat, but a little pricey.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live on campus, most people don't, so that definitely hurts campus life. The dorms themselves are much too expensive for what they are. I have friends on campus and I can definitely see the convenience.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too hard in the business school, I know that science majors have it rough, but that's how it is around the country. GPA requirements to get into the university itself are really low, but to get into your program, it'll probably be a lot higher, business school is a 2.5 for example, but then again, most of business school is really easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit, sit in classes, you have to know if the size of the school is right for you, its probably the biggest turn off for a lot of people.

    In three sentences

    Awesome school, lots of diversity and job opportunities. Its a really big school and that's both a good thing and a bad thing, you will be treated as a number a lot of times, but you have opportunity to meet lots of people of different backgrounds. Lots of specialized programs with dedicated professors, we nationally ranked in music and business.

  • 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.

  • 07/02/2013

    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.

  • 07/02/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 06/27/2013

    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.

  • 06/25/2013

    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.

  • 06/22/2013

    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.

  • 06/21/2013

    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.

  • 06/15/2013

    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.

  • 06/14/2013

    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.

  • 06/09/2013

    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.

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    It is a diverse environment, cool people and varies activities

  • 06/04/2013

    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.

  • 06/04/2013

    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.

  • 06/03/2013

    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.

  • 06/02/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 05/19/2013

    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.

  • 05/17/2013

    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.

  • 05/16/2013

    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.

  • 05/10/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 04/27/2013

    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.

  • 04/24/2013

    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.

  • 04/19/2013

    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.

  • 04/15/2013

    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.

  • 04/10/2013

    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.

  • 04/08/2013

    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

  • 04/07/2013

    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.

  • 04/06/2013

    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.

  • 04/04/2013

    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.

  • 04/02/2013

    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.

  • 04/01/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 03/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 03/16/2013

    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.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 03/03/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 02/12/2013

    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!

  • 02/08/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 01/20/2013

    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.

  • 01/18/2013

    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.

  • 01/15/2013

    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!

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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!

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 01/04/2013

    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.

  • 01/03/2013

    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!

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 12/23/2012

    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.

  • 12/23/2012

    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.

  • 12/22/2012

    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.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 12/16/2012

    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.

  • 12/16/2012

    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.

  • 12/10/2012

    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.

  • 12/06/2012

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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!!

  • 11/23/2012

    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.

  • 11/20/2012

    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.

  • 11/16/2012

    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.

  • 11/15/2012

    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.

  • 11/10/2012

    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.

  • 11/09/2012

    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.

  • 11/08/2012

    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!

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 11/05/2012

    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.

  • 11/03/2012

    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.

  • 11/03/2012

    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.

  • 11/01/2012

    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.

  • 11/01/2012

    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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    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'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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 10/25/2012

    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.

  • 10/24/2012

    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.

  • 10/24/2012

    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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    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.

  • 10/23/2012

    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.

  • 10/23/2012

    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.

  • 10/21/2012

    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

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 10/18/2012

    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.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 10/15/2012

    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!

  • 10/13/2012

    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.

  • 10/11/2012

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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.

  • 10/11/2012

    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.

  • 10/10/2012

    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.

  • 10/09/2012

    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.

  • 10/09/2012

    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.

  • 10/08/2012

    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.

  • 10/07/2012

    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.

  • 10/04/2012

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 09/07/2012

    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.

  • 09/06/2012

    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.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 08/27/2012

    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.

  • 08/27/2012

    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.

  • 08/26/2012

    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.

  • 08/25/2012

    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 .

  • 08/22/2012

    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.

  • 08/20/2012

    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.

  • 08/18/2012

    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.

  • 08/16/2012

    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.

  • 08/16/2012

    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.

  • 08/14/2012

    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!

  • 08/04/2012

    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.

  • 08/02/2012

    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.

  • 08/02/2012

    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.

  • 08/01/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 07/30/2012

    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.

  • 07/30/2012

    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.

  • 07/29/2012

    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.

  • 07/29/2012

    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!