University of Houston-Clear Lake

Houston, TX, USA

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University of Houston-Clear Lake

3.30 Average Rating

Mali

researching this school
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
An ideal university for focused students.
Tips for prospective students
Get ready to study hard. The professors here are outstanding.
Academic Rigor
Well balanced.
Dorm Life
Student housing available.
Food and Dining
Wonderful international selections around the town.
What to do for fun
Everything from shopping, movies, dinning, kayaking, spending time at the parks along the armand byou. The town has a variety of options.
Bang for the buck
Affordable tuition for an excellent institution.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
UHCL is big on the yearly Cricket tournaments.
Great for these types of students
Focused, mature, community minded, and driven students will thrive at this university.
Campus Safety
Rated as one of the safest universities in the U.S.
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Becky from Webster, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
This university is great! They offer many degree plans. The staff is always friendly.
Tips for prospective students
I would recommend to ask questions. Never be too shy to ask.
Academic Rigor
Their academic rigor is excellent! I'm very happy to be a student here!
Dorm Life
I haven't lived in a dorm, but some of my friends have. They say its a great experience!
Food and Dining
The University of Houston- Clear Lake has various dining options inside. Whether you want a sandwich, a coffee, or a simple snack, you can get it on campus!
What to do for fun
They have various clubs to chose from. There is always something going on on campus.
Bang for the buck
They offer great prices,and help with financial aid too.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I love that they are all about student success! They offer tutoring, mentoring, and even free counseling. the services there have really helped me stay in school.
Great for these types of students
Any type of students, from all walks of life, and all ages are welcomed here!
Campus Safety
They have police on campus. I have attended here for four years and I have never had a security problem.
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Maria from Houston, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
The university of houston clear lake has several programs to where people can decide what to major in.
The university has a good teacher program for education.
The professors will help as much as they can and will help[ you be successful.
Academic Rigor
The university giv es several opportunities to succeed and options that fit you better.
Dorm Life
There are apartments close by linked to the unviersity to live at.
Food and Dining
There are several places to eat in campus or around campus for cheap.
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Rosalinda from Houston, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
The University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL) campus is consistently ranked one of the safest in the state and it is beautiful, tucked away on a nature reserve though close enough to the big city conveniences of Houston. The quality of teachers and academics here rivals any you can find at a large or private institution, yet the small size means you get personal, focused attention. All of this combined with the affordable tuition and flexible classes makes UHCL an excellent choice for pursuing your undergraduate or graduate degree(s).
Tips for prospective students
If your classes fill up during online registration, see your advisor. They are all so nice and can manually register you for a class you need even if the online registration tool says class is full. Take courses that are tougher such as statistics or finance online and use the free tutoring for help when needed; this ensures you get the help you need, but can then take your exams as open-book with your notes. I found that helpful. Please note that UHCL only offers 3rd and 4th years for undergrads so do your first 2 years at a local community college and transfer--it saves you tons of money as opposed to a full 4-year institution. They offer full graduate degrees and teacher certification as well.
Academic Rigor
The coursework can be very challenging. But the professors are all so personable and eager to help you if you just ask.
Dorm Life
I live off-campus so I cannot personally attest to the housing other than to say there are plenty of resident housing apartments located within walking distance from school and patrolled by campus police.
Food and Dining
It is a small campus, but there is a cafe in each building with decent food at low prices, though slow service at times, and there are several vending machines on every floor. Also, restaurants and fast food are a short drive away.
What to do for fun
The nature trail is fun and the whole campus is so quiet and beautiful you can just sit out by the ponds and watch the deer that hang out all over.
Bang for the buck
The cost of this university is SUPER affordable which was perfect for me because I work full time and am a single mother. And it is nationally accredited. I get all the stuff I would get from the main University of Houston campus but in a smaller, safer, prettier package!
Great for these types of students
Great for people who work full-time; commuters; full time students; grad students; undergrad students (junior and senior years only).
Clubs and Activities
Plenty of options to join social clubs or activities are available. And the groups always have events going on at school including give-aways, such as free coffee an snacks on exam days.
Greek Life
None other than academic-oriented fraternities.
Campus Safety
UHCL is ranked one of the safest campuses in the entire state of Texas. They also have their own police force.
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Eduardo from Baytown, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
It is close to home and great faculty. The University has plenty of partnerships and internships available with local companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and NASA for technology and science. I also think it was a fantastic Anthropology program.
Tips for prospective students
Decide what your degree will be early. Double check that your filled out all your paperwork and submitted your application for financial aid or scholarships before April.
Academic Rigor
The courses I have taken there have been tough but I had to complete them for my major. Just don't put off things until that last day.
Food and Dining
On campus dining at the food court and bookstore for snacks.
What to do for fun
Plenty of clubs and extra curricular activities like on campus movies for less than six dollars if you can wait a week after it premieres on the big screen!
Bang for the buck
Great value for the education.
Great for these types of students
Transfers, Working students, Full time students, part timers, and military veterans.
Clubs and Activities
Got involved in community outreach programs like FIEL and HACER, and Computer Science.
Campus Safety
On campus police officers and patrol units. Well lit parking areas and surveillance.
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Randy from pasadena, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
great school. great facilities. great resources.
Tips for prospective students
apply. attend class. graduate.
Academic Rigor
work hard and you will achieve your goals.
Dorm Life
housing is nice.
Food and Dining
amenities are nice.
What to do for fun
get involved in clubs.
Clubs and Activities
new veterans club.
Campus Safety
security located on campus.
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