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I just wanted to point out how stupid and dangerous websites like this are; websites that allow unabated anonymous postings... if you use websites such as this as your due diligence, do my alma mater and I a favor and look elsewhere.|
You can dispel much of the rhetoric on this website just by using a legitimate resource (i.e. .gov, .edu, academic case studies, and etc.).
Take the subject of crime for example. I see a slew of reviews indicating the campus is very unsafe without properly qualifying their statement, spitting arbitrary numbers. But lo and behold when I look up actual government statics I find UH on par with that of UT-Austin and A&M-CS.
As an anonymous internet source, I can skew facts however I want and have others believe it because most people are too lazy to actually do the research themselves. I.e. UT-Austin has more rapes on their campus than UH at a 2:1 ratio and there are more burglaries at the A&M-CS campus than the UH Campus. If that?s as far as your research goes, then be you?d be inclined to think UH is far safer than both A&M and UT, but when in reality campus safety is near even for all three. Even though the information that I provided is from hard data, I skewed it to fit my agenda to present UH as the ?safer? campus or that UT-Austin/A&M-CS are unsafe.
Just understand this when researching schools in Texas: education is now a business; each school fights ruthlessly for money and use politics as their main weapon -> political success comes from campaigns and donors -> denigrating opponents is now engrained in campaigns -> anonymous internet sources help spread misinformation to further said denigration.
It?s sad that Texas education can?t even compete with that of California given the amount of resources we have; instead we use our resources to combat each other. CA has nine Tier One universities while TX only has three...
Personally, I love UH and am thankful I went there. Your university experience anywhere is what YOU make of it. Go Coogs.
|Jul 14 2015|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2019 |
| Crime rate is very high, which shouldn't come as a surprise, given UH's location within the Third Ward (ranked the 13th most violent district in the United States). aesthetics are the other major disappointment with regards to the university. Most students are not very open-minded, and you only get to know/see most people for a semester. Quality of professors is hit or miss, usually (about 3/5 of the time) hits. Flexible program and easy to work the system. Not bad at all, but there are much better options. |
|Jun 10 2015|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2017 |
| at UH I endured bureaucratic bullshit, full-on abuse from professors, and violations of the ADA. students were mean and stupid, professors the same, and houston is an unforgiveable shithole. all would be forgiven if this were a cheap and easy way to get a degree, but, in its attempts to improve the caliber of the school uh also seems to be dead set on weeding out the students with other significant obligations. I paid a couple thou plus travel expenses to be miserable, frustrated, and depressed. how do these so-called educators get away with being so extremely mediocre? if this is tier one, I hate to think what it's like to attend a 'bad' school. |
|Apr 11 2015|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2019 |