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Warning: There is no parking. Find another way to get to school. You will never be able to attend class with no parking.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2006
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I would not recommend obtaining an undergraduate degreeAverageGeography and Geosciences
I would not recommend obtaining an undergraduate degree in Geology here. The NSM department is understaffed and underfunded. Most professors focus on their own research and do the bare minimum amount of teaching and lecturing. There are some wonderful professors who sadly do not have the time to manage the labs or are simply out of touch. There are many brilliant professors as well but also quite a few who clearly have no desire to teach or lack fundamental understand of the learning process and education. The course load is extremely imbalanced and lacks clear structure. The labs are probably my biggest complaint. Many of the labs are disconnected from the lecture and require more time than given to complete. There is no time for learning, only rushing through assigments. I've never felt so defeated until I came to this school.
3rd Year Female -- Class 1920
Innovation: B+, Education Quality: F
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I just wanted to point out how stupidQuite BrightFinance
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.

4th Year Male -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A+,
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