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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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Work hard, do research under a good faculty member and have a genuine inclination towards learning.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Research Engineer; Preparedness: B+ Reputation: B+
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Out of the three universities that I attended,Quite BrightElectrical Engineering
Out of the three universities that I attended, this was by far the best. UH has a job center that can get you internships and future jobs, WELL WORTH IT! While I say this, each department at UH is fairly different; each department is like a fiefdom. I was in the ECE department where the professors were present during their office hours, and were very willing to help the students. When I had to take classes under other colleges, like science, the quality was poorer. Language and Liberal arts seemed to be average quality. However, the professors and staff in the Electrical Engineering department were mostly top notch. They were tough, but I learned a lot. From reading these forums it seems like people were expecting friends to flock to them. UH was like the rest of life, you get out of it what you put in. I have friends from my time at UH that I will have for the rest of my life. There are a ton of social societies and different things to do, you just have to look. My best experiences were with professors Dr. Dave and Dr. Barr. The worst was an Indian TA in the math department that wrote on a white board with a yellow highlighter (once). Overall, my good experiences vastly outnumbered my bad ones. The public spaces are mostly nice, and there are plenty of good places to study, eat, and socialize. I am hoping to return for my masters.
4th Year Male -- Class 2007
Education Quality: A+, Perceived Campus Safety: C-
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