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The University of Houston

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at UHouston

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentC+
Business - Management and AdministrationA-
Chemical EngineeringA
Civil EngineeringA+
Computer EngineeringA-
Computer ScienceB-
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcA+
Electrical EngineeringA-
Engineering DepartmentA+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB-
Geography and GeosciencesB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A
Industrial Operations EngineeringA
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A-
Mechanical EngineeringB
Music - Composition/TheoryA
Music - PerformanceB
Music EducationB
Perfomance ArtsA
Political ScienceB+
PreMed and MedicalB-
PreVet and VeterinaryA+
Public HealthB+
School of InformationA+

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Surrounding City

... For some reason, people tend to associate our school with some of the neighborhoods in the poorer parts of the city ...Read full comment
... lots of things to do, diversity is great, food options are plentiful (on campus and nearby especially considering it's nearly in the middle of the...Read full comment
... Being located in a city is great as opposed to the college towns ...Read full comment
The Construction Management program is awesome. We have won many national competitions. Our faculty is world-known and first class and they use the mo...Read full comment
... However, I found out that in a large metropolis such as Houston, the social atmosphere does not need to depend on the school, as one could round...Read full comment
... There is lots to do in the surrounding city, but a car is a must to reach anything ...Read full comment
... This is my third University and I must say I love the school itself and the city of Houston, but the faculty and staff here are EXTREMELY hard to ...Read full comment
... This is ranked as the third most rudest city in the country ...Read full comment
... Where else in Texas can you attend a University in such a large city with multiple employment and intern possibilities that are presented to y...Read full comment
... UH offered an outstanding honors program and a large school/city experience ...Read full comment
... Going to UH,gives you access to a great city that has many things to offer ...Read full comment
... Houston is a big city, so you never feel like you have nothing to do ...Read full comment
... Walking, no wonder why we are the fattest city in the state ...Read full comment
... UH is a city school;its not a college town ...Read full comment
... The President of the university is more concerned about her image in the city of Houston and making the campus aesthetically pleasing rather than...Read full comment
... The University of Houston is located in a great city with plenty to do on weekends ...Read full comment
I am 40 years old now and graduated. I agree with the post below that the student environment is negative. But I came to this school for a girl, so ...Read full comment
... None of the dorms are ever full to capacity and the university has nothing in place to cater to parents ...Read full comment
... There is a LOT of construction (New dorms, new university center, new buildings, more greenery, new metro rail to city, etc ...Read full comment
... No wonder; UH is smack-dab in the middle of a pretty bad neighborhood (though the city itself is gentrifying ...Read full comment
... The fact that we are in such successful city, gives the University many opportunities to provide immediate feedback of what they are doing and hi...Read full comment
... Realistically, it is as if you are going to a big park in the city and a University happens to be there ...Read full comment
i came to school to get an education and also probably teach if i didn't return to the family business. i felt profs and students were in competition...Read full comment
... With all of the internships available in the city, I can not begin to understand how a finance major could complain ...Read full comment
... The city of Houston is great and offers many entertainment opportunities for your spare time ...Read full comment
... The fourth largest city is at your disposal with just about anything you would ever want as far as entertainment, dining, the arts, professional...Read full comment
... The city is great, but the school sucks ...Read full comment
... The city of Houston overall is a pretty nice place although it has the ghetto areas ...Read full comment
... It's like the city of Houston, a hodgepodge of different ethnicities and cultures, which is one of the reason why I chose to go here and not to A...Read full comment
... not much campus life if you are looking for one, but the city is big with plenty to do, especially eating ...Read full comment
... UH also benefits students by being in the Nation's fourth largest city ...Read full comment
... I'm no inner city snob but the amount of ignorance and lack of open-mindness at this institution is astounding ...Read full comment
... The city has much more life then the university area ...Read full comment
... well, the plus side of going to UH is that i have a fondness now for Houston city, and want to visit back for that unique place on occasion ...Read full comment
... Gas prices are ridiculous and this is the 4th largest city, so there is going to be endless traffic ...Read full comment
... By the way, Houston was ranked 4th most unfriendly city in US ...Read full comment
... Going to UH,gives you access to a great city that has many things to offer ...Read full comment
... Other than that, if you want a cheap university close to the city, then this is the place for you ...Read full comment
... It's not a second choice for all of us, and city life is what you make it ...Read full comment
... Being a senior living in Montrose and having the whole city as a playground was a great time, especially with only 6 hours my last term ...Read full comment
... An excellent campus environment compliments the surrounding city perfectly (I never realized how much stuff there was to do here) ...Read full comment
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