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Old 01-09-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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Thanks!

I heard that part of U of H's campus is in the ghetto, (central or something like that)

Can anyone clarify?

Thanks again for the help!

If you mean UH downtown (UHD campus), then yes. That little area can be pretty junky. That is a separate campus vs. the U of H (main campus - 3rd ward) that people in here are describing.
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I work at UH Main campus and there are areas surrounding it where I just drive straight on through because those areas don't look very good to me. I am unsure what the actual crime statistics are, though.

It feels safe on campus but I am there during the day.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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I didn't attend UH, but many of my friends did. Most of them lived alone or with roommates in duplexes, garage apartments, and small complexes in the Montrose, Museum District, and nearby areas. A couple lived Uptown. And so went their social life. If you attend UH this is the best area to live in as a student, especially if you want the easy access to bars, clubs, restaurants, and coffeehouses, and want to be able to go to shows often and spontaneously. You're surrounded by a lot of culture and stuff to do, and you're within a five-to-ten minute drive to UH. Getting involved in organizations on campus helps immensely as well.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: southern california
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always been a lil rough probably more so now.
a U of H graduate. but its no longer about which school
its about dodging those monster student loans.
consider grants or a jr college low cost no debt VE program my favorite is RN.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: STL, CA native
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Is there a pretty good nightlife is Houston?

I enjoy music and the like
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Is there a pretty good nightlife is Houston?

I enjoy music and the like
Check out Rice Village and Midtown. Lots of great nightlife in that area.
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: NM
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Hows the galleria area? Is it to far from UH
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:48 PM
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Hows the galleria area? Is it to far from UH
Not too far at all. You can get there in about 20 minutes.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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As a UH engineering student I can say that the school has some really cool research going on a planned. Only reason I'm leaving is because of a job opportunity in Atlanta. I will be transferring to Georgia Tech. I love Houston and I was able to get a job in IT at Southwestern Exploration and Production my freshman year. I've been there since and the pay is very good. I don't think school rank is so much of the matter anymore as someone stated. As long as you do well and gain some experience to pad your resume than I say UH all day. Go Cougars. Not to mention jobs are plentiful down here. I'm not particularly fond of the nightlife. I'm a night owl and would really enjoy and all night bookstore but I dont see that around here, maybe I'm not looking hard enough. I also enjoy dance/house music and the only spot I can go is once a month on Thursdays at the Meridian.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Houston
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My husband and I, and all of our siblings (total of 10) graduated from UH (in the 1980's). Eight of us have attained graduate degrees. We have successful careers in medicine, law, engineering, and business (entrepreneurs). Our education at UH prepared us well. My professors at UH were very good, and caring. The current president seems very dynamic, and has a strong vision. A significant part of educational success has to do with the student -- motivated, focused students will do well, in many settings. Consider what you are bringing to the table. Make it a point to introduce yourself to your professors, follow-up when you don't understand, contribute to the discussions...

Good luck wherever you decide -- and you won't go wrong with UH!
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