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Old 01-09-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: STL, CA native
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Hey, (you might find a similar thread in the Austin section) me and a couple of my friends are considering University of Houston as a college that the 3 of us will go to.

This school piqued my interest because it has been ranked #1 and #2 (2007) for their entrepreneur degree. I have looked on websites and it is not that hard to get into, and the rankings are a bit low.

My question is should I consider going here, even if its not considered a good school, but has a great entrepreneur program?

Also, is there a lot to do for a young(er) crowd?

thanks
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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UH's new President is extremely dynamic and when she says her aim is to make UH into a Tier 1 school, it is easy to believe she will succeed.

And the Bauer College of Business is top ranked, as you've heard.

Have you seen the Wikipedia list of UH alumni? Lots of famous people.

I am not sure about the social life, except that I can't imagine that there isn't anything to do considering we are talking about a large school situated in a city as large as Houston. The key is to get involved with specific groups and activities to make new friends.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: STL, CA native
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Wow, thanks for the help!

It makes me a bit more confident on going to U of H, and I also agree, if you want it to be fun, you gotta get involved...
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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Bauer College of Business also has a Professional Selling program...it has received lots of positive reviews. Also, the program allows you to create many contacts within the sales field...thus creating job opportunities. Best of luck!
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: NM
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I applied to UH also, my major is political science though im trying to do the law school thing. I wonder how the past alumni liked UH. I hope it goes tier 1 while im attending

To the OP where are you looking at living while attending?
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Hey, (you might find a similar thread in the Austin section) me and a couple of my friends are considering University of Houston as a college that the 3 of us will go to.

This school piqued my interest because it has been ranked #1 and #2 (2007) for their entrepreneur degree. I have looked on websites and it is not that hard to get into, and the rankings are a bit low.

My question is should I consider going here, even if its not considered a good school, but has a great entrepreneur program?

Also, is there a lot to do for a young(er) crowd?

thanks
I attend TSU (located across the street from UH) and we usually walk over to UH and bowl and go to the game room (which usually is pretty crowded. Most of the parties are off campus, and that's why you won't find many people around campus at night. You won't really get a college experience at UH, I'd suggest UT in Austin for that, but if you care more about education than UH.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: STL, CA native
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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!
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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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!
It's located within 3rd ward, but 3rd Ward is not as bad as people say it is. It dosen't really get bad until you get into northern 3rd ward. Lots of nice beautiful homes and remodeling going on around the area. Once your on the campus of UH, it is like a whole different world from its surroundings and you won't see many crackheads and prostitutes (like at TSU!) as you do on UH campus.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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In theory if you plan to be an entrepreneur and start your own business then it doesn't matter how your college is ranked because only employers care about such things and you will be working for yourself. Also frankly undergrad is not law school, you won't find too many employers who wouldn't hire you because you went to UH.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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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!
There are definitely some seedy areas surrounding the campus. Once you are on campus, though, it is quite pleasant. Trees and fountains and landscaping.

Don't eat at the campus Chili's, though...the food is awful.

Last edited by Topaz; 01-09-2009 at 10:27 PM.. Reason: Clarity
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