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Old 04-09-2014, 06:33 PM
 
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Well I know they are in demand but I dont like electrical engeniriing, my pasion is computers. I havent look at other university is texas but ill take a look at the requiarements since my grades arent the best at this moment. They have been porly due to my situation

UH engineering school is not easy to get in. Hoping and wishing you the best
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Mo City, TX
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University of Houston : Apply as an International Student - University of Houston

Here is a link for applying to UH as an international student. If grades are low, then maybe look at other schools like community colleges.

They can better answer your housing and job placement questions than this forum.
Why would he apply as an international student? He's from PR, last time I checked that is US territory and Puertoricans are US citizens.

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Old 04-09-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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You said you're stressed by the crime. You should really reconsider UH. I have a friend who goes there and used to live close to the campus. He heard gunshots at night regularly and was even mugged. It's in a bad part of Houston.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:24 PM
 
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You said you're stressed by the crime. You should really reconsider UH. I have a friend who goes there and used to live close to the campus. He heard gunshots at night regularly and was even mugged. It's in a bad part of Houston.
I've lived at UH for 2 years now. Have heard a gunshot once , here is the story on it Man shot on METRO bus in southeast Houston when another passenger's gun accidentally fires | abc13.com

A few people have been mugged, but the University has stepped up security and I can only recall one or two muggings this semester. I would say UH is a safe campus as long as you use common sense. The most common crime here is people leaving their cellphones places and having them stolen.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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to my understanding engineering technology is more hands on while traditional engineering is more theory which i don't like. I know it may be harder for me with a degree in engineering technology since people still don't think of them as true engineers.
People don't think of them as true engineers because they are not. The technology degrees aren't as rigorous. If you can make it through the curriculum, get an engineering degree. Where I work engineering technology applications are immediately screened out, and it will make it harder to get into grad school.

While I know a few engineers that are so theoretical they can't wire a light switch (insult to the profession!) there are plenty of hands on engineering jobs. Just depends what you like to do.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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You said you're stressed by the crime. You should really reconsider UH. I have a friend who goes there and used to live close to the campus. He heard gunshots at night regularly and was even mugged. It's in a bad part of Houston.
Translation: Part of the campus borders a predominantly black area. All most black people do is take drugs then shoot guns and commit crimes, like Ray Lewis implied.


Reality: Like any major city there are good and bad parts. Using common sense about traveling late at night and hiding valuables and one should be fine.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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You said you're stressed by the crime. You should really reconsider UH. I have a friend who goes there and used to live close to the campus. He heard gunshots at night regularly and was even mugged. It's in a bad part of Houston.

Give me the general location of where you live. Very likely I can find many instances crime/violent crime close to your home.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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Give me the general location of where you live. Very likely I can find many instances crime/violent crime close to your home.
Pukalani, HI

We have domestic violence and the occasional burglary
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