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One thing I would change about UH is Cullen road. The road is too bumpy and is in need of repairs. I enjoy attending UH. The campus is so diverse and there is always something to do, whether it's around campus or outside of campus.
The best thing about UH is the diversity. When I graduate and get a job, I'll have a lot of experience with people of different nationalities and creeds. I'd change the size of RLH. I wish more people could live on campus. My school is just right. People are often surprised when I tell them I go to UH. I graduated #4 in my highschool class and got accepted into a number of different private schools. I spend most of my time at Bauer and my sorority house. I think it's "what college town" but I love it. We are so close to Downtown and we're able to get internships and enjoy the nightlife of the city. UH administration is good for the most part. The most recent controversy on campus is probably Peoplesoft. School pride needs some work. I'll always remember my first trip to UH for a tour. It's what made my mind that I was going to go here. Student complaints are typically about parking and too many finals.
way too busy gal Senior
Campus is just right I think it should be bigger if anything at all. People do not react well because they have the sterotypes like I mentioned above. I spend most of my time in Garrison, Gym and my Sorority House. I believe that we are more of a "what college town" I like UH administration, but the people in the office are terrible and rude. I don't think I have been to an office where the people in the front we kind. I would say when my boyfriend got car jacked on campus and the campus emergency box didn't work (this really is BAD)! I think there is alot of school pride from greeks but not very much anywhere else.
The best thing about UH would probably have to be it's wide range of majors and centrally located campus. I think that the campus is perfect size, students are able to walk across campus in a reasonable amount of time and on their way to their next class can view the beautiful trees, landscape and fountains on campus. When I tell people that I attend UH their first reaction is normally, really?? Why are you going there? After I tell them how great the university really is, they normally change their perspective and want to attend here themselves. I spend most of my time on campus either in the lobby of the Hilton (on the comfy couches), in the UC or in the Satelite. I would probably say that Houston's not a college town, there are bars that I know the college students attend but since its such a large city college students are only probably a small percentage of the entire population. My opinion of UH administration not including professors is very bad, whenever I have spoken with a UH employee they are normally rude and very short and do not really care about what your problem is. The biggest controversy on campus for me would be that they are going to eliminate the majority of the parking lots and require students to take the metro to get to campus or they are going to build parking garages in order to allow for more space for classrooms and such. Until I signed up for Dr. Bott's class I had little to no school pride. I had pride for Hilton College but not for UH. Dr. Bott has really made me see how great UH is. The pride that I see on campus is not as strong as for instance at A&M or UT. I think it's pretty unusual that it is a commuter campus. One experience that I will always remember is, during my first week of classes walking around trying to find my classroom and getting completely lost and almost about to cry and Dr. Gogue came up and asked me if I was lost and I told him that I was and he escorted me to class, at the time I had no idea who he was but after finding out that he was the chancellor I felt pretty stupid, it meant a lot to me that especially considering how busy he is, he took time out of his day to walk me to my class. My most frequent complaint is, that Professors while lecturing will not tell students who are talking to be quiet. I have a learning disability and it is extremely hard for me to concentrate if more than one person is talking. Another complaint is that, Professors are not willing to answer questions concerning either lecture or homework problems and act as if they are too busy and too important to even be bothered.
When I tell people I go to UH, they always ask a question regarding student life; people have the perception that UH has nothing to offer in regards to life on campus and regular college activities. When you go away to college you expect to live in a dorm, go to coffee houses until 1am, go to a wild frat party, LOVE your football team, and so much more. Do we have that at UH....well kinda, but not to the extent that we should. If we don't want to be viewed as a commuter college, then we can't be in the gray area. Build on activities like Frontier Fiesta, get the teachers involved and have them encourage student participation. UH Administration- the one thing I would change most about UH is the rude people that you have to deal with anytime you need to pay something, get something fixed, or have a question. You may hate your job because you have to deal with disgruntled college students all day, but we are a lot less disgruntled if we are dealing with a pleasant person! In my four years at UH, I have only spoken with 1 (yes ONE) friendly person who actually made me feel like she wanted to help me solve my problem. That is a horrible number. Something special about UH- we aren't a cookie cutter university. There is so much cultural diversity at UH that it is a people watchers dream. Students are welcome to be themselves, rather than being cultish like some other universities.
The best thing about UH is that there is a group for any personality type to hang out with. I'd change its at times overly urban feel, add in some more green areas, and spiffy the place up a bit. I spend most of my time in the residents halls with my friends. Houston has too many universities in it to be any specific college's town. UH's administration is working on it; they've recognized what's going wrong and are trying to fix it. There isn't a whole lot of school pride. The most frequent student complaint is the administration's inconsistencies, and aging facilities.
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