- Class: Senior
- Major: English
- Gender: F
- High School: Berkner High School (Richardson, TX)
- Transfer Student: Y
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.
Most of my professors know my name, they all at least know my face. Being an English major I have the luxury of more intimate classes. My favorite calls is a hybrid class about Chaucer. The blend of technology and traditional teaching is great! My least favorite was Biology, I'm not good at it and have very little interest in it, but the professor recognized that and graded accordingly. Class participation varies class to class, but if the class set up allows for it, the students participate. You overhear a lot of "coffee house" conversations around campus, students debate literature, philosophy, talk about their latest lab, and fight over favorite sports teams. I'm an English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing. The classes are great, but a little over crowded. The college could do with a few extra sections a semester. It's hard to have a workshop with over 20 students. UH's academic requirements are inconsistent. It feels like Liberal Arts majors bear the brunt of the "well rounded" education, having to take many classes outside our field as apposed to the science/technology types who get more of a chance to focus on their specif field of study. Fine print is a favorite tool in the Liberal Arts college. You have to check, double check, and triple check every detail of your graduation plan. They would rather make you stay an extra semester to take a similar class to the one you just took than let the similar class substitute the credit.
There are very few racial/religious/sexual/economic groups not represented on campus. Of the top of my head I can't think of one, at least. Everyone fits in because no one is just like anyone else. UH prides itself on its diversity for a reason. As far as "dress code" goes people wear everything from pajama bottoms and slippers to a suit and tie to class.
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