University of Houston Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (11)
Your journey at UH is what you make of it. You need to network by putting forth the effort to go and meet as many people and alumni as possible. I enjoyed meeting seasoned professionals as well as people my age. If you expect to just be welcomed into a professional network, maybe this school isn't community-oriented enough for you.
It was a big campus with lots of activities going on. I really loved it. The only con was that it was not centered in a good neighborhood, other than that it was great.
I enjoyed the University of Houston very much. I started off as a sculpture major and decided to switch to Studio Arts because I feel like the drawing and painting department had a lot more to offer. There were other very interesting classes to take as well like a class on the color white and color theory. Ceramics was a lot of fun, I learned a lot of different ways to express what I wanted to express. If I could do it over, I would probably focus more on painting, but I am glad to have learned everything that I did. I would like to go into Art Therapy and my skills learned at U of H are definitely handy. You know what, I wouldn't change a thing!
The University of Houston was a great school. The environment there seems much more vibrant since I attended (Newer facilities, stadium, etc.). The location was very convenient to where I lived and the classes I attended were a good size and teachers easily accessible which I liked.
The University of Houston has a great campus and their professors are top notch. The knock on the university is that it is a commuter school, but the vibe around campus is changing and if you are willing to give your time to the university you will have a great experience.
The classes were engaging and I'm proud of the education I received there. However, it is largely a commuter school, so there was never a huge sense of community or school spirit.
Very affordable. A commute school. A school to attend if you are working and attending college.
I didn't care for it much. It was a commuter school for me. For the school, I chose the wrong major. I should not have gone there. Their media production department did not prepare me for any jobs and wasn't as intensive as I'd have liked. I was very disappointed with my experience there.
The university both benefits and suffers from the fact that it is a commuter school. Classmates are very diverse and you get a lot of different perspectives which is great. People are generally there to learn and aren't distracted by the so-called "college experience." The flip side of that coin is that you miss out on the "college experience." There is not a great sense of community because most students don't live on campus or attend events. Because of this, alumni are not invested in the campus community and not as inspired to donate/mentor/etc. like other schools' alumni are.
This review is based on my experience of earning a BFA in Photography and Digital Media at UH's School of Art. This opinion does not reflect the other programs or colleges at the University of Houston. I would not recommend this school for a BFA degree in Photography and Digital Media. I'm confident that the other programs offered at this University are excellent, but not the program I pursued. The program is highly competitive, and they only except roughly 10% of applications each semester. Plus, you are limited as to how many times you may apply. There were a lot of politics involved. Grades were subjective. Some of the full-time faculty were woefully incompetent in terms of photography, and I mean that in all seriousness. Some of the faculty members were not photographers. The best professors I had were adjunct, so they unfortunately didn't stick around very long. If you are interested in photography and digital media, I strongly recommend pursuing a communications degree. Your technical skills will benefit from the communications degree. I understand that the University of Houston's School of Technology is amazing. The BFA offered by the School of Art is not worth the trouble or the heartache it takes to earn that degree. Personally, after all that fuss, I lost interest in photography and pursued a career in a different industry.