University of Houston Reviews

3.38 out of 5 stars
(46 Reviews)
  • Houston (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,273
80% of 46 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 46 students said they would recommend this school to others
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3.2 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/29/2015
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/23/2015
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2006
"Very affordable. A commute school. A school to attend if you are working and attending college."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Cinephilia - 9/23/2015
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Anon - 6/30/2015
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
2.8 out of 5 stars
CK - 1/20/2015
Degree: Multimedia Design
Graduation Year: 2008
"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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/5/2013
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 1986
"Tell us about your college experience.I have four different degrees and all of them I am very happy that I got. I going to sound flakey because I have a hard time remembering one from another. University of Houston is a commuter school so didn't do a lot of the college experience such as a college like Texas A&M.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Would highly recommend getting a degree in accounting or get plenty hours in accounting since you will use it all your life. I also have an MBA in Marketing, but I don't have a marketing personality. Having the dual degree opened up a lot of doors.What advice can you offer other students?Get a college degree, it is well worth and it is something no one can take away from you. You need to have a degree in today's market. When you start working then see if your company will pay for a graduate degree and take advantage of it."