Location
Houston, TX
Undergrads
1,875
Tuition
$26,795
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 429 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Parking: If you get a parking permit you can park on campus and there are usually spots on campus. To live in Houston, you pretty much need a car.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The campus isn't very pretty the pictures on the internet are deceptive. There are a few new buildings. The old buildings aren't very nice. There are pretty spots but it's not that great. There's one athletic center and it's pretty nice. The student center is loud and crowded most of the time. It is also right below the music building so people are constantly singing and playing various instruments.

3 College Freshman

Majors: If you are a Liberal Arts major, the core classes are doubled and the classes towards your major are half those of the sciences majors.

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Majors: I've never had an internship. I don't know what an internship would be like

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The Bradshaw gym is nice. The library is small and there are random people there at all times that do not go to the school. The library staff is inattentive. People in the library are loud and disrespectful.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If you are looking for the "college experience" this is not the school. The school's main objective is making you a better Christian. If that is what you are looking for, then yes, go to this school. However, this is not what I wanted. 12 hours of theology is required, Christian theology is taught in every class you go into, every paper you write will be about virtues and morality, professors will shame you for disagreeing, students will simply ignore your opinions.

1 College Freshman

Academics: The core curriculum is extensive. Most advisers are not organized and do not have the correct classes on file for the students. I am starting my sophomore year and my AP scores are still on file. My ACT scores were not on file last semester. The advisers have told students they need to take up to 12 hours of unnecessary classes.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Houston is a major city. Houston has a huge amount of food options. It's not just BBQ and meat.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is safe but it's in the middle of a pretty bad neighborhood.

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Drug Safety: If you don't do drugs, you won't find them. If you don't drink, you won't find many people who do. People seriously do nothing at HBU.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The classes aren't very challenging. The professors are pretty good overall.

1 College Freshman

Campus Dining: HBU was at one time rated the worst dining hall. And it still should be.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I grew up in Houston and I love it. It's very diverse and has a great culture to it.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are old and smell terrible and the toilets clog all the time. My friends dorm flooded because of a toilet. There is very limited space on campus for underclassmen and the other option on campus is only available for upperclassmen and there are no exceptions. The Lake House is the other dorm. It is brand new and the best place to live on campus but it's super expensive and fills up very quickly. Husky Village is on campus apartments only for upperclassmen. It is dirty and gross.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: At HBU, there isn't a nightlife. In Houston, there is. There are places to go if you're underage and they will serve you. There are places that won't check IDs and there are places that just don't care. A lot of people go to the University of Houston to party.

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Off-Campus Housing: There isn't any off campus housing available through HBU

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are attractive people here, the baseball team especially. People wear all different types of things, from sweatpants to stilettos, it's kind of unbelievable. The social life ranges. There are people that party but not at HBU and not typically with people they have met at HBU. At HBU, most people got to church on Sundays and bible studies during the weeks. Relationships are serious and are looking towards marriage.

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Transportation: There is no on campus transportation and Houston public transportation is unreliable.

2 College Freshman

Computers: There is wifi available across campus but it is slow a lot of the times in the dorms. The wifi also cuts in and out in the dorms frequently. The HBU network shuts down a lot and software updates are constantly happening which causes problems with the network.

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: HBU is a dry campus and does not allow smoking of any kind. Campus police will pull you over if you go over 15mph in the parking lots and will lecture you for 10-15 minutes about safety. They will also look at anything put under your windshield wipers for some reason.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: There are many people from different ethnic backgrounds however people from similar backgrounds stick together. Groups of people from one ethnic group are clumped together around campus. I would not recommend HBU for people who are looking for people who are looking for open minded thinkers. There is a very strict traditional religious view of the world and it flows into everything, including all of the classes. Even science classes are taught with religious influences. Generally insensitive to sexual orientations and political orientations.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's Houston, TX. It's unpredictable. One day it's 95 and humid. The next day it's perfect and the next day it's 30.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The football team was brand new this year (2013-2014) and people went to the games but it wasn't the main focus of the University. The school is trying to make it a big part. But the students are still focused on other things.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a few great scholarships. I don't have to pay very much to be at this school.

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Greek Life: I'm not in a sorority. I don't know much about it. There are some Greek events but most people are not in sororities or fraternities. Generally, people don't care either way if you are in a sorority or a fraternity.

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