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Reviews 548 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great for your freshman year and possibly your sophomore year. It helps you get to know the campus and there is a built in social group that comes with living in a dorm.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The HBU campus is extremely safe, no matter the time of day or night. But it can be very dangerous off-campus though, especially if you don't have any street smarts.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: HBU is in a very poor area of Houston. So it can be dangerous, depending on where you live, and the quality is fairly poor.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being near downtown Houston, you are guaranteed access to a plethora of restaurants of all varieties and price ranges. The only downside is that most people have never heard of HBU, so don't expect any student discounts.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The school is very good at keeping the campus dry and the parties non-existent. (Whether that's a pro or con for you, I can't say.) But the higher-ups running the school are VERY greedy, and so they put a stop to any petition or demonstration that questions them and/or their management. They genuinely do not care about the opinion of the students. I have even heard from teachers that they use fear to create a hostile work environment, i.e. they are very controlling and callous. As for the teachers themselves, they are usually pretty lenient so long as you show that you care about the class and are working hard.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are there, but they don't happen often. And since the campus is a dry campus, expect to be carpooling or driving to other people's houses. There is a club called Limelight that gives discounts to college students on Thursdays, but it is very boring.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Scholarships for incoming freshman are placed into brackets based on SAT and ACT scores. The higher you score on the tests, the higher the bracket you get placed into. But even though the scholarships grant quite a large sum of money, HBU is so expensive that you should still expect to pay a lot and possibly take out student loans. Simple process, but the scholarships really aren't enough.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm life on campus is great. Since I am a freshman, I can only speak for the freshman dorms. The atmosphere is very social and friendly, and the dorms themselves are reasonably spacious and actually have carpeted flooring. Dorms include a desk, bed (with integrated dresser), refrigerator, microwave, and a fairly big closet space. It is especially nice since you are literally a five-minute walk from all your classes. Not to mention cleaning ladies come by and do a light clean on the restroom every Monday. But here are some things I wish I knew before coming in: the bed mattress is hard like a rock, so I would definitely bring a mattress cover coming in. Also, if you live on campus, you are required to pay for a food plan, which is very pricey. In order to get into your dorm, you need to memorize two different 4-digit codes. The restrooms aren't that great either. (Some of the tile in the shower actually fell out!) But overall, campus living is very good.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: No sorority that is really attractive to me.. the ones that are are SUPER expensive, the religious ones are the ones that are cheaper.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: -Basic white girl style.. vera braddlyyyy everything..

-unique guys that wear bow ties.

- actually unique girls

-Homeschool attire that you see in some girls.(you will see this)

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You got to be really careful where you stay at, since it's sharpstown, some criminals here and there, and HBU has police inside the school so there is no so much real theft.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't think I've heard anything about sexual abuse.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: It's Ok! one time I saw someone's car window broken, and one of my friends had trash thrown in his car.. so I think it depends if you have enemies.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If something does not look right please go talk to financial aid.. and if you don't have a car, you can get $100 back that they automatically get from your tuition since they assume you have a car..

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We barely started a football team so idk, I haven't gone to any games since I am not into that!! GO PATRIOTS!! #12!! TOM BRADY! anyways..... I am more into a chess game.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: N/A I am a commuter, but I had stayed over a few times and some dorms are pretty spacious; while others..mmmmm..

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: In school, SCHOOL, like INSIDE the school there is always tiny events... FOR THE WEAK..BUT outside is a competly different story, even though HBU is located in SHARPSTOWN! whatever, you can go out! IF YOU GOT THE $$$... since its the city you can do endless stuff.. if you had cha ching..

4 College Freshman

Administration: They don't allow alcohol which is great and they have great visitation hours.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to parties myself but I hear about them and there aren't that many.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not really participate in many sports events but when I did it was okay.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing depends on where you look. It is better if you share off-campus housing with roommates.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school gives good scholarships to students who so their best in school or tests like the ACT and SAT.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many fast food places and restaurants around the area.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There are many things that you can do and many places you can go. The only problem in this area is the traffic.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is great but the items at the convenience store are expensive.

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