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Reviews 564 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I can't answer this because I don't party ever. I work most weekends or just eat out with a couple of friends in the Pearland, Texas area.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of fast food options however, when we venture on highway 59 and Stafford the variety of food places and activities is amazing and accommodating. There in Stafford they have Cajun food, wing restaurants, steak restaurants, Mexican restaurants, and more. It really is great.

College Freshman

Administration: I actually don't have a complete answer for this statement because I am a commuter and I don't have the privilege of seeing everything the campus does and does not have to offer. Therefore, I can't really comment on the strictness of the campus.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love the Greek life. I am a Phi Mu and feel loved and accepted.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live at home with my parents in Rosharon, Texas and I have not looked at listing prices for apartments therefore I wouldn't know what off-campus living would have to offer.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Since I don't have access to the baugh because I haven't paid for a meal plan I resort to the brown center to eat the cobb salad. The salad is great when I add the chick fil a nuts and granola however, there is not a lot of variety.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am a commuter from Rosharon, Texas and I drive to Fondren, Texas. However, when I have visited my friends in their dorms the atmosphere and environment in each dorm was uncomfortable due to small space that I am not used to.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at HBU is not very big compared to other Universities.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The baseball team is pretty good. We just got a football team so we are heading in a good direction

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: the area around off campus is poor and the descent apartments are still expensive

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: lots of fast food around the school. off campus is a poor area

3 College Junior

Party Scene: school does not have a lot of parties. not considered much of a party school. school is school to montrose and downtown

3 College Junior

Administration: The library hours are strict on time. Not open all day. Parking is becoming more congested

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Make sure and fill FASFA on time and students will be fine

3 College Junior

Campus Food: More options for dinning would be nice

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

But there could be more food options on campus and the library is not open 24/7. Most big universities have library hours 24/7

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.


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