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re: moving to Houston - 9/2/2011 Posted On: 2/7/2012 1:02:11 PM
I will give you a few resident tuition-only comparisons - these are approximations! There are MANY colleges in and around Houston. Rice University has probably the most gorgeous campus in a wealthy neighborhood (and in medical center area) with huge oak trees lining the streets. I would call it the Ivy League school in Houston ($33,000 with 84% receiving financial aid). It is ranked #17 in US News vs So Cal #23 so they are pretty close. The University of Houston is a Tier 1 school and if you want a bargain ($9000 resident)you can't beat it. I would suggest applying for the Honors College for a great experience. They have campuses ALL OVER Houston. It also has a top-ranked law school. There is also Houston Baptist ($23,000), University of St. Thomas ($30,000) and you can't beat it for medical schools (UT MD Anderson & Baylor Med.). Within 1-3 hours of Houston you have another bargain in Sam Houston State ($7000) and of course University of Texas (Austin -$9700) & A&M (if you like a really tradition-bound campus culture)and Baylor (Waco - $29,000). I haven't even begun to list all the colleges (public and private) in the area. Good luck! Many of us love Houston. It takes awhile to find what you like but it's here!
It's a great city Posted On: 10/30/2011 2:27:06 PM
Despite some of the Houston comments, I have found it to be a great city. Remember it IS a city not a small town. When I first drove into Houston I said where's the scenery? But then you discover it is green year round with constant blooming flowers, palm trees, and the ocean only 45 minutes away. All cities have crime and traffic. You need to find the right place to live. There are many affordable communities. Full of great restaurants, cultural events, colleges, medical care, recreation, etc. Can you ski here? Of course not! But people are constantly walking, jogging & biking in the miles and miles of paths. There are waterways and lakes close by and 127 golf courses. Theater, dance, opera and music. A newly revived downtown. When it's hot you are inside with the AC. but many months you are in your shorts and sandals and celebrating the fact that you aren't freezing in icy slush, layers of clothes, scraping the crap off your car, and wind of 50mph Knocking you down.