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SO Y'ALL WANTED MY EMAIL ADDRESS FOR WHAT? TO FIX THE ISSUE? I DOUBT IT BECAUSE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAS BEEN RESOLVED. IF YOUR SCHOOL HAS A BAD REPUTATION WHY NOT MAKE A CHANGE....AND THE CHANGE CAN START NOW BY ADDRESSING THIS.... WHY Why did the fact that my Son's roommate stealing his clothes, underwear and socks get swept under the rug. My son had to move not only his self BUT A BED AND DRESSER TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WING TO ANOTHER ROOM BECAUSE THE OTHER ROOM DIDN'T HAVE A BED AND DRESSER? WHY Why was the roommate NOT KICKED OUT OF THE DORMS FOR THEFT BUT JUST GIVEN ANOTHER ROOM MATE? WHY Why has the railing now been broken in the dorms on the third floor for now over a month? WHY Why do the R.A's NOT DO THEIR JOBS BUT GET TO LIVE IN THE DORMS FOR FREE? WHY ARE ISSUES NOT ADDRESSED BUT THE SCHOOL WILL ADDRESS THE SECOND SEMESTER TUITION BEING DUE?
TSU helps students get ready for the real world... you will have to work hard for everything and make copies of every documents... it makes people accountable and organized! Some may view it as frustrating but I love the hardships!
I love how the bookstore has been redesigned. A lot of positive changes since I was a student back in the 80's. Go TSU!
I think the high star ratings are a little troubling. I guess I'm throwing rain on their parade. Of 650 colleges ranked by Forbes, Texas Southern University ranked 649th. Forbes ranked it as the worst of the colleges in Texas.
Texas Southern University is the best HBCU in the world!
i love tsu, iam so proud of my school... if you want a good reputation for your school start for changing yourself... iam making a difference...
ps...hey teachers are genious
Did not know what a great opportunity it was to go to TSU during the sixties. I was right in the mist of the sit-ins and demostrations The fire dept. and police turned big German Shepherd Dogs on us. But we survived. I look back now and know History was being made so that others could sit down at lunch counters. Ride trains without being spit on. Live on TSU.
The instructors are great...especially in the Jesse H Jones College of Business. I will say that the administration needs plenty of work, but I don't mind since I am getting such a great education. This school is definitely underrated!
I’ve been to many Admission offices in Houston and overseas. I’ve never met such a helpful staff. Specially Ms. Jacqueline Rideau, manager of transfer admissions at TSU. She is attentive, diligent, and very professional. An asset to TSU.
I was so close to attending this school im so glad i didn't if you are considering this school please look at other schools like University of Houston .University of North Texas..The staff is rude.They are lazy and act like they hate their job when you call you will be kept on hold for a long time.This school is disorganized.The only postive thing i can say about this school is the pharmacy department .other then that i would not recommend this college at all.
It's the best of times and the worst of times at TSU depending on what you're doing, feast or famine. Dr. Tymzac, Dr. Prince, and Dr. Saleh are amazing professors that consistently publish in impactful journals. In the sciences we have some state of the art equipment that doesn't see it's full potential. Communication breakdowns are normal and ratchetness by faculty/dean/staff is normal. I've had Deans try to get in my face, I've had Deans lie in emails about closing the gym on December 22nd 2014, I've had Deans try to cut Teaching assistant pay days before the start of the semester. Most of the administrators are either corrupt, lazy, or lazy and corrupt. The leaders at Texas Southern look dandy in their thousand dollar suits and 800$ shoes all while students, staff, and faculty beg for the basics. I give it a C+ as a university but it has some A+ opportunities with F leadership.
Great HBCU campus in the metropolitan Houston area, with its downtown and Galveston coastal area just a short drive away!
My school is the greatest! My HBCU > PWI
I love this school this is my second year there. I attended university of Houston before this and i hated it. At u of h every man is for themselves. I felt like the teachers didn't care or they were way to busy to help you. But tsu the teachers are awesome they don't mind giving a helping hand anytime of the day. U can always get in contact. The classes are much smaller and your professors even know your name. They take time to know who you really are. At u of h it was never like that none of my teachers knew my name. Tsu i feel like we are one big family. It trips me out how people talk down on tsu. Every school has it issues but the media picks and chooses what they want to put on tv. Love my HBCU
Texas Southern University is one the great Universities hands down.... When the world thought it criminal to educate you our doors were open to all who wanted to learn...The opportunities the University provides for success are unrivaled. The enroll extensions and the one on one professor time that is provided when needed is priceless. I know from personal experience that you don't get that everywhere else. A lot of the complaints are from people who are last minute people and of course it's going to be crazy if you try to take a one to two month process and cram it into a week. Take some responsibility people for the positions you put yourself in, for one the admission process to any semester can be completed a WHOLE YEAR IN ADVANCE. So I don't understand why people wait and then complain. Long story short TSU was nothing but great to me!
From a Proud Alumni of THE Texas Southern University. I began at the University of Houston and quickly discovered it wasn't for me. Transferred to Texas Southern and felt like home ever since. Being involved on campus taught me so much more than any textbook could about life, unity and with people from quite different backgrounds for a common goal. Many people who are ignorant to Texas Southern may only pinpoint the negative events that the news tend to primarily focus on (which can/has happen at other universities) but until you know the culturally rich history and products of the Maroon and Grey and experience it for yourself then you're not really living...
as me being a freshmen at the moment i see that txsu needs A LOT of work!! But having wifi on the tiger walk is awesome.
I graduated from TSU Spring 2015 and I can honestly say it is the best decision I have made. The classes are smaller and the professors actually know who you are, especially within the Jesse H. Jones School of Business. I was a 4 year student athlete and most of the professors were understanding of my schedule and able to work with me. Don't get me wrong, TSU still has a long way to go and will make improvements, but in all honesty the frustrations help students truly prepare for the real world... you will have to work hard for everything, double check/clarify information and confirmations, and make copies of every documents (especially with signatures **IF IT DOESN'T HOLD UP IN COURT, IT WON'T HOLD UP AS EVIDENCE HERE EITHER**). This experience will show you what reality is like and teach people to be accountable and organized. for better or worse, I will always love my HBCU. Like anywhere else it has its pros and cons but at the end of the day, the college experience is what you make of it.
My dad is an alumni of tsu. And am more than happy to be part of tsu too.
The school looks and the atmosphere is welcoming..Very nice big school. My daughter is attending this summer and next fall. Thank you
The best time of my young adult life. For, it was truly a blessing to be able to attend Texas Southern University. The campus was growing, and so was the student population. Texas Southern University, did not just allow me to get a college education. It gave me an all around every day life education. I meet some wonderful people there, as well has having the opportunity to see a college and Staff that care about it's students and the community that surrounds it. Texas Southern University is rich with loving and caring people that want to see young or older adults regardless of ethnicity be successful and make a positive mark on the world. Thank you Texas Southern University,for helping make me the man I am today.
Mr. Robert Lee Littleton IV
This school is f---ing awful! Absolutely NO organization, incompetence is absolutely rampant, and the faculty is lazy as HELL. I transferred here as a graduate student and have been met with nothing but problems. They've continuously lost my paperwork. You'll quickly find yourself doing their jobs for them while offering you absolutely no help in return. You're basically flying blind the your entire stay here and if you have a better option, which I didn't, avoid this place at all costs. I wish I did and somehow came up with the money to go elsewhere. Just stay away because the only good thing about this place is that tuition is reasonable. Oh, and be prepared for crime reports at least twice a month and all the "police" do is sit on their phones and try to pick up the female students. This place actually made me miss U of H, despite them lying to me every chance they got. Also, forget about picking your own classes because, newsflash, you have NO academic freedom in that they pick your classes and times FOR you as if you were a freshman, and even freshmen at other schools pick their own classes. I hope you don't work nights because if you do you should either quit or choose a day shift while there's only ONE professor teaching the class each semester. Just stay far away from this hellhole.
My school, so of course I'm biased. But I selected this school before knowing I would fall in love with the experiences and opportunities. The professors are absolutely amazing and care about your life journey and have a positive influence on it. I love this institution.
So far I have not been happy with the school. Since summer of success has begun there has been a gun scare in my sons building resulting in him run on for his life and damaging his new laptop. The finacial aide office is sluggish and failed to give us enough infrmation to complete our finacial aide info .At the mixer a Mr. Armstrong stated we would not need our w-2 and 4weeks later my son is pulled from class only to learn that we do need this. I feel that the school needs to improve on these so called nightly meeting where the only real discussion is sex amd drugs on campus. This happens nearly every night. Im wishing I would have never sent my boy here. I also dont like that his roommates parents keep popping in to the dorm like making the roommate clean and such. The women often comes with her mother and they just barge in and invade these boys privacy on a regular basis. The weed and god knows whatever else is on campus is simply disturbing since Im wondering how much more to expect from students that already live there and the projects are directly across the street. Between the lady that answers the finacial aide phones (ghetto) and the poor communication the school has with the students im wondering how long it will be before I have to make a trip to put my foot in onebodies a $$! I should have had my son wait out at community college for a year!
I guess they are not aware you can't fire someone for their religious beliefs?
I am a proud by-product of Texas Southern University- Barbara Jordan & Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs - Social Work Class 2010. I was a high school drop out and teen mom. Once I received my equivalency and associates from HCC and North Harris... I had a team who matched my needs with a school. Of course it was sTu! I first fell in love with the Ocean of Soul Marching Band and the schools rich history. I consider myself an advocate for the underserved, underprivileged and community... so I had no doubt this was the school for me. Though the school has taken a lot of valid hits over management, sTu has managed to stabilize and flex its historically consistent resilience. I attended U of H for a semester and the experience was good however, I felt it didn't truly embrace cultural diversity and was apprehensive about discussing issues as they relate to minorities. sTu spoke my language, acknowledged others and trained us on how to become assets in our respective communities and city. As a result I thrive in any environment. My great experiences far outweighed my bad.
Tiger Nation Proud #putyaFingerup #maroonNgrey
Yikes the recreation center is very rude. There are basically little kids working there thinking they are the boss. That's needs to be checked. They constantly cause problems I already wrote a complaint. And more will be written. They took my stuff without permission also.
This school is awful and I hate it. You go there to learn just to have people breaking into your car in their parking garage that you paid $40 per semester to get into and the campus police does nothing about it.
The experience at my university has been a true blessing. Love the people here, the positive environment and the staff. The campus is lively, full of history and a great future. TSU has taught me to appreciate your heritage and love your black roots. HBCU is something I would recommend for everyone.
I'm home grown, undergraduate and graduate school. TSU have equipped me with the proper tools to embrace my degrees and inform the world what my university is capable of producing in a timely fashion! Go Tigers!
I love the fact that its an HBCU. However, as an HBCU we should strive much harder than any other university. To prove that we can be a world class university. This is NEVER shown at TxSU. Starting with the enrollment services its not as professional or welcoming as it should be. it should be a department to help first generation students since thats what TxSU servs mostly. FAID department is more than horrible. i nightmare for any student let alone 1st time students. the administration in every department is more than LAZY and never on the same page. They need to have some cross training so the can be more helpful at helping each other and know whats going on on campus.
Worst service I've ever dealt with. I had to go in person about 8 times just to register for one summer class. Nobody knows what they're doing. They just sent me from building to building, it almost seemed like none of them wanted to do any work. All of the people are on their desks just watching their tv shoes while answering your questions. Then the day the class started they changed the professor, and the only reason I was taking the class there was because of the professor. The swapped professor was horrible. So I decided to drop the class the 3rd day and for three days they kept 50%, $700. Also the "counselor" that was in the student service office in the technology building seemed to care more about you signing in on her sign in sheet as if she was trying to fill a quota rather than helping you. Then on top of that she would be gone on 2-3 hour lunch breaks. Overall horrible experience, I would not recommend to anyone.
The WORST International Office, Financial Aid Department & Student Accounting Department that someone could ever experienced. Patricia Lukett, Jennifer Rhodes in the International Office are very unprofessional & mean. Don't know how to talk to students. On the other hand, the school of business is very biased, select the best students not based on the performance but based on their social status. Eg. If one student's husband is a doctor, even if that student does not have good grades, that student can become the best student
Im registered for the fall 2017 term and although I have submitted all of my financial aid documents in, financial aid has lost all of my documents, they are even saying they never received my transcripts when I have proof when it was submitted and it says that the school haven't downloaded the transcript yet. Here it is literally days from August 25th so that means if I don't have any financial aid by then they will drop my enrolled classes. I wish I would've know this ahead of time I wouldn't even have applied to this school. I would rather attend a community college then this unorganized irresponsible HBCU. Why do I have to contact someone in the transfer admissions office and tell him to update my transcripts and send it to financial aid? I will never attend another HBCU! WHAT A WASTE OF TIME.
Endorsing diversity and education, were among the founding ideals of the school. As of recently, that is no longer the case and freedom of speech is no longer a priority of the school or student's in part. Thus, the observation is that subjugation of thought and ideals have been placed among the aforementioned ideals. Sad to see the school protect the same activities that encouraged it's creation within it's body.
I enjoyed TSU but make sure the major you declare through this University is recognized in Corporate America. Most Business degrees are accepted.
Cute little campus, everyone super friendly, small classes, great Profs, and all my classes in the same building. Enrollment and financial aid are challenging but all schools are like that the first year you start.
Great school! The best years of my life were at Texas southern university. The professors really care about the students well being and are supportive. They have a great jazz studies program.
An historically Black school in Houston with friendly admission standards. Just like U of H down the road, be careful at night.
No one responds to emails nor phone calls. Tried the dean's office, specific departments, etc but no luck. I'll try the janitor, maybe he'll be professional enough to respond to a query.
Coming from an undergrad at Morehouse College in Atlanta (C'15) to pursue a Masters in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy.
I walked away from a promising (read: soul-sucking) career in financial services to continue my education at an HBCU in a field I am passionate about: the environment. My professors are the top in the environmental field and the affordability of a public institution made the career change an easy decision. I remember my first day at TxSU and it's been like a second home to me.
To those pursuing undergraduate degrees: don't be deterred by adversity. You are doing the right thing and you are building a brighter future for yourself. Sometimes things get hard but dig deep and you will have a promising career upon graduation. Always keep in mind the possibility of continuing your education at the graduate level. Good luck!
Great school, have a nephew who goes there graduation ceremony was out of this world, great fun part of Houston too
TSU in Third Ward is the SWAC Tournament Champion of 2018...Win or Lose,I'm still a Fan!
So many beautiful young hoes at this lovely school, I'm 56 years old and coming back to get my bachelors degree. i got 3 grandkids who need a young nanny preferably a BBW.
I love it because is good place
A great local university with an international presence
Texas Southern University. *sigh*
I visited this school countless number times because my boyfriend and I are long distance. The faculty and students became family. It got to the point where people thought I went there for graduate school.
Everyone you meet at this school takes PRIDE in being a Tiger. Texas Southern University is a public Historical Black College University (HBCU). According to their website, "The university was established in 1927 as the Houston Colored Junior College. It developed through its private college phase as the four-year Houston Colored College. On March 3, 1947, the state declared this to be the first state university in Houston; it was renamed Texas State University for Negroes. In 1951, the name changed to Texas Southern University. "
Let's just say, HISTORIC.
Every time I would come visit, the school was always painted with the smiles of maroon and grey. Students have the opportunity to advance in their education with a bachelors, masters, and in Law.
Texas Southern University is a championship school. When I say that, I actually mean it. Their sports teams are well known in their SWAC Division for great reasons.
This charming HBCU school is home to a diverse amount of students that love to participate to make their school a better place. From their student council to Greek life (Black greek orgs, band, music, and multicultural), to specialized clubs, Texas Southern University has a lot to offer.
Note and advise to current students and future students:
Get involved. Do internships. Next work as much as possible and cherish what your school has to offer!
I decided to do re-admissions for this upcoming semester. I applied early August( yes I know, it was last minute) so I was prepared for there to be delays. What I wasn’t prepared for miscommunication and wasting gas. I was told by one admissions counselor I needed a letter from the Dean of my major when I was there in 2014, cool, I drove all the way to TSU to get that letter. Days go by and I get an email saying my application was incomplete. I emailed the Director of admissions and she says I got the wrong letter and I needed to get a letter from the Biology Dean.. umm ok cool. So drove all the back to TSU to get that letter. That was Monday August 20th, school starts on the 27th so I’m cutting it close at the point. More days go by and I hear nothing. Today, August 24th I called because classes start in 3 days and I’ve heard nothing. I was left on hold for 24 mins just to be directed to the wrong departments VOICEMAIL. Now I’m on the phone being told I need to get another letter from the Dean of the major I got a letter from the FIRST time I went up there. During this entire day I’ve been put on hold 3 times, each time has been for more than 20 mins. My advice, if you want to attend this school DO NOT wait last minute. If you do, you’re wasting your time
Nice school and beautiful
I love my school! Like everything in life, it's only as good as you make it. It's in the perfect city to grow as a young adult. Houston is a moving fast and...read this and 5 more