How's Life in Texas?

<p>I'm from California, but for some reason I want to go to school in Texas. Texas appeals to me for some reason, however, I've never been.
What are some good school in Texas for an Out-of-State Transfer with a 3.6 GPA?</p>

<p>other states I'm considering: North Carolina and Atlanta... or New York . Whatever is cheapest Lol.</p>

<p>Texas is good (this is only my opinion) as long as you're in Dallas or Austin. I absolutely DESPISE Houston. Nothing about it is good (but like I said, that's just my opinion). What kind of schools are you looking at? We have some good schools here - UT Austin, Texas A&M, SMU, TCU, Rice.</p>

<p>I was looking at Rice mostly.
Lol, what is so bad about Houston,Texas? Demographics... Education system?</p>

<p>Also, what career are you thinking about pursuing/intended major?</p>

<p>How's the weather? Any natural disasters? ... random I know</p>

<p>I'm in Dallas. It was 104 all day today, and been in the 100s all week...haha. Summers here are brutal, but I've lived here all my life so I'm used to it. We have tornadoes (well, it seems like nothing ever happens where I live, but they're there) and down by the coast, hurricanes.
I just hate everything about Humid weather, the air feels gross, and the people are just...ugh. I'm not saying everyone in Houston is "ugh" but I've just never liked it.</p>

<p>Austin and Dallas are the only two good cities here in my opinion. San Antonio and San Marcos are decent, but not as good.</p>

<p>^Agreed. San Antonio is okay but I'd never live there. San Marcos is just...outlets and Texas State, really.</p>

<p>Sociology major!</p>

<p>UT Austin, SMU and TCU would be good schools to look at, then! What do you want to do with it?</p>

<p>Please don't listen to Lauren, she clearly hasn't been to Houston extensively. If you decide on Rice, August will be brutal when it comes to heat and humidity. It starts cooling down in September and the weather is excellent October-April which will be the majority of your school year. It rarely gets below 30 or above 80. Houston is quite superior than dallas when it comes down to international and cosmopolitan amenities. The people here are very nice just like in any city in texas because of our southern hospitality. Rice and UT Austin are the best schools in the state but Rice is FAR superior. All the other schools like SMU, Texas Tech, UH, and AM are pretty mediocre.</p>

<p>Lol, I've lived in Houston. I don't like it. I said it was just my opinion...get over it. There are plenty of people who feel the same way, as well as people who feel the same thing about Dallas and Austin. It's all subjective.</p>

<p>I've been to Houston, and personally I think it's a great city. Lots of things to do, especially in the Rice area. Shops, restaurants, clubs, theaters, whatever you want. Even better (in my opinion), it's a great place for volunteering and interning. There are so many companies and organizations that you should be able to find something that you enjoy AND looks great on your resume.</p>

<p>@lauren </p>

<p>You're comment came off as a little rude to begin with. Dallas is a great city but the schools are just really lacking.</p>

<p>That's funny, I'm from Texas and want to go to California. :) </p>

<p>Natural disasters - tornado's (haven't ever heard of anything bad though - just lots of warnings), and I guess the heat.. it's miserable. </p>

<p>Great schools - UT (said to be a "southern ivy" - and the only one at that), Rice (very good medically, Houston is good for medicine and research), A&M (one of the best alumni networks around and you WILL be sure to get a job out of college, A&M is like a family)</p>

<p>Then schools that are good - TCU, SMU, then you have other smaller colleges</p>

<p>If I were you, I'd look into both A&M and UT. Yes, they are rivals, but are both worth checking out. I would LOVE to go to A&M, but simply because of the location, am either going to go to UT, or somewhere in California. Don't get me wrong, College Station is an amazing town, just isn't good for film, etc. (what I'm interested in).</p>

<p>Do you mind filling me in on anything there is to know about California schools? I'd like to know from the perspective of someone there. Thanks!</p>

<p>I have lived in Houston for seven years and currently live in Dallas. Just a reminder that Houston does get hurricanes periodically - August and September are the most susceptible months. From the Washington Post on Sept. 22, 2005 regarding the evacuation of large parts of Houston in advance of Hurrican Rita: "As they joined a vast, traffic-snarled exodus from Houston and the upper Texas Gulf Coast, hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Hurricane Rita were stuck in their cars throughout much of Thursday, with many running out of gas and sweltering on roadsides in 100-degree heat as they waited for authorities to bring them gasoline." Not a deal breaker but definitely awareness of torrential rains from tropical storms as well as wind damage plus rains from hurricanes (and accompanying power outages possibly for days) is part of living in Houston.</p>

<p>I grew up in Austin, attended UT for six years (BS and MS), then moved to Maine. I LOVE Austin, but I couldn't take the summer heat. But if you're just attending fall and spring semesters, it's not bad. It's pretty hot though September, but then it gets nice. We would be hanging out by the swimming pool by the end of February, usually.</p>

<p>One great thing about Texas - the people are very friendly. My son is an OOS student at UT, and can't believe how nice everyone is, compared to the northeast. I DO miss living there for that reason!</p>

<p>USC (University of Southern California) is excellent for filming (off-topic I know.)</p>

<p>What is SMU's reputation in Texas? And difficulty of transfer admission into the business school?</p>

<p>bump my question ^^^^^</p>