Professors can make or break your courses - save yourself some stress and tears by selecting professors that fit your learning style best.
They can inspire you to love a subject. They can be cruelly monotone. They can empower you to reflect their passions. They can be so off-topic that you aren't unsure what the title of the course is anymore. They can be the reason you decide to change your major.
Professors are a defining part of a course experience that can not be overlooked.
RateMyProfessors.com is a web portal for students across the nation to rate the “easiness”, “helpfulness”, “clarity”, and even “hotness” of a specific professor at their institution. A rating can also include the rater’s own interest level in the course, the grade received by the rater, and a comment that can include anything from personal experiences to tips on how to survive the professor's course load.
Online tools, like RateMyProfessors.com, are a helpful tool for underclassmen because your exposure to faculty and the word of mouth from upperclassmen is sometimes limited.
RateMyProfessors.com decided to compile a list of schools whose faculty shine through the brightest in RateMyProfessors Top Lists of Top Schools - Take a look!
- Duke University
- Vanderbilt University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Stanford University
- University of Wisconsin Madison
- University of Georgia
- Washington University at St. Louis
- Rollins College
- Texas A&M University of College Station
- University of Michigan
- Auburn University
- James Madison University
- Texas Christian University
- Brigham Young University
- University of Texas at Austin
- Gustavus Adolphus College
- Cornell University
- Michigan State University
- University of Miami
- University of Alabama
Critics of the site, as well as professors everywhere, implore students using the site to use it as only one factor in their course decisions –taking all the ratings and comments with a grain of salt. What is the saying? Hell hath no fury like a student failed for not attending class… and then thought just coming in to take the final would get him or her a passing grade?
Let us know what you think!
(Source: RateMyProfessors.com/ RateMyProfessors Top Schools List)