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As I mentioned, since the PR rankings are obvious crap, I don't accept the premise that Caltech students actually do give their profs low marks in any meaningful sense. But if student dissatisfaction were unusually high at Caltech, I would not have any doubt about the cause of this -- unusually rigorous courses taught at an unusually demanding pace with unusually uncompromising grading standards. Since many analyses of professor-rating surveys have shown that the major correlate of student satisfaction is how easy the class is (i.e., if you want high ratings, make all students feel good about themselves, whether they deserve to or not), it's no surprise that Caltech wouldn't take the cake in this silly category. Nor do we want to.