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Are professor or class ratings available?

lkf725lkf725 4596 replies184 threads Senior Member
edited January 2007 in University of Pittsburgh
I have seen the ratemyprofessor site, but some schools have their own sites for this info. Anything at Pitt to evaluate profs or classes?
edited January 2007
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  • bwang34bwang34 55 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I wish, or I would be looking through that site right now. Although I sometimes do not trust ratemyproffesor, it all depends on whether they got a good grade or not.
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  • lkf725lkf725 4596 replies184 threads Senior Member
    Yeah, and people who post there are often those who are upset about their prof or grade and are looking for a place to complain.

    Darn, I can't believe that Pitt doesn't have one of these things!
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  • bwang34bwang34 55 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I have always been told that proffessors who expect the most out of their students are always the ones you appreciate AFTER you graduate. So it's really a matter of perspectives then!

    BTW, are you going to be a freshman at Pitt? I'm going to be a freshman bioengineer.
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  • lkf725lkf725 4596 replies184 threads Senior Member
    Oops, no I'm a parent. Sorry for the confusion! The reason I asked is that my son had some good profs last year and some not so good ones. I wish he could avoid any really catastrophic choices! But my son is also in engineering, so maybe we could have our own class rating of sorts.
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  • neeleshneelesh 1153 replies132 threads Senior Member
    Actually, there is a ratemyprofessors.com for pitt, and let me tell you, its GREAT! I have found out the best teachers for a subject, the easiest, hardest, worst, etc.
    It helps ALOT, and I totally recommend you use it. I look up all my professors before I sign up to take the class with them.
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  • ats7321ats7321 79 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Yeah I have to agree with neelesh, though I would suggest reading a few of the comments. Sometimes professors will have a lower score than they actually deserve because i find more angry students go on then just so so students
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  • rosiedaisyrosiedaisy 65 replies13 threads Junior Member
    yeah, the students seem really bitter there..

    I think most of my professors seem highly rated with the exception of Katherine Wolfe for Econ 0100. Do you folks know about this one?
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  • Pat2323Pat2323 612 replies23 threads Member
    I LOVED ratemyprofessors.com. It really helps.
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  • chrisdchrisd 474 replies23 threads Member
    My daughter just started her second semester at Pitt.

    Sites like Ratemyprofessors seem totally irrelevant to her course selection experience. Everything goes through her advisor, or later, the drop-add office. Her advisor signed her up for a section of a course that meets in another county! She's had much trouble getting classes she needs/wants. Her experience isn't totally unusual for a freshman,at any university. . . .

    At this point, picking a class based on others' opinions of a prof seems like a dream!
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