| Total Grad Surveys || 1 |
| Females || 1 |
| Males || 0 |
| Avg years at University || 1.0 |
I came to QU for a Masters in Molecular and Cell Biology to help me be competitive for medical school applications. I actually didn't know too much about the school when I applied, but chose it because of its proximity to home. I am SO happy I made the decision to come here. The program has been amazing. The professors are knowledgeable, friendly, encouraging, and challenging. I can say with confidence that my ability to understand scientific principles has improved immensely. The program really emphasizes staying current and training students to read, understand, and critique journal articles. Before I was confused and intimated by such research articles, but now I am much more comfortable. Many of the professors work at Yale as well so they always know of wonderful research opportunities and can get you connected. |
The new department head, Dr.Berke, is very approachable and keeps a tab on her students. The graduate administrative office are willing to help with whatever issues may come up. Every time I've run frantically into their offices because of financial aid problems, they have helped me solve it quickly.
The program itself is small, but growing as QU continues to set itself up as a premier institution. Within the next year the school is opening an Engineering department and a medical school. The school is really pouring money into its health and sciences program. They have new campus in North Haven, which is really state-of-the-art. The Hamden campus is gorgeous with mountains and a lake.
My major complaint about the school is the library. The building actually looks new, has great natural light...but it SO tiny. It's difficult to find places to study, and during exam time student are packed in. I really wish the library was much bigger. The law school has a beautiful library, but they don't really want non-law school students using it. Another complaint is parking. With any school there's a parking issue, and QU is no different. The food is overpriced, like alot other colleges. I do wish there were more opportunities for students to work in research positions within the school. I wanted to work with QU professors, but couldn't find anything so ended up at Yale instead, which in the long run was better for me anyways. Thats the other thing...with its proximity to Yale, Pfizer and other pharma companies, and New York you can always find things to get involved in.
Very happy with my decision to come here. Would recommend to others. This is definitely a school making the moves to become one of the best.
| Dec 14 2011 || Biology |
| Professor Barnett was of great help, but others were a waste of space and time, especially the dept. chair. |
| Aug 23 2004 || Communications |