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The University of Alberta, has completely discouraged myselfQuite BrightEducation
The University of Alberta, has completely discouraged myself and other peers in wanting ever come back and pursue more education. All professors care about is lowering the average grades of their students, by tricking them on exams and making assignment criteria vague, then trivializing minor issues. I went to MacEwan University prior to the University of Alberta, and I wished I would have been able to continue my degree at MacEwan, because my grade would have be much more reflective of the amount of effort I put into my classes. And now thinking about my decision I should have went to Concordia University to complete the rest of my education degree.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2015
Surrounding City: B-, Education Quality: F
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The U of A is an immense cloggedSuper BrilliantPreMed and Medical
The U of A is an immense clogged administrative machinery above everything else. Courses are both here and there, I've had excellent professors as well as some self-infatuated instructors (full professors, to be clear, I am not willing to rip on TAs - just on professors who don't take time to read your exam, but threaten the students instead). However, one is probably likely to meet professors whose teaching abilities span an entire spectrum at any mid-level university such as the U of A. Sadly, the U of A is not as much at the forefront of research as the propaganda would have you think, or they wouldn't periodically beg for substantial donations from alumni that they don't bother to really keep track of or support in any real way. From feeling like I have achieved something at the time of my graduation I have gotten to perceive this degree as inconsequential.
Alumna Female -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Research Fellow; Preparedness: D Reputation: D
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Lousy faculty of arts advisor who yelled atUndecided
Lousy faculty of arts advisor who yelled at me and was rude because I was referred to them by my department advisor? She made it very clear that I was wasting her time. I never want to talk to see her ever again. She represents the faculty of arts advisors, so I feel the faculty of arts advisors are unfriendly and unhelpful. To save money the university should simply not hire any faculty advisors, after all we can all refer to the calendar.

Professors so far carry a very condescending air, specifically department of human geography and planning.

Students are not very tolerant or respectful to visible minorities.
A+ for fun - night-life & drinking, things that do not really help academically. Cold and unfriendly university.

Male -- Class 2000
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