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Because UPike admits all applicants, there is noQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Because UPike admits all applicants, there is no basis of common academics or even the ability to study. So many students here are on scholarships paid for by the government that many of them don't seem to care at all about their education. The faculty knows this and teach accordingly. The best athletes here are comparable to NCAA D2 but, mainly because this college accepts everyone and gets them financing, the marginal athletes go here to keep playing their sport. The rate at which athletes from UPike go on to professional sports is tiny. I just wish this school could be a real college with real academics and some pride in learning rather than just a place to generate income from athletes that can't get into D1 or D2 schools. Sadly, not much to say here that is positive in terms of actual education.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: B, Useful Schoolwork: D
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As with anywhere, there is both good andQuite BrightComputer Science
As with anywhere, there is both good and bad faculty and staff. With Pikeville, there are extremes, such as the religion teacher that helped me through a painful time with my mom dying, and on the other end, there is the dorm director that told me he "didn't care if I lived on the street" after my mom died, but wanted me out of the dorm during Christmas break. That was my worst experience at Pikeville.

I was pleasantly surprised with my major--Dr. Debby Keen is no longer there, but she ran the CS department much like UK's department. It was challenging and proved to be useful in the real world. It could have been somewhat better if a more mainstream programming language was used, but hey... it was still useful. Of course, she's gone now.

Pikeville is a small town and the school is a religious college, and you get all the positives and negatives that come with that (no drinking, very few bars, small town life, quiet nights, etc).

Back when I went there, we had NO foreign instructors (wahoo!), and there were no communication problems resulting from that. I hardly ever heard of faculty doing research--they were there to teach, for the most part.I would love to leave my school email, but we didn't have email when I graduated back in '92, so I'll leave my current email. You can also check out my detailed Epinions review for Pikeville at www.epinions.com.

5th Year Male -- Class 1992
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Extracurricular Activities: F
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It's a great place to attend college.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2003
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Social Life: C+
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