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The University of Louisville

Total Grad Surveys 9
Females 1
Males 8
Avg years at University 3.1
Research Quality C (4.7)
Research Availability B+ (7.6)
Research Funding B- (5.9)
Graduate Politics B- (6.4)
Not Errand Runners C+ (5.3)
Degree Completion B- (6.3)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] B- (6.5)
Sufficient Pay B (7.3)
Competitiveness B (6.5)
Education Quality C (4.6)
Faculty Accessibility B+ (8.1)
Useful Research A- (8.4)
"Individual" treatment B (6.9)
Friendliness B- (6.2)
Safety D+ (3.2)
Campus Beauty C- (4.1)
Campus Maintenance C+ (5.7)
University Spending C+ (5.7)
Extracurriculars B (6.6)
Scholastic Success B- (6.2)
Surrounding City B+ (7.8)
Social Life/ Environment C- (4.0)
Useful ResearchA-
Really, its a sadSep 09 2011Computer Engineering
Really, its a sad case of a commuter school, the campus life is pretty much dead in the evening hours (and believe me, i've been on campus in labs for 24 hrs at times). I also usually leave campus after 9 pm and can vouch the whole HS buddy thing.
As with any institution of learning, you getJun 19 2010Electrical Engineering
As with any institution of learning, you get out what you put in. I believe that I have gotten a great education in the time I was here. Not because of the 'mechanical wheels of learning', but rather because of a personal desire to learn. There is opportunity for growth here but it requires a dedicated and motivated individual in order achieve. Of course that is true no matter what university one decides to enroll in.

For those who are interested in coming to the University of Louisville as a grad student I can only provide a cursory overview. Recently the University of Louisville has had a lot of new construction to beautify the campus. Apparently the wife of the Dean convinced him to spend 10 million dollars on making the campus more beautiful, and the effects show. New facilities and research buildings are being constructed that range in the millions of dollars. Some of the facilities are old and should be renovated, however with all of the new construction it may not be an issue in the near future.

The University of Louisville invests heavily into research and offers heavy incentives for anyone who wants to innovate new technologies. The university's research funds have been continuously increasing year after year. It is very easy to get involved as a research assistant here at the University.

Each of the graduate assistant labs are of exceptional quality providing the necessary tools to get projects moving. Graduate projects in robotics, pattern recognition, biometrics, RFID, artificial intelligence, etc are carried out on a daily basis here. Students have the ability to work with expensive sensitive equipment. The new Shoemaker Research Building is a testament to that fact.

As a graduate you are given the freedom to take on individual projects and research instead of taking more classes. This gives individuals the ability to work on real life relevant engineering problems. Herbert Hoover said it best:

"There is the satisfaction of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realization in stone or metal or energy."

-Herbert Hoover
Although I have been writing a lot on the Engineering aspect of the university, it should be noted that the medical department is quite popular here. There are a vast range of students who come to the University of Louisville to apply for medical school. The university spares no expense to make sure our facilities for medical researchers, students, and staff are of top quality. I know of many individuals who get a M.D. here and move on to become successful doctors.

Ultimately, the value and worth of a degree depends on how attractive it looks to employers. I can confidently affirm that employers are willing to hire Electrical Engineering graduates from the University of Louisville. In my graduating class I only know of two people who did not have a job offer upon graduation. Shortly after my graduation I have had interview requests by BMW, Raytheon, John Hopkins, GE, Sandia National Laboratories, and more.I cannot stress this enough, learning is individually based. Many people come to this university not learning because they expect the professors to convey information via osmosis. Learning only comes through hard work and dedicated perseverance toward a subject matter that one is truly interested in.

This place is not worth for consideration atSep 08 2007Electrical Engineering
This place is not worth for consideration at any level of graduate study in engineering and science. You will be wasting your very valuable research time and energy if you happen to give credit to the idea of spending a few years in Louisville, with the hope of focusing on your own work while enjoying a reasonable cost of life.

Soon you start witnessing instances promoting incompetency on a daily basis. That is why it is almost impossible to carry on with a broader prospect upon graduation. No matter what you do, a high-profile employer would be very reluctant to hire you for you are from UofL, and, what is worse is that you cannot actually blame them.

Especially the students considering a reputable academic career should stay away from this place. Just check how many UofL alumni are listed on the faculty boards of Top 100 universities. Actually, it would be interesting to know how many academic careers has the UofL initiated at all. In fact, most of the PhD programs should be terminated just for this reason.

Research quality is in a miserable situation. Faculty and staff who think they are doing research in engineering are only fooling themselves, their peers, students, and some state legislators. A brief inspection of faculty publications shows that self-plagiarism is a common practice here.In short, do not ruin your research career by giving credit to fancy pictures and cheap advertisements.

Not bad generallyFeb 17 2007Other
Not bad generally. Program was a little disorganized and some of the courses weren't as academically strong as they should have been. Overall it was a good experience.
Research Topic(s): Growing a Successful Audiology Practice

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