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| - Way over-priced|
- Too many on-line courses (pros: your schedule; cons: you pay to go to school and create the class environment yourself instead of having the class experience; miss a lot of fellow student's questions that would help you in a normal classroom; no way can you learn more than a normal classroom - kidding yourself if you do; makes you memorize instead of through experiential learning in real time; hard to ask questions and get a quick reply; prepare yourself to basically blog superficial answers to questions that you would cover in about a minute of class time (in reality, on-line really doesn't make it any faster unless you want to skimp through your material, which you can do and then pay later in the real world); and there are sometimes 60 students online with you paying a lot of money for basically a copy and paste curriculum.
- Old buildings on campus are wonderful and it's too bad some basic exterior work is never kept up - they are dirty. Interior classes are painful. The same chairs they used in the 1980s are still there and are uncomfortable and small in size. There is little directional interior signage anywhere - be prepared to get lost! They probably don't want to put signage up because everyone is constantly moving around their offices for construction which seems to be ongoing.
- The talent of the professors is greatly missed. Today, they are pretty much hum drum. No enthusiasm. Tenured and seasoned they don't seem to have to create and innovate for their $100-200K jobs. Many are older boomers who should retire but don't while they just do a very mediocre job at directing departments and managing. - Very little direction. Some colleges' departments are great with this but many do not help the student with a specific roadmap towards career procurement. Those departments offering co-ops are the exception. Many others can't help very much because they have no real connection into the industry around the city. Lack of collaboration within the field they teach! So as you hear of Xavier and a few other schools helping to place students you are left with wondering why you spent the money you did in a university that seems to lack some very fundamental elements for providing a student with overall success....
|Aug 20 2012|| 5th Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| This is a research university. This mean that the professors are focused on research primarily. As an undergraduate if you have no interest in research you might find this university to be to your disliking. I have never had a bad experience with any of the professors. All of them have been incredibly friendly and approachable. The issue is most students refuse to talk to the professors, and judge them without ever talking to them. This is a wonderful university, and I would recommend it to anyone. |
|Feb 19 2012|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| It's a "research university" which means that the teaching quality doesn't matter. They fired one of the best physics profs. They only care that profs publish research. Undergrads don't really matter bc not much research gets published by undergrads. I've had several grad students and profs tell me this. The quality of teachers varies. I've had a few great profs (most of whom hate the way the school is run),several terrible ones, but most are not very good. |
|Aug 16 2011|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2011 |