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Carnegie Mellon University

Total Grad Surveys 11
Females 2
Males 9
Avg years at University 1.6
Research Quality A (9.0)
Research Availability A- (8.8)
Research Funding A- (8.2)
Graduate Politics A- (8.4)
Not Errand Runners A- (8.6)
Degree Completion A (9.2)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] B+ (8.0)
Sufficient Pay A- (8.6)
Competitiveness A- (8.7)
Education Quality A- (8.6)
Faculty Accessibility A (8.8)
Useful Research A (8.9)
"Individual" treatment A- (8.4)
Friendliness A- (8.7)
Safety A- (8.2)
Campus Beauty A- (8.5)
Campus Maintenance A- (8.7)
University Spending A- (8.6)
Extracurriculars B- (6.0)
Scholastic Success A- (8.1)
Surrounding City B (6.6)
Social Life/ Environment C+ (5.2)
Social Life/ EnvironmentC+
Degree CompletionA
The Physics Department is completely unreasonable and cruelMay 31 2017Physics
The Physics Department is completely unreasonable and cruel. They don't advise or help the students in any manner or fashion. The administration is a bunch of old white guys who are racist and sexist and care nothing about students and students learning. The courses are not educational at all and provide no physics background or foundation. The courses are a complete waste of time at this department. There is also too much politics in this department to the extent that it's very difficult to concentrate on doing research or studying. Some professors are better than others, but most are arrogant, condescending, unhelpful, racist and sexist. If you seriously want to learn and do research in physics without spending most of your time in the cross fire of the politics of this place, avoid at all costs.
A very damaging, horrible horrible place-Dec 24 2015Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
A very damaging, horrible horrible place- a very big SCAM of a graduate program where you will be harassed by horrible faculty and get a good start on ruining your life. The worst people I have ever met. DO NOT GO HERE!!!! THERE IS NO ART GRADUATE PROGRAM- DO NOT GO HERE FOR ANY ARTISTIC DEGREE, IT IS A VERY VERY DAMAGING PLACE
DO NOT GO HERE FOR AN MFANov 14 2015Art & Design Department
DO NOT GO HERE FOR AN MFA. This was the single most horrifying three years I could ever imagine, faculty who back stab you, no resources, no classes, no administration, constant stress, they lie to you, they basically mug you for your future earnings, DO NOT GO TO CMU! BEWARE! It is is SCAM and a very HORRIBLE place.
Aug 13 2010Civil Engineering
I wasted 35k $ on MS in Advance Infrastructure Systems (Civil Eng). That is about it.
Jul 12 2005Computer Science
This is really the best school for Computer Science, much better than Stanford, where I got my Bechlor degree
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