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| As a 1970 Graduate of LeTourneau College, my experience was at it's peak. Although the infrastructure left a little to be desired back then, the total experience of this college for a technical student was second to none. The Machine tool, welding, Auto diesel, aviation airframe, powerplant, and all engineering labs were conducted at the highest level and the faculty was the most competent anywhere. The curriculum evolved heavy amounts of practical experience in lab time for every hour of class time. Hardly a day goes by in my 40 year career path that I haven't drawn on some experience or concept learned formally or incidentally at LeTourneau. Sadly, through the years "The Tech" has lost it's link with industry, focus and become just another community college. |
| Starting Job: Equipment operator/development, Preparedness: B+, Reputation: C |
|Dec 04 2011|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| Academics here are sometimes unnecessarily difficult. This is not necessarily a bad thing though, depending on the course. For example, if I'm being flown around by a pilot, I want to know for sure that he know's exactly how the Victor Airway system works. So my complaint is not about the academics, because in my opinion, they are as expected from a technical school. Be wary of new, incoming programs, as the school usually takes about 5 years to figure out what is wrong with their "prototype" majors.|
I know it's a Christian school, but a "Worship Arts" major... are you insane? It is basically a bible major with a few music classes thrown in. If you want a major that has anything to do with the liberal arts, go to a different school or to a seminary... the ones here are completely useless for any purpose involving personal critical thinking. LeTu teaches you how they want you to think, not how to think.
It's not called LeNerdo for no reason. This is a school of techs and baby geniuses. Given, they can probably help you with your homework (or really tick you off by trying), but that's about all the social life you will get here.
Christian fundamentalism is a prison. They shove all of their beliefs down your throat, when frankly, some people are just here to get a degree and get out.
Administration is kind of like that warden from Shawshank Redemption: It will love you if you do everything it tells you to do, but as soon as you show that you are a little bit open minded it will screw you over and make your life a living hell, which is just the last thing you need with the ridiculous amount of work you end up having to do in the first place.
The campus in general is very opinionated, especially the administration faculty. I feel at times that wearing my Avenged Sevenfold or Bullet for my Valentine shirts on a sunny afternoon is an act of heresy and that I should burn them as soon as possible.
The food used to be an abomination, but it has improved, so I will not complain too much. But more options would be nice.
The surrounding town of Longview (Lameview) is very boring and more than half of it is a ghetto or factories. As a result, you get alot of people doing random crap on their computer on the weekends. In fact, I have two friends who live on their computers and have between themselves a competition to see who can build the bigger, faster, and more ridiculous computer system. The nerd in me thinks its pretty funny, but the rest of me thinks its just plain sad.
All in all, LeTu is a great place to get a technical education, especially in the Engineering or Flight department. Faculty and food are neutral, it really just depends on who you know and what you eat, respectively. Administration, social life, local town, and the presence of good free thinking sucks.
Stay classy,I have a paper to write.
|Nov 15 2011|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| LeTourneau is a fabulous school with amazing people attending. I made some amazing friends--friendships that will last. The faculty is made of great people. Some professors have interesting teaching methods (Dr. DeBoer) and other are incredibly enthusiastic (Dr. Ball). |
Unfortunately, it is quite expensive. There are some scholarships you are eligible to receive such as the Heritage, Presidential, Dean's and Honors. I had the Dean's scholarship, paid 9000 a year, but was unable to gather enough funds to continue attending.
One absolute negative about the school is its outdated, small library.
As much as I loved this school, it is not for everyone. For one thing, the majority of the population is male...great for us gals...sorta. "The odds are good, but the goods are odd."
|Jul 07 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |