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| This place is a joke. The students in the engineering department are (for the most part) cheating their way through every class, and the department won't enforce the no-cheating policies because the dean is a spineless politician. This is also a major dumping ground for other schools dropouts. I'd say 75-90% of the people in upper level classes are transfers from UofH who couldn't keep up at UH, and then transfer to PV (where they excel by cheating).|
The core classes are not available every semester, so you have to plan your schedules very carefully or you'll get stuck at PV for 5-7 years instead of the typical 4-5.
The faculty is very apathetic towards the student body. The handful that do teach well, won't tech more than 1 class per semester, because they make more money doing research or administration than teaching. The rest just don't seem to care about the quality of education. (this is not true of all of them, but most of them).If you're just looking for a degree and don't really care about how you get it, this is the place for you. If you're trying to get the best education you can and you're not afraid of hard work, then I'd recommend heading to a better school (TAMU, UT, Ttech, etc.).
|Jun 12 2013|| 5th Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| If you are thinking about transferring and you currently attend University of Houston - Chemical engineering Department I would transfer and leave ASAP.|
Good: The program only focus on the fundamentals and is not as rigorous as UofH. However, this mean't I could take a lot more hours and helped me finish. There is a lot of good research opportunities and if the professor see talent in you they will as you if you want to do research of over the summer. If you work hard at the engineering school you will do extremely well, unlike like UofH chemical engineering program. The graduation rates are also very high most of the student are from UofH (my graduation class was about 80% former UofH students) and the rest where from Prairie View.
Most the professors are also very good, they want to make sure you understand the material instead of making it very hard. Overall it is a good school.
Bad: I just it wish it was a little more difficult and challenging to students. And the discrepancy between a good engineer and a bad one is quite high. The amount of cheating is a problem as well. Engineering Jobs: Ok...this is where Prairie View excels, most of the students that leave this school have better jobs than my friends from UofH!!!!...Major companies come to recruit here (Shell, Exxon, chevron, Baker Hughes..etc). I was just barely making it at UofH. Not only did i graduate but i work for shell.
|May 13 2013|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| First off, I would like to say Prairie View is what you make of it. It may have hooligans and hoodlums but in a semester they?ll be gone because they can?t progress while keeping their grades up to par. Most of the professors, I assume, just started and do not know what they have gotten themselves into because they fail to teach at a college level. The material and lesson plans are uninteresting and not hands-on so it is very difficult for all types of students to learn. I also have come to that conclusion because they teach right out of the book. If I wanted to read the book, I wouldn?t attend class. I would stay in my room and teach myself because it?s just the same kind of knowledge. I?ve taken algebra 3 times and it should never be that hard. If it wasn?t for the 3 absence policy, like high school, I wouldn?t be in class instead I would be in the library working on something else. Some professors are immature, as to when you try to tell them something they?re doing is wrong they bluntly ignore it like a child would their mother. I have one professor this semester in the criminal justice, new to the scene, area and she asks us questions on hoe she could better herself, we come with solutions but she shuts us down. I had an English teacher my second semester, new as well, whose voice was quiet and couldn?t handle the class room. No one understood her and she didn?t like to repeat herself. Everyone ultimately would?ve failed but she gave us all C?s so she could keep her job. Where do they get these slacker professors from? The staff members are 98% slackers and bullshitters. They expect us to be at our best but what kind of example are we getting from these older adults if they?re no kind of decent role model. We as students strive so hard and try and try but we get no appreciation like a bigger cafeteria, we get a park for lazy bums to sit and waste time in. Yeah, it?s pretty for all the outsiders but when we have high school/middle school/ alumni visitors we have to cram ourselves into one cafeteria that was smaller than my elementary cafeteria. That?s a fire hazard. They take our money, waste our money and no one?s willing to stand up against them because they?re afraid. Of what, to lose their education, here? They ONLY have parties on week days which is so distracting, why not have those things on weekends. They have humpday, in the middle of the day, where all the classes are. It?s a very big distraction for the kids trying to concentrate on what the professor may be saying. It?s like they want us to do better but they don?t want to see us make it because they?re jealous underneath it all. I?m ranting and venting but all in all I give this school a 50% because only 50% or less of the people you came in with will make it. |
|Nov 22 2011|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2013 |