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Sep 24 2013Music Education

when you need financial help they will do the bear minimum

1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A-, Individual Value: F

So, I am a History major, seeking 8-12

Jun 21 2013Unknown
So, I am a History major, seeking 8-12 teaching certification with a minor in social studies. I can say that if you are seeking to be a history or any other similar degree such as political science or economics, you would rather complete your basics at UTB. Any prospective student should rather do this.

Now this isn't to discourage you. This university has some great, I would say rather brilliant instructors. However, their bosses or faculty heads or whatever are the worst. In this University you will find some excellent instructors. At least one good guy per semester if you are lucky. The good instructors are very open-minded, helpful and have a good sense of humor. They engage you in their classes and the workload never gets heavy. Some good guys: Dr. Kaswan for European Politics, Dr. Kendall for History, Dr. Knopp for History/Geography, Dr. Wei for Composition classes. Just to name a few.

To prepare you for the worst: Some of the bad instructors don't really care to listen to your opinion or for you to develop your own research (even if they say it is a research) and they will not grade you fairly. They don't care about you and they don't simply care about teaching at all. Some of the bad guys: Dr. Fisher (History), Stiles-Cox (males, be ready to get no more than a B...), just to name a few.

This is on my experience. Notice there a few in the bad guys section. I mean, not all of them are bad, but most of them do not perform well.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: A, Collaboration/Competitive: F

Do not apply to this school if you

Jul 20 2012Biology
Do not apply to this school if you are looking for a college. It was surprising how money can restrict decent colleges, and my case was a prime example. I was admitted to St. Lawrence in New York, but unfortunately couldn't attend because of lack of funds. So I decided to try the local college(I live 20 minutes away, and was disappointed with what I have received. Admission is practically given...just apply.. and you're in. A love and a knowledge for Spanish is a must, as most of the the school's(including the professors)population speaks mainly in Spanish. There are no meal plans at this school so you'll have to buy food from a local vendor, or get it from a grocery store. If you're looking for an easy GPA look no further. Oh yeah, if you need help, it's probably best to see them in person. you'll rarely get a response if you email them.
1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Extracurricular Activities: B+, Education Quality: F

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