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The University of West Florida

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityF
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeF
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

Lowest Rating
Educational Quality
Highest Rating
Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
He cares more about Faculty Accessibility than the average student.
Date: May 15 2005
Major: Electrical Engineering (This Major's Salary over time)
I graduated from the Okaloosa Walton College and then transferred to UWF only to find that OWC is a better in many ways. In the middle of one semester I had two professors just quit and I was unable to complete the course work with a qualified professor. Instead I was provided with a fourth rate professor that could not teach the material. As a result the entire class was given passing grades. I believe there are some students that don’t know the material and were passed anyway. The material being taught is another issue. Only certain classes are offered in certain semesters. It is possible to wait an entire year to take just one course and then another year to just graduate. The drive to make the Engineering program ABET accredited was first over everything including the students. The shortage of professors is going uncontested and continues to be a problem; the university does not want to hire more professors. The reliability of the course work that is provided to prepare students for future course work is extremely poor. It is almost as if each and every course is different and none of the courses rely on each other. The text books picked and used for most courses are also extremely poor. These textbooks have invalid references and terrible spelling. The motive I believe for this fatal mistake is the incentives (money) universities get for picking the published book. I mean why should the university care how good the text book is when they get lots of money for picking that specific textbook. This university is neither worth my time nor my money and if I was not almost done with my degree I would go to another university.
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