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Western Michigan University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityC Research AvailabilityF
Research FundingD Graduate PoliticsC
Errand RunnersD Degree CompletionC
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]C Sufficient PayD
CompetitivenessC- Education QualityD-
Faculty AccessibilityD- Useful ResearchB
ExtracurricularsC- Success-UnderstandingC
Surrounding CityD Social Life/EnvironmentC-
"Individual" treatmentC- FriendlinessC
SafetyB+ Campus BeautyB+
Campus MaintenanceA University Resource/spendingC-
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Describes the faculty as:
Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Geography and Geosciences (This Major's Salary over time)
I do believe that WMU offers many programs of study with professor that are helpful and other the student a positive experience. Unfortunately, the Geography department IS NOT one of them. My experience at WMU with this department was the worst. If I could have transfered schools to finish my graduate degree I would have. I stuck it out with this department and finished, but I have such a bad taste in my mouth from the experience I had to give my candid review. Most of the professors in this department are useless, they would rather be doing there own research. They are not helpful and when you have something to discuss with them, make you feel like you are an idiot or are just plain rude to you. I was a thirty-something year old student, and they spoke to be like I was in high school, it was a disgrace! The geography programs specilizations, i.e. Urban Planning, GIS and Environmental Studies, have no backing from the key organizations that they should be affiliated with, for instance, Urban Planning with APA (American Planning Association); GIS (Geographic Information Systems) with URISA (The Association for GIS Professionals) and etc. Other universities in Michigan offering the same or similiar programs, offer fantastic job placement when completing your degree, WMU Geography does not! They virtually have no assistance. I was able to get a very good job after my degree completion and when some of the professors find out about my very good job offer, they did not even say congratulations, there expression was more surprise than anything else.

Please, if you are a student considering a degree from WMU's Geography department, do yourself a favor and save yourself the many headaches, by going to another university or college. Universities within Michigan that are better, are Michigan State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and I hear Grand Valley State. Outside of Michigan, Florida State University.

Good Luck to all future students ~

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