It wasn’t easy getting into college: you’ve worked long and hard and want to make sure that you can find professors who are the best in their field…at least at your school.
My College Guide has discovered websites that rank college professors so you have some idea of what to expect before you ever set foot inside the college classroom.
Ranking College Professors
Rate My Professors — This established site is super popular for a reason: it’s chock full of student reviews! They boast over 7,500 schools and more than 14 million student-generated comments and ratings. It’s easy to use and easy to rate.
MyEdu(formerly Pick A Prof) — Though this site has undergone a name-change and a bit of a reformat, it’s also less focused on the attractiveness of a professor and instead covers the really important stuff, like how good of a professor he or she is based on student-submitted reviews! You may find out what the average grade is in the course (among those who visit the site, of course) as well as any professor recommendations that can include study tips or exams.
Professor Performance — It’s a college professor review site with a twist: verified students actually leave reviews! Okay, anyone can leave a review, but knowing that a student is actually for real can be a big bonus! They may be more likely to stick to the facts and not let their emotions run rampant. In other words: we wonder if it may lead to more credible reviews.
Your Professor, Graded
At the end of the day, it’s all up to you. Take into consideration what others say, but also remember that it’s far easier for some folks to complain than it is to post something nice. Everyone has his or her own definition of what makes a great teacher.
Without knowing the back-story, it’s not always easy to tell if a review is written because a student slacked off and their grade suffered for it or if a professor truly maintains a difficult course schedule. At the very least, you can always switch classes that first week if a course is not what you thought it would be.
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