Students Use Web Site to Evaluate, Rate Professors

Students Use Web Site to Evaluate, Rate ProfessorsMENLO PARK, Calif.
At RateMyProfessors.com, students can find more than 200,000 ratings of professors in approximately 1,800 schools. The free Web site is considered the Internet’s largest listing of college professor ratings, and offers a public review of professors from across the United States and Canada. The Web site has been in operation since 1999 and hundreds of new ratings are added periodically.
“Every semester, thousands of students use the site to help plan their class schedules and improve the quality of their educations,” says John Swapceinski, the site’s president and founder. “When word of the Web site gets out at a university, the ratings grow like wildfire and students really begin to benefit from the information.”
RateMyProfessors allows students to anonymously rate their professors in each of three categories: Helpfulness, Clarity and Easiness. The Web site even allows a viewer to access a list of the funniest ratings, such as a recent one that stated: “He will destroy you like an academic ninja.”
The Web site can be seen at www.ratemyprofessors.com.



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