Universities With The Best And Worst Professors

Posted: May 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
I wonder how these lists are composed, but heyImage, if we would talk of the best, we might as well talk of the worst:

25 universities with the worst professors

1. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (NY)
2. Michigan Technological University
3. U.S. Coast Guard Academy (CT)
4. Milwaukee School of Engineering
5. New Jersey Institute of Technology
6. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)
7. Widener University (PA)
8. St. Cloud University (MN)
9. Bentley University (MA)
10. Indiana State University
11. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)
12. Central Michigan University
13. Minnesota State University, Mankato
14. Pace University (NY)
15. Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)
16. Seton Hall University (NJ)
17. Westminster College (PA)
18. Howard University (DC)
19. Iowa State University
20. University of Toledo (OH)
21. Truman State University (MO)
22. Illinois State University
23. University of Connecticut
24. Oregon Institute of Technology
25. University of Maryland

Among the schools on this hall of shame list are two flagship universities — the University of Connecticut (No. 22) and the University of Maryland (24). Sixteen of the schools are public universities. While 11 of the schools are located in the Midwest, no institutions from the South are listed.



I am shocked a “university” in Chicago did not make the list. But then we are talking of the teachers, not the school – a distinction without much difference.


And the BEST:


25 colleges with the best professors
– Oklahoma Wesleyan University
– North Greenville University (S.C.)
– U.S. Military Academy (N.Y.)
– Carleton College (Minn.)
– Northwestern College (Iowa)
– U.S. Air Force Academy (Colo.)
– Wellesley College (Mass.)
– Master’s College and Seminary (Calif.)
– Bryn Mawr College (Pa.)
– Whitman College (Wash.)
– Whitworth University (Wash.)
– Wisconsin Lutheran University
– Randolph College (Va.)
– Doane College (Neb.)
– Marlboro College (Vt.)
– Centenary College of Louisiana
– Pacific University (Ore.)
– College of the Ozarks (Mo.)
– Sewanee – University of the South (Tenn.)
– Emory & Henry College (Va.)
– Wabash College (Ind.)
– Sarah Lawrence College (N.Y.)
– Hastings College (N.E.)
– Cornell College (Iowa)
– Hollins University (Va.)

Liberal arts colleges dominate the list of institutions with the best professors. That isn’t surprising because colleges focus on undergraduate education and routinely offer instruction in small classes that allow students to get to know their professors and find mentors.
In contrast, the best-known universities are research institutions where the professors are focused on their own work. At these schools, undergraduate education is not the top priority.


Rotimi Ogunsuyi


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