CORVALLIS, Ore. – One of the Web’s most popular sites for evaluating college professors and textbooks has named the faculty of Oregon State University one of the 25 best in the country, alongside such institutions as Berkeley, Brigham Young, Arizona State and the University of Delaware.
OSU faculty ranked no. 18 on RateMyProfessors.com’s list of “Top 25 Universities With The Highest Rated Faculty.” In existence since 1999, the site bills itself as “the Internet's largest destination for professor ratings,” with more than 1 million faculty rated by student posters from more than 6,000 campuses in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland and Wales.
The site claims more than 10 million student opinions have been posted to date. ““Each year, millions of college students use the site to help plan their class schedules and rate current and past professors on attributes such as helpfulness and clarity,” the New York-based site says.
More than 60 OSU faculty are rated on the site in disciplines ranging from Engineering to Ethnic Studies. OSU was the only institution in the Pacific Northwest included in the top 25 campus listings.