What do student-faculty ratios really mean?

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What do student-faculty ratios really mean?

Postby re-applicant » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:18 am

Most top schools seem to have student-faculty ratios of around 10 to 1. But it seems like the median classroom size is much larger than 10. What's the right way to interpret this number?

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Re: What do student-faculty ratios really mean?

Postby prezidentv8 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:19 am

re-applicant wrote:Most top schools seem to have student-faculty ratios of around 10 to 1. But it seems like the median classroom size is much larger than 10. What's the right way to interpret this number?


(Number of Students) : (Number of Faculty)

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Re: What do student-faculty ratios really mean?

Postby re-applicant » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:22 am

prezidentv8 wrote:
re-applicant wrote:Most top schools seem to have student-faculty ratios of around 10 to 1. But it seems like the median classroom size is much larger than 10. What's the right way to interpret this number?


(Number of Students) : (Number of Faculty)


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Re: What do student-faculty ratios really mean?

Postby JD2014 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:02 pm

Student-Faculty ratio is a USNWR statistic that schools manipulate to rise in league tables. Average class size and whether upper level courses are taught in lecture halls or conference rooms are more meaningful.




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