Academics

Location
Rock Island, IL
Undergrads
2,532
Tuition
$34,614
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Academics: Work load isn't bad, IF you time manage. The professors are helpful and approachable.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Its a large workload but the teachers are really helpful

3 College Freshman

Academics: As a political science/ economics major, my academic experience has been sort of lack-luster. The economics program here is almost non-existent (through AP credit, I have half of my major completed already). For political science, the program is suited for getting students into law school or into the business world with no real connections or tie-ins with real politics. There are some great professors here in political science (Dr. Weissburg is a gem), but the program itself is more of a novelty than a legitimate area. There are research opportunities in the major, but nothing like connections for internships or getting your name out there in politics. It's a decent program, but not great.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: The academics balance out to an "okay" rating. I have learned some incredible things through the Honors program, but for a student not in the program, and mixed with my experiences in other classes, it's overall pretty standard. The professors are either kindly and helpful or conceited and arrogant. However, there's this strange sense of feeling like you're in high school all over again in many of the classes as there are a lot of "get to know each other games" and hand-holding. There really are some great people and great, enlightening classes at this school, but for the most part, it's a pretty average institution academically- you don't feel like you are at an elite college, but you don't feel like you are scraping the bottom of the barrel.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: a lot of people are biology majors so i can find help anywhere

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 64th
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 211st
    Most Caring Professors
  • 353rd
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 726th
    Best Course Variety
  • 751st
    Professors Most Interested in Classes

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
182
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
93
Total FT Faculty
182
Faculty with Terminal Degree
89%
Average Faculty Salary
$65,814
Full-Time Retention Rate
85%
Part-Time Retention Rate
25%
Graduation Rate
78%
Programs/Majors Offered
70
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 8%
  • Business Administration and Management: 8%
  • Pre-Medicine Studies: 3%
  • Psychology: 4%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 12 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 14 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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