Academics

Location
San Antonio, TX
Undergrads
1,226
Tuition
$23,420
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I like each and every professor that I have ever had there. They do not have favorites and the class sizes are small so it gives time for the professor to actually have one on one time with you if needed.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: There is a lot of classes required to be a Kinesiology student, but if that is what you want to do when you get older and graduate it should be interesting to the student. The professors in this department are great too.

4 College Junior

Academics: This school helped me get really focused once I transferred here.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Our Lady of the Lake has a wonderful biology major curriculum as well as great teachers. The program is one of the best in the state. The workload is normal as well as the curriculum. The facilities are a bit old but otherwise in good conditions and a good environment to work in. There are many job opportunities on and off-campus. Overall, the school is great, it was the best decision i made.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is fair, curriculum fair also.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 79th
    Most Available Classes
  • 87th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 105th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 149th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 182nd
    Most Manageable Workloads

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Forrest Maher
Hometown
San Antonio, Texas
Major
History
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The professors at Our Lady of the Lake University are a mixed bag: some are good, while others are not. The professors can be very helpful to the students, but they prefer it if the students make the effort to get extra help. However, the professors do make themselves available to those who need help via phone, e-mail, online, or in person, and overall, students will leave here with a large amount of knowledge. A nice perk is that classes are generally small here, which allows students to get to know their professors, and vice versa.

The workload is generally manageable and not difficult, but this really depends on the classes you’re taking and how many class hours you have per semester. Some teachers are very difficult while others are more lenient. If you are taking a class with a professor you’ve never had before, ask other students around campus, because there is bound to be someone who can give you some insight into the teacher and class, including workload, personality, and course difficulty.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
15:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
114
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
152
Total FT Faculty
114
Faculty with Terminal Degree
69%
Average Faculty Salary
$59,005
Full-Time Retention Rate
60%
Part-Time Retention Rate
0%
Graduation Rate
27%
Programs/Majors Offered
50
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 73%
  • 20 to 49 students: 27%
  • 50 or more students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
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
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business and Leadership
  • School of Professional Studies
  • Worden School of Social Service
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 7%
  • Organizational Leadership: 3%
  • Psychology: 4%
  • Social Work: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Independent study
  • Internships
Online Courses
OLLU does offer online classes and programs.
Best Places to Study
  • Cyber CafĂ©
  • Dorm lounges
  • The library
Tips to Succeed
  • Form or join a study group.
  • Pay attention in class.
  • Study.
  • Talk to your professors.
  • Visit the Center for Academic Achievement for extra help via tutoring or to get your paper proofread.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 23 responses

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  • 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 22 responses

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