Pop Viz: Rating Pac12 Professors
It’s Fall and school is starting all over the country. I put together a little viz to help current college students see what they are up against this semester and current high school seniors pick a school for themselves. This one is limited to the Pac12, but I’ll probably throw together the same thing for all the Division I schools.
The data is all scraped from Ratemyprofessors.com. My fellow Tableau Public data analyst, Mike Klacyznski, turned me on to a pretty awesome tool called Import.io.If you’d like to know a little more about how it works, check out Mike’s awesome blog post about using it.
Here’s the viz!
- If you toggle between professors rated “Hot” versus “Not Hot” you’ll notice a significant increase in the percentage of positive ratings for Hot professors. Perhaps students are a little more forgiving when their professor is good looking?
- I was a little surprised that the hottest professors in the Pac12 are at Stanford University. Perhaps a more academically focused student body would correlate with a stronger attraction to professor types?
- I was also surprised that my alma mater, Arizona State University, had as many positive reviews as they did. I feel like when I went there, ratemyprofessors reviews I had read about my teachers were overwhelmingly negative. Perhaps I took hard classes?