University of Toledo Reviews
Just speaking from the perspective of a parent of a special needs son - this may not apply to your situation. UToledo puts on a great face, talking about the systems they have in place, and how much they care. This is disingenuous at best - success coaches, SDS advisors, academic advisers - they are punching a clock, and will not go out of their standard operating procedure for the individual. When a child who can score a 35 on the ACT fails out because the safety nets we were assured were in place are never actually put out to catch him, this is unacceptable.
The University of Toledo truly set me up for great success. I am forever grateful for the individuals that I met during my time there. The professors are individuals that still are some of my closest mentors that are "in my corner" when needed. I have been able to reach out to them at any time or day and they are willing to help me , whatever it may be; writing recommendation letters, meeting up for coffee to catch up, and help to challenge me. While it is a larger school, I felt such individual attention, that helped me to not feel lost at the school. The pride that the University has for the students is something that is felt, and the pride I have to be a Rocket is one that I will always have.
The University of Toledo was a great institution for me to begin my career in academia. The course offerings are broad, and gives students the ability to choose which skills they want to learn and master. Within my degree program (Environmental Science), the faculty are eager to provide students with research opportunities and often provide students with funding to do interesting research. I was given funding to conduct international research, and this experience greatly impacted my current research trajectory. If you are considering a career in the field of environmental science, I'd recommend applying to the University of Toledo. The cost of tuition/housing is low compared to similar schools, and the university is a close drive to major US cities for weekend trips.
The UT campus is very beautiful and active in the summer and fall. There is plenty of activities both on and off campus to keep you busy with a diverse group of people. Most professors are very good, or try their best, keeping a general interest in their students. There isn't much that i honestly would say needs drastically improved. The university is a great place for someone who really wants an excellent education.
I'm currently getting my bachelors in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) from the University of Toledo. I absolutely love this instiution. We may be a small knit community of SLP's but our faculty is always there for us and willing to help and motivate us. I was worried I wouldn't get into any graduate schools but their help I got into four of my five schools. They prepared me to be a competent and professional in the workplace and definitely prepared me for graduate school in the fall.
I'd rate UT very poorly. The school tends to act as if commuters don't exist, despite being a majority. Next to no career advising, courses taught by TAs, very low ROI. No name recognition, facilities falling apart (I know a leaking roof since 2000).
Choosing to attend the University of Toledo has been one of the best decisions of my life. I have made friends I know that I will keep for a lifetime, as well as giving me a wonderful education. I am still enrolled in the pharmacy program, but even with the rigorous class schedule we have I would still recommend it. The professors and advisers openly care about the students and make an effort to remember everyone's name, even in lecture halls of 100 students. There are endless review session and supplemental instruction classes available for anything you can imagine, and the tutors for those also make an effort to get to know you and help you succeed. Aside from academics, there are tons of ways to get involved on campus. The Greek life at UT is very big, and there are clubs for everything. If you aren't interested in a social sorority or fraternity, there are also professional fraternities open to anyone in that profession. These are great for networking and learning more about your career pathway even before you graduate. They provide you with opportunities to further yourself with your major and help you get ahead in your career. Between academic and social opportunities, I would say the University of Toledo can help you achieve all of your college goals. I would definitely recommend applying and coming for a tour!
The University of Toledo was definitely not my first option. While it is only still the first semester of freshman year, I am already planning to transfer because I do not like the school. Many of the professors seem lazy, because most are not teachers and only do research. I feel that they do not care bout the students' success. The campus itself is decent, but Toledo is not a very safe area which is another downside of attending this school. I would highly recommend to schedule a tour/visit before planning to attend here. Based off of my experience, I would not recommend this school to anyone.
I loved my school. It was a great atmosphere and quality education. There was always something to do on campus: sporting events, sponsored activities, etc. The tuition is affordable in comparison to other schools of the same caliber. The one thing I didn't like about the school was the parking, or lack there of. If you plan on commuting, arrive 20-30 minutes early because it may take that long to find a spot.
I highly recommend The University of Toledo! Being that this was my first away from home experience, the campus provided a safe environment with great access to all the resources I needed. When I entered as a freshman, cars were not allowed. Despite the foreseen downfall of that, the city of Toledo has a wonderful surrounding community that offers short walks to nearby hot spots. The education program is superb and provided me with great knowledge. Once I entered the professional program of Early Childhood Education, the class sizes were much smaller and provided me with great ratios where I was able to get one on one attention and teaching. Also, the small class sizes allowed me to build great rapport with both the other students as well as the professors.