The 6 Best Sites to Rate and Review Teachers and Professors

Ryan Dube Updated 05-12-2018

Before the Internet, students used to ask friends who took a class from a teacher or professor whether those classes were good to take. Were they too hard? Were the classes fun? They still do. But now, there are great online resources to rate and review teachers and professors too.


The following websites will help you see how others rate high school teachers and college professors. This way you can be better prepared, know what to expect, or entirely avoid those teachers or professors entirely.

Don’t wait until the first day of class to find out you made a bad decision. Here are some of the best “rate my teacher” sites to rate and review teachers and professors.

1. Rate My Professors

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Rate My Professors is one of the most popular “rate my teacher” sites online. The site boasts more than 19 million ratings of over 1.7 million professors from students like you.

The ratings cover more than 7,500 schools from across the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, and Wales.


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Just search with the name of a professor or find your school by entering its name.

Displayed on every school’s page are the ratings of its top professors, the average professor ratings there, and how that school stacks up to similar schools.

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When you click on a professor or teacher’s name, you’ll see their overall quality, whether students would take a class from them again, and the level of difficulty of their classes. Below these are the actual reviews written by former students.

2. Rate My Teachers

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RateMyTeachers is another popular review site. The focus of this site is elementary and secondary school teachers for the United States, CanadaUnited KingdomIrelandAustralia, and New Zealand.

At the site, you can search for your teacher by name or search for your school for the full list of teachers. Once on the teacher’s page, you can rate your teacher on the page, or read about a teacher you’re considering taking a class from.


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It’s another simple 1-to-5-star rating system, with the categories including characteristics like:

  • Effective
  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Determination
  • Homework

Anyone who has attended a class taught by a difficult teacher knows just how significantly the teacher’s personality and skill affect your grade. By doing your research on sites like this you can set yourself up for success and ensure that the odds of getting a good grade in the class are very high.

3. Uloop

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Uloop is a site completely powered by college students around the country. It’s where students at nearly any school in the United States go to rate their teachers as a way to help other students avoid getting stuck with a bad professor.

The professor rates are in the special Professor Rating section of the site.

Students here rate professors by the following factors.

  • Helpfulness
  • Clarity
  • Easiness
  • Overall rating

Professor ratings also include comments written by former students, which will give you a great deal of insight into what the professor is like. You’ll learn what it’s like taking any of their classes.

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Uloop itself features much more than just professor ratings.

It’s like a large bulletin board system for students. It covers things like campus jobs, housing, help with finding roommates, a textbook exchange, student loan help, and much more.

It’s a fantastic resource for college students to network with other students and get some additional resources for making college an easier experience.

4. Koofers

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Like Uloop, Koofers is a general resource for college students, covering more than just professor ratings. It has a user base of well over 1.6 million students from around the world, so you can be sure that your school is covered.

Koofers gives you unique insight into college professors and the classes they offer. It shows you an overall rating by all of the student’s who’ve taken a class by the professor. It also shows you the overall GPA of students who’ve graduated from the class.

Student rankings of professors include:

  • Easiness
  • Helpfulness
  • Clarity
  • Knowledge
  • Textbook use
  • Exam Difficulty

It’s a great resource for learning more about both the professor and the class before signing up for a course.

Koofers also gives students access to other helpful resources like:

  • Test banks
  • Practice exams
  • Grade distribution data
  • Flashcards
  • Class schedule maker

There’s even an area that can help you locate and apply to internships and jobs, which is an important part of establishing your career even before you graduate.

5. Student Reviews

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At first glance, Student Reviews looks like a disorganized and cluttered website.

This is misleading because the website is actually a database filled with lots of helpful information for students. The site includes:

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Students rate professors here on a very long list of characteristics. These include whether the professor seems to enjoy teaching, how clearly they teach, whether they have respect for students, and more.

It’s a smaller database than the other sites listed. But there are still over a hundred thousand instructors rated. Students have already provided over two hundred thousand reviews on the site to date.

6. Rate Your Lecturer

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If you’re based in the UK, you can make use of a great teacher rating site called Rate Your Lecturer.

It’s a site devoted to rating lots of things, including cities, universities, and lecturers. The lecturer section lets students rate lecturers by rating the pros and cons of each professor.

Students also rank lecturers by the quality of:

Each rating is from 0 to 10 stars, with a final overall score for the lecturer based on all of the individual rankings.

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You can also search by University, which provides you with the top 5 lecturers at the school, as well as a list of other lecturers there who you can rate.

If you don’t see your lecturer listed, you can add them yourself and provide the first ranking.

Choosing Your Professor or Teacher

Taking a high school or University class from an instructor who you’ve never met before can be a very worrying experience.

Your grade is important to you. The last thing you want to see happen is a bad or inexperienced instructor have a negative impact on your grade and your overall GPA.

Doing your homework and choosing only the best instructors is not only smart, but it’s also what students who get the best grades do.

If you’re already in school and looking for even more ways to improve your grades, make sure to read through our list of checklist, schedule, and planner templates 15 Checklist, Schedule, and Planner Templates for Students Planning templates for students can help keep track of classes and homework, making preparations for the school year a breeze. Read More that’ll help you become an even more efficient and successful student.

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  1. riya jain
    September 14, 2019 at 7:01 am

    great great work.

  2. Regina
    April 7, 2016 at 12:16 am

    The problem is, though, students will quite often say they don't like a teacher simply because the teacher made an attempt to motivate the student or actually responded to their disrespect. However, on the flip side, the teacher's pet is going to see all the good in the teacher and not much else, which isn't all that helpful.

  3. go
    January 4, 2016 at 5:04 am

    awesome post

    • Michael
      May 10, 2016 at 1:42 am

      You might be right. However, these websites are still a valuable tool that students who are paying money for their education should be able to see. I like having an idea, before I sign walk into class, what kind of grading and teaching style my professor is going to have. I get a little nerves when I cant find a teacher on one of these sites.

  4. Gertie
    December 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Ratemyprofessor has sold out. Teachers are posting ratings on themselves and I have not been able to get in a rating on one of my teachers because it is negative, even though I am following the rules. We should be able to put when a teacher hits on the female students or is a bad teacher. If only positive ratings are allowed now, it does not help me much at all. That's false advertisement.

  5. 8th Grade Student
    April 9, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I agree with jimmy. Classes can and should be challenging to students, but teachers should be there to help teach the material in an easily understandable way. Classes don't need to be difficult to be good.

  6. 8th Grade Student
    April 9, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Another problem is that people will say that their teacher is good just because he/she is funny or makes the class interesting. A fun class is helpful in getting good grades, but the purpose of school is unfortunately not to have fun. It is to actually learn something and become a better, more productive member of society. If a teacher is CONSTANTLY goofing off or trying to make you laugh, I personally would not say he/she is a good teacher. A little fun is all right, but school is not supposed to be a comedy show.

  7. Dave Drager
    August 10, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I am also torn about these sites - on one hand they are good to get an idea of what a teacher is like, but also a teacher that may seem 'bad' because they are tough on you might actually be good for you in the long run. Good overview!

    • jimmy
      February 11, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      Difficulty is not a virtue my friend. The whole point of a teacher is to take a difficult concept, break it down into easier chunks and teach it. If they are not unable to do that, doesn't it say something to hide behind the "difficult" label? I think many people who have had very good teachers are the ones who inspire them to work harder, master topics and push their abilities to the limit. If a person is a "tough" teacher they often don't have the ability to teach the topic and is hiding behind the "tough" part to cover their own fragile ego. But who is getting hurt in the end? The student. IN the end "communication is the response you get." If you get a person who is mad at you and feels angry at you and is frustrated with you. That is communication too - to a teacher that wants to improve.

      • mattymath
        January 29, 2019 at 8:00 am

        Wrong. A teacher should guide you to material, but you aren't really learning until you put in the hard work and sweat yourself. You don't get good at basketball because your coach is good at explaining the mechanics of shooting and the zone defense. You have to work and sweat. It's the same way with Calculus and Real Estate Law.

        If you're not being given novel, and difficult problems on tests and quizzes, you're paying money for somebody to pretend you've got a useful skill. The most learning you'll ever do is in an AP class in high school. The FRQs they give there really show if you're worth anything as a student, or if all you can do is regurgitate cleverly delivered facts.

  8. Jake
    August 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I'm a teacher who gets excellent reviews on these kinds of sites, I'm told, but I don't even visit them. If I take the good reviews seriously, I'd have to do the same with the bad ones, which I refuse to do. If students had to identify themselves, the ratings might have some validity, but it's all too easy to take potshots at someone behind the shield of anonymity.

    A high rating usually means that the class time was 'fun' or 'entertaining' and that the student got a good grade. Being a stand-up comedian and handing out stellar grades have little to do with being an effective teacher.

    You'd also be surprised how many unofficial, private 'Rate My Student' sites are out there; what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

    • jimmy
      February 11, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      Jake, you are the person in the position of power. So if they identify themselves, they would be forced to withhold some of the sting. There are teacher who respect their students and there are teachers that don't. The ones that respect their students read the positive and negative. Why? So they can learn about what is working and what might not be working. The fact that you already have a position of power relative to students and still feel like having an unofficial private rate my student site shows that you should not be are just to sensitive for the title of "nation builder".

      • mattymath
        January 29, 2019 at 8:02 am

        With all the grade inflation very few students know how pathetic and useless they really are. Thank God, we have computers and robots to do their jobs very soon.

    • Si
      December 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      You are a bit pathetic at the end of your post. "You grade us so we make public your evaluation as well"? Retaliation? Grow up! You are supposed to be a teacher and not behave like a child.

  9. Spam
    August 10, 2010 at 1:26 am

    My whole issue with these sites is that, as an educator, I have seen them abused by students with an ax to grind - fortunately not against me.

    • John McClain
      August 10, 2010 at 7:28 am

      Yeah, it's definitely a problem. Everyone has their own definitions of what makes a good teacher.

      From my experience, the teachers who are easy graders will just about always receive glowing reviews, regardless of the overall quality of the class. Everyone else gets mixed to negative ratings.

    • jimmy
      February 11, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      A teacher must be measured somehow. If the students don't like you, the other teachers that come and review your class room don't like you, the understanding for your student is not there...then maybe...just maybe..there should be some form of adjustment. Granted some people might say negative things because they have an "ax to grind" but that is such a dismissive thing to say about all feedback. In the end if alot of students have an "ax to grind" with you...doesn't that say something in itself? Isn't that also feedback?