PlanetTerp is a website designed to help students at the University of Maryland — College Park (UMD) make informed decisions. We provide a professor review system, grade data for courses and professors, and various tools which aggregate data about UMD and its courses. We hope that you find these features useful!
Our goal is to provide information that will help all students at UMD make informed decisions.
While anyone is free to submit a review, anonymously or otherwise, all reviews are manually verified by us before being displayed on the site. Below are some common reasons reviews get rejected:
- Vague negative comments with no elaboration. A review only saying "this professor sucks" would be rejected, for instance.
- Excessive hostility towards a professor. Negativity or criticism is fine, insults are not.
- Excessive use of caps lock. Don't make your review a nuisance for others to read, please!
A common concern with professor review websites is that the reviews aren't necessarily accurate to real life, because a student with a negative experience is more likely to leave a review than a student with a positive experience. This may certainly be true, and you should take this into account when considering reviews.
Additionally, be especially wary of trusting the rating of a professor with a low number of reviews.
PlanetTerp is completely open source! Check out our GitHub. Contributions and/or feature requests are welcome.
Professor and course information comes from a combination of the Schedule of Classes and umd.io. Grade data is obtained from the IRPA via a PIA request. Initial reviews were imported from OurUMD, and initial grade data was from VA Grades.
We can be emailed at email@example.com.
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