By Keturah Jones
Each month, more than 4 million students rely on the website Rate My Professors to help them choose the best courses and professors based upon peer reviews.
RateMyProfessors.com is a free site used by students seeking reviews on college professors in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Students rank professors on helpfulness, clarity and easiness, which results in a rating on a five-point scale.
An optional rating is also available: hot or not. A net positive number of hot ratings earns a professor a chili pepper.
But are you rating the professor on looks or on their class? “That is open for interpretation,” a Rate My Professors representative said in an email.
So what do Eastfield’s “red hot chili professors” think of their fiery ratings? We asked six of them.