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On Aug. 29, RateMyProfessors.com , the largest online destination for college professor ratings, released its annual lists ranking the nation’s top professors and universities, based entirely on students’ input.  

The annual list ranks universities, university professors, junior colleges, and junior college professors.

Oakton Community College ranked third in the nation – behind San Diego City College and Hostos Community College in New York.  

The rankings for best schools were determined by analyzing both professor ratings and campus ratings. Different from typical college rankings, this list is generated entirely from the input of the students themselves – providing an authentic overview of daily life at each respective school.  

“There’s no higher honor for teachers and schools than to be praised by the students who are being impacted by their influence every day,” said Carlo DiMarco, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Development, mtvU . “We extend our sincere congratulations to all of the professors, universities and junior colleges on our top lists.”  

RateMyProfessors.com is built for college students, by college students. It is the highest-trafficked U.S. college professor rating site (comScore), reaching its highest-trafficked months ever in April 2012 (7.5 million unique visitors) and May 2012 (7.4 million unique visitors). Owned and operated by MTV’s college network, mtvU, the site consists entirely of student-generated ratings of current or former professors, featuring more than 7,500 schools, 1.7 million professors and 14 million ratings. RateMyProfessors.com reaches 6 million college students on average each month.