La Trobe University reviews

(4.05) 132 reviews

Ranked #14


La Trobe University ratings

Average ratings based on 132 reviews
Overall Rating
4.05
Job Prospects
3.73
Teachers
3.99
Course Work
4.10
Time Worthy
3.91
Money Worthy
3.91
Friend Test
3.99
Educator Support
3.83
Educator Facilities
4.19
Industry Contacts
3.35

About La Trobe

La Trobe has a flagship campus located in the suburb of Bundoora, Melbourne. The university also has two smaller campuses in Melbourne's CBD, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, Shepparton. In 2015, La Trobe had a total of 36,746 student enrolments.

We have a range of student reviews for La Trobe ranging across Arts, Law, Business (Accounting, Sports Management & more), Education (Primary & Secondary), Health (Nursing, Exercise Science, Physiotherapy), IT and Sciences.

Some of the common advice we hear from students includes:
Utilise the Uni's support services. Ask staff questions (in class or via email) whenever you need. Don't be afraid to ask for advice;
Get involved in clubs and societies - it's easy to make friends;
Figure out how you're going to get to Uni (for Bundoora students);
Try to get work experience as well as study (some courses include this)
Work hard and have fun


Reviews

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September 2018
Completing 2018
Albury–Wodonga

Positives: There was great support by the staff on hand at Albury Wodonga and I can't fault there job.

Negatives: La Trobe offers no support for there regional campuses, students often feel left out and ignored by the university and students struggle to find subjects to finish there course as subject options are extremely limited.

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August 2018
Completing 2020
Melbourne

Positives: A positive aspect to my course is the extensive facilities my university provides. The fully functioning studio that students are able to utilise and create within is a great advantage.

Negatives: The negative of my course isn't necessarily what is wrong with the course but more so uni life, Although with my course I find the core ...

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July 2018
Completing 2019
Melbourne

Positives: - easy to apply for
- very supportive environment
- offer plenty of help with my studies and school work
- able to have placement in well known facilities

Negatives: - hard to travel to and from the University
- can not choose timetable
- some lecturers stray from study guidelines

My advice to future students is: - leave ne...

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Positives: Covers a wide range of subjects to prepare for a career in business information systems

Negatives: Not a lot of opportunities to intern or gain exposure

My advice to future students is: Be focused and attentive

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July 2018
Completing 2019
Melbourne

Positives: Overall super interesting and gives in depth information

Negatives: Some subjects are very complicated and it can feel as though we are being overloaded with work

My advice to future students is: You have no time to waste

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July 2018
Completing 2020
Melbourne

Positives: The teachers are so engaging aNd look after you really well. They’re super kind and have your best interests. Also the course is very interesting and the classes are very hands on

Negatives: There is little communication between teachers and students. Placement has not been organised very well at all

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Positives: The classes are really hands on and the teachers are very knowledgeable. You really get the feel for the career you’re going into from the staff, and get to work with many professionals already in the course

Negatives: Some of the work is pretty full on. The workload from year 1-2 is a huge increase and is really unexpected. But it...

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July 2018
Completed 2010
Bendigo

Positives: Being a rural university there was a great community aspect to the course. The realisation that your patients were likely to be someone you knew added a different aspect. Also helped with confidentially and privacy.
Secondly the University was great if you were struggling. They were understanding and willing to help to get you throug...

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July 2018
Completing 2020
Melbourne

Positives: The course is conducted mostly online, which is extremely convenient/flexible because I have small children. The course accepts students from non-teaching backgrounds

Negatives: It was very challenging at first, because the online systems were never explained and they were incredibly confusing/overwhelming. It took me 6 hours, to f...

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July 2018
Completed 2014
Melbourne

Positives: Bachelor of Business; there was a wide variety of subjects offered which was a benefit as I could study what I was really interested in. there was also a great variety of majors/minors to choose from. these included finance, management, international management, accounting, marketing, human resources. I completed international managem...

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Positives: The animal and agriculture subjects are fun and interesting. The labs in which the experiments or science workshops are done in are well equipped and it’s very enjoyable.

Negatives: As with most unis, sometimes you have to to electives when you just want to get on with your coursework. You have to do two chemistry subjects and a ma...

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July 2018
Completing 2019
Melbourne

Positives: It’s pretty straightforward and you know what’s expected of you. You also pretty much have a grasp of what you might do in the future due to the diverse units that must be completed throughout the course.

Negatives: It’s quite difficult. Perhaps, especially so for students whose first language is not English. Some concepts will be ...

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July 2018
Completed 2011
Shepparton

Positives: It was great to be able to study locally and the lecturers were mostly local people with real business experience which was useful and relatable.

Negatives: Limited course options at that campus

My advice to future students is: Use the resources the uni makes available to you because it will help you become more employable when ...

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July 2018
Completed 2014
Melbourne

Positives: Some positive aspects of the course are the lecturers! They are great at what they do, very informative and helpful! There classes and subjects are well structured in parallel to the course outline and goals.

Negatives: Some classes clashed with my personal schedule, but that’s a personal negative factor. As you would get in any co...

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July 2018
Completing 2020
Melbourne

Positives: There is a great sense of unity and staff are very approachable and caring about your progression in the course, wanting to help wherever they can, taking time out of their busy schedules for as many students as possible. Even in exam periods, staff are an email away and usually reply pretty quickly. They also emphasise regardless of ...

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July 2018
Completing 2020
Melbourne

Positives: It’s helpful

Negatives: Boring

My advice to future students is: Choose your passion

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June 2018
Completed 2010
Melbourne

Positives: Professionalism of Tutors

Negatives: City Location

My advice to future students is: Try to attend class of often as possible

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June 2018
Completing 2019
Melbourne

Positives: All the instructors are very professional and well experienced, the campus is very big and the library facilities, especially online are very good. No complains about the course structure, all the core subjects are great and they have a good application in the market, and we have a wide range of electives to pick.

Negatives: Though...

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June 2018
Completing 2018
Melbourne

Positives: The big reason why I choose La Trobe University is because they recognized my previous studies, all the 8 subjects, while other universities were recognizing only 4. This kind of partnership is a huge plus! Another aspect is the university awareness, many employees are attracted to students that come from big universities rather than ...

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June 2018
Completing 2018
Melbourne

I'm majoring in Wildlife and Conservation Biology.

Positives: It provide lots of opportunities for hand on experiences.
Lots of trips away for field experiences.
Wide range of knowledge from experienced lecturers.

Negatives: I had to travel away from home to complete it.
Expensive.

My advice to future students is: Be sure that the...

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Positives: While I am studying I gain more confidence on subjects and a new of online learning skills and resources are always help me to pass the subjects.

Negatives: They should provide more quality ITP projects to students and they should introduce internships.

My advice to future students is: It’s a great university for new students wi...

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June 2018
Completing 2022
Melbourne

Positives: meeting new people and learning new things every week

Negatives: half of the topics seem useless and don’t interest me

My advice to future students is: pick something you’re passionate in if you don’t know what you want to do and you might find a career in it eventually

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Positives: Positive aspects would include the two clinical placements that are involved which are an excellent opportunity to provide students with practical experience in the work force under supervision. There are also two practical subjects in third and fourth year that are about improving communication skills and and interviewing skills.

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Positives: One main positive aspects of this course is that it had only 45 credits per semester, which means I had to do only 3 subjects per semester. This made the assignments easier to complete. This course is well designed and covers only the relevant subjects required for ICT.

Negatives: One negative aspect of this course was the help fro...

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June 2018
Completed 2017
Melbourne

Positives: Some of the positive aspects of this course are:
1. Course structure was well designed and covered most of the topics in IT
2. The course was flexible and I was given options to select the subjects that I like and interests me
3. Learnt about non technical aspects like giving presentations, giving talks, how to write a literature r...

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