Jennifer Jay
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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3.8
Overall Rating
Based on 12 Users
Easiness 2.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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33.8%
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29.5%
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45.2%
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36.1%
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30.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
Jan. 6, 2021

Jenny is my favorite professor at UCLA! She is so caring about her students and passionate about what she teaches. CEE 154 is like a continuation of CEE 153, with a large focus on mass balance, but Jenny tends to figure the class around contaminants and their transport. She also brings environmental justice to the forefront of the class, and her lectures are super interesting!

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A+
April 11, 2020

The course material is hard (definitely recommend taking 153 first), but Professor Jay is a great teacher and she really cares about her students. She is so knowledgeable about environmental topics. She always puts the learning/development of the students above all else. Best professor at UCLA, would take her again!

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: B
Nov. 2, 2019

Definitely take CEE 153 before this course. The material is very difficult but prof Jay and the TAs do an awesome job of digesting it. I struggled heavily in this course. Seemed like the course was about 1/2 engineers, half ES students.

Prof Jay is brilliant and passionate about applying the concepts to real-world problems. Recommend studying in groups and getting to know Prof Jay if you can. Her work outside of class in inspiring.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: B+
March 29, 2018

Jenny Jay is a wonderful professor. She's so knowledgable and very inspiring. However, I struggled a bit in her class. I'm not an engineer, so this was my first time seeing any of this material. In that sense, I definitely felt a bit behind. Even though this course is offered to environmental science majors, the majority of students taking it are engineers. Jenny did attempt to explain concepts from scratch to even the playing field, but I still struggled to grasp even a few of the main concepts. Sometimes Jenny's lectures were a bit disorganized, and I felt that the note-taking handouts that she gave were actually a bit confusing and hard to follow.
Lectures were podcasted, and Jenny was clear that you can choose to take this class almost exclusively online (watching all the lectures at home and only coming in to take exams). These lecture podcasts were very helpful, and if you don't understand the material, I'd recommend listening to each lecture podcast after attending the lecture. The podcasts were usually a bit more organized and concise.
The midterm average was around an 80, which she had said is lower than normal. She offers the opportunity to omit your midterm grade from your final grade if it hurts you, as long as you hand in corrections for the midterm, which I found very helpful. She gives out review sheets for all exams and spends an entire lecture reviewing material before the exam, which is pretty helpful.
The weekly problem sets were actually pretty difficult for me, but Jenny and the TAs held 5-6 office hours per week to help you with them. These problem sets are graded on completion.
The textbook that is required for this class definitely was written for a higher level than my understanding, so I found it a bit difficult to use. However, it is necessary and some problem set/test questions were based on material only covered in the book.
Overall, this was a great class. I loved Jenny, and I'm grateful that she's an understanding professor who genuinely wants everyone to not only do well, but understand the material. If you're an engineering major, this class will probably be fairly easy for you. If you're an environmental science major looking to satisfy an upper division, this class will likely require some hard work on your end in order to do well.

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March 16, 2014

Jennifer Jay is my counselor as well as my professor for CEE154. Even though I've known her since freshmen year, I only got the opportunity to take her as a professor my third year and wasn't surprised to learn that Jennifer Jay is as GREAT a teacher as she is a counselor. She's one of the best professors I have had the pleasure of learning under and she tries so hard to make the class interesting and fun. I can't believe one review saying she's not nice/makes her tests tricky because she's the FURTHEST thing from that! In fact, I made an account JUST to refute that statement because I have NEVER EVER met a professor that tries harder than Jenny does to make sure her students know all the material.

She's one of the greatest professors here at UCLA, and if you are a CEE major, you HAVE to take her class. Going to her class every Tuesday and Thursday is definitely enjoyable and you'll never meet a more involved teacher than her.

Seriously, take this class.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
Jan. 6, 2021

Jenny is my favorite professor at UCLA! She is so caring about her students and passionate about what she teaches. CEE 154 is like a continuation of CEE 153, with a large focus on mass balance, but Jenny tends to figure the class around contaminants and their transport. She also brings environmental justice to the forefront of the class, and her lectures are super interesting!

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A+
April 11, 2020

The course material is hard (definitely recommend taking 153 first), but Professor Jay is a great teacher and she really cares about her students. She is so knowledgeable about environmental topics. She always puts the learning/development of the students above all else. Best professor at UCLA, would take her again!

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: B
Nov. 2, 2019

Definitely take CEE 153 before this course. The material is very difficult but prof Jay and the TAs do an awesome job of digesting it. I struggled heavily in this course. Seemed like the course was about 1/2 engineers, half ES students.

Prof Jay is brilliant and passionate about applying the concepts to real-world problems. Recommend studying in groups and getting to know Prof Jay if you can. Her work outside of class in inspiring.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: B+
March 29, 2018

Jenny Jay is a wonderful professor. She's so knowledgable and very inspiring. However, I struggled a bit in her class. I'm not an engineer, so this was my first time seeing any of this material. In that sense, I definitely felt a bit behind. Even though this course is offered to environmental science majors, the majority of students taking it are engineers. Jenny did attempt to explain concepts from scratch to even the playing field, but I still struggled to grasp even a few of the main concepts. Sometimes Jenny's lectures were a bit disorganized, and I felt that the note-taking handouts that she gave were actually a bit confusing and hard to follow.
Lectures were podcasted, and Jenny was clear that you can choose to take this class almost exclusively online (watching all the lectures at home and only coming in to take exams). These lecture podcasts were very helpful, and if you don't understand the material, I'd recommend listening to each lecture podcast after attending the lecture. The podcasts were usually a bit more organized and concise.
The midterm average was around an 80, which she had said is lower than normal. She offers the opportunity to omit your midterm grade from your final grade if it hurts you, as long as you hand in corrections for the midterm, which I found very helpful. She gives out review sheets for all exams and spends an entire lecture reviewing material before the exam, which is pretty helpful.
The weekly problem sets were actually pretty difficult for me, but Jenny and the TAs held 5-6 office hours per week to help you with them. These problem sets are graded on completion.
The textbook that is required for this class definitely was written for a higher level than my understanding, so I found it a bit difficult to use. However, it is necessary and some problem set/test questions were based on material only covered in the book.
Overall, this was a great class. I loved Jenny, and I'm grateful that she's an understanding professor who genuinely wants everyone to not only do well, but understand the material. If you're an engineering major, this class will probably be fairly easy for you. If you're an environmental science major looking to satisfy an upper division, this class will likely require some hard work on your end in order to do well.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
March 16, 2014

Jennifer Jay is my counselor as well as my professor for CEE154. Even though I've known her since freshmen year, I only got the opportunity to take her as a professor my third year and wasn't surprised to learn that Jennifer Jay is as GREAT a teacher as she is a counselor. She's one of the best professors I have had the pleasure of learning under and she tries so hard to make the class interesting and fun. I can't believe one review saying she's not nice/makes her tests tricky because she's the FURTHEST thing from that! In fact, I made an account JUST to refute that statement because I have NEVER EVER met a professor that tries harder than Jenny does to make sure her students know all the material.

She's one of the greatest professors here at UCLA, and if you are a CEE major, you HAVE to take her class. Going to her class every Tuesday and Thursday is definitely enjoyable and you'll never meet a more involved teacher than her.

Seriously, take this class.

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3.8
Overall Rating
Based on 12 Users
Easiness 2.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.6 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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