Samuel Nick Ramsey
Department of Mathematics
AD
4.2
Overall Rating
Based on 37 Users
Easiness 3.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 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.

TOP TAGS

  • Engaging Lectures
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Would Take Again

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

41.0%
34.2%
27.4%
20.5%
13.7%
6.8%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

17.7%
14.8%
11.8%
8.9%
5.9%
3.0%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

AD

Reviews (28)

1 of 3
1 of 3
Add your review...
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: C+
Dec. 5, 2021

Professor Ramsey is a great guy and engaging and funny lecturer. You can tell he's passionate about the class. However, after seeing so many good reviews implying that the class is super easy, I took this class and was not happy. Prof explains the material well and the homework is super easy and short, BUT (!!!!!!) the midterms and final are TERRIBLE - problems you've never seen before, 10x the difficulty of anything we've gone over in class, and impossible to solve given it's your first time seeing it and you're on a tight time crunch. I studied my ass off and can confidently say I knew all the material we were taught extremely well, but I failed the final because the problems were so unhinged and unexpected. DEFINITELY NOT AN EASY A

Helpful?

9 2 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: B
Dec. 22, 2021

Ramsey has engaging lectures and teaches very well, however the final exam for this class felt very challenging; I don't think I would've been able to prepare for it adequately given any amount of time. The first and second midterm were in my opinion fair, however. My biggest complaint with this class was that it felt difficult to prepare for Ramsey's exams because of the fact that there weren't many practice problems given that were similar to the exams. Not an easy class whatsoever.

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: N/A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
May 9, 2021

He's awesome. Take this class with him if you can. Honestly, I'd rate him 5 overall twice if I could.

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Feb. 5, 2021

this guys the goat, don't ever hesitate to take a class taught by him

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 27, 2020

Ramsey is a chill professor who will explain anything you ask in real time. He's very clear and it's easy to follow.

Lectures: Recorded, but please go live so Professor Ramsey isn't talking alone. He is very funny.

Content: It's all logic. Literally, it's just logic puzzles for every test problem. The questions refer to content we learned but your ability to reason >>> your studying. specific vocab terms.

Grading: Inconsistent is the best way to describe it. So many custom messages in Gradescope and then points docked for nuances that we never really learned. I don't think the grading was really standardized since the grader would consistently just dock points that didn't exist on the rubric for things I never learned how to do. It was kind of nerve-racking.

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 22, 2020

Ramsey is the best professor I've had at UCLA. His lectures were very clear, the exams were fair, and the workload is very light. There isn't much more you can ask for.

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A
June 16, 2022

Great professor and engaging lectures. Finals and midterms this quarter were doable, especially if you have any previous experience with competition-style mathematics (AIME, AMC, etc.). I would say that it's almost impossible to get an A+ given the math department's policy of giving very few of them (not 97% threshold but probably some bell curve thing). But most people probably got As and A-s which is good enough.

Personally, my TA was very helpful so I would encourage going to the discussions, even just as a form of reviewing the content. It really helps with the questions that appear on the midterms and finals.

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A-
May 18, 2022

Professor Ramsey is a great professor. He explains concepts so well in class that I barely have to do any extra outside studying for exams. The weekly homework is only around 5 required problems, and he doesn't assign any during exam weeks. The midterms are almost exactly like the practice ones he provides for you. He lets you have a cheat sheet front and back which is helpful for writing down formulas and specific types of problems: you should probably write down how to solve the questions on the practice midterms. However, his practice finals are not quite like the real final, so I would study a lot more for that. He also won't curve individual grades. Overall, his class was not a lot of work and not a lot of stress, and you still leave feeling like you have learned a lot. TAKE HIS CLASS IF YOU CAN!!!!!

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: B
March 14, 2022

The difficulty that he taught didn’t match the exam. If it is not take-home exam, you definitely will fail the exam unless you are really smart. I would never take it again!!!

Helpful?

1 1 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: B-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
July 12, 2021

Personally I didn't find this class as easy as everyone else says it is. Prof Ramsey is a great professor, but I found a lot of the content to be challenging (especially some exam problems). It's definitely a different way of thinking compared to calculus, and I struggled with it. So don't go into the class expecting it to be an easy A or whatever

Helpful?

1 1 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: C+
Dec. 5, 2021

Professor Ramsey is a great guy and engaging and funny lecturer. You can tell he's passionate about the class. However, after seeing so many good reviews implying that the class is super easy, I took this class and was not happy. Prof explains the material well and the homework is super easy and short, BUT (!!!!!!) the midterms and final are TERRIBLE - problems you've never seen before, 10x the difficulty of anything we've gone over in class, and impossible to solve given it's your first time seeing it and you're on a tight time crunch. I studied my ass off and can confidently say I knew all the material we were taught extremely well, but I failed the final because the problems were so unhinged and unexpected. DEFINITELY NOT AN EASY A

Helpful?

9 2 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: B
Dec. 22, 2021

Ramsey has engaging lectures and teaches very well, however the final exam for this class felt very challenging; I don't think I would've been able to prepare for it adequately given any amount of time. The first and second midterm were in my opinion fair, however. My biggest complaint with this class was that it felt difficult to prepare for Ramsey's exams because of the fact that there weren't many practice problems given that were similar to the exams. Not an easy class whatsoever.

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: N/A
May 9, 2021

He's awesome. Take this class with him if you can. Honestly, I'd rate him 5 overall twice if I could.

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Feb. 5, 2021

this guys the goat, don't ever hesitate to take a class taught by him

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 27, 2020

Ramsey is a chill professor who will explain anything you ask in real time. He's very clear and it's easy to follow.

Lectures: Recorded, but please go live so Professor Ramsey isn't talking alone. He is very funny.

Content: It's all logic. Literally, it's just logic puzzles for every test problem. The questions refer to content we learned but your ability to reason >>> your studying. specific vocab terms.

Grading: Inconsistent is the best way to describe it. So many custom messages in Gradescope and then points docked for nuances that we never really learned. I don't think the grading was really standardized since the grader would consistently just dock points that didn't exist on the rubric for things I never learned how to do. It was kind of nerve-racking.

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 22, 2020

Ramsey is the best professor I've had at UCLA. His lectures were very clear, the exams were fair, and the workload is very light. There isn't much more you can ask for.

Helpful?

2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A
June 16, 2022

Great professor and engaging lectures. Finals and midterms this quarter were doable, especially if you have any previous experience with competition-style mathematics (AIME, AMC, etc.). I would say that it's almost impossible to get an A+ given the math department's policy of giving very few of them (not 97% threshold but probably some bell curve thing). But most people probably got As and A-s which is good enough.

Personally, my TA was very helpful so I would encourage going to the discussions, even just as a form of reviewing the content. It really helps with the questions that appear on the midterms and finals.

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A-
May 18, 2022

Professor Ramsey is a great professor. He explains concepts so well in class that I barely have to do any extra outside studying for exams. The weekly homework is only around 5 required problems, and he doesn't assign any during exam weeks. The midterms are almost exactly like the practice ones he provides for you. He lets you have a cheat sheet front and back which is helpful for writing down formulas and specific types of problems: you should probably write down how to solve the questions on the practice midterms. However, his practice finals are not quite like the real final, so I would study a lot more for that. He also won't curve individual grades. Overall, his class was not a lot of work and not a lot of stress, and you still leave feeling like you have learned a lot. TAKE HIS CLASS IF YOU CAN!!!!!

Helpful?

1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: B
March 14, 2022

The difficulty that he taught didn’t match the exam. If it is not take-home exam, you definitely will fail the exam unless you are really smart. I would never take it again!!!

Helpful?

1 1 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: B-
July 12, 2021

Personally I didn't find this class as easy as everyone else says it is. Prof Ramsey is a great professor, but I found a lot of the content to be challenging (especially some exam problems). It's definitely a different way of thinking compared to calculus, and I struggled with it. So don't go into the class expecting it to be an easy A or whatever

Helpful?

1 1 Please log in to provide feedback.
1 of 3
4.2
Overall Rating
Based on 37 Users
Easiness 3.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 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.

TOP TAGS

  • Engaging Lectures
    (20)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (13)
  • Would Take Again
    (16)
ADS

Adblock Detected

Bruinwalk is an entirely Daily Bruin-run service brought to you for free. We hate annoying ads just as much as you do, but they help keep our lights on. We promise to keep our ads as relevant for you as possible, so please consider disabling your ad-blocking software while using this site.

Thank you for supporting us!