A university poll released last November showed that 90 percent of respondents from the first class said they would “definitely or likely recommend the school to their peers and family.”

Officials were somewhat surprised by students’ overwhelming approval, Reshef said, because faculty members are searching for the best ways to manage classes that include students proficient in English and others who speak English as a second language.

“We expected some bumps in the road, and we’re still expecting them,” Reshef said. “There will always be surprises. And not everything was smooth and perfect, but our students are happy with the opportunity we provide them, so they’re patient with us.”


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