To be honest, I have a masters from that place and think I survived. (I never cheered for their FB team in my year there; so I kept some self-respect). At times we justly demonize other schools' football teams, administration, and fans (USC, Michigan, tOSU, Miami, Alabama to name a few). However, that doesn't mean one can't get a good education at them, especially if they're aware of the issues.
My impression of the school is that top students can get a very good education, but the rest may be processed in large classes taught by grad students. Ultimately she has to make the decision that's best for her.