Bellevue University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (47)
As an adult learning who commutes and works full-time, Bellevue U (online) was a good fit for me. I thought the Business Management curriculum was extremely relevant to my career. This is not an easy program. I spent at least 12 hours every week on reading and assignments. Don't expect this to be a diploma mill.
I transferred in from a J-co and pursued a Bachelors Degree at Bellevue. It was odd doing most on line work, but after awhile I grew to like it. Most instructors were pretty good, albeit there were a turkey or two along the way. I felt that my writing improved, my analysis of the subject matter improved, and my ability to analyze a wide variety of subjects, has definitely improved. I feel fairly well prepared for the work market. I graduate soon--so I cannot say much about job market, income, etc. However, my Brother attended a traditional 4 year large State College and he feels the material at Bellevue is comparable, if not more comprehensive. Bellevue is not cheap, financial aid is occasionally a weakness, but I feel I obtained a good degree, for my investment.
At Bellevue University , classes are structured to address individual student needs. The courses are focused on getting students ready for the job market. Instructors are always available to answer questions, at any time. The online discussion threads are a great way to interact with fellow classmates wherever they may be.
Bellevue had everything I needed while giving me the flexibility to work full time and raise a family. There was help when I needed it and I felt supported by all the instructors and staff. Without their encouragement and family feeling my bachelors would not be possible.
Bellevue University offered me a quality education and a fantastic opportunity to advance my law enforcement career. Following graduation, I obtained a federal agent job offer (1811) and have since worked my way up to a senior manager (Assistant Special Agent in Charge) position at my organization. The education I received transferred well to my Graduate studies at top 50 nationally ranked university where I recently obtained my M.P.S in Homeland Security. I maintain that your education comes from the work you put into it. Bellevue is as good as most ranked universities and certainly gave me everything I needed to be successful.
Bellevue University is a great institution that encourages its students to make a positive impact in society. My degree in leadership serves me well as a retiree and the Kirkpatrick series highlights the importance of active citizenship in a rapidly changing world.
I am currently in the Master's program, slated to graduate in June. So far, the classes have been challenging and geared towards real-world application. In a Master's class, you won't necessarily be 'taught', the professors will push you to seek your own knowledge and apply it to the situation at hand. This is a higher level of learning. I plan on becoming a professor, and from this experience, I would love to be an online professor. It's a challenge to teach on-line classes, and still engage with your students, and I've had several professors that do a great job with it. I am very glad I chose Bellevue.
I attended this university and I am very appreciative of my education. My previous credits transferred in nicely. As far as my classes go, it was a requirement of my degree to be currently working in healthcare. In my particular degree, they were able to give me topics in each of my classes that I had to relate to my particular experiences in my job. This helped me work through real life situations that I would encounter. The feedback received from these papers, I truly believe, gave me better insight to help me be more confident in a future job. I highly recommend this program! I have yet to find a job yet, concerning management is more geared towards having an education AND experience, but I am optimistic I have one of the necessary job requirements completed. I do agree with the other students that the financial aid process is a nightmare. After having attended UNL and UNO previous to this, I recognize how terrible Bellevue's financial aid processes are. They are not efficient and often make mistakes in calculating funding, as well as having a requirement of way more paperwork than is necessary. This is major area they are needing to work on. I also agree that the advisers have a large turnover rate. In my personal experience, I went through 4 counselors in a year and a half. This makes it very difficult to know who to turn to when you have an issue or questions concerning your degree. Overall, I would highly recommend Bellevue University based solely on the classroom work. Issues surrounding their financial aid and counselor's make it more difficult to fully love Bellevue but I know I would go back for my Masters in a heartbeat.
After attending Bellevue University for four years, I find that my educational experience was top notch! For an online course of study, I felt that each and every professor engaged appropriately with not only the class as a whole, but with me, on an academic, professional, and personal level. I felt "challenged" in most, if not all of my course track. To this day, I have a closet full of research articles, class assignments, research papers, etc., which I printed out along the way. Countless hours of reading, researching, typing, etc....along with concerted help helped me to successfully complete my degrees at Bellevue. The course material was rigorous and challenging, which helped me to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for a higher level career. I am currently enjoying the fruits of my degree, which has allowed me to teach undergraduate students at a local university, as well as lead in many student causes such as student persistence, faculty tutoring, and student assessments.
I'm not sure what to make of the negative comments here since my experience was excellent. At the time I enrolled in Bellevue I had recently retired from law enforcement due to an on the job injury after 17 years of service. At age 40, I only had an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and was academically unprepared to enter the corporate world. I was very nervous about re-entering the college environment because it had been so long for me since I attended a college class. I remember when I received some of the initial instruction. One of those instructions mentioned that papers had to be in MLA format. My response was, "What's MLA?" I was very very nervous and doubted that I had what it took to complete the program. It wasn't easy, but determination and discipline got me to graduation. Fast forward to today and I'm working in a major corporation in charge of the Investigations team and doing very well. I definitely believe that earning my Bachelors was one of the keys to my success. Now, 7 years after earning my Bachelors from Bellevue, I'm preparing to work on my Masters degree. I have the same doubts and nerves I had when I started my undergraduate program, but I know I can do it and I'm confident it will better me in the end.