Bellevue University Reviews
The college was a pleasure to attend. The teachers and staff were there to make sure you succeeded. The course material was current and relevant to my career path.
I am currently pursuing my MSM/ Entrepreneurship at Bellevue University, and it has been an exceptional educational experience. Every single professor during my course work has challenged my knowledge, research and writing abilities at the graduate level. In addition, at this University the students will earn their grades, (nothing is given away) and at the same time, professors to include my academic advisor have always been available during their office hours and responded to each e-mail with a sense of urgency. This is a great place to be.
I attended this school twice, once for my BS HR Management and returned again to complete the MSHRSM. Although I think the programs and the ability to complete your education are worth attending this university. I remain unimpressed with the lack of compassion and empathy from two of the professors, one who is the program direction. I have learned they both happen to be close friends which is understandable why they both similiar lack of human empathy. The first time, the professor failed to explain my incorrect research before granting me an F. At the start of the graduate program, I was late turning in my final paper (worth 50% of the class grade) by one day and although grades had not been submitted, I received an F. This created financial aid problems for me. Although I understand the importance of syllabus instructions and turning papers on time, there are times when unexpected situations arise. The next class I received a C for a a paper when the information contained had been used previously for a paper I received a A. These type of vindictive actions compromised my financial aid and I am now expected to pay out of pocket to bring my GPA up to 3.00. If you are a hard working student and don't mind HR professionals who are not value based leaders, go for it! If your expectations include HR professionals accountable with the ability to collabortively work with your towards your educational goals with great empathy! This is not the school for you! Don't bother appealing, instead of answeringif the process lacked overt empathy, the Dean will provide you with random filters from overall class information.I only complain because the principle of the syllabus overtly allows these two professors to discrimiate especially if you enter the program with more experience.
The college makes it easy to learn online. The registration is simple and they provide great support for those who are utilizing the GI Bill. The Major courses are great and the instructors are excellent. They fall short a bit in the core course and especially in their required Kirkpatrick series. That particular class is poorly setup and completely useless. I would recommend this college even though you have to really knuckle through some bad general requirements.
As a former Army Sergeant I was being held back for promotions in the corporate world for not having a degree. Not only did Bellevue make the application extremely easy, they went out of their way to help me. My first class is finished, and although it took a lot of study on my part, I am excited with the results. The assignments hit the mark as far as real world applications. I have excellent class mates so far and Bellevue University has exceeded my expectations.
Great school and made online learning easy. Expensive classes and in order to get your Bachelor's you have to take a extra class that has nothing to do with your degree plan. The University's way of making money when it categorizes itself as Non-Profit.
The course content was applicable to my career. However when I was recruited by Bellevue University, my first question was "is the BSN course accredited?" I was told that Bellevue University was an accredited college and holds a high reputation for its accreditation. I just finished the BSN course and after the course was over, we were told that the course was NOT ACCREDITED. I invested a huge amount of money and time (which I am running out of both) in an education that will get me nowhere in the future of further education. Bellevue has not said what they intend to do about this situation but as of this date, I DO NOT RECOMMEND this University. Their integrity is not as it was presented. Thanks Bellevue for a lot of wasted time and money!
I selected Bellevue over other alternatives because of the program offerings and the seemingly knowledgeable admissions staff. I will admit that the courses themselves and my cohort interaction were great, but the "support" staff (financial aid, advising, etc.) are absolutely useless. When I enrolled, they bent over backwards to get things taken care of and completed so I could get started. Staff called back when they said they would. Things got done as promised. Now, in my second (and final) year, not so much. Staff never answers calls and makes it impossible to reach them because if you miss their call, you're stuck in an endless voicemail hell. You ask questions that advisors should be able to answer and instead of admitting they don't understand what you're asking or know the correct answer, they just tell you anything to be able to close the interaction. I'm guessing they must be assessed on their expediency in resolving issues (whether they really did or not) I was nickle and dimed over the conversion of my previous coursework (which was assigned a numeric "value" due to the age of the courses rather than being equated course for course). Had I taken this at face value, it would have caused me to take more courses because having only 2/3 of the requirement met (even though I took a FULL COURSE) isn't enough to graduate. I had to argue and fight to get them to make manual exceptions to get it approved. The capper was having my financial aid held up because of an alleged issue with my FAFSA, which turned out to actually be an issue with my HUSBAND'S information. I should have been finishing my pointless Kirkpatrick series so I can graduate next spring, but I am STILL waiting. And the follow up my FA rep promised? NON-EXISTENT! Like others, I also discovered that there are issues with compatibility of my degree with my chosen field. I made clear when I applied that I wanted to do Social Work and continue on to my doctorate. I was assured the program they steered me to would fulfill that goal. Turns out their clueless reps were wrong, just making up any answer to get me to sign on and in my state I can't even apply for licensure with this degree. I would NOT recommend this school if you aren't prepared to babysit them and do all the work to make sure you get what you paid for!
I have taken the BS in HCM and the MHA program at this school. I have many years of experience in healthcare related occupations prior to my attending this school. I thought the BS program was spot-on for what was needed in my current position. I thought the MHA program would be less difficult due to my experience. Wow ... I was wrong! The MHA program really opened my eyes to many medical functions that I was not really aware of in the past. It was also very challenging. The instructors are top-notch for both programs and the instruction is totally appropriate for what real-world healthcare managers need. This is a good school…support staff was also excellent.
First I have to explain my rating. I placed the financial services at a 4 star level because during my tenure the system changed. Initially it was difficult to navigate or find scholarships, but after the changes were made it was very simple to find scholarships, make payments, etc.! Now, the school. I cannot say enough good things about Bellevue. I returned to Bellevue for my Master's after having completed my Bachelor's there, and then making the horrible mistake to attend another university. The other university was the exact opposite of Bellevue. Where at Bellevue the instructors are involved, understanding, and helpful, the other university professors were not. The Bellevue system was easy to navigate, comprehensive, and offered so many resources for students, and the other university did not. Although I was in a distance learning program, I never felt the distance as the instructors were just an e-mail or phone call away, and were excellent at answering questions through these mediums. They supported me in every way possible, even some offering personal recommendations for scholarships and jobs. They truly cared about their students, and wanted nothing more than for us to succeed. The program I attended was stellar. There were virtual exercises that allowed me to understand what I was learning with hands-on tools, I was able to use some of the most popular products in the industry, and the texts were informative and engrossing. The classes were varied, some highly technical, others writing intensive. The entire program is very much structured to make the student well rounded and well educated. In addition to earning my Bachelor's and Master's at this university I have also referred several students to this school. They also find the curriculum engaging, and the learning model the best they have ever experienced. I cannot say enough good things about this school or encourage others enough to attend this school. I feel this is a school where everyone could truly learn, not just graduate.