Bellevue University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (40)
Online Degree Program (never took classes in person) Instructors have you teach yourself by reading your text book. You have "discussions" with your peers via forums each week. They are not helpful and force classmates to come up with "substantial " comments regarding your post. It's awkward because once a person addresses the topic, there's usually very little left to say. The online format is not user friendly. The interface is like using something from the 90's. You only "learn" what you retain from your text book and have no instruction for real life situations. The saddest part is that several employers don't recognize Bellevue as a "real" learning institution. I might as well have graduated from 7-11. Do yourself a favor and attend a reputable school that has quality instructors where you'll actually learn something.
I'm in the process of collecting complaints specific to Bellevue University located in Bellevue, Nebraska. Complaints specific to bait and switch and or predatory practices. I enrolled in a program that turned out to be nothing specific to what I was seeking. After being assigned to multiple 'Coaches' to address this problem, only to be referred to the other folks giving me lip service, I dropped from the program and I am pursuing litigation (Collective Class Action) at this time. If you have a similar circumstance and you are seeking a refund, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you in contact with my attorney.
I enrolled to Bellevue University only because I wanted to get my Bachelor Degree as quick as possible. Before the enrollment my advisor sent me an unofficial evaluation which required me to complete 49 credits to get my degree. And she promised me that my official evaluation was not going to be any different than the one she sent me. After a month of my enrollment my advisor asked me to chek my official evaluation on the schools website. My 49 credits was now 78 credits plus i was required to take Kirk Patrick Series. I spoke to the president of the University, but she was not helpful at all. I dropped my enrollment after taking my first class and now i got excessive amount of charges on my Federal loans. My suggestion for the people who still wants to study at Bellevue University after reading my review. Make sure you get your official evaluation. Always try to contact them through email. So, you have a written proof of what they promised you just incase if you need to hire a lawyer.
I am a new student at Bellevue University. Before I enrolled to my program I was promised that I was not required to take any additional classes other than the evaluation they send me. After a month i enrolled to my BS Business Program, my advisor called me and said that they changed their mind and I have to take Kirk Patrick Series and 7 additional credits. That's where they get people I guess. I will drop out of the program as soon as my first class is over which I am already overly charged. Yes, they also messed up my financial aid.
Communication is almost non existent at this school. You are assigned an advisor who will likely not return your calls or emails. The "professors" have very little to no real life experience and therefore you spend your time reading text, participating in half hearted "discussions" which are actually responses to another student's post in a forum. Thankfully, I had over 10 years of real life experience in this field before I began taking classes at Bellevue as I literally learned nothing. My classmates were frustrated at the lack of quality instruction. The "professor" remained the same for all of the HR classes, which was both strange and of no benefit. She was extremely unorganized and unknowledgeable. Her grading system was all over the place and many of my classmates (and myself) sent her emails multiple times a week pointing out inconsistencies and issues. Had I not been so close to achieving my degree I would have left much earlier. My advice is to avoid Bellevue and find another quality institution.
I enjoyed my time at Bellevue a great deal. I had good instructors; but as with any school, some will be more engaging than others. I thought the level of expectation was appropriate for graduate level work, and the tuition to be reasonable. I'm not certain that the program does a great job of preparing the student for a career in coaching, but the leadership theory was excellent.
I attended the college and obtained an MS in Security Management. It was to most challenging program I had ever experienced. The workload was a lot but it challenged me and I learned a great deal about a field I had been in for over 15 years. Everyone I come into contact with in the Faculty and staff were extremely helpful. Since graduating I received and took a position as a VP of Security and have been in the position for almost 4 years. This was the greatest investment I made in my future.
I would NEVER refer this college to ANYONE! This college is RIP OFF! They take your money and run with it. I received a BS degree in BS literally! I was a great student all As and Bs. I had a referral letter for a job in which I thought was going to be my big shot in my career. HA! The funding was cut after I was there a year and Bellevue has a place you can go to get help finding a job. Yeah, I went there, GOT ZERO HELP! What this college fails to tell you is a degree in Behavioral Science GOES NOWHERE!!!! HIGH SCHOOL KIDS CAN DO MY JOB I BUSTED MY A** TO LEARN TO DO!!!!! AND they get paid the same! I was also in the clinical counseling graduate program. WHAT A JOKE! SAME professor as my undergraduate degree. Are you serious?? that should have been a red flag! Well, after about a year or so into the Counseling program I get a job interview and at a well known place known for counseling. She looks at my resume and she sees I graduated from Bellevue, and that I am still attending Bellevue, and this is where my hours would be coming from. Do you know what this lady said to me? She said Bellevue is not an accredited college or a college we like to accept good qualified candidates from. I showed my professor he basically said yeah well its true. I decided right then and there I AM OUT OF HERE! I talked to my advisor and told her that I was going to leave the program. She told me when the appropriate time to leave was. I left, and I got a bill in the mail for $411.00!! for my student loans coming back unpaid for the semester, I called Bellevue and they told me its what I owe for skipping out half way through the semester! I DIDNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I called that damn place a 100 times. NO HELP! THEY LIE and they cover there asses and mess up your life! I have been trying to get into nursing school for TWO YEARS!! Just waiting on Bellevue's transcripts! The college I am trying to attend says this is exactly the kind of BS we have heard from our students who were former students or students looking at Bellevue!!! RUN RUN FAR AWAY! ITS A SCAM AND ITS NOT A DEGREE YOU CAN DO SHIT WITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUN! EVEN IN SCHOOL THE PROFESSOR DID NOTHING! WE READ OUR BOOKS AND WE TALKED ABOUT IT IN CLASS!! NOT WORTH RUINING YOU LIFE! NOT EVEN A ONE STAR!
Expensive, predatory, not military friendly! I got stuck in transit on the way home from a deployment and could not attend classes for almost a month. After several attempts, I was not able to retake the courses or have the classes refunded, but they finally dropped the failing grades. I was 3 classes from my degree so I reenrolled. I got to my last class and they informed me that they changed their mind and I now I had 3 more classes.
This is an awesome school and personally my journey here was smooth sailing. Like all schools each professor is different and some challenge you more than others. I feel that I learned a lot from my time here and plan on starting my masters with them shortly.