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Capella University
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Not easy but worth it
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
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I have 2 BS degrees, a MS, and an MBA. I wanted to advance my education and a doctorate degree was the next option. I debated several online schools until I settled on Capella. The instructors hold doctorates from some very prestigious schools. The program was not easy and was very challenging. If you are lazy dont do this program. There is alot of work and even getting to the dissertation phase is insane. I will appreciate my doctorate when I get it because I know how challenging the process was. Im 5-10 years the quality of graduates that are impacting the world from capella will be recognized because this is not a handed out degree. It is worked for from the first class. I highly recommend capella.

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DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2013
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Only go to this college if getting lied to and getting messed over is what you truly want! I spent a semester at this college (online) and it is so UNORGANIZED, well the I/O Psychology courses were for my friends and I to follow! When I first signed up to attend this college I was told that the program was accredited, and after I began classes I learned that the accreditation was non existent with the American Psychological Association. Then after I left that college, I learned that they charged me over 2, 000 for no reason, and tried to tell me that it was because I withdrew! The funny thing is that the Department of Veteran Affairs paid my college, and I had financial aid as well, so how would I have a balance if all my fees were paid for? Just make sure that this is what you really want to do before you do it, and don't take what those smooth talking counselors tell you because they have been lied to and continue to lie to prospective students! Everything about the college looks and sounds very professional, but do your homework and ensure if you are doing this for your job; ensure that your job will accept the program that you are going to get your degree in. Just because the school is accredited doesn't mean that the program you are getting your degree in is accredited!

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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2011
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As with anything good in life - its takes focus, commitment to excellence and a willingness to change course in the face od adversity. My experience at Capella was amazing. A wonderful series of cohorts and professors provided a wonderful venue to learn and apply newly developed skills and learning.

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On time
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
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I found capella to be convenient, all instructors/professors good and some great. I graduated on time per plan

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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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The school offers excellent tools to assist with time management, tutoring, writing, specific links etc. It is a good idea to use all of the resources provided as they carry no additional cost to the student and are very helpful. The professors are knowledgeable and reasonable. There were times when I was called out of town on a special project for work and had to ask my professors for extensions; they were very understanding. I took advantage of the BS/MBA program. It allowed me to use four MBA courses for my BS at the undergrad cost. I have now graduated with my BS and have four courses towards my MBA. The counselors are very helpful when planning your courses and helping you decide what type of program will work best with your learning style. I was able to take advantage of some Sophia courses that were self-paced and will be taking advantage of their new Flex program for my MBA. The university has a lot of options; learn what they are before you decide what will work best for you personally.

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Worst School
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Degree: Information Science/Studies
Graduation Year: 2020
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DO NOT go Capella University. Most the teachers do not even have Doctorate degrees and most have never worked in the fields they are teaching. I spent $80,000 + and was withdrawn from the school stating that I took too long to graduate. I was given very bad information and this is the worst school I have ever been to. The guidance is horrible and the teachers are the worst. DO NOT go Capella University. I have an Associates, a Bachelors, a Masters, and 5 certifications from OTHER universities and schools Capella is the WORST school I have ever been in contact with.

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Sarah - 18 days ago

I recently graduated with my BS from Capella University. I am now pursuing my MBA.. The program is like everything else in life; you get out of it exactly what you put into it. The professors were all very knowledgeable and realized that their students were balancing careers, home, and school. I spent an average of 10 to 20 hours per week "in school" and graduated with a 4.0. Some courses were more difficult than others, but tutors were made available to assist students at no extra cost. The tools that the university offers to assist students are unbelievably helpful and at no extra cost.

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George Hickerson - 17 days ago

I WORKED for and received two Masters degrees at Capella and cannot remember a SINGLE class NOT taught by a PhD.

It sounds like sour grapes to me from the original poster.

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CapellaSucks - 12 days ago

Capella has a whole team that just surfs the Internet for bad comments about them. So any good comments are from paid representatives from the college. Just tell facts in a comment UNLESS you are PAID by the school. Jobs laugh at me when I tell them I went to Capella. So I took it off my resume. My Uncle (senior executive for a large corporation) says he will turn down resumes that have Capella University. He is like "they are stupid even going to that school".

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Carlene Van Horn - 7 days ago

I completed 2 degree programs with Capella, starting in 2006 - 09, and 2011 - Sept 2014.

In the BS program 50% of instructors were PhD, In my MS program recently it was 80%. Most of the graduate instructors are doctored.

You work the program WITH the school and serious students find it fulfilling.

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Rolf - 7 days ago

I am thinking about enrolling in this university. I thought I would research what is on line about this college. Clearly, a mixed bag of reviews. However, they are mostly hard to take seriously. They list their review under such mature names as "Capella Sucks" or use unhelpful words like "crappy". . Granted, can a Capella employee anonymously leave a good review? Well, I suppose so. But if I am going to believe that, then no sense in considering any college, because any school of higher learning could do that. I do worry about what prospective employers will think about an online university, but I cannot afford to wait anymore to find the time to go to a brick and mortar school. That just no longer fits into my lifestyle. So, unless someone can tell me in a mature and well reasoned review why Capella is not worth it, it remains on my list to consider.

The professors are amazing.
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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2013
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I really loved my professors and had better relationships with them than I did with professors at my undergraduate land based school. All the professors I had were really very seasoned professionals and many of them also taught at land based schools as well. They genuinely cared and it showed. I think the biggest disappointment for me has been the bias and harsh opinions people form about the school without having any true or direct experience with the school or the academic team. Some companies boast of their discrimination against people from online schools. It's sad to see and makes me really question the quality of the schools they attended - particularly, since a good program will teach you about the importance of critical thinking, substantiating your work, minimizing bias by leveraging logic and sound analysis. I stand by the quality of my degree and my own capability, because I know how good my professors were and feel proud to be representing their teaching efforts. I'm very good at what I do.

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Great School
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Degree: Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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Capella has been an amazing school. It's professors and curriculum are completely applicable to each areas of learning. I would recommend this university to anyone who is motivated and has good time management skills. No more brick and mortar necessary for me.

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Degree: Security and Loss Prevention Services
Graduation Year: 1894
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The PhD program is a good old boys crappy program. I don't want to say any more because I don't want to talk anymore

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john - about 1 month ago

I am just curious. Where did you get your Master's?

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Worst School - 27 days ago

Yes this true. Capella is the worst school. DO NOT GO TO CAPELLA!

Not flexible
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018
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I thought these guys were good until I had a major failure at work and asked for a one day extension. It was denied and I was told that work obligations are not a good enough reason for a 1 day extension. I don't think they will receive any more of my hard earned money. I am a full time employee that is on call. Give me a break!

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john - about 1 month ago

You can't really blame your failure and your inability to manage your time to Capella University. Capella's academic requirements are demanding and challenging and not for the weak. The only person to blame is yourself.

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kelly - 27 days ago

major failure at work? well, well, well..another individual likes to blame someone for something. Perhaps you should have managed your time effectively and completed the work in a timely manner? You always have to anticipate and should have a plan of action for things that are unexpected. You can't succeed if you keep blaming somebody else instead of fixing and strengthening your weaknesses. You are not ready for undergrad or grad school. Perhaps you should try high school again since you're still acting like a teenager?

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