City University of Seattle Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (44)
Very disappointed. I took the online degree--just about every semester, a class was canceled because of (according to them) a lack of enrollments. This meant that I had no choice in which class to enroll in--some semesters I could only enroll into ONE class available for my degree. In two different semesters, there wasn't any available open classes for my degree program and I ended up having to sit out until following semester, which resulted in a lot of wasted time. Getting ahold of student advisors or any kind of staff support is like trying to reach Queen Elizabeth on the phone for an exclusive interview. I can't really say the quality of the teaching is the best either--they give you the materials and assignments, and you are on your own from there. The instructors are very generous with their grading as well--I was a 3.1 average student, yet at this school, I'm graduating with a 3.9 GPA? The challenge is just non existent. Yeah, I have my master's degree, but it just doesn't feel real or earned at all--the diploma just feels like a phony. I'm really disappointed, I expected a lot more for my money. I'm sorry, I can't recommend this school to anyone.
I left the program in the 2nd quarter. It seemed like a joke. The teacher was kept reading fro a book. Seriously!? I can do that myself at home! Emails to the professor was never answered. I emailed her three times about my assignment grade and she never replied. Pathetic experience. I have enrolled to continue my studies at another institution.
Program was easy and not challenging. It's like a 2 year study guide. There were some classes that were named differently but had the same material, coursework and books. The senior class is a repeat of the very first class. There are no lectures and all the PowerPoints are hand me downs from the Internet. Most students copied and pasted their discussion answers from online articles and plagiarism was rampant with no checks. One student who graduated with a 3.8 truly thought that Moby Dick invented Starbucks and copy / pasted entire articles into discussion boards taking the html tags and ads with it, she was highly praised. Try another school if you're looking for something challenging.
I submit this is the most practical MBA in Seattle and I've heard from coworkers about others MBAs. It is comprehensive AND practical. It's a complete system of leadership and management with useful tools on every class. You can learn it from class to class and apply it at work.
At first, I really like the school because one of my teachers was really good at her class. That made me want to stay and I had optimist expectations about the university. I still admire her a lot because she is amazing at teaching. The rest of my quarters have been difficult, because of the responsible of my double degree course at my Hometown university. I am a really good student and sometimes I feel coordinators and the responsible should have more empathy and flexibility for students, that also work, have social responsibilities, have a family, do sports, and take care of their health. I just want to finish the next two quarters, so I can start thinking of my Masters somewhere else. #SoDisappointed
This "college" is a joke! Tuition is astronomical and does not match the quality of education received. The faculty pool is small, the instructor selection doesn't exist, you are stuck with the same people throughout your program, most are fresh out of PHD school and lack field experience, have very clear biases and gossip about each other to the class. The school itself doesn't have an adequate library or bookstore, there is no caf, or student lounge. It's an overpriced manufactured college experience. I would not recommend. Financial aid is horrible. I once received my disbursement with three weeks left in the quarter!! Stay away! Go to a real university.
I've completed 5 degrees (at 3 different online & brick and mortar schools) and can honestly say that my time at CityU was well spent. The class sizes were small enough that I received timely feedback on my performance, as well as any questions I may have had. The instructors were all knowledgeable professionals in their respective fields, and each took time to share their professional experience with us. The amount of work was manageable for both onsite and online classes formats. (I averaged 2 classes a quarter while working full-time.). I will be finishing up my MS in the next 3 weeks, and have no reservations recommending CityU of Seattle for busy professionals.
This was not my first grad school degree. However, my only degree with CityU of Seattle. My professors were part-time PhD faculty also working full time in Boeing and in Microsoft Corporations in Seattle while working as part-time faculty teaching the MBA program in the Management Information Systems major program-MBA. The main advantage of my MBA experience with CityU was the quality of my professors bringing ( passing to me this experience) me their solid "real life experience" in the field of Information Systems Management while they were working for Boeing and Microsoft. This is what an MBA program should be about. Few grad school programs can offer this great advantage to their grad students. Seattle is positioned perfectly well to offer this since they can have a pool of PhD part-time faculty holding full time jobs in reputable corporations such as Microsoft and Boeing. This great benefit and advantage is unique for CityU. I believe this is the secret of the success of CityU of Seattle management degrees and specifically the MBA program. My MBA program (class of 1999) was in its infancy with their on-line courses and later became (decades later) one of the best MBA program in the nation (for a good reason).
Amazing experience with instant application to my career and sense of understanding of how things work in business. The curriculum is matched with a platform that is reliable and east to use. This all goes to facilitating excellent and Cumberland lessening for the working adult.
The program was excellent. The instructors were generally from the business world. The classes were relatively small, 25-30 students. The classes were in the evening and were structured for people who were working during the day. They took prior work experience into consideration. The interchange between students and instructors was excellent. I also attended the University of Washington, Seattle, and all my credits from those classes that applied to my degree were accepted.