City University of Seattle Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (41)
I attended City University on site in Bellevue, WA. I have been promoted and hired for many of my positions because I had a Bachelor of Science degree. I already had an Associate degree in Business from Pierce College. I was also already in the IT field and had been for years. The cost of classes and books were very reasonable for me. I would save up during one quarter for the next one, a very small inheritance also helped big time. My last year was paid for by my employer (that was great!). I made many friends going through the classes. We were able to have study sessions and that was a real plus. I was working full time as I attended college full time. I like classes in person rather than on line. I get more out of it that way. The school had a good lab for the programming and development classes. The teachers were already working in the real world and had a lot to offer of real life experiences. . I always wanted to go back there to further my education but began consulting and traveling too much. I have never quit learning. Education is very important. I'm glad I discovered City University. I still have friends I met there too!
I think the quality of your education truly depends on your degree program at this school. But really that's the case with all schools. I am halfway through the Criminal Justice undergraduate program and feel like I've already learned more than a friend of mine who got his CJ degree from UC Irvine (a well-regarded school). The courses are actually quite rigorous and challenging. I think some students get overwhelmed by the workload but personally I appreciate the quality because I'm there to learn, not just get a degree. The school is going through some growing pains, but you can tell the staff really cares about its students and there's a diverse community which is admirable. The campus is small, but quite nice and they've recently setup student housing. A few of my professors have been "just alright" but the majority have been really involved, quick to respond to issues, and knowledgeable on their subjects. The technology for the online classes is superb; I haven't had any issues, it's organized, the library works perfectly and easily, and any time there are issues of some sort (which haven't affected me) all of my professors have been really quick to get information to the students about it. Overall, I think you get what you put in. I can't speak for other degree programs, but the CJ one is worth the time and effort.
I graduated MBA in Finance 2010. This was a very good experience, all my professors were very knowledgeable. One thing that I would recommend the school, they should make a tougher admission to business. I felt it was too easy for me to get admission to this school. And stop advertising online, good school it should advertise from words of mouth.
I thought City U provided and excellent education. The instructors we outstanding in a majority of cases. The best part about it, I was able to attend at night which was a huge plus considering I was also working full time. The school I attended was in Tacoma.
This was a frustrating and underwhelming experience. Were City U not the only Bachelors education program in Seattle, I would not have gone here. Even now I regret it. The teachers, administrators, and school is extremely disorganized and lacks any student support. Even while in the program, I actively discouraged others from going here.
I have lots of people I once knew studying at City University Seattle, one of them I particularly want to mention is a student who is studying language course at the university. It is very unusual to me that, she has no abilities to communicate whatsoever, but passed the exams again and again, even though she was catched once because of cheating, but not been punished nor warned. I had asked her to quit such kind of irresponsible school but she thinks it is easy for her to gain degrees because of City U is so "easy". And I knew lots of people have no abilities nor efforts in studying at this university, there are some of them just graduated from this university, it is so weird to me. In addition, some teachers are only part-time. I think this university is a waste of money if you want to study the real knowledge and earn Valuable degrees. Because once the institution becomes irresponsible for what they are teaching, this information could be spreaded out to relatives, friends, or even on Media, it may soon damage your own benefits. THINK AGAIN ON WHY YOU NEED A DEGREE! But I would recommende you to go there if you just want a easy degree.
So far this school has been a great experience. I love the instructors and their quality education. They are well educated and have many real-world experiences about them. The financial aid has been interesting. I am using 40% of my Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Veteran's Rep at the school is very helpful and knows her stuff! In addition, working with the regular financial aid team, they were full of knowledge and got back to me very quickly. Since this program is newer and still developing, there are some kinks. But, so far they have been fixed by the staff. Overall, great education so far and the tuition isn't that bad.
When ever an issue arose, you were reminded it was a 'self directed program,' and you were encouraged to either figure out your problem or bear the burden of the negative consequences alone.
This was a great school and program. It was tough but the teachers are always available to assist. The curriculum was very prevalent to my career and easy to apply in my daily job. I could literally learn it the night before and I apply it the next day. I highly recommend this school for anyone looking to grow and develop their management skills.
The English program in this school is very very poor. Most of teachers are not native speakers, and students cannot learn anything at all. Although many complaint to CityU through the survey by end of the course, CityU have never taken it seriously and changed, those teachers still there, the program does not change. The tuition fee for English classes are very expensive and non-worthy. The Head of English program, C. K, who are trying to hide the problems of the program.