Independence University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (51)
I didnt want to go to college, I felt lost at first but then I just decided to walk in and everyone made my experience nice and easy they took me step by step for applying! So easy I was not nervous anymore i was actually excided they worked with me they understood me and made my monthly payment something I could afford. Its perfect I never thought I would do this, for anyone who says this school sucks you might of just had a bad experience or just been negarive about it. I work and stay busy at home and still manage to do my school work its just great! Teachers are amazing, even the homework is easy with all the help i recieve from my free resources.
I am a single mom - without this school I wouldn't be where I am today! I talked to a lot of schools before I made the decision to go here; I'm glad I found Independence University. I will graduate next year in January. I worked full time since I was 16, I am now 48 years old ... I found that even though I had over 25 yrs experience in management that I wasn't making the kind of income I deserved because I didn't have a degree. I would apply for positions to move up in my company, I had the experience they were looking for but someone else who had less experience got the position because they had a degree. So, a friend recommended Independence University to me, she said she loved the support they offered her and they were always honest with her. I called them and was very impressed with their business program and the fact that I could do everything on line so that I could still work and take care of my kids. Since I started working toward my degree I was offered a better position & I'm already making more money! It's a great school, I wouldn't go anywhere else.
I have tried to begin to writing reviews when I'm happy with a service instead of only doing it when I'm unhappy since so many people only go to the internet when they're upset. Anyway, I want to say that I'm a current student at Independence University & I'm very happy!!!! I can't tell you how helpful they have been throughout my entire time attending! I attended another online college before this and they only cared about me when I was enrolling. After that, they left me to fend for myself. Not with Independence University!!!! I have tutors available at anytime to help me & my advisors, dean, associate dean & teachers reach out to me regularly to stay in touch & they're quick to respond if I contact them with questions! I have never seen a school "care" this much and I appreciate all the help they give! I look forward to graduating in 2016 with my degree! Don't listen to the other people who are naysayers about this school....call & talk to someone at the University & form your own opinion! Best decision I ever made!!!!!!
This school is a waste of time and energy, If you call the University with questions you get the run around with multiple people under the same extension. The laptop took forever to get delivered, mysteriously nobody knew the tracking number. Now I'm still having issues getting contact through the college. Do not apply here, they are a waste of time.
What a pathetic yet expensive place to waste my time. The classes were very easy during the mods up until time to graduate. During the capstone process there is little to know instructions that clearly define what requirements they are looking for and try to get help from an instructor is like finding politicians that actually care about others. I would rather have had a root canal than deal with this institution's leadership. I walked away from this experience thinking that as a customer at any other place I would try to get my money back.
The online classes made it easier for me to work while going to school. I didn't have to work my schedule around school, I could just do my assignments when I wasn't working.
I have actually just started on my degree at Independence University and I like it so far. They sent me a laptop to help me with my studies. You can reach your teachers by phone or e-mail. The classes for the computer science degree are great. Independence university offers very good course for my degree that I am excited about.
This "University" is a joke just another way for them to get your GI Bill or Pell Grant Money. I was in the program for two years, went through many advisors who were a joke, and so unorganized. They did not help me at all, they actually created more problems! The college is so disorganized, all of the syllabus' are old and do not pertain to the class or material you need. You have no idea what to study for on your exams. You basically will not have a life for the whole time you are enrolled. Be prepared for that. Actually, I bet CoArc will pull their accrediation soon...the people who sold you on the college were just pushing for the enrollment numbers that's it. Now that CoArc has seen a HUGE dropout rate and failrate they are on the verge for looking into the matter. That's why the school went public accepting Pell Grant Money. That is a for sure paycheck for them. They don't care about if you pass or not it's all about the money. Don't you get it. They can't get enough enrollment as a private college...sooo anywho... Do not waste your time there. If you decide to leave or transfer later in life to another college...your credits won't transfer. These classes are hard. I got all A's but got out of the college because they were really pushing me to go full-time. If you fail your classes you can bank on it that you will also lose your Pell Grant for life, or student loans. You will not be able to use them for another school. Again, you are waaaay better going to TECH college or a community college. You will get better education, and you avoid a longtime of headaches and nightmare from this wannabe University. Oh, and good luck finding a clinical site. No hospital in my area will accept IU students, they are blackballed from the hospitals because they know how awful this school is. You are also dependent on how they train you if you even get trained. There is no set clinical teacher you basically just shadow you learn only what they want to show you. Don't waste your time....move on!!!!!!
I earned my Bachelor's from California College for Health Sciences and matriculated right into the Health Admin Master's Program back in 2001 - then Independence University bought out CCHS and took over, changed a lot of policies. CCHS was wonderful, I had excellent mentoring and support, even flew from New England to National City California and met my advisors. They were great, but when Independence University took over they definitely lost their personal touch and the tuition quadrupled, literally. I finished my Master's and the education was good, but not sure I would have done IU right from the start. I was halfway through the program when CCHS became IU.
I completed the certificate program for Respiratory Therapy in 1991 through CCHS, now called IU. The monthly payments were very affordable, and I got my clinical hours completed at the hospital I was working at as a student (Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas). I got paid while I was completing my clinical hours, and continued to work as an RCP I, then RCP II at the same hospital. I was able to get phone support when I was studying for my finals. I spent a lot of time on the phone getting questions answered, so the support was definitely there. I would not have gotten credentialed if it were not for CCHS. My written final was proctored by the priest at the hospital where I worked, and the college sent a therapist to check me off on all of the modalities, which I passed the first time.I was really sweating, really nervous, but I passed no problems. I recommend this school.