National American University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (11)
Like most things, you get out of it what you put into it. I enjoyed going to and receiving my degree from NAU in Kansas City. I attended for 5 years, part-time while working a full time job, part-time job, being the best dad I could be. I missed 2 classes in 5 years and both were for interviews, which I got the job. It was tough, I ain't even gonning lie, but anything worth having and doing is going to be rough. There are probably better schools, better program, etc., but for a working adult the campus was close to my home and job and best of all work paid for most of the classes.
I attended the Denver campus in the late 80's. I used the GI Bill for the tuition, some of my own money for textbooks, and my employer paid the rest for the books. I truly believe that my instructors were great. This was a time when there was no online classes, so classroom attendance was absolutely necessary. In the early days of personal computers, research was somewhat limited, so library and textbook research was necessary. I received my BS-CIS and immediately received a substantial income increase. A masters program was not available at that time. My employer, Lockheed, fully approved of this school because of it's accreditation, and so did the GI Bill. No problems. I know times change and things may be different now, but during my time there, I was extremely satisfied. Other colleges/universities in Colorado readily accepted an education earned at NAU.
The program was great, but financial aid is a nightmare they changed people 2-3 times during the program with most to all of us getting charged an extra $3000 to $4000 out of pocket, than what was told to us, not happy at all, don't recommend going there for this reason, I can't get test results or get transcripts till it's paid in full, I was told that I only had $4000 that I owed out of pocket, it ended up being $7500 instead.
I worked full time and went part-time for 5 years to receive B.S. Management Information Systems. You get out of school what you put into school. I wanted to learn technology and the school and instructors were there always helping me to achieve my degree. Sure, there are better schools and there are worst schools as well. In the end, I enjoyed the learning, the fellowship with others in my classes who where there to learn as well. thank you NAU.
This school is a joke. After being assured I had plenty of financial aid tocomplete my degree I was told that I wouldn't be allowed to finish my degree until I came up with $500. I had 2 classes left to graduate! When I called financial aid tobset an appointment I was informed they only talk to people on the phone and won't make appointments! I went to the administration with my questions and was told to talk to financial aid because they didn't understand it either! I finally just informed everyone I wasn't paying the $500 and they could drop me if they wanted. I did graduate but the school is a joke, the administration is a joke, and I would never suggest to anyone that they check it out.
I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone, especially not the pharmacy technician program. I was sent to Brooklyn center, Bloomington, and roseville for class. Once you complete all your classes you have to do an externship in an inpatient and outpatient pharmacy. They want you to do 120 hours for both, with inflexible hours. I had to find my own site for outpatient and I still haven't been placed anywhere for my inpatient, because the site that they did find required me to be there at 7:30. At 7:30 in the morning I'm getting my 7 year old son ready for school, plus I have a 2 year old that I have would have to take to daycare on the bus. I informed them prior to the new quarter that I would not be able to get there that early but they don't care. I hhhaaattteeee............... this school. Do not go there, I repeat so not go there.
This school encourages harassment of their students by instructors even when a complaint is filed nothing is done. The professors gang up against the accuser this school causes mental anguish and should be avoided at all costs.
This school is a joke. The teachers are a joke. The staff could care less about the students. Stay away from this school. The Denver campus sucks and the staff is very rude. Do yourself a favor and find a real school to go to. This school is money hungry always raising the tuition.
I wish I could write an amazing review and up a few months ago I could have at least issued 3 or 4 stars for each catagory based on my experience. I now understand why NAU has the reputation for being a joke of a school. If you are a potential student, please look elsewhere as you will not receive a good education at NAU. What you will find is a school without any scruples that will do whatever it takes to pass students and collect their payments. If you want to be pushed through the system without being accountable for learning, then go ahead and enroll. But, if you desire an education that will enhance your future career, I urge you to locate another establishment.
I graduated 10-17-2013 and filled out my form to get my diploma, paid my fee, as of March 10 2014 , they have not given me my diploma! ! the school goes through academic deans ..they are unprofessional and dean said I didn't need my diploma to find a job. I wouldn't recommended that school at all!! stay away if possible ..learn from my experience!