National American University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (15)
I attended National American University after I earned an associates degree in generals at a local community college. I enrolled with the school because of the high amount of transfer credit they gave me. My entire associates degree transferred over! I have two small kids and take classes online while working full time. I have found the staff very helpful and the online formatting to fit very well with my hectic life.
I love the flexibility and independence of the online program. The courses are challenging but NAU advisors and faculty have been amazing. After being out of school for 13 years I was afraid I would struggle but it had been a great experience and I will graduate in June with my Masters degree, with honors. Highly recommend NAU's online program.
This college is unethical . If you try to get a degree in Criminal Justice you cannot afford to finish and have to pay out of pocket. They do not get you your FA the same as other schools I attended and they force you to stay in class when you request a drop - the academic advisor at the Lewisville campus in Texas forces you to stay in school and when you fail you have a balance. I only attended the Lewisville campus and they are horrible. Do not waste your money. The courses are easy and they let you make up all late work but it is not a good investment like they tell you.
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.
Being your non-traditional school it is important to take your studies as seriously as any other college or university. If you put in the effort and do your studying you can gain a great deal of insight in your field. With my major being Nursing the instructors as well as advisors/financial aids/other staff are willing to help you out with obtaining information you need. I have came across some teachers that will challenge you and change the way you learn for the better. The greatest resource I discovered with my campus location is the support that is available to you especially in the Nursing Program. You are set up to succeed and its important to remember having the right work ethic while at any college will help you reap the most of the benefits a school has to offer their students. I'm thankful to be at a school that has staff members that take pride in the care of their students and wanting them to succeed. It makes the eagerness to get to class, even the more challenging ones easier when you get support from the instructors.
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.