National College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (16)
Attending National was one of the worst decisions I have ever made in my life and fully 100% regret it. Not only is my degree worthless but I also owe over $45k in student loans and debt just for an Associates that is impossible to get consolidated and the amount of payment was so extremely high that I cannot pay them so therefore I'm in default. My credit is ruined and NO medical office in my area will hire me based on the fact that my degree is from National. I believe this College needs to be audited and shut down. When I tried to get an explanation as to why I owe so much, I can't even be directed to the right people to speak to--obviously they don't know. The campus I attended was so unorganized. Please do yourself a favor and enroll in a better College.
There are some serious problems here. Like really serious problems and NO ONE is addressing them. How they have any accreditation, I have ABSOLUTELY no idea. They literally have only an admission's department. What kind of a school only has an admission's department? No librarian. No student services. No career assistance. No tutoring. No financial aid person. No student activities. Not even a full-time secretary. Z.N. The admission's people try to help but one is pretty stupid ( I think she's new) and the other is running like a chicken with his head cut off trying to do 50 things at once. There is a campus President but twice I have heard him outside on his phone interviewing for other jobs. I heard him counseling a student back into school who obviously CAN'T READ. I have tried to stop into his office on numerous occasions but he is never there. One of my classmates who works in the office told me that they are investigating him for stealing needles from the medical "lab". What kind of a place is this? How on earth do they qualify for federal funding? Why does no one see what they are doing or care? DO NOT GO HERE. It takes 6-8 appointments to get financial aid done and there is always something wrong with it, That's like an hour each appointment. It takes an hour everywhere else. I keep at is because I'm far enough along but I wish I would have gone ANYWHERE else. I have to be part time now because they can't find classes for me. Seriously. Oh yeah did II mention they only have like 2 things you can major in? I wish I was exaggerating. I really do.
This is the worst college . Do not go here. All they care about is money. The admissions staff are awful. The professors are great and really do care about the students. You will not get any help with finding a job. Also there is not a librarian. What kind of college does not have a career director or a librarian ? A bad one National College. You would be much better off choosing somewhere else.
I am currently enrolled in the MA program at national. This is my second time enrolling. I dropped out the first time because at that time I didn't have reliable transportation. I re-enrolled because I want to further my education. In the past, and now, I am very pleased with national. The staff are so nice and very helpful. They want you to graduate and change your life. I'm not too fond of how costly it is to go there, but with all of the help I get from students and staff I can't really complain. Also, the janitor is really nice and caring. The college is always clean. Even if I don't have a class, I can still go to the college and get help from my instructors if I need it. I won't be graduating until next September, and I've already found a place to do my externship and a possible job! I love national.
I'm sorry that so many of you have had so many issues, I attend the Roanoke Valley/Salem Campus in Virginia now known an American National University because they offer Master programs. For the most part I have had a good experience. I've had no problem with my financial work. I have enjoyed "Most" of my teachers. I agree though that a lot of my teachers have rambled on about themselves (it gets annoying at times) but the school is about real life experience and there just sharing that experience with you. I am about to graduate. I feel pretty confident that I will be walking out with alot more knowledge than I new. I stumbled upon this page because the Dean of my school wanted to hear about other peoples opinions on it. She wanted to no what we all loved about it, what we absolutely hated about it, and what reasonable changes should be made. She wanted to hear from people so she new what to do to help improve our school. It doesn't matter what state are in. Whether it be American National University or National College if your still National College were you are. We are all going to this school. I needed to look up information to help me because my experience hasn't been all that bad. I wanted to find other peoples opinions to help me address issues. And I haven't read one decent comment on here. I'll be sure to let her no what other people thought and how when people do there information on our school its Name has been really tarnished. The Roanoke Valley Campus is the main campus for all the schools. And here in Roanoke the Staff do try. It's an older building, but there's NOOOO bugs, its clean. The floors look a little old but there not in bad condition. Ive been here a year and have seen the same Administration. And if we have a problem with our teachers we can go above there head and climb the latter to get out what we need to, to someone who will listen. There are things you can do people you just need to push it. The more we push the faster the improvements. Maybe there constantly changing people to find better, and more qualified employees. Don't give up trying when your paying. Its up to us the students to help make a change. Yes you expect the best when your paying more then the average college, But once you signed those papers its done, your committed. So help make it a better place. When people are around motivation it makes you motivated. I would visit the college before anyone makes a judgment whether or not you dislike or like the college.
Before I start let me say that I graduated from National College with "High Honors" in 2011...Please do not give your money to this school. It is a complete joke. It is a for profit school...and it shows. The building is old and has bugs most of the year. Most of the people in your class will not be the smartest people around...I wish I could give them that ridiculous piece of paper back and get my money back...all 35,000 of it! Yes...that's how much you will pay. Unless of course, you popped out 3 kids by the time you were 18 like most of the people that attend this school, and in that case its free! So as you can guess it is not the best environment to be in.
This school is horrible--disorganized, uncooperative, and, at times, just plain mean. Staff turnover is constant, so the person you discuss your financial aid with when you enroll will probably be gone by the time your first or second term is finished. Same with instructors.
You sign up for classes but your schedule will like change several times before the term starts and if you are lucky, someone will tell you, but often they don't.
Do not go here. It's a complete waste of time and money.
This feels like a waste of my timem I am still currently enrolled at this college and I am not liking it. I wish these credits will transfer because I wish to no longer continue, if i do im pushing myself so i wont feel i wasted money. My teachers are cool but I feel im not getting enough work and i have a teachers that talks about themselves most the time and not teaching.
If i wasnt so impatient this year i would be going off to a four year college and experiencing the life of a on campus student with people my age. I do not reccomend this college to anyone that want to further there degree, transfer or want to be around people there age
I entered national college with an open mind and an idea that this school is what you make of it. The admin staff treat the students like they are 5 the mandatory quarterly meetings were dont do this dont do that over and over again.
I made myself finish a diploma program so I didnt waste all that money on nothing. Now i am tryng to get forms and info i need to transfer to a different college. I had a member of staff whisper to me a number that could help me cause the staff at that college did not want to help national college is just out for the money.
I've had many classes where teachers didnt teach or even know what was going on. they were in their 80's and could barely stay awake for 4-5 hour classes i do not recommend the college.
I hope my credits will transfer at least a few and i wish they will release my loan they have been working on for three weeks. But on a good note i can say that I increased my computer skill.
Do NOT go to this school. Especially if you are planning on continuing your education or think you may change your mind at any point. NONE of your credits will transfer to any other school.
I went for the surgical tech degree and had to take all my classes before I even stepped foot in an OR for my externship. Therefore, I spent all that money having no idea if I would like the job or even if I would faint when I saw my first surgery. Most of my classmates couldn't find a job afterwords and like me, had to start all over at another school.