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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
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Overall a decent school, but it has its faults. The professors are inconsistent, some barely know the subject they are teaching, while others are passionate and helpful. If you are young and want a traditional university experience, stay away. If you want to get a decent education and are willing to put forth the effort, I would recommend National. Overall it is a mediocre school.

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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 1983
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One has to be mature, motivated, and flexible relative to attending National University. It is fast-paced but also comprehensive. I subsequently obtained a Doctorate and have been an adjunct professor for 30 years, supplemental to my 26 year military career followed by a post military career with the federal government (GS-12). National University set the standard with real-world experienced faculty vice professors at traditional universities whose only experience was too often purely academic. For me, it provided "academic credibility" grounded in real-life experience. I will forever be grateful for NU. Having said the above, I can't emphasize enough that NU is not for everyone, particularly those who are not focused, highly disciplined, and not able to multi-task their personal, professional, and academic life.

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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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Show diligence when making important decisions in your life. This university may be great for some and not so for others. A lot of military personnel end up enrolling due to their pt bill. The landscape of our world is changing and more options are available for education. This is a mediocre university at a high price.

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Degree: Medical Transcription
Graduation Year: 2014
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Be careful! I have military benefits through my husband disabled veteran marine. I was told multiple times by NU officials that my benefits will pay for tuition. THEY LIE!!!! I took 3 courses before I discovered that nothing was covered. Now I ended p with 5000 debt and there is NO way to get out of it. VERY disappointing. Please, please, be very careful with your choice! They are FRAUD!

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Jennifer Boye - 2 months ago

National University is very much fraudulent. The closer you get to graduation, the more NU decides you haven't met requirements. I've started more than two years ago and I still "haven't met all of the requirements" because they keep adding them on! Please steer clear of this "university". They really are a rip off! Their graduation rate is less than stellar: 33% according to FAFSA.

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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015
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Great program. I took four electives on-site, the remainder were online. The onsite classes were not as difficult but I found much of the class time to be unnecessary. Be mature and prepared to work for the online classes. All professors, except one, were timely, helpful, and knowledgeable. National did respond to the lack of support, and attendance, received by the problematic professor. The professors were very knowledgeable and responsive to questions. A few courses, such as Statistics and Finance, were challenging but the professors went beyond my expectations to provide assistance. Be prepared to manage your time and you'll find the MBA program to be a valuable experience.

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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015
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I should start by clarifying that people should know what they are signing up for, since the cost of tuition per course is pretty hefty. That said, my classes have been challenging and we've had some enlightening world discussions, even if it was only online. It the best option in my particular case. (Late 20s and just needed to get my BA.) It's a good choice to have if you are (and need to be) working full time and big 4 year seems like a huge life commitment at this point. Let's be honest, I don't think the degree will get you an amazing "Wow" that going to Columbia would, but sometimes you just need to go to school and move on with your career. It's all what you make of it. If you study hard, earn good grades and make the best effort to learn, it'll be worth it. If you're looking for the traditional college experience, an online school is not for you though. If you have other commitments going for you, then it helps. At least I've been making it work for me. Going on to grad school next year won't hurt either, I hope!

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Degree: Gerontology
Graduation Year: 2015
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RUN FAST...FAR FAR AWAY FROM THIS HORRIBLE UNIVERSITY!!! THEY BAIT & SWITCH...YOU FIND THE PERFECT DEGREE & LOVE THE CLASSES THEY OFFER ...SO, YOU SIGN UP & JUMP RIGHT IN, ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT THEY DROP ALL THE CLASSES YOU WERE SO LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING, PLUS IF YOU THINK YOU'LL NEED FINANCIAL AID, FORGET IT!!! THEY HOLD YOUR MONEY FOR MONTHS, SO IF YOU NEED BOOKS, INTERNET, ETC...GOOD LUCK!!! I REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW THEY ARE ABLE TO STAY IN BUSINESS...I THINK WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS ILLEGAL. THEY TOTALLY SUCK!!! I WOULD RATE FINANCIAL AID BELOW THE RANKINGS ALLOWED...AWFUL TERRIBLE...THE WORST OF WORST

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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2016
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They keep changing what classes I am required to complete in order to graduate and I have already extended my graduation twice. I have an employer ready to higher me. I just need my credential, but they keep adding classes that they sometimes aren't even offered. I am very frustrated. I feel like I am being scammed.

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Frustrated - 4 months ago

I am dealing with the same issues and I have talked with other students, who are also being scammed. I really loved the program and the classes I was looking forward to taking...except nearly every term, they cancel the classes I need for my degree program, and want me to take classes from other programs...totally sucks! Especially since it is sooo expensive & the four week format moves way too fast...

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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2015
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There are a lot of negative reviews for National University. After spending four mostly great years there I was pretty surprised to read such negative remarks. I cannot speak about the situation with Financial Aid as I pay for my classes, so I had no experience with that. However, the set up of the online classes is amazing and easy to navigate. About 98% of my teachers were amazingly helpful and I have taken over 20 classes there. The instructors have been very considerate of the students needs. I am guessing that most of the former students with negative remarks struggled to succeed in such an independent, fast-paced environment and that is the cause of their negative experience. From my experience online classes at most colleges are more difficult than on campus classes, however National had the best set up for online classes that I have ever seen. The best advice I could give someone considering National University, or any online school, is to be honest with yourself about whether you really can display great self-discipline and successfully manage your classes. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work. I would not have been able to finish my degree at this time in my life without National University's online program. It is an excellent choice for those who cannot make it to on-campus classes. Good luck to everyone!

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Frustrated - 4 months ago

I have to wonder if you really have taken as many classes as you claim, since it takes less to complete a degree. 4.5 credits for a 4 week class...online is a joke, especially because the live class pro rarely works for everyone in the class to participate. Are you completing an undergrad degree or grad? Maybe that is why you have glowing reviews? Grad classes have been a joke and do not compare to other universities. Most of us have to use financial aid to cover classes that cost $2777 (4 week online class). In my opinion, this school is a diploma for cash school. BTW...I am a 4.0 grad student and successful by any standard...do not write reviews about something you have no experience with...

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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
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Professors treat you like a child and talk down to you. I am a disabled veteran and my rights were violated when I was not allowed to take my medicine with my lunch meal on the break. This school is a joke and I DO NOT recommend anyone to attend this school unless they are looking to get subpar service from the ADMINISTRATION OFFICES at NU.

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