South University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (12)
SU Columbia campus has an exceptional criminal justice program. The majority of CJ professors have decades of law enforcement and military experience which had a significant impact on the quality of the education. Just like any college, some classes are challenging while other are not. Most of the instructors for the general education courses were helpful. The school is expensive, but the program allows schedule flexibility for working adults. The Columbia campus has a large veteran presence which made it more comfortable for me since I am prior service Army. The amount of pessimism directed at this school is due to unrealistic expectations by new students. I can only speak of my time at the Columbia campus and online program. (Hybrid program). I graduated from SU with a 3.9 GPA which allowed me to enter into a top national university in the D.C. area for grad school without having to take the GRE. The Columbia campus English department was instrumental in preparing me for writing at the graduate level. Hope this helps.
Please avoid this college. They do not tell you anything for discounts until too late. Had nothing together. The program director is rude and obnoxious and not committed to helping you. The instructors are awful. We lost over half of the class that started if that gives you indication of how this place is terrible for Nurse Practitioner. Go online. Stay away from here.
South is a great university for any full time parent that work a full time job. The classes are only 5.5 week long unless the class has a lab then it's 11 week long . But you are enrolled in 2 classes. The staff is great when it comes to getting into all your classes. A great school.
South University is a bad college. They charge too much fees. The staff are not supportive of their student. I have a friend graduate with over $90,000 loan. It is not worth it. There pass rate is not excellent. The advisors will lie to you about the cost of the program to get you started, and once you start, you will release the underline high cost. Many student will take the prerequisite but when they applied to the nursing program, they will not be accepted.
Please do your research. I did but I ignored it thinking people take to the sites to complain. I was scammed and manipulated. They added on 13 classes when I was almost done. my new school is amazing and the experience is so different. They have been sued to the U.S. Department of justice research please before you make the same mistake and loose a year or are scammed another way!
Didn't learn. The school is a joke. Rumor is they are going to be closing their doors. Losing accreditation and in a financial mess from all of the lawsuits. Do your homework before you attend this school. Beware of for profit universities. The instructors and counselors are disgruntled and seeing coworkers around them getting fired right and left. It's a sinking ship!
This school is an expensive waste of time. Not fully accredited, and you can't take their credits to other schools. Some of the teachers were some of the worst I've ever seen - I could have learned more just reading the book. The career center is useless. Very southern culture. When you are about to graduate, they have cell phone companies come in and advertise to you. Why would I want to go work at Verizon when I just spent all this time and money graduating university? I have found it very difficult to get even a job interview with this Master's Degree.
I have been going to South University for about 3 in a half maybe 4 months now. I can't never get in touch with my finance counselor about my school check or anything. After a month of going to South my counselors stop calling and returning calls I really hate South its not as good as they make it sounds so I'm going to transfer to another college like ASAP...
Fairly new program, so there were inconsistencies between my class and the class before and after us. They did not help us to find preceptors. Overall an "okay" experience.
South University Pharmacy School is a terrible program. They will lie to everyone just to get their tuition money and sell them this for-profit "education" over a cheaper state school alternative. They tell students all kinds of lies like they can do their rotations anywhere or that there will be tons of job offers when they get out. This is completely false. The school does not let students do their rotations anywhere so that they can save money on opening contracts with new locations. They also do not provide any type of job assistance. In fact, the career services director sends out job openings for restaurant manager or gym receptionist (rather than pharmacist jobs) after students graduate so that they can inflate their placement statistics. And these job opening are sent out on an individual basis (particularly after particular pharmacy students don't fill out their employment surveys or they specifically tell career services that they don't have a job). The Columbia satellite campus shows that it is just a ploy to get more money. They stream live classes in from the Savannah campus so that they don't have to hire more teachers and they can put more money in their pockets. The NAPLEX pass rates after the opening of the Columbia campus have decreased drastically, which shows you the quality of streaming in classes. The faculty does everything it can to squeeze money out of students - including making students re-take classes that they have objectively passed (I mean with a B or a C). If students want to audit additional electives just to learn, they are told they have to pay more money for the extra class. Also, they fail to tell you that they are trouble with the regional accreditation board (which allows them to grant degrees). They never tell you that if their accreditation gets revoked, you are SOL out of a degree and loaded with debt. They keep telling you to go to their program b/c it's a three year program and people will have no trouble getting a job (total BS since most students had to wait months to find a pharmacist position b/c there is a glut of pharmacists). SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO TO A CHEAPER SCHOOL THAT IS SURE TO STAY ACCREDITED!!!!