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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

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.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

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!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

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!

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2 out of 5
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

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.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

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...

3 out of 5
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Graduation Year: 2015

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.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2011

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!!!!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2017

I been a student at south university for about two years now. Because of the fact that I can take my classes on line I been able to continue with my education. Being a mother and caretaker of 6 children

1 out of 5
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Folks, the following are merely my opinions. And in my opinion I would not recommend South University nor would I recommend many online learning environments.

I worked for an online university and in my opinion, admissions advisors are merely salespeople trying to meet quotas so they will give you a pitch and keep you on the phone until they enroll you. That is the reason why they are talking with you. It's not to be your friend, it's not to help you choose your degree, It's not to help you better your life. It's to help a profitable company be even more profitable and to meet their sales quotas to keep their jobs. That's it. And I know this and anyone out there who begs to differ, you can have your opinion, and this is mine after working as an admissions counselor. Would I do the job again? Of course I would. It's a way to make some decent money.

Now I also went to an online university, South University, and I must say that, again in my opinion, my education was less than what i expected. Many of the teachers were not available and added little to no insight into the learning process. With the online curriculum as South University, there were rarely tests, there were readings and questions were asked by the instructor based upon the readings. But there was this whole time delay, where you needed to respond to other's work and they needed to respond to yours and it took sometimes days to get this response.

The instructor often didn't teach in the way I was comfortable with, meaning that if I wrote a paper, often they didn't correct things, or cite things that I may have been wrong on. Instead they would ask additional questions. Now this is not necessarily a bad thing, but I need feedback on the work done. Granted this came in the grading, but many times they were short answers, or general answers that didn't cite anything in specific. You do a lot of paper writing. Of which in a ground school you do as well, but I would prefer being in a lecture format where i can ask questions and hear the feedback from fellow students and teachers right then and there.

Now an online university that has webinars would be more ideal. I'm not sure if South University has gone in that direction yet, but the whole idea of here's your books, read this chapter, write a paper on it and answer a few questions, interact with other students bearing in mind that it may take a few days for instructor/fellow students to respond is quite disjointed and was conducive to the learning process, at least for me.

South University, in my opnion, was a sweatshop of admissions reps who were constantly pressed to meet quotas and rightfully so, because come on what business wouldn't do that, but I find the whole idea of talking students into making decisions about school, without having their best interest in mind, or really caring about them, more caring about meeting your quotas, to be rather morally wrong. I would not recommend South University. These are my opnions.

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