University of the Rockies Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (34)
I am not in impressed with this school and I will be currently looking for something better. They are nothing like Ashford as promised. They do not care about the students and the instructors are terrible. The advisors are too. They stick up for the instructors who aren't doing their job. I am disappointed in this school. Ashford cared for their students. Stay away from this place!
Ok, of you're from Illinois, and want an lpc or higher, this degree is worthless. I learned the hard way. If ... you want to learn, it's a good school, and there mediation specialty is good , but in illinois it won't get you a job. I was told by the board, that they wouldn't even consider my degree and either A. Get another masters or B. Get a phd. Unfortunately, I'm too old to accrue any more debt
This place is constantly misleading. When it comes to billing and financial aid they are very good at telling you one thing then doing another.... ps they charge 75 or more per course for materials they will tell you it is only for classes that you won't have to purchase more books....surprise then you purchase more books for the course so check your billing! Also they bill every 3 courses if you are in a 10 course program do not expect to get your full aid that they tell you that you will receive in your second year. Also if you decide to take a break which you can they advise to check with financial aid first so before you take the break you check they tell you that there will be no change at all and they tell you the amount of your stipend only to find out they told you wrong and you just got lied to and shafted.... p.s. this is from a 4.0 student that actually wants the degree!
Fraudulent and predatory at best. Some professors were completely missing until the final week of class. Often there were no classes available for months. They had no faculty to serve on dissertation committees so they forced us into a "dissertation writing collaborative" which is a complete guinea pig joke disaster (yet they keep taking money from the guinea pigs every 6-9 weeks). HCL and the Department of Education need to investigate this place and it should probably be shut down. Stay far, far, far away, particularly if you are actually a well-educated and competent person. You won't believe some of the people enrolled in these doctoral-level courses. It's a joke.
I was so excited to find an institution that was "veteran friendly" irrespective of the era in which the applicants served. During my first 6 week graduate course there were in fact extenuating circumstances that led to falling behind in my class. I followed the "procedure" of documenting doctor visits through the veteran's administration. For two and a half months now I have been given the classic runaround regarding the process of verifying when and why I fell behind in said class. I now feel obligated to advise everyone, ESPECIALLY VETERANS OF THE ARMED FORCES, to avoid this institution.
Great school! I had an amazing experience and can truly say that UofR is a top notch school with excellent professors. I would highly recommend this school to anyone seeking to challenge themselves to learn and grow as a scholar and as person. Rockies is worth it!
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS COLLEGE TO ANYONE.THEY ARE A RIP OFF.I finished my last class dec 14,2015..I was told I needed to take comprehensive test which I knew about.At that time I didn't have the $300 to pay for it so I waited then dec 31,2015 I was told my gpa was 2.95 so I couldn't take the test until I retook class for $3,000 out of my pocket..a class I passed with a high C.Then it came out that they did away with the test,so they made everyone sign a wavier and get it back to them.I did this and then sent them a email as to what else I needed to do to get my diploma. No response then I was emailed a petition for graduation paper and was told to fill it out and return it. Then I recieved a call saying that I couldn't get my diploma until I retook the class again out of pocket and I had to get a A in it.I spent over 30,000 for the master degree and 18 months doing homework..I HAVE NO DIPLOMA AND THEY WON'T GIVE IT TO ME UNTIL I PAY 3,000 MORE AND RETAKE A CLASS I PASSED ALREADY.THEY CLAIM THERE ARE NO WAIVERS AND PAYING 3,000 OUT OF POCKET TO RETAKE A CLASS THAT I PASSED IS THE ONLY WAY THEY WILL GIVE ME THE DIPLOMA
I would rate this college as a C. It has all the stuff to get you a degree in Psychology. Is it the best program? Not by a long shot. It does not prepare you to write the dissertation and does not give you a sturdy foundation in research. I completed all the course work for Psychology/ Criminal Justice and I believe they need more research classes since a PsyD is a research based degree. The beginning of the program was well organized and seemed to go smoothly. I am in dissertation phase and it seems be an issue with not enough experienced professors available to choose from. I was told I have one choice in my field of interest and it's not working out so I have to make some adjustments. I think choice is important. It is a very short list to go from and I am not feeling the love right now. Those in organizational leadership seem to get way more attention by the school and that seems to be what they specialize in. Seems like as soon as the dissertation started the help stopped. Seems like you are completely on your own for this. This is not what I was promised when I enrolled in the program. Not like I can change schools now. I would if I could. The program is not the best one to take if you have time to enroll in a university and attend real classes. If you want APA accreditation Online there is only one University that offers a Hybrid program and that is Fielding. You need to meet in the community once a month and do your program online. Lots of people complain about this. So I figured I would address it. Only the main school campus can get APA accreditation and if that was what I was doing I would enroll in a school that was already accredited rather than one that isn't accredited yet. I did read some unfair remarks in these reviews. One was that you cannot transfer credits. That's not true the college is accredited. You can transfer credits to other Universities... it is just not worth it if you are far along in the program as other universities do not take all your credits. There are limits to what you can transfer. Over all I would like a better situation but this school will get the job done eventually just wish it was put together correctly prior to my enrolling. Being a white rat kinda bites!!!
The PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership program has greatly enhanced my abilities as a leader. I have leveraged the skills acquired in this program to improve the effectiveness of my current organization. Students will require self-motivation in this program but the outcome is definitely worth the effort.
Good school. Learned a lot. I would recommend this school. You will learn a great deal online and then evenn more during your residence. Comparatively the cost is appropriate. It is also one of the only schools that offers a PsyD program with an emphasis in criminology and forensic studies.