Western International University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (20)
My studies at this University was accomplished it included a lots of reading comprehension: six books of counseling review consisting of eight to ten pages no More than twenty. Ten counseling verbatim . Dissertation research paper 300 pages but accepted fifty if good. mines consisted of seventy four pages. The instructors graded my assignment professionally. student had to prove their knowledge of wisdom by applying it in their studies as a teacher,before becoming a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian counseling. This University is National/International a credit I had a problem because the state of Alabama only except Regional accreditation. My Master degree was evaluated from a regional college. But Spiritual counseling is excepted with out state licensing.
I'm currently finishing up my first course and already love the program! The teaching structure is completely different from other online universities that I've attended and that a good thing. There are of course text readings, knowledge checks, and papers/tests. What I love is the live lecture, which is offered about half of the weeks. This works out great because it doesn't take too much time away from my work or home life, but also gives me some insight on the readings and the weekly objectives that I may not have recognized from my point of view. I feel like I'm learning a lot and the tuition is extremely affordable. I highly recommend this school! Even though the name brand isn't quite there, the education is worth it!
I am in my second year at West. I love the flexibility of the classes and being able to do my work on my own time. You have the option of taking 1-3 classes at a time and naturally the more you take the faster you finish. I started out taking 2 at a time but I was working part time. Now that I work full time I am able to take 1 class at a time and not overwhelm myself. I still have time for a social life and going on vacations, while chipping away at my degree. West has definitely met my needs when it comes to flexibility, I couldn't imagine having to run to class after work and then have to do homework on top of that. As far as the electives I have to take though that is another story. I'm not too interested in the field of business but my electives are business oriented because aside from Behavioral Science, business and economics degrees are the only ones offered online. It has helped me to gain a better understanding of the inner workings of a company which I suppose can't hurt, but I just wish there was more humanities or related courses I could take. Overall though, pretty good school. Affordable, standardized and user friendly.
Thanks to recent price drops this is one of the most affordable online schools I could find. I will be able to cover 90% of my tuition using my company's employee tuition reimbursement program. Classes are 2 months long and by default you start a new one every month. You can also choose to take one class at a time like I did. There are no extra fees and digital text books are included with tuition which is also a big savings. The teachers I have had are a mixed bag but most of the actual teaching is done through pre-recorded video. Curriculum is standardized and not designed by the teacher grading your work which I feel leads to confusion and frustration regarding expectations for some assignments. It's not the best school, but it is affordable, flexible, and regionally accredited. Bottom line is, I wouldn't be getting an MBA if I had pay more or go to a physical class after work; this school meets my needs perfectly.
The program was well laid out and it was easy to follow a path of courses. Other colleges I have had to plead to get the attention of a an adviser to help me figure out how to best complete my degree. It took me two years of studying my tail off, some classes were easy some were not; this is at ANY college as all teachers very. I have since attended other Universities (Troy University & University of Denver). ALL of my credits from WIU transferred one way or another. Troy University was online format and I wonder how that place is still in business with (however, this is not review about them). The financial aid office never gave me any hassles. What I never understood, until later in life, is how come I would never receive a Fin. Aid refund like my friends did. Turns out, the school returns funds in excess to the government on your behalf (in the fine print) although, you can opt out of this if you like... GOOD! I was too young to be dealing with "extra" money and the debt, thanks West! And never having to buy books --- HUGE benefit! The last thing is I did get a good education from this school . By the time I graduated I had learned more than my boss knew about business. Within 6 months of graduating my boss asked to be demoted and I was then next in line to have his job. :-) I have gotten lots of interviews since then and none of them cared where my degree was from, only that I had one from an accredited school. WIU was under sanctions, but as of June 2015 those sanctions have been removed.
The school was overpriced and they weren't very helpful when I was dealing with financial aid. I was young and wasn't familiar with private and public universities. I think it was better than its sibling University of Phoenix, because the work was mostly individual. I never got a job in HR - but that also had to do with the fact that the economy tanked in 2008. I actually work in IT now. I probably wouldn't suggest you go this route unless you don't have another option - but most public universities are offering online degrees that can work with your work schedule now - and that wasn't available when I went to school.
I graduated from this place in 2007 with an AA in business. I didn't know how bad this school would be when I returned for a Master's in Accounting. The first two classes that you are required to take are a joke. A teacher gave me an A on a paper, but said I lacked critical thinking skills(my undergraduate degree is in History, so try and process that). The format is simple: answer a discussion question, take some weekly quizzes, take a test, do PowerPoint and maybe a paper. They are all easy grades and do not require a lot of effort at all. Unfortunately, the second class was worse than the first. A teacher readily admitted that he did not read my paper and failed me for no reason. I called him on his BS and spoke to his superiors. Then he went back, gave me a better grade and decided he wanted to talk to me all of a sudden. Never having to pay for books is the one good thing about the school. However, it just does not offer what students need especially for an Accounting degree program. I have since left this school and started an IT degree Master's program. DO NOT go to this school if you are serious about you education.
This is my second class with WEST. So far, so good. The tuition is pretty reasonable at 250 a credit. That is half of what UOP charges. I like the fact that we are only required to post one day a week. I enjoy the video lectures and I enjoy the 3 live sessions we have during the course of the 8 weeks. Also I am glad there aren't ang text books to pay for. They give you the ebook for free. I just hope my credits will transfer when I go for a masters program. The school is regionally accredited
This school is a joke! If you are using the GI Bill, good luck. Their courses are terrible; full of mistakes and wrong answers. If you bring this to an instructors attention, they say they can't do anything because they aren't responsible for course content. I have yet to have any of my record or schedules be correct; nothing but problems. There are tons of opportunities to provide feedback but they never fix anything. Even if you ask to be contacted to discuss feedback, they ignore you. Wish I'd known this before I started because I got stuck with this worthless school. As far as the finance degree, expect to write a lot of papers. Way more than I would expect for a degrrr that it totally numbers based. Overall a terrible experience where you feel like you are dealing with robots. Do not go here!
I was looking to get a master's at a third of the price University of Phoenix was offering theirs. I also didn't have a lot of time because of my work and I wanted to do everything online. The reason Im really happy with West is precisely because of how fast they let me get my degree, which saved me more money regarding student loans. I got promoted in my workplace two months after I graduated thanks to the master's. Definitely worth it.