Westwood College - Online Campus Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (12)
Waste of money. Transferred from a community college to finish at Westwood. For the price of 1 year at Westwood you can get a 4 year degree and many state universities. Westwood degree is completely worthless. None of the credits will transfers which in 2003 Westwood claimed the credits would transfer to a college. I was a service member in the US army and Westwood I though was a good way to continue education while I was enlisted. Completely fail for Westwood. I had to redo classes at a REAL college.
This is an excellent school for someone that wants to return and complete their degree goals. I had an advisor that was adamant about my success. Westwood has changed the employment game for me. I have been successful ever since.
I graduated from west wood in 2011with a BS in criminal justice. My studies and deadlines where hard to do but through determination I did it. Today I work not in my field of study but I do have a decent job that pays my bills. I am better off now then I was before graduating and my degree made me more competitive. I would recommend west wood to any body but remember it's not easy as college should be. My future is bright with my degree and I plan to further my education after I pay back student loan which for me is very high. For those student who are complaining of the cost your right but that's the cost for education. Plan before you go. I had military G.I. With out that I would have never been able to afford west wood.
I hear alot of bad reviews of Westwood and I don't unerstand it, I believe that there are just alot of people who are not willing to take responsibilty for their life and want to blame someone for it.
I had a great experience at Westwood, it helped me change my life and advance my career. Just like any school Westwood is not for everyone, but it certainly helped me. I would definitley recommend.
I think that Westwood is a good school but they should invest more time and energy into helping students find jobs when they are done. I worked really hard when I attended Westwood. I think that you have to be very dedicated to finish this degree program.
I have been attending Westwood for nearly 2 years and the support and classes have been great. I am nearly done with my Bachelors and am happy with the program. The curriculum has been tough, but well worth what I have learned.
When compared with the other schools I attended I got more support at Westwood.
Read the Denver Post... Westwood is under investigation and currently on probation for their CRAP degrees. They are national accredited, what does that mean? Absolutely NOTHING to employers, and I hope you dont plan on transferring your credits, becuse they wont.
Yes, Westwood is a for-profit school so they are pricey, but the school's instructors and curriculum is outstanding. The methods used teach and instruct totally prepare you for real world conditions in corporate America. I received my AAS in Information Technology in 2010 and I worked my butt off for 1-1/2 years to get it. It was the hardest and most challenging thing I've accomplished in my life. I only have to go for a year to obtain my BA in Network Management.
Here's a big HINT on how to keep the loans down. Test out of as many classes as you can and if you're enrolling in any Information Technology type degrees, get your certifications like CCNA, MCSE, A+, Network+, and Security+. I was able to get credit for 8 classes because I had most of these IT certs.
I also tested out of 4 classes. This saved me a ton of money over the long run. Some professors were more dedicated then others but that's a problem at all schools and you can transfer to your hearts content and not be able to escape that fact. For the most part, the professors knew their stuff and really care for the students.
I have to disagree with everyone who has posted about Westwood so far. I am in my 4th term of my first year and I couldn't be happier with the education, support, and attention I have received at Westwood College Online. Granted, the terms are 9 weeks and move at an accelerated pace which took me a little while to get used to.But my interaction with classmates and instructors has been outstanding. I am always able to make contact with an instructor when I need to.
I have a financial adviser, a student adviser, and an InsideTrack coach who are all completely wonderful and committed to helping me get the best education that I can. The online learning tools are excellent, including real time tutoring, access to the Westwood libraries, and different web site tutorials that are available to students depending on the major. I am working on a BS in Web Design and Multimedia and all my supplies, such as the Adobe Creative Suite which is a $1500 suite of design programs, all were made available to me through my student account.
Sure, I'm going to have a large student loan to pay back but there's no such thing as a free lunch. I would recommend Westwood College Online to anybody - and I have. My experience has been very positive.
If you think they are not accredited then you are wrong. I don't even attend the school but I am looking into it. If you look up the US department of education they give you a list of orginazation you accredit colleges. They all have a website and you can look up to see if the school you want to attend is accredited. Westwood is accredited by two organizations. Accrediting Commission of Career Schools
and Colleges (ACCSC) or the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Westwood received Higher Learning Commission (HLC) candidacy status in October 2007. HLC is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
They do exist and are on the orginazations list.