American National University Reviews

  • 22 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $10,314 - $10,856
10% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
18% of 22 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Cheri Richmond
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2024
  • Degree: Pharmacy Technician
"I received an associate degree from ANU, and went on to pursue my bachelor's degree at ANU because I did not want to lose 96 credit hours. I ran out of student financial aid lacking 28 credit hours to get my bachelors degree, and this school had no money to help go towards my bachelor's degree. However, it cost me 54K to get my associate degree in pharmacy technician. When I went to the Indiana State Board of Pharmacy to take my certification exam, I flunked. This was a huge disappointment in my life, and I feel like I wasted a lot of money at this school in exchange for a degree that has gotten me nowhere."
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2023
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I am happy that I joined the American National University. Affordable tuition, very responsive support for the students, DAY 1 CPT, STEM OPT much more. And under your CPT, you allowed to work off campus. I can confidently recommend the American National University to international students specially. We do schooling on hybrid learning system, too."
Lola Golberg
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2023
  • Degree: Office Management
"Professors? I doubt it. My papers were graded by children. I proof read their responses for spelling, grammar AND logical content. Ridiculous! I was given credit/points for things that I know were not correct. I transferred out after 1 semester to a reputable school."
Christina Johnson
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2023
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"poor, lied to and I feel not only myself, but a lot of us was taken advantage of. Myself being a single mother two and working only part time . This place gave us high expectations and nothing but took our money. some of the classes were unavailable because of limited seating, and were substituted with classes that did not pertain to our degree or certificate. At the time was national Business"
Good Citizen
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2022
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"The externship term is a hassle. Why can’t a student completed the 162 hours within the time frame they are able to rather then spreading it out within 10 weeks. Also for sick and/or pregnant students the virtual/online externship should be available. It’s only available to covid restricted areas and at this point in the US there are no covid restricted areas at the time. The tuition is for equipment for the courses but the equipment arrives towards the end of the course and is not used. There is a extremely timely process when returning equipment and trying to get the funds from the buy back program. I believe if this is a online school then virtual/online externship should be available to those who are seriously ill or close to their due date in pregnancy. To insure students are not wasting their time and money and are provided with all the options available to them when they are there. My grades are great and I haven’t received anything less than A’s and B’s with my 3 terms attending ANU I am due in 8 weeks and my term is 10 weeks and I reached out for the option of virtual externship because I see it is available but I was told it’s not an option for me. After I informed staff that my health care provider informed me that the job description would not be a good idea for me to preform at this time. Lifting , bending , standing for long periods of time towards the end of my pregnancy is things I was recommended not to do and staff is encouraging me to take off the term instead of giving me the option of virtual/online externship that’s available."
  • Reviewed: 9/27/2022
  • Degree: Phlebotomy
"Do NOT GO THERE. I'm screaming and begging do not go there don't even give them a second thought. Save your money and sanity. These people are straight money hungry crooks they will take all your money wait until it's completely exhausted then wait until the last minute before the time starts tell you you have to pay in cash or you can't start so basically they wait until they collect all your money and then tell you that you're basically stuck with them because by that time you can't go anywhere else since your funds are no longer available it's like they're still your money or running away with it. They did it to me they used up all of my financial aid all of my student loans and then a week before my last two terms they told me that I needed to pay over $2,000 to complete my program I had 4 months left to graduate and they didn't inform me of any of this beforehand."
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"If we were allowed to choose what certification we could go for (RMA or CMA) then it would have been great, but we were forced to get our RMA and no one in the region hires RMAs. I haven't been able to get a job as a Medical assistant since I graduated 4 years ago. It wasn't worth the student loans."
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"When researching weather or not to attend American National University I noticed several negative reviews that did not reflect my experience, so I felt I needed to speak out. American National University conducted my courses through zoom which gave me the chance every week to meet with other students in my program and my professors. The professors were knowledgeable and supportive in helping me understand the difficult information that I was able to learn with their help. I would highly recommend giving ANU a chance to impact your goals. If you want to be a biller and coder this is an affordable option to explore. If you don’t want to attend a physical campus but want face to face interaction this is the school for you."
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2020
  • Degree: Pharmacy Technician
"Do not go here! They take your money, every single term I start late because they somehow forgot to do something, messed up my schedule, or messed up my financial aid. In the beginning I looked up to a instructor in my field at the school. Little did I know they were on probation with my state for STEALING DRUGS FROM A PHARMACY THEY WORKED IN AS A PHARMACIST. But they can teach because who at this school actually cares, right? I was pursuing my Associates degree but I was so fed up I wanted to graduate sooner, so I switched to the diploma program. I have a hospital and retail pharmacy externship. But, guess what? I didn't get to go to a hospital for my externship. I got stuck at a retail chain for both of my externships. They tell you a week before all the requirements needed to start an externship, which includes paying out of pocket for a drug test that was due before you even started. This "school" is a joke. Instructors don't teach, don't know what they are doing, and don't answer your questions. I had to call my instructor and complain because my mid term and final were graded WRONG. I called and it took her a week to fix it. I enjoyed being a hybrid student. Having online and on campus classes. But halfway through they neglected to tell me my campus doesn't have on campus classes anymore. Please, do not go here. I ignored the reviews before I started and I wish I listened and didn't go here."
Keyshanna Payne
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"PLEASE BE AWARE OF THEIR ACCREDITATION!!! I've completed my full 2 years of education with National College, currently ANU, and was told from a 4 year traditional school that none of my credits would transfer due to their accreditation. Although my instructors were amazing back then, I have had a difficult time moving forward with my education. I am being told that i have to complete a full 4 years and retake all of the courses in which I've already obtained an Associate's degree with. With book expenses and high tuition costs, I am waste deep in debt. ANU is not a business school, but a place of business. Please do not assume that employer's will hire you just because you have a degree. I cannot tell you how many times i was questioned about where i got my degree from, & in the same manner, was passed up for the job opportunity. The only thing that saved me in the end was experience that i had gained from a family business."
Don't do it
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I originally went to this school for cybersecurity then when the school lost the means of teaching it I switched majors. I started going for another major and had some hardships come up. I wanted to pursue the rest of my education and all was good till my very last term when they said I ran out of financial aid money. (They told me that my second degree would be fully paid for no need to borrow any money) They lied to me and now I wasted all my financial aid moneys on a school that I can't get my money back and I feel like a failure because I couldn't finish. If you were smart don't go here they messed me and my life up A LOT."
Dont go to this school!!!
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2019
  • Degree: Pharmacy Technician
"Do not go to this school. I went to the Dayton campus. The school didnt tell what all I needed to start any of my extern ships until last minute then failed me for the course and it wasnt even my fault. For the hospital extern I had to have health insurance and my teacher knew that and still failed me even though theres proof of documentation that I dont have insurance and because of the they took my financial aid and now I cant even finish my last two classes and when I tried to talk to someone about it they said they dont have student services on there campus anymore and told me to call some number but they gave me the wrong number twice in a row. Its school is very unprofessional and I wasted my money and time on it."
No jobs in field of study
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2019
  • Degree: Phlebotomy
"The campus I attended in Kentucky is a complete joke. I advise that nobody attend this private for profit University. They say they help with job placement, all jobs that were sent to me asked for at least 2 years experience in the field of work or to far away. I was in the first group to go through the combined phlebotomy and ECG technician program. There were three of us in the group. When we took the certification exams (both phlebotomy and ECG) we cheated and the instructor helped us cheat. Not only that the instructor had us take a picture of each question with answer options to make a study guide for future students in the program. Sorry but that is very unprofessional and unethical. We didn't need to cheat to pass the exam maybe teaching your students the material needed to pass exams would be a much better alternative. If I could give a negative amount of stars I would."
stop hating
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2019
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"All these reviews are LIES.. I attend the one in Louisville and they truly do care..I don't know why ppl hate this school so much but I love it.... Tey treat u loke family here at the one in Louisville ky... I would recommend it to every one And that's my word"
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2018
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
"Do not waste your time with university. I applied to do their Online Medical Office Professional(MOP) program. Thought it was great there was a campus in my town, Yet it was all online and fit my schedule, I went full time, 3 classes per 10 week term, took me 8 months. Should have a diploma this month for it because I passed all requirements. What was interesting to me is, When I enrolled I had all the support, They were all helpful at the campus,called me etc. I was like Wow, this is great. A small university, I will get all kinds of one on one treatment it will be so much better than a large university. I recieved federal financial aid and the pell grant. When I met with their financial aid advisor, they did not have an onsite person. it was done over Zoom. and I had to e sign all these documents. My financial Aid was right down to the cent of what they said my tuition was every term. I Found that to be pretty weird. Because I had went to school before and always ended up with a refund of quite a bit. Once I was enrolled. The help stopped. I couldnt get a hold of nobody. If I would email, they would not reply. If I would go there in person they were busy or would have to call someone and find out the answer. Once they get your money, they dont care about you. My last term started in August, one of the teachers was terrible!!! I would email her and she would take a month to reply. did not reply to emails until it was week of Surveys. I had what I thought was an A in the course, she never graded anything the same week. some things we had 3 attempts but I never knew if I needed a 2nd or 3rd try. I ended up with a C in that course, you had to have a C to pass the course. Had I known where my grade stood all term long, she was even at my local university and I could not meet with her or contact her. I tried to reach someone who was in control over those kids of complaints, I was hung up on. I did get a call back and when I called back and left him a message he never again returned my call, even though I would call and leave him messages. Then out of the blue today I get a email threatening to sue me saying I owe them $2500 and I missed these payments and they reported me to the credit agencies. I finished my program in October. They take all your financial aid, down to the penny and then do this to you. do research before you pick a school."
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Informatics
"Started the degree program in 2015 only to find out that they changed the program in my last semester, meaning I had to take extra classes. For the CPT coding ! and 2 classes, the instructor didn't even teach us any of the coding concepts. She literally just assigned the work. After several complaints, finally in CPT 2, the regular coding teacher had to go back and teach the basics and rush the advanced portions. Then for the required externship, I was told that this was planned in advance, well of course it wasn't and they waited until last minute. So, I got stuck working at the CFI building for LGH. Biggest wast of time ever. Instead of getting a full week of coding, I got stuck indexing charge sheets the entire. And after all of this, they had the nerve to try and pressure me into taking the RHIT examination. This was an exam that I knew I wasn't prepared for, and so, I didn't take it. Then career services, which was guaranteed to help us find a job after graduation, made me a half resume and I haven't heard from them since. Same for the HIM program director who was pretty good to me throughout my time there. As soon as she found I didn't take that exam, she dropped me like a hot potato. Do not attend this school. All they want is your money. It is fraud to the highest degree. You have been warned!!!"
Roger G
  • Reviewed: 1/1/2018
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"I feel that my degree was a joke. The University did not prepare me for my career. My professional clinical hours were bounced from site to site and I had very few required cases. There was only one instructor Mr. D. that taught me anything and kept me going to finish my degree. I would not pay a dime to go to this school. I kept going only because I had my GI bill. And when the school started closing campuses and losing students. They started issuing refunds. You can find a cheaper and better education anywhere else."
Eli Harper
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"What a terrible choice to attend this institution. With the ways things have been going around campus, I wouldn't even classify ANU as a college or university. It's understaffed and those who are there don't have a clue on anything. Speaking of clueless staff, some of the instructors don't have a clue on the courses they teach. The students that remain there don't want to be there. Most of them were there for the financial aid checks. Once they stopped that, the students bailed. Their online classes may be convenient, but they are no different from the classes held on campus. This was an unsatisfying experience and investment."
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2017
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"I wish I could give this school 0 stars. Credits don't transfer to schools that are Regionally accredited. Don't attend a school that's Nationally accredited, such as ANU. It's a waste of your time and money. The Surg tech instructor is VERY unprofessional. She called and harasseed me several times. I was already planning to drop out because of the terrible accreditation, but the last time she called and harraessed me was the deciding factor. When there are only 3 people in a class and all A&P classes are taught on a video conference instead of in a lab, there's a red flag raised. They discontinued the surg tech program, which is a blessing for all potential future students. The instructor can no longer harass another student. And out of 3 of the students that were enrolled in this joke of a program, only 1 is left. Two students dropped out to pursue more reputable education."
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2016
  • Degree: Paralegal
"DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!! I went to this schools for Paralegal and can not find a job at all. This schools says they will help career placement after graduation but they do not. I did not get enough time with my externship because all I keep hearing is you do not have enough experience. They do not offer away to help me get the experience that I need to find a job. They do not tell you the truth about the job market of that particular field of study. There is no one really hiring Paralegals or no medical benefits offered.The class time was just games and no real learning I am not prepare enough for my career. I had to pay money to the school and I did not have the money to pay them. But they failed to tell me it was a loan and they report it to the credit union. Not only did I not find a job my credit is messed up. This school is a waste of my money and now I have a worthless degree."