Augusta University Reviews

  • 35 Reviews
  • Augusta (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,500
82% of 35 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 35 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Asher Primus
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2023
  • Degree: Film Production
"So, technically, I was a Communications major with a focus on Film and Media Productions. Then, in 2016, they restructured the entire department, eliminating the focus and unifying it under "Communication" with an 's.' Regardless, the programs were straightforward, usually involving a couple of essays and video projects. I happened to be one of the first students to graduate under the "Agenda" program, a newly introduced initiative aimed at preparing communication graduates for the real world. As part of this program, we created a documentary film about the production of the COMM Department's semester play. The hours were incredibly demanding, and most people didn't have the time to contribute much to the film or the editing process. It got so intense that one student even slept in the labs. Despite feeling somewhat accomplished that we successfully completed the film, which played a role in shaping the COMM Department to what it is today, I struggled when it came to writing my resume. I had very little to put down, aside from work-study and volunteer hours. I eventually moved to Texas in the hopes of finding at least a 9-5 job, although my dream was to work at the local news station or make it to Hollywood. To this day, ABC Disney won't hire me, yet they readily hire other college students who didn't even major in communications. From January 2017 to September 2017, I was unemployed, and I ultimately enlisted because I needed the money to pay off my student loans. I reached out to a new professor in the department for help in finding work, and he advised me to create a profile on a job search website. I couldn't help but feel frustrated that these professors were urging students to be part of the program without seeming concerned that some of their graduates were struggling to find employment. I strongly advise against pursuing a communication major, especially at this school, unless you have significant financial resources, prior camera experience, a network of friends who share your interests and goals, and access to necessary equipment. My projects often fell short of my creative aspirations, and I rarely had the opportunity to tell the stories I truly wanted to tell."
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2023
  • Degree: Dental Hygiene
"The dental hygiene program was the worst two years of my life. My whole class were treated like we were the dumbest people on the planet- all the frustrations of the faculty were taken out on us. Would not recommend if you struggle with anxiety or depression."
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
"10 years later, still a thorn in my side. Steer clear of this school. The administration is still a total nightmare. People are pleasant, but every step in every process is made as difficult as possible. Attended for 3 years (2005-2007) and never took a class that related to my degree. Professor quality was half and half. Did 8 years in the army and now I'm trying to go back to school. But in 2014, they randomly made up a $1600 charge, put a hold on my account, and held my transcripts for ransom. I received zero notification until this fall when applying for another school. Tried to dispute it, LSS: If they say you owe it, you owe it. So I said, "alright" I'll just pay their blood money and move on with my life. Went to the business office... they ONLY TAKE CASH and no payment plans available. So to pay credit, I had to go to a website, which doesn't tell you how much you owe. So I had to call and wait on hold for 45 mins to get that. Got to check out; guess who doesn't take AMEX. Why did I think it would be easy? After fighting with the transcript request, I finally got them, sent them to Augusta Tech, WGU, and Uof Phoenix. After all of that, ZERO credits were transferable to any of those schools."
Kaitlyn Mills
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2018
  • Degree: Political Science
"Augusta University is a great university that has a lot to offer. It is quickly growing in the fields of healthcare and cyber security. Both the Summerville Campus and Downtown Campus are beautiful along with the Augusta University Medical Center that is attached to the University. The college is very connected to the community and holds a lot of events throughout the year and offers a very active student life. The population of students and staff is extremely diverse and knowledgeable."
Rani B.
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have just finished my first semester in Augusta University's Clinical Nurse Leader program. This is a four-semester, accelerated program, and everything is VERY fast-paced. We hit the ground running, and I am still in shock that we are already done with our first semester! Here is what I think about the program so far: The good-- * I think the absolute most positive aspect of this program is that our instructors genuinely care about each student. They are kind and truly want all of us to succeed. I have heard that many nursing schools try to weed out students that may struggle, but the instructors in my CNL program are focused on doing whatever it takes so that our entire cohort will make it to graduation. * This program has a rather large cohort spread out over two campuses, which provides options for prospective students. Additionally, the Augusta location has partnered with several hospitals in the area for clinical and practicum experiences, so students have the opportunity for unique and diverse learning. * Comparatively, this program is roughly the same price as a BSN program would be. While I think that the cost is on the cheaper side, I do still feel that it is expensive (but I am of the mind that college should be free!). * We have been told that RNs who have their CNL certification are given a $0.50-$1.00/hour raise, which I personally think is VERY appealing, even if you have no intention of actually practicing as a CNL! The bad-- * I have found that I have had to teach myself most of the material we are given, but that is mostly because of my learning style, and I do not place any of the blame on my faculty for that. *We have several team-based learning-style classes over the course of this program. Many students did not enjoy the two TBL classes that we had this semester. Our student representative on the Program Committee alerted the faculty to this, but they have invested heavily into training for TBL courses, so it is something that may not change for future cohorts. Personally, I feel that most of the issues with TBL are traced back to the fact that many students have not yet learned how to work on a team. We were allowed to give feedback at the end of the semesters, so we gave suggestions on how to make TBL courses easier moving forward. * Finally, the accelerated nature of the program presents with the expected challenges. Moving so quickly, while definitely a positive (because it saves money and time, and allows you to enter the workforce more quickly) is VERY challenging. It felt like I never had time to breathe. That being said, I have additional obligations because I was elected to serve as class President, and I also volunteer with a new organization called the Student-Patient Allies. If you are considering applying to this program, here are a few tips to make the transition into the program easier: * I would HIGHLY recommend that you learn how to work on a team. If nothing else, take a personality quiz to determine what kind of a teammate you are. If you know this, and can verbalize it when you're assigned to your first TBL classes, it will probably save you a great deal of stress. * If you're like me, and learn best using multiple forms of information, I would consider finding additional resources, whatever you need. Personally, I got a subscription to an online service called NRSNG Academy. I did not purchase this subscription until after my first exams, so I got to see first-hand how much it helped for me to do things my way, instead of just listening to the lectures and reading the PowerPoints. Episodes of Crash Course on YouTube and Nursing videos on Khan Academy were also very helpful for me. * Be prepared to pay close to $400-1,000 extra per semester for books and online software, depending on if you want to buy new books or not. Personally, I rent my books, or buy the previous edition if I can find it for a good price. I have found several of our textbooks at a local Goodwill. We are also required to buy several online subscriptions that vary in price, but ended up costing around $300-400 for this semester alone. I know this was a long review, but deciding to go to grad school is a big life choice. I hope this helped you make your decision! :)"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I felt that I received a great education from the nursing program at Augusta University. The professors are so knowledgeable and encouraging."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Augusta University has a small community feel with a lot of perks. The smaller class sizes allow an opportunity to get to know your classmates and the professors. The staff at the University is willing to help you at any time with scheduling, financial aid, or any additional needs you may have. My experience at this college was rewarding and positive."
Juli Whipple
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"This is a wonderful program if you are interested in teaching Spanish. The teachers are wonderful and helpful. The classes really allow you to focus on Spanish and how to teach a foreign language successfully. I highly recommend taking the Spanish culture classes to help you prepare for the certification test."
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2017
  • Degree: Spanish
"The Spanish and Science departments were very friendly but administration at this school was a nightmare. If I wasn't so dedicated to finding answers myself, I would not have graduated. Overall, I was pleased with my education for the price of the degree."
Brett Cooper
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2017
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"Augusta University has helped me in my profession as a teacher. I was taught (and currently finishing my degree) methods of instruction which helps me become a more effective teacher. I have also analyzed the reason I teach the way I do as well as analyze the reasons behind the methods of instruction. The professors have been helpful and I get the feeling they really care about me and want me to be successful in the classroom."
Brittany Kozora
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I am a freshman in college, and I know I have not been at this college long, I can truly say i could not choose a better college to attend. This college has many opportunities to begin your career and has many helpful services to push you through college. The college has many sports and is included in many activities that help the community. There is also many events that can help you meet and hangout with other students. I couldn't of picked a better place to reach my education goals."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"Augusta University is a great college to attend. The teacher will go out their way to get to know you as a person and if you need any kind of help, they would be there to help you. Out of all the classes I took there as an undergraduate student, the class size made a difference to me because I did not like being in a class with more then fifty students. Overall, if you are looking for a college that has excellent professors and a small class size, then this is the Augusta University is the college for you."
Emery Thoresen
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"The highlights of this school as a whole include the location and climate (especially when placed in comparison to Minneapolis, MN), as well as the size of the institution; in a similar fashion to Goldy Locks, Augusta University it is not too big, or too small - I chose it because it is just the right size for me. Although, the prevailing reason that I chose this particular program has to do with it's quality. The Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Clinical Nurse Leader lasts sixteen months, it demonstrates that it prepares it's cohort for the NCLEX exam through a high passing rate, and the professors consistently are invested in their students - an assertion that is reflected in the program's low drop-out/withdrawal rate. The drawbacks for this program surround it's inherent intensity and the pacing of the material, but I knew this would be the nature of my studies when I accepted my offer for enrollment."
Nadia Franz
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am in the nursing anesthesia program at GRU. Pros: -The faculty sincerely cares about their students. They devote numerous hours of their personal time for extra study reviews or lab hours to ensure we comprehensively know our material. -The workload is rigorous but that is expected of the only CRNA program in the state. I believe I will be well prepared for my boards when I graduate, as well as feel confident stepping into the OR solo for the first time. Cons: -There is no true campus housing. -The area surrounding the downtown medical campus and hospital is not the safest or cleanest. -PARKING IS EXTREMELY TERRIBLE. TERRIBLE."
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Small campus, mostly commuters. Graduate program was rigorous, but very useful with skill development."
Lou Annette Baker
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2015
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Georgia Regents University HIM baccalaureate degree fully prepares students for entry into the HIM area. It is 100% online so sometimes there is a disconnect between fully comprehending the course due to the typical delayed question-and-answer process. The faculty are experts in their respective fields, but due to the nuances of online instruction, cannot respond rapidly to questions about material. It is not the fault of the faculty, it is merely the product of online instruction. As a full-time employee, the only way I could achieve a baccalaureate degree was through an online program, but I was paying out of pocket and felt that I was not always getting the same instruction if I had been fortunate enough to be in the classroom. The missed opportunity to ask a question about a topic left me desiring more out of the course."
Michael Hall
  • Reviewed: 4/5/2015
  • Degree: Dentistry
"Pros Produces great clinicians Affordable Cost of Attendance Offers several dental residencies Cons Local area lacks worthwhile attractions High workload"
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2015
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"The dental hygiene program was hard but very good. I was well educated and skilled when I graduated and ready for my first job. They required we to make an 80 or above on all our hygiene exams. This was very good due to the fact we had to pass the national board with a 75 or greater to be able to practice as a dental hygienist."
Lisa Lorier
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2015
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"Pursuing my Master's degree in Occupational Therapy has been a dream come true for me and to be able to attend Georgia Regents University has been a privilege. The education I've received so far has been excellent and has really prepared me for my current clinic rotations. Being a great school, it's also very expensive! Though it's been worth it, the money I've had to borrow to get my degree will take quite a while to pay off."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2015
  • Degree: Healthcare Informatics
"The staff and instructors at the school are helpful in assisting with all challenges that occur during registration, applying for financial aid, technical issues if taking online classes, networking, and etc. The instructors work very hard to engage the online student in the program. Site visits, internships, team projects, and practicums are the best working and networking experiences. The online program is structured, very hard work, but well worth the challenges."