Belhaven University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
One of the good things about Belhaven was the 5-week class terms, which allowed you to get through with a class very quickly. Another plus is that they include the books with your tuition, so there is never an expensive textbook to buy. There are group projects for most classes, and some people did not like this while others did. One thing that I never see mentioned on reviews is their Christian worldview curriculum. When I enrolled, I assumed they were like most other schools with a religious affiliation, meaning it would be no big deal. However, I must warn everyone that if you are not comfortable being very outwardly religious, this might not be the school for you. All of the papers you will write have a very personal religious theme. This applies to absolutely every class, not just the religion classes you are required to take. They have a class on Microsoft Excel called business computer applications, and you literally have to write a paper explaining how Microsoft Excel applies to religion. In the math classes, you have to explain how mathematical concepts apply to the Bible. You really have to be creative and do some stretching to work with assignments like this. If you do not want to talk about your personal religious experience, you might be very uncomfortable at Belhaven. I knew several people who felt this way and had to withdraw. I feel that this aspect of the program should have been more publicized before enrolling.
I started Belhaven back in 2014. I gradated with a bachelors in applied psychology. I really enjoyed my time at Belhaven. I have attend online and the adult studies. The adult studies program you meet one night a week from 6pm-10pm and the classes are 6 weeks. Online consist of two discussion questions, reading, quiz and a paper. They will let you view the module before hand. I am going back for a MBA. Belhaven is a priviate christian university and it feels like bible study and lecture all in one. The instructors are great and understanding if you communicate with them. I would recommend Belhaven.
Awful program. I enrolled here to get certified as a teacher. The online program was awful. We received teachers that rarely responded to our emails and when she did, her response was, "Make sure you read the instructions clearly." Just not helpful at all. Oh She also did not grade my work for finals and gave me an F. Sounds crazy right? I sent the administration proof that I turned in my work ON TIME and they still put me on academic suspension... NOT PROBATION, but SUSPENSION...IN MY FIRST YEAR. They completely covered for her and totally disregarded me as a human being. I'll never recommend this school.
Belhaven University offered a wonderful environment for proper education and overall academic success. The instructors and administration were always more than willing to assist with any questions that I had. Even though my husband and I were expecting (and were not traditional students), we were made to feel welcomed and supported throughout our entire time at Belhaven.
This was my second master's degree. I felt that an MBA would further help further my career and it did. I really like being part of a cohort, and this college is perfectty suited for that modality. We met once weekly as a class, and then with our team to complete projects. It took two years, as expected. The instructors are all adjuncts, but this is nothing new. Most colleges operate using adjunct instructors. They were mostly good instructors, working in fields that directly related to the courses they taught. This is a private college and as such the cost was high.