Bellevue University Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
(71 Reviews)
74% of 71 students said this degree improved their career prospects
68% of 71 students said they would recommend this school to others
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1.0 out of 5 stars
Graphic Design Student - 8/12/2020
Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2021
"Not only did this school juggle me throughout 3 different advisors, these student advisors let me take my capstone, told me I was gradating, then after I finished my capstone, told me I still had 2 semesters of classes to take. Sounds like a nightmare right? "Nightmare" could sum up my time at Bellevue well. The classes are mediocre at best. I learned everything I know about Graphic Design through YouTube videos. These teachers did not understand fundamentals of design nor did they know how to teach it. On top of that, I was insulted and harassed multiple times by one of my web design teachers. When reported, NOTHING was done. I absolutely suggest not going here and spending your money elsewhere. Horrible and useless experience. What a waste of my time. I wish I could get it back."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Jennifer - 6/24/2020
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2021
"This university has been nothing short of a disappointment in the 2 semesters that I have attended here. I resumed my college process through Bellevue University in order to maintain my day job, and attend classes online when it worked for me. My ID card was a literal piece of paper that has already begun to fade with limited, and I mean, limited usage. In addition, financial aid is less than adequate. I got my financial aid package before the summer semester started, and I had used this information to calculate my balance, what a fool I was. 3 weeks into this semester, I get an email that something has changed in my status. I emailed financial aid and I was told that my Pell Grant gets prorated when nearing completion of a degree (I have 67 credits, thought I would be sticking around for a while), and they said that the balance was not an error. I called financial aid, and they said the change occurred because they have to “guess” how many credits, and what types of classes students will take, so they get students’ hopes up, and rely on lofty reasoning to determine student financial aid eligibility, and expect you to pay any and all extras within a week of being notified. The financial aid advisor also told me that students are sent an automatically generated email when a change is made, and they expect students to call if they see something and have a question. Apparently, we aren’t entitled to an explanation as to why we owe money? I’m still not even sure if that is the correct explanation for my change in financial aid, since in two days I have received two conflicting stories about why my aid was changed. I will be withdrawing from this university immediately, and encourage others to do the same. Like all other universities, this institution is after your money, and will not cease until they have all of it. This really is a shame. I have maintained a 3.8 GPA during my time here, and still do, and I was really hoping to be able to finish my studies and graduate through BU with their online degree programs. I was truly blinded and sold by this university. I’m not saying this out of haste or spite. I am a genuine hard worker, and put a lot of effort, time, and care into my studies, but how can students focus on their studies, if financial aid keeps giving them the runaround? Students get a degree to move up the income ladder, but will they ever get out, if they have so much student debt?"
4.4 out of 5 stars
Continuing Ed - 5/3/2020
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2021
"I'm currently taking an all online course load through a degree program/sponsorship between BU and my employer. I actually had completed about 80% of my coursework years ago in a traditional course setting but never finished. I could not pass up the opportunity to complete my degree at a great price. My experience with the school itself has been generally positive. There are some things I would definitely change if I were writing the content. Let me preface this with saying that I fully understand there is not a ton of options to instruction methods when all your coursework is online. However, I feel the amount of writing in these courses far surpasses anything you will EVER do in real life. I have written more six page papers in less than a year than I did in three years of traditional college plus my last two years of high school...COMBINED. Additionally the duplication in many of the assignments is crazy annoying. For example, class A will be "write a four to six page paper about your experience with a local business". Next in class B, "write a four to six page paper about your experience with (insert specific retailer here". Two courses, two identical assignments, but slightly different wording. It's a tad frustrating. However, with that being said, I feel the experience has been generally great for the method I'm choosing."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Rick D - 2/22/2020
Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2020
"The PM courses are actually fun and you will learn alot. The professors are great about balancing real life with the demands of college life. Even the general ed courses were fun. Don't expect much from advisors though if you go online, maybe a phone call a quarter but then again I wasn't in need of alot of help. They did reach out via email and phone about concerns anytime I had one. The only draw back to the school is the Kirkpatrick Series (9 credits) at the end of your program. The mandatory requirement of the courses doesn't bother me what does is the mandatory Service Learning Project. At 45 years old I am not a boyscout and I'm pretty sure my military career and public safety career shows some civil service/sacrifice for the greater good. Had I have known about this requirement when I enrolled I would have went to another college that also uses the PMI curriculum. Dictating that I must do more volunteer work on top of the 33.7 hours of estimated course time a week and a full time job is ridiculous"
4.2 out of 5 stars
Jason - 12/11/2019
Degree: Cybersecurity
Graduation Year: 2017
"I was a former ITT Tech student. When the school closed I was sent scrambling to find another school and hoped that they would transfer my credits that I had earned already. I came across Bellevue and they were very optimistic about transferring my credits. I enrolled into their Cyber Security program and enjoyed most of the classes! Some of them I was already knowledgeable in because of self-learning. I really enjoyed working with the head of the Cyber Security department in the Penetration Testing class that I took. Overall, I would say the experience was great, even though books were pretty expensive ($100-$250) and most times didn't use them much. Those who have mentioned the Kirk-Patrick series in their reviews are mostly right. The class itself does nothing for your degree, but helps to train you on how to communicate with people of different opinions. There is one review stating that the assignment questions are very liberal leaning and if you are of a conservative background that you will fail. That was not my experience. I am a very outspoken conservative and that was reflective in my writing. The teacher always thanked me for my opinion on the matter and the way that I approached the question/subject for that week. That being said, you will not automatically fail if you have conservative ideas unless the teacher is being bias, which could happen I suppose. Course load wasn't horrible taking 2 classes a semester and working full-time. Just be sure to have decent time management and you will be just fine. I was working 50 hours a week and still carried a 4.0 GPA through my program. Good luck!"
2.1 out of 5 stars
Yaa O. - 9/10/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I graduated from Bellevue University in 2017 with ny bachelor's in Psychology. I have no complaints about the courses I took. Teachers were very helpful and I got A,s and B,s except Kirk Patrick series that messed up my grades. My main complaints are , whenever I see a job post at Bellevue University and I apply for it I never get an interview. I have applied for about 15 jobs and so far all I get is disappointing emails. I am good enough to be hired by other companys but not Bellevue University. If the University does not trust me to work for them it mean you didn't teach me well. The Bellevue University hr team should be ashamed of themselves. They are biased and does not believe in their own graduates."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Jen - 8/23/2019
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019
"I graduated with my bachelors in behavioral science through their online accelerated program. Overall, I had an excellent experience at Bellevue University. I very much enjoyed my professors and online classmates. The discussion boards allowed us to really get to know each other as we progressed through the cohort. I see some people dissatisfied with the required Kirkpatrick Series. I, too, was hesitant before I began the course. After completion though, I can honestly say I am very glad I took the course. It provided me with a great overview of the importance of being an engaged citizen; something we should all be striving towards. The work load was intense, but definitely manageable. For reference, I work, have a family, and 2 children. If you have good time management skills, course load will not be an issue."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lakisha Jackson-Young - 7/21/2019
Degree: Retail Management
Graduation Year: 2015
"This major heavily prepared me by offering a foundation of retail from the beginning stages of opening a retail establishment, to the benefits and services provided to customers, to the research and level of investment needed to set your business apart from competition or other challenges if left unaddressed could hinder the success of your business. The examples, videos and case studies were heavily encompassed with Verizon Wireless stories and examples, which greatly impacted my performance in my roles while also being employed with Verizon Wireless during the same time I attended school. I was able to utilize many of the skills, contribute impactful business management skills within my retail locations which helped to grow our marketshare and loyalty of our customers."
4.2 out of 5 stars
jdr450 - 6/10/2019
Degree: Cybersecurity
Graduation Year: 2019
"Generally I had good professors one class on social engineering I felt was designed for on-ground undergraduate students. Course material was relevant and up to date. I was able to enroll in their accelerated program because of certifications and experience."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Kari - 2/2/2019
Degree: Cybersecurity
Graduation Year: 2019
"Well this initially would have been a 5 star review. I did two years on Bellevue's Online program. The staff was fantastic throughout all my cyber security courses. I did receive tutoring one semester for C# programming. The tutoring was all done on skype at scheduled times! My tutor was a student several years ago and tutors many Bellevue students he did a fantastic job. He would require me to attempt the assignments and then use share screen to show me where I went wrong but having me help figure it out. Best tutoring I have ever received. However.... the Kirkland Patrick series is very inappropriate. It makes you speak of topics that are very liberal based. If you are a conservative student beware the teacher will come up with various means to fail you. Failed on a paper that I spent days trying to write for a class that is not even going to help me with my degree. I think the community service requirement is fantastic and that it never hurts anyone to help out their community. I just feel the topics and outlines of the course are a type of liberal brainwashing. In a way it seems like I am being discriminated against because I am a conservative. Anyway, made straight A's until this course and was given great feedback from professors on my writing ability but not from this instructor I guess she has a different view on me than everyone else. Would be a shame for a student to fail their last semester based on a liberal biased teacher and course. I am about to take this up the chain at Bellevue until I can find someone willing to resolve this issue. It is truly unfair."

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