Bellevue University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (52)
Bellevue University offered me a quality education and a fantastic opportunity to advance my law enforcement career. Following graduation, I obtained a federal agent job offer (1811) and have since worked my way up to a senior manager (Assistant Special Agent in Charge) position at my organization. The education I received transferred well to my Graduate studies at top 50 nationally ranked university where I recently obtained my M.P.S in Homeland Security. I maintain that your education comes from the work you put into it. Bellevue is as good as most ranked universities and certainly gave me everything I needed to be successful.
Bellevue University is a great institution that encourages its students to make a positive impact in society. My degree in leadership serves me well as a retiree and the Kirkpatrick series highlights the importance of active citizenship in a rapidly changing world.
I am currently in the Master's program, slated to graduate in June. So far, the classes have been challenging and geared towards real-world application. In a Master's class, you won't necessarily be 'taught', the professors will push you to seek your own knowledge and apply it to the situation at hand. This is a higher level of learning. I plan on becoming a professor, and from this experience, I would love to be an online professor. It's a challenge to teach on-line classes, and still engage with your students, and I've had several professors that do a great job with it. I am very glad I chose Bellevue.
I attended this university and I am very appreciative of my education. My previous credits transferred in nicely. As far as my classes go, it was a requirement of my degree to be currently working in healthcare. In my particular degree, they were able to give me topics in each of my classes that I had to relate to my particular experiences in my job. This helped me work through real life situations that I would encounter. The feedback received from these papers, I truly believe, gave me better insight to help me be more confident in a future job. I highly recommend this program! I have yet to find a job yet, concerning management is more geared towards having an education AND experience, but I am optimistic I have one of the necessary job requirements completed. I do agree with the other students that the financial aid process is a nightmare. After having attended UNL and UNO previous to this, I recognize how terrible Bellevue's financial aid processes are. They are not efficient and often make mistakes in calculating funding, as well as having a requirement of way more paperwork than is necessary. This is major area they are needing to work on. I also agree that the advisers have a large turnover rate. In my personal experience, I went through 4 counselors in a year and a half. This makes it very difficult to know who to turn to when you have an issue or questions concerning your degree. Overall, I would highly recommend Bellevue University based solely on the classroom work. Issues surrounding their financial aid and counselor's make it more difficult to fully love Bellevue but I know I would go back for my Masters in a heartbeat.
After attending Bellevue University for four years, I find that my educational experience was top notch! For an online course of study, I felt that each and every professor engaged appropriately with not only the class as a whole, but with me, on an academic, professional, and personal level. I felt "challenged" in most, if not all of my course track. To this day, I have a closet full of research articles, class assignments, research papers, etc., which I printed out along the way. Countless hours of reading, researching, typing, etc....along with concerted help helped me to successfully complete my degrees at Bellevue. The course material was rigorous and challenging, which helped me to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for a higher level career. I am currently enjoying the fruits of my degree, which has allowed me to teach undergraduate students at a local university, as well as lead in many student causes such as student persistence, faculty tutoring, and student assessments.
I'm not sure what to make of the negative comments here since my experience was excellent. At the time I enrolled in Bellevue I had recently retired from law enforcement due to an on the job injury after 17 years of service. At age 40, I only had an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and was academically unprepared to enter the corporate world. I was very nervous about re-entering the college environment because it had been so long for me since I attended a college class. I remember when I received some of the initial instruction. One of those instructions mentioned that papers had to be in MLA format. My response was, "What's MLA?" I was very very nervous and doubted that I had what it took to complete the program. It wasn't easy, but determination and discipline got me to graduation. Fast forward to today and I'm working in a major corporation in charge of the Investigations team and doing very well. I definitely believe that earning my Bachelors was one of the keys to my success. Now, 7 years after earning my Bachelors from Bellevue, I'm preparing to work on my Masters degree. I have the same doubts and nerves I had when I started my undergraduate program, but I know I can do it and I'm confident it will better me in the end.
Someone is trying to create a personal campaign against the university. Remember everyone can post here and this information is not verified. So, one person can write over different names. This school is considered in top 20 to offer online education. The quality of the personnel, financial, academic, technical advisors is excellent. THE DEGREE IS HIGHLY RECOGNIZED FOR ANY EMPLOYER. I have got a lot of opportunities to work.The professors provide exceptional feedback, and every detail is well-done to improve your level of education. THIS UNIVERSITY IS ACCREDITED, and It is because its quality. Do not believe in SCAMMERS that come to post without knowing about the quality of the university.
In looking at some of the reviews, please use some discernment before making any judgments on this school. 1. Online learning is different from traditional education. You get out what you put into it. 2. Yes, people can steal work. No different than any other group setting, it's on if you don't advocate for yourself for what is right. 3. School, life, and work are all hard. 4. Education is not a panacea for finding a decent job. It's merely another tool. Nothing is for certain; your success is up to you. I enjoyed my time at this school and can say that the education has made me sharper, pushed me further, and has been one of the best investments that I have made. I would do it over again and urge anyone in my career field to pursue an education here.
As an active duty military member and a single mom of 3 going back to school was hard. Bellevue University's online program made achieving my bachelors degree possible. With their flexible classes and semesters I was able to obtain a quality education on my own time. The professors were knowledgeable and helpful when you needed assistance. The financial aid office was helpful with using military tuition assistance and Stafford loans to cover what military tuition assistance didn't. I'm looking forward to starting my masters program this September.
I completed my Bachelor's degree with Bellevue and felt that the in class version was beneficial to me. I attended the online course for my Master's and felt it was extremely lacking. There is absolutely no instruction, peers are allowed to steal others work with no consequences (no matter how frequently this is reported), and grading is not based on the actual work being done. I have documented "discussions" where the "professor" is indicating that she is confused by the assignment or the direction that she is supposed to be giving us. If the "professor" doesn't understand, how are we supposed to know? When concerns are taken to a higher level, there is no concern expressed and you are simply referred back to the "professor" causing the issue. I will never attend classes here in the future, and I will not recommend this "University" to anyone that I know. I do disagree with the reviews indicating that these degrees are viewed as high school diplomas, and that anyone can get them. I have seen several co-workers drop courses or fail courses due to the difficulty, however I will agree that the scenarios and teaching presented does NOT match what is happening in real life. Academic counseling, enrollment services, and financial aid services are equally bad. Phone calls and emails are not returned or questions do not seem to be understood. Perhaps the staff needs to attend some degree courses as well. Too bad I wasted another year and a half of my life and money on this.