Bellevue University Reviews
As a former Army Sergeant I was being held back for promotions in the corporate world for not having a degree. Not only did Bellevue make the application extremely easy, they went out of their way to help me. My first class is finished, and although it took a lot of study on my part, I am excited with the results. The assignments hit the mark as far as real world applications. I have excellent class mates so far and Bellevue University has exceeded my expectations.
Great school and made online learning easy. Expensive classes and in order to get your Bachelor's you have to take a extra class that has nothing to do with your degree plan. The University's way of making money when it categorizes itself as Non-Profit.
The course content was applicable to my career. However when I was recruited by Bellevue University, my first question was "is the BSN course accredited?" I was told that Bellevue University was an accredited college and holds a high reputation for its accreditation. I just finished the BSN course and after the course was over, we were told that the course was NOT ACCREDITED. I invested a huge amount of money and time (which I am running out of both) in an education that will get me nowhere in the future of further education. Bellevue has not said what they intend to do about this situation but as of this date, I DO NOT RECOMMEND this University. Their integrity is not as it was presented. Thanks Bellevue for a lot of wasted time and money!
I selected Bellevue over other alternatives because of the program offerings and the seemingly knowledgeable admissions staff. I will admit that the courses themselves and my cohort interaction were great, but the "support" staff (financial aid, advising, etc.) are absolutely useless. When I enrolled, they bent over backwards to get things taken care of and completed so I could get started. Staff called back when they said they would. Things got done as promised. Now, in my second (and final) year, not so much. Staff never answers calls and makes it impossible to reach them because if you miss their call, you're stuck in an endless voicemail hell. You ask questions that advisors should be able to answer and instead of admitting they don't understand what you're asking or know the correct answer, they just tell you anything to be able to close the interaction. I'm guessing they must be assessed on their expediency in resolving issues (whether they really did or not) I was nickle and dimed over the conversion of my previous coursework (which was assigned a numeric "value" due to the age of the courses rather than being equated course for course). Had I taken this at face value, it would have caused me to take more courses because having only 2/3 of the requirement met (even though I took a FULL COURSE) isn't enough to graduate. I had to argue and fight to get them to make manual exceptions to get it approved. The capper was having my financial aid held up because of an alleged issue with my FAFSA, which turned out to actually be an issue with my HUSBAND'S information. I should have been finishing my pointless Kirkpatrick series so I can graduate next spring, but I am STILL waiting. And the follow up my FA rep promised? NON-EXISTENT! Like others, I also discovered that there are issues with compatibility of my degree with my chosen field. I made clear when I applied that I wanted to do Social Work and continue on to my doctorate. I was assured the program they steered me to would fulfill that goal. Turns out their clueless reps were wrong, just making up any answer to get me to sign on and in my state I can't even apply for licensure with this degree. I would NOT recommend this school if you aren't prepared to babysit them and do all the work to make sure you get what you paid for!
I have taken the BS in HCM and the MHA program at this school. I have many years of experience in healthcare related occupations prior to my attending this school. I thought the BS program was spot-on for what was needed in my current position. I thought the MHA program would be less difficult due to my experience. Wow ... I was wrong! The MHA program really opened my eyes to many medical functions that I was not really aware of in the past. It was also very challenging. The instructors are top-notch for both programs and the instruction is totally appropriate for what real-world healthcare managers need. This is a good school…support staff was also excellent.
First I have to explain my rating. I placed the financial services at a 4 star level because during my tenure the system changed. Initially it was difficult to navigate or find scholarships, but after the changes were made it was very simple to find scholarships, make payments, etc.! Now, the school. I cannot say enough good things about Bellevue. I returned to Bellevue for my Master's after having completed my Bachelor's there, and then making the horrible mistake to attend another university. The other university was the exact opposite of Bellevue. Where at Bellevue the instructors are involved, understanding, and helpful, the other university professors were not. The Bellevue system was easy to navigate, comprehensive, and offered so many resources for students, and the other university did not. Although I was in a distance learning program, I never felt the distance as the instructors were just an e-mail or phone call away, and were excellent at answering questions through these mediums. They supported me in every way possible, even some offering personal recommendations for scholarships and jobs. They truly cared about their students, and wanted nothing more than for us to succeed. The program I attended was stellar. There were virtual exercises that allowed me to understand what I was learning with hands-on tools, I was able to use some of the most popular products in the industry, and the texts were informative and engrossing. The classes were varied, some highly technical, others writing intensive. The entire program is very much structured to make the student well rounded and well educated. In addition to earning my Bachelor's and Master's at this university I have also referred several students to this school. They also find the curriculum engaging, and the learning model the best they have ever experienced. I cannot say enough good things about this school or encourage others enough to attend this school. I feel this is a school where everyone could truly learn, not just graduate.
I earned an MBA from BU. It was a great experience! It was fun and challenging. The best thing about the program was learning through experiential learning. Professors utilized real world simulations very well and getting to work with a diverse group of professionals was excellent. When I graduated I walked away confident and prepared.
Academic advisors constantly changed every quarter and provided for zero continuity within the program. My primary instructor for my accelerated program never provided any feedback and her profile referenced material and videos from a previous professor. The school repeatedly enrolled me in the wrong classes, overcharged me tuition, messed up my 1098Ts, and would place erroneous grades on my transcript for courses i did not attend.
I am in the military and close to retirement and I wanted a Bachelor’s Degree fast. A friend completed the Bellevue University Logistics Management program and recommended it. The program was 12 months long and each class was 4 weeks. We had the same instructor through the accelerated program.
We may have received a 5-day break between some classes, but most classes were continuous. It was extremely demanding and I felt the material was challenging. If you have poor time management skills, you will fall behind and fail the program. I spent 1 ½ hours a night reading or writing papers. The instructor held you accountable for the quality of work that was submitted. I received feedback on every assignment. I was able to call or email my instructor and discuss my assignments. He also gave me advice on my plans for graduate school. I was given positive feedback and encouraged to pursue a graduate degree.
We used the blackboard, which is an online program to submit our work and have discussions. The papers were required to be in APA format. We also had power point presentations that were embedded with audio. Bellevue University has resources in the online library to assist you. One program was Noodlebib and it was perfect for referencing your work.
My interaction with my classmates was positive but I did not like the group project. It was difficult for people who were geographically separated to communicate. I like to stay ahead on my assignments and sometimes people in a group do not share that philosophy.
The staff was great and they treat you like and adult. If you do not tell them you have a problem, they cannot assist. I also believe they are military friendly because they accept your CCAF degree. I have recommended Bellevue University to anyone that is interested in a quality education.
I attended Bellevue University from 2009 - 2011. I completed the Business program online, and found it to be rather challenging. I chose the accelerated program, so I had to put myself into high gear just to keep up. However, I enjoyed it, and feel as though I've accomplished a great feat.
The University has a very good credit transfer program, as well, which was the clincher for me (when choosing which school), as I already had an Associate's degree, as well as many additional credits from courses taken since receiving the AS. But, they found a way to use them all. That made the path shorter, and kept the costs to a minimum.
The only downside - and I've read this elsewhere - is their milk toast diploma. When I received it in the mail, it was sort of a let down: small in size, and underwhelming in appearance (no degree program listed on the diploma itself, only "Bachelor of Science").
I believe it is high time to take those Marketing principles taught at the university, and really put them into action. Hey, a good looking diploma, can be a great way to attract new customers, and of course please the regulars so they will come back for more.
The day I find out that they've upgraded, I'll order a duplicate, specifically asking for the new design. In the meantime, it sits in my closet. But hey, I didn't go to school just to get a diploma, I went there to get an education, and did just that.