Benedictine University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (9)
No terminal degree program can be successful unless the student has the ability to go it alone, especially in a school where the terminal degree professors are not committed to serving on a student's doctoral committee. While the program director was carrying the program on his back, the staff instructors (presumably all adjuncts) all offered excuses about their non-availability. The next most senior staff member, when asked to join my committee, offered an exasperated sigh and,"send me what you've got and I'll see." If you are looking for a terminal degree, remember the course work is important, but the dissertation is the key.
The public health program at UW awakened my passion for the field. Throughout the program I was pushed to dig deeper and really become engrossed in the material. The subject matter was diverse which allowed you to explore various avenues of public health but looking back on it I think this made it harder for me to realize what area of public health was a good path for me. I recommend taking the opportunity to talk with your professors and advisors as they are often working on very inspiring projects and can offer you some advice. If I were to improve one thing about this program, it would be to incorporate more service learning opportunities for students so they can network and get experience prior to graduating.
This is a great school if you want to have small classes and have a one-on-one discussions with your professors. Right from the beginning of my experience with the school they make you feel like family as if they genuinely care about you personally and your future. Benedictine University offers flexible classes both online and on campus. You are able to contact you professors at anytime, which includes office hours, emails, and direct phone calls to them. The professors are knowledgeably, and know a lot about the discipline areas. The school offers free tutoring for any subject every single day. There are many activities going on everyday. There are Open Mic nights on Friday nights. Football games, soccer games, lacrosse games, basketball games are held as well. During spring time, groups of people with be playing ultimate frisbee. I highly recommend BU to anyone. It was the best decision I have ever made.
Great close knit school that pushes you to achieve your goals. With a focus on adult and non-traditional students this school offers flexible scheduling for classes. The support from the faculty and staff is fantastic. They truly want to see you succeed and reach your goals.
This university is great if you know how to utilize it. If you want to party then this isn't really the School for you because there are not any crazy parties going on here. if you want your degree and that's your motivation. Come here. You will get it.
Benedictine in an excellent college. The instructors really care about you and interact with you. If you have questions they will respond so quickly. You won't be disappointed. I learned so much useful information that I am taking with me as I start my future career as a nurse educator.
I transferred to Benedictine University from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL. I was drawn to the program because of how quickly I would be able to finish the second half of my degree. I learned rather quickly that this perk was the only perk. First of all, they will let any one in to the program. A woman in my cohort could barely read and write but was allowed admittance and was passed through presumably for her financial aid payments. She was a hindrance throughout the two classes I had to endure with her, and even after several complaints about sub par performance in group projects, she was not removed from our group. The fact that individuals like this were allowed in to the program diminishes the reputation of the school overall and sets a poor example of the type of individuals earning degrees at this institution. Thankfully, I was able to get out of the program what I put in to it and learn the material, but if you were the type who wanted to pay for a degree for the piece of paper, and not actually do the work or learn anything, than this is the place for you. Schools like this make a mockery of higher education, and I am almost ashamed to say that I earned a degree from here. If you are looking to attend this school, go somewhere else. There are much better options for less money.
I chose Benedictine for their history of academic excellence, and what I thought was their flexible online program. I am an American living abroad and travel extensively with my job and require professors that can accept an occasionally late assignment when my real job gets in the way of my schoolwork. If I had the free time, I would have attended a traditional school.
Beyond a few professors that are rigid in their grading habits, the worst part about the program is that their concentration courses to specialize your MBA (in Finance, International Business, etc...) are offered every other session when you are trying to finish the degree. This means that although you have only one or two classes left to degree completion, you must delay your graduation date until they offer your required class again. The absurd policy of adding or dropping a class within 3 days of the class start date also is not flexible. The motivation for me to write this review is based upon the fact I just moved back to the US, tried to register for a class that started last week and was told I will have to wait until March 2012 to take the class because it is not offered next session, either.
Other competing schools are MUCH more flexible. The flexibility is the key to an online degree program, and it does not exist with Benedictine. It is a shame because Benedictine has a good reputation as a University, and some of the support staff that you will work with from the school are fantastic, but the policies are written against the non-traditional student.
Benedictine University is one of the worse schools to go to. Once you get in the school they don't answer the phones or your e-mails. If you have taken have your classes to get to graduation just suffer until you finish.
Pray that god punishes the mean person that would not help you in academic advising and in the financial aide department. Watch what you say they will punish you at all cost. They will place the silent treatment on you or mess up your financial aide.
People!!! have you ever seen someone with financial aid all of a suddent have a all of a sudden bill that they did not make? Do not deal with these monsters. I think they are relatives working together, no one ever gets in trouble for their bad behavior on the phone when they speak to you.