Bryant & Stratton College Online Reviews

  • 95 Reviews
  • Orchard Park (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,834
43% of 95 students said this degree improved their career prospects
45% of 95 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 12/22/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Ok, to start off I will say the school itself, at least the campus I was at, was ok. There were some really great instructors that made an impact on my learning experience. There were some instructors that should not be teaching, ever. It showed that they were terrible nurses and were terrible instructors as well. It felt like a few of the instructors got joy out of failing and being a hard-ass on students. They had some serious attitudes that need to be dealt with. They hated their life and took it out on the students. I had one instructor who gave us a student guide for the midterm. Everyone failed the exam. The study guide the instructor gave us had nothing to do with the midterm. We all complained. All the instructor told us was, you should have studied more of the material. Sometimes, some instructors could not give you a correct answer to the material. Why? Most likely they did not know either. I think out of all of the instructors I had in the nursing program, maybe 6 or 7 actually made an impression on me. In fact, I work at the same hospital, different dept, with one of my former clinical instructors. We still talk. Now, let's talk about the admirative side of the school. I don't have enough thumbs to point down to describe them. Terrible, unorganized, useless, lazy, clueless, etc. The academic advisors are some of the laziest people at the school. Financial Aid advisors are not too far off either. I swear they messed up my apps on purpose to make me pay more each semester. I would like to know how that dept could get audited by the government. The academic advisor I had was impossible to deal with. Took forever to get a reply back. He never was "in the office" and never answered phone calls. He only was festering me when HE wanted something. They say you can choose you clinical sites in location to where you live. That was a lie. They need to learn how to read a map. None of my clinicals were anywhere near where I lived. my drive was anywhere from 45-75 mins to drive to the site. I lived near 4 hospitals where others had their clinicals within a 20 min drive to the sites. All in all, it wasn't that bad of a place. I did graduate, but honestly just go somewhere else more organized and probably cheaper. With all of the headaches, lies, lazy administration, ego-centric instructors, and the over priced bill I am now stuck with, just go somewhere else."
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2022
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I recently was accepted here and dropped classes immediately after hearing of my financial plan. DO NOT GO HERE. The tuition fees online based on what I got from my financial plan difference was about $10,000. I was going for my diploma in medical billing and coding, it's a 1 year program, however my tuition was $28,000 online. This includes the laptop computer. At best I will make $17 per hour with that diploma. Not to mention, the financial advisors are LAZY they absolutely are not helpful, not quick with responses and it's almost impossible to get through to them on the phone. He sent me my financial plan, I refused, and transferred me to someone to drop out of my PRELIMINARY classes. The lady I spoke to refused to drop the classes because the date to drop was two days ago BEFORE I knew of my financial plan and how much it would be, ect. They did that on purpose with the hopes I would just only be worried. That the schooling was paid for, but loans have to be paid that's is money they were trying to get without me being fully informed, tried to tell me it was too late to drop and I needed to sign my form saying I accepted the award from the Pell grant. They only want money and try to get the government to pay before you know how much your tuition is going to be. DO. NOT. APPLY HERE."
Not happy
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2022
  • Degree: Paralegal
"If a person is paying for a service that service should be exactly as it as sold to be. Meaning the school sold me on the idea that the lectures and information taught would be done so in a way that made success possible. I feel as though even though I am doing well, and currently on the deans list... I have had to do way to much extra research in order to fully grasp the material being taught. It's either too in depth to the point of confusion and irritation or it's not correct. I have personally done 9 exams and quizzes, more but for what I remember, I had to start taking pictures of my answers for proof of what I submitted because after turning in a test/quiz/midterm/final, I would score a lower grade because there were answers that I didn't pick selected. Some tests give second chances, so when I try again and pick the answer I know to be wrong but the previous attempt said was right, it marks it wrong. This has happened to me many times . 2 times with no ability to fight it. Then we have the grammatically incorrect lectures, so irritating. We have wrong videos posted in lectures- like the time I watched a video about butterflies and the Smithsonian, but was supposed to be about the inter working of a law office. I have had to buy books, that's the instructors never have even had us use, or they say to refer to the book for something, but there was never any teachings as to how to use the book. (Law books are confusing) also there's an issue with paying more to work online at night but there's no instructional support at night, and the teachers have up to 48 hrs to respond to a question for help. In the day and age of technology, one would think there would be a text ability, that gives each instructor a phone to use for texting and receiving texts from students. Not all teachers comment or give feedback on what needs improvement, they just expect you to do better. I am thinking of finishing this semester and then finding a new college. The employees really sell the school, I should've know with such a wonderful sales pitch that the school must have issues. I was right. Bryant, please improve or charge us less. Your choice ."
Michaela Cirelli
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2022
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"I personally have had a great experience in the OTA program in Ohio. The instructors are all very professional, they really care as long as you show up, give it your all & put the work in! Tutoring is always available & there are so many resources! I have learned so much 2 semesters down & 3 more to go! This program really is a great program & at my location all my instructors are amazing. All my online psych teachers are also great! Overall I have had nothing but an amazing experience."
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is horrible, I would not recommend it to my worst enemy. They control every move you make, if you want to go down to part time they threaten you that you might not get clinical placement and might have to re enroll. The Dean is the rudest person I have ever met. She lets her teachers say and do whatever they want to their students and if the student sticks up to that teacher, it’s the student who gets reprimanded. They will switch the syllabus, tracking calendar, exams, you name it in the middle of the semester. And not even mention it to the students until it’s actively happening. They don’t care that two teachers (for the same class) will be teaching different material but will be giving the exact same exam. They don’t care if their teachers don’t teach and just read off of a slide. The teachers never add their own material or extra information. Half the slides are a picture and that’s all you get, but there will be 10 questions on the exam on that one specific area. It’s like a bad dream you can’t escape. You can go through the chain of commands all the way to the president and still nothing will be done."
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Good: Some genuinely great professors that want to help you succeed and clearly know the subject matter well. Bad: Administration, particularly the Dean of Nursing Linda Krueger, is incompetent and actively works against both students and professors. I won’t rant as long as I’d like to but, out of the colleges I’ve been to, this place is the only one that seems to hold actual contempt towards its students. If nursing credits transferred I’d leave. Don’t get tricked into coming here, it isn’t worth what you pay for it."
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2022
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I will be graduating in February 2022. This has been the best online college for me the advisors and instructors was really helpful when I need help from them. I have 4.0 GPA since beginning and still the end. Doing classes online is the best we have our Dean who would help you with anything in school. Bryant and Stratton College is really easy. Yes, you have to make time in your life to get the work done in order for you to get an good career. This college is not a scam."
Susie Q
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2021
  • Degree: Human Resources
"Grades are just handed out, along with degrees. We as students are not held accountable for anything, and they just push us along with a passing grade. Regardless of what is in the syllabus, if you complain, you get your way. I don't know how the instructors do it. I see so many posts of incorrect grammar and spelling, and nothing is ever said- no wonder why people don't hold Bryant and Stratton to a higher standard."
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I purchased an online class from this school. It is definitely wasting money and time. They do not provide any lecture, you need to read and figure out by yourself. Since I am doing everything by myself, why I need them. So I wasted a lot of time with this course. Please stay away from this school."
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is a scam! After completing a year worth of courses, I finally started the nursing courses(last year of program). I had a medical emergency, on a clinical day. How am I supposed to call 60 minutes prior to clinical, if I'm going to be absent, if I'm unable to?! Clinical instructor had no empathy, no concern, did not believe me. Rushed as fast as she could to Fail me and destroy the rest of my nursing program progression by giving me an F for the whole course. Over $30k gone to waste, because none of the credits transfer, and no school will accept me with an F. Run from this place, and go to a not for profit or community College. All these scammers want is your money, and not your success. If they made me get a physical, which stated I had a medical problem, and they accepted me into this program, why are they discriminating me now? This place favors only the young. If you are older, and have a disability, they'll do anything to fail you."
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"Great school. Great program. Not one issue. I have re enrolled for my Bachelor's degree in Health Administration Services. I'm so excited to start my new journey. Thank you BSC for everything you have done for me. Cant wait for my new classes to start."
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2021
"I was offered a "free" course through my employer and was immediately disappointed. The entire time it felt almost like a scam, yet I continued to give it a chance, hoping for the best. However, the school did nothing to quell my worries. They continued to push me, have me wait until the very last minute to prompt me into acting prematurely and expecting me to answer within mere minutes after being prompted. Of course, the free course was falsely advertised, and numerous unknown fees were thrown at me as I tried to plead my case, while the entire time, my admissions advisor continuously tried to push me into a full degree program with no knowledge of the school or its functions."
  • Reviewed: 4/15/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"This college has taken so much of my time away from my kids. I am not prepared for the workforce. And now I'm receiving a bill that my financial aid was supposed to pay for. Attending this college was a mistake and a complete waste of time. I hope this college gets some kind of consequences for scamming so many people. I was planning on using the degree I earn to get a good job but the college has not prepared me for that. I will get more bills from this college I'm sure."
Jeremy S
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"This is not a fake review. The financial department at this school is horrible. I told them I wanted to pay cash instead of getting a student loan because I didn't need one. The financial department threw a fit and became unprofessional. The lady that I talked to became angry and told me that they will not help me. They said I had no choice but to get a student loan. I should have known right there that this was going to be a bad decision. I made the bad choice of signing up anyway. Soon after, they immediately wanted money for the next semester. I sent them a check for the difference of my student loan. They then proceeded to tell me that I have to sign a Master Promissory Note every time I send them money or they would cancel my classes. I told them no because it is not necessary for every payment. They got angry again. So I purposefully canceled my classes. They tried to argue with me and I told them to call my loan servicer and take it up with them. Two days later I get an email from my academic advisor asking me to resume my classes. I told her that I would if I don't have to sign a MPN. She made it happen. They are only out for your money. Another thing, they use old youtube video's to help navigate through their web interfaces that are of no help at all, and teachers have a bad habit of not answering their emails when you need help."
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"out of a lot of decisions in my life, this is far the worst one. whoever reads this know that the negative reviews you see is not a game. i am a student that will be graduating in months and will not be prepared for my field of expertise. you will thank everyone in these comments in the long run. don't be as stupid as me."
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"Bryant & Stratton is a rip off!!! I have never met a school so money minded that they do not care!!!! Like at all about their students, regardless of what you’re going through, they will always want you to pay. Very selfish financial advisors and managers that just never care about anyone. And if you’re an international student, Bryant is the worst choice you can ever choose. Take your money elsewhere they don’t deserve students. Very selfish and unprofessional. I hate every single person that I have worked with in this school."
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
"This has to be the worst "college" out there. They teach students with YouTube videos. The teachers barely ever bother to answer an email. The "success coaches" are only involved in your "success and education" until they know they have you stuck. Then suddenly they ghost. The teachers do not grade on time. Your work for the following week is complete before you even know if you did the first assignment right. The lesson plans are almost always referencing wrong or outdated information. You get all of this plus some, for the huge price tag of 3x what other, better colleges charge. Took them 3 and a half months to get a refund out if you even get a dime back because the cost is so high. Stay far away from this college! They had the nerve to send out an email asking for referrals in exchange for a 25.00 gift card. Seriously? I wouldn't do that to my worst enemy, let alone 25.00? My 4 classes with books cost over 9 grand!! 750 for books I barely used. This college is criminal in my opinion. My second grader could watched YouTube and passed these classes 🙄"
Dominique P Soto
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2020
  • Degree: Human Services
"I have been a student at Bryant & Stratton College for 3 years + and I have to honestly say they care. I am a mother of three children working a full-time job. Bryant & Stratton College has worked with me every step of the way! They have a website dedicated to students who need tutoring and counseling. Honestly, this is a school that makes you work hard and make you do that work that helps you succeed in your future workplace. I have nothing but respect for this school because they don't cut you any slack but at the same time work with me being a single parent working a full-time job. This is a lovely school and deserves nothing but respect. I am proud and grateful for Bryant & Stratton."
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do you want a school that doesn’t care for their students? Then Bryant and Stratton is the school for you. This is the most disorganized school in Milwaukee! I wondered why they were paying financial advisors and advisors in general as they never seem to be doing their job. It takes days to get an email response so go ahead and leave a message... of course they won’t return it though. Got the same clinical site every semester, couldn’t work anything else out so I had no experience anywhere else. On top of the disorganization, the dean will NEVER have your back, if anything is going on with the teacher in your class and every single student reports the teacher, guess whose side the dean will take.. yup, the teachers. This experience can all be yours for the low price of 9,000.00 a semester! Fine print- if you get lower than a C in two classes you fail out and no other school will accept your credits from this school 😁"
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2020
  • Degree: Paralegal
"FAIR WARNING! DO NOT ATTEND HERE!!!! I had to be the one to make all the phone calls instead of the other way around. They never called me, even when they said they would, took several weeks to process my financial aid and kept emailing me to sign documents when I had already signed them, and then waited two days before class began to start admission process. My transfer credits were not evaluated until the day before classes started. I never got my schedule nor login information and when I called to find out what was going on I was ignored. Two days later I called the main campus and the woman talked to me like I was a child and kept interrupting me. Today is the third day of classes and I get an email from the campus director stating I had violated student conduct and my acceptance had been rescinded, but would not explain. I guess calling them and trying to get them to do their job was wrong of me. I will be filing a formal complaint against this school with the Office of Higher Education and the ACCSC."