Bryant & Stratton College Reviews - Associate in Criminal Justice
Alright where to start, so wanting to get a job in law enforcement. I knew I needed 1 year in college so I chose B&S location Albany, N.Y. walking into my first class noticed that all the desk seem to be falling apart chairs were hard as rocks and I thought I was in high school again. and cant forget all the pointless classes they make you take and spend hundreds of dollars on books that you don't even use. And when you purchase the books they tell you to get most likely they aren't even the right books for that class. they want you to buy the books though them so they can charge you more. so back to my main course. After studying everyday completing every homework passing the class with over a 90 I was so exited to pass this class with A average the final exam came.... I was stumped it seemed like the whole class was, finding out that Almost every question on the exam we didn't even learn in class so everyone failed the final exam and so everyone was upset that we worked our butts off and the teachers excuse was that we couldn't comprehend what we learned well he must've been right because he's a teacher and they know best. so completing every homework that involved writing a 5 page essay off of a paragraph in the book that was due everyday and the pointless classwork led to noting. so I wouldn't recommend the school to anyone looking to becoming anything law enforcement. i wouldn't even expect passing a class and flushing $30,000 down the toilet for the time I was there I could've went to a community collage and learned more and only spent 5000 so please do your research before you spend thousands of dollars on something that's gonna impact you life forever.
I absolutely love this college. Im in Rochester NY and attend Greece campus. Advisors are awesome. They treat you well and you actually learn and will have luck finding a better job. Little expensive but it is worth it. I love it. Went there 2 years !
This is the worst "college" in existence. Hands down! The branch in downtown Cleveland, Ohio in particular. It's full of low-based, DISRESPECTFUL, hostile students. They let ANYONE IN, just to keep their doors open. IT SHOULD BE CLOSED. You will be exposed to, hostility, disrespect and nonsense repeatedly. Its run like a public high-school. Many are enrolled just so to keep their welfare benefits and/or ordered from the courts to go to school or get a job. Many will call you out your name, while the staff does nothing but penalize you if you dare speak on the low based behaviors and outright threats of violence. You are to keep silent and ignore it all. The atmosphere is not conducive to a learning environment AT AL. You WILL be penalize immensely, even your graduation date threatened if you dare speak up. They CODDLE the disrespectful students. Many are illiterate. Teachers even hate this "college" in secret and secretly look for employment elsewhere. Many quit. There's a revolving door. The work is no challenge. i think it's substandard to meet the illiteracy that's rampant. I was a straight A student, dean's list, from the start. I had one more quarter to go before receiving my Associates in Criminal Studies...which is what they call it now. I'm transferring!! They rip you off too. It's far too expensive with many " hidden fees". You can get a 4yr. degree MUCH cheaper at any college. I regret I attended. My daughter warned me, "mommy don't go there, that school is ghetto". They have a low graduation rate due to the low-based students they admit, who are happy with a D+. It's a hostile and ugly environment and not worth it AT ALL. Many companies will not hire students from this college due to the terrible reputation it has.....ghetto students. Those who like this college are more than likely those I'm speaking of. Its high-school all over again. Grown folks who never grew up and can't write or speak intelligently or act with any sense of civility at all. Many don't return because of it and due to the enormous bill. In addition, you'll have some classes that's mandatory, instructed by social workers, not professors/teachers. It has a "welfare" feel to it. It DOES NOT have an academic feel at all. Please, please enroll elsewhere!!
Before being pressured into going to this school by the Rep, I considered a different school and really wish I had. First SOME of the instructors are probably rented off of craigslist because they don't teach. You walk in and you have to guess what your suppose to be working on. There are some good instructors. I had a harassment problem with one of the administrative rep because she was jealous.. I went to hire up and wrote a letter to the HR director after she continued to tell students that I "told" on her.. EXCUSE ME?? IM PAYING FOR THIS!!!! Needless to say nothing got done and I still have to see this woman everyday at school. Yay for me! Its got to the point of being so uncomfortable in the classrooms because the whole school now knows and they talk amongst each other. 14 consecutive days you miss you're kicked out of school. Yeah I go every 13 days... SMH
I didn't even graduate from this school and I owe $16,000. I believe some of that is because financial aid made a mistake and went by my parents income. I was 22 with a child at the time. Even if they did not make a mistake, this school is overpriced and the jobs they get you, if any, don't pay enough. It's not worth it. I finished at a better school where financial aid covered 100% of my tuition.
Too expensive! And financial aid messed up somehow and I never got NYS tap. This school is the worst. Now I owe 16,000 and never even finished my degree with them.