Bryant & Stratton College Reviews
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First off, I guess I didn't believe the Advisor when she told me that I wouldn't be able to work while attended the program. This college is horribly expensive and caters mostly to the right out of high school crowd. They say they cater to working families, but it simply isn't true. They schedule you into 'blocks' that don't necessarily work out for home/work/ school balance. Second, I have a hearing deficit. I didn't think it necessary at first to have an ADA counselor, but soon found that not to be true. After talking to the ADA counselor who is also the Dean of Nursing, nothing was done to accommodate me. I have filed complaints with the ADA (response pending). I was only able to check off on competencies using a SIM man. Being competent listening to a machine vs. a real human does not give me confidence that I will be able to go out into the world and apply my knowledge to real life situations. The professors were, for the most part, great. They all had something different to contribute to your education. The problem is that B&S treats them so poorly, that they can't retain any of them, so each new semester consists of a new professor trying to 'learn' what they need to teach us. I am switching schools, but after completely one semester, I am already way more in debt than I should be. Don't let the idea of finishing earlier than most schools entice you into attending this school It will just take you more time in the long run. Financial services is awful. They make mistakes they shouldn't, and average response time with my financial aid advisor was 1 1/2 weeks. Around the time you are supposed to clear for the next semester, that is absolutely horrendous.
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 !
I urge anyone going into the nursing program here reconsider. If I can prevent what happened to me from happening to even just one other person, this post did its job. I wanted to return to school to 1)increase my earning ability 2) to pick a profession I was passionate about 3) to be a good role model for my daughters. one morning as I was getting ready to rush off to work in administrative office for medical billing for the Medical College of WI, I saw a commercial on TV about Bryant and Stratton. A woman about my age talking about how a degree in nursing changed her life; how she never thought it possible but with Bryant and Stratton it was possible! My first mistake was believing something I saw on TV. Bryant and Stratton is a private for-profit career college that targets working adults looking to earn a degree in their "free time" quickly. I fell into the trap. Now don't get me wrong every degree they offer here is very possible as long as you put in the hard work and follow the syllabus. I know this because the first degree I earned from this school was a medical assisting degree. I wired hard for it but my instructors were there for me every step of the way to see me succeed. I finished with a 3.6 GPA and numerous academic achievement awards. It was a confidence building experience. So much so that I turned around right after graduation and re-enrolled in the nursing program. However nursing is a different beast altogether. It's governed by its own faculty separate from the rest of the school, Evan the Dean is different than all the other programs. This is because to be accredited by the state board of nursing requires only nurses to teach and govern the program. Right from the start, the very first day I noticed a dramatic difference in the attitude that faculty had with students. It was an atmosphere of inadequacy and incompetence toward the students. Anyway, I knew I would have to work hard and I did. I quit my job to keep up with the demands of the reading, endless reading of many resources every week. I isolated my friends and extended family. I only talked to my husband and two daughters. My bills mounted because of my reduced hours. I knew however, that I was learning a lot. I had many challenges (a lot more than in the MA program) but that's to be expected, nursing is tough. With all my hard work, sleepless nights spent studying and challenging clinicals I made it to the end of the program. I was finally less than a week, just days away from graduation. I needed a very specific grade on my final exam to pass but I was so prepared to do just that. The day of the exam came and I waited on pins and needles for my score, I needed a 75.6 to pass the course I received a 75.2 I immediately called my instructor begging for her to give me extra credit or anything to bump me up the 4/10 of a percent I needed to graduate. She refused, she told me to have some integrity and stop fighting for a grade I didn't earn. It wasn't just that I failed, it was that I failed and was offered zero support of what I could do with more than 60 credits toward a nursing degree. You see once you're released from a nursing program no other college will not take you as a student. So now I'm $30k in debt without a degree, job and piles of unpaid bills from not working. It's the darkest place to be. On top of it I had worked so hard, I have never worked so hard and put my entire self into something before. My point is if I was going to fail, if I didn't have what it takes to be a nurse it should have been recognized at the beginning of the program not the very end. Two weeks later I heard from a friend that the way the final exam was graded was inconsistent. Each question was worth 3.33 points however some papers mine included was graded with 3.3 for each question, this may not seem like a big deal but it was huge for me because it meant I passed!!!! I got 57 questions correct so if I was graded 3.33 that would put me at 75.9. I brought this to the Dean's attention and she completely. She wouldn't hear it. I feel like they've decided I would make a bad nurse despite the fact that I scored 97% on the NCLEX predictor!!! Anyway, I didn't get into the constant changing of instructors, it's a very high turn around for faculty so the courses are constantly being changed. Very disorganized and many instructors with a chip on their shoulders toward students. I wish I had gone yia different school because I truly believe I would be a nurse right now.
I learned a lot during my time at this school. There was a lot of hands on and a lot of help. I also used the learning resource center and tutors when needed. I want to return for my nursing degree and thought this was the best place to return. I know that I am going to get a lot of help here.
I attended the Syracuse NY Campus out of high school. I got my associate degree in Business and played soccer for the school. I felt I was taken advantage of due to the fact that I didn't speak English well and did not understand what I was signing up for. When I graduated I transferred to a State University at Buffalo and none of my credits were transferable. I wasted a year and half and was $20K in debt. I am doing great now with a Master degree and a great salary but attending BSC was one of the worst decision I have ever made in my life. I wish no one choose to go to that school. I have prevented few students from Attending the school because I never want what happened to me to another person.
This school sucks. When I tell you. I started in 2010. Graduated in Dec. 2012. They do not help with job placement. I have over $40,000 in school loan debt because of this fraudulent school. This is a warning. DO NOT GO THIS SCHOOL. Fraud! Fraud! -BS
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!!
I can only say I'm embarrassed to have ever gone to BS (pun intended) but I was in need of a job after a divorce. I hoped this would be a good way to re-enter the job maket after being away for a while. What a mistake.. The teachers were consistently bottom of the barrel, unprepared, indifferent, and willing to lower the standards to get a higher student review. The only well run department was finacial services. I decided after two semesters not to waste any more time there. The only thing I learned there was never to hire at BS student for my own business.
I am actually still a student at the Hampton, Virginia BSC campus and I must say this is one of the best colleges I have ever been to. I have attended about four other colleges before BSC and I was never motivated to complete a degree program. This campus is literally like family. My husband and I both attend full time and we have literally made BSC our home. The financial aid advisors could be better but student services is wonderful, they are real, honest, and really help you figure out the best educational path for your planned outcome. All of the credits I have obtained at other colleges have been utilized in one way or another. Many non-program related were placed as electives which really helped with a fast graduation date! I am so excited to be completing school with a BBA in General Management but will be sad to leave all my friends at BSC!!! I highly recommend this school. BTW kid college is great as well! They literally leave no reason for an excuse not to finish school. They have thought of it all!
Go to a real college. Your credits will not transfer! The instructors lack the knowledge to educate sudents. Instructor messed up final by implementing incorrect answers.