Capella University Reviews

  • 664 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,579
69% of 664 students said this degree improved their career prospects
65% of 664 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 2/28/2021
  • Degree: DNP
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"BEWARE of the DNP flexpath program. The school advertises that you can complete the classes and assessments "on your own time" but the professors only allow you to turn in one assessment at a time and it takes them FOREVER to grade it. The program does not allow you to complete at your own pace making you pay more for classes in the long run..."
Athea Vela
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2021
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I had constant issues with technical. I was on Flexpath and had rescheduled my entrance because of personal issues. First, they screwed up my school account, then financial aide by putting me in the wrong date to start, then there were more technical issues and when I tried to get them fixed, I was told someone would contact me and when I called or emailed back there was no answer. The site had more problems than not and already having a busy schedule, it didn’t turn out well and ended up paying $3200 for 2 classes. I was an ITT Tech fraud victim and just didn’t care to deal with it because the same feelings were returning from that situation. Then, when I went to make a payment, my bill was the full $2400 again instead of what I had already paid! I finally had enough and withdrew from the school that afternoon. My only hope is that they will excuse the rest of the tuition since there were so many issues so that I can move forward with a more reputable school."
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Worst school ever. Complaints to school regarding instructors went unanswered. Complaints on billing were answered with pay it either voluntarily or get sued. They didn’t care. Thank goodness I didn’t spend a lot and received my degrees elsewhere."
unhappy and transferring
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2021
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"Classes were boring and poorly run. My last teacher messed up my grade from an A to an F because she neglected to grade and and all of my discussion's and peer reviews. I'm in the process of transferring out and now delayed because of her neglect. I can't apply for a scholarship because this teacher's neglect lowered my 4.0 GPA standing. I don't see how this can happen. Thank goodness I have proof of my work but so angry that my transfer and starting my new school has been delayed on such a stupid error!"
Julie R.
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2021
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"Loved my experience so far. I have had great professors and resources available. I am able to work on my Master’s while still working as a non-traditional student through their flex-path program. I researched online universities for a long time prior to choosing Capella and am glad that I did!"
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2021
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I started off at Capella in 2016.I was near to completing my degree but had some issues with my placement and cited racism to my tutors and asked for their help.Instead I was thrown out of the university despite appealing on an administration charge..Luckily I was able to transfer to a better university, their competitor."
Bri Coleman
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Capella University refuses to help struggling students by denying options for aid. I lost my job due to COVID, therefore, I lost tuition assistance from my employer. Capella University sends out communication that says they are helping students by suspending billing. I applied for Financial aid from Department of Education and was awaiting my award. Capella dropped me from classes in November because of $2k past due balance (but billing suspended). In December my financial aid was approved. Capella University sent me an award that would have covered my past due balance so I could continue my education. I went online and signed the awards. The next day I get a notice showing there was no signature, the past due balance will not be included in the award, and the award is significantly lower. After speaking to a financial aid staff member, I was told that because I was not enrolled during the financial final decision, I cannot be given financial aid for the previous balance (I was enrolled continuously until I was dropped by the school in November). The school refuses to do anything to help. At this point I'll have to drop out of school with only a few months left before graduating."
Toni L. Vadala
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2020
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"Speaking from the heart. Capella has provided me with the confidence I have been lacking in the last several years. I have become my best advocate in my career. It has helped me challenge myself to do more, be more, and encourage more to do the same. At the same time, Capella has taught me to be humble and understanding that not everyone has the ability at the same time, to do what they need to reach their goals. Goals can be attainable, but it is up to each unique individual to determine their path. I highly recommend Capella for their approach to the learning platform and how learners are regarded; as people, as learners, and as the future of our world."
Tashia Robertson
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"My experience has been trying but rewarding. As a single mother of a large family, the sacrifice that I have made is monumental when it comes to setting standards for my family. The professionals at Capella University have been supportive and encouraging. If you choose Capella you won't be making a mistake I have been able to manage school, work and family and there are priorities in many of our lives. We often wonder how will we manage but if you are will to put one foot forward, you will find yourself one step closer to achieving your goals."
Russell Blair
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"My experience with Capella University from my initial call through commencement was by far the best academic journey I have ever experienced. I was treated like an individual from the first phone call and supported throughout my program. Faculty and especially my doctoral project mentor were outstanding and the best in the field. I have encouraged many of my former students to attend and some have attended Capella University. The journey although difficult was supported by the entire Capella team. At commencement you were treated like family and both faculty and staff knew who you were. The experience was absolutely the best. From registration to the Dean of Nursing you were not a customer, but a student and a student that they were interested in. Every step in the process was made easy through the support I received. The program has rigor, but you never are alone. I continue to have colleagues who contact me that I met during the program, along with some outstanding faculty who continue to advise and support me in my career. I absolutely have no reservations recommending Capella University for your advanced nursing or any degree."