Capella University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,579
68% of 669 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 669 students said they would recommend this school to others
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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!"
Naomi1
  • 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."
Heather Marshall
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I got my Doctor of Nursing Practice through the preparatory program for nurses with a nonnursing Master's degree. I cannot say enough about customer service. Anytime I had a problem, I got a swift response. I was automatically registered for my classes, which is very convenient. I was challenged by the teachers and content, and I am a better person because of it. I am fulfilling my dream now of teaching nursing for a local college."
Susan Shields
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2020
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I had an awesome experience with Capella University right from the beginning. My enrollment counselor encouraged and convinced me to make the decision within minutes that I had been tossing around and actually procrastinating over for 10 years. She helped me select a program that fit my passion and the professional work I've done for over 30 years. My career is in the social services industry and I was able to apply my profession to my studies and vice versa. It actually made my studies more meaningful, enriching, and empowering as I became more self-aware of my motivations and dedication to my profession. I recognized my strengths and weaknesses and I was able to build on the personal and professional qualities and skills I needed for overall growth and development. It was a spiritual experience that's been life changing and I thank Capella University for having that impact on my journey. Education and learning are paramount to learning more about ourselves and that is a true gift! It was a huge boost to my self-esteem that I graduated top honors with DISTINCTION!!"
Camara Bey
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"When I began taking courses at Capella University. It was very good in the beginning. So my experience was good at that time. So, things began to turn for the worst out of the clear and started going downhill. About 2 and half years went by I started getting these teachers, first, it was a male teacher stating that I plagiarized my answer to a question in class, I thought that was very strange. He summons everyone to come to the classroom at a certain time to talk about certain students plagiarizing. I thought he was nuts it was not like we all were writing a dissertation or anything it was an answer to a question. At that moment I felt that this man was trying to get me out of Capella. After that one tried to oust me a female with a Ph.D. tried as well to get me out I have not seen anything like this before in my life. So, I contacted my Advisor at that time and told her what the deal was. So, she asked me if I made corrections I said I did go over my answer to my question I re-arranged it and I did not hear from him again nor did I talk or hear from the Ph.D. female from Alabama. But one day she contacts me and said that she was leaving Capella and she called me Doctor Bey as if that would make me feel better after what she took me through. After she left they got a mentor that did not know anything about how Capella did things. He stated that Capella is backward and things are not right. I went through so much crap with Capella I wanted to pull my hair out. Then I found out about the revolving door Capella had everyone I knew was leaving. First, two or three students left one of the students said they accused her of having a third party to do her work she contacts me and told me what happened and she left. The librarian and my advisor at that time both left. There were three new people who introduced themselves to me six months later they no longer work there. Also, I found out the mentor that was assigned to me was playing right along with them. Capella had changed the templates I was using the templates that were already there for the doctoral students to use. The mentor told me that I should not go fast that I should go slow down or I would be kicked out I thought that was crazy as well. The mentor had me to do chapter 2 all over again although I had finished it. I told him I had finished my chapter 2 he said you would have to scrap that and do it all over, I was so angry I could have spitfire. Also, he submitted to me more information I already had in my files I felt that he did this just to drag me along. This school is not for anyone that is serious about their degrees. I started in 2012 I thought that I would graduate in 2016, certain ones I communicated with did graduate but others did not and that includes me or so I was told. I at least thought I would graduate in 2020 since Capella and the Mentor dragged me along. I put in for an appeal and still at the end the person that did the appeal stated they are still standing by their decision. So, they kicked me out and said I was not within their school standard, but I managed a 4.0 all through the program. Capella got all the money they wanted from me which they dragged, lied, and took my money. I made all corrections at the request of Capella’s reviewer 4 times then I had to change other corrections back to their original form she had me going back and forth. Then at the end, she got nasty and wrote (Make sure this matches the month and year during which you receive final dean approval, once it is known.) this was a joke. If anyone reads this I beg you do not attend this school you will be taken advantage of and taken through the mud."