Capella University Reviews

  • 675 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,579
69% of 675 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 675 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Katie Del Rio
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2017
  • Degree: Forensic Psychology
"When I finished my Bachelors degree I knew I had to continue my education to land a career that I would love, I decided to attend Capella because of the programs that I could chose from and the support from their staff. It was an easy transition for me and there wasn't a doubt in my mind that I would be successful in this new step. With that being said I decided to continue my education in Psychology specializing in Forensic Psychology and Applied Research. This step has been one of the best decisions I have made to a successful future."
Tamra B.
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I had a great experience with Capella. The advisors were great and instructors were very helpful. It is a rigorous program and a lot of writing and researching and strict deadlines to adhere to. If you're one that is self motivated and good at time management, this will definitely be the program for you!"
Marisol C.
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Capella offers a great program and offers blended learning through research, interacting in groups and in the classroom with other students. This structure challenges your thinking and knowledge and opens up a whole new world of deep and analytical thinking. It also allows students the flexibility needed, particularly for those who work and are also earning their degree."
Tina Braxton-Metzger
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I have had a very good experience with Capella University through the instruction to graduation. I would recommend this university to anyone. I love the program layout and know what to expect. The instructors are always there and helpful. The library is full of articles and books to use for research."
Julia Barbour
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"I am currently enrolled in the MS in Clinical Psychology at Capella University. I am glad I chose Capella and feel confident in my studies. Everyone at Capella has helped me grow as a student and professional. When I graduated with my undergraduate, I knew I wanted to further my studies and I looked at many online programs/schools. I found Capella to be the best fit for me and my family. The professors at Capella are awesome to work with and very helpful. I have learned so much already and I look forward to furthering my education with my Doctorate."
Myra Gibson
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Capella University has been a great online college. I was very hesitant at first to enroll in an online only classroom setting; however, everyone from the enrollment advisor, financial aid reps, and academic advisors have been very helpful in guiding me. I only have great things to say to anyone that may be looking to return to school in an online only capacity."
Katrina Bellamy
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2017
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"Capella University is a great institution. My final class ends December 2017 and I will have my Masters Degree in Nursing. I plan to attend March 2018 graduation. Capella offers every resource needed. The advising team is awesome and always have the answers needed to guide the learner. The key is not wasting time and focus."
TBellow
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I was afraid to go back to school, but Capella really made me feel comfortable. I not only received my Masters while attending Capella, but went on to pursue my PhD. I just successfully completed my first year and am excited to continue my educational journey."
L. Brown
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2017
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"I have attended several online programs and by far Capella is the best. The resources and support that the scholars receive through this program are tremendous. The professors are very knowledgeable and informative. They assist their students in being successful. They want you to succeed and not fail. There is no better institution to study at; Capella is GREAT!!! Come see for yourself. L. Brown"
Horrible practices!
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"As far as their classes - they have a pretty good curriculum. I wanted to change programs to Human services and was told not to do that. I then decided to go to a school that was located in my city, that was when the financial part went crazy. As for the financial department, they are by far below standard.These people are horrible in their billing practices. One they send dispersments out then two weeks later send a letter stating you now have to pay you tuition. This was because they can not "officially" charge FASFA again for the semester- illegal! Second My new school received a flag on my FASFA, come to find out they are STILL billing me for a class I never attended and I had already filled out the paperwork to transfer. These people are a joke and should not be trusted with anyone's money!"
Nerland Dimanche
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Shortly after getting my BSN, I began contemplating if I should pursue a MSN degree. I knew that I did not want to sit in a classroom anymore so I looked into online programs. During my search I found the Capella website user friendly. I was able to have most of my questions answered from the website. However, once I spoke with an admissions advisor (B. N.) I decided to enroll. He was very encouraging. Also, I liked that I could access a class on a trial basis to determine if Capella was for me."
L. Clements - Capella Ambassador
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I was looking for an online school that was military friendly and offered the degree course that I wanted. Capella turned out to be that school. The staff is so helpful and my fellow students are amazing and hardworking students. I would highly recommend Capella University to anyone!"
William Baker
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"When I began researching possible Masters levels school, the selection is overwhelming. They all have their selling points. What works for YOU? That's the school you need to be involved in. I am so pleased with Capella. The professors are all awesome and make you think, dig down and really resolve/understand the assignments. I did in fact try one of those schools that you go at your own pace but was totally left out there. Just pay your money and turn your papers in. Then I found Capella. Everyone from my advisor to writing coach to faculty want you to succeed. It's the best decision you'll ever make!"
Is this the right fit for you?
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"Going to a college online is a real challenge. It requires so much more of the student than the traditional college or university. The programs are pretty awesome and make sure that you know what you are talking about when you get that degree. The professors in the Masters program are experts or veterans in the field. My program, every professor is a counselor with at least 15 years experience. Some of them are still practicing in their field, but they take the time to help you. The students at Capella are helpful in the course room and in social media. We follow each other on Facebook and other platforms. I would say to take the free tester course and see if you can do this. Find a group on Facebook for Capella students and start asking questions. If you are working, create a self care plan and get your family on a schedule so you can take the time to study, you will be expected to write a lot of essays at the Masters level."
John Downing
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"After I began to research online PhD programs I was very interested in Capella's program because it provided a thorough description of coursework, comprehensive exams, and dissertation expectations. I also received a pop-up chat line that answered questions I had concerning the PhD program. I then received a call from an enrollment counselor who really explained the admission process. I was impressed with the professionalism I experienced and decided to apply to the doctoral program. The process was simple and the staff were extremely helpful. As an adult learner, these are qualities I looked for when deciding to return to complete my PhD. I have referred others and would continue to do so because I am proud to be affiliated with Capella University. I have completed several courses and feel the faculty in the Education program truly want their students to be successful. I would highly recommend this university to anyone wanting to experience an online education. Thank you."
Bendu
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Not every online University is incompetent; certainly, I know that Capella is very competent. It is also worth noting that an online university is not for everyone. For one thing, one has to be effective with using technology, secondly, one has to be time conscious and discipline, third, one has to be a fast learner. These are important criteria needed to succeed in an online environment. I will admit that every university has its pros and cons. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. There have been times when I felt frustrated with certain activity at Capella, but, as mentioned, every student will experience such even in traditional universities. It is also important to note that the fundamental reason(s) for every university is to make money and hopefully providing quality education. Capella University is providing quality education and in my opinion, I believe that Capella University is one of the best online University out there."
Hemant
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I work full time and I have a family with 3 children. My dream to pursue Ph.D is being realized through Capella university's unique teaching, and assessment methods. Let me summarize them in points. 1. Capella is fully accredited University by one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. So, it's degrees are valued and respected by the industry. I got recognition and promotion by just pursuing it. 2. Capella degrees requires hard work, commitment and determination 3. Capella give opportunities to every eligible (meets the degree prerequisites) candidates without requiring additional requirements like GRE, GMAT, or recommendations. 4. Capella puts the onus of commitment and determination on the students. So, if you see or hear students complaining or write bad/incorrect reviews, then look into the reasons and I think the problem is with their ability to remain motivated and committed. My experience is if one puts the required hard work and commitment, one should be able to get through the course work required to attempt the Comprehensive Exam. 5. Comprehensive exam is rigorous and world class assessment of your skills to pursue doctoral research work. Getting through the course work doesn't guarantee passing comprehensive exam. One should be able to critically analyze and answer the questions, apply research methodology, and cite latest research in your research topic area. I worked hard (120-150 hours in 4 weeks), read 100+ articles and wrote my answers, and I am glad, I passed. If one feels he/she is not prepared to attempt it, then there are various options such as taking writing course, etc and acquire the skills required. I am sure the advisors will gladly help you. One has to plan properly and be truthful to one's readiness. 7. Deciding research topic is a rigorous path, and the mentors, professors and residencies helped me in shaping my research topic and I am very grateful for it. I can't imagine what more can they do to better the experience. 8. I am currently in my dissertation phase, and I am happy with the milestones laid out and working towards them. I am excited to complete my dissertation and proudly list my PhD. I hope this helps you in reaching your dreams."
Perfect for work/life balance
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I would highly recommend Capella for any person who thinks work/life balance and going to school is impossible. I transferred from a prestigious New England College that caters to young adults with rich parents. I am a veteran with a family and work full time. It wasn't until I transferred to Capella that I could actually envision completing my degree. The reason being, the professors go above and beyond to help you if you don't understand, fall behind or just need some extra motivation. The academic advisers are amazing and feel like close friends. They always keep your best interest in mind and help you not only realize your potential but also help you meet your goals. I can honestly say, I would still be going to school without the backing of Capella's staff to keep me on track and motivated to finish."
Keshelle
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
"I enrolled, initially, in the echo counseling program which was GREAT! However after half way through I free interest in the human service program. This is my 2nd year, overall experience of great. My current and past professors for the most part have be extremely helpful, hands on, understanding and flexible. My schedule accommodated my family time and work schedule. I have been taking 2 course a semester , I even took a couple drmesyets off. The advisors are wonderful the truly help guide throughout your courses. I would recommend Capella"
Crystal Biggs
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Capella has provided me with nothing but an amazing experience. You receive extra support from your academic advisors and enrollment counselor. They will not allow you to put yourself in a situation where you are doing so much work that you begin to stress yourself out. The professors respond to you in a timely manner and make sure you understand your assignments before you move forward with them. This has been one of the best educational experiences I've ever encountered."