Capella University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (433)
I enrolled at Capella University in June of 1999. I Graduated in 2004, and I am extremely happy that I was able to find professional growth. This academic institution will work only for those that are willing to put in hard work, and are dedicated to become an erudite scholar. Thank you for the opportunity!
My educational experiences began in a classroom setting, however, I found a profound dislike for the environment due to students talking out of turn, snoring during class, or the instructor talking or teaching at a high pace. I entered Capella University at a short stint with another on-line university. I have been at this educational institution for a few years and I am so please with the structure of the university. The staff is excellent and well trained, the course work is always in alignment with the syllabus and additionally, there are visual educational tools available for the students. Capella provide tutoring services, assistance with employment, and many other resources to assist their students in becoming productive and contributing members of society. I always recommend Capella University to friends and family who are interested in furthering their education. I have continue on into the Master program and I am pleased. After this journey, I will continue to pursue my education at this institution.
Do Not go to this school . You have to take more classes than other institutions, which means that the school receives more money. At Capella for the Masters Programs you have to take about 16 courses in order to get a degree. The university has 4 quarters Summer Spring Fall And Winter......For each quarter you take 2 classes ( which are 6 week courses) which equals to about $4500 in tuition and you normally receive a $1800 refund. so they get 4500 and you get about 1800 in a refund. But at other institutions they have it to where you only need 8 classes to receive your degree .At other institutions they also have 4 quarters winter summer fall and spring...but at other institutions you only have to take 1 class in each quarter ( classes are about 12 weeks).But at other institutions the school only charges you about the same $2500 but you get a larger refund of about 4000 minimum. so you do the math at Capella you take more classes which allows them to get more money and you receive only 1800 refund checks per quarter or you can go to another institution where you take less classes and receive about $4000 plus in a refund each quarter. I know that its not about a refund..but id rather go to a school that's gives me more than they take.
When you walk away with a degree from Capella University you are proud of your accomplishment. Yes the coursework is challenging but they give you all the tools you need to complete it. The teachers, my mentor and all resources are extremely helpful.
Every representative in every department is unhelpful, and some are actually extremely combative and rude. They completely lied about my transfer credit evaluation, stating that I could complete the degree in a year because of my previous coursework. As it turned out, it would have taken me over 2 years. They automatically enroll you in courses that you do not choose, and then refuse to withdraw you from them when you request it. Then they charge you for the courses. You get zero help with your courses. The tutors just tell you to use the library. They use Turnitin for their papers, which causes the instructors to automatically reject papers they feel are plagiarized, even if you have valid citations. The tuition is EXPENSIVE and the quality is POOR.
Excellent curriculum, very challenging! Knowledgeable teachers. Loved the flexibility while working. Great interaction with classmates online. Excellent white board tutoring resources. Library at your fingertips. Recognition for academic achievement.I would highly recommend to family and friends.
Prior to enrolling at Capella I did my research, as did everyone else. However, my mother was the one who suggested it to me since she is employed with Kaiser Permanente and they partner with Capella. After enrolling in my MBA program I can tell you that I haven't had any problems with the program or school thus far. According to reviews, the professor's do not care about their students but are only money driven. What I can tell you is that I have had great teachers who are not only very involved in my courses but also responsive! I also receive a call per quarter from my academic advisor regarding my plans moving forward in preperation for the upcoming courses. As far as the comments regarding dropping classes goes, as with any college institution, you should be well aware of the drop dates and anything pertaining to them-- after all, we are adults. The best advice I can give you is to not let other's opinions on an institution sway you from giving it a chance.
Capella University is not a great school to go to. My very recent experience is that once my financial aid was over, their business office called me and a nasty person told me I have no more money, I need to start paying in full or I no longer could attend. I was told I have a $2,800 balance. That is fair, but the way I was treated was nasty. Also, their advising office never alerted me to this. Yes, as the nasty person told me financial aid is my responsibility, but you would think Capella would be 'advising' me of my track as well. I figure in hindsight they knew this would occur and wanted to tap all my funds before I took my remaining financial aid and go to a less expensive college. Now I have found a less expensive college that I can afford out of pocket - CAPELLA IS VERY EXPENSIVE- SPEND YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE. I am meeting my financial obligations with Capella paying the $2,000 balance owed monthly- yet they still are trying to hold my official transcripts that I need to enter another college until the balance is paid in full- THAT IS NASTY BEHAVIOR. So in conclusion, Capella is very expensive, you can leave in a good status, yet they will still try to unfairly keep you from attending another college.
I took three courses with Capella University before I realized this college was not for me. If you want to learn and have a degree you can be proud of then Capella is not the college to attend. If you want someone to give you the degree with no effort, than Capella is right for you. My instruct gave everyone full points when they could not even write a complete sentence. The assignments were not accurate to current knowledge. They also constantly threatened me to pay for my courses when my employer, government, and grants were paying. I found the time with the university stressful, and I did not learn anything.
This school is terrible. The instructors are arrogant and not helpful. They don't take into consideration that students come from different schools and their backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses vary. They get you in the school and leave you on your own. They don't care they have the tuition money and student enrollment numbers. That's it. You're left with a student loan for something you didn't finish. Not enough instructor support. Now I'm in debt and no degree. I felt like I was set up for failure. Mind you I'm quite capable of learning. I have a MBA. I was enrolled in their DBA program.