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Cardinal Stritch University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $35,444
25% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 20 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 3/19/2021
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"Cardinal Stritch University provided a professional, streamlined online-only opportunity to gain MA in Educational Leadership along with dual licensure for School Administration and Director of Curriculum. The instructors were clear and concise, keeping the classes lively and forward-moving. Most importantly, the values and vision of Stritch shone through in the instruction: the focus on servant and transformative leadership was inspiring and pragmatic for leaders of all stripes. The opportunity to post questions and comments at any time made getting info and sharing ideas easy. The program took 18 months and was well-facilitated and organized. I would recommend to others looking for a similar degree and licensure."
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2021
  • Degree: Music
"Cardinal Stritch University changed my life. It opened my eyes to the kind of person that I wanted to be and helped me grow into that person. The faculty and staff cared about me and nurtured me. They created an environment that helped me thrive. My majors taught me the value of hardwork and how to work with all kinds of people. I know that I am where I am today, because of my Stritch experience. I will be forever grateful for it."
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2020
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"This is a great program and a really nice school. It is small, which I love. I know my professors and they care about our success. With COVID many of my classmates have has issues with internships and class delivery in person but they pivoted well and are working to ensure we don't miss a beat. Plus I love that I have been in class with people from all over the world. It's a great experience."
MBA man
  • Reviewed: 2/4/2020
  • Degree: MBA
"The MBA program is good, but it is not great. After talking to family and a few friends who have gone to places like Kellogg and Northwestern, and a few others, it seems that this program is a dumbed down version of the well known schools. I also agree that the acceptance of those in the program seems to be "whoever applies" as I was kind of unimpressed with many in the cohorts I met. People in a masters level program that somehow do not know how to cite, blows my mind! Overall, the teachers and instructors are also hit or miss. Some were amazing and I would love to listen talk for years, and others I wanted the madness to end just as quickly as it started because they clearly did not want to be teaching, or it was a 4th job for them."
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2019
  • Degree: Computer Science
"The Computer Science department has wonderful professors, at least when I was attending. They were very thoughtful, passionate, and knowledgeable about their areas of study and they always had the time of day for their students. A handful of other professors I had classes with were similar. Most professors I encountered were nice, but the things that they taught were very basic and were subjects where I learned the majority of stuff on my own vs in class because I wasn't being given a whole lot of information in class. However, the office staff, for the most part, was honestly awful. The financial department and other administrative offices were places I wanted to avoid because talking to them always made me so angry. The financial aid department was okay, but if you had to take fees off your bill (ex: if you had to pay an athlete fee when you didn't play sports, etc), you were sent to different departments and had to rely solely on whether or not the person was in their office at the time you visited because they wouldn't answer your voicemails or your emails. If you had a question that was beyond the financial department, you'd be instructed to email the head of whatever office and they would tell you that they would "look into it" and get back to you next week. Lo and behold, four weeks later and I'm still sitting here without a reply even though I sent in a follow up the week before and indicated that I needed information as soon as possible. Never got a response back. A few other offices are impossible to find, won't answer their emails, and will certainly not return your calls. I had to go talk to my professors (the only people in the school who actually seemed to care) to pull some strings and actually garner any sort of response from the officers I was trying to contact because it was necessary for whether or not I could continue going to the school. Overall, the administration is a total nightmare and the professors are great. The subject matter is pretty basic and a couple of my friends transferred because of that. If I had to do college all over again, I would definitely not pick this school."
MBA Student
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2018
  • Degree: MBA
"The current structure of the MBA program at Cardinal Stritch University (CSU) is a joke. The lack of professionalism amongst the students in the program is embarassing. The caliber of the students involved in this program is low and Cardinal Stritch appears to admit anyone into the program. I do not see CSU as a prestigious program and I have not learned what I would have expected to learn in this program. If you are looking to actually earn an MBA and not just to earn letters behind your name this is not the program for you."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"The accelerated program really takes into account those working a full-time day job and being able to graduate in 2.5 years was amazing. A lot of work but amazing."
Angela Corona
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Cardinal Stritch University's Masters in Nursing Education Program propelled my nursing career and helped me find my purpose. The hybrid program allowed the students to have a fulfilling work life balance. This program required some group participation which enhanced our learning experience."
John Junker
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"I was accepted into the MA Clinical Psychology graduate program in the summer of 2016 and began classes that fall. Within my first semester, I have gained an immense amount of knowledge and experience within the clinical psychology field. Class sizes are small and if you put in effort, your cohort will become close and a valuable resource to you during your time here. The professors within the program each bring their own teaching styles and vast amount of experience with regards to the field. They are willing to answer questions and are willing to clarify things that you may not understand. I am set to graduate in 2018, it is a two year program, and I have been content with my education received so far. If you have questions on the program, I recommend sending an email, it may be worth your time."
Courtney Pederson
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"I started my graduate program at Cardinal Stritch in January of 2017, and so far I have been extremely impressed with what Cardinal Stritch as to offer. I have returned to school after a 20 year hiatus, and I really appreicate their flexibility with this single mom of four."
courtney pederson
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Special Education
"I just started my graduate program at Cardinal Stritch University in January of 2017. My program, the Masters in Inclusive Education, will take approximately 2 years to complete. So far, I have been very impressed with everything Cardinal Stritch has to offer. I'm glad I chose Cardinal Stritch as my graduate degree school."
Zaneta Brunson
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I loved that Cardinal Stritch allowed me to be flexible with attending online and on campus when my busy life as a divorced single mom got too busy. I even took one year off so I could focus on having my youngest child and was able to pick up right where I left off. I only wish there were more scholarship offers for adult students."
Kirsten Gorham
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2016
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"The major pro of this program is the associated accreditation and the professors whose energy, experience and ability invigorate the program. I have never felt more confident within an educational program, and this is after changing careers."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Education
"I think much of my success that I've seen was not due to my college, but my own self-motivation. I found my college courses to be not very well thought out and many of the professors disinterested. Many of my favorite professors left the year I graduated because they did not support how the university was treating students. Although I have a full time job and have been "successful", I would not recommend Cardinal Stritch University and would not attend again if I had the choice."
Alexandria Harris
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2014
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"Cardinal Stritch has unique programs and partnerships with the surrounding city. I am a part of a program in the school of education, within the school of Urban Initiatives called Project METRO, and it is amazing. I enjoy the versatility that I get with this program and the hands on, practical approach I get the chance to practice in my classes. I feel like I am being challenged and pushed to new heights so that I can do the same for my future students. The only con I would say as of now, as I'm still pretty early in the program, is the parking situation at the downtown campus. Hopefully they will have that fixed pretty soon."
John Jacobs
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"The accelerated learning program work great with my full-time job. Co-hort program is great too, as helps working in teams and group projects."
Tina Meide
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2013
  • Degree: Business
"Pros: I like the fact that the class sizes are small enough to get the attention needed to learn, I like that only one class is taken at a time so you have more time to focus on the materials, I also enjoy the fact that it is an 18 month program instead of 2 years. Cons: No tests are given, it is mostly presentations, they say this prepares you for the "real world" but I don't feel as though I am not positive that I have retained the knowledge needed."
Stephen Lange
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2013
  • Degree: Teaching
"Cardinal Stritch University is a fantastic school. The education program prepares you to take on a classroom and helps you make valuable connections. The only problem is that it is very expensive to attend for graduate school."
Bobby Lindsey
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2013
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"Excellent faculty and program content! The program prepared me for the challenges in my current career, as well as for future endeavors. Financial aid issues were ultimately worked out, but nonetheless a bit stressful."
Marques Bland
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2013
  • Degree: Business
"Stritch is very much a degree mill. For those looking for something to keep them occupied, Stritch will serve that purpose. However, for those looking for a true MBA education and plan to utilize the degree, you should look elsewhere."