Carroll University Reviews

  • 11 Reviews
  • Waukesha (WI)
  • Annual Tuition: $36,190
100% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
82% of 11 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Felicia Homan
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
"Great school but small community. Get involved to meet others! Enhance your on campus experience by joining a club or athletic sport. Campus is 20 min drive to Milwaukee so explore the neighborhood and check out the city. The classes are small at only 10-30 people per class which is great. I got to know my professors and meet with them one on one any time which really helped during registration for classes. They were all very flexible with my 1 year study abroad program."
Jane Gresser
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Carroll University was a fantastic academic setting to learn what you are made of. My advisor & major instructors were amazing and inspired me to work beyond what even I imagined was possible. I like to describe my learning experience at Carroll "divergent," that expands your mind and creativity (as opposed to what I call "scantron" learning. The campus is gorgeous and intimate, you really feel like it is your home. I highly recommend Carroll University for your Bachelor's degree!"
Ashley Alagna
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2016
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Pros: Teachers are always available, small program so you know everyone, 4 internship opportunities throughout schooling, various hands-on experience in school, opportunities for leadership, small class sizes Cons: difficult to get into if not a Carroll undergrad, no specificity within program (no specializations), hard to get a clinical site in the area, expensive"
Daniel Verhagen
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Pros: There are several pros to my graduate program. The program challenges me each and everyday. It is challenging on an academic level, but also challenges me to become more personable. I am already better in my communication with others, an essential skill in the Physical Therapy field. Cons: A con of the program, as it may be with any program are the long hours of class. Some classes are hands on, but those that are not can get long."
Stacie Sheck
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2014
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"Great value, small program size, and well developed teaching methods."
Clare Wolf
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"Carroll University is the oldest college campus in Wisconsin and a lot of people love that factor about it. The brick buildings are beautiful and the campus is stunning. But, once you go, you notice some things that are not being kept up to date. It is great that Carroll University wants to preserve its factor that it is the oldest campus in Wisconsin, but you also need to think about the safety of your staff and students. The main campus building is a wreck when you are inside. The building is astonishing from the outside, but every time I sit down and hear the creaks in the floor, I feel like the floor is going to tumble to the ground. If people are walking above you, you hear their creaks and see dirt falling from the ceiling of the room that you are in. Another example is the variations of the hotness and coldness of the buildings where my classes were. One day, the building may be too hot to concentrate in lecture. Other days are too cold to move your hand to write notes or think about anything other than you are cold. The temperature of all the buildings was very unpredictable and made my learning experience impaired. At one point, the building Rankin had a window that was broken and was open in the dead of winter. My class could not shut it and the window was not addressed for at least one month. Another example is the dormitories. I was in two separate dorms in my two years there. In both dorms, the walls were falling apart and parts of the ceiling would fall on my head in the middle of the night. The place was filthy when I moved in, so there must not be a lot of time and effort into the maintenance of the dorms. On the brighter side of things, the program that I chose to be a part of was very organized thanks to my past advisor. I picked Carroll University because of the Marine Biology program and the transfer partnership that Carroll University has with Hawaii Pacific University. So, basically, I came to leave. The science department knew what they were doing and had it all figured out. I did not run into any problems with my scheduling and I knew exactly what classes I needed to take. While I was there, I made the most of my two years. Becoming involved in the soccer team was the best decision I had ever made. Everyone was so nice and my soccer coach helped me through a lot in those two years. On a last note, one thing that bothered me was the cuts of 14 staff members while the rest of the staff got raises this past year. Even tuition was raised by $3,000. Nothing has been done about the safety of the students, but the staff members can get raises and cut a chunk of them out. I will not encourage others to attend Carroll University, but if they do, my advice is to be aware that it is an old campus and there seems to be no updating going on."
Matthew Hermes
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2014
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"The biggest pro is the hands on experience we get working with athletes. We all want to be strength and conditioning coaches. This hands on experience as strength coaches we are getting now is huge for us in our resumes when we are applying for jobs in our future. Another pro is the possibility of being able to teach. A con is the fact that Carroll is a smaller school. We do not have the funding and opportunities of larger schools. Our facilities and equipment are not always available."
LQ McDonald
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2013
  • Degree: Software Engineering
"I do not feel that Carroll University is worth the cost. It is academically underdeveloped and caters to the lowest common denominator of Grad student which leaves experienced Grad students searching for supplemental education on their own time. It felt more like an Undergraduate program than anything else."
Jelena Krstic
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"While Carroll is a smaller school, it is growing quickly and class sizes are growing, making one-on-one time with faculty more difficult. The faculty strive to not only teach students about the field of Physical Therapy, but also how to become the best people they can be. It is truly a small, tight-knit community."
Jeff Sischo
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Excellent program. Affordable and fits into a busy lifestyle with 8 week class format."
Kyle Murison
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Carroll University DPT program is an amazing program. The instructors are top of the line and care about each and every student."