Chamberlain University Reviews

  • 415 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $19,375 - $19,900
61% of 415 students said this degree improved their career prospects
54% of 415 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 9/27/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"My advisor at Chamberlain is very disorganized. If I ever have a simple question, I will call them and be on the phone for hours, being transferred multiple times during the call, until finally someone answers me. The school is very large and very disorganized. Also I have been taking classes for over a year and can honestly say I have not gained much if any knowledge."
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2023
  • Degree: RN to MSN
"Chamberlain University has truly been a blessing in disguise for me. My husband is active duty military, so with that comes the possibility of relocation. Chamberlain University's staff has been extremely accommodating to the military changes and helpful when we had to relocate in the middle of classes. I am looking forward to continuing my education with Chamberlain as the staff and courses have been excellent to do. At the college where I received my associate in applied science, I had academic accommodations due to a learning disability; however, with Chamberlain, the online courses provided excellent videos and many different ways to learn allowing me to work more independently without feeling the need to use accommodations. I will always talk highly of the staff and the education I receive from Chamberlain."
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Chamberlain allowed me to pursue my dream and opened so many doors for myself and family. I was able to balance family life with my schooling and that meant everything to me as I have 4 little girls under 10. I was able to graduate SUMMA and now have an amazing job as a CVICU nurse. I’m so grateful for everything they’ve done for me"
Go elsewhere for FNP
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2023
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Getting my Master's degree at Chamberlain University is the worst expense I've ever made. The program is subpar, but clinical placement and approval is horrendous. Same complaint as everyone else here - I will have to sit out for 8 weeks to no fault of my own. I've paid $8,000 for my clinical sites in addition to the program's cost. I work full time - I've taken time off & that money is also wasted. I do worry that I'll be able to land a job from this school. Waste of time, energy, and money."
Prefer not to say
  • Reviewed: 8/3/2023
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"This school practically goes out of its way to ensure you don't graduate on time. I had a practicum application in in February that was not addressed until August, and am now sitting out September session. They ensure you have paid enough by the time you rely on them to get things done that you really cannot drop out, and you can't switch programs or even schools because their credits are worthless other places. I regret and feel shame that I chose Chamberlain. Every day I feel sick to my stomach knowing they full well take advantage of students and neglect them. This school created so much unnecessary stress on me and my family, I would NEVER recommend this program to anyone. I've also been teaching myself EVERYTHING, the exams don't make sense or even match what's on the reviews or modules. No rhyme or reason to anything. Professors are a mess and can't keep anyone or anything straight."
jacqueline sielaff
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2023
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Chamberlain FNP program is a nightmare once you enter the second year specifically assessment class on. You need to find your own clinical placement- ok fine hard enough... but then they must approve it. They take months to approve with no communication at all. You can try to email and call everyday with no answer. The teachers do not teach, only grade. There are no lectures, you must just read the book. I have 3 friends in the program and we all have nothing but horror stories to tell. Asking teachers how to study for exams and being told they cannot view the exam, being given PowerPoints that are years old to study that do not relate to the current class, never being given rationales for answers. They are not preparing me for my exam or practice. I am honestly worried someone will report them to the board of education or sue them before I graduate in a few months! I need to finish and get out. I have all my attempts at communication incase something goes wrong."
Kimberly Marsh
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"The first 2 years were okay. Customer service was adequate. Classes were okay. Instructors were mostly responsive within 48hrs. Once being accepted into the MSN program, everything changed. Customer service was ZERO. No kidding. The computer generated patient assessment did not prepare many of the students for the real world. We all had a hard time. And no one would call back from the program. Literally, an assistant called me stating that she had been hired, trained for an hour, and was told to tell all the callers that no one from the program was returning phone calls or able to answer questions. Really?? You mean, after receiving $60,000, you no longer want to provide customer service anymore? I was also told that unless I was a minority I wasn't going to get any calls back or any assistance in the MSN program. So, myself and 2 other friends transferred from Chamberlain to in-state universities. Please understand, if you are not a minority, do not waste your time or hard earned money here."
Ashlee Smith
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2023
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I graduated with a 3.7 GPA. The course work left me unprepared. The customer service is absolutely horrible. I could never get an advisor or anyone on the phone for anything but if you call and say you’re a prospective student you get through right away. This “ college” does not value its current students. The professors do not care and don’t really even read your work. You’ll pass if you show up for the online courses. I was doing a grant program with my place of work and let me tell you that my work does not even associate with them anymore bc of how awful they are. They are also very over priced. This place is a joke. Save yourself"
Annie LaBombard
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2023
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Chamberlain College of Nursing was recommended to me when I decided to continue my journey and obtain my BSN. While I initially was not finding the information I was seeking when looking them up, I am immensely glad I persevered and enrolled in their program. My experience with all the staff has always been nothing but positive, they are extremely helpful with any and all questions I have presented, and they have made my time learning smooth. While classes can be demanding during the 8 week sessions, they are broken down to a point where it can be easily managed while also working full time with a family at home. I would absolutely recommend Chamberlain to anyone seeking higher education!! 5 stars all the way!!"
Michael Miracle
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2023
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"There is no transparency to this school. Once your onboard you are left to your own device. The other day they did an ACH from bank account unauthorized. I am currently in the process of leaving the school. Getting out while I am still early before any more errors on their behalf which I suffer the consequences from their actions."
Maria Garcia
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"When you sign in they are quick with the process for their own convenience.....once you start your classes you are on your own. You are left with no support, teachers don't support you, and they don't care about your future or anything regarding your success. When it comes to clinical sites, there is no support, not even to get a list of places as a reference......0 support, if you have a question regarding your clinicals, they will not answer your calls nor emails......I regret starting this program with this school...please run away and save your money, time and energy with a supported school and professional institution."
Jessica S
  • Reviewed: 7/4/2023
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I graduated in 2021 from the BSN program and had a great experience. I am in my last few months of the FNP program, which has been a disaster. The program, coursework, instructors, and immersion weekend have been fine; however, the coordination of preceptors and practicum sites has been ridiculous and unbelievable. The ELC department does not coordinate anything with the students, give misinformation, cancel pending applications without your knowledge or why the application was canceled, or reply to emails with a "follow up" to the original email you sent them with a copy of your initial email, nothing else. (this has happened multiple times) You can call at various times during the day and get people with significantly different information or lack of knowledge on their protocols from another department other than the ELC. I want to think that with the current healthcare system needing the additional support of NPs in practice, coordination and assistance would be a top priority to get these students into the field. I have explored several options to get my degree at another institution and would NOT recommend anyone to take the FNP program through this school."
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2023
  • Degree: RN to BSN Campus
"I won’t forgive myself for being assigned to this school. I have been in this school for one year and I can’t even identify if it’s a school or a threat place where we as students are the ones who pay for every error that they make. No one will help or listen to you in order to fix any issue. Recently they came up with a national exam where professors are not allowed to write the exam, professors cannot guide students on what to study, and professors can only teach but not communicate with students. We have to figure out everything by ourselves. I had a classmate whose mother died on Friday, and they told her she has to come for clinical the next day which is Saturday she made it with tears all day during the clinical. Another classmate was sick during the clinical they did not allow her to go home, right after clinical she went to the emergency. Professors have been leaving and those who stay teach 3 to 4 classes some of them just come and lecture, yet they can‘t really teach because they are tired and we as students have to pay for that. Honestly, I can’t wait for this semester to be over to take myself out of that crazy place called school."
Jamie Clay
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2023
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health)
"They lied about the tuition. They lied regarding my computer compatibility with their learning platform. I was unable to study their program with my computer. I withdrew from their program before the deadline. They are billing me for their services unreceived and have sent me to collections!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT TRUST THIS SCHOOL"
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"One of the worst experiences with clinicals I’ve ever had. I’m working on my MSN informatics degree, and not only is the clinical process awful because you have to find your own clinicals, I have been waiting for MONTHS to get approved after I have submitted everything. There is no communication in this school. It has pushed back my graduation date and caused an immense amount of stress. RUN from this school, the stress truly isn’t worth it."
Amanda L
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2023
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I received my BSN through this school and had no complaints. Now I am in the middle of earning my FNP and I have nothing nice to say. The department to approve the clinical sites is in no way accessible to the students. They have my site approval on hold for the second semester in a row for no reason. It is the same site that I was going to and the site is approved for future semesters. I have called multiple times. Spoken to multiple people that just say, "We cannot do anything, give them a few more days." I have sent multiple emails with no responses. The more frustrating aspect is even the Chamberlain admission team cannot contact the department that is supposed to approve my clinic site. The department that needs to approve the site put on their hold that a contract needs to be renewed. 1) The email they sent also stated that it didn't need to be renewed until June and I could enroll as long as I was able to get my clinic days in before the renewal date. 2) My clinic site states the contract was valid through 2024. 3) The practicum page states that the contract for my site has been approved. So what is the hold for? 4) Chamberlain sent an email stating that there was a way to register even though the clinical site was not completely finished. However, none of the advisors will use this option. This same exact situation happened last semester and I was not able to enroll. This is going to put me back even further. I am not usually a person who leaves bad reviews, but I am desperate to get their attention."
Clay Parry
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2023
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care)
"Jerked everyone around. Never answer the phone. Hangs up. Not responsive at all. Almost everyone I met in my classes share the same opinion. They are awful. Even when we tried to rate the classes. They would not let you select below an eight. Many hiccups in the software used which had negative implications on our grade. Rejected clinical work with only two weeks to spare so we were forced to wait on taking the class. No help on any of this from the councils or school."
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2023
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"The first year was great. You learn at your own pace and can still work full-time. Some professors truly care and others are nonexistent. As many others have written NR509 was incredibly challenging. There are two exams that cover an immense amount of material that just can not be learned entirely in 4 weeks. The study guide is vague and essentially pointless. I submitted practicum information early and on time. Some even a year in advance. ELC did not finish the completion of my clinical site approval on time and when I tried emailing them or creating a support case, no one responded to me. I waited over the phone for an hour and finally got a hold of someone from academic advising to whose response was that ELC was "overwhelmed" and all calls were being deferred. I was told there was nothing to do but wait. The semester started on Sunday, I had to be at my clinic on Tuesday. I hadn't heard from anyone and as a professional student, I let my clinic site know that my school fell behind and I wouldn't be able to complete my hours this term. It was embarrassing and incredibly frustrating. Chamberlain finally approved my contract on a Wednesday of the first week without contacting me and automatically registered me. It is too late! How can someone register you midweek?? Discussion posts are due and I already let my clinic site know about what happened. I had to call ELC and they made it seem like it was my personal decision to drop from NR511. Please, please save yourself the headache and the unnecessary drama. FNP school is hard enough. Select your school wisely before choosing Chamberlain."
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2023
  • Degree: Social Work
"Steer clear of this school, I wish I would have done my research for this school. The academic support advising is a joke and I can never get ahold of financial aid office. I wanted to drop out of this school as soon as I began because there is no structure whatsoever with classes and the instructors rarely get back with you. This college is a joke and I wish I would have never applied here for my Master’s in Social Work. I am currently in the process of dropping out, but I need to get ahold of financial aid services to help me with this process, which is going to take a miracle due to not answering any phone calls."
Jose Furtado
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"If you are looking for a university that does not meet application deadlines. That will delay your graduation. It has bad management. Chamberlain University is the university you are looking for. They are always behind on their applications and say they are working to improve. But it never got better. It got worse."