Chamberlain University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,375 - $19,900
63% of 340 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 340 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jennie RN
  • Reviewed: 10/2/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Like many of you, I have had a horrible experience and am rethinking my whole Nursing future and the $40,000 I already wasted on Chamberlain...or so it feels. I am highly frustrated and just disappointed about the difficulties I have dealt with at Chamberlain. I was told I did not meet the minimum GPA, which is true I missed it by 2/10's of a point. However, this all occurred while I had a difficult pregnancy and before I could take an official break, my grades dropped. And as I look back, there were a few late assignments that were on me due to issues with my pregnancy, fatigue, etc. However, a great deal of missed point were for APA formatting issues. I had numerous people who have never had issues with APA and completed their Masters programs with no APA issues reviewing my work and yet it seems almost every instructor seemed to switch up the rules on me. And any type of working with the teachers on these issues...did not help. The grades stood. "
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2018
  • Degree: RN to MSN
"I cannot express my disappointment in this school. They change policies without telling you. They kick you out of classes without notice for no reason. I was reading some of the reviews on here and I so wish I had seen these first before wasting 3 years of my time and $40,000 of my money for nothing. Multiple advisors have told me the college was wrong but they can do nothing to fix it. I went to the dean of the nursing program and she responded to my issue with the most unprofessional response which was basically its too bad. They changed a policy and dropped me from the program. She would not even call me on the phone to speak to me. Its sad that there is no accountability for their wrongdoing. I wish I knew who I could report this to in order to save other students from the same horrible experience."
Seffron Boyle
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Amazing instructors. Adult Learning is difficult and they get it. The instructors guide and assist as needed to ensure success. Working and having a family and going to school seemed next to impossible. But I did it. I really did it. Its not easy, it takes hard work and discipline. Set aside the time you need and achieve your dreams."
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
No Name
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I found out way to late that Chamberlain on-line is a terrible school! Run the other way! There is no support here, grading is ridiculous, APA format mistakes should not be taken away from your grade they should be a learning tool. I was supposed to graduate this year now who knows when it will be. I had 5 months off from school because I couldn't find a clinical site. Before that I had a clinical site, went one day and was told I couldn't continue because of paperwork issues. Classes are changed in the middle of them, clinical advisors are no help. Two ridiculous trips to Chicago in an over priced hotel. I give Chamberlain no rating stars out of 5!"
Student X
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"This school used to have a good program until they went into cahoots with APEA. They now require TWO (2) unneeded trips to Chicago just to make students go to the Q Center where Chamberlain gets a rebate for the 100s of students that are required to go there every 2 months. They require that students pass the APEA predictor exam before graduation and also attend an APEA review at the Q Center and students have to pay all that travel money again. If students do not stay in the overpriced rooms at the Q Center, they have to pay $75 just to breathe the air in the Q Center and get a lame lunch. We could have gone to the same review at a place closer to home but they would not accept it, even though it is the same damned class with the same instructors. The alternative to going is a 30+ page paper on every body system, which is unreasonable so they assure students go to the review and make money for APEA, the Q Center and the Dean at Chamberlain.. It could be that the Dean also has a personal relationship with APEA which makes everything smack of impropriety and a scam They also require students to go to Chicago for the "Immersion" which is a lame way to do check off on doing a physical assessment. Other schools require students to do a head to toe physical assessment and video it for a grade. The immersion weekend is another way to get kickbacks from the Q Center. I studied for months only to go in and have to do a skin assessment which took 5 minutes. That's it. Total waste of time and money. This school is a scam to make money so stay away. There are other schools out there that do not require all the APEA stuff just so the Dean can get a kickback from it."
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2018
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"There are pros and cons to this school. Pros- nursing techniques and simulation rooms are great, facilities are adequate for learning, time in classroom setting is appropriate. Cons-THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL FOR WORKING ADULTS!!Expectations of workload for one class (discussions, papers, ATI, labs) are unrealistic and most students have 2 or 3 classes. Teachers will begin to assign work for the next term before the current term is completed. Staff is rude and conduct themselves in an unprofessional manner. The school wants anonymous surveys of the class and the professor for both online and on-campus classes, but the on-campus staff will ask you to turn it in person, so there is no room for improvement. Certain online classes should not be taught online (critical thinking, all maths) as concepts are hard to understand via online. If you have a children or other responsibilities outside of school. Plan accordingly. The staff is not accommodating and for the remainder of the program you will have no life."
Roger Keith
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Please do yourself a favor and STAY AWAY from Chamberlain. I have had major difficulties in trying to understand how they do business. They don't seem to have the program organized and change policies-procedures in the middle of a class. System goes down in the middle of a test and is unstable so you must wait for something to be repaired before continuing. You are stuck with a for profit school that you must jump through unnecessary hoops for. Material must be acquired by you and instructors are extremely picky about APA style in every single regard so points are taken off for ridiculous reasons. The amount of coursework while you are doing coursework is absurd. It seems to be busy work and I don't recommend this program if you have a family or even work a couple days a week. Please do your research and understand what you are getting into before you pay several thousand dollars!"
Bad choice
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2018
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Online RN-BSN biggest waste of money in my entire 50 years of existence Bad choice not worth the money do your research on these for profit companies before you use them for educational purposes they don't care if you succeed because once you sign up you have to pay regardless close to $2000.00 per class"
  • Reviewed: 7/4/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am currently a student at the Chicago Chamberlain campus. I have to agree to a point with most of the reviews . Chamberlain constantly changes policies and has no intention of keeping their word . For example, I was told I could take all my pre- reqs online, which was a major plus.. convience is a huge factor in today's world. However, within my first year they took away that option.. a set back, but I decided to keep a positive attitude and move forward. Shortly after that I was sent an email 2 days prior to a class starting, that stated "it was beyond their control" and they had to cancel classes. They offered one option, it was to come all day Saturday for the class. As a dental hygienist, I have patients scheduled months in advance and Saturday is an important day. Not only is this not flexible learning, but it's not" beyond their control." The building burning down is beyond their control, not their incompetence to hire adequate staff.. Furthermore, it pushed my graduation date back 4 months. I have managed to do well, but it is definitely self taught for the most part. The frustration of dealing with advisors and new/changing policies is like adding another 3 credit hours to most sessions. I would not recommend this school, but you get stuck.. you can't transfer courses. Lastly, I had courses from IU and DePaul they didn't take, that goes along with the territory of a money hungry for-profit school. I knew what a for-profit school was all about going in, but the flexibility that they offered seemed great.. I would have been accepted to most schools. It's too bad they didn't keep up that end of the bargain, there is no flexibility . You will not graduate when they tell you will either. So in my opinion, anything good they had to offer at one time , is gone. I wish I wasn't stuck, but I am. I'm just trying to make the best of it, but I only wish I had known the reality.. I would have spent the extra admission time... it just goes to say, "Things that seem too good to be true, usually are." Lesson learned! Good luck to all future nurses... :)"
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I am in the graduate FNP program, I did well in 5 of the 6 MSN core classes. In the last MSN core class, EBP, I failed with a 75.9 and 76 is passing. The professor took many points off of assignments without reasonable rationale. Appealing this grade was a waste of time, I got an email from school telling me that I have to retake the course in less than 12 hours. My grade point average went from a 3.55 to a 2.95. I can not transfer to another school because I have too many credits to transfer into another graduate program. In addition, my grade point average is now below a 3.0 I will not continue in the FNP program at Chamberlain. I did get my BSN at Chamberlain which was expensive and challenging but overall a rewarding experience. I believe that it would be helpful if the instructors had the same grading polices. In the graduate course that I failed, the professor took large amounts of points off of written assignments and discussions for reasons that I didn't even understand. I have never had so many points taken off of any assignments for APA format errors in any of the courses that I completed at Chamberlain. This experience was both discouraging and enlightening. I now realize that going to Chamberlain College of Nursing for my FNP was a great mistake. I guess I had to fail the last MSN graduate core course, before beginning the FNP specialty tract courses, to help me understand that I have made a big mistake!"
The worst most inconsiderate school Ive ever been in.
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"The worst school Ive ever been to. I only lasted 1 semester before I left to another school. Inconsiderate and unprofessional. The professors dont explain anything in detail and administration is useless. I had to teach myself the class material the whole time because the professors only read the PowerPoints rather than actually talk about the subjects. Also, they care nothing about ones personal lives and trials... actually made students provide and obituary copy of deceased family members for missing assignments. By far my biggest academic mistake was to waste my money in Chamberlain (Arlington,VA Campus)"
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Great school. Great teachers. Problem based approach teaching strategy. Tuition is affordable. You study at your own pace. The program has assignment deadlines but it is realistic. You can still work full time. You will be ready to pass the boards. You must secure your own practicum sites."
no name
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Chamberlain Atlanta does have really good resources and some of the teachers truly care about your success. However, some of the staff is very confrontational, rude, and disrespectful. A lot of them act as though they are better than you and treat you like a child. It's almost worse than high school. Ask too many questions? A teacher reported a classmate of mine for "constantly challenging her" and verbal abuse (even though she was never "verbally abusive"). The only truly good parts about this school are the tutor resources through CAS and the fact that theirs no waiting list to get in. They are constantly unorganized and the staff never communicate with each other so they never have a clue what's going on."
L Twomey
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Each professor is very different with their grading scales. Also, you will spend many hours on the phone with student services if you have a problem. You do not have one specific academic counselor to discuss issues with. The advice you receive will be very inconsistent. You do have to find your own practicum site without help. Some of the software programs such as "elog" is SO slow. You will spend hours resubmitting your patient information and difficulty meeting deadlines. If you go to this school, you are on your own. Expect to spend hours being inconvenienced."
Robbed of Degree
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult)
"Stay away from this school. It is totally a rip off. Course requirements change without student being notified. Requires an exit exam at the end of the course that they don't prepare you for. I felt as though I taught myself everything. Dropped from school for 2 points of passing exit exam and now have to take a whole year and clinicals over because they would not let me retake the last class after completing the whole entire program with a 3.6GPA. Also had an A in the final class but didn't pass due to exit exam."
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"The nursing program was really good overall but do plan on possibly travelling an hour for clinical sites. The program does not pair students and sites by location but rather a lottery style first come, first serve. Also, there is absolutely NO way to plan the final coal obligations each month. Students who dont receive 100% tuition coverage have different monthly payments month to month which was a horrible experience."
Stay away
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"The negatives reviews are true.!!!!! Please stay away. Even if you are on your death bed with all the doctors notes you can get, you might as Well forget it. Bad grading , biased and expensive. Whatever you say over the phone is being written down word for word and communicated with your Professors are not understanding and rude, will give you 24 hours to do one weeks work plus paper and discussion after you get out of the hospital. . Then , on top of that, they refuse to review your grades. When you call and want to dispute, they tell you it's up to the professors discretion. What!. You don't even learn anything. Some professor did not even respond to my discussion for 6 weeks. Am like how exactly am I suppose to learn anything? . They will admit anyone and anything from anywhere. Trust me.when you get in, you will fight for your money, savings and start paying that student loan back before you even reach 40 percent of the course. Word to the wise. If you don't believe me, go try and see."
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I attended this Chamberlain for my BSN and was very satisfied. I started taking my Masters and I am not happy at all. My teacher was very unreasonable with my grading and discussion. They only want you to use there scholarly articles which would take hours to find, to fit your papers. The professor seems like she was targeting me to fail.They do not let you pick what professor you want to take for this reason. I am not happy with this program and I am at the beginning. I heard they change the curriculum to weed people out. Getting your Masters should not be this intense nor stressful, it should feel like an accomplishment. I am not going to continue with chamberlain. My professor was on rate my professor as being on of the worst professors. A lot of the students did drop out of my class in the beginning and I should have followed. Please try another school"
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Very quick ADMISSIONS and very quick DISMISSALS. They drop you like flies even if you are 1 or 2 points off the expected final grade. 76% in your core assignments which is all 3 exams and like 20% ATI. ATI systems I thought was an okay learning tool but soon later found that it tricks student into thinking that their resources are reliable. Just launched Fall 2017 and we were the guinea pigs. Most questions are based on the ATI style questions but re-worded on the actual exams which confuses innocent Nursing students like myself. Went to CAS (center for academic success) almost daily but barely helped. May 2017- Feb 2018 spent 15K even with financial aid all for nothing. WATCH OUT FOR YOUR TIME & MONEY THEY WILL GET YOU! CHAMBERLAIN CARES ONLY FOR YOUR MONEY."