City University of Seattle Reviews

  • 59 Reviews
  • Seattle (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,973
75% of 59 students said this degree improved their career prospects
56% of 59 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Stanislav Alexandravich
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2021
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"Overall, City University offers a decent program for counselling since they bring a lot of theory as well as practical knowledge into it. It is a good university for those that lead very busy lives and those that might not have the same credentials required for other universities. Some professors are very professional and organized, but others are not. For each course you get multiple professors for some reason and at times there is no clear communication between them so misinformation is given to the students. Sometimes it also seems like these professors don't have enough time or willingness to give good feedback and grading. At times it feels like they are just trying to give some grade regardless of whether you did well or not. If you have the ability to go to a major real university, do it. Otherwise, this can be a good choice if you don't have the ability to attend other universities."
Robin
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"One star because negative stars are not possible nothing is right with this place and need to be shut down as soon as possible. I have done my masters in 2020 and in 2 years found nothing good in this garage like place (1) Teachers can manipulate your marks , in my case they posted on blackboard app the score that is much higher than the score they give to me actually (2) There so no body or authority that can hear students and teachers and staff are all worthless. I wonder the got there staff from any garage sale. Each teacher will burp that he have so much years of experience outside USA (mainly they are talking about CHINA). In reality they are worthless (3) Teacher name Joshua can be found on other websites advertising about his MBA course in City University and his teaching is based on news only. (4) They will give full grades to Chinese students even if they present Boston dynamics videos in an HR Presentation claiming there will be no HR department in future and only Robots will work (5) No security, 2 Chinese students lost there bags with passport, laptop etc. but there was no camera nearby (6) Lots of more -ve , depressing place, stone age curriculum, For profit business that loves taking your money, Crooks and Liars, No responsibility of advisors. please be unemployed rather than going there"
Ivy
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2019
  • Degree: Elementary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I started the education program back in 2011. While I was in the program, it was completely mismanaged. The people in charge didn't seem to know much about how things were supposed to be done, so in turn, my cohort was misguided. Communication was not effective. I had to extend my program by a quarter because of an oversight by our program mentor. Fast forward 7 years later, and I am still having issues. From releasing my degree in order to renew my teaching certificate to releasing my transcripts so that I may begin a masters program, everything has been an issue. They do not work without, and they seem to not care about whether or not you succeed. My colleagues have never had issues with the universities they attended, and if I had to do it over again, I would go through WGU. CityU is mismanaged, they have jaded and apathetic staff, they are incredibly expensive for what they offer. I advise all others to steer clear of this place."
Joshua
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2019
  • Degree: MBA in Organizational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"CityU offers a learning experience that is thought out and intuitive, resulting in an environment of success. You get out of higher learning what you put in, and as a working adult, continuing education is difficult. The time commitment and need to be well organized is extraordinary in this program, but the payoff is great. I would recommend the MBA program to anybody looking to increase their business knowledge and attain skills to advance their careers. Truly a very positive experience online, on the Seattle campus and at the National University campus in San Diego."
Josh
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"City University of Seattle has been a phenomenal experience. Due to my military career, I have had the pleasure of taking classes in classroom and online at Washington State University, Old Dominion University (BSBA), University of Hawaii, Southwestern (Oregon), and Olympic College (AA). The courses and instructors at CityU have provided appropriate instruction, both in-person as well as in the distance courses at CityU. The MBA program was instrumental in preparing me for managing a non-profit as well as managing a business in the wealth management industry. I recommend the MBA and DBA program."
Gringa a in paradise
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2000
"While I learned a lot from instructors and other students. The job market was such that getting my degree from other than a renowned State University was a waste of money. It helped me only by allowing me to keep a promise to my mother and myself. The bottom line is next degree I earn will be done through a public university."
None
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2018
  • Degree: Counseling
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"Some teacher's are great, others are VERY bad. There is a culture of not addressing student concerns and students are generally treated with disrespect. Certain classes revolve around the pet theory of the administrator (his own) to the exclusion of other relevant theories and practices. During the in-person interview, prospective students are informed by the administrator that he only devotes part of his time to the University does take kindly to being contacted about concerns."
Shidian
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2018
  • Degree: Computer Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"This is a terrible university in Seattle. Their campus only has one building and two floors. I studied CS at this university but I thought I learned more business concepts. Most professors only read slides and they don't know how to answer my questions. Plagiarism is common in my class but they always can get a better grade than me. It is really easy to get a diploma and you even don't need to read the book."
Emilia
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2018
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"As I current international MBA student at City U I must say that the quality at City U is average. The University accepts all kinds of Asian students whose English is really bad. Then they want you to work in teams with these students and finally they grade you as a team when you do most of the work. So it doesn't matter how much you work, you get an average grade and the person next to you whose English is bad is graded the same. They accept these students as they make money and all they care is profit. Then they hire some average instructors who read from slides during class and if you ask them questions, they ask the rest of the class. Absolute joke! There are maybe 2 or 3 professors who I consider prepared to teach. I can't wait to graduate and just forget about this so called Master's Program which is an absolute joke!"
Louis
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2018
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"This school has done a terrible job. From mishandling my grades and getting me into class late to professors that just tell you to go research the subject and don't even give a lecture on the basics. One professor kept making up new requirements for our papers as time went on which screwed up my schedule. Staff are very unhelpful and if anything goes wrong they just blame it on you and don't even look into the problem. I'm planning on transferring out as soon as I can. It has been a total waste of my time and money."