City University of Seattle Reviews
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I have selected my programs and list of courses based on their online courses. However, the courses provided by the registrar did not match the courses that were published on the website. The registrar office informed me that their website are being updated and that is the reason for the discrepancy. However, in my second quarter this problem was repeated. I found it odd that a university is unable to publish their courses, and have mis-matched information that they are unable to correct for nearly 5 months!? I signed up taking classes for online, but had to go to the school multiple times because I had a hard time connecting with the instructor. Multiple times the instructor did not answer questions I have posted for over a week, so I had to resolve it by making an appointment and go onsite to talk to someone. After completing my second quarter I have decided to leave the university and pursue my education somewhere else. They did give me credits for the courses I have completed - thank God - so I was able to transfer those. I found their whole registration procedure was out of whack, not sure why. The frustration with enrollment and my problems with the instructor led me to believe that they are not as good as they advertise. At least this is what I have experienced in my situation. I understand there are good reviews about the school, so I recommend to do your research before deciding to enroll. Weigh the pros and cons, talk to the advisor, read reviews on instructors, and also read reviews on GlassDoor. I am aware the GlassDoor reviews are mainly used for employee reviews, but I've heard from other students that they had a high turnover rate. Maybe that has to do something with the inconsistency of the information the registrar's office have (...or didn't have...), and the fact that faculty is leaving (or left) maybe in indicator about the school that should be taken into consideration.
Very bad experience. The course name does not match the course content, and instructor only read PPT. As an IT student, they don't have the lab in the school and they even teach business concepts in the class. Some of my classmates are from the foreign country and they used google translate to finish there homework. However, they got at least 3.3 each course.
This was a great program. The professors addressed question and comments quickly and made this a very practical way of going back to school. My advisor was top notch. My only concern that I might have is the cost but I was lucky enough not to have to pay for this degree. I can say I really did learn a lot about project management and this has set me up for success.