CollegeAmerica Reviews

1.71 out of 5 stars
(36 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $16,972
33% of 36 students said this degree improved their career prospects
33% of 36 students said they would recommend this school to others
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out of 5 stars
Ben Rodriguez - 2/2/2010
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"I see people who are checking out the campus sometimes and I want to tell them, "DON'T DO IT!" I feel so sorry for them because it was me too, one day when I came to see the campus and a lovely woman with Versace glasses told me how great it was going to be to have me as a new student. I was so excited when she presented the paper work. She said "First we need to check with the president (BT) if you're going to be eligible to attend. Your records may put her off and we need to make sure that you're as committed as you say you are." She called me back and said "Congratulations, the president was reluctant but says she will give you a chance." (To me, this seemed like THEY chose ME! but... I would learn later that this was just a ploy to be more eager to attend because I was given a "Chance.") So I filled out the paper work, 36k for a bachelors degree and it was all to be paid as soon as possible. I was not explained the 1/3 rule, if you drop out, you still owe a third. After I watched instructors come and go, students come and go, deans come and go, admin staff come and go, I decided... I came... now it's time to go. During my stay I got into altercations with a couple instructors involving grades, involving disrespect and so on. One instructor was asked to resign and so he GAVE ME AN A! Just because he knew he was leaving. One instructor had to pay, out of her own pocket for materials for us to learn. Not pens and paper, but connectivity wires for a DVD player for the classroom. Can you believe that on avg of 25k per head that is in that school and they can't afford that sort of equipment? The financial aid lady NEVER answered the phone. She rarely called back, she rarely had the right answer to some of my specific questions. Once I over heard a conversation that took place over the phone involving BT and somebody else obviously. I caught the tail end "...I told her no overtime, she'll see it doesn't take much to push me." There was an african american dean of the business department there who was stern but cool and then there was a white guy after him. I tried to come back to the school after I realized that I was 40 grand in debt from this school and If I coudln't beat them, I should join them. I had already paid and I should just suck it up and finish. I came in and sat down to talk to this new dean. He said "if you leave again, you WILL NOT be allowed back... (and the next part is unbelievable but it's true) because there is a NEW sheriff in town and things are going to be changing around here." I flipped my lid of course and told him that, that wasn't the first time somebody had told me that at that school, they soon after quit. Then I decided that I wanted nothing to do with that school and I was going to work my tail off to pay my loans and start somewhere else. If you can imagine, I'm a grown man and a deep depression was over my head over the whole thing. I owed THOUSANDS and couldn't do anything about it. Heading instructors and students argue was a weekly thing. At least once a week I would hear an instructor and a student going at it. I once ran into one of the financial aid employees on campus, at a bar. I asked if he still worked at CA and he said yes. I told him that I hated that school with every fiber of my being and he said... verbatim, "Yeah I still work there, That school sucks!" Every time I think about this school it makes me sad. I watch the commercials about how they get people to come in and offer them a free laptop if they sign up. I think if you're a good school, you shouldn't be offered incentives to enroll. They 18 month program is a joke. I honestly would be embarrassed to tell anybody that my degree came from College America. In fact when people ask me if i've been to school I just tell them, some stupid school. I'm honestly too embarrassed to say the name. Remember that lovely woman with the Versace glasses? I never seen her past the second time I met up with her. She "transferred." I noticed other enrollment specialists come in and out. There's a whole team of salesmen who specialize in getting people locked in to their program. If you're going to spend 40 grand, do it at a state college. Don't look for the fast way out. You'll regret going to a school like this one for the rest of your life."
out of 5 stars
Valena - 10/29/2009
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"I'll tell you the truth, from a student whose is quitting. Oranges? I just finished that class and we had to do each other...30 sticks. They don't use oranges. You have people who don't know what they are doing sticking you, hurting you. Staff are incompetent. They read to you the lecture notes you downloaded and printed up...(like we can't read) that is mostly what a class consist of. Teachers do not go out of their way to teach you...you teach yourself. Classes are too fast to really get it all down. (My grades are very good, so I am not having sour grapes, just in case you wondered) Some teachers yell at students, call them stupid. Yet the fees are extremely high. No one cares if you pass or not,..just your money is important.$40,000 for a 18 month degree. The school is too tiny, classes overcrowded and the rooms are always freezing...winter and summer. Online classes are a joke as are some on campus classes. 4 weeks for each class. Average 16 hours for each course. The books are a laugh too. Some are more like a 6th grader would get, not a college student. Mostly the students are nice. A high drop out rate though. I am switching schools in December. I can't go to a school that is one of the worse. When I signed up..I asked questions and was told stuff that was wrong. If I had known I wouldn't have signed."
out of 5 stars
Cie - 10/20/2009
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"I went to discuss the possibility of enrolling in this school, and the head of the Denver West campus was such a jerk that I would never even consider it. He implied that I had used my child as an excuse to not further my education sooner in life, literally stating that "some people use being a single parent as a reason to further their education while others use it as an excuse to put it off." I was not about to sit still for such abuse. I don't know how the courses are--didn't have a chance to find out. But if this is the way people are treated before even being admitted, I surely would not recommend it."
out of 5 stars
Chantal - 10/16/2009
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"The colorado springs campus is a joke. I have been a student there for over a year, and it's been horrible. There is almost no hands on training. Most instructors just stand in front of the class and read to you for 4 hours off of a slideshow that someone else made. The school seems to only care about the money. Half of the equipment is broken, half the time there's not enough books for all the students, most of the time there's not enough supplies for the whole class. There are people attending that have the H1N1 virus and the school doesnt send them home. They wont even supply bleach for the school to be cleaned with. They give you a big sales pitch when you sign up but don't fall for it. You will regret it. Take my advice and go somewhere else, I wish I would have :("
out of 5 stars
David - 6/9/2008
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"CollegeAmerica offers accelerated programs which allowed me to complete my degree in months rather than years. The education was first rate. The faculty were all professionals in their field and were able to teach real life skills. My only issue I had was they need to add more evening classes to help out people like me that also have full time jobs. The experience and knowledge I gained at CollegeAmerica will allow me to rise far in the computer industry."
out of 5 stars
Dave - 5/30/2008
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"I enjoyed the attitude of the professors, the modern equipment, the library. and the job placement services. I thought that too many students were just wasting their and my time. I got a good job through the school."

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