Concordia University - Saint Paul Reviews
Do not go here. I'm still enrolled but it's because I'm only 6 or so months away from graduating and I'm trapped. The financial aid office absolutely ruined my financial plan and my VA benefits and they won't even admit their mistake. That part aside, the school advertises "flexible" online classes with schedules for working adults. One of the first classes I took had a Group project component with extensive meeting requirements in order to do. This means that 4 working adults with families need to coordinate their schedules weekly. It's impossible and certainly not in line with the "flexible" class schedules as advertised. Courses are WAY to expensive, if I could go back in time I never would have applied. I advise anyone reading this to do the same. There's a lot more options out there for much less the cost. I thought Concordia might be better learning experience being a private school and more expensive, but that has not been my experience so far. Avoid at all cost.
I originally came to Concordia because I sought a better education than the public schools. I wanted to be pushed to do my best, to new levels I hadnt yet attained. More importantly I wanted a degree with value. These hopes and desires burned out pretty quickly when I arrived on campus. In one semester, between two separate classes, I had close to 40% of my classes cancelled. This frustrated me, being that I was the one paying 5 figures to be there. A large portion of the teachers there clearly do not care, as I accumulated close to no assignments for the whole semester in multiple classes. Just wait, it gets better. On top of all this, once you arrive at the end of your semester, you are basically done. Some classes do not even require a final, and if they do it will likely be cake walk. I personally had 1 real final, followed by TWO TAKE HOME FINALS AND AN ONLINE FINAL. No, that is not a joke, and yes, this technically is a real college (debateable).Why should I work as hard as I need to when Chad from the football team can google the answers (students have actually found the exact same question from a final on yahoo answers, quizzlet, etc). However, one of the most eye opening aspects of Concordia came to me in a macroeconomics class when I had a proffesor explain to the class how many businesses do not take a degree from concordia seriously. This was an actual proffesor bashing on the very school he teaches at. Need any more warning signs? On top of all this the school is extremely poor and some of the facilities looked a scene from dystopian novel. There is also the fact that if youre not an athlete, you essentially take second priority, and are treated as so. Being such a small school, the majority of students in the traditional undergrad program are athletes, and many of them hold certain judgements about others who arent just like them. The bottom line is if you are serious about your education, explore other options. I could rant more about the horrible food or disgusting state of the dorms, but if you really would like to know go ahead and waste four years yourself! :) Thank you for reading and I truly hope this provides some guidance to whoever may need it.
This college has a great support team. they call and check up on you even when nothing is wrong. they love to help and do anything in their power to make sure you have the best education you can possibly receive. The teachers are amazing and the material is really easy to understand. Great college all around
I did the online masters program and it was wonderful. I would recommend the program to anyone.
It was a great decision. I learned a lot, made a lot of connections and developed a set of skills that I wouldn't have been able to anywhere else.