Concordia University - Saint Paul Reviews

  • 11 Reviews
  • Saint Paul (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $24,400
60% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
73% of 11 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 3/16/2023
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Concordia St.Paul, specifically the M.S. ITM program is one of the worst programs around. Professors turn a blind eye to blatant plagiarism happening all across the program and this makes it extremely difficult for those who actually want to learn to learn from each other as most of the time the online discussions are just there for people to get points and not for people to actually learn. As a master's program that relates to I.T. management this program may offer courses that seem to help people how management works but in reality all of the work done is just research based and nothing practical. You don't interact with your classmates and in my cohort there may only be 2-3 people who actually shares their thoughts in class. The biggest problem with CSP is that all they care about is money. They don't care about the programs or how well it prepares their students. All the program does is get as many international students with no background in IT and get them an easy degree where they use third party homework helpers constantly to help them through out the program. The majority of the professors are all burnt out and don't seem to have the desire to teach anymore. They just teach the same old things from 2-3 years back and give generic feedback on your assignments. Overall, CSP is a place to get a cheap and easy degree. If you truly care about learning. Do not apply here. Find something else as this is a cheap university for a reason."
Sports MSP
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2019
  • Degree: Sports Management
"If you want to earn an easy piece of paper and be set back 25k, then this is your school. Unless you already work in sports, do not pursue this major, just get an MBA, youll be further ahead. I completed this degree, and learned very little new substance from my undergrad. Despite finishing, then walking, they at first refused to give me my diploma. They said I missed the first course of the cohort. What I soon learned is they placed me into a cohort that was in its second course and they never advised or followed up to ensure I took the intro course. The intro course was an all encompassing course to intro the degree field, so the irony of taking it at the end of the coursework was laughable. What they really wanted was the money. Due to their error, they ended up waiving the course. I just feel there are many other schools out there that arent a degree mill like this one. And I hate to crush your dreams, but likely I said, unless you already work in sports, this masters degree will not help you at all, unless youre ready to step back and earn $30k upon graduation."
Current MFA online student
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2019
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"The online MFA program is new and quite good. The professors are dedicated and provide a strong foundation in theory and craft. There is a wide diversity of students (of all genres), but you get out of it what you put into it. The program's strong points outweigh the weak points, in my opinion. Since getting a real teaching job is nearly impossible unless you go to the elite programs, this program is well-suited to those who want to improve their writing, simple as that, and have a day job that they need to keep doing. It's expensive, and there is almost no funding, so this program is not for those who have the time, talent, and financial resources to dedicate a few years of their life, 24 hours a day, to becoming a writer. I wish I could do that, but responsibilities weigh me down. And if you're like me and live thousands of miles from any graduate program in English, it's perfect. When finished, I'll have an unknown MFA, but it has been my dream to have one. And it will definitely have been a well-earned one."
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2018
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
Ron J
  • Reviewed: 4/24/2018
  • Degree: Business
"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."
Charles Leslie
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Concordia University - St. Paul is one of the greatest places that you could choose to receive your education. All of the faculty are knowledgeable, supportive, and available every step of the way. Although this program is still in the making, the curriculum and staff has already proven to produce competent and autonomous pre-professional individuals."
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"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"
Madeline Swain
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2017
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Concordia University Saint Paul is where I currently attend school to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I have also attended Concordia University St.Paul for my undergraduate Biology Bachelors degree. I had an excellent experience at Concordia. The class sizes were small and the workload was manageable. I felt I was able to really connect with my classmates and professors on a level I wouldn't have been able to at a large college."
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Education
"I did the online masters program and it was wonderful. I would recommend the program to anyone."
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
Ben Holker
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Our program is a first year program so we are still working out the finer details but the quality of the program has been fantastic. Everyone working for the University has been all their time and effort to make this programs succeed. Each individual has been welcoming and helpful from the first day of the application process."