Concordia University - Saint Paul Reviews

  • 7 Reviews
  • Saint Paul (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,275
60% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of 7 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Sports MSP
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2019
  • Degree: Sports Management
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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"
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I did the online masters program and it was wonderful. I would recommend the program to anyone."
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"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."