Davenport University Reviews

  • 21 Reviews
  • Grand Rapids (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,414
64% of 21 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 21 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Justin
  • Reviewed: 4/24/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Literally a waste. The teachers don't care and the classes are too easy. I was never required, nor expected to open a book. This is quite a sad excuse for a school. I'm very disappointed that I wasted my GI bill to go here. I had one couse get snowed out 4 times and rather than take the time to fix it the teacher gave us a take home exam along with the answers."
Gayle
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2020
  • Degree: Business
"Davenport university is a terrible school. The classes are a waste of time and money. Look elsewhere for your education. Attend a real university, not this low-tier school. You will be disappointed. You will realized a degree from this school is not worth the paper on which is printed"
Kendra
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2019
  • Degree: Business
"Davenport University is all about money. They do not care about student success. Their level of communication is also terrible, it is very hard to get a timely response. I would not recommend this school to anyone, especially those who are just starting college."
Disappointed student
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I absolutely do not recommend Davenport (Warren campus) do not waste your time or money looking into applying for their program. The left hand never know what the right hand Is doing! Very unorganized, and none caring... there arent any tutors available to help, except for the ones they have online that barely respond to you because they work! L. is no help, all she does is refer you to talk to your professors, but she is suppose to be the one there to help us figure out how to help us achieve, but instead of doing that, she recommend you just drop! How easy is that to do, no how about you help us figure out where the disconnect is, and help us! Do not waste your time..."
KM Hart
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I attended this university with a lot of insecurities. I was a mid-30s parent, separated, and in a new state. Davenport made my return to college easy with night classes, Saturday courses and online courses. Having business professionals as teachers made it all the more interesting and every course was relevant. My AS degree has paid me very well. I highly recommend this school for continuing your college education. If there were closer, I would return again for a higher degree."
Rebecca Walsh-Wolfe
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2018
  • Degree: Education
"My experience with Davenport has been outstanding. My advisor has gone above and beyond to support me as an older student who works FT and is raising children to boot. My Professors are experienced professionals who have experience conducting research and working in the field. My peers are a mix of colleagues and people new to the profession, and are a wide variety of ages and abilities. I feel that I have received a well-rounded education that has truly prepared me to do the best work of my career."
TullyBSN
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school claims to gear around adult learning, yet they basically forced me to quit my shop because of the ridiculous schedule they assign students. I had to beg and cry to have them change it, they didn't. They said it was my responsibility to convince someone to switch with me. I do not agree with the scheduling protocol and how everything is put through a random generator (I don't believe that) I am pretty sure they choose which students get the better schedule according to who they favor. The entire faculty is unprepared. I made a mistake making the choice to commit to Davenport. Every semester feels like they are setting us up for failure. I would NEVER recommend anyone to this school."
TullyBSN
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school claims to gear around adult learning, yet they basically forced me to quit my shop because of the ridiculous schedule they assign students. I had to beg and cry to have them change it, they didn't. They said it was my responsibility to convince someone to switch with me. I do not agree with the scheduling protocol and how everything is put through a random generator (I don't believe that) I am pretty sure they choose which students get the better schedule according to who they favor. The entire faculty is unprepared. I made a mistake making the choice to commit to Davenport. Every semester feels like they are setting us up for failure. I would NEVER recommend anyone to this school."
Emily Davis
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2017
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"The academic advisors are extremely helpful. The campus is new and clean. The dorms are a little expensive, but there are plenty of other options. You need a car to get around the city or to-and -from school. The teachers are very invested in their students and want them to succeed. The program is new but is accredited."
mwrey
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Davenport University is a great school with a focused curriculum. Please note that the programs here focus on health, business and technology degrees. If these are something you plan to pursue, this is the place for you. With an ever increasing curriculum, you are now able to get an associates degree all the way to a doctorate, depending on your course of study. If you are looking for a educationally focused campus, this is for you."
Katie
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Davenport University is a small college that offers rigorous coursework, diversity, an abundance of student life activities and most importantly a community that will support one to excel in both your professional and personal life. Davenport is committed to helping all students earn their degree and is one of the top colleges in the nation for returning veterans. One will find that professors do more than just instruct classes, they offer continual support and guidance to their students long after a class ends. Davenport University is a Division II school that offers over over 30 sports for students to continue with their athletic passion while achieving their degree. When you hear a Davenport University commercial that says "get where the world is going", they are not kidding."
Bob
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Credits don't transfer to legit universities toward either their Bachelor's or Master's programs. If you plan to go on for a Master's degree chances are you will need to stay at Davenport. Check whether credits transfer to state universities before enrolling."
Martin G
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Computer Networking
"Overall I had a great experience. I know things have changed significantly since I attended, but I hear it was for the better."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"Great program that I could go at my own pace with online classes and apply what I learned to my current position."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"It's a small business school, so the class sizes are 10-30 students as opposed to 300+ students found in a class at a state school. This means more hands-on/one-on-one interaction with both your professors and your classmates. Davenport has a very focused business program and the required electives are related to you major and not just fluff classes."
Siren
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Office Management
"I loved the options Davenport gave me. I was able to take most of my classes online but the classrooms that I was in were small so I was able to get time with the teacher. The online class software was easy to use and I was able to fit classtime in around work and family."
Matt Spaulding
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2014
  • Degree: Accounting
"So far it's great, there has been one teacher that wasn't particularly effective, but the other ones come with a lot of real world experience and have been very helpful. The campus is great, and they offer a decent amount of businesses classes downtown."
JP
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Davenport has an excellent curriculum, it prepares you for your career. The advisor at the Saginaw Campus go beyond their job titles."
Matthew Spaulding
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2014
  • Degree: Accounting
"I like that I actually feel cared about at Davenport. My adviser, who actually just recently left the company unfortunately, really cared about the students, and worked long hours to make sure they were comfortable and got the help they needed. I've taken 4 classes thus far in the graduates program. 3 of the teachers I've really liked, one of the teachers was a bit lacking, but not a bad teacher by any means. I don't think I got too much out of the class though sadly, and they may need to reevaluate some of their staff. They have just about all classes at night which works the best for people like me with a 9-5."
Julia
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2008
"I wanted a school that was strong in health sciences, and Davenport University is. I already knew I wanted to be a nurse, and I wanted to stay in the Grand Rapids area, so it fit. I did not want to live at home though, and I loved the residence halls at Davenport U., they are nice and modern, clean, and with plenty of security so I felt very safe. It made my commute ( walk across campus) to school very easy. The food on campus is good and they have a state of the art fitness center that I made use of at least three times a week. I had everything I needed right there. The student activities committee was busy all the time sponsoring events so there was never a dull moment for me and my soon to be nurses friends! We spent a lot of time in class and studying, the course work is challenging, but we had a lot of fun too. I felt like the education I was getting was preparing me for the reality of working as a nurse. I especially liked the case studies, they were very interesting and I learned a lot from them. Davenport University doesn't just teach you and give you a degree, they help you find a good job as well. I used the career planning services which included having a career coach, having help getting my resume together and interview coaching, which I needed because I was nervous. I knew I had the knowledge to be a good nurse, but I wasn't used to searching for a job in a field like that. The career coach was so helpful, by the time I had my first interview, I felt really ready!"