Independence University Reviews - Bachelor's in Business
Review of Business Bachelors Degrees
I truly loved this University. I earned my Associates in 2015 in Business Management with Retail sales. My Bachelors in Business Administration in 2017, and they gave me half off my tuition to earn my MBA (i will graduate in 2019). I attended the 2017 graduation in Salt Lake, and I loved it. It was in an old theater. They gave us food and drinks. I felt very special. They had music and I just thought it was a great ceremony. As for the teachers and staff, they are so helpful, and encouraged me to join joined Journalism Club, Business Club, and Student Advisory council. I am working hard to graduate with honors. If you are a full time mother, and full time worker this is the school for you. They have called to help me get a job, prepared me for interviews, and are always checking on me. I am proud to be an IU alumni!
After being at three other online schools I was amazed at the level of communication I received from teachers and staff. They clearly wanted to help me succeed. Although not perfect, they certainly do their best to stay in contact. The courses were challenging, the instructor interaction was great.
I am currently attending this University and have had nothing but a great experience. I the education and the system that they provide it to you with is great. Every new class the information is set out before you and you can see what needs to be completed, Instructors are available for each class almost 24 hours a day, they have a great help system and I have been provided with every contact number and email if I need further help. Extremely happy Independence University and after attending for a while, agree that it is the best education decision I have ever made.
Would NOT recommend. They told me that I pretty much would only have to pay the minimum for school (about 6,000). They hiked the price to 11,000. Here's the problem: I tried to drop when the teachers stopped assisting me about 4 months in. They completely ignored me and made me stay in school for 7 months afterwards. By the time they dropped me, I had a 1.67 and now I am in $11,000 debt. Not only that, they say they are accredited but other schools say otherwise. I haven't been able to pay due to not being able to work and they won't give me my transcripts so I can go to another school (where I will be working and will be able to pay off the bill). They don't help you with payment plans and they don't care if you are struggling. I'd strongly advise against this school.
First time going back to school since I was in high school many years ago. Overall I am finding the school to be pretty good. I have only taken a few courses, some required me to ask a lot of questions to figure out what exactly what the course instructors wanted as far as assignments go. I have to admit the courses are requiring a lot more attention than I thought, but if you plan 2-3 hours a day for each course, and manage your time you should be good. I am also finding that a lot of the courses use e-textbooks these are nice, but I like being able to physically hold something.
I love this school! The classes are very interactive and it's easy for me to continue on with my everyday life while still getting my degree online.