Independence University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (70)
I really appreciate the staff that worked with me to get into the school! Very friendly and willing to help at a moments notice! Very detailed degree program that will get you ready for the rest of your life! Instructors are very knowledgeable and they give very good advice on what to do when you get out! Also my academic advisor was always trying to keep in touch to see how I was doing, they don't get you in the school and leave you out to dry.
Do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT go anywhere near this 'University' I have had nothing but trouble EVERY TIME I have dealt with them. NOW, I am going into default on Federal loans that they specifically told me, in more than 1 way, to not only disregard, but to ignore. When I FINALLY get a human to respond to me, I have less than 1 month to get on some sort of track before my credit is shredded! The icky-sweet, condescending voice just kept on assuring me that I was free & clear with THEM financially. I already know this. What I didn't know was the FEDERAL loan that would hound me ( I never dealt with this situation in any of my other education seeking endeavors).
I graduated from Independence University in 2015 I would recommend the school only if you currently work in the field you are trying to get your degree and it's hard to teach yourself respiratory I luckily worked around respiratory therapist they were able to help me on a daily basis if you have this kind of support system this is a wonderful way to get your degree without having to work part-time because you're able to do your classes around your work schedule I was able to work full-time and still get my respiratory license and just 23 months
I am currently attending IU for healthcare management. The instructors are great and always willing to help. If a problem occurs, let them know and they'll get it fixed as soon as they can. 1 thing I dislike about this college is, you get grants etc and they apply all the left over money toward future stuff. If money is left over, you should be able to get what's left over to help with bills etc. I'm not lazy by all means but if I am gonna pay this money back when I graduate, let me have a choice. After calculating up, they will receive an extra 13 grand from me.
I am currently attending Independence University. I have not had any problems or concerns. The instructors are there to help you when you need help. They offer lots of services to help you to achieve your degree. Good place to start the rest of your life.
I have been attend IU since September 2014. I have never had a major issue and what problems I have had have been resolved immediately. The instructors are professional, my AD has been there for me when I needed him. Ignore all the drop outs complaining, they want everything handed to them. With IU you have to work for it and it is hard work. My 3.91 GPA didn't come by luck, it's come by work. The school gives you lots of tutor options and the instructors have always been there for extra guidance, but they won't do the work for you. So if you are unwilling to earn your degree then this isn't the school for you.
I would like to recommend this school for you hard working people who feel you don't have time. I'm a testimony of that yes you do ! Yes you can. Yes, there are times when it get hard, but success comes with a lot of turmoil. You should not give up. With this school I feel that I can do my work and work full time and take care of myself.
I started school at Independence University in October of 2015. I was 17 years old at the time and recently turned 18 of May 13, 2016. This college is actually pretty great. I have learned so much. The instructors are great and always help you when you need it. I will have my degree in May of 2017. The classes have actually excited me a lot to go into my career field.
Let me start by saying that I also received my Associate Degree in Graphic Arts in 2013 from IU, took a year or so off, and now I'm going full force for my Bachelors in Graphic Arts/Information Design, and I expect to graduate in Jan 2017. I would also like to add that I am a lifelong learner, having been in school before now. My point is that I've experienced other online schools and none of them come to close to the positive experience I've had at IU. Yes, the work is hard at times. It does require time management skills, but the instructors understand that life happens, and they are willing to work with you as much as you need them to. The instructors are some of the best in their respective fields. They are NOT part-timers just trying to fill up their days. These guys know their stuff and thanks to better screening by the school, can articulate their knowledge effectively to their students. This is essential in order to receive the full benefit of the education. I can't say enough about how well I've been treated and the respect I've received each time I've contacted the school. If you're serious about your education and want to learn, I urge you to put IU to the test. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
I started attending Independence University in January 2016. I am now finishing my first week of my 5th mod. I love this school. I received my tablet quickly. I did run into some problems with it and had to contact IT Support. I found they are MUCH easier to contact through the live chat. That is instantly where as you have to wait for a call back by phone. I honestly haven't tried the email option since live chat worked. Anyways, I had to send my tablet in for repairs. They pay for the shipping labels. They checked out my tablet and it was defected so needed to be replaced. From the time I sent it to them and received a new one it took 5 days. I thought that was rather quick. Especially since I was assuming it would take at least 2 weeks. So far every class my teachers call me half way through the mod to let me know I am doing a great job and to keep it up. I also had dealt with a family personal issue and feared I would fall behind. I emailed both of my teachers ASAP letting them know I hadn't given up. Since I kept them informed they allowed me to turn in those assignments late without any deductions. No you do not receive a refund check because they use your grants and loans towards the whole tuition. They also make sure you are supplied with everything you need to succeed. All the software you will ever need for your ENTIRE degree is included. I think they have always been extremely friendly and I have no complaints as of now, and I don't see that changing. As I read through these comments I see so much negativity and I understand everyone has different experiences. I personally would recommend this school to anyone. If you can be self disciplined and determined then you can be a success through this school.