Independence University Reviews

2.94 out of 5 stars
(119 Reviews)
50% of 119 students said this degree improved their career prospects
55% of 119 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Ashabi - 6/9/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2019
"This school is a really great school. I've gained so much from being in this school. I am proud to say that I am a IUGRAD!! I worked hard to succeed and with the resources that was offered I was able to do so. Everything was all explanatory. I want to thank everyone that has ever texted and call to keep me informed on how I was doing."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Independence University - 5/7/2019
Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2020
"I sign up for this stupid school may of last summer & i will say communication with this school s****! They dont do their jobs right when it comes to receiving important documents via email or phone calls. I was hospitalized for the course of school, i still did my work & turned in all my appeal paper work just to hear I didnt get back in school because of technical errors on their part! The dean is a pure a****** and they just want your money! DO NOT GO THEIR! You will REGRET IT"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Andrew - 4/18/2019
Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2021
"I just enrolled to this university last month. Now, I want to make sure I say up front. They do have you sign a document that says you must have a 70% or higher after week 3 or you will be dropped. So I did and do acknowledge that. However, I was sent an email about the beginning of week 3 saying your grade is this and if it is above 70% congratulations keep up the great work! My grade was above 70%. Week 4 starts and I completed the assignment for that day. When I tried to logon that Wednesday to complete my discussion the class was no longer on my canvas. I thought there must have been some kind of mistake. So I emailed the teach. No response. I messaged my enrollment person. He said he was no longer in charge of my file and to contact my student advisor, who I was told would reach out to me but never did. So I sent her a message. She finally got back to me today and said, Oh yeah you were dropped because your grade was a 68.21% and not 70%. So I told her understood the agreement I signed but why did NO ONE attempt to inform me that my grade had fallen below the threshold? And If Independence University really cared about the success of its students why did no one communicate to me at all that I was being dropped? Then she said she sent me an email that says I can submit for re enrollment but Ill have to wait 6 months oh and by the way we need our stuff back too or we will charge you. So what kind of a success plan is that?!? She didnt ask, what happened? Or offer any solutions. She just told me that I can wait for 6 months and that they want their tablet back. I DONT CARE ABOUT THE TABLET! I just wanted to be in school! I thought I was going to a school the genuinely cared about its students. I guess I was wrong... They will drop you and not even tell you when they do it. I had to do all the work to figure out why I couldnt see my class anymore. No one even reached out to me or even seemed like they really cared at all... Pretty Sad. Last thing, I reached out to the chat for help because my calls were being directed to only my old enrollment person. And I asked how to get in touch with someone else to talk to about my situation and she offered no solutions and I told her I guess Id have to just complain on social media and she just told me to have a great day. Didnt even offer to have someone contact me or give me any other alternatives. I didnt want to write this. I wanted to talk to anyone who could help but no one gave me any solutions as to how. Independence University was a very disappointing experience..."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Susan Thomas - 4/5/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"Independence university is in excellent schools they offer great teachers. Each class is only 4 weeks long. Teachers are very informative which help you with your assignments. They offer tutoring if you need help. The staff is very helpful. I definitely recommend Independence University"
4.8 out of 5 stars
Lacey. O - 3/17/2019
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2020
"I'm currently enrolled in the medical specialties program. The admissions process was quick and straightforward. My instructors are great I'm almost done with my degree and maintained a 4.0 GPA. It takes awhile to get in touch with advisors unless you call them. Other than that my experience has been smooth."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Lindsay Dunlap - 2/15/2019
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"I am still on the fence, with my feelings, in regards to this school and their programs (which are expensive). They do accept credits from other schools; however, the credits you receive from Independence University are not transferable to other schools (or at least for the schools in Missouri). You have to really be on top of your own education, which as an adult you should already be prepared for. The information you learn from the classes provided is very useful, at least for the field I was currently in. However, if you expect to get prompt support from your teachers or the school, I will say it takes a month or more for a follow up. In fact, due to the delay in communication, they did not let me graduate on time, forced me to agree to repay for the class, and expect me to pay for it out of pocket. Once, graduated no one had heard of my school and would not hire me. I ended up leaving the medical field, after nine years, to work in IT (because let's face it we have to pay that loan back). Therefore, I would not recommend this school, the price tag, lack of support from the staff, and the possibility no one has heard of them is not worth the time or life-long loan."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Melissa - 2/12/2019
Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2017
"The fact that you have to study online is almost irrelevant. There are live lectures and you can actually get help and support from your teachers. They even send you a brand new laptop and tablet when you start and you get to keep it when you gradate! The bad things is that you receive like 0 financial aid. Career services are TERRIBLE. They NEVER helped me get a job so I pretty much wasted my time getting my degree. Also, I went to the graduation in salt Lake City, Utah and they were unprepared, and unorganized, They didn't even give us any food at graduation. TOTAL WASTE OF MY TIME."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Reba - 1/25/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"The school did not help at all it takes weeks for anyone to get back to you on any questions you have regarding classes or courses or even coursework they are not willing to give an actual explanation of what you need or help you when you need it due to the different time zones they do not work with you on time zones even though it's supposed to be on your own time it is very restricted to when you can actually do the assignments and turn them in I would never recommend their school or ever go back to this school they really don't care about your education"
5.0 out of 5 stars
IU - 1/25/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2020
"So far,everything has been good , decent, and on time. Instructors are easy to get in touched with. It seem like everyone has their own experiences, and reading some of these reviews kind of got me scared to attend the classes. LOL. But I've noticed the instructors are easy to get in touched with , I have their personal numbers, and actually send them a text message when needed. So far, I haven't had any problems. Thankfully, I was approved quick, and waiting on my tablet and laptop."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Christian - 1/17/2019
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2021
"Independence university has been great so far. I was skeptical at first however all of my concerns were addressed and gone after the first 6 months. Teachers are great and are always on top of any questions and will help however they can. Laptop received is awesome its a 1000 dollar computer top of the line brand new. They have delivered on everything they promised and more. Its a little pricey but everything is included and you get what you put into it. They will not just print you a diploma you havr to earn it with hard work! I am very happy!!"
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