Independence University Reviews

  • 128 Reviews
  • Salt Lake City (UT)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,585
50% of 128 students said this degree improved their career prospects
55% of 128 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Angela Warren
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"First let me say this to ALL that is reading this post. This is the worst school I ever attended. I graduated in November 2016, this university gave me the run around. When I started at IU they baited me in to make me think, once I finished my life would change. I am in more debt then what I started with! The degree seems as it is neve recognized any where in the universe. I have been back and forth with this school to get assistant with finding a job it is the same bs everytime I call. I have did the same job search too and the same results. I am saying this school will have you out of money, stress or living on the streets. There was no stipend during time I was there. It was like basically I struggled the entire time in college and I am still struggling now with the degree from this college. I am saying do not go to this school. No time to research this school because your time and money. There is more I would like to say but I will leave it at this!!@"
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"If you were to ask me a year ago about the possibility about going back to school to get an higher education, i probably would of laughed at the idea thinking that it was impossible. But after talking over the phone to the Admission's at Independent University in September it was impossible to let the opportunity fly by me. They made the impossible, possible. They helped take the fuss out of applying and just made things feel like it was possible. I have never met a better school administration that went to the lengths that they did. Even after the fact of being enrolled and attending classes the school still keeps their word by being just a phone call away if there were anything i ever needed help with. If your looking for a school that is supportive and overall great instructors and fellow students then i advise you to give independence university a chance. it probably would be the best thing you ever did"
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"if you are looking for a flexible program that will work with job and family, than this is it. Great instructors, easy online platform, great resources and tutoring available to help get you through the program.The program is intense but quick and you will have your degree in no time."
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2017
  • Degree: Respiratory Therapy
"Learned their RT program was on probation and then learned they werent fully accredited as they say they are. I dropped 4 classes in when I realized what was going on and ended up owing a lot of money with classes that of course wouldnt transfer. Please dont make the same mistake I did and be very sure you know about EVERYTHING before making your decision to go here. I dropped and joined a school close by thats much cheaper and less time and am making the schedule work."
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"The Worst School Online School Ever They Have The Worst Financial Aid Services Because They Take All Your Grants and Student Loans I Think This School Is A Scam Because I Think They Get Rich Off People I Would NOT RECOMMEND anyone to go to this school"
Yulanda D. Dailey
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I am a current online student and I just want everyone to know, this is the BEST UNIVERSITY to attend!!. I highly recommend them, they are honest, efficient and it's an accelerated program where you can get your degree and work in your required field. I have really enjoyed my experience here, I love it and I want to see more and more people pursuing their degrees through Independence University. They are the BEST and I truly mean that. I wouldn't try any other university!!!"
Breanna Jackson
  • Reviewed: 10/6/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I want to make it clear that I do not recommend this school to anyone. Especially not anyone who is attending college for the first time. I made a big mistake by enrolling. CL, if that's even his real name, told me I would have to pay anything and that my financial aid covered everything. Lies!!!!!!!!! They have me signed up for loans I didn't even know I was getting. Then, took my pell grant for the tuition they said I didn't even owe. I'm not even sure how many thousands of dollars I owe as of now. They really played on my emotions knowing I am pregnant and was looking for a way to go to school online and take care of my unborn son. Please... read this review and take need. They are scam artist. I'm not saying all of this, because I failed a class or anything. My current GPA is a 4.0.. but that doesn't matter when you feel dooped. Stay away!"
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2017
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"Do not trust this school they over charge for what you get,an associate degree 38,000 ???? They cost more then living on campus & on top of that you will not get a refund & they will say some corny little line like you have to pay back that money why put yourself in more dept . Which is true but either way you would have to pay the money back instead of returning the money that is left over they charge you so no extra change for cost of living.. Also the advisors are horrible the little b**** they call "C****" is rude, & if you try to transfer she will tell you off .... just trying to save a person from my same mistake !!"
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Loved this school. I never would have finished the traditional route. I received tons of support, help, guidance and great teaching. This degree took me out of my dead-end job into a a management job with an insurance agency. No more working per hour, but a salaried position with benefits. The degree cost more than the local route, but I finished in half the time doing classes from home. No way I would have finished locally in less than 6 years, and this took a little over 2. I highly recommend this school."
Life-Long Learner
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I am a very proud recent graduate of Independence University where I earned my business degree through hard work. I am also eternally grateful that I did not read all of the reviews prior to enrolling because it could have cost me a great experience. Reviews are personal experiences, with some amount of bias. It is our personal opinion, expressed. My personal experience with IU was great from the start. My advisor remained in contact with me and responded to all of my questions with courtesy and respect. That is important because it is an online school, thus you do not see the people with whom you've entrusted your educational endeavors. I don't know what the faculty or administrative was like prior to my enrollment, or even what improvements were made. What I do know is that my instructors were all knowledgeable about their subject and experts in their field. During lectures, they were engaged with students. If you have a desire to further your education, this is not a bad place to start. What I've learned, I have already begin applying to my current position. As far as accreditation is concerned, that is something I am not too much concerned about because I am not attempting to transfer my credits to another school once I complete my Masters."
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"DO NOT ATTEND! Independence University is a subsidiary of StevensHenager College which is part of a growing whistleblower lawsuit against their Utah-based system of nonprofit colleges and is expected to expand due to a federal judge declining to toss the suit. In addition to this, Independence University is ONLY ACCSC accredited. This accreditation is a national accreditation that recognizes that they are a trade school and therefore are not recognized by ANY higher-education University if you wish to get a higher degree,"
Marcy Johnston
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"How can you expect to learn hands on skills at an on-line college? Should have asked myself that $40,000 ago!! Diploma mill in order to meet accreditation requirements. You are not a student or a are a dollar sign. Stay away. Only recommend people that you hate. The bills are rolling in, and there is no job in sight. I have actually been laughed at."
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The career services program had not been off any help or assistance sense I was a graduate in 2016 when I was let go at my current position. I've been jobless sense then and have been calling weekly and emailing weekly begging for career services advisers to help me with my resume, job applications and more. I have to degrees with the school now can't find a job can't even get an interview!!! That's not worth the 80k I paid to get a degree to be sale to have a job and I'm having worse luck finding a job with my degree than I ever did with out it! Someone wrong about that and their career services department not helping strident with career services needs."
Recent Grad
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Business
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"To be honest, I have no complaints about the curriculum but the advisors and so called Deans are the absolute WORST!!! They misguide and misinform you all through out the courses. They all have conflicting information and overall you are left to pay the price. They will not let you know if you fail a course or what their academic standards are. They want you to fail overall and as soon as you do they do not want to work with you. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL!!! THEY WANT YOU TO FAIL!!! IF YOU VALUE YOUR FUTURE, DO NOT BOTHER GIVING THIS SCHOOL YOUR MONEY!"
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Best decision I ever made. Before attending IU I was having a hard time finding a job that would support myself and my family. I had always wanted to work in the medical field, but couldn't even get my foot in the door. From the time I called in to talk to admissions through my graduation the staff and faculty have been amazing. I felt like they really cared about me as a person, not just a number. It was hard at times and a lot of work, but I did it and my family and I are so happy that I did. It truly changed my world."
One of the best schools out there
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"I began the MBA in September. Let me just note that I have been to several online universities before and always felt a disconnect. You are basically on your own! Not with IU. I can say with confidence that this is the highest quality of online education I have personally experienced. Let me also note that this is my second master's degree. I immediately knew IU would be different because of my experience in the beginning. People always reaching out to see how I am doing. It means a lot. Also, the live lectures are great and give you a chance to feel connected to your teachers and classmates. I love them! And if you cannot make the live lectures, they are recorded so you can watch them on your own time. No other online university I have been to does this. It sucks trying to learn from books all the time at other online schools. What's the point? I want interaction! Also, career services is stellar. They reach out to me every month to help me come up with a professional plan for my career. Little by little, I keep adding to my professional portfolio and resume with their help. I do not know of any other school that does that. At the other online school I was attending, I basically had to stalk people to even get a response or answer to anything. No one ever reached out to me. Also, the textbooks are great and are through Cengage, Jossey-Bass, and other really reputable publishing companies. Plus they are all included! No more hassle with expensive books, bookstores, worrying I got the wrong book, worrying if they are going to get here on time, trying to sell them after I am done with the class, etc. IU keeps it simple and high quality. I also really appreciate the student lotteries and raffles they have. Like for example, if I do all my daily checkpoints in a week, I can be put in a raffle for gift cards, etc. It is a lot of fun! I enjoy everything about IU. I highly recommend if you don't want to feel like a number."
  • Reviewed: 10/27/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I started IU in 2013 and will complete my BA in December, 2016. I can honestly say this has been the best experience. I have learned a great deal about the business world. The instructions and the administrative staff work with you and are there to help you stay on track. With each mod/class I took, I found the information useful in my current job and in my personal life."
  • Reviewed: 10/4/2016
  • Degree: Business
"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."
Zach T
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2016
  • Degree: Web Development
"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."