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
Heather K. - 1/16/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2020
"I cannot say enough positive things about this university! I am an online student attending this school remotely from California. They first sent me a tablet right away and then a laptop like four months into my program - both included in the cost of my education, the total cost of which amounts to about $5,000, which is based on my low income bracket. Monthly payments are currently $25 a month and will be $65 a month for two or three years after I graduate. Classes are four weeks long. You usually just have one class at a time, but every few modules you take two at once. This is a year round school, which means you only get a two week break during Christmas and New Years. I will say that when I first arrived, I entered the wrong program, which was Networking & Information Systems Security. Now THAT program is hard because it deals with hardware, which you cannot get your hands on in an online school such as this. However, I eventually switched into what I really wanted: Software and Mobile Applications Development, so I can become a computer programmer. I am so thrilled to be attending this school! It has completely changed my life to know I'm good at something I found I enjoy. I am learning so many different computer languages, the books are great, the instructors are mostly good, and the fact I learn at my own pace and according to my own schedule is PERFECT for the type of independent person I am. Thank you Independence University!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mark - 1/12/2019
Degree: Computer Programming
Graduation Year: 2017
"A school that offers programs for the 20-something "veteran" that gets free tuition. They are just for that. Teachers are so arrogant, treat students like ignorant kids, the loans are ridiculously expensive, the programs are not realistic, you have to study history, 6th grade math, subjects to waste the student's time, to charge students more money. Stay way from this "college", it's a scam."
1.3 out of 5 stars
William Olin - 1/8/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"First I am a veteran and would recommend that no other member of the military ever even consider this institution. When the VA finally decided to do my knee surgery, I immediately contacted the school. The instructor became hostile and informed me that I was jeopardizing my degree that was equal to a Havard degree. Can you imagine? I called the president of Independence University and informed him what was said. He apologized, and admitted that this was not the truth. The next day the instructor called me and berated me for not keeping up in class. I informed him that I was not interested in his class any longer. Calling the president again, I requested the instructor no longer contact me for any reason or I would drop out, and it was agreed upon. The next day the instructor called and so I informed him I was dropping out. Period. Don't call back. Now I owe over 2,000 dollars, because I could not travel to wherever in the hell they wanted to sign the proper form to actually drop out. After over a year they finally accepted their worthless (used when I got it) laptop back, which they tried to charge me almost 1,700 dollars for."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kayla H - 12/20/2018
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2021
"I have not graduated yet but so far this school is amazing. When my advisors see me slacking or taking a little to long theyre on top of it helping me and pushing me to be better. At First I didnt believe the school was real. So I gave them a call and it was definitely real. They got me in super quick and it was not a hard and long process, but I did have things going on that slowed me down but they understood and didn't give up on me. Everytime I go back for another degree I will go here."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Paul - 12/9/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"I have enjoyed the program. The University supplies all materials needed for success. Students will get out of the program what they put in to it. It is alot of work, but well worth it. My student adviser was with me every step of the way. When I had medical challenges, two surgeries, they worked with me and I did not lose time or money. The instructors are excellent. They call and check on you and ask if you have any challenges, or where they can help you to succeed. I read some negative reviews, however I can only think that those people writing them are not engaged to what is actually going on, or not fully involved in their education. IU will not give you anything, you have to earn your scores. They have been fair with me and fully cooperative in any and all situations I have inquired about. Will continue on to get my MBA through their school. It has been a great learning experience. No issues."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Chenelle - 11/13/2018
Degree: Respiratory Therapy
Graduation Year: 2021
"I was very interested in the Respiratory program through this University but I did look further and found that they are on probation through the COARC accreditation body. I brought this up to Ronald Hehn and right from the start he was very rude and was quickly to push me away from the program. First off saying o Colorado is so hard to place on a site and that there is a year wait list to get a site and that it's is so hard to get into this program. I currently attend Colorado State University and have Honors so for him to push me away like that was so rude and because I found that probation they are on.The worst costumer service ever. I do not recommend this university."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Rell2087 - 10/28/2018
Degree: Patient Care Technician
Graduation Year: 2017
"This school is a joke! You can NEVER reach anyone in the Finanical Aid Department. The school received my excess funds on Aug 27, I spoke with who told me it would be 10 to 12 weeks before I would receive the remaining excess funds check in the mail. I cant understand what is the issue with holding the funds for 10 to 12 weeks and I cannot get anyone to expect lain it to me. The classes are easy and the instructors are very helpful."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ms. Jorda - 10/11/2018
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2017
"Please no one need to attend this school. They will charge you all this money for school, and they will hold your refund check. It doesn't take no 12 weeks for your refund check they are holding our money and then they would say it still haven't came on. When they receive there funds the other funds are right behind it. Please don't waste your time."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Angela - 10/3/2018
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"The faculty and staff are amazing. I never felt like I was alone. My instructors all stayed in touch by telephone and email through all my courses. The program was very good. The classes weren't easy, but almost all of them were relevant. It was a great choice for me."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Shequana shaw - 9/17/2018
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2021
"I usually do not do this but i am really upset with the financial department from this school. First I signed up for cost of living in june, my funds were disputed to the school july 2. When I talked to my financial aid advisor she sent me info about the cost of living, I then tried to get in contact with her numerous of times she never answered. Then I had spoke with someone over her and then she finally reached out to me. I then had another financial aid and she had told me that everything that the other person had did was not in the system. So now I had to get approved, I was approved and they said I would have to wait 10-12 weeks for my check to come it is now in my 13 week and I just talked to her now she is telling me that I would get it in the beginning of October. I feel like I am giving the run around on when I will be receiving my funds. The school had received their funds why do I have to wait so long for mine to come to me I have to pay that back it is on my nelnet I am the one who requested for the funds so what is the hold up I am so disappointed in the financial department. As far as the classes are good and I make good grades I would not recommend using financial aid when going to this school but as far as getting an education yes."