Life University Reviews
This school is a mess. I just paid off a student loan and the school sends me to collections. I now have creditors calling me. When I was in school they mixed up my finical aid with another students. I have sent three students to other Chiropractic Colleges. Never would I recommend this school.
I do not know where to begin, this school is great at marketing and pulling you in with their "leadership weekend." This school is not so great at being honest, I thought this school would offer me a vitalistic approach to education but I was incorrect. Leadership Weekend takes your breath away, you instantly feel like you are apart of something bigger than you could imagine and then - classes start. You are bogged down with 23 credits which is referred to as "full load," these classes consist of your major sciences. If you are a 23 credit student like I was you will be in class all day from 7AM until 5PM, there were times when I did not have any breaks in my schedule. I was completely exhausted. The professors (while some of them nice) stand in front of the class and read slides, they rarely teach. You are distracted with lots of rhetoric about Chiropractic philosophy, while I appreciate the mantra "the power that made the body heals the body," I would much rather learn information applicable to the profession. There are professors who will slant your grades because they like you and then professors who will fail you because of the same reasons. I remember being in class with someone who said, and I quote, "my father donated a lot of money to this school for me NOT to fail." Obviously this is something that happens at Ivy League colleges but its not expected to happen in a profession that people claim "promotes positivity in health and wellness." I also have to report the little snippets of racism on campus, I have personally observed members of staff speaking negative about Blacks and Latinos which is interesting since the school does such a great job at appearing like they are super invested in Puerto Rico. Now lets discuss the positive - the reality is, compared to other Chiropractic schools in this Region Life could be considered one of the best so I guess this counts for something. I am currently completing my degree at Palmer which, in terms of quality of education, it is a less stressful environment. I do wish there was some kind of mention of philosophy here as it is definitely lacking but I would much rather be around faculty members who act with integrity than faculty members who are grandfathered into a school and/or still on payroll because of their "donations." If you don't believe this review, just go and talk to members of the Life community (or people who attended and left). This school has so many skeletons buried, it is kind of sad honestly. At least Dr. S.D. was an honest, straightforward, hard to deal with kind of guy... Dr. G. R, well, lets just say his personality is left to be desired. I gave the school 3 stars because while my experience there was not the best, there are some amazing people that I met at Life and will cherish my relationships with them for the duration of my time in chiropractic. Oh and to add....this school is a quarter of a million dollars, it would be smart to investigate the choice to attend.
Choosing Life University was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Life U takes a natural full body and mind approach to healthcare and life. I believe that it is important to get back to basics in this day and age where our country as a whole is in a bit of a health crisis. The class sizes are small enough where you can connect with your fellow students and the instructors know and care about you. To this day I still keep in touch with my instructors. To top it off, their goal is to actually teach you the information so that you can easily apply it and connect it to your other classes. I was able to walk into and out of finals with confidence that I fully understood the material. After graduation I have been able to utilize my degree as a swim coach, massage therapist, and physical therapy technician and I plan on building on it in graduate school. The campus is beautiful and easy to navigate. Everywhere you look there are peaceful havens where you can study, hang out with friends, or just enjoy the day. Marietta is the perfect combination of history mixed with modern progress. The possibilities are endless in terms of things to do and places to travel. I highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for an institution that truly cares for its students, provides wellness for the world, and is in an amazing city to live.
Lovely small campus with relatively new buildings. most instructors are helpful and considered a great source of information. Chiropractic program is amazing but intense; it requires a lot of hard work. but at the end it's all worth it! Definitely recommend it! Also if you are not sure, you can visit the campus during one of the "Leadership Weekends" as the University will pay for the hotel and the air ticket!
Overall, I enjoyed attending Life University. The teachers are great and very knowledgeable and the learning environment is extremely positive. However, I think for the cost of the degree it is not worth it. I would not recommend attending this school for an undergraduate degree. If you are pursuing chiropractic that is another story. I feel that a public university would allow for a great advantage when entering the work field or applying to graduate studies. The teachers are great and very knowledgeable and the learning environment is extremely positive.