Life University Reviews of Doctorates in Health Sciences

  • 20 Reviews
  • Marietta (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,374
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  • Reviewed: 5/23/2024
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The quality of education at Life has been on a decline for the last few years. Many of the professors are leaving suddenly. The clinic system is poorly ran and scheduling is a nightmare. The administrators refuse to take anything students say into consideration because they just want money. Life Leadership Weekend does a great job of selling the school as all rainbows and happy times, but >80% of the student population is miserable. I would highly consider going anywhere else than Life University for chiropractic."
Dr Pheilsguud
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2021
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Anyone considering this profession would be better served pursuing a doctorate in orthepedics. The teachers are ok, some better than others. The clinic hands on instruction was lacking, partly because there were too many students and not enough teachers. They expect you to learn to adjust outside the school, which is just not feasible for many. Also many people take 5 to 7.5 years to finish the program, leaving you saddled with a huge and crippling student loan debt. And employment options are very limited. Either work for someone else or open your own business. And many small businesses tend to fail within a few years. I do not recommend this school or this profession."
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This program has been excellent for my professional development. I would not be where I am today without the curriculum and knowledge that I have learned from this institution. If you are considering a degree in chiropractic this is the best place among the other educational institutions."
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Life University is the best, and largest, Chiropractic College in the world. Even with having large class sizes my instructors were eager to learn our names and treated us as colleagues on day one. The curriculum is set up for you to successfully pass the board examinations and be able to become a legitimate doctor. One area of the curriculum that lacks is the lack of business and practice management courses. We are required to take certain courses to graduate, however, they are just not enough. However, the lack of these courses is made up for by the abundant amount of clubs on campus, quite a few of them being practice management and business clubs. I am happy with my experience at Life University and would direct any person interested in changing the world through Chiropractic to Life U."
Christopher Bonner
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Life University has a lot of history and is one of the leading institutions for chiropractic profession. The school values and fosters the vitality and holistic approach to health, all of which can be found within every facet of the school. The physical location is very beautiful and continues to improve. The Chiropractic program is very demanding and requires effort of the student to seek the resources to ensure their success. It is a doctoral program, so no one should come expecting anything to be handed to them. It is a science profession, so if you want to get into the program, take the time to refresh or enroll in science courses, upon reviewing the curriculum, to help begin your journey of success. You will not regret your choice of attending one of the best schools of Chiropractic."
David Ridos
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I absolutely love my school and the Doctor of Chiropractic program that I am in. The students, professors, and staff are all very friendly, knowledgable and are willing to go above and beyond for the people in the Life University community. The school is not very large so there is a close community feel which makes seeking out help in a program that is very rigorous and challenging at times much easier, and allows for a larger rate of success. Having a support system around you at all times empowers you to rise above during challenging times and allows you to take on difficult tasks with confidence. There are also many different learning opportunities available at the school such as clubs, organizations, seminars, speakers, and many chiropractors who are professors who provide a wealth of information and knowledge. The only con that I have observed from over the course of my time here at Life is the volume of the course work at times. There are so many classes and tests going on at once, some of the information being learned is not always absorbed to full capacity. Some of the lessons and concepts are taught at a rapid speed and I believe that we as students may benefit more if it was slowed down a bit and more time was put on the program in order to fully absorb and really learn some of the information."
Michael Clifton
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Life West is the leading chiropractic college in the nation. Because of this, it is going through a few growing pains and transitions. The transitions are necessary to allow for professional growth within the industry and what's being taught in the classrooms. The workload is hands on, but if you focus and attend the classrooms and outside workshops they provide, it's very manageable."
Clynt Schuetze
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I love the program. The price is probably the most expensive of the schools available though."
Rebecca Connor
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The education thus far has been sufficient and as anticipated, and the faculty are very helpful and always willing to speak with students about questions or concerns. At first the admissions, enrollment, and financial aid teams were very attentive and now they seem to be less responsive, which in unfortunate for students in need of immediate assistance."
Brad Partridge
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"At Life West, you get the best and most well rounded education that applies directly to Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, and the healthcare business. The reason for this is a great faculty that is willing to work with students. The biggest disadvantage to the program here is the cost of living on top of the cost of the program."
Lisa Stafford
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The D.C. Program is challenging, and students are inundated with classes. In my opinion the curriculum does not allow student's to spend enough time in the technique classes (that you'll actually use in practice)."
Brad Partridge
  • Reviewed: 4/5/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Life Chiropractic College West gives students hands on education. We are exposed to a variety of chiropractic techniques and taught correct principles to have a successful career as a doctor."
Erin Bishop
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This program has a lot of great networking opportunities and the faculty are always willing to help students. Their availability and unwavering dedication make the school worth it. There is a highly diverse population at the school in terms of students. There are many different countries represented, which is really great. There are limited opportunities for any sort of substantial financial aid except for extra student loans with high fees and higher interest rates. Also, the town of Hayward, CA leaves much to be desired. It is located in an industrial area which is difficult for any sort of social life. There is no on-campus housing at LifeWest, either. So students are forced to find apartments in surrounding towns and cities. The cost of living in California is extremely high."
Sylvia Bridges
  • Reviewed: 8/28/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It is the best Chiropractic school in the nation. They offer an alternative mindset towards health and wellness, and how to get away from the standard mindset of taking pills or surgery is the only solution to better "health.""
Julia Inneo
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Amazing school offering benefits for every student and impacting the community at large through innovative and cutting-edge education!"
Austin Chase
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Life University has a great program for chiropractic. It is challenging but not impossible. It pushes you to stay on top of your studies so you are prepared to perform at any given moment. The only bad thing really is the hike in tuition, it would be better and more appealing to others if the cost of tuition wasn't so high. But the financial aid department is on the ball with financial support."
Alexis Smith
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Life University has been ranked one of the top chiropractic schools in the nation and I believe it has earned this ranking. The school prides itself not only on their quality of education but also protecting the environment. The campus is very "green" with many of the changes they have made to the campus. The program itself exposes you to chiropractors who are both teaching as well as running a office. The professors are willing to take the time to sit down and explain their experiences as well as help you through yours. These professors are people who you can look up to and form true relationships with to help in your future."
Jeremy Miller
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The best and largest chiropractic school in the world. Leading the way with a top-tier Functional Neurology Program and the Sports Chiropractic Program"