Student & Graduate Reviews
K. F. - 10/14/2020
Graduation Year: 2018
"I found that, for what my goal was--to become a social studies teacher--Marylhurst and its eclectic and qualified instructors equipped me with an excellent liberal arts education. Some naysayers may argue differently, but as for my own educational process it allowed me to explore, analyze, synthesize, and create unique and insightful products and have experiences, which prepared me for both the critical/analytical and academic side of teaching. I am grateful for the time I spent there and will always cherish the associations I made and the experiences/learning that have made me a more capable, compassionate and resilient educator."
L.N. - 9/9/2018
Degree: Military Science
Graduation Year: 2014
"I attended Marylhurst in 2010. I was told there would be enough money to fund my education. I was also told that I could just write essays pay $50 to get out of classes due to life experience. I told him I did not want to take certain classes that I thought would be difficult for me like math and they said no problem. They told me that I could do my classes entirely online. I took everything they required me to take including math, which I was told in the beginning was very easy course and it was not, I didnt get excepted into the program I wanted so they told me I could just do an interdisciplinary studies program and make up my own major and minor. I ran out of money to attend and I was not informed of it until four years later which I thought due to all my scholarships I had plenty of money left. When I started Marylhurst, I had barely any debt. Now Im so far in debt and cant find a way out. When I told him I didnt want to continue because the debt kept mounting, they decided to change my credit so I could finish earlier. I went to the consumer protection bureau the Department of Education and have filed complaints. I am doing the same job I was doing when I started and now I have $82,000 worth of debt for classes I did not want to take. Marylhurst ruined my life and I am starting a lawsuit for misleading information. Soooo glad they closed!"
Amy Hakanson - 3/20/2018
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2050
"I am a first-year music therapy student at Marylhurst University, finishing my second term. In the last week of classes this term, I was officially informed that next term I will not be allowed to take the third part of my 100-level music theory and aural skills courses at Marylhurst due to low enrollment. This leaves me with less than two weeks to transfer into another college's 3rd installment of the equivalent class, or I will be pushed back potentially a full year to wait to take the 3rd installment in 2019. This is entirely unreasonable. There has been virtually no communication to me from the administration or my academic advisors, and while individual music and music therapy faculty members have been supportive, they have no power to change the situation. Do not put your faith in this school. I don't claim to know their full financial situation, but it is clear to me that they are happy to sacrifice their students' educations if it means saving money. I will add that I love all the music therapy and music faculty at the school. My professors, music therapy professors especially, are all very knowledgeable and excellent educators, as well as being music therapy professionals themselves with years of experience working in that field. This 1-star review is directed wholly at the administration and board of the school, and in no way reflects the abilities of individual professors and faculty. It is extremely disappointing that I have to leave this school, as I will not be returning in the fall. I do not have the time, patience, or finances to continue to be mislead and unsupported by my college or university, and I plan to finish a bachelor's degree in music and finish a MT equivalency degree somewhere else later."
NC - 2/8/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"I'm quite surprised with so many highly-rated reviews. Marylhurst is a college that you select when you care more about saying that you have a degree than actually learning. Many instructors are not well organized, the syllabus assignments may not match the actual assignments, the feedback is poor and frankly, I felt like I knew more about some of the topics than the educators who were teaching the subjects. In many of the classes, instructors post YouTube videos of lectures done at other schools. I easily could have watched YouTube videos on my own and be in the same place I am now. I was pretty excited when I started my degree, and now I feel completely demotivated and am just looking forward to it being over with. This is not an education, it's an arrangement to get a diploma."
NCB - 4/12/2016
Graduation Year: 2016
"The MBA with a concentration in real estate is a great option for combining business fundamentals with an emphasis on an area of real estate (finance, development, or sustainability). It is a unique program that makes the school worth looking at if your career field is real estate focused. Like most people who are honest about returning to school as an adult (and online if you choose), I will reinforce you will get out of this program in direct proportion to the effort you put into it. If you are 20 years old and unsure about direction, this is probably not the best place for you. However, if you are established in your career or looking to make a career change, Marylhurst is a good option. The flexibility to study online, on campus, or a hybrid combination is a nice option. Quantitative courses can be more difficult to take online for some, so if this is an issue try to schedule these classes on campus. Professors are generally knowledgeable in their field, with most being working professionals practicing the discipline they are teaching. This is especially true for the real estate portion of the MBA. As with all teacher/student relationships, there will be those you learn more from and those you will struggle with. No mystery there. Overall I am happy with the experience, and I would not hesitate to recommend the school to students that fit the correct profile for success at the institution."
John - 7/24/2015
Graduation Year: 2015
"The caliber of instruction is hit or miss. The full-time instructors were great! The adjuncts we're 50/50. I'm pretty sure some of the students in the MBA program were more qualified to teach the subject matter than the adjuncts. Nonetheless, I learned a lot and left with with a better understanding of the business world. If you're looking for a top tiered program--go elsewhere. If your looking for a well rounded education to better understand the business world, Marylhurst is a good fit for that."
Merlin C. - 12/19/2014
Graduation Year: 2015
"Will complete MBA in Spring 2015; but have been able to find applications in current role in medical admin management. Program is heavily dependent on student participation and initiative; as many non-STEM graduate programs are. You will only get out of it what you put in. Instructors are highly experienced in the specialty fields that align with the course content. Some professors, many adjuncts who are active, professionals with MBAs and other advanced degrees. Gorgeous campus with late library and facility hours makes studying after hours easy. Online options are even more convenient but certainly require more student discipline and initiative."
Teresa Rush - 8/6/2014
Graduation Year: 2015
"This school is kind of a waste of time. The teachers care more about things such as how many days a person logs in to post than they do about the content/quality of postings. The books are never available at the time they are needed in the bookstore. The program coordinators are just as bad, they don't give a rats a** about the quality of education that is received or that things are not done for the benefit of the student. I thought that this school would be better than what I had previously but honestly I think that this school is not worth the time or the money that people put into it. I just want to finish my last few classes, get my piece of paper and be done with it. I got nothing out of these courses except two wasted years"
Anonymous - 12/2/2013
"I have found that I am able to immediately apply new concepts I learn in my MBA program to my work. All of the professors work in their fields, and are always very communicative and helpful with extra real-life information and scenarios.I never feel that any of my learning is superfluous. I will be graduating in 2 semesters and I feel very optimistic about new job prospects after completing this program"