Maryville University Reviews

  • 28 Reviews
  • St. Louis (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,470
13% of 28 students said this degree improved their career prospects
43% of 28 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 10/19/2020
  • Degree: Software Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"For those with a non-STEM bachelor and little experience in Software Development, this program offers what is necessary to understand Software Development. Can you self-prepare for the field on your own? Yes, but for those of us who require a classroom setting, this is it! Also, the program is not a Software Engineering curriculum but rather Software Development. The two can be easily confused and many in industry interchange roles frequently. Either way, you have a good chance of landing a job as either a Software Developer or Software Engineer."
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  • Reviewed: 8/28/2020
  • Degree: Data Analytics
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I found the Business Data Analytics degree program to be what I needed. I found the material, delivery approach, course tempo, and level of subject difficulty to align well with my abilities and learning style. Instructors were generally pretty good. Some responded more promptly than others, but all except one met the response-time requirement. I built throughout the program a OneNote resource of material -- notes, linked articles, videos -- that I have as a reference to use in my professional work. I only had one bad instructor experience. That instructor is no longer on staff -- hopefully in part because of the extensive notes I kept and subsequently submitted to school administration -- so he won't be a factor for future students. I'm sorry to see that other respondents had negative experiences. For those looking for a highly-rigorous experience, this isn't the school for you. If you are -- at least for the Business Data Analytics program -- looking for a solid school that will prepare you well to be a data analyst, this is a good program. In my case, I was able to transition into IT and into a data analyst position from an engineering background in large part because of my enrollment in this program at the time of my interview. I made immediate use of a large part of what I have learned already."
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I have had a great experience so far at Maryville University! My advisor always calls when we are scheduled, my instructors respond via email, text, ect., and all of my work has been relevant and educational. Most all online programs require you to find your own clinical sites. Online learning also requires self motivation and determination. This is not my first online degree, but I have not had any issues whatsoever! Online learning however is not for everyone!"
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2020
  • Degree: Software Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Maryville's online master software programming is not for those looking to advance their computer engineering knowledge and achieve a true Master's degree. This is a low level boot camp for people wanting to dabble in programming for the first time. As well, the online material is poorly done with YouTube videos and nothing creatively done to build on concepts throughout the course. The problems turned in weekly are so simple I generally had them finished in a matter minutes. The program claims needing 30 hours a week for working through the material - and that might be the truth for those that never programmed before. But for someone that has an undergraduate degree in software, it took me no more than a few hours per week. Waste of time and money!"
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health)
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"I am about to start my 3rd semester. I started in August 2019. I am still taking the general nurse practitioner courses and have not started clinical yet. I am in the Psych NP program. I have had 4 instructors so far and all of them have been wonderful. They are quick to grade assignments and very responsive to messages and will even text you back. I had an issue with one assignment (not understanding it well) and my professor called me at night to discuss what I needed to improve before the final paper was to be submitted. She even critiqued it before I sent it for final submission. I was also given an extra point after grading by a different instructor (I don't know why, other than I was 1 point from an A) - this bumped me from a B to an A. My instructors so far care about all of the students. Yes, the courses so far 99% self taught (readings), but this is GRADUATE SCHOOL. They are not supposed to hold your hand; you are an adult. If you do need clarification on content/readings, they will respond back to your questions. I am starting Advanced Pathophysiology next and I have not had a course yet that has proctored tests, but this course will be the first. I cannot speak for the clinical courses because I have not had those yet. I have been told if we cannot find a preceptor and can provide proof we were turned down by 10 sites, they will find a preceptor. I do not know if this is necessarily true, however there is a new law passed that says online nursing programs have to find clinical sites. It is expensive, but so are all PMHNP programs, so it's fine for me. The major appeal is that you don't have to travel to the university for orientation or any clinical meeting dates like other programs require. This is a big plus for me since I work full time and have children. Even with my busy life, I have found time to do my assignments so far. You are able to take a semester or two off if needed, it will not impact anything. Overall, I'm very pleased so far."
Janet S
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Primary Care)
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Red flags from the onset but I powered through anyway. The graduate student nursing orientation quiz was flawed and after multiple attempts to gain the 'required 100' points I spoke to my advisor who laughed it off and said, "Oh that's been like that for 6 years, number 5 has been wrong. You'd think being an online program we could get them to address it but not yet, no worries. It doesn't really matter anyway." (Wasting my time and other students too, but I guess that's ok) Then to the actual classes. Pathophysiology, self taught via 10-14 chapters of readings and You Tube videos. A review with a professor who's English was indecipherable and the test with a computerized proctor system that midway through the test stops you and requires you to re-scan your room to ensure no one has entered and is helping you to cheat. I did reach out throughout this process to my advisor who was no help, my professor would have been no help and no one pointed me in any other direction. It is a factory where they bend over backwards to get you in and to get your money then you become just another complainer. If I am going to spend this kind of money I would appreciate an actual education not a certificate stating that I graduated from the university of You Tube. I am not a disgruntled former student I am a disappointed former student who was lied to when they told me I was actually entering a University environment. This has done a number on my self confidence but this place doesn't worry about the student just about the admission numbers."
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2019
  • Degree: Software Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"So far, so good. Instructors are very helpful and knowledgeable of what they are teaching. The courses and instructional materials are relevant and the instructors are understanding. Of course, online setting is different. You have to do your part too."
Unsatisfied student
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I would not recommend Maryville University at all. The instructors are in place to grade papers, there is no teaching, just resources you can utilize to help you learn. Very little feedback is given. I had some good instructors , but some very bad ones too. I had one instructor that continued to remind me that she was busy too, when I was requesting a timely response (24-48 hours). For the price, this education is not worth it. They take your money, throw some resources at you, then test you and hope you do well. No support is provided."
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I just withdrew in the middle of the first class. Students are not allowed to review exams to determine weak areas and there is ABSOLUTELY no feedback other than being told to withdraw if grades are not where the student wants them to be. With the money that is paid, the answers I received are not acceptable. Exams are worded very poorly and unclear. I wish I had been a little more cautious, but I caved to the high pressure sales."
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2019
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"This is hands down the WORST academic institution on the planet. I use the word academic loosely. I really don't know where to begin. First of all, be prepared to receive harassing emails from the university president. He has ample time to call ALL students bigots if they don't support Islam. Also, be prepared to NEVER receive responses from your teachers. I'm currently waiting on a response from my teacher going on 2 weeks. Speaking of professors...they have none. Classes are administered by adjuncts. The tests all come from CompTIA and the answers are online. You don't have to cite anything. The "advisors" do not work in field of cybersecurity and offer no help. They read from a script. I've had to report the administrators for lack of response so many times that I've noticed a pattern. The cyber advisors follow a script. A. SCRIPT. Are they even listening??? How can you be paying attention to students when you waiting to ask your next scripted question. They are too dumb to actually advise? Or are we dumb for paying them $3000 every 8 weeks. Yah. prepared to be asked repeatedly, "any FUN PLANS COMING UP??!!" (Just like that a la a fresh snort of coke) as well as (HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME?!!)"