Maryville University Reviews
This is the most awful experience I have ever had. Teachers are inconsistent. No teaching, just reading and occasional videos or powerpoints. Unclear instructions. Can never get clarification and grades suffer due to the issue. No one returns your phone calls. No one addresses complaints. Administration and instructors are not responsive. Administration is not held accountable. Almost all students are complaining and unhappy. They were just shut down from doing clinicals in Oregon with active Oregon students. Don't waste your money here, you will just end up transferring to another program by the second semester. Heed the other reviews and run away.
I enrolled because it looked like a good school. I was wrong ! The instructor doesn't teach us anything. Instead of lectures, he posts some youtube video that isn't even his. These instructors are just skating through the course, so they can collect a paycheck. I am going to transfer schools asap. I thought I would have an issue with the material, but the material is easy compared to the "little things" that mean nothing at all.
The online courses are a joke! The staff have changed multiple times. When you have technical issues and attempt to upload assignments, they refuse to grade accordingly. The "instructors" do not teach...they expect you to teach yourself with ridiculous amounts of reading that you have no time for...I would give this school zero stars if I could...run away fast!!!
While Maryville is supposed to be one of the best schools in the St. Louis area, I believe that it is highly overrated. I take classes 100% online, and when you take a test, you cannot view your answers so you have NO idea what you got wrong or if you were graded fairly. The material is not developed by the professor and often times the instructions are not clear, or web sites that are part of the curriculum are out of date or broken links. I feel that for the money, Maryville is not giving their students a quality education.
The 'support' staff is atrocious. Advisor suggested I just drop out since accounting was difficult for me, you can't drop your own courses but they don't answer phones drop week (and I'm a remote student) realized I needed an accommodation on a test and was told by that department that even if I provided a document they wouldn't apply it to the test in question because it was assigned before the document was provided. I had spoken to multiple people regarding a learning disability but had never needed any accommodation, so when I asked for an extra 30 minutes on an exam in my last course prior to my capstone I was refused.
The courses are self-taught, they use the same powerpoints, recordings and tests for each semester. The instructors are hit or miss. My current instructor hasn't graded things I submitted 3 months ago. The person in charge of obtaining preceptor approval from the state board of nursing is rude and dismissive. I received an email last year that I was missing paperwork for my practicum. I contacted everyone in the nursing department and no one could tell me what I was missing. It turns out, I was missing nothing... undue stress for nothing! No help obtaining preceptors. Do yourself a favor and choose another school!
This school is a complete joke. You will basically teach yourself because the instructors rely on Powerpoints and that is the material they consistently teach from. Also, many of the instructors are on a power trip and have major attitudes with their students. This school is a waste of money. Go to WASH U or SLU because you will spend just as much money and receive a better education.
Maryville University is a horrible college. The online class teachers are not accomodating whatsoever. You cannot view your test answers because the instructors are too lazy to make a new test each semester so you have no idea if they are grading fairly or not. Not to mention, that some of the instructors are pompous and arrogant. As a former student, I had the right to see my test scores so that i could learn from my mistakes. Not at this university, they will not allow you to see your test scores. Plus, this college is just as expensive as SLU and you are basically teaching yourself. I would not suggest this school to anyone. Spend your money elsewhere. It is a waste.
After 4 years I began to realize the whole university is a bizarre academic dictatorship. Yes, the facilities are clean but the library is lame and the parking (and parking taliban) is atrocious. My biggest gripe would be the university's reliance on adjunct professors. They come and go, leaving a lot of emptiness and inconsistency in the program. Also, they present the school as this whitebread Christian campus but mostly the students are clueless suburban kids on a single track career.
I would recommend this University to anyone. The faculty and staff are great and make you feel at home the moment you step onto campus. The campus environment gives off the sense of family. Everyone is very supportive and teachers are always available to answer any questions you may have. You are given guidance throughout your academic journey and beyond. Overall it was a great University and I couldn't have asked for anything more from my undergraduate institution.