Maryville University Reviews

  • 54 Reviews
  • St. Louis (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,470
24% of 54 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 54 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Disappointed
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2021
  • Degree: Forensic Psychology
"First, I have had excellent teachers in my program! All, except one, was great to me and answered all of my questions. That one professor wanted us to email him in APA format. Who writes an email in APA format??? Anywho, I feel like the advisors, or at least not advisor tried to make me stay at Maryville as long as she could! She had me taking only 1 course for Summer 1 and 2… and 1 course for Fall 1 and 2… I only have 5 more classes to go in order to graduate, but she started to slow down the graduation process! I am so mad because I feel betrayed and I thought she had my back. It seems to me as if she tried to do this on purpose. The other classes was offered those terms, but she said they wasn’t and she wanted me to take the classes a certain way.. why? When she been giving me 4 (in total) classes a semester. I just don’t want anyone to suffer emotionally like I did. Save yourself some time, GO TO ANOTHER COLLEGE!!!! Please run!! Because you’ll be in school forever!!"
Software Development
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2021
  • Degree: Computer Science
"I would not recommend this online program to anyone! I do not have an undergraduate in CS but they advertise that you do not need a background in computer science to succeed in this graduate program. However, that is not the case. The instructors expect you to know things that have never been taught. One instructor even told me I "should know this by now". I have had numerous teachers fail to respond to emails, take weeks to grade assignments, and leave either no feedback or feedback that is inappropriate for a teacher. Another common theme is having videos that are years old as the only instruction. This means that there are a lot of times the code fails to run due to updates or changes in software, but remember the teachers don't respond to emails. You have to figure it out on your own. They do not seem concerned with the success of their students at all. I do not feel that I am ready to a career change based on what I learned. I have learned more from online tutorials and my own research than this program."
RN
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2021
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I am currently enrolled. I would recommend future NP students look at other schools before considering Maryville. Materials that are used are years old and everything is self taught. Depending on the teacher, you may be on your own. A lot of programs do not find preceptors for you but some do. I think it is important for the school to find preceptors since it will help to make sure the sites and preceptors are valid and that the student will be receiving a good education and experience that prepares them to practice. I get the feeling that Maryville just wants your money."
Dev1
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2020
  • Degree: Software Engineering
"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."
Satisfied MSBDA Graduate
  • Reviewed: 8/28/2020
  • Degree: Data Analytics
"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."
Nurse07
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"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!"
anonymous
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2020
  • Degree: Software Engineering
"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!"
Rachel
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2020
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I can't say enough great things about this program. Instructors are truly 100% invested in your success - every teacher I've had in this program has gone above and beyond all expectations. They do anything they can to work with you and prepare you for your career, and their support does not stop once you graduate! They stay in touch to offer support and and any valuable resources you might need. I feel prepared and excited to enter the field upon completion of this program. I truly cannot recommend it enough."
anonymous
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health)
"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)
"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."
josh
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2019
  • Degree: Software Engineering
"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)
"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."
SANDRA WYATT
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"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."
Zied
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2019
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"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. Anywho...be 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?!!)"
Katherine I.
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2019
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"To get their brochure I had to put my name, number and email. I’m a student looking to transfer to an university with online degrees. Ever since 8am they’d called me a total of 6 times (different people each time); to the second called I mentioned I prefer being contacted via email due to my job. To the third caller I mentioned that I need to be placed in their no call list - yet calls did not stop .. to the 5th dialer I asked why do I keep on being called and if they have any possibility to put notes on the people they called because it’s getting ridiculous. The young lady raised her voice and kept on repeating that it all takes 72 hrs and if I wasn’t interested in their programs maybe I shouldn’t have given the correct number, I had to hang up and block their number. It made it clear enough that I do not want to transfer to them, us students deserve more respect and their marketing scheme needs to be monitored better than that."
Brendan
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2019
"So far the program has been fine! Based on the reviews people don't understand what online programs entail. Online programs are primarily all self taught and require a lot of self dedication. It is also common knowledge that schools do not help you find clinical sites. The program is what you make of it. If you want a lecture type education this not for you! If you are self motivated and are dedicated to your reading and course work this will be a decent program for you!"
Disappointed Nurse!
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
"Wish I would have seen these reviews prior to starting classes at Maryville. All of the previous reviews are TRUE! This is a self-taught program. No one teaches you to be a clinician, let alone a good clinician. You will complete all of the tedious irrelevant assignments - this is the extent of your education. If you are fortunate to graduate, you are on your own to practice what you did not learn at Maryville. There is no feedback on assignments, quizzes or exams. You will not know what you need to improve on. If you fail, you retake the course...but what do you focus your attention on? You will never know. Instructors are using these programs as "side money" and exhibit little to no interest in your learning. Absolutely NO support, but you will definitely pay for the over priced tuition. There are legislative discussions regarding schools such as this that takes students' money and does not honor it's educational commitment. Many schools do not accept multiple credits from previous universities, so students feel trapped when considering transferring to other institutions. Perhaps there is sufficient documentation from students who attend educational institutions whose practices are substandard or dishonest to initiate legal proceedings? Heed all of the reviews on this site and do not attend this school."
Rip off
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Awful, total rip off stole all of fasfa money and still charges never ever would recommend. Constantly worry about fast money instead of worrying about my education they did help at some point but one later on in the road they kind of just stopped working with you and it was pretty awful."
Bob Y.
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2019
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"The program is a joke, it's a giant marketing trick. The professors are 90% adjunct, and the IT program is rumored to only have 2 or 3 actual full time teachers, they give you a grand tour of their IT facilities and give you a pitch on how successful you can be with their guidance and "top 20 in the nation" cyber security program. Here are some reasons why this is nothing but a farce. There is no career placement, when they told us in the tour that 97% of students get placed in a job straight out of graduation, then when I talked to student success, they said they had no career placement services, and walked back and said 63% find a job 6 months out of school. I graduated summa cum laude and even have some experience in the field, and still struggle to find a job that uses the degree I obtained. There is no communication, I had attempted to schedule a meeting with the director of the program on six different occasions, not one reply over a three month period... Then I was eventually referred to another person, who didn't answer for two weeks, and come to find out, they referred me to someone who had quit a month ago... The classes aren't very hands on, and 90% of my learning came from my own passion for the field and checking out books and taking extra courses at the local public library. You will learn from Powerpoint presentations made by CompTIA and Pearson (that are available free online if you look hard enough), not by the teacher trying to personalize the learning experience and making their own lesson plan. The degree from them looks nice on a resume, but that is the only thing it is good for, you will gain little to no skill if you rely on the "educators" (I use that term very loosely), and there is no placement at all in positions or even assistance in who to network with. This "university" may as well be an extension of Trump University, because that's the level of fraudulence they are operating at..."
Marj D P
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care)
"Got my MSN degree this year and i strongly recommend their program if ure working full time, with kids (or not) and considering doing online. My advisers and profs were always reachable and approachable. Workloads can be indeed demanding and exams can be challenging but that how it should be anyway."