Maryville University Reviews

  • 59 Reviews
  • St. Louis (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,470
24% of 59 students said this degree improved their career prospects
54% of 59 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Grad Bear
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric-Mental Health)
"Steer clear of this school!!! I cannot stress enough that it is not worth your time, your money, or the incredible amount unnecesary stress this school creates. Communication is atrocious, on several occasions I made contact via email and dint get responses for 4 to 6 weeks in some instances. I had made appts twice with student services for help regarding clinicals and documentation, for both appts the individual that was supposed to call me was over an hour late to the appt and I had put aside time at work specifically to take these calls. Missing these calls then resulted in me skipping an entire semester becasue of not having my documentation for clinicals done in time, despite my questions and the appts being about that exact topic. For everyone teacher that is amazing there is 3 that couldn't care less about being there. The ones that are great are exceptional and I learned so much from them. The rest couldn't be bothered. It is clear that many of the teachers here ride a very high horse. Apparently, getting a DNP goes to some people's heads and respect for students (the paying customer) goes straight out the window. I am currently enrolled and passing my classes. Everyone I have spoken to that went to different schools did not have a fraction of the problems I have been having. I've been called a liar by a teacher and a dean only to later prove I was telling the truth. This is not a safe educational environment. This is one of the pay to play NP mills you here about."
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"I am an online student working towards my graduate degree with Maryville University. I have an undergraduate degree and several professional certifications for my career path. I also am used to making A's in classes that are known to be hard like upper level science classes, example anatomy and physiology I and II. Some of my classes have been fine (what someone would expect for an online program being a part time student) and others are completely unmanageable. I am only in school part time and work at least 8-10 hours a day on the one class. These hours are not even to maintain in an A in the class but just to get by. The expectation of the class is incredibly stressful and the faculty can not change the pre-made programs that are in place. I would not encourage any person with a current professional life or any responsibilities like kids, animals, or partners. If you are jobless and have no responsibilities this program might be a good fit for you."
Mathew Fogle
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2022
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
"There are designer to the courses. Fallible learning occurred as a result of not being able to review answers from quizzes in which you would be tested on. How is one to grow if you are unable to learn from mistakes. Furthermore, it is possible that there was no mistake made at all when one can't see the graded answers. This type of lack of reflection is undignified. Furthermore, how the quizzes and tests are developed truly doesn't reflect learning or what the class was teaching. Information was presented on a quizzes and test would be formatted in a way to mislead the taker, the tests was not on what we were directed to learning and therefore was not reflexive of learning. Information in the models and books were presented but didn't seem to match what was being tested on. The amount of work was four times the amount from a matriculated class. Uncalled for and unnecessary to prescribe the amount of work and give such intimidating test that one can't even see the progress of learning. They are not teaching and making learning extremely difficult by not providing reflection. This is a very distasteful school. Although some of the facilitators actually understand and are there for you. Some are there to do the minimum and be intimidating to the student who is paying there salary so as to have less students per class = to less work. I guess tenure has its perks."
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2021
  • Degree: DNP
"I would not recommend this school to anyone. I am in the DNP nurse practitioner program in psychiatry, Friday will be my last day. I still had one more year to go, but I cannot do this any longer. The pace is absolutely ridiculous! The instructors are 30 years old with hardly any experience in the world of nursing. The grading is different every single class, you get no feedback. You definitely are teaching yourself. I think they actually want people to fail, because they still get their money, and if you never take the boards as a Maryville graduate you don’t hurt their statistics it’s a scam"
Jennifer Pottr
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2021
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care)
"I have enjoyed this program, and disagree with the negative reviews from my personal perspective. Any online program requires self-study. You get what you give, and I have not met a professor yet that would not bend over backward to help me out. I am enrolled in my next to last semester and feel as though I am prepared. I have spoken with other NPs in my cohort that obtained their degree at local brand-named universities and feel their curriculum mirrors the one at Maryville. The tuition is reasonable. I have Zoom meetings with professors at least three times a semester, and I have not been avoided when I need their assistance. They are always readily available. As with any online program, it will not be handed to you, and you must put in the work, sometimes extra work to be successful. I encourage students that have had a positive experience to reflect on a review here."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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!"
  • 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!"
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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. 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."