Maryville University Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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...
I am very disappointed with this college. First and foremost, this school is very expensive and claims to have an outstanding reputation. This could not be further from the truth. Overall, most of the professors are very rude and unprofessional, especially in the nursing program. Granted, I had some excellent professors, but two individuals I knew were demoted or terminated for their unprofessional behavior. I started out in nursing school, and most of the professors read off the PowerPoint slides, and we basically taught ourselves. Most nursing students felt the same way I did. I changed my major to Healthcare Management and my academic advisor and Maryville offered to help me find job placement as well as my classmates in the "Healthcare Management Program" (It never happened). I am still out of work and currently working as a bartender. So much for their outstanding reputaion. In addition, my classmates and I made the Deans List every semester and they never gave us recognition, they just put it on our transcripts, supposedly. In addition, Maryville promised to find a Practicum Site for my internship, but at the the last minute, I had to find my own internship and almost did not graduate because of it. Do not waste your time or money at this school. You will be in debt and out of a job. This school makes false promises. Go to UMSL instead.
The online instructors dont actually teach anything. They all use the same poor lectures that were recorded years ago yet yoU are paying top dollars for this program. If you want to be prepared for an Acute care Np this is not the program for you. The instructors and lead instruction Nina Zimmermann have no acute care background and all the classes are focused on the FNP word. Terrible program and I wish I would have went someplace else or transferred. Also tou have to find all your own clinical instructors and the school advisors are useless at helping. Last semester they forgot to send my paper work to my clinical site.
Dr S. wants students to fail. The university just wants money. Similar to Trump University. Go somewhere else. The advisers will call you daily push you into the program under false pretenses then when you arent ready or dont have the money for all the money requirements the stop responding to emails cause they dont care if you succeed they just want your money.
I have had a bad experience with this school. The instructor's really don't seem to care about the students. The one I have at the present time has been the worst so far. She picks apart every thing that I do when I am almost finished with the program and what she is picking apart is so insignificant. The Skype interviews with the instructor put so much undue stress on the student and accomplish nothing. All they are is an intimidation tool that the instructors use. I am learning so much more from the clinical portion then anything that the school is teaching me. They need to shorten the program and just add more clinical hours since this is where we are learning.
This program is a joke. It is essentially self study. Instructors do not answer in a timely manner. They dont help you find clinical sites. Their background check is ridiculous and super complicated...no help received from staff. Information is not taught. Online format typical discussion boards and group projects. Some of the classes are just busywork with no real value...
Maryville is currently holding my transcripts hostage over an error on their part of not getting my student financial aid paperwork filed in time. I was never notified I was not receiving financial aid until I had a large debt with Maryville and was then expected to pay out of pocket. They are unwilling to work with you and are simply out for the dollar. They pay PhD professors adjunct wages with zero benefits while we pay university tuition prices.