Maryville University Reviews

  • 69 Reviews
  • St. Louis (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,470
24% of 69 students said this degree improved their career prospects
49% of 69 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 5/12/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"So far, this school has been more of a headache and stress. I just started a summer 16-week pathology course and am expected to write weekly discussions and/or papers on top of reading and taking the four exams. You have to get an average of 80% on all exams to pass or you automatically fail. This school is not worth the time, money, and mental stress. I am fairly good with online learning and self-teaching, but I do not think it is appropriate to be requiring masters students, who usually are working full-time and doing school part-time, to be writing lengthy papers and discussions, study and take exams only open in the middle of the week. I wish I could go back and find a better school that isn't as much stress. STEER CLEAR if you do not want to be writing 24/7, doing projects, and taking exams."
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Please go elsewhere if you intend to school and work. This school is very difficult with bunch of proctored test. I am basically working one day a week (not meeting up with my bills) to be able to keep up with the bunch of assignments and proctored exams that comes with this school. School is not cheap either."
Masters in Cyber Security
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2023
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"I have nothing against Maryville but this is my opinion and for students thinking about entering the Masters in Cybersecurity online program. I graduated with a 3.6 program GPA. The program is approx. 85 readings and quick quizzes. The other approx. 15% is a labs. The terms are accelated 8 weeks with zero breaks in between terms (end of term is on Sunday, next subject starts the next day). The instructors are ok but how much extra time can they spend on difficult subjects with 8-week terms? Labs are short with not much practice happening. Again, how much can you do in 8-week terms. Some course have tech issues but they're solved by a 24/7 support time. I graduated Aug 2021 and had like 3 interviews in cyber. Two of the interviews went horribly as I couldn't remember all that I'd done in the program. In my opinion, I think that's due to the short 8-week terms. I work for a top 5 bank, and the majority of my cyber job submissions (14) were ignored (8 of those were rejected outright with no interview). I'm internal and still couldn't get a cyber related interview. I'm not really sure of the exact number of outside resumes I've sent but I'm sure it was over 15 (13 rejected with no interview) throughout the year of 2022. Conclusion: In my opinion, I would save the 26k-30k debt and take a quality cyber security boot camp instead. Bootcamps are mostly (75-85% hands-on labs and projects. Despite the supposedly high demand for cyber security professionals, employers appear to want candidates with experience over degrees and certs. Bootcamps give you that hands-on experience and practice with systems and projects that are required for these jobs instead of quick homework assignments. A lot of bootcamps come with CompTIA cert (e.g., Security+, Network+) prep and exam. Also, boot camps are half the cost of master programs. P.S. I applied for a CISA apprentice program with my company in Sept 2022. After months of not hearing anything, I emailed the recruiter and hiring manager multiple times and my emails were ignored. I'm an internal candidate and I was still ignored. Finally, in December after receiving the rejection email, I emailed the recruiter for feedback and advice. She told me that there were a bunch of qualified candidates and although I've been in financial services for over 15+ years in different lines of business (e.g., financial crimes, investments, trust, audit), my resume is impressive, and to get some cyber hands on experience and try next year. Go with a boot camp which is mostly hands on experience that comes with CompTIA prep and exam voucher."
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric-Mental Health)
"I liked Maryville University's post-master's nurse practitioner program. It is a self-taught program, and you must be smart and motivated to graduate. This is not an easy program. If you're not serious about learning and your education, this program is not for you. I also liked that they weed out the mediocre nurse practitioner students because prescribing medication is serious business. Ps: If you want an easy school that doesn't care about quality, you should attend a substandard school like Walden University."
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric-Mental Health)
"I will advise anyone out there currently shopping for school to go elsewhere. School is self thought, loads of materials and homework and they derive joy in seeing people fail. Proctored test and you must pass with 80% . There exams are hard and Many people fail. The school is not cheap either. If you want to school party with prospects of passing, please go elsewhere."
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care)
"Please consider to shop around before attending Maryville is not worth your time and money! Instructor are grading poorly and there is NO rationale when they take points off. They never go through exam and never share what you got wrong on the exam !"
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health)
"Totally self- taught and hours of weekly readings which cover an extremely wide subject matter. The first test only had 32 questions on it, and there are only 4 tests for the entire semester. If you don't have a 80% overall on the tests alone you automatically fail. There is so much material, and no specific direction on what to study for the test. Test reviews and learning objectives do not cover multiple questions that are even on the test, thus many students fail. Run. Go some where where you receive instruction, lecture, and assistance."
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2022
  • Degree: DNP
"I am beyond frustrated with this school. Although I am already practicing as NP, I have decided to enroll to Maryville University to earn a terminal degree. After two semesters at this school I start to second-guess my decision. The school has decided to drop my class without consulting with me. I have called my advisor to reinstate my class; however she was not helpful. I have done all that was required of me, and now I have to wait for my class to be reinstated. Based on my experience, I would not recommend that school to my dog. Thankfully, I know that I can thrive in life with or without a DNP degree. Prospective students, beware!"
Lucy M
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric-Mental Health)
"Online nurse practitioner classes and clinicals are what you make it to be. You can be in the greatest school and find fault. This program is for the self motivated student to learn at a comfortable pace. It’s a lot of learning and you will learn if you want to. I was at a different nursing school - brick and mortar college for my associates and it was the same thing ( I had to study and learn foreign concepts). I had to learn what I needed to learn. At Maryville, I had a few rough patches here and there, but it’s normal when dealing with humans. I had some great professors and some ok ones, but it’s normal. You can’t have great all the time no matter where you go. Just get your clinical settings figured out before you start as that will be your greatest challenge. Don’t go if you don’t care about learning or serious studying to know important things concerning the human body. Thank you Maryville professors for pushing me and not giving me answers, but guiding me on where to find them. I loved everything I learned here and I feel like I have more insight into mental health. I can’t wait to pass my boards on first try and be one of the very best PMHNPs in USA. Thank you Maryville University!"
  • Reviewed: 8/3/2022
  • Degree: Software Engineering
"I come from a background in the software development field, and was well prepared to take the MSSD. The materials, as others have mentioned, are very dated to the point some of the instruction and information provided is blatantly wrong. Even as someone with a background in CS, this course is extremely fast with professors that have no experience in the real world. It is completely unacceptable that people pay good money to get an education, and you hire professor that have close to ZERO real-world experience in the subject they are teaching. At one point, I was asked to completely re-write a program for an assignment because the professor couldn't follow the logic. How dare you ever use something as scar as....a design pattern in a Master level course. Professors were slow to respond, and the school couldn't care less about you after classes have started and the grace period passed so you can't get your money back. I now owe just about $5,000 in loans for classes that were absolutely worthless, and I could have gotten a better education from the homeless man yelling obscenities on the corner."
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."