Maryville University Reviews

  • 40 Reviews
  • St. Louis (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,470
24% of 40 students said this degree improved their career prospects
45% of 40 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Adriene Avripas
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric-Mental Health)
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
Kim
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health)
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"This has got to be the worse school and program ever. They make up their own exams that aren't even in the readings. The teachers don't grade consistently. The administration, teachers, and program director do not care if you fail or pass. They say "if your failing then withdraw" what kind of school advises their students to withdraw instead of helping them."
Danielle
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The first three classes and the one I am in now have been self-taught. I have received no help from instructors. I reached out after receiving disability status, and they do not accomodate. They should have a form to fill out after you state you have a disability, instead they want you to have 10 forms already prefilled showing which disability you have. I am reporting them to the DOE. The entire course is self study which is incredibly dumb as my employer is paying 2200 dollars per course while I am stuck paying their hefty fees for online study which are 600 per semester! The fees are not wrapped into the tuition. The courses rely on discussion boards, videos, and readings. You do not receive calls from instructors during 'office hours' just emails back to approve extensions when needed. What kind of teaching is this? Especially for business data analytics. I have to hire a teacher to teach me while I am paying the fees for the program and my company pays for the tuition? These kinds of schools should not be allowed to operate if they are unwilling to actually teach. This is not what I signed up for."
Shelly
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care)
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
Olivia
  • Reviewed: 1/8/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric-Mental Health)
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"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..."
Unhappy Student
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
Angry Nurse
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
Johnny
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"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."
DeeB
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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!!!"
Naan
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
Ashley
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2018
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
MJ
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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!"
N/A
  • Reviewed: 4/17/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
Corleone Smith
  • Reviewed: 4/17/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
Cory
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2017
  • Degree: Forensic Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
Cassandra LaFitte
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2017
  • Degree: Forensic Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
Yousra Amor
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: RN to BSN
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I attended Maryville University's fast track nursing program. I went into the program with no healthcare experience and came out well prepared for my first nursing job on a medical stepdown floor. I was provided with varied clinical rotation opportunities. All of the instructors were very knowledgeable in their teaching subject. It is a rigorous program that prepares students for the nursing field."
Ashley
  • Reviewed: 11/14/2016
  • Degree: MBA in Information Systems
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"This place is a joke. Most of my instructors, there are no professors at Maryville not a single one of my instructors actually has a PhD, relied on publisher PowerPoint's to teach. They did not even take out the time to create their own. I've had class, graduate classes. mind you taught by 26 year olds who just graduated with their masters. I've had classes where the midterm and the final were both movies that we had to take notes on. This is not an MBA! I've worked in group projects with students who didn't know how to do track changes in word or what Google Docs is IN GRADUATE CLASSES."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"I loved my college experience. Class sizes were small, the professors were knowledgeable yet approachable, and the classes really gave me a lot of insight into my degree. I was also able to interact with multiple administrative offices, all of whom were super helpful and friendly."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Laboratory Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"Maryville University is an excellent place to study. They take care of their students and truly care about their student's success!"