Maryville University Reviews

2.19 out of 5 stars
(38 Reviews)
  • St. Louis (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,470
24% of 38 students said this degree improved their career prospects
47% of 38 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Katherine I. - 8/8/2019
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Brendan - 6/11/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointed Nurse! - 6/1/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Rip off - 5/24/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Bob Y. - 5/23/2019
Degree: Cybersecurity
Graduation Year: 2018
"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..."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Marj D P - 5/21/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care)
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Angela Lynne - 5/7/2019
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Student - 5/2/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care)
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Adriene Avripas - 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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Kim - 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."
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