Metropolitan State University Reviews

  • 23 Reviews
  • Saint Paul (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,980
67% of 23 students said this degree improved their career prospects
74% of 23 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Frustrated
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do NOT waste time or money. The people in charge are beyond rude and uncaring. When you ask for help they won't do anything other than tell you to study more. Even if you get 100% on assignment, if test scores are below 78% they don't count your course work and you fail."
Jamie
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I agree with some of the reviews earlier that some professors are well respected. However, that is not the case to some of the professors who teach at the doctorate level. They only see things from their perspective and they only consult within themselves when it comes to students' progress. And when they include their student in the process, his/her opinion does not matter at the end. Egocentrism exists in several of the doctorate level professors and their student point of view is out of the window. I would not recommend grad school at Metrostate. Overall, I would give the school a rate of 2.5 out of 5 for grad school and 3.5 for location and services such as library staff, writing center, and the math lab."
Ryan MSP
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2019
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I was skeptical about this school prior to attending because I had prejudged it as less than other schools in the area. I was very wrong, it turned out to be an incredible learning opportunity and space. I had attended Inver Hills for PSEO, then a year plus at St Thomas, but I couldnt afford that, so I ended up here. I worked full time meanwhile taking 16 credits. The hard part was classes in different parts of town but I learned how to pick classes that worked for me. Then I also went to Normandale for a couple. My advisors tried to prevent me from taking too many credits, which is good of them, but I had goals... so I took a combined 20-24 credits some semesters between the two schools. Metro State was very diverse, yet inclusive. They generated the ability to have a higher order of thinking as a skill set, which is the premise of higher education. I was challenged by the faculty, and enlightened. I recommend this school to anyone whos willing to be a good student. Those whove battled adversity will excel here."
Alexis Love
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2019
"I attended the College of Individualized Studies at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. The program allowed me to develop and structure my own degree by transferring many credits from other schools. I was able to use my life experiences and training and get credit for them to get closer to obtaining my degree. The capstone is all about designing your degree and digging deep within yourself to fashion something that makes sense of the world for you. You are learning to discipline and structure yourself. I loved it. It may sound easy but it did not come without its own hurdles. Nevertheless I am glad I did it."
Julia
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2019
  • Degree: Mathematics
"I wouldn't recommend this college. Sure their were many great students attending and good professors. However, very limited freedom of speech, too many professors pushing their liberal politics in classroom where it is not warranted, very divisive agenda set by the school administration (everything racialized or genderized), putting people into categories, etc. Too much propaganda for me tbh."
Preslie
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The school was very convenient. It allowed me to complete courses to gain insight on what I would like to do with by degree in Business Administration. Very diverse culture, professors were very helpful and insightful. I am now at a different University to complete my master's degree only due to the fact that Metropolitan State did not offer what I was looking for."
Zahra Farah
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Metropolitan state university was a great university because the advisers and faculty were open and reasonable when it came to helping students. The classes were small, the material was rich, and the classes were challenging. Best part of all the professors were ready to work with you if you ran into some sort of difficulty in life."
Zahra Farah
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Metro state university has small classes that meet your needs. They offer support, they understand, and most of all they work with you on graduating. They break all the classes and credits needed to finish the councilors are amazing. They know their information."
Rob
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2016
  • Degree: Web Design
"I totally agree with the reviewer who posted on November 5, 2015 concerning webWOC! Read THAT review as I do not want to rehash the same exact content; it was well-written and speaks the webWOC experience truthfully and accurately! This program is a JOKE. For the full modality, it is roughly SEVEN thousand dollars, books are not even included! Even each (THREE) proctored exam from your home computer is a separate $20 per pop!! I am taking online Master's courses (for MSN), but this takes online learning to a whole new (meaning LOW) level. No support, feedback like the earlier poster stated is from fellow students or TA (non-nursing personnel) or is a canned response. Each modality is roughly THREE weeks and basically consists of reading a whole book and memorizing every detail toward an end-class final. You are told not to memorize and "truly understand the material", but that is not probable in three weeks when most need to work full time (which majority of students do). You are also told that you need small amount of hours per week and extra hours on days off, but to grasp a whole book in three weeks for totally new concepts (at least for me, no prior experience with WOC), it would take 30-40 hours per week. The material should be spread over 6-8 weeks instead of 3 for optimal success for full-time workers. Especially since it is self-learning (the live classes are basically just power-points that tell little more than the books). After not liking the first course, I decided to withdraw then (after WOUNDS) and simply get certified in that module only, but was told I could not withdraw and get a refund for ostomy and continence. This was despite the fact I did not even start those modalities at that point!! Check the contract with a fine-tooth comb. Better yet, attend one of the hybrid/online courses from the more reputable and proven accredited schools (Cleveland Clinic, Emory University, Rutgers, etc.). You would get more Bang for your bucks and a better overall experience. Please do not regret your decision like I did. You are talking a LOT of time and money to potentially lose!"
Derek
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"It is a great school. It has lower tuition cost and smaller class sizes, compared to state universities, and it is designed to accommodate the schedules of working adults. The instructors are great, and you will learn a lot from your classes, if you are motivated to do the work."
WebWOC
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"This is a master's level course, fairly expensive with absolutely little or no communication with faculty. 1 1/2 hr webinar/week that immediately gets terminated by the TA (who incidentally runs the entire class, answers most of all the ?s and emails even when specially addressed to a certain faculty member), There is no time to ask ?s or comments UNLESS posted in the "Cyber-cafe," which usually gets answered by fellow students, (guess they are the ones actually teaching the class). New required book has unbelieveable amount of typos, inaccurate info and info that changes from page to page. Instructors @ least on paper have lots of credentials BUT you would never know it by the presentations and total lack of consideration for students. As a "fellow nurse," I am embarassed to be in the same group as these instructors. The program has been in existence for 12+ yrs, can't understand how they keep their accrediation with low scores, feedback, etc. Webcasts from a technical standpoint are HORRIBLE, 2-3 instructors all talking at once, 10-15 min that can't get the bugs out to broadcast and then at 8 pm just turn it off, regardless whether anyone has questions OR instructor completed "reading" their material. The program is given 3Xs/yr, usually 100-150 students/class @ $6000-$8000/ student =$1.8-2.4 MILLION/yr!!!! You are NOT receiveing a "million dollar" education. Practicums are a joke as you are totally on your own for a preceptor...gd luck. Course is crammed with unbelieveable amount of great information that is very difficult to comprehend in 3 weeks at a time. Admission info states a "few hrs/day, + extra on the weekends for studying, most students are putting in 40+ hours. This is NOT worth the time and cetaintly NOT worth the money. Check out anyother web program or better yet...check out the "Cleveland Clinic Program, they were the first and still are the best. Stay clear of the webWOC prgram from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"This University is designed for people of all ages. They have great night class options for those that wants to get a degree but has a full time day job."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"I loved the convenience of Metro State. It was close and I had options on commuting to campus. It was affordable enough I was able to work and pay for school."
Loved Small Classes
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Hospitality Management
"Small classes more personalized learning, very large campus. More of a commuter school."
Brenda Gilson
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2014
  • Degree: Non-Profit Management
"I found the variety of classes available online very helpful in pursuing and attaining my degree. Without online classes I would not have been able to complete the program, work and be a full-time mom."
Ameia Ramirez
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"When I enrolled in the Social Work Program at Metropolitan State University it was brand new and needed to weed out a few bugs. For the most part it is a great program and costs far less than others I looked at. I think sometimes the office staff in the social work department is short tempered and overworked. I also really feel that Social work should consider allowing students with undergraduates in Psychology and human services to have advanced standing. I have a BA in Psychology and spent a lot of time board because I had already studied what everyone else was learning. The only thing that kept me busy was the ridiculously long papers and sharing info from my undergraduate books with classmates."
Stan McFall
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2013
  • Degree: Non-Profit Management
"The graduate program at Metro State caters to working adults who want to continue their academic studies."
Allison Kautz
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2013
  • Degree: Special Education
"The transferability of the SLHS leveling program is great! No other schools offer such a wide variety of options for transfer students."
Stan McFall
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2013
  • Degree: Business
"Pro - very accessible if have a present job/career. Con - would prefer the opportunity to network more with my classmates."
Marina Mourzina
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2013
  • Degree: Business
"Affordable, accessible and flexible. Perfect for non-traditional students, such as working professionals or parents. Good academic support, great location."