National American University Online Reviews - Criminal Justice

2.51 out of 5 stars
(9 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,075 - $15,075
50% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
33% of 9 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5 stars
No good - 7/25/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"I have been going to this school since 2012 and since then this school has gotten worse over the years. They say their going to help, but never do, they over charge people for unprofessional education. The instructors must be underpaid because they don't get back to people in time. Worse school I have "ever attended" will not be finishing with them. Last they don't have classes for all courses only some so your force to take class online with what little information they give you."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Crystal - 6/16/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"National American can definitely work communicating better with students and potential students. They have been helpful to the extent that I must call several time to talk to someone without leaving a voice mail. Some times the staff act or talk as if they are to busy or have no time for you.I had attended NAU right after high school, I took both online and in person courses. The in person course were much easier. The online were difficult initially but after some time and learning from failing, they got a lot easier. I would recommend NAU. I have had some problems with the financial aid but caused by my own actions. (failing courses caused me to lose my financial aid) In the sense of cost it is pricey and I would recommend that any one who is interested in going to NAU talk to an advisor and the registrar because NAU accepts transfer credits. Pre-requisites(math, science, humanities, etc.) can be taken at a local community college and transferred over which will ultimately reduce the amount of debt/ cost to attend NAU. (THEY WILL NOT TELL YOU THIS! BUT IT IS POSSIBLE)The most difficult thing while attending NAU is having the self discipline to teach yourself the online course. One other thing is that SOME of the online instructors don't provide feedback on assignments so you can confirm that you are learning or understanding the material appropriately. Other than these things not to bad!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mandy - 5/11/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"Well, I am going to say that my experience at this school was pleasant one. Some of the students are a little challenging at times but for the most part, it was fine. They teach and you learn. The work is not easy though and very time consuming. You have to want to do the work and work hard in order to get a good grade and be successful. So if you are looking for an easy school, this isn't it. This school, you have to do the work and do it right or no you won't be successful. For me, the staff was great and my adviser was great and I like the school and I am glad that I attended it. This college has professors as well."
1.0 out of 5 stars
what a joke - 9/23/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"I started this school because they said they had my best interest and could get me graduated within 2 years. As a mom just out of high school i thought it was to good to be true. Well turns out i was right. Administration was a joke the instructors are the biggest joke. There is no time for student help even if you go in to get it. So i called to let them know that since they dropped me because i had a baby and missed 1 week of school i would need my transcript. The lady didn't even try to keep me at that school she just asked for the fax number and sent it to my new school. After $20,000 that my family has put in this school for me to do what i wanted in return i had to change my goals. Now im sitting $300,000.00 in debt with no financial aid left because of the unbelievable scam they put me through."
1.0 out of 5 stars
LM - 6/9/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"This campus is a big joke. Some of the staff here is awful. This is supposed to be an educational institute but you have most of the employees that are not educated. You have a campus director that just received his degree. You have an admissions director with just a high school diploma. Some of the people that work in admissions look thrown away and there is no professionalism at this school. The lady at the front desk and the medical lady were the only people that I can say were worth even talking to. The Dean is rude and have no consideration for the students that she talks to. Why are some of these people working there? There is no financial aid on the campus anymore you have to talk on the phone to everyone which makes it hard to understand what is going on. There is no tutor for math, there is a joke of a tutor. This school is ridiculous. The other campus director was much better."
5.0 out of 5 stars
smith - 1/30/2014
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"It is very interesting reading all the reviews on this school. NAU has instructors that are probation officers and Lt officers in my local law agencies. I have been taught by Lawyers and many other professional personnel. NAU is an expensive school that is why they are a private school. I've never been treated badly at NAU everyone I talked to and came in contact with have been so helpful to me completing my degree specially when I was deployed. If your not use to online classes I suggest you not go to NAU because there is a lot of work involved to get the points needed to pass the class. I've taken both online and at campus. The different is you do have to teach yourself more online were adults... The professors are their to grade and help but not spoon feed the information to you."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/13/2013
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year:
"I have attended NAU since Feb 2011 and still don't have my associate degree? And owe 67,000 I devote 60 hours a week on 2 classes per quarter. Instructors are aweful about responding and fail you in discussions?, I have taken my concerns to the Administrator and Director and told they will call or check into it and do not respond . I am getting ready to quit and go somewhere else due to them misleading me. They told me it would take two years to get my associate degree. You can go to academy police I just found out for 1,800 dollars and get a job right away. I am 54 and just found out C.J. EMPLOYMENT cut off age is 45, they basically lied to me and now I am not only unemployed but in debt up pasted my ears. Their is no job placement help here ?"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/29/2013
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year:
"The school has done nothing for me. When I first started I took two classes, in one class I know I should have received at least a C but I got an A in both classes. I think this is what entices you to go back. I went back for more and have been with the school for 4 years now. Four years later, still no degree but in debt. There's only a few instructors who will help you if you can wait 2-3 days waiting on an answer. Basically, you are learning on your own. What really bothers me is that they do not push you. You turn in homework and the instructor will give you an "A" no matter how bad the paper is. This may sound crazy but... I was researching on how many students do good at the school looks like almost everyone gets an "A." I am having doubts about the school now. If you are thinking of going to school here please do not take a chance. I don't know what to do now. Is this even a legit school? Stay away!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jill - 12/19/2012
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year:
"I am a current student at Nau. I have been going to school there for 3 years in hopes to get my B.S. in Criminal Justice.When I.applied, I was told that because I am a single mother and lower income, that my schooling would be paid for and that I was looking at maybe payments of $50 a month after getting my degree. I just recently found out that they are going to charge me $67,000 and that I am looking at payments of $800 a month. I tried to explain how wrong that sounds and all I got was it confirmed to be true. I explained to my financial aid.advisor that the average cost for my degree is $32000.After calling over and over trying to get answers and going above financial aid, they stopped taking my calls. And returning them. The last conversation I had with financial aid included me explaining thatt I have seen the population there, and majority are low income and no one would be able to pay these prices back. My financial aid explained that " Nau is a college for those who would not make it in a college." I said "so basically you're targeting those desperate to get ahead in life with little money, misleading them, and screwing them over. All she said was that she will send me the papers where I signed.I am in the process of switching schools but I was told that I because I have been using the max grant amour that I may not have much left to complete my degree at another school because myi classes Wong all transfer.Do not. Attend this school. They will scam you completely..! I was set up to fail . NAU degrees are a joke and you will get laughed out of job interviews. My location is the brooklyn center and Minnetonka in Minnesota."
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