National American University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (76)
I have taken both on ground and online classes with NAU. I honestly feel like you get out of the classes whatever efforts you put into them. They do offer tutoring,and other resources but sometimes they are not the best at directing you toward them. I do feel like most of the professors care about their students.
The college is marketed, in my opinion, toward the more underpriveliged people out there looking for hope. This explains the group of people surrounding me in the classroom. I felt at times like it was a "special" school because of some of my fellow classmates. However, it may just be the area my campus is located in (the Independence, MO campus).
The online classes, you have to put in the effort of studying and doing the work. If you do, and you participate, I feel like the classes are comparable with what other schools are offering. I do feel like this school is over priced, as are all colleges.
This school is a ripe off. Some of the instructors are knowledge about what they teach, others are just there. The Financial Assistances staff is RUDE and not helpful at all. When you inquiry about your financial aid or have a question, either no one is available, or they act as though your are bothering them.
The quality of education is not worth what they charge. You can not transfer credits from another school nor can your credits from NAU be transferred. I would suggest you do your research and choose another College for your education.
I have had a better college experience with NAU than any private, community college, etc. My experience has been very fulfilling and very gratifying. I am starting my online business and this school has led the way and set the path for me in so many ways. The professors/instructors are so thorough and the assignments have helped me more than any expensive private colleges.
My overall experience has been dealing with all different cultures and this in itself has been more precious. I am maintaining an overall grade point average over well over 3.8 and aiming for above 4.0. I am 58 years old, a published author with a book that is about to become a movie, have 6-10 children's books that are being printed as we speak and I owe this to my NAU experience.
Anyway, the work is a long ways from easy, but has made me much more responsible and conscience of keeping good grades. I recommend this school to anyone that is serious about an education that will help with any area especially starting or becoming an entreprenaur and starting your own business. THIS IS WHAT IS UP AND SHOULD TRY NAU TODAY!!!!
I'm a student right now at NAU. I do the online school. When you first start they make you take 2 crappy class Strategies for Success (they teach you to think positive) and Intro CIS (the very basics for computers). Both class are garbage and you pay around 3000 dollars for them but I really liked the online experience. You get all your school work up front which really cool they go through the each section at a time.
Now here comes the bad part I get started to some real classes. I took the accounting class that uses a book that the college made. I had a really hard time understanding it. So I asked the instructor very little to no help. I tried to see about a tutor through the school there is none for Tulsa area. I have gone through 2 terms and I owe 10000 dollar you think that is to much go to another school.
Also the credits are not transferable you don't believe me go to "useful information" area on their website. All I want it a good education without being ripped off is that to much to ask?
I have a great experience at NAU. Their online courses are excellent and they are within the expectations. The professors are very nice, they give the grade if you deserve it. I think if you do your work, study, and put your maximum effort; then you should be fine. My recommendation is just do your work, be on time, listen to the professors, and be nice to everyone, and they will all be nice and helpful to you.
I was sitting around one day saying that I needed to go back to school. I couldn't go to a campus because I really didn't have the transportation. I saw the commercial for NAU and I was like I think I am going to check them out. I researched them online and like all colleges your gonna get your good or bad reviews. I didn't see much reviews on people having problem finding a job after wards. In fact I only found one review and that is because she didn't have a GED. I am currently getting ready to start my third semester.
I love this school. I can email the financial aid office or even my guidance counselor and they always respond that day. They are very helpful when it comes to the questions that I ask. I have never had any problem with my financial aid either. I have gotten a check each semester. My Financial Aid counselor was on it when it was time to redo my financial aid. I never once emailed her about it, she always emailed me first.
There are gonna be some people that are not happy with the school because something didn't go there way. Let me just tell you this when they send you stuff to fill out. Fill it out right then and there and send it in and you won't have a problem with it. Now compared to some of the colleges in my area this was the cheapest and the easiest for me to attend. Good luck in choosing a school.
I like NAU - I started this spring and think the admissions was very friendly and helpful. I don't particually like the attitudes from the job placement staff and financial aid; they're attitudes make me feel like I'm not worthy of being there; they have very poor customer service!
But my classes are small and the other students seem to be just like me, just trying to get a degree and better my life. So far it's been a good experience.
This school is seriously out to get your money only. They over charge first off and they never want to fix your account no matter how many people you contact. I have the post 9/11 gi bill and I also have a pell grant and the over charged the gi bill by a thousand and it has been 4 months since I got my pell grant which all of it I should recieve and I still haven't gotten any of it from them. My classes have been over for 3 months and still nothing. The financial dept. is the worst I have ever seen one.
They never call you back the only way to talk to someone is if you just show up. On a good note the teachers were really nice and fair but the negatives out weigh the positives.
I have many complaints about NAU...but the one that really sticks out to me is how they committed fraud to sign me up! I went in to an admission rep & point blank told her I don't have a GED, but am going to get one & I will return when I get the GED to sign up for paralegal studies...I wanted to do this right. The ad rep proceeded to tell me no need to get my GED, just make up a date that I "got my GED", winked at me and said she will put it on my paperowrk because no one will check it out & it won't matter once I finish and have an associates degree. I will be hired by any company because they'll assume I graduated high school or have my GED.
Well guess what? I finally finished in August 2010, and due to unforseen circumstances (their fault) I owe them $360 out of my own pocket so they're sending me letters saying pay up with interest (um hell no to the interest)...and the icing on the cake...I haven't had a job since being downsized in May 2010. I've been on many interviews or went through employment agencies and they do educational background checks & see my lack of a GED and tell me thanks, but NO THANKS. I'm no dummy, I have worked for a county government agency for 4 yrs, one law firm for 4 yrs and another for one year...I can read, write, etc...but because this admissions rep convinced me to LIE, I'm screwed. I should have walked outta there right then & there! My fault!! I told the main office & they didn't give a damn. I feel that I was coerced into this. I'm angry w/myself for being smooth talked.
They also signed me up for classes I didn't need, which is why I ran out of student loan money & owe $360 (plus interest LMAO).
Oh and one more thing: A woman I was in classes with had planned on transferring over to UMKC school of law (was told her credits WOULD transfer, no problems...) found out half way through her associates degree at NAU that UMKC would NOT accept NAU's credits because it was not accredited to the same degree that UMKC is. This is what I was told by a former school mate so I am only repeating what she told me...
All in all, STAY AWAY FROM NAU!
This is by far the MOST unorganized so called school of "higher" learning ever.I specifically had wanted to major in Nursing. BUT the FIRST girl, signed me up for healthcare management??! I started in the fall, taking online classes,that had absolutely nothing to do with MY major, BUT FOR THERE MAJOR THEY CHOSE. I fussed about that, and got to change my classes.
Since that fall semester ended, I have spoken to about 7 different people with the same title because the previous admin reps, were either let go, or quit! This should tell someone that the people that WORK there don't even know what the heck they're doing. AND THEN I got an award letter from them about my financial aid at the END OF THE TERM, stating that the monies from financial aid would cover the cost of the term. so I DIDN'T accept the loan. come to find out, I get an EMAILED INVOICE!! NO they don't send you a REAL bill, just an excel sheet with your balance and they want you to pay that!!!
if your thinking of leaving after one term, better think again, because they want your money 90 days after you leave them, or else your going to collections! this was by FAR the worst choice i had made in my life. If you don't want to have any regrets in life, DON'T GO TO THIS SCHOOL.