National American University Reviews
NAU is a diploma mill. I was unfortunate enough to have enrolled with Westwood College right before they closed and was basically railroaded into enrolling at NAU as it was the only school that would accept Westwoods credits. The representatives at NAU were like vultures circling a carcass and it was obvious the only motivation was to obtain Federal Student Loan Funds...I was advised after I completed my classes that financial aid did not cover my last several classes and I had to come out of pocket approximately 1400.00 to get my diploma... When I was taking my Cisco Finals the final exam wasnt even available on line and I submitted a Word document as my final. The Windows Troubleshooting class they offered was in a classroom with no working equipment and we were told by our instructor that instead we would build a virtual network on our own computers. The instruction for this class consisted of a hand out. The class was also supposed to be 2 nights a week and we were told that we only had to show up one night a week, however no instruction took place on that night and we basically sat around for two hours doing nothing. Somehow I was given straight A's (I think I could have not shown up at all and gotten that grade)and graduated but when I entered the I.T. Field I was woefully underprepared and have struggled to keep up with the duties of my job but was fortunate enough to find an employer that has had the patience to allow me to learn on the job. I would not recommend NAU...
I am a recent graduate from NAU and I have to say that I am not a proud graduate. I personally believe that NAU is nothing more than a scam artist. In what would have been my last term, I found out that my instructor did not grade an assignment that I had completed and handed in, giving me a D in the course which was a Capstone course, meaning I needed a C to pass. I was 10 points from the C that was needed. I was on vacation when I found out that I needed to repeat the course, and that wasnt even the topper. The topper was that I was also told I needed to take another class that I had already taken and passed the year before. They also told me that I was out of Financial Aid, so for the last 6 months of school I ended up paying about $7,000 out of my pocket, and thats not including books. Because I was so close to finishing school, I decided to retake these courses. They told me that in order for me to graduate, I needed a B in one class and a C in the capstone course. Since my gut instincts told me that if I got these grades, that somehow I would be told to repeat them again, so I made absolutely sure to get a better grade than what they told me, which I succeeded. I agree with all the 1 star reviewers here, and sadly will give the same rating. Do not waste your money at this school.
NAU prepare me for my entry into the civilian job market after retiring from the Air Force. As a matter of fact I completed two Bachelor of Science programs there (Applied Management). The instructors were very helpful as many were also employed in their respective fields of expertise. As a matter of fact because of my excellent experience with NAU, I decided to pursue a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Information Technology not at NAU but at another university to prove to myself I had been well prepared. During my studies for the MS it was clearly evident that my previous studies had prepared me to be successful and I completed my MS with a 4.0/4.0 GPA. You have to be willing to put the work into it to be successful. The difference is if you go to a public college and are not academically inclined, it will not hurt you in the purse as bad.
Overall the school provides a good education, and they have some really great instructors with the school. Unfortunately, The campus I attended was terrible with financial aid, and it is very difficult to get people to call you back. I would consider all educational options before choosing NAU.
i went to this school in 2006. I had the Montgomery gi bil. so 100 percent in state tuition. I also got fafsa because they suggested that I do. so they got 100 percent tuition from Veteran Affairs. They also took my fafsa. now eleven years later im trying to go to another school and they say I still owe 1500 dollars for the one semester I did. so they not only double charged me they are trying to charge me a third time in order to get my transcripts.
You get out of this school what you put into it, like any school. I graduated with my Associates Degree in Business Administration. There will always be classes you don't like, instructors you don't love, and obstacles to overcome. I feel that the staff will address any concerns if they are actually brought to someone's attention. Asking questions, and using the resources provided is the KEY the having the best experience. I have attended a more "reputable" college as well and the online classes are extremely comparable. NAU is seemingly more expensive, but I am happy with my education and I have decided to continue on to obtain my BSN.
I attended National American University after I earned an associates degree in generals at a local community college. I enrolled with the school because of the high amount of transfer credit they gave me. My entire associates degree transferred over! I have two small kids and take classes online while working full time. I have found the staff very helpful and the online formatting to fit very well with my hectic life.
I love the flexibility and independence of the online program. The courses are challenging but NAU advisors and faculty have been amazing. After being out of school for 13 years I was afraid I would struggle but it had been a great experience and I will graduate in June with my Masters degree, with honors. Highly recommend NAU's online program.
This college is unethical . If you try to get a degree in Criminal Justice you cannot afford to finish and have to pay out of pocket. They do not get you your FA the same as other schools I attended and they force you to stay in class when you request a drop - the academic advisor at the Lewisville campus in Texas forces you to stay in school and when you fail you have a balance. I only attended the Lewisville campus and they are horrible. Do not waste your money. The courses are easy and they let you make up all late work but it is not a good investment like they tell you.
Like most things, you get out of it what you put into it. I enjoyed going to and receiving my degree from NAU in Kansas City. I attended for 5 years, part-time while working a full time job, part-time job, being the best dad I could be. I missed 2 classes in 5 years and both were for interviews, which I got the job. It was tough, I ain't even gonning lie, but anything worth having and doing is going to be rough. There are probably better schools, better program, etc., but for a working adult the campus was close to my home and job and best of all work paid for most of the classes.