National American University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (20)
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.
I attended the Denver campus in the late 80's. I used the GI Bill for the tuition, some of my own money for textbooks, and my employer paid the rest for the books. I truly believe that my instructors were great. This was a time when there was no online classes, so classroom attendance was absolutely necessary. In the early days of personal computers, research was somewhat limited, so library and textbook research was necessary. I received my BS-CIS and immediately received a substantial income increase. A masters program was not available at that time. My employer, Lockheed, fully approved of this school because of it's accreditation, and so did the GI Bill. No problems. I know times change and things may be different now, but during my time there, I was extremely satisfied. Other colleges/universities in Colorado readily accepted an education earned at NAU.