National College Reviews

1.65 out of 5 stars
(21 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $17,361
25% of 21 students said this degree improved their career prospects
14% of 21 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
lauren - 3/29/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2011
"Before I start let me say that I graduated from National College with "High Honors" in 2011...Please do not give your money to this school. It is a complete joke. It is a for profit school...and it shows. The building is old and has bugs most of the year. Most of the people in your class will not be the smartest people around...I wish I could give them that ridiculous piece of paper back and get my money back...all 35,000 of it! Yes...that's how much you will pay. Unless of course, you popped out 3 kids by the time you were 18 like most of the people that attend this school, and in that case its free! So as you can guess it is not the best environment to be in."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Suzanne - 3/9/2013
Degree: Health Sciences
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"This school is horrible--disorganized, uncooperative, and, at times, just plain mean. Staff turnover is constant, so the person you discuss your financial aid with when you enroll will probably be gone by the time your first or second term is finished. Same with instructors. You sign up for classes but your schedule will like change several times before the term starts and if you are lucky, someone will tell you, but often they don't.Do not go here. It's a complete waste of time and money."
3.0 out of 5 stars
missy - 8/2/2011
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"This feels like a waste of my timem I am still currently enrolled at this college and I am not liking it. I wish these credits will transfer because I wish to no longer continue, if i do im pushing myself so i wont feel i wasted money. My teachers are cool but I feel im not getting enough work and i have a teachers that talks about themselves most the time and not teaching. If i wasnt so impatient this year i would be going off to a four year college and experiencing the life of a on campus student with people my age. I do not reccomend this college to anyone that want to further there degree, transfer or want to be around people there age"
out of 5 stars
jamie hall - 5/5/2011
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"I entered national college with an open mind and an idea that this school is what you make of it. The admin staff treat the students like they are 5 the mandatory quarterly meetings were dont do this dont do that over and over again. I made myself finish a diploma program so I didnt waste all that money on nothing. Now i am tryng to get forms and info i need to transfer to a different college. I had a member of staff whisper to me a number that could help me cause the staff at that college did not want to help national college is just out for the money. I've had many classes where teachers didnt teach or even know what was going on. they were in their 80's and could barely stay awake for 4-5 hour classes i do not recommend the college. I hope my credits will transfer at least a few and i wish they will release my loan they have been working on for three weeks. But on a good note i can say that I increased my computer skill."
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Bernice - 12/31/2010
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"Do NOT go to this school. Especially if you are planning on continuing your education or think you may change your mind at any point. NONE of your credits will transfer to any other school. I went for the surgical tech degree and had to take all my classes before I even stepped foot in an OR for my externship. Therefore, I spent all that money having no idea if I would like the job or even if I would faint when I saw my first surgery. Most of my classmates couldn't find a job afterwords and like me, had to start all over at another school."
out of 5 stars
Amy Nichols - 10/23/2010
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"I have been attending National College of Roanoke VA since June of 2010. I have taken classes at three other colleges/universities in Virginia and have never experienced such an unorganized and unprofessional environment. I am in a constant state of unbelief as I continue to have or observe one incident after another cascading to form my above opinion. The list of incidents is astonishing. I have kept record of mine, as well as those of my peers. I will name a few and give anyone planning to consider National College of Roanoke VA an idea of what you are in for. 1) Our photos were taken on the first day of class in June for our student id's and clinic badges (for clinic rotations) which are required to enter our clinic sites. More than 15 weeks later, I as well as several other students still had no id issued to us, even after bringing it to the program directors attention. I would have not been able to attend my first day of clinic at the hospital had I not gone to the Hospital Security dept. and requested an id from their office since my school did not provide me with one. 2) The campus bookstore has posted hours of operation. I needed my Pharmacology book to study for a test. I went to the bookstore 4 times on different days during their "open" hours and the lights were off and no one there. I showed up one day about 15 minutes before they were to close and seen the attendant locking up and I asked to purchase a book and he very rudely told me "you should have purchased your books over a week ago before classes started" and locked the door and walked off as I was speaking to him. He ignored me. 3) I have witnessed the Director stating that he would lie in Federal Court in front of a judge if asked whether or not he denied certain students their federal loan money. He stated that he would lie and say " oh they simply misunderstood me and I in fact said if they were my kid i wouldn't give them any loan money over what covers tuition." It is ILLEGAL to deny students federal loan money. It is a students right to take amounts of loan money above tuition to help cover living expenses and he has denied students that right. 4) During a meeting with the Director, I witnessed him storm out of the conference room and very loudly SLAM the conference room door. This meeting, unknown to him, was recorded by me. 5) My Rescue Operations instructor, saw another student texting in class under his desk and yelled at him and said he was going to "bite his phone in half" (which by the way is illegal i.e. property damage!) The list goes on farther than most prospective students have the patience to read. In closing I will state that I wish I would have never enrolled in this school. I do plan on completing the program, though i do not recommend this school to anyone. I am honestly embarrassed to tell anyone where I attend college, and I do not plan on attending my graduation ceremony because of the fact that I am not proud of where I'm graduating from in May. I am only proud of the fact that I'm graduating the Paramedic program. Myself and several other students have decided on accepting our degree's outside of the ceremony, and organizing our own private celebration of completion of the program."
out of 5 stars
not happy - 10/18/2010
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"I am currently attending this school. They have teachers, whom don't have a clue to begin with. They will stick anyone in to teach just so they can have a class. I am looking into another college and pray I can transfer. I wish I had NEVER walked into this school. I can't wait to leave. Do your research before attending. There are many places that won't even accept this school to be accredited! You will only be wasting your money! They are trying to pull in military students, so be careful and don't get pulled in. Don't just talk to the people up front, wait til you see a student walk out with books in their hand, and ask about 5, then make your choice. I bet you don't get any good remarks! They can't even keep representatives or teachers, and the campus director keeps changing or leaving, so what does that tell you? I wish I had done some dirt digging before I signed papers. They are EXPENSIVE and are NOT worth the aggravation!"
out of 5 stars
me - 7/20/2010
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"This school does have some good teachers but I agree the FA department needs to figure out what is going on. I dont know if it is the school's fault or corporate fault but they have alot of problems. As far as the school is there to get your money, of course it is, all colleges and universities are there to get your money it is a business. I do not recomend going to this school. If you have the time and are able to go to a traditional college go there first."
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tiffany - 11/23/2009
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"after reading the follow reviews i am in total agreement. this school has no idea whats going on, i am into my second term and i have had to redo mt financial aid 3 times now and i am still waiting because they have to many turn outs in the offices. u may see one person one time and then the next that person is no longer there and needless to say i am still waiting on my aid, as for the teaching part, we have teachers but most of them this is there first year and of course we the students are suffering for it. so no i would nit recommend this school no matter what state u live in it's all the dame problems! DO NOT ATTEND!!!!!!"
out of 5 stars
Heather Blankenbaker - 4/8/2009
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"I haven't finished school yet, but I really like my school. They are really helpful, and all my teachers are great. Also I haven't even graduated yet and the career center has already helped me with my resume, and they are trying to help me find a job."