National University Reviews of Bachelor's in Psychology

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  • La Jolla (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $13,320
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology

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  • Reviewed: 10/2/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
"If I had been more prepared during my bachelor's program, I would have applied to another school. However, I was not prepared and did not have a plan. My first teacher was super helpful. He responded to emails, graded assignments in a timely manner, and responded when I needed help. My previous teacher did not respond to emails, dismissed requests and deleted my assignments without telling me what she did. I turned in my assignments early, and she made a negative comment about it. When I submitted my work, I logged back in and checked to see if my work was still there. I have a habit of making sure everything is turned in. However, a couple of days later, my assignments were gone. I think if a teacher has a policy that you can't turn in work early then that's fine but you should email your student to let them know you deleted their work. Also, I emailed her several times and she just never responded to at least five of my emails. One time, I emailed her the same email repreatedly, begging for a response. Students pay over two thousand dollars for a class. Even if a teacher doesn't like a student or like what the student does, she should be upfront, instead of being passive aggressive. Last, I logged in to my course before everything was due, and that's when I found my assignments missing. I know she deleted them because they were there the second time I logged out and logged back in. Then she made a comment about how fast I worked, and she was very negative about it. So what, if I don't do my work on the weekend, I can get behind during the week because I work alot. I'm sorry but I don't have a husband to support me. Sorry, I don't have all the time in the world. I should not have to give that woman any excuse. She should just do her job, and if she doesn't like something she can say, don't turn your work in early and not delete my work. Student's pay enough money and the least she can do is respond to emails and not purposefully try to set a student behind to make her point."
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"I was utterly surprised to see so many negative reviews for NU. This past week, I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology through NU. I graduated in the exact time frame that my academic advisor told me I would. The online structure of the class is truly what you make of it. You must be dilligent and able to manage your time accordingly. All of my instructors were more than knowledgable, and they posted several links/articles/videos to further their students' academic knowledge, however, it was up to the student to watch/read those assignments. One of my professors was even a published author, and had written 7 novels. Additionally, a handful of my instructors also had their PhD, I'm not sure what more you could ask for in an instructor. Furthermore, my experience with financial aid has been fine. But, as the student and as an adult, you need to do your due-dilligence. I called the financial aid department once a month just to check in and make sure I wasn't missing anything. Often times, they would fill me in on valuable information. It is not up to them to reach out to you as I'm sure they have hundreds of thousands of students filing for financial aid. Since my experience with Nu was so smooth, I decided to pursue my edcuation further and begin my Masters program in Educational Counseling. I can only hope this next journey is as smooth sailing as the previous. I would, and have already, recommended NU to several people."
Howard Miller
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I finished all of my core classes at National. I had one elective left. I became ill and stopped taking classes.They ended the psychology/sociology curriculum without ever notifying me. Over the years I have talked to them. They couldn't care less. Nothing they can do. All that time, all that expense, wasted. Had they notified me of the ending of their program I would have done anything to finish before they ended the program. It has been a long time ago but I still will not forgive their callous "too bad" attitude. I hear the words "National University" and all I can think of is an uncaring and dubious organization and the pain they caused me."
A. Gall
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"National University has been an absolutely amazing experience. After separating from Active Duty military service I immediately enrolled in National Universities Bachelor of Arts Psychology program. The online courses are not for the faint hearted. You are completely teaching yourself with the support of some fantastic career professionals. While browsing over some of the negative reviews, it seems that this type of self directed learning was a big issue. However, if you have leadership qualities and are able to handle challenges then this is the program for you! The online experience at National is enlightening. You are allowed to self explore and interpret the material yourself without any bias, or significant influence from outsiders. Extremely fast paced so I suggest you have extremely tuned organizational skills as well as the ability to prioritize."
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"I just completed my BA with NU this year. I started off my college education on the traditional path at Wittenberg straight out of HS. I knew within a semester that particular path was not for me. I tranfered out to a community college where I got the support and foundation I needed to figure out what I wanted to do. Life took over and I ended up a mom and needed to be able to work. If you don't know what you want to do or need your hand held this school is not for you. The school is designed for serious students who have some direction already. I found the online tools extremely helpful for tracking my progress. The truth is their advisors are so so. However, the school give YOU the tools to succeed with your degree program. The requirements for the degrees are CLEARLY posted online. Anyone with half a brain can match up classes taken with classes needed. The format is rigorous. However, you must understand you are doing a full semester's work in four weeks. Of course there are going to be multiple assignments during the week. Most of my instructors were engaging, helpful, and available. Feedback for coursework has been timely. I really appreciated the fact that the instructors are experienced with advanced degrees, not student teachers. There were only two instructors I had during the entirety of my time at NU that did the bare minimum (one did less than that and was promptly reprimanded by the department head, eventually let go). The thing with NU, though, is that they highly value student feedback. Give no feedback, and the school doesn't know what instructors are just skating by. The fact is this is a private non for profit school. Anyone stating that the school was just in it for the money clearly has no understanding of how a non for profit works. NU has an excellent reputation and has high standards for their classes because they are REGIONALLY accredited and valued. You're not going to walk out of the door with a degree that's going to be laughed at. In fact, many counties contract with them to teach programs for their employees. Point blank: If you think you're going to sign up, pay your money and get handed a degree you're going to be dissapointed. If you're actually willing to put in the work for a quality education and be proactive in attaining it at an accellerated pace, this school may be for you."