National University Reviews
Browse Reviews by Popular Programs:
NU has given me the best experience with college that I've had with an online college. The instructors are awesome, and there is a high level of classroom interaction, and engagement that you wouldn't find in a traditional setting. After each class, I truly felt that I had earned that grade, and was graded fairly. My month to month classes have made it easy for me to work full-time, and still attend school. I think people have had bad experiences with this school because they didn't anticipate the cost of college, or didn't get enough information before they enrolled. College is going to cost a lot regardless, and if I had the choice, I'd do it again.
I love this school and I have no objection about it whatsoever. Tell me who doesn’t complain about even top public and private colleges these days, especially when it comes to tuitions and administration issues. National University is NOT for everyone. It is for those who have family, career, full time job, etc. Of course do not expect the quality of education at NU would be like UCLA but can you afford to attend UCLA?
I believe it is mistake to compare one school with another because each meant to have different education method. There are bad, good and excellent instructors while taking different courses at any college. So if one professor is terrible in certain subject that doesn’t mean the whole school is catastrophic.
I beg you, please do not enroll at National. Go to FPU, CSUF, anywhere but here. They have repeatedly made mistakes that have cost me financially, academically, and have cost me time. Different people give different answers, advisors are impossible to get ahold of,and the cost is atrocious. Enrolling at National was the biggest mistake of my life. Please don't make the same one.
Feel free to email me for details.
I graduated from U of MD and transferred to NU for a grad program in English. So far the work has been as challenging as I expected it to be...certainly on par with public institutions.
I have taken four classes so far and don't have any complaints...having said that, I am also a self-starter and am willing to donate the time and effort. Many of the complainers (not just at NU but in life) are the ones who expect to get something for nothing and can't accept responsibility when they fail on thier own accord.
Finishing my credential in admin. I find out I was misinformed about my the work I had to do for my fieldwork. There is a high turn over in professors and adviser that there is no consistency. Here I thought I was done, I deal with a new person who is imposing more work. I have spent so much time and money and feel unaccomplished. They need to get it together.
I attended NU teaching credential program. My experience was great. The program was quick. You need to be desciplined to do well. Most of the complainers were the ones who did not want to put the time. They thought they would go there, pay tuition and do nothing, and receive good grades. NU requires as much work as any other traditional university. You are required to write term papers and read a lot in a short time. If you do not want to work hard do not attend this university. The programs are intense! I Love NU.
I'm in my 10th class- the last before the thesis- in one of National University's Masters programs. 7 out of the 10 have been horrific experiences, with this last one being the worse by far. The instructor is inept with the material, cannot operate any of the computerized functions, and has difficulty peaking the English language.
Multiple complaints, from multiple students,to the Dept. Chair didn't really accomplish anything worthwhile. So long as they can make a buck, the administration could seem to care less.
I wish that I had made a better choice for an academic institution. By the way, before this last class I was carrying a 3.97- now? Don't even ask.
I attended and graduated from National University with a graduate degree. The instructors were generally very good, with only a couple of marginal profs.
Many students who complained after bombing out were simply not prepared for the independent nature of grad school. No hand holding, and no procrastination allowed.
Like most colleges and universities, there are now and always be complainers who were not able to matriculate through, or just are not capable of the rigors required.
How "good" is NU? Well, having graduated from a total of three universities covering all types (brick and mortar, online and hybrid - all regionally accredited) I give NU a 7+ out of 10.
Are they supreme? Nope, but NU is god enough that you can get what you are looking for if you put in the time and effort.
This is the worst university. The staff have no idea what is going on. One person tells you one thing, then you talk to another person, and they say "no" that is wrong. They are not on the ball, I am always calling them to get things going, the last straw, alls I need is my student teaching, they placed me in a school not in my town. So they expect me to drive 60 miles round trip to student teach, while not earning any money, when I called to complain, they say too bad, so I have to drive 60 miles on a dangerous icy road to get my credential, or I am out of luck, they do not care. They care about overcharging you, and that is it.
Not only is National a well recognized school but the programs and advisors are wonderful! Their online instruction is WAAAAAY better than their major competitor, University of Phoenix which I attended for my undergrad. And National’s in class instruction is filled with highly qualified professors. I currently attend the Ontario Center and boy do they have an awesome team. Everyone is there to assist you and enlighten your educational world! It’s not a rip off and definitely not unorganized. How a well recognized school be unorganized??? Not the best university ever! Go check them out yourself, you will not be disappointed.