National University Reviews

  • 148 Reviews
  • La Jolla (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $13,320
56% of 148 students said this degree improved their career prospects
49% of 148 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Lety
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2010
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"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."
JM
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2010
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"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."
Richard
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2010
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"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."
Karen Long
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2010
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"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."
Monique Hart
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2009
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"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."
Robert Barker
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2009
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"I completed my BS in Information Technology at NU. I would have to say that almost every instructor I had was extremely knowledgeable in their subject and were good at teaching. Even the few instructors that I would rate lower than most were not bad. All of the instructors were highly engaged in the teaching process.The courses are short and requires you to do a lot of reading very quickly. Most all classes also had a team component that allowed you to engage in conversations with other students.Overall, I was very satisfied with the knowledge I received while earning my degree."
Thomas Tyks
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2009
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"At the age of 51, and caught up in the political doldrums of finding a job and having only a GED, I enrolled at National University. In two years and 10 months I had my B/A in Inter Disciplinary Studies. It was this fantastic learning experience that led me to become a teacher, earn my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, become a Lead Teacher and now opt to be a Principal. From $16,000.00 a year as a welder, forklift operator and then to a teachers Assistant; and finally becoming a teacher at $46,000.00 per year to start was because of National University. I recommend this to any person seeking to advance their education and professional position."
MDT
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2008
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"My online learning experience was positive. The flexibility, variety of degree choices and knowledgeable instructors made this learning experience intellectually and career rewarding for me. Each semester, the instructor and students submitted short bios allowing everyone to become acquainted with and supportive of each other, and communicating was readily available through postings, threads, etc. Contact and response time from the instructors was timely. When considering an online education keep in mind that this area of learning is very fast paced, therefore, self discipline and general computer knowledge is definitely required."