Northcentral University Reviews

2.96 out of 5 stars
(236 Reviews)
53% of 236 students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of 236 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.7 out of 5 stars
Timothy Patridge - 5/28/2019
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"Entered the Doctoral Program in Education. Successfully completed all course requirements and began myPhD candidacy . The Dissertation process was devastating!theiir personal The chair person was very subjective and provided no objective support. I felt I was writing my dissertation for their benefit. No thesis or subjectcmatter was right. I am going to complete the program regardless."
2.8 out of 5 stars
N.C - 4/25/2019
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019
"I should of already graduated. The internship program NCU supplied me has been very slow. I do not get enough hours to finish the 500 hours. It is very frustrating that the internship is taking so long. As we only get credited for the hours of council, not the hours of writing up. To me, I feel like the company that I am doing the internship with is abusing the system as they have me for 'free' hours. I have over 300 hours in for over a year. I go three times a week for 8 hours each day, but out of the 15 appointments, there are more than half no shows and that equals to no credit. I have asked for more companies that I can finish but have received no response from any counselor or staff at NCU."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not worth the time and money - 4/9/2019
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018
"I completed my coursework in June of 2018. To date, I am still having a hard time receiving the licensure I need to update my teaching certificate. Basically, I have a useless "degree" and have spent several thousand dollars, basically for nothing!"
2.7 out of 5 stars
Recent PhD - 4/5/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"The web site was very helpful for the first five years. The new web site is a complete mystery. You can no longer find anything, which was common access in the first years of the program. Everything on the web site now is defer, deflect, and left to the student. My pre-dissertation course work was wonderful. The Competency Exam was well presented. The dissertation effort kept changing directions due to changes in the dissertation committee. The most difficult part is finding a research site. The mentors were very helpful and together we got the dissertation finished. However, the IT department has a lot of work to go before the web site begins to approach the full functionality it once had. Their one step forward was the equivalent of five steps backward and no apparent plans to fix it. Financial aid needs to brief students about running out of financial aid before the degree is completed."
1.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 3/23/2019
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"Dont use this college. They offered little support in the dissertation phase and I was dismissed because my site permissions took a long time to come in. They dont care about anything but getting your money. I had some great professors, but this program is a scam. I spent years and thousands of dollars and didnt get anything out of it except stress and aggravation."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jason - 3/16/2019
Degree: MBA in Management
Graduation Year: 2018
"Awful school. Overpriced, and you barely learn anything. The curriculum is set up so that it's only assignment based, meaning each week you will read a couple articles and then write a paper on a hypothetical job scenario. You don't actually have textbooks or learn enough to master the subject matter. They preach a "one to one teaching model" but that is pretty irrelevant since the professors will take forever to get back to you. Oh yeah and before you actually enroll, once you talk to their advisors once, they will continuously call you back every day and blow your phone up. Just terrible service, and they don't actually care about their students."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jakki - 3/8/2019
Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2019
"DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!! They have lied to me multiple times and are now holding a stipend that was supposed to be issues to me a month ago. They have lied saying the issue has been resolved multiple times. Now they are saying they are issuing it in several payments with each new class I take, while yesterday I was told by a supervisor it was to be sent to me in full by today for the inconvenience. I wish I never went to this school they have s**** me over so bad!!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
AwfulNCU - 3/4/2019
Degree: Ministry
Graduation Year: 2008
"This place is just the worst. I didn't do a dn thing in English 101 because I saw the professors son partying. As long as I kept my mouth shut, I didn't even really need to go to class. Talk about a hypocrite. That makes sense though. This is the same woman that said building a new $3m chapel would help people worship God better. I mean. I remember reading that in the Bible somewhere I think. To make this example of a terrible University even better, it turns out one of the kids on 4 East got asbestos poisoning in ~2005. NCU tried to sweep it under the rug instead of fixing the problem... Because who would want a $3m chapel when kids in the dorm are dying from asbestos poisoning. In ~2006 they allowed some rich pastors kid to hang up photos of local homeless people. All For sale of course. They didn't do anything to help the homeless and foodless people in the neighborhood, but they weren't above selling their images. I had an LGBT friend that was basically forced out because he was part of a group of people asking for acceptance and respect. He was always really nice, got along with everybody, and in the end, the schools decided being gay was more important than being good and kicked him out. It's no wonder Christianity is entering age of decreasing popularity. We're sick of these people justifying their bigotry, hatred, rapes, pedophilia, kidnapping, scamming, and then blaming people for being gay. Mandatory chapel 5 days a week was the dumbest thing I've ever encountered. If you didn't want to lie, you just skipped it - for which you got fined. If you didn't mind lying, you just had to scan in by the door and then go back to your room. As you can see, the church was really trying to raise fine, responsible adults. Besides the fee examples I gave of NCUs campus culture, there's more reason to avoid this school. $30,000+ per year in tuition expenses to receive the equivalent of a middle school education should be illegal. However, I suppose that's what Evangelical businesses have always been known for. North Central should be fined long with every other For Profit University that charges an obscene amount of money for an education that doesn't have any jobs, or doesn't have any paying jobs."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Poor Quality - 2/19/2019
Degree: MBA in Finance
Graduation Year: 2019
"I began the MBA in Financial Management track at Northcentral University last August, and left the university after three courses. The curriculum was repetitive, professors largely unresponsive, and overall quality of courses lacking. I learned absolutely nothing. Pros: Easy and fast application process, weekly course starts. If you're looking to just write a bunch of papers, construct powerpoint presentations, and "check the box" to earn your degree, this may be the university for you. Cons: Just about everything else. The curriculum is repetitive - as a non business-related undergrad, the first two courses I was required to take were nearly identical, with the main difference being sequencing. While the topics are important, there is an excessive focus on "soft" topics like corporate social responsibility programs and managing diversity, coupled with blocks of "instruction" on integrating technology generally a decade behind current capabilities. The instructors that I experienced do not care about your success - they have other jobs or professorships, and work with Northcentral University to pad their income for minimal effort."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Opportunity - 2/7/2019
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2022
"NCU is excellent for those who are self-learners and self-motivated! I am learning to my potential by enhancing my analytical and researching skills that are practical with making significant contributions within the educational system. NCU offers 1:1 instruction and many resources for one to self-direct themselves for success."