Northern Arizona University Reviews - Liberal Arts

3.92 out of 5 stars
(2 Reviews)
  • Flagstaff (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $25,828
50% of 2 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 2 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.7 out of 5 stars
Steven F. - 2/15/2017
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016
"Northern Arizona University offers a unique competency based platform called "Personalized Learning". The platform is a up and coming development in higher education, and I was given an opportunity to obtain an undergraduate degree that I could earn on my own time. The subscription model is an incentive to students to finish their degree sooner, than later, and pay less in the end. My only issue with the Personalized Learning program was that I went through the program while it was in its infancy, and many of the "kinks" and "bugs" were still being worked out. The experience got better as time went on. Another one of my gripes was the change in how I interacted with my faculty mentor. Early on in the program, my Faculty Mentor was always available, but as the program grew and her student load grew, she became less available and began to interact with students only during office hours. This totally contradicts the Personalized Learning program's mission of providing accessible education to students, especially those who have life obligations such as a career or a family and may not be able to work during "office hours". All in all, this is a great program and do not let my scathing review of my personal experience deter you from interest in Northern Arizona University, as I feel NAU has a great deal of integrity and offers competitive degrees at reasonable costs."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lori - 5/11/2016
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016
"I, like so many others, was hesitant about this school's online program as I have been burned before. I did all of my research about this school's program and only read good things and I also made sure it is regionally accredited. It's really the tuition that clinched it for me. It is absolutely the most affordable way to complete a degree online and I love the fact that it's a subscription and not credit based because they give you six months to complete as many lessons as you can so it's really up to the individual as to how much you complete. Also, if you can pass a pretest you don't have to do the lessons at all and you receive the credit. The tests are challenging and aside from the math are mostly essay based, with one long essay and up to 20 other short essay questions. However, you are allowed to use the resources from the lessons as long as you cite your sources. I learned so much through my program and I would do it again in a second. I wish they offered the Master's degree I need because I would definitely sign up! You are assigned a personal mentor that always answered my question either the same day or the next depending on the time difference (I live on the east coast). Professors are more than willing to help and all of my questions were always answered within a day. I highly recommend this school if you are after either a B.A. or B.S. in Liberal Arts, Information Technology or Small Business Administration however they are actively developing new degrees. I check back often just in case."
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