Northern Arizona University Reviews
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Want mentors who vanish? Lack of records? Online classes that cost thousands per class and yet barely cover any academic materials? You may get one sentence reply on an assignment. Maybe. Want scattered financial records? Charges for classes you didn't take? Well, go to NAU, the worst of the three colleges I have attended. I have two BAs and an MA from other unis. This school is uniquely horrific. I left and will not return. It is. It worth finishing.
This university is horrible. They treat you horrible, especially when you have financial issues. That is all I have to say about that. They don't allow you to sign up for classes or housing when you previously have holds on your account, even if you get the hold taken down.
I think most of the other reviewers were correct, very unprofessional. When I started I was told my "mentor" would contact me regularly, but this particular subscription I haven't heard from her once. Also some of the professors seem like they don't even read any of my submissions. For instance, I handed in an essay and was given the score of 76, meaning I had to redo and resubmit. I ended up adding one more citation to the several already in the paper and handed it in again. I eventually heard back a month later with the score of 98. It's amazing how adding one quotation can raise my grade to an A. This isn't the first time I had to wait over a month to get my paper graded. Also getting feedback on your projects can be like pulling teeth. It seems like they delay you in anyway possible to siphon more money out of you. This will be my last subscription. I have wasted enough money on this school.
This school and everybody associated with it is nothing but a complete and utter joke. At times, the entire school felt like it was a scam. Sure, the advisors would do just about ANYTHING in order to get you to sign up. But as soon as I was enrolled, forget about it. I no longer mattered. The law program at the school? Barely taught me anything. I have no idea how it's even considered a school at all, considering that all I did was basically read from the textbook. I literally could have done that on my own. And it's not even just one class, but literally all of them. The teachers were a joke, too; they didn't do ANYTHING. You might as well just swallow a law book for all of the good it does you. Once I was actually enrolled, people became less than helpful towards me. I wanted to complain about my awful first semester, so I went to the office of the councilor that I'd spoken with before enrolling. It was literally empty. I tried to call her, and let's just say that the things that she said to me, if I'd said those things in literally any circumstance, my mom would have washed my mouth out with soap! Everybody who had seemed beyond friendly towards me before I'd enrolled suddenly turned into horrible trolls who wanted nothing at all to do with me. If you value your sanity, and enjoy actually learning rather than wasting thousands upon thousands of dollars, I would recommend just about literally anywhere else.
The program has gone from a total enrollment of ten students to SEVENTY. Beware. As with any business that experiences too-rapid growth, the quality of the instruction and the quality of the instructors has plummeted. Most in the program now will clearly tell you to run...not walk..., to a different choice, for your advanced practice studies. The professors are adjunct, with no teaching ability, no passion for their students, and no commitment to truly mentor and guide. In reality, there is no true teaching happening; your learning is dependent upon self-teaching in the textbooks and through your private purchase of FNP review courses. Clinical sites for students are scarce, and many in our program were left with substandard practice sites that were detrimental to their learning. There have also been numerous staffing and faculty "departures" that have been costly in continuity of information and program values.