Park University Reviews

  • 32 Reviews
  • Parkville (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,572
95% of 32 students said this degree improved their career prospects
84% of 32 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Kaitlyn Dietzman
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"It was always impossible to get ahold of every advisor I ever had. Throughout the couple of years that I attended Park, they switched my advisor several times. Anytime I needed them they never would answer any of my phone calls are emails, even when the situation was urgent it would take at least a week to hear from anyone. It became very frustrating and felt as if I was almost being set up for failure. I ended up transferring because I just felt that this just wasn't right for me, very disappointed."
Nuhu Kashalla
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration in 2008 from Park University. Most of the classes I took were online and during that time, I was on Active Duty with the US Army. It was very convenient taking classes online especially considering the fact that I had to work nights. I was able to get assistance with my degree plan with counselors on site at Fort Irwin, CA and did not have any problems registering for classes or completing class work. Instructors were very understanding knowing how the Military functions when it came to papers and assignments as they readily gave me extensions to complete homework and papers."
K Rosenbaum
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2018
  • Degree: Instructional Technology
"Attending Park University was a horrible experience! I actually left the program part of the way through. Financial aid department was unorganized and unfriendly. They still send statements stating that I owe them money. I spoke with several school districts regarding the program and none of them were interested or thought it would be beneficial. I was advised to stick with my past Master's degree and teaching experience. The instructors did not care and the online curriculum (especially in the research class) was not relevant. When I went to withdraw, they just said okay. No retention efforts or problem solving strategies at all."
David
  • Reviewed: 7/5/2018
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Excellent Non-for-Profit private school. The school is completely affordable for working students. It offers online programs, blended courses and in campus courses; the school adapts to the student's needs regarding the method of learning. The main campus located in Parkville Missouri is a beauty, and a real campus for those students that want to experience the student living on campus and face to face interaction. The other centers located in major Air force bases and Marine Corps bases are extensions of the main campus, they provide blended courses; due to their nature they might not offer all the degree classes on site; they do offer some classes in campus like math and other classes that require a one to one interaction with a professor. All the instructors I received classes had either a PhD in the field or a Master's degree. Some professor give classes at recognizes Universities and impart classes at Park University as an extra work which make it ok since you get instructions from a recognized professor. For military members the school provides a huge discounts rate. I had a great experience attending and graduating from Park University. When ever I needed help the University's staff always helped me, even when my questions were small or I was wrong. The Center Director's get involve when a student needs help. You can interact easily with your campus Center Director; this gave me the feeling of a close relationship between me and the University. Due to the University's close relationship with the military most of my classmates where military service members or veterans. I had classes with students in the ranks of SPC to SGM."
Overall good private, not-for-profit college
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2018
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Not a top of the line school, but much better than most private colleges; especially online. I attended both face-to-face and online classes with very few issues. I'm not a fan of the online proctoring of final exams (I prefer the real proctors), but I understand why they do it. If you're looking for a big name public school, don't go to Park. However, if you are looking for a decent private college that will give you a more than adequate education, this is your place."
Ann
  • Reviewed: 5/13/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"I just completed my third 8 week online session. It's a nightmare. Due dates and assignment details often contradict each other. The program they use for online classes will lock you out and save nothing. The whole experience from start to finish has been challenging. So much busy work week. I'd say the professors are 50/50 as far as knowledgeable and helpful. Financial aid money is not released for 2 weeks after class starts."
David Haynes
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Park University is a great institution for all levels of education. It not only benefits service members but very efficient for anyone not associated with the Armed Forces. Whether it's in seat or online, Park University is very user friendly. They also have many programs to connect you to other networking links to get you started in your field of study. Teachers working for Park have been screened and have worked in the field in which they are teaching. Not only will you get the knowledge of the field but also you will get wisdom from teachers that have been there and done it and can teach you what works and what does not."
Benjamin D. Carsner
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Park University was an excellent school to attend and would recommend it to future students of all ages and across the nation. This University was recommended to me by my father-in-law who graduated in 1994 to attend this school, he helped guide me through my college career path with this university. But it was the instructors that was very understanding, compassionate, and great motivators. If I had questions or concerns the teachers were readily available and were very helpful. The counselors at Wright Patterson AFB campus would help guide me through my academic career to make sure that I was attending the right classes that would focus on my career goals."
Jonward123
  • Reviewed: 5/7/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I graduated Park University with my Bachelors and ultimately continued on towards a Masters in Business Administration. The online format was exceptional and all of my instructors were actively engaged throughout the learning process. Park University is a regionally accredited University and therefore requires you to put in time and effort which helps you grow academically and professionally. Since graduating I have out shined my peers at work and my career has taken off!"
Scott
  • Reviewed: 4/5/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"I felt that Park was an extremely military friendly school. The staff at the local support officer were amazing at helping solve problems that came up. I was able to complete my degree in 4 years by taking online accelerated courses which I was able to schedule around deployments. The course that I took were challenging but easily doable for online courses. I was able to take 100 percent of the courses I needed online which was a big plus for me. The only drawback that I had was that some of the networking courses that I took might have benefited more from going to an actual class where you are able to have hands on experience with the equipment."
Elizabeth Shelton
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: English
"Park University is an excellent, small college. The class sizes are nice sized and the professors are knowledgeable. I liked that there was diversity of age at Park. The campus is beautiful and makes you feel at home. Overall, I would recommend Park to anyone looking for a great college."
R. Journey
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I am a single mother and I work a full-time job. Park University allowed me to take all of my classes for both my bachelor's and master's degrees online. All of my instructors have been great. When I've needed assistance, whether it was from the financial aide office. from an advisor, or from an instructor, everyone that I spoke to was willing to help. Attending Park University was a great choice."
AJDS
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"I love Park University, I enjoyed my time at Park and now my husband is going to Park"
Kirby
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2017
  • Degree: Social Psychology
"Loved the time I spent at Park pursuing my undergrad degree. Professors were very professional and helpful. Curriculum was tough, but by setting aside special study time, you can easily get assignments and discussions in on time. Financial aid was pretty good to work with, but be prepared to wait almost a week and a half on refunds. All in all, Park is a great institution, and I've referred several people to the online program."
Victor Longoria
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2016
  • Degree: Social Psychology
"Going to Park University at the satellite campus on the military base in California-Camp Pendleton was a great experience. I have used my degree in all aspects of life from work, interviews, relationships, friendships, to meeting strangers. Having a social psychology degree has helped me understand individuals and avoid conflicts. Learning about mental diseases in my studies at Park University has helped me talk to military personnel suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD). My degree has been used and will be used continuously throughout my future."
William Rios
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Completed my bachelor's in Criminal Justice Security from Park in 2014. Very challenging and their was a lot of writing involved. The school also required an internship, which I was afforded the opportunity by Command Officer. Loved Park experience so much that I chose to enroll in the MBA program. The MBA program consists of many challenging projects for each class. Park University has improved my writing, reading, and communication skills. Additionally, because of the MBA program, I have vastly improved my Microsoft Excel skills too. Military friendly and a legitimate traditional brick and mortar school that does not carry the poor reputation of Ashford and UOP."
Lindsey Hanson
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2016
  • Degree: Business
"Park University was a great way for me to continue my education and complete my B.S. Business MGMT/ Healthcare Admin degree. The night and online classes allowed me to work full time and attend school full time. The 8 week terms allowed me to complete the degree in the standard 4 years. Without this flexibility and accelerated classes, it would have took me much longer to complete the degree. The counselors were there always to guide me through my degree. The classes were challenging and educational. Park University offers a variety of degrees which allowed me to really pursue what I wanted to go to school for. Since completely my degree, I've promoted at work and received a significant increase in compensation. Without Park University, I would not have been able to nearly as successful in accomplishing my bachelor's degree. I would highly recommend this school... so much that I am going back for my MBA!"
2016ParkGraduate
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I transferred to Park after completing my Associates degree at Truckee Meadows community college in 2013. I took all of my classes online with the exception of the proctored exams until Park stopped requiring proctored exams late 2014 or early 2016. They also dropped the requirement for the Writing Competency test recently. I thought that overall the courses were challenging and set me up to start my Masters Program. The financial aid process was a little slower that I was used to at Truckee Meadows. I am in the military, so I used TA with loans when my TA ran out (I am saving my GI Bill for my daughter). Overall, I had a pleasant experience and would recommend to friends and family who are seeking to further their education while holding down full time jobs. It is challenging and will require a great deal of time and sleepless nights studying, but in the end it is rewarding accomplishing your goals. Initially I was bias on online education, but iI believe it was more challenging because it is all on you to not procrastinate and complete your assignments on time."
None
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2015
  • Degree: Economics
"The school and community created within my degree program was just what I needed in my college career. The environment is welcoming and the teachers are helpful. I have to say though their financial aid office is VERY poor. I got different answers in the same day to one simple question. I sent an email that same day inquiring about the difference and it has been days with no response. It seems as if no one in the financial aid department has been trained adequately or know that they are in a service field to Park Universities students. I am not one to review things but the way the financial aid department has handled and spoke on my questions is concerning when they are the ones who are handling my funds for school. Overall happy with all aspects of Park but their financial aid department really is a problem and I wish someone would get around to addressing it."
Going Back for My Masters
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2015
  • Degree: Business
"I fully recommend this school. It is nationally accredited and it is a real university. The curriculum is excellent and the teachers are invested in the process. I had a great learning experience while attending this school. It also allowed me to travel."
Shawndra loving Griffin
Responded: 9/24/2016

Park is Regionally accredited, not Nationally.