Regent University Online Reviews

  • 42 Reviews
  • Virginia Beach (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,620
47% of 42 students said this degree improved their career prospects
69% of 42 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 4/9/2022
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"Just starting my third year, and I have mostly good things to say. Instructors are knowledgeable, classes are appropriately difficult (except stats. That one's a nightmare though the instructor is top notch. There's just so much material!). And the program is trying hard to move me along to the next stage. I'm a self-starter, and this program has a lot of opportunity for people who don't need hand-holding every step of the way. The only really hateable part of this program is the insistence on "discussion boards" which are pointless attempts to get us to "know" our fellow students. All we do is tape ourselves praising one another's postings without any real interaction. The university should just drop this entire artificial effort. It's an online program by choice. If I wanted to get to know my fellow students, I'd do brick and mortar. But I'm an adult with a busy life and my own network, and I'll never see these geographically scattered people in real life. The discussion boards lend nothing to the educational experience. Despite that one significant concern, though, Regent has been a great program. As to religious concerns mentioned elsewhere: I love that I can include faith-based conversation in my papers, if I want, and I won't be looked at sideways. Even though I'm not an Evangelical Christian, my contributions have been treated with respect by professors and other students. So props for that."
Victoria T
  • Reviewed: 1/11/2022
  • Degree: Communications
"I applied to Regent University thinking it would be better compared to the regular universities I attended. I was wrong. You get several of the same classes with different names, but with the same work as a credit. I was dismissed due to having a year of Job due to Covid, and no matter how many times I tried to appeal, I was told it was incomplete. Rest assured, once dismissed you are not a profit to them, they don't answer emails and carry a sense of disdain if you speak with them. Don't waste your time if you believe this school is a Christian university. It's just another school looking to put you thousands of dollars in debt."
Anonymous GI
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2021
  • Degree: Law
"A GARBAGE SCHOOL Nothing but a nightmare from the get go. For registration, they had several boxes to check in one section regarding financial aid. There was no spot to check VOC REHAB. Therefore, I couldn´t register. Over 15 phone calls and emails and no corrective action taken, yet daily, I was bombarded with register or you won´t get in this semester. I finally sent a heated reply and as I found out is typical when you point out their abject failures, "Yo aren´t a good Christian." I accepted that I would have to take some classes on Christianity, but thought the other classes would focus on academics. Nope. Praise Jesus, all day, every day, every class. The VA said they were the only college they had ever dealt with that gave them so many problems with payment for textbooks. Wound up having to pay out of pocket and then wait to be repaid by the VA and thats not a minor expense. On top of that, carrying a straight A average, I was unable to log in to my classes after week 3 without IT support each time. They still haven´t fixed the problem and there is no way I will continue with these clowns. Neither have they rolled over my credits from my previous college in weeks. A complete trash school. I went to a brick and mortar college in the 90s. Excellent. American Military University online in 2012. Very good school. Always on the Dean´s List etc. This "college" is an utter sham and they are deceitful as hell while thumping the bible. They exemplify why I don´t go to church even though I believe in God and pray daily. RUN!"
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2021
  • Degree: History
"Where do I even start here? If you are looking for a secular education, Regent is not the school for you. If you're looking for an education that doesn't actively insult and mock your beliefs, Regent is not for you. Unless you are a zealous Evangelical Christian, you will not enjoy Regent University, and even then the amount of religion that's directly inserted into the education would leave a sour taste in anyone's mouth. If you are not a zealous Evangelical Christian, you will find that your beliefs — especially if you aren't Christian at all — will get trashed and ridiculed. A professor once lectured to the extent that Islam and Judaism are not only blatantly wrong, but also founded in lies, treachery, deceipt, and misinformation. He also said that the ideal of coexistence is wrong and inherently un-Christian. If you belong to the LGBT+ community as I do, AVOID THIS SCHOOL AT ALL COSTS. You will not feel welcome here at all and will have to actively hide that part of your identity as risk of administrative discipline or expulsion. This school has strong homophobic policies that it enforces, and God help you if anyone finds out about your orientation. While Regent may be liberal with its financial aid and scholarships, it isn't worth it in the long run. This school is a very toxic place and if you do not subscribe to the very specific ideology it so flippantly preaches, you will not be comfortable here. Be warned."
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2021
  • Degree: Paralegal
"I am an online student. Regent University, where to start? I am currently a Senior at Regent; I am using VA Vocational Rehabilitation Chapter 31. I will start with the military aspect of the school. I am not sure if it is my Voc Rehab counselor fault or the school's military advisors, but 90 credits later, I am still paying for books while both sides claim the other is at fault. I have missed semester check-in twice due to slow billing. It was a good thing they held my classes. I currently have a GPA of 3.5, and my GPA in my major classes is 3.7, but I have no idea how to be a Paralegal. Why? Because I am required to spend more time researching scripture and applying scripture to my lessons than learning about the job itself. I understood that going to a Christian school that my education would incorporate scripture, but to the extend that Regent does it, is insane. To read the Bible for the first time and not be over experienced in the Bible makes this task daunting and nearly impossible. I have spent more time reading the Bible and using it as an encyclopedia than reading my class books and studying for tests. If not for the pain, I would have transferred out of this school to find a school to accept all my credits AND have my Voc Rehab counselor agree to it. Regent offers tons of accredited degrees that can be obtained online but save yourself some hassle and go somewhere else. There is a reason that over 25% of students transfer out of this school. It is great they help people connect to God, but they do so at the expense of knowledge and education in the career field the student wants to learn. I feel cheated on my future degree. I am glad I am not paying for it."
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2020
  • Degree: Public Administration
"I went to this school online and it was just too much religion for me. Religion was injected into every assignment and every conversation, and I'm saying this as a Christian. The 8 week course load for the Master's program is also extremely challenging, for a program made for people who have families and work full-time. I really don't understand how you can even work full-time while taking an 8 week course load. Slip up on one assignment and it's a downward hill from there. And then don't get me started on the overlapping classes, just when you are finished with one classes/course, there's another course you have to take so your constantly just struggling to keep up. There's also hidden classes that you have to take that no one even notifies you about. The advisor's are great but some of the professor's don't even care, that you have a life outside of school or work. I would NOT come back if given the opportunity."
T. Clark
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2020
  • Degree: English
"Regent University is a great college and graduate school. The professors push the students to be the best they can be. You’ll definitely walk away from Regent having learned your money’s worth and be able to use your education in the marketplace to earn a great living and make a difference."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2020
  • Degree: Education
"Excellent online program. I obtained an EdS degree in a little over 2 years. The professors gave excellent input into my learning. The online courses are well designed. Chosen textbooks were very educational. Advising was excellent and Spirit led. Christian ideals are interwoven into classes. Professors respect Christian ideas and will never undermine your faith as professors do in secular schools do. The school is very diverse in its student population. I would definitely recommend this online university to students seeking a graduate degree."
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2020
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"Though Regent University claims to have a strong Christian foundation, they actually just worship the almighty dollar. They care more about how much money they have coming in than they do about providing a quality education. Of course, if you're looking for a degree that you will be ashamed to put on a resume, Regent is the school for you."
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2020
  • Degree: Education
"This is a great school! During my engineering time there, the professors were very caring and made sure you received quality instruction. My dissertation chair was very responsive and encouraging. This is a Christian University grounded in the Word of God and committed to excellence!"
Highly recommend you find a better school.
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2019
  • Degree: MBA in Human Resources
"The MBA program at Regent was a horrible experience, especially if you plan on using military benefits. There are hardly any on-campus classes, and only online classes available during the summer, so youll rarely receive your full housing allowance. If I had known this, I would have gone to ODU instead. The courses are only 8 weeks long, which may sound great, but they assign a months worth of work in 2 weeks. You learn nothing of value at the end of your 8 weeks because youre just rushing to get work done. The summer sessions overlap so your struggling to finish work in one class while starting another. Additionally, many of the professors seem to be on some kind of power trip. They use intimidation and fear to get what they want, acting as if they are all powerful, and every allowance provided is a special gift. If you question anything, or debate a teacher on a grade or assignment, then youre called ungrateful. Professors are slow to respond, dont show up to class at all, or send you important messages using methods that you receive no notification for. This doesnt work for a program that should be designed for working adults, military, or people with families. No one actually teaches you unless you get an on-campus class. For online classes, you spend thousands of dollars to teach yourself things you dont know anything about. You spend hundreds on required books that you never even use, or only use once. There is the rare great professor, but theyre hard to to find. The advisors are a piece of work. You call and leave a message and no one gets back to you. You send a direct email and you get no response. You finally get someone and they dont even give you the right answers, or make you take more classes than youre supposed to. For a Christian school, they dont seem to have many Christian values."
Deborah Caviness
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2019
  • Degree: Ministry
"Regent University is one of the best universities for Christian Studies. Although the university offers most career choices the religious studies program is outstanding. The class choices were vast and exceptional for those entering into the ministry of Jesus Christ. I learned from some of the best and brightest professors. Not only are the tops in their field, they help you absorb the information, not just for rote learning. What I have learned has equipped me with knowledge that will take me to the next level of learning in order that I may offer my giftedness to those who wish to learn the vastness of Christ and all that he offers those who follow him. Although I attended Regent University online it was no problem reaching out to the professors for help. There was usually less than a twenty four hour turnaround for answers to my questions. I also had the opportunity to message some of my instructor and the help was immediate. I would highly recommend Regent to anyone who wishes to further their education in any field of study. The university has excellent services and the campuses are nestled in to a beautiful area in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Not only are the campuses beautiful they are state of the art. Each hall is easily accessible to those with disabilities and staff there are always willing to go the extra mile for their students. I could not have asked for a better education than that at Regent."
Save yourself the Trouble
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"I was recruited by them after inquiring about an online degree that allowed one to study abroad. I was assured that i was able to continue taking courses year round like the school I was currently attending ( as to not fall behind in my degree plan) I was assured that the online course schedule was nearly exactly the same as the current school. EVERY single on of these was inaccurate. I would have had to pay nearly 3xs tuition (campus) to study abroad, the financial advisor assigned to me completely forgot to budget in my summer classes, thus resulting in me falling an entire semester behind and the course schedules required me to log on nearly everyday, and the professors are not understanding. (which as an adult in a full time career was impossible.) Every 6 weeks or so i would receive a call about my financial aid not being completed and me owing money, or that they needed my transcripts (which i had to send 5 times in a matter of 6 months...seriously y'all NOT and exaggeration). Ultimately I transferred out in less than a year back to my previous school. I figured it was a fluke, bad staffing so getting ready for grad programs I figured I would try them out again, especially being a Christian school...they have been blowing up my phone excited for me to start just to tell me that I owe another school money and they can't accept me....even though they did for undergrad. Anyway just a forewarning online is NOT the way to go with them, and be ready to babysit your finances and coursework."
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2018
  • Degree: Law
"This school is a joke. They get you to sign up and don't tell you about the extra class that you have to take. I started attending Regents after recieving a Masters from a SUNY, all online. All schools now a days use pretty much the same things as it comes to black board and other online tools. However, Regents, if you have a masters or not, requires you to take this class that is a complete waste of time, especially if you are taking another Masters degree. I will not be graduating from this school, I will be looking for another."
Daniel Castell
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2018
  • Degree: Law
"This online Masters program is challenging, but very rewarding! The courses force you to study. They have the entire online program very well formatted and thought through. I work full time, so online is the best for me. Im so proud that I have graduated!"
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"So far the classes have been okay. Some things I don't like is sometimes there is no constience. Example most online schools have all discussion boards due on a certain day to cause less confusion. At regent one class it may be due Wednesday and the other Friday. The price is a little higher compared to a lot of non profit schools. Most schools only charge one technology fee per school year not every semester. The technology fee is also outrageous at $300 a semester. Whereas most colleges are around $75-$100 per academic calender."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"College is not for everyone, but it is very rewarding if you need that level of education to pursue your career goals."
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"I applied to this school as a graduate student and was immediately contacted by an advisor. Initially, my advisor appeared to be very thorough, she called very often, and the feedback she gave was always positive. I submitted ALL the required documentations, essays, etc and she all but assured me that I would get in. There was a delay with one of my transcripts from my former college, they were late in sending it in. In the interim, my application was denied. I called the school to find out the exact reason for the denial, called the advisor for her trusted feedback but never heard from her or anyone else from the school again. I sent emails, but I was shunned and ignored. It's so obvious that they're only concerned with you .. if you could potententially make them money. They see you as potential PROFIT and nothing else. If you can't make them money, you're tossed to the side without getting as much as a response to your call or email. It's sad because they claim to represent Christ."
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2017
  • Degree: Christian Studies
"I attended Regent University through their online program offered using Blackboard. Having an option for proactive college studies that I could do at home during this time was an amazing opportunity for myself. Within my own state I did not have options at the time to attend a quality school towards a vocation in Christian Ministry, but Regent allowed me to still pursue that goal. The program itself was great, assignments and work are on the student's own time in 8 week long, accelerated classes, and the degree earned is the same as one could get through a residential, on-campus degree. I had very many great professors during my time, and what I learned (both in general education and for my Major) sculpted and shaped me in a tremendously great way. The costs of the university using this method of education were also much more affordable, around ten thousand a year. I highly recommend Regent University for any student seeking college education, without the ability to relocate to a post-secondary campus location. Now with my B.A. degree in Christian Ministry from Regent, I have been inspired to seek a Master of Divinity degree towards my vocation in Discipleship Ministry."
nealey nixon
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"It is better to attend classes in person than using the online option through Regent University. There is no check and balances in regards to how teachers personalize humility. We are paying institutions to teach us. When you are face to face with a professor, it is very difficult to personalize humility, and often teacher find it a responsibility to get a student in the right direction. Whereas, online, there is no feeling of responsibility to do what is right since there is no moral obligation looking them dead in the eyes. 2 out of 4 teachers took advantage of this, and made their courses very difficult in completing."