Regent University Online Reviews

  • 46 Reviews
  • Virginia Beach (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,620
47% of 46 students said this degree improved their career prospects
65% of 46 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Drew
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2022
  • Degree: Political Science
"Choosing to attend Regent University was one of the best decisions of my life! The close-knit Christ-centered community on campus is like nothing I've ever experienced. Regent is small enough that it's easy to get to know almost everyone on campus. The students and faculty here are far nicer and more personable than anywhere else I've been before. I also really appreciate that all the classes are taught from a Bible Worldview. Regent is one of the only colleges in America that is solidly conservative (both theologically and politically) and yet not overly legalistic or political. Regent is also far less strict than most other conservative Christian Colleges. However, the vast majority of students at Regent are genuine Christians and it is evident in the way they act. There are (surprisingly) very few students that regularly use drugs, alcohol or even profanity. It is obvious that almost everyone at Regent chose to go there because they wanted a Christ-centered education. They are also extremely affordable and super generous with scholarships. I was able to get almost a full ride because of my SAT score (which was only 1250) and because I was accepted into the honors program. If you are a Christain who wants to learn in a Christ-centered environment surrounded by other like-minded students without getting in a lot of debt, I would highly recommend looking into Regent."
Active Duty Military Guy
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2022
  • Degree: Biblical Studies
"I'll start this review by explaining that I am Active Duty military and all of my classes my be approved in AFVEC and funded by tuition assistance through the base education office. Regent University is not my first school, I completed three years of consistent, online education and had none of the issues that I am about to blame on Regent. Avoid this school at all costs if you are Active Duty military I have been active duty for 19 years. I have pursued higher education via online college since 2017. I changed degree paths and schools to Regent university in Feb/March 2022 (theological and Biblical studies).My previous online university did not once give me an issue over a span of five years. I cannot explain the amount of stress that Regent puts on a person that is active duty, there is nothing simple about being active duty and getting classes approved and paid for at Regent. 1st - Regent only has two military advisors....at all. Most recently, I sent multiple emails and I spent more than 4 hours on hold attempting to get in touch with anyone to help me with billing and registration issues. Finally I called the general support number and told them about my experience and they assured me that they had sent the military advising dept. an email and that they would call me at specified time, I never received a call or a response to the emails; I did however receive an email from Regent stating they are dropping me from classes for failure to pay; pay for classes I haven't even taken. More explanation in the next point. 2nd - Regent expects you to pay $1400 a quarter to be an online student, even if you don't take any classes. They sent me the email I referenced above; the email states that I haven't paid my $1,400 a semester so they are dropping me...I haven't been able to register for a class due to Regent's inability to keep up with their students and their failure to reach back out to me. Tuition assistance does not pay by semester but by class. Every single tuition assistance request I sent to Regent I also had to send them proof that I am still active duty. Tuition assistance does not cover the cost of one class at Regent. I owe money for each class that I take and I must pay out of pocket. They say that you get book vouchers to make up for this, but, the online book store marks up books by over 100% in some cases, the only way to afford the books on the "book voucher" is to buy an access code to them in an online library. So you are forced to purchase an e-version of the book. 3rd - I had transcripts sent to Regent in March of 2022, its now October of 2022 and my student records have no been updated. Base Education has informed me that due to Regent not updating my transcript, they will no longer approve tuition assistance for Regent university. So not only is Regent saying they will drop me for non payment by base education (tuition assistance), base education states they will not approve any classes at Regent until they update my transcripts. Catch 22?! I have called relentlessly, I have emailed persistently and waited patiently and Regent has been the absolute worst experience of any school I've attended in my adult life. The curriculum is not bad, the instructors I had the pleasure of studying under are amazing but I will never recommend anyone using tuition assistance, or transferring from another school attend Regent."
A
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2022
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"Online grad student in two departments because I changed my major. Instructors were OK to good. Admin was a nightmare. This school doesn't have to resources for the number of students it tries to maintain. 30-45 minute waits for a admission/ FA counselor on the phone who talks to you like a used car salesman and then says "Sorry, can't help you," and the business office won't even talk to you. Very poorly run school."
D
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2022
  • Degree: Divinity
"Where do I begin? I was an online student in the MDiv program, and it was the worst experience of my life. Each class is crammed into 8 weeks when it's clear most classes were meant to take a semester. When I asked for extensions on my assignments, I was never granted enough time, because there are no breaks between terms, and I had to finish my makeup work in addition to my new classes. There was never enough time. The school advertises its online courses as convenient, but it hasn't actually been designed for that. Most classes require large research papers (sometimes even 2!) on top of other weekly requirements. I was even refused an extension for a class that I just couldn't keep up with and was told that I had to retake the class and redo all of the same assignments I had already completed. They said it had to do with FAFSA, but when I called FAFSA, they had no idea what I was talking about. Additionally, the school is very conservative politically. The college operates on an extremely close-minded mentality. Not every professor, but it is very evident among the leadership and administration. Different opinions are rarely if ever, allowed or encouraged. I felt deeply discouraged as I was predominantly being taught "worldview" structures over knowing Jesus more. There was also an ongoing issue with my transcripts. It seems many Advising and Admissions staff aren't properly trained because I was misinformed about my transcripts so many times that I lost count. I was also lied to outright about my enrollment status and how that would affect Financial Aid. I wasn't told about the mistake until 6 months later, and it was far too late to do anything about it by then. Finally, I was actually removed from the system twice. I was granted extensions to finish coursework and ended up making all A's, but their system is so broken that it registered my extensions as failed classes. I was actually dropped from the university because of this lack of communication between departments, which was then reported to FAFSA and nearly ruined my future plans to continue my studies. Someone eventually helped me get back on, but it was too late to start class in the Spring, my family and I were left with no compensation at all. None of my complaints mattered as almost every single person I spoke to placed all the blame on me. I was insulted and shouted at by administrators in Advising and Admissions and was told by a senior member of the complaints process that I was a problem student because I had the "audacity" to complain. I was also told by Advising that studying an MDiv to prepare for ministry is actually pointless and then hung up on me. A terrible school. They are condescending to anyone who has a complaint or doesn't outwardly agree with every stance they take politically. The Spiritual Formations professors (I only had 2 of them before I left), were great, but the rest of the Divinity professors actively choose favorite students, actively discourage dissenting opinions, and speak about stress and anxiety as side-effects of bad Christians."
DancingQueen
  • 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!"
Ishmael
  • 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."
Chris
  • 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."
Kendra
  • 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."
Michele
  • 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."
Cal
  • 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."
ND
  • 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."
Drew
  • 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!"
Asia
  • 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."