Regent University Online Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Psychology program at Regent university is second to none. It truly is a place to come and learn about the field from professors that love their field and are just as excited to share it with you. The level of personal one on one contact with professors is something I do not think can be found anywhere else and is something very unique about this program.
I would highly recommend Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., for anyone interested in a liberal arts education that incorporates a non-denominational Christian perspective. The Regent faculty themselves represent diverse range of denominational backgrounds, including Mainline Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox. Consequently, Regent offers students a broader religious perspective than many other religiously-oriented schools. In addition to the school's religious approach, Regent offers a number of practical benefits to students such as smaller class sizes than many other schools. The professors are approachable and take an active interest in student success. In my time there, several professors made time to meet with me outside of their scheduled office hours, and even agreed to give me feedback on personal projects unrelated to the coursework. One arguable drawback to Regent, however, is its reliance on condensed eight-week courses. While the school does offer semester-length 15 week courses, certain subjects are only offered in an eight-week format. The disadvantage of this approach is that it places far greater demands on students' time than semester-long courses. Additionally, the brevity of the eight-week courses ensures that their treatment of certain subject matter often isn't as in-depth as it would be in a semester-length course. Condensed courses aside, I am grateful for the education I received at Regent. As I said, the professors care about the students and are generally willing to go well beyond their job requirements to help any student in need.
I began the online Master's in Journalism at Regent in 2014. I found only about 2/3 of the classes have been beneficial, which for as inflexible and tight a degree it is, was incredibly discouraging. The Journalism Technology Tools class was at a first-year undergraduate level. The Internet Marketing and Story, Pop Culture, & Worldview courses were taught in an approach irrelevant to the degree. What perhaps was most discouraging was the amount of required time towards peer responses. The bar for Regent's program seems to be set very low. While I would spend time to respond to classmate's work, I'd often in return get, "U rite perty. You is done a good job!" Not that any of it mattered, as beyond mandatory responses, we weren't required to really interact or even follow up to responses. Its a sloppy attempt to facilitate a classroom dynamic when there is none. Throughout the courses, however, I did enjoy the rigor of many of the assignments. I was satisfied with the challenges some of the writing courses presented. However, the final year was a chore as I lost my two favorite professors, Dr. Michael Patrick and the late Dr. Bruce Swaffield. In the end, I was left with a degree that I felt I earned but was dissatisfied by the process. If I were to pursue another online degree, I'd look elsewhere.
The program was intense and demanding. No paper mill here! you will work hard for your degree. The professors were demanding but helpful and understanding for the most part. I would add that, no matter where you go, please keep in mind that a degree and an education can be, and are many times, two different things. The education part is up to you, if you are only interested in getting a degree (like is some kind of union card), then that is what you will get, no matter where you go. Now with that out the way, if you want a solid education, Regent can provide their part for you, the other conponent is up to you. I believe that the school is a great place to study.
it was very satisfying. Hard at times, but very worth the effort.