Regis University Reviews
I'll start with the good: -It's a solid education, professors have been great. -Well respected on a local level in Colorado. Regional may be a stretch. -Decent networking opportunities. -Great career services office. -Great resources to help student's suceed. Cons: -They are an administrative nightmare and I will provide examples. -When first entering the program I was told I could only take one class at a time, I was then dinged on financial aid later because "I'm not considered a part or full time student yet." After fighting with them a bit to let me take more classes so I can graduate quickly, I was again dinged on financial aid "Oh we can only cover so much in a given semester" after being told I would be considered as a full time student. Now the tuition bills are flowing in, and they will not work with you to register for future classes nor provide any advice or assistance in getting it resolved. -My academic adviser left shortly after I started the program, not a big deal. It's been 10 months and I still do not have an adviser despite asking numerous times. -Every time I call the advisers regarding academic matters (registering etc...) a financial aid I get different responses. I am pretty much left on my own to figure it out. In summary, go if you want/need a solid education with great flexibility, but be prepared to fight them every step of the way regarding administrative matters. I would go to CU or Metro for my masters but Regis is the only school that offers the schedule I need. It is the only reason I am going to finish up here.
The M.S software engineering program is a terrible program. I have a solid 4.0 so this isn't a I didn't do well so I'm whining thing. During my stint at Regis I have written more papers than programs. You can become a "software engineer" here without writing a single program. They don't have the technical staff to facilitate the a technology program, therefore, what you get are a bunch of paper writing classes. By the end of the program you'll be a great technical writer but a lousy engineer. This school is a scam. If you want to be a 'software engineer' DO NOT GO HERE!!!!! You will waste your money and you WILL NOT get a job. This is a crap school that is selling you a feel good about yourself degree. They will argue with you and actually tell you writing paper is more important than writing code.
My review is for the College of Business and Economics. I found my online courses challenging and aligned with the project management body of knowledge. Of the 9 courses I had to take, only 3 courses required a lot of case study analysis (2-4 pages APA style paper). There was one course that required a final 10-pages APA style paper. The entire curriculum isnt just reading and writing papers. I applied what I learned in the PM courses with projects at work. Additionally, Regis gave us the opportunities to draft a project management plan for actual customers (i.e. local non-profit organizations). There are scholarship opportunities for PM students who wish to apply. A lot of the online instructors were knowledgeable with the course studies and active in the discussion forums. There were 1-2 instructors who weren't up to par but what college doesn't have those? Overall, I am happy with the education I received at Regis University. I researched a lot of colleges before applying to Regis and I don't regret my decision.
The M.S in SE is a joke. The program is 12 classes or 36 credits in total, 25% of the classes are APA writing classes. I want to be a software engineer not a writer. They embed these junk classes in the middle of the program so you don't find out that the program is a joke until your over halfway through. Every other M.S SE program that I've seen is technology focused, meaning your going to actually learn about technology, not this one. Instead of teaching you about how operating systems work, C++, Python, AI or something relevant your going to learn how to style a paper in APA format. Yeah this is really helpful on a job interview. The few scattered courses where they do allow you to write a program are very watered down. Most of the tech classes remind me more of a entry level undergrad courses than a graduate level course. I would never recommend this program to anyone.
I went through the same problem that Crystal went through. Their add/drop class system is a joke. I dropped a class before the semester was supposed to begin and halfway through the semester I received a bill saying I owe them money. This school is a ripoff and they are unethical in how they run things. If I drop a course before the term begins I should not be charged over $2000 for nothing.
I cannot speak for the on campus courses at Regis but the online classes are a joke. The instructors do not participate, teach, answer questions or do anything but occasionally give you grades for submitted coursework. I had one class where the instructor replied to several students in incoherent ramblings to the point where I thought someone had hacked the account. I eventually contacted the college and a week or so later the instructor was replaced with no explanation as to why. Their website used to add or drop classes does not work properly and looks like it's from 1991. I dropped a summer course over a month before it started only to be sent a bill several months later for the course and associated late fees! They told me there was nothing I could do and to either pay it or be sent to collections. They claim to pride themselves on being ethical and following Jesuit values but it's all a sham. They want your money, but I'm telling you that you will get nothing in return if you give it to them!
I have learned a great deal from my education at Regis. It has given me a greater depth of understanding to my field of nursing and has developed me as a professional. It has not been easy, as the curriculum a try Regis requires one to bring their best effort. However, I am certain that I have gained something more valuable than the new letters that will follow my name. I am better prepared to be a leader in my field and to sustain a career that brings me joy for years to come.
Regis University Computer Science program's introductory classes were nearly impossible to navigate and do well, because the content and text language varied drastically from the assignments and exams. The challenge was how to interpret the ambiguity of the text that read like someone was not very knowledgeable in the subject of programming and had no real world experience working for businesses using the skills. Someone else said there was a high level of pretension among the professors that was unwarranted; I could not agree more. I felt like I could have taught myself programming much faster and better than the frustrating erroneous text and content materials. The professor steered me away with their contentious, argumentative, belittling, and demeaning attitude. It was like the so-called professors were working out the clock like McDonald's workers not teachers interested in teaching students. I was a very serious student, intelligent, and very capable of doing well there. But there was too much unprofessional makeup there to correct before it will achieve the goal of getting a degree and learning the information. Have you ever felt like you got cheated or ripped off? That's how I felt about my experience.
Regis University establishes an environment the complements the different ways that each student might learn, while simultaneously challenging the students to push farther than they thought they could. Looking back on my undergraduate experience, I feel that Regis prepared me rigorously enough to take on future challenges. I applied and was accepted to graduate school at Regis starting next year. I applied because I trusted the professors to not only push me but to be there for me to lean on when things became difficult, as life tends to be. One of the many amazing things that I was able to learn at Regis University, was how to demand more of myself. It became intrinsic because of the environment I was constantly exposed to at Regis. Tha environment was saturated with people pushing forward. With so many people surrounding you with the intent to change the world with their education, it is hard not to become like the amazing people that surround you. At Regis University, they provide the resources and the people to help facilitate and achieve your goals.
I truly enjoyed my experience at Regis University. The teaching staff on campus really took the time to help their students one on one. Everyone on campus is very friendly, and I can say that campus life was provided you with a sense of community. Their motto "cura personalis" or care for the whole person really grows on you throughout the years, and as a result, I have decided to go into the public sector after I finish law school. Their motto is to be a "man or a woman for others" and I think they really provide you with a good idea on what this means because they try to get their students to get involved in community service projects. Overall, I had a wonderful experience there throughout my four years.