Regis University Reviews
I want to be fair in this assessment, so bear that in mind when I say this program is a total joke. Literally anyone can get an A in any course here. I intentionally wrote the stupidest things I could think of in discussion forums and was never corrected. Not once. The program claims to prepare you for industry exams like the CISSP, but the fact of the matter is that you'll still need 4 years of experience before you even qualify to sit for that exam. The master's degree itself is worthless. No employer cares that I have it and they care even less that I got a 4.0. If you're considering this program, just stop. You're only going to associate yourself with a pedophile religion (some of those pedos actually worked for Regis!) and wind up eyeballs deep in debt with nothing more to show for it than a paperweight degree. A couple of the faculty are great and actually care, but the school itself feels like a degree mill. If you really want a foot in the door in cyber security, pursue certifications.
Terrible program! Don't waste your money - unqualified professors, bad to alumni, incompetent alumni office. Got to UCD or DU - they really help alumni and have good programs. MSIA program has adjunct professors because they don't want to pay benefits or W2s - only a couple are good - all others(especially technical professors) are there to make more money and don't care about teaching.
As a BSCS grad I can tell you first hand that this is a rigorous major. This is not an information systems it IT degree. It's a true computer science program akin to what you would experience at a nationally ranked engineering school. Remember, the classes are the same as what you would get in a full semester. They have the same reading and programming assignments. So if you can't learn algorithm analysis, operating systems, theory of computation, linear algebra, discrete math, probability and statistics for engineers, or similar type courses in 8 weeks look for another major. For those bashing Regis on this site please don't lash out at the professors or the university because you flunked out. It's a poor student that blames the professor. Regis uses canvas for its online course work which is much better than blackboard. The professors I've had were all excellent. Some were trully exceptional. They were always quick to respond to my emails. I don't know about years in the past but Regis has hired more computer science and math professors from some top universities. I had professors who previously taught at Penn State, Colorado, U Denver, and other great schools. If you come to Regis and work hard you will be rewarded. I got accepted into two top-5 graduate computer science programs! Thanks Regis!
When I was looking for a university in order to obtain my bachelor's degree, I needed a flexible schedule, convenient accessibility, consistency, and time efficiency. I had a little girl to raise and I needed to attend a university that would work for me. My advisers at my local community college mentioned how Regis University was everything I was looking for. They would take my transfer credits, work with my schedule, offer online, and weekend courses, be empathetic with my external situation, and uphold my morals and values. Immediately, I knew this university was right for me. Once I began my courses, I knew it was a right fit. My instructors were organized, professional, and understanding. There was even a time where I had no one to watch my daughter and I had to be at a weekend class. I informed my professor of my situation and she welcomed my daughter into her classroom with open arms. That moment let me know that I had the upmost support in obtaining my educational goals. My adviser even noticed my dedication despite my situation and asked if I would be the keynote speaker at our 2011 graduation ceremony. Even to this day, my graduation ceremony is one of the greatest moments of my life. One attribute that did not appeal to me about this university was the cost. Being it was a private institution decreased opportunities to receive additional financial support. I will admit, it has been a few years since I have been enrolled in their university; therefore, their financial opportunities may have advanced. All in all, I had a great experience with Regis University. I would recommend this institution to others who are interested in obtaining a bachelor's degree.
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!