Regis University Reviews
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!
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.
Very disappointed in this program. Very disappointed in the leadership of this program. When you have difficulties you need guidance with as a working student they tell you that you are expecting things to be easy and that you shouldn't be complaining. I never thought a masters would be easy. I simply thought that one of the teachers rules for working students was inappropriate. I was essentially slapped in the face by my counselor and told I should resign. It is a shame with they charge so much 600+ a credit hour that they cannot help their students succeeds.
Some classes were harder than others, some instructors shined more than others, but overall it was an academically rigorous curriculum with high quality instruction. The institution sometimes let me down, but I had a phenomenal advisor who helped smooth any of that out when I needed her to. My Chair was highly competent and even-handed, although he does love a good debate/argument (not necessarily a bad thing). I studied hard, turned in good work, and was rewarded with a nice GPA and an actual award at graduation. I was recently accepted into a Master's program at a very prestigious school, so I don't think it's fair for anyone to say it's not a "real school." As for getting jobs and the like, the degree just gets your foot in the door - if you don't interview well (or fill in the blank), then obviously you're not going to get job offers. That's life! You also have to pick your field of study carefully, as not all are created equally in the job market. I would do it over again (thank God I don't have to!), and am satisfied I got a good, well-rounded Computer Science/Computer Networking education. FYI, the CN program is now closed to new entrants, but it's being replaced with something else which is also ABET-accredited. Oh, in closing, that bears mentioning: in the world of CS/CN, you need ABET accreditation. Regis is one of the few places where you can get that online, and I believe it's still the only not-for-profit with that mark of distinction. Go Rangers!