Regis University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (27)
I have three college degrees and a professional certificate. I have a Bachelor's in Chemistry from Regis College in 1979, a Associate's in Paralegal Studies from Community College of Denver in 1995, a Master's in Chemistry from University of Colorado in 2004, and a Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of Colorado in 2009. All throughout my academic experiences with my educational studies, I've attended a number of other schools such as the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and the University of Denver. I share this such that there can be no question that I have a wide basis for comparing Regis to many other academic institutions. I came from a public inner city school system that taught poorly - but when I arrived at Regis, and flunked my first semester of Freshman English 101, my counselor and teachers rallied to bring me up to grade. It took a year - but because of my Regis experience and education, I was well equiped to go anyway and challenge any degree program. It's funny really, in 1974 I flunked Freshman English, and now I a professional writer who's been published all over including in Colorado law. THANKS REGIS!
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!
After reading some of the recent reviews, I can say that things have not changed at Regis. My advisor was unreachable as well. I gave up trying to get help from her and had to direct myself through the program. At one point I wanted to change my major and did need her advice so I dropped in on her, directly to her office unannounced after trying multiple times to contact through email and by phone. She told me just to stay in the program in which I was already enrolled. In retrospect I think she didn't want to do the work involved in changing me to a different degree. Big mistake. In my fourth year one of my professors told me that no one would hire me because they know the quality of the degree coming from Regis. Well guess what, in 2008 I lost my job after working as tech support only for a few years, and never found another tech job. My degree was for nothing. I tried to go to the job center at Regis but they told me that was for the Regis College students only. Also, I overheard employees talking about how the adult program was not a "real" university. That the adult program existed only to keep Regis College flush with money. I agree with the other reviewer who said they are arrogant. They sell you a tagline without any substance.
I received my Bachelor's degree in accounting from Regis and I loved it. However, I'm in my 3rd class with the MBA in accounting/Finance and I'm not impressed. One of my classes consisted of a print out not a book. The discussions weren't related to the print outs and the homework was ridiculous-the professor (I use the term loosely) said he couldn't find a book that met his standards-really I'm paying 3k for this class and I'm reading off of a print out? I dropped the class and asked my advisor if I can transfer a Masters class to substitute-her response? I don't know. Sorry-I'm going somewhere else-Regis get your act together!!!! Oh and I haven't opened a book and received straight A's.
I loved Regis! I think the small school feel really allowed me to thrive, getting to know my professors and peers very well. The staff was also tremendously helpful in my college journey. I struggled a bit in school before coming to college, but at Regis I really excelled and I'm eternally grateful for that.
The Regis experience is tough but worth it. The instruction is a cut above the average online experience(I have 3 advanced degrees, 2 completed online at different institutions). I prize my Regis degree because it represents lots of work and pride. The school takes their honor code seriously. Ethics is a topic in every class. If you just want to google your way through, this is NOT the school for you. The instructors are highly successful in their industry and they are helpful.-- However, they expect you to work like you are a professional. If you really want to learn something this is an exciting place to be. Their MBA program ranks high nationally. They stay up to date on the latest in business. I am a life-long learner. I had been out of school for years when I went back for an MBA. A degree from Regis is one of the best things I did for myself. Their financial aid was most helpful. I got a loan from a Colorado bank at a better interest rate than other places.
I am now in my ninth course with the online program at Regis University. The faculty is for the most part disconnected from online students. I have had only one instructor who actually challenged the work submitted with the remainder giving an A for any work submitted. One facilitator was so obviously disconnected from the class that a paper which missed the submission deadline was actually given an A before it was submitted. I emailed the instructor to explain my situation and why the paper was late with no reply received. In the year I have been in the program a total of seventeen emails to my assigned advisor have gone unanswered. There has been absolutely no contact with the advisor from day one and overall this seems like a diploma mill. I could only transfer two classes to another college and am now so far in that it only makes sense to finish the program. Employers will see the degree and not the quality of instruction but in all honesty I would have preferred to have been challenged academically while pursuing my Masters.
Education is what you make of it. I've actually had nothing but good experiences, except that I have had 3 counselors in the three years I've been attending. Emails have always been acknowledged by all departments timely, and financial aid questions have always been answered in a timely manner. I also am not a religious person, so don't be deterred if you are not religious. I chose Regis because it has been reputable in education for generations, and honestly I had known people that attended (my grandpa at one point) and classroom teachers there (classroom not applicable to me since I enrolled in the on-line program.) So far, everyone has been extremely helpful. My advice is to not do what I did at first and go in not talking to an advisor - talk to them first, lay out a plan, and if there are ANY changes to be made in your degree program talk to an advisor first. I don't understand the negative review here, but perhaps they or the person had a negative experience, which is bound to possibly happen at any institute - don't let that be a deterrent.
There is absolutely no support for online students. If there is a problem with an instructor, this school does not care and will not in any way support its students. It will be difficult if not impossible to contact the only support a student has, the academic adviser. Advisers will not respond to emails, will not return phone calls, will not answer phone calls. Problems with instructors include not grading assignments, not responding to emails, not answering questions about assignments. I have had several classes where the syllabus was wrong, lacked instruction and incomplete. If a student attempts to get help with problems, the university turns away as if to say, tough luck, we won't help you. I have had so many problems since the beginning with trying to get my transcripts evaluated to ordering books online, all fraught with problems. That should have been my first clue...when I began the admission process and the person evaluating my transcripts did not have the time to do access them. The only bright light at this college is that their online librarians and IT department are very good at what they do, and very helpful. I would never recommend this online program to anyone. If a school cannot support its students, who pay it money for services, it could be stated that this school is greedy and for a Jesuit school to be greedy is not a good sign.
After completing one year as an online student, I would advise any prospective student to look at other colleges. As a student, you will not have any support from this university. Academic advisers will not answer phone calls from you, will not respond to your emails, and if they do, they will not by any means support the student. Since the academic adviser is the only resource an online student has, this means that online students have absolutely no support at this college. If the student has a problem, whether it is an instructor has not graded assignments, this has happened for weeks with one instructors, emails that are not responded to, that has happened with multiple instructors, or the instructor is lousy at providing guidance or answering questions, this too has happened multiple times, as a student, you simply have no recourse. Only 50% of my instructors have actually been good instructors with one fantastic, the very best you could ever ask for instructor. This university also doesn't trust the students since the instructors use turnitin but does not allow students access to the same site. Students will have to access 3 websites to interact with the various departments at the school with little or no instruction on how to do so. Their online library is very difficult if not impossible to use. The online librarians and the IT department are the only good departments at the school. Don't order your books online because they may not have them in stock and will not contact you if they cannot ship them out. It will take multiple attempts to reach anyone at their bookstore. Plus, books are a lot less expensive on other sites and hassle-free to order. I will not now, nor anytime in the future ever recommend this school. I pay them money to be ignored, and so will you. Spend your money at a college that actually supports its students and are very interested in their success. I can guarantee this school is not concerned about its online students.