South University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (17)
This is one of the worst Pharmacy Schools nationwide. Their tuition is the highest and the quality of education received is poor, they have the lowest graduation rate yet the highest retention rate because the hold students back every chance they get for remediation so they can get more tuition. The program is supposed to be 3 years yet they are quick to make it 4 while you wait a whole year to restart with loans due. I think it is a disadvantage for being a small university because professors have favorites! No one could pay me enough if I had to do it over again, i would have gone to one of the many 4 year colleges I got accepted to. If you decide to go please be prepared to pay some very expensive tuition which will increase every year until you drop out or if you are fortunate enough to graduate with the 15% that do. Go to public university, you will save your money and save yourself the stress. Runnnnnnn from South!
You get out of something what you put into it, right? This school is hard. Its supposed to be. I can say that I feel prepared to go out into the pharmacy setting daily and make my patients lives better. That is why I went to school, to learn, to network, and to help people in the long run. South is a very tough program, and I am thankful because it taught me discipline and determination I can now carry through life. Being a real pharmacist has had its adjustments, but I am proud to say that I am a South University Columbia graduate and I cannot wait to see where my doctorate takes me in life.
I think South is a great school. I completed my BSN with them, each instructor was very professional. I can agree, its overwhelming, classes arent designed for the working family. HOWEVER, they were very understanding and sensitive to my daughters illness. They worked with me during her hospitalization , chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant.
Most of my schooling went alright. The counselor's were always changing. The only counselor who really helped me along my journey was A. F. and they moved him to only help military applicants. Towards the end of finishing, the school decided as always to try to make changes to the program. It deleted all of my remaining funding amounts that were due to hit my account in less than a week. It took almost a month to correct this issue. A manager calls after a week and says they fixed and funds are to be expedited and how much I would have in a stipend. The account was not fixed and the stipend was only for 1/3 of what the manager who called after one week told me I would receive. Several calls of no answering or when I did get someone on the line, NO ONE seems to know what is going on. Most of the Instructors are alright; it is the school administration that is the problem. I tried researching information to contact the school Dean and it is no where that I could find. I highly recommend anyone considering this school to RUN the other way. The school is expensive for dealing with this much nonsense.
I grossly regret signing up at this school. I have been with them for close to 2 years and it's nothing but b*******. I stayed with them because they accepted all my work from my BSN classes and if I wanted to transfer elsewhere, half the credits will not transfer over. However, I'm getting to the point where I want to just get the H*** out of the NP program and pay extra to go elsewhere. The classes are very rushed to where you don't have time to learn the material. The Nurse Practitioner program was not designed for working families. They give you so much busy work weekly that it pulls you away from your family and job. It's all just busy work! It is not work that you learn anything from. Weekly, you have over 6 chapters to read with each being over 60 pages, a discussion post, a quiz, i-Human computerized assessment c***, a SOAP note and a big project. Once we can prove that we know how to do a SOAP note, why are we doing one weekly? And, i-Human is just a waste of time. This is SU's way of getting a computerized website to be your teacher so the actual teachers have less work. And, it's a lousy website. You hit dead end in many of the spots to where you just want to hurry through it because you can see you are not getting anything from it. So, who cares if I can get the class done in 11 weeks when I don't remember the materail when I go to take my boards because the classes are so hurried and they keep giving you busy work? Do not go to this school. It is the biggest mistake of my life. The counselors are friendly but you must be a d*** fool if you think they are there to represent you. The instructors think you have nothing else going on in your life but their class and have this grandious mentality like they are teaching at an Ivy school....and not at one with a 7% graduation rate. Some of the instructors look like they need a mental health eval. I honestly feel like they hire anyone. Most will degrade you to where you feel like c***. The school couldn't care less if you pass or fail the class as long as your tuition is paid. The classes are hard. You don't have time to learn the material so you better hope you have a strong nursing background otherwise you will never pass the weekly quizzes, midterm, and final. And, the reason is because you don't have time to read your chapters because you are too busy doing the assignments that will not benefit you, you c*** on your family because of all the stress the school induces upon you, the online library resources are s***....most of them don't even open....I mean, there is nothing nice to say about this place! None! I am working with another school to get the H*** out of this one. This place needs to be examined.
SU Columbia campus has an exceptional criminal justice program. The majority of CJ professors have decades of law enforcement and military experience which had a significant impact on the quality of the education. Just like any college, some classes are challenging while other are not. Most of the instructors for the general education courses were helpful. The school is expensive, but the program allows schedule flexibility for working adults. The Columbia campus has a large veteran presence which made it more comfortable for me since I am prior service Army. The amount of pessimism directed at this school is due to unrealistic expectations by new students. I can only speak of my time at the Columbia campus and online program. (Hybrid program). I graduated from SU with a 3.9 GPA which allowed me to enter into a top national university in the D.C. area for grad school without having to take the GRE. The Columbia campus English department was instrumental in preparing me for writing at the graduate level. Hope this helps.
Please avoid this college. They do not tell you anything for discounts until too late. Had nothing together. The program director is rude and obnoxious and not committed to helping you. The instructors are awful. We lost over half of the class that started if that gives you indication of how this place is terrible for Nurse Practitioner. Go online. Stay away from here.
South is a great university for any full time parent that work a full time job. The classes are only 5.5 week long unless the class has a lab then it's 11 week long . But you are enrolled in 2 classes. The staff is great when it comes to getting into all your classes. A great school.
South University is a bad college. They charge too much fees. The staff are not supportive of their student. I have a friend graduate with over $90,000 loan. It is not worth it. There pass rate is not excellent. The advisors will lie to you about the cost of the program to get you started, and once you start, you will release the underline high cost. Many student will take the prerequisite but when they applied to the nursing program, they will not be accepted.
Please do your research. I did but I ignored it thinking people take to the sites to complain. I was scammed and manipulated. They added on 13 classes when I was almost done. my new school is amazing and the experience is so different. They have been sued to the U.S. Department of justice research please before you make the same mistake and loose a year or are scammed another way!