South University Online Reviews - Doctoral in Pharmacy

1.48 out of 5 stars
(7 Reviews)
17% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
29% of 7 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.1 out of 5 stars
Worst College Ever - 4/1/2019
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2020
"This is the worst college to ever attend, and my experience at this school was terrible. First, the teachers crammed information daily, about 100 power point slides and youre tested twice a week. The teachers were very unapproachable and extremely unhelpful. I also felt that some teachers were extremely racist and only helped favorites, so we were forced to do a lot of work with minimal guidance. The teachers used intimidation tactics during class which created a stressful learning environment and made it very hard to learn and focus. Also, at the end of quarter the teachers played with grades for whom they wanted and their favorites throughout the year. Also, most of the decent professors are in Savannah, and most of your classes are on a screen where you press a button to ask questions. The technology is very outdated and malfunction most of the time, which takes time away from the instruction and causes confusion. Financial aid was a different monster. We received incorrect information and the financial aid person for the pharmacy program was active military so when we went to answer questions we never received an answer, and no phone calls were returned. She was also very rude and when asked questions she seemed to not want to answer and provided incorrect rushed answers. If you have to remediate any courses please dont, its a waste of money and a scam to get more money out of you. You will need to know that information before moving forward to any other new information, and will be held accountable for it."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Do not go here - 10/25/2018
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2021
"Do not go to this university to do pharmacy. Get ready to take 2 test EVERY week and sit in class for hours. You dont learn anything just here to pass. The professors cant teach. You teach yourself and each professor thinks their class is more important but we have 6 classes each quarter."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Morgan - 6/10/2018
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017
"I am still amazed how you can have professors that just graduated in a school that offers a doctorate program (without a higher level like a residency). Their professors are all family members, and they dont care if they are not qualified to teach, as long as the whole family is in. The school just wants your money. They dont care if you learn or not, thats reality. I was one of the top students in my class, and I can say I felt I knew very little after graduation. When it comes to rotations, most preceptors dont want to take South students because of the bad quality of students despite their efforts. Some preceptors expressed the low quality of a south student, and how sad it is after paying so high tuition, what a bad preparation. Most students are clueless and are not able to answer basic questions. To study for NAPLEX, you will NOT pass if you rely on Souths education. I passed my board exams thanks to other resources like RxPrep. If I was given the opportunity to go to this school again without paying anything, I would still say no. It is so embarrassing to be now in the world out there and you cant answer basic questions because of the poor education. At this point, exactly one year after graduation, I know of many classmates who have not passed the board exams despite trying to take it several times. I really wish I would have done some research about this school before I applied."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Classof2020Student - 1/5/2018
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2020
"This is a very poor program,and I do not recommend it. The teachers are not all qualified to teach the classes in which they do, and most instructors handout large PowerPoints and send you home to teach yourself rather than them teaching at all. Students are not able to get questions answered as many teachers literally do not know. Books are not always provided limiting student resources, online technological learning is not utilized, database access is limited, students only have one printed in the pharmacy building, labs are out dated, teamwork is not encouraged, instructors are highly unprofessional, and educational information is distorted to the instructors liking and not in accordance with realistic scientific/Pharmaceutical information. YES.... teachers infact teach FALSE information when they desire. It is not likely students from this school perform well on rotations due to the lack of hands on pharmaceutical practice prior to them, and lack of utilized team work. It is also not likely a student passed the boards without additional assistance from Kaplan or some other outside preparation group. This school is highly saddening!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Pharmacy Student - 11/8/2017
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017
"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!"
4.8 out of 5 stars
On the way - 10/31/2017
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Crap PharmD program - 6/15/2015
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2011
"South University Pharmacy School is a terrible program. They will lie to everyone just to get their tuition money and sell them this for-profit "education" over a cheaper state school alternative. They tell students all kinds of lies like they can do their rotations anywhere or that there will be tons of job offers when they get out. This is completely false. The school does not let students do their rotations anywhere so that they can save money on opening contracts with new locations. They also do not provide any type of job assistance. In fact, the career services director sends out job openings for restaurant manager or gym receptionist (rather than pharmacist jobs) after students graduate so that they can inflate their placement statistics. And these job opening are sent out on an individual basis (particularly after particular pharmacy students don't fill out their employment surveys or they specifically tell career services that they don't have a job). The Columbia satellite campus shows that it is just a ploy to get more money. They stream live classes in from the Savannah campus so that they don't have to hire more teachers and they can put more money in their pockets. The NAPLEX pass rates after the opening of the Columbia campus have decreased drastically, which shows you the quality of streaming in classes. The faculty does everything it can to squeeze money out of students - including making students re-take classes that they have objectively passed (I mean with a B or a C). If students want to audit additional electives just to learn, they are told they have to pay more money for the extra class. Also, they fail to tell you that they are trouble with the regional accreditation board (which allows them to grant degrees). They never tell you that if their accreditation gets revoked, you are SOL out of a degree and loaded with debt. They keep telling you to go to their program b/c it's a three year program and people will have no trouble getting a job (total BS since most students had to wait months to find a pharmacist position b/c there is a glut of pharmacists). SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO TO A CHEAPER SCHOOL THAT IS SURE TO STAY ACCREDITED!!!!"