South University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (16)
There were times that things seemed to be acceptable with South University, but there were so many problems as well. With more than one course, the website issues were terrible: old links, old references, outdated schedules, wrong links to other sites, dates that were posted wrong constantly, etc. One instructor was demeaning, rude, negative, and spiteful; she was the worst instructor I have ever had. With one test, there was a new format that had a second page to a test; I did not notice the second page. That huge loss of points on a very heavily weighted test, was disastrous to my grade: I had to re-take an entire 10-week course, with clinical portion, all over again...terrible punishment for not noticing they changed a technical method of presenting a test with a second page I did not notice. Some courses had very weak content posted by students that was apparently acceptable and not challenged. Some single tests were very heavily weighted, over all other work done in a course. IT support was never available right away, and there were many technical issues with their site and their sites we needed to use for courses. I would highly recommend not choosing South University. Please look up their graduation percentages and other statistics that show many students got out when they could more easily continue on elsewhere. I stuck it out too long with this school, so that I felt I needed to finish with South University I am not proud in any way to be associated with South University.
Everything started off great the contact and communication between my advisors and myself, then they started letting me know they needed things at the last minute when it was to late. My financial aid advisor was the WORST! And so ignorant! I did not get to graduate from this college they messed up my credit so I picked up and went to a different online to, which I should have chose frm the beginning!!!! Im so angry with myself for ever putting myself in this kind of situation
The counselor and advisors were thorough and J. still makes weekly or bi weekly calls to check up on me. Also, they are great with making sure you stay up to speed with things. They give you a printed out schedule soyou know exactly what to expect
I just finished the Nurse Practitioner program with South University. My overall experience with South University was good. I would recommend South University. My financial and academic advisors were great. They checked on me constantly and were there for me when needed. The only difficult part was having to find my own preceptors for clinical but other than that it was a good experience.
The High Point, NC location is Fantastic. I did not feel like a number there and my success was important. Whenever I needed to talk to someone, someone was always available, even without an appointment. The librarians are awesome and helped me learn APA format. I always receive emails on job opportunities as well. I graduated from their RN-BSN online program in 8 months. I would highly recommend this program.
The NP program was brand new when I started here, they are still developing the program and lots of changes while I was there and from what I hear, still lots of changes! I had no problems with the administration, was able to complete all of my clinicals on time. You do not get much help securing preceptors, it truly is up to you to make that happen. I have heard similar complaints from online students at Walden, UAB, etc. It is a doable program, worked for me as a single mother and I worked full time while completing! It's expensive because it is 'for profit'. There may be better deals, I did not shop around much. If you decide to attend South, keep documentation of everything, be your own advocate, and you'll do fine!
DIY FNP program do not expect any assistance in the completion of your FNP through South University. The worse was the staff who are paid to assist you in setting up your practicum rotations after you find the site and preceptor. When you finally receive a response to concerns it is most often incomplete. I cannot recommend this University to anyone. It appears they are interested in your money, not your education. I am a veteran so I am used to getting screwed over, however at South University they take it to a new level.
I was told the courses that I needed by my admissions counselor after they received my transcripts. Somehow they added 10 more credits for the same course study. In two classes the information given online was a complete duplication. The complications from CHF were exactly the same as complications from Hepatitis. In another course the lab portion had 12 questions per quiz. Six of the twelve questions were duplicates. One of the remaining non-duplicates had two true answers but you could only enter one. The professors are facilitators only. There is no way they are aware of what information is in their quiz material or instructional material. The school has high expectations of it's students not so much of it's own curriculum. After this portion I am changing to another school for the MSN portion.
I attended South University from 2010 to 2016 and obtained 2 degrees. The first was an associates in Allied Health Science and the second was a bachelors in Business Administration and Management. I was going to school what felt like forever. I had friends in other online universities that completed their degree much faster than I did. Nonetheless I did make it. The reason I am writing this review is because I am very dissatisfied. For starters I was not told that I was going to have any out of pocket expenses when I enrolled. The financial counselor told me that between grants and loans it would be covered. Lie 1. I graduated on 11/2/16 very happy to be done. I let a couple weeks go by and I find out that the academic counselor didn't do her job and forgot to have me submit an application for graduation. Unhappy about that but realized people do make mistakes. I have been in contact with the academic counselor as well as left messages for her manager (which were never returned) ever since. I was told that my degree was mailed off 1/30/17. Which was lie number 2 because I still have yet to receive it. I invested 65k into this school and they can't even mail me my degree!! Some b.s. if you ask me. Do me a favor. Spend your time and hard earned money elsewhere!
The online programs at south is great for working adults. Every 5.5 weeks you take another class. The professor are well trained to teach everything you need in the online programs. The academic advisor reach out to see how the program is working for you. Great University to attend if you are a working parent