South University Online Reviews

2.14 out of 5 stars
(80 Reviews)
32% of 80 students said this degree improved their career prospects
39% of 80 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
NP student - 10/27/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2019
"Worst school ever. Please do not attend. They do not teach, they just assign busy work. You never have the opportunity to go over misssed question on test. Cost alot of money with no guidance. I am in the program now but looking to transfer. I'm very disappointed!"
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
Anon - 10/9/2018
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2018
"As I read through each review I am terrified at how accurate the description of staff and financial issues are. I decided to transfer schools when I was told I could not take more than two classes at a time. That bothered me. So I did some research- All a I can really tell those who are looking into online school is- DO YOUR RESEARCH! If the school does not tell you up front how much each credit will cost, forget them. South was on probation for fraud not too long ago. Once I realized I was being financially screwed, I withdrew from classes. All of a sudden it was impossible to get ahold of any contact on my academic team. Please, like many others have stated in their review do not waste your time here. Save your money, go to a credible school."
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Mandi - 9/13/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018
"This school is a joke! The staff that is suppose to guide and assist you through the program is VERY RUDE. The classes are self taught and you have to find your own clinical rotations. And if you are unable to find locations that is your problem. As I was told by the regional coordinator it is my responsibility to find a preceptor not hers, even though I had called sixty locations. I am transferring schools. They care about money, not student success. Choose any school besides this one."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Kali G. - 9/5/2018
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2011
"Steer clear of South University. They are a for-profit business (not an institution of higher education) and they run all of their departments that way. They don't care about the students; money is their only object. I was a student from 2008-2011 and graduated. The coursework was not meaningful and I question the validity of my MBA compared to other schools. You can never get in contact with your advisor, financial aid, or academic services. They don't even offer unofficial transcripts - you have to pay a fee to have official transcripts created, which have a minimum 3 week wait time and they will only mail them. There are numerous other universities out there that are less expensive and will offer an actual quality education and experience. Please, don't waste your time with this train wreck of a school."
1.9 out of 5 stars
KP - 8/30/2018
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012
"Ridiculous school. Won't release your transcripts until you have paid them in full. Plus, they sell your loans to a collection agency. The instructors weren't too bad, they were educated. I could never get a hold of anyone, and having an even harder time since I've left."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Ashley Barron - 8/24/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"I graduated with a 4 year degree from this school. Graduating meant everything to me as I was a high school drop out with only a 9th grade education. I busted my butt for 4 years to do the best I could to succeed. I did end up graduating and for that I am thankful. Throughout my schooling I was contacted by my academic advisor and financial advisor regularly- which was awesome as it helped to keep me on track. However, once I graduated- all contact stopped. I began receiving harassing calls from a debt collector called Access Receivables and was notified through them that I owed the school over 9K- due to the fact that for some reason my fafsa never disbursed. Therefore I reached out to my financial aid advisor to inquire about this as I do not want my credit score to be affected with my account apparently being in collections. Mind you, this money owed to the school is on top of my student loans which are deferred until January 2019,which is over 48K. Anyways- apparently once you graduate, financial aid does not believe in advising and helping those who graduate understand what is going on and help with a resolution. I ended up reaching out to supervisor- who advised he would have my account removed from collections. I am beyond stressed at this point- I am still receiving harassing calls from the debt collector. I was advised by supervisor that he would have my account removed from collections and that he could put me in touch with those who could help me work out a payment plan for what I owe to the school- outside of my loans. I am completely distressed over this matter as I have been working so hard on my credit and now I can see all that hard work going down the drain when all I want to do is get this issue resolved and work out a payment plan so my credit wont be negatively impacted. What I thought was a great opportunity for me- to get a degree- is turning into a nightmare that could affect me for years. I have never felt so neglected and so alone when it comes to something like this. it is truly like one does not matter once one graduates. I will never forget this experience."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anna - 8/12/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2019
"The college is BS. I went online for about 3 months before I decided to transfer. I done a bachelor's degree in Public health and majored in biology. I had a $5000 grant, and also had to take out a $5000 student loan, for 1 semester may I add. And I just got a letter saying I owed them another $800. And they didn't even send me the right amount of my reimbursement, not even half of what the DOE told me what I would get. The counselors are there to help all the way, UNTIL your enrolled. I called my financial counselor, and she didn't even know she WAS my financial counselor. This school is awful. I wouldn't even waste my time trying to go here."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Arigdon - 8/5/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Graduation Year: 2019
"Unfortunately everything posted on here about the South NP program is true. They are a predatory school. I entered the NP program April 2018. I have had no help from the professors in fact they have attempted to use discriminatory grading practices to which I had to threatening calling an Ombudsman. Its quite funny how they could then act in a fair and responsible manner. My academic advisor is an absolute sarcastic child when I need help. Who actually laughs at me when at call and ask questions. You have no resources for help. The Advanded Practice Nursing class I am currently enrolled in, the professor told us none of us would pass any test. She stated this was done on purpose by the Dean because a previous student had published the test online. Well thats great so now you are going to fail all of us why am I even in this class, why is South taking my money and then the professors telling us in a webinar that we will all fail. Please listen to these reviews and go elsewhere they are very much taking money from innocent students who have a true drive to better themselves."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Brenna Hall - 7/20/2018
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"I was pleased when I first started. Now? I am less than pleased. SUO is in the top 5 mistakes I have made in my life. I needed to withdraw from classes due to extreme situations occurring in my life. I was assured that I would not be charged, because I withdrew in time. It has become apparent that that is NOT so. I also needed help with 2 classes I failed, due to being in the hospital on and off, and having my son soon after. I was left out to dry... nothing was done. I needed to submit a total of 8 assignments and complete 2 finals (split between 2 classes.) I was put on academic suspension, told I needed proof first, and then they would remove me from academic suspension- but they wouldn't do anything about those classes. This all occurred between 2014 and 2015. I am trying to get into a college IN my home state, and even though I have a ZERO balance, I cannot get my transcript. I am being told it was put down as a bad debt write off. Why then, was money refunded to the institution that I hold my student loan through, AND they refunded money from my Pell grant, back to the foundation too. I am being told I owe close to $6,000. I am disgusted with their conduct. If I do not get honest answers, I will be seeing about a lawyer. Maybe that will prevent this from happening to others, which I have read that it has. They will not even CALL ME BACK to discuss appealing etc. Do not waste your time or money on SUO. Go somewhere in your home state. All you'll get here is the run around and dishonesty."
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