South University Online Reviews

2.12 out of 5 stars
(81 Reviews)
32% of 81 students said this degree improved their career prospects
38% of 81 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.8 out of 5 stars
DN - 12/31/2015
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014
"This school is an expensive waste of time. Not fully accredited, and you can't take their credits to other schools. Some of the teachers were some of the worst I've ever seen - I could have learned more just reading the book. The career center is useless. Very southern culture. When you are about to graduate, they have cell phone companies come in and advertise to you. Why would I want to go work at Verizon when I just spent all this time and money graduating university? I have found it very difficult to get even a job interview with this Master's Degree."
4.7 out of 5 stars
LONG 4 1/2 years.... But I made it... 1 class left! - 9/16/2015
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016
"I will only say this... I will break it down to Pros and Cons. At the begining, its like any school, they are helpful and appericated. I came in with an associate degree from another college and from the militray. I was told.. it should take me about 2 1/2 years to graduate with a BS in Health Science. 99% of the classes are 5 1/2 weeks long, but the science classes are 11 weeks long. PRO: The classes where not bad and I learned a lot. I was always a C student in high school etc. But with help etc... I basically was a B student here. Maybe because I love to write, therefore writing in APA was "natural" to me. CON: Science classes have test, quizes. Even the math classes. My professors where pretty tough and ruff... but who isnt? GOD help you if you miss a day. There is so much information to keep up with. But if you think its easier at another schooll... think again. I had to repeat 16 classes... ALL MY FAULT. I was sick, injuried, traveling etc. Not mention working. I cannot blame the school for that. I had two issues with professors... one quit in middle of the course. For an eleven week A&P2... we went 5 weeks without an instructor (if i remember correctly) We as students... just keep with completing the work and test etc. By week 8 we had a new professor. THis guy... treated us as if we worked in the field for years. He was the type of professor that... if you answer the question(s) correctly... he will follow up with 5 to 20 questions just for you... Oh yeah... and if you "dare" not to answer them all... he taken points off!!!! That was the only crazy professor I had. My associate I had only compelted; english, humanities, etc. My math...wasnt good enough so I had to take theirs. SO really... I had a good 20 credits coming in. Now, im 1 more class to graduate. I learned a lot and enjoyed the lessons along the way. There have been pleanty of long nights, reading, studying, tons of projects, papers etc. Bottom line... If I would have known about this school.... say 20 years ago... I would have attended here. THe only reason why I did not go to a "non profit" school... 1. Location 2. Location 3. Price Where I live at.. the universities cost as much if not more than there. Plus, with my awsome 2.4GPA from my assoicates'... there where just too many schools to choose from. But honestly, those schools did accept me. But now, I have a higher GPA with a 3.2... those school will accept me now... but why change again? those schools want you to complete at least 30 credits with them... at this point in my life... I just want to work, earn above average sallary and be happy. I can care less the name of the school... what counts 1. Department of Education recongizes the school 2. Limited debt from the school 3. and get paid after graduation Last note... I have read TONS of reviews about this school... if you really pay attention... they all had some money issue and it seems it can be their issue of not communicating what they wanted to do and what happen. I will never rule that stuff out... the ONLY issue I had with the financial department... My rep knew I am VET, but never told me about the Post 911. So I spent 2 years paying out of pocket. But now my GI Bill pays for it all. Also, I have a ton of employment oppertunites... once I graduate. I have at least 50 job oppertunities that pays at least $50,000... I cant wait to finish. So, at this present time... I feel its worth it... at least in this degree program. .... I still have one more month left... anything can happen."
1.0 out of 5 stars
HAte South University - 9/4/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have been going to South University for about 3 in a half maybe 4 months now. I can't never get in touch with my finance counselor about my school check or anything. After a month of going to South my counselors stop calling and returning calls I really hate South its not as good as they make it sounds so I'm going to transfer to another college like ASAP..."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/20/2015
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Graduation Year: 2015
"Fairly new program, so there were inconsistencies between my class and the class before and after us. They did not help us to find preceptors. Overall an "okay" experience."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great program - 6/30/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"I have had great guidance and financial counselors. The instructors have been supportive in the program. I would encourage anyone who has an Associate Degree and wants to continue to get there BSN to attend South University. The only down fall the at graduation in Savannah. They did not have everything prepared for each person like a packet with cords according to an individuals GPA, Honor Society and Presidental Honors. A person had to ask about the different cords to make sure they had everything that should be awarded on their graduation day. The graduation ceremony was ran smoothly and productive event. I am thrilled to say I am a graduate from South University."
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!!!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Michele Vincent - 5/1/2015
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2009
"I went to South University. I was lied to about job placement rates, price, and accreditation. Whistleblower Jason S showed ample proof EDMC was committing fraud and abuse on their students. I myself was signed up for courses I never took. R.I.P. Corinthian Colleges. Long live EDMC. I could start a lemonade stand with better accreditation than EDMC schools."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jessica - 8/18/2014
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"South University is the most wonderful college to attend. Since 2011 I was accepted and have been pursuing my BA in Psychology. The college has been wonderful allowing me help to achieve success to advance and secure my future. The academic staff is wonderful providing a path to help guide you from one class to an other and allowing you extra help along the way. The financial staff helps you to apply to student aid, scholar ships, and loans to help you along your journey. The class offered on line allow you to learn just as much if not more information about Psychology and the founding father's who have provided their excellent experiences through experiments and life dedication. Psychology is a full filling field allowing all students a chance to learn at their own pace from the comfort of their own homes or from a classroom setting. My experience has been wonderful, therefore, I would encourage others to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams as well as at south University."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Ana Robles - 8/6/2014
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I been a student at south university for about two years now. Because of the fact that I can take my classes on line I been able to continue with my education. Being a mother and caretaker of 6 children"
5.0 out of 5 stars
TDAILY - 8/5/2014
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013
"South University Online is structured to meet every student need with easy navigation, high-quality curriculum, supportive staff, and extensive tools and resources that extend beyond graduation."