Southern California University of Health Sciences Reviews

  • 9 Reviews
  • Whittier (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,150
33% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
22% of 9 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Disappointed
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2022
  • Degree: Biology
"Took the accelerated science courses here. It was so expensive and my lecture course was missing more than half the lectures and posted YouTube videos. Did they even get permission to use the YouTube videos? I guess I shouldn’t expect lectures in a lecture course."
Mariah Jemmings
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2021
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"One word...RUN!!! DO NOT SPEND ANY OF YOUR TIME OR MONEY HERE! THEY ARE A SCAM! I had the same experience as the others who gave poor reviews, the admissions department made promises that were NOT kept. They decided to wait until mid-semester to tell me I wasn't actually approved for aid there, so I withdrew. They're now coming after me to pay them all the tuition. And the financial aid department refuses to communicate with me despite my 10+ emails and phone calls over months. I am supposed to be going to finish my bachelor's degree at another school so I can finally apply to medical school (which is due to another promise they did not keep). DO NOT GO HERE unless you'd like to have your dreams put on hold and have an incompetent staff charge you thousands of dollars due to their lack of communication."
Jane
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2021
  • Degree: Biology
"THIS PLACE IS A SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every single one of what these people have to say, are telling you the truth. This was the most horrible experience I have ever had. I wish I had read these reviews before paying $2,000. I am a straight A student B E F O R E having come here. I needed one more class to obtain my degree, but got pregnant, and wanted to finish before my baby gets here which is the only reason why I decided to go this route. I have done nothing, but study every single day for the past three weeks, and the tests are SO confusing you wont pass, you wont. I even have talked to the director of the science department, and nothing has been resolved. Everyone in my class is on the verge of getting D's. Please go elsewhere."
RUN
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2020
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
"Avoid this school. Just run. I paid over $2000 for an accelerated course and once it began, the professor wouldn’t respond to me to answer questions about assignments that were due that same day. After a few more issues with the class, I asked for my money back within the appropriate drop period and was more or less accused of never paying. The staff is unhelpful, they don’t return calls and they make you feel (shame you) as if you’re the one at fault for not accepting their subpar program. This school is to be avoided. Don’t fall for it. I’m so angry about the way I have been treated (dismissed) that I wanted to share my experience. Getting into school is stressful enough. It’s not ok that this school takes advantage of hardworking people who are desperately trying to improve their lives by obtaining credits to apply for professional health programs. If you’re going to charge this much money for one 5 week course, you better hold up your end of the bargain. If you’re a student, my advice is to run in the other direction. Find the course somewhere else."
TR
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2020
  • Degree: Science & Math
"AVOID--Very expensive for the sub-par instructors (they use graduates of these abbreviated programs and recent grad students as instructors). Their "Accelerated Science" courses are a complete waste of time and money; you will not retain any of the info. that you learn and the courses are pretty much useless... Instructor actually advised class to discard the provided text because "It will confuse you". Take the advice of many--MANY past students who are frustrated and look elsewhere."
quackquack
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"Run away from this school as if your life depended on it. They advertise it so well and it is not at all what it is cracked up to be. The administration as well as the professors are completely incompetent and extremely disorganized. So much so that half of the students in my program (started with 12) dropped out because of so many issues. Good luck getting any help or ahold of anyone as you throw thousands of dollars away. The only people that end up going to SCUHS are those that are so desperate to get a degree that they will pay into it and suffer through it. Even still, it is not worth it! You won't learn anything and you will be frustrated and disappointed. I don't recommend it in the slightest. I honestly feel a responsibility to post this just for the sake of other potential students. I have been to two community colleges and one other 4 year university and they were SOO much better. I am now so grateful for all the other schools I have been to because nothing even comes close to how terrible SCUHS is."
MooMoo2000
  • Reviewed: 12/11/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I have a love hate relationship with SCUHS. If you are lucky to have a good instructor for one of your courses, consider yourself very fortunate because most of them are terrible. The good professors always leave ASAP. There is high turnover in with the instructors and staff. In just 2 years I have watched the dean of my college be replaced twice. The chair of the department was fired (who was actually very good) and replaced with a complete idiot. SCU's bottom line is to make as much money as possible. They do not care about the students beyond keeping them so the school makes money. I have watched so many students cheat and nothing changes. Also, every semester the SCU financial aid department screwed up my financial aid and 4-5 other students I know. Most of my class hate the dean and department chair because they are ineffective."
Robert
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The Sciences Classes and Preparation for NBCE I is quite rigorous. The rest of the program is what you make of it, it will be dependent on the amount of effort you are willing to put in and where you intend to practice. Most of the faculty are both knowledgeable and approachable. If you are looking for a career as a Chiropractor I believe, this is your best choice for a science based education."
Simone Jordan
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I feel like my school is top notch in integrative health. The students all feel like family and the faculty really want you to succeed. The financial aid office is not very good in where this is a very expensive school and loans are not enough especially when living alone."