The Wright Institute Reviews

  • 2 Reviews
  • Berkeley (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $36,400
0% of 2 students said this degree improved their career prospects
0% of 2 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Graduate
  • Reviewed: 11/23/2019
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"This program has some good instructors and classes. Unfortunately, there are also instructors who are lazy. Too lazy to mark up papers and return them to the students, so instead, they give mystery grades without context. As a result, there is no learning effect but it seems like busy work. Multiple choice exams are popular as easy to score. Some instructors will return them so students can learn from their mistakes, others sum up the most common mistakes, others just tell you your grade. Quite frustrating to pay a lot of money, study and then be left not knowing what one doesn’t know. The rational given is that otherwise instructors can’t resume the same test again and again. Who is the customer here? In one class I took, we had multiple assignments and a multiple choice at the end. We received no break down of the final grade or even a grade for the final exam, just one single class grade. No results shared on the final either. The program director ones told us that most students get As and you should be concerned if you don’t. And there is a minimum average grade to graduate. I can’t help but feel that not sharing grades might have helped massage some students average grade and helped everybody graduate. It seems one can pass this program with minimal effort as some students told me they did none of the reading."
ExStudent
  • Reviewed: 11/23/2019
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"This program is run like a business; profit appears to be the main goal while creating a positive atmosphere is secondary. Don’t confuse the Wright’s Masters program with its Psy.D. Program. They are in different locations with separate staff and leadership. I left the masters program traumatized by multiple events that the school handled very poorly, or rather didn’t handle. The program teaches the values of restorative justice but in theory only. Conflicts are dealt with by sending students to the program director and trying to intimidate students into submission. Threats include telling students they are not fit to be therapists and by shaming them or questioning there judgement. I felt treated like a child at times. When a student had a psychotic break and pretended to be an active shooter with a fake gun, many students were shocked and felt unsafe. The school punished students who stayed home after the event, counting it as an unexcused absence that negatively affected grades. Students never got resolution and no safety measures were implemented, even though the police was involved and the student likely owned a real gun. Academically, I feel I learned a lot but that’s not good enough for me for a psychology program. I wish I had picked a different school. Once you start a program, it’s almost impossible to switch schools without starting anew and financial loss. I can’t recommend this school that left me feeling violated and like a paycheck for the school."