Thomas Edison State University Reviews

3.41 out of 5 stars
(80 Reviews)
  • Trenton (NJ)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,967
70% of 80 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 80 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Jaime Quinones - 10/28/2020
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 1998
"Great educational environment. Excellent academic institution. Pro Veterans, assisting with tuition and educational resources both online and hybrid coursework. Proactive professors with years of knowledge in their fields, providing great education. Thank you very much."
2.2 out of 5 stars
Residency Requirement Fee - 10/1/2020
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2020
"I enrolled at this college to complete the last 15 credits of my bachelors. The school itself was fine, I was only there because I needed my bachelors degree to practice my trade (completed at a different school) in New Jersey. I was not informed until after I completed 15 credits, and only received an E-mail after it was too late to sign up for more classes, that if you do not sign up for 16 credits minimum there is a residency requirement fee in which you have to pay $3,000 if you use less than 16 credits from Thomas Edison. Not only was the person who I called to discuss the fee with extremely rude, the counselor who had helped me with the admissions process claimed she usually tells people about this but must have forgotten to mention it to me. The only way I would have known about this fee is if I read the hundreds of pages of course catalog, and even then I would have had to narrow in on one small paragraph which discusses the residency requirement fee. I wanted to write this review in case anyone else has a similar experience. If I had known about the fee I would have taken the one extra credit and saved myself thousands of dollars."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Mark - 3/11/2020
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2012
"First off, tuition itself is way too high. The "college" is a waste of time AND money------and in the end, you wlll have a tough time getting a job, No employer will hire a graduate from a diploma mill as Thomas EDison, already top heavy with administration that fires its mentors on whim with the aid of a fake assistant dean who cares more about her salary than students OR mentors. Nor does she understand that her position doesn't hold a candle to a dean's position at Penn State or NYU for that matter. If your grades are average, you'll more likely to be accepted at Thomas Edison than NYU or PennState. Mentors are frequently assigned to students who want, but canlt earn A;s"
4.6 out of 5 stars
KS - 3/9/2020
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019
"TESU accepted my previous credits and allowed me to test out of a number of classes. The classes that I took online were interesting and I felt like I learned a lot. The professors were always willing to provide guidance and were readily available. I would highly recommend TESU."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Sunshine93 - 2/25/2020
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2020
"Now that I am done with my program, I can give an honest review. Just like others stated, if your just looking for an accredited degree to put on your resume then this is the way to go. I was going to get both my Associates and Bachelors, but I don’t think I can last another two years. Thankfully, TESU is accredited, and recognized by others colleges in NJ, so my Associates was accepted at Rutgers University and I will be finishing my bachelors with them 100% online as well. PRO:I like that a new semester start every month, so it makes it Quicker to finish the program . CON: you only get a week off before you start another semester. For me, that is not enough time . You will get burnt out quickly and I end up taking a few months off because I need time off so get a mental break. PRO:A lot of the mentors are VERY flexible with the late policy. I’ve submitted papers 1-2 weeks late with no penalties, long as I communicated beforehand. CON: Some of these mentors TAKE FOREVER to grade assignments. I mean how am I suppose to correct any problems I have, if I don’t the first one back until assignment 4. CON: Also, the content was extremely boring. Unless your a humanities major , the general education classes can be BORING and not interesting. I prefer projects over writing a paper every week. Which literally, it seems all the class are just papers and discussion forums. They just started adding PowerPoints which I throughly enjoyed because I’m the creative type. CON:They need to get rid of ProctorU, the worse proctoring service ever. I’m not comfortable with a live person staring at me, and it takes them FOREVER to set up. If your test is at 10:00am don’t expect to start until 10:30. Half the representatives don’t speak English well so be VERY PATIENT. CON: The study guides for the exams are horrible. Very Proud so your not sure what to focus on. Some instances, there were questions on the test that I didn’t recall even being in the study guide. Basically, you’ll have to memorize the entire book to pass :/"
1.4 out of 5 stars
John - 12/17/2019
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2019
"Not a great university. I had been to several colleges before Thomas Edison. The only things I liked about the school were the cost, the number of credits that could be transferred in and the fact that new classes begin every month. The quality of instruction was poor; my professors did not explain assignments even when asked and rarely provided feedback. The classes were brutal (expect lots of “busy” work). The college also does not have a career center to advise students when they graduate. I had a mental health disability while attending Thomas Edison, and had to petition the disability office to accommodate me. I did not feel like I learned anything at Thomas Edison that I could not read in a book. In my opinion, this college is a degree mill and should be treated as such. If you want to actually learn from your class materials and teachers and be in an engaging classroom, I highly recommend you go somewhere else. If you want a fast degree and don’t really care about education, this is the place for you."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ian S - 12/17/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2020
"The perfect blend of independent study, challenging courses, and seasoned professors and mentors that navigate you to favorable outcomes! If you’re willing and able to invest the time, hard work, and dedication, you will champion the effort and triumph with success."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Harold - 11/21/2019
Degree: Aviation
Graduation Year: 2019
"This school was very military friendly and easy to navigate the portal, the coursework was challenging but didn’t provide a heavy load and worked well with my work schedule. I would highly recommend this school to anyone seeking a degree in any field. Most of my colleagues agree."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Steven Hensley - 10/16/2019
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 1998
"Previously, I had attended two other state schools and the curriculum kept changing. Very frustrating. The TESU advisor lined up the classes, I completed them, and that was that. The instruction was solid and substantive. My schedule included a lot of travel and TESU was able to accommodate that. Even to the point of having tests proctored in the libraries of other state universities. If you want a degree and are willing to work for it, TESU is the school."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Casey - 7/31/2019
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019
"TESU is a great school. Now that the EET program is ABET accredited it allows most individuals to apply for their EIT after taking the FE. This will help you with the certification of becoming a professional engineer. This is a regionally accredited university that is non-profit."
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