Thomas Edison State University Reviews

  • 81 Reviews
  • Trenton (NJ)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,967
70% of 81 students said this degree improved their career prospects
62% of 81 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Don't understand
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Do not apply for the MSN program at this school. The advisors are not for the students. The mentors are racist and will push you out the class by giving you low grades on everything. Please Stay Away!!! It will save you many sleepless nights and tears."
Mr. Rambone
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"The school at times can be a mess. If you are aggressive, problems are solvable, but you have to be persistent and do your best to get in touch with the right person. The courses themselves weren't so bad. Mentors ranged from helpful to marginally available. Courses were good. A lot of work, but most teachers had fairly liberal grading policies. --The school has potential, but needs administrative reform! -The reason I recommend it because its a State run school, so respectable, and affordable..."
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I was an online student but everything I experienced was good. The advisors and support people were very prompt and helpful."
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  • Reviewed: 6/29/2015
  • Degree: Military Science
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Worst school I attended. They screw you over left and right. I finished classed in May but couldn't graduate until September. My financial aid was also messed up by the school. The classes are poor at best. The worst part is I can't apply to graduate school until after I graduate."
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
  • Degree: Hospitality Management
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"This school prides itself on its flexible schedules for those working, its economically friendly tuition plans, and its helpful mentors. In reality, the mentors punish you for having a full time job and I have even had some professors take off 10% per day that submissions were late - not very flexible or understanding, The tuition plans are great if you plan on paying for school out of pocket. If you plan on using financial aid, beware.. They basically set you up for failure. Your comprehensive tuition plan covers up to 36 credit hours in a year but their financial aid terms only allow you to take courses during the months the aid is dispersed. This mean over 3 disbursement months, you have to take 4 classes. That is completely unmanageable if you have a full time job. This school is a joke. Not only do their so called helpful advisers not call you when asked or answer emails, when you do finally get a hold of them, they are extremely rude."
Truth in person
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2015
  • Degree: Animal Training
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I had no problems with Thomas Edison until my Liberal Arts Capstone. Thomas Edison has some very poor mentors, in some cases downright racist. I had one mentor who would hang up in the middle of calls, leave disparaging remarks in my private forum etc. When I brought this to the attention of the mentor board, nothing was done, except my submissions suddenly began to get very low scores. I would rate this school extremely high when it comes to price and credit transfer. They are way ahead of any other college I know of. But the student protection against bad teachers is not great."
Melissa RN
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2015
  • Degree: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I completed my BA through TESC with absolutely no problems. It was a really smooth transition and they let me transfer 80 credits from other colleges. After I graduated from a 2-year RN program I decided to continue to TESC to obtain my BSN. Again the transition was not bad, and I had no problems with the school. HOWEVER, the graduate nursing program there is AWFUL!. Run while you can. I am telling as many people as possible to find another school for your MSN. First I am in the middle of a new curriculum change so they just add on classes to my degree because they decided to change the program. Fine- I am ok with that, its a learning opportunity. Then I submit my information 2 months in advance for my clinical site. Denied 4 weeks after the deadline. Leaving me no time to find another site. So I wait to apply for the next semester. They have an e-portfolio that you need to complete. Again I am in the middle of a change so the information on the website is incorrect. So this entire time I am uploading documents to a e-portfolio that now I have to re-do because they can't view the old version. Are you kidding? 2 days off work and about 35 hours later I finished it. So I got over that hump. After speaking with the advisor, she tells me everything looks great your ready for your clinical. That was this morning now I receive a rejection letter about how my immunizations are rejected. My immunizations are through the Air Force, there all on one paper. It says that I have a positive titer for Rubella and Varicella. TESC doesn't accept that. Its good enough for the government but not TESC. I get another rejection that says that my physical form is not the correct form.. ARE YOU KIDDING???? It is the form I downloaded off of their website. It says right on it. TESC MSN health physical form. I am now guessing that there probably was a change to the form and that probably is the OLD FORM.. I am so fed up with the entire program! Last semester I take an advance pathophysiology class. I submit my first paper 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Then I submit my second paper on time- still with no grade from 3 weeks ago for the first paper. I submit my third paper on time- still with no grade from the first and second paper. I submit my last paper on time- NO GRADES YET.. Well the class ends and I STILL HAVE NO GRADES.. I have been emailing the professor to make sure she received the papers.. she says oh yeah just haven't had time to grade them.. REALLY?? THEN DON"T TEACH THE CLASS!!!! So 5 days after the end of the class I email the nursing department. This is unacceptable,, etc. They email me back and say that the professor has up until 10 days after the end of class to submit all grades.. Really? The professor provides no feedback for an entire semester and that is acceptable? This is just the start of the B.S with this program.. DO NOT APPLY HERE!!!! Find another school. Really.."
  • Reviewed: 11/15/2014
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I finished in 2012 my BABS degree. I found the classes good. I had finish my associates degree at a local college in 2002. The degree helped me to get a better job and make more money. I had already had a job in the accounting field but was going know where with out the four year degree. It was reasonable price."
Mr. D. Hines
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2014
  • Degree: Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"The Applied Science and Technology degree programs at TESC are challenging as with other accredited engineering programs. The Technical Studies degree prepares students for a variety of engineering and technical related occupations. The school also offers a graduate degree in Technical Studies which further enhances undergrad engineering coursework. Students who enjoy more than one area of engineering will benefit from this program of study. TESC is growing and continues to attract students, why? Flexibility, cost, and quality of instruction."
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2014
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  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I was not sure what to expect from the school when I started. I had a couple instructors that were not the greatest, but overall it was a good program. And problems I had, while attending, were take care of very rapidly. The professors cared and took an real interest in the students. I could call or email them. It was worth the time and money spent. I feel like I learned a lot of information helpful to my field. Currently, I'm attending Walden and it has not been the same experience."