Touro College Reviews

  • 55 Reviews
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,550
100% of 55 students said this degree improved their career prospects
76% of 55 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Nor
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2021
  • Degree: Education
"This school has some good things about it. Among these pros are the helpful Professors and the small class sizes that enable you to establish close, personal connections. Also, if you hold a Level three Teaching Assistant license, attending Touro College is a must! First, Touro College is accepted by the New York State Education Department Ofice of Teaching, which approves any academic credits you obtain. For every three credits you receive, it is worth 45 CTLE towards your license. This is crucial to anyone who holds a teaching license. Lastly, you will receive a great education, but you will establish your goals in obtaining your degree in education."
Barbara
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2020
  • Degree: Special Education
"I would highly recommend this program to others interested in education. The professors have always been helpful and guided me when I needed. Advising is iffy but far from terrible, they seem to be under staff in this area. However, they have been helpful enough and they are very nice. I have never been treated rudely in any way. I love this school and enjoyed my time here and will return for additional certifications."
Iraq & Afghanistan Veteran
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The Touro College and University System is an Excellent School! Coursework is more strenuous then the courses I took at Georgia Military college or at Thomas Edison State College. I finished my Business degree in 2007, That being said, I think that Touro is a very good value for the money."
Advanced Year Student
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2020
  • Degree: Social Work
"Touro College Graduate School of Social Work provides an excellent education for their Master's level. A lot of my professors (such as Professor J. Harris, Dr. Krantz, Dr. Kennedy, Professor Kwong, Professor Tzipora Shub, Professor Edwards-Miller, Professor Harry Schiffman, Professor Samet, and Professor J. Royal) were extremely knowledgeable in their fields, encouraged questions/discussion and were fair graders which made the quality of the academics at Touro superb. Having Dr. Krantz for both Foundations of Social Work classes and Clinical Social Work for Individuals along with Professor Shub for Human Behavior 3 (Psychopathology), and the required field placements really prepared me for a career in social work. The 31st street campus looks a lot better than their previous location on 23rd street and the classrooms are spacious. For Fieldwork, it is highly recommended that you have some experience beforehand because the field instructors at the field placements (who work with students from various schools) do not like it when interns don't have previous experience and who get easily over-whelmed even in your first year. Otherwise, the field instructors and Task Supervisors (if you have one) will give you a bad review and make things awkward for you when your Field Liaison from Touro comes to visit you at the Field Placement. Try getting some volunteer experience or try getting your BSW before you apply for an MSW program so that you are well-prepared for completing the internship requirements of the MSW Program. The Field Placements are intense. You really need to know what you are doing and if the field instructor at the field placement senses that you are lost all the time or ask too many questions, they will either let you know or inform your field liaison without your knowledge until your field liaison brings it up to you. Also, the supporting staff/directors are excellent and always have their doors open if you have any issues completing the MSW Program. Good luck to future students!"
SF
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2020
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"I would not recommend this school to a dog. I’m convinced 10 people work here, none of who are ever available . I’m in an online program not a on campus student who opted to take online courses yet no one is ever available for assistance like I was lead to believe. You receive a response from the help desk before your advisor if ever. When you reach out to the chair she doesn’t help either. You’ll receive 10 responses while enrolling but 1 every 3 months once you’re actually in the program."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2019
  • Degree: Instructional Technology
"Being a former high school classroom teacher, I saw educational technology as the future of the profession and education. Technology is a part of education that will never go away. It was a no brainer for me to pursue a degree that prepares me for a career in educational technology to improve the technology experience for teachers and students as well as learn how these programs are made to gain stronger skills that are valuable in dozens of industries. In New York City, there are less that half a dozen masters programs for educational technology. Being that Touro is one of the cheapest as well as one of the most flexible, this was a good choice at first to transition from social studies education to technology. I saw that on their website for instructional technology that they can prepare me for my career goals and I felt confident at first in their program. Once I got into it however, I found the school unorganized, the corporate trainer track felt like there was no true goal with the program, the campus/ library was virtually nonexistent, the classes did not feel rigorous and felt easier than any 100 level undergrad class I have taken. I was even given the wrong advisor and emailed him for help in the program and was accused and the people from Touro were disrespectful and unprofessional. Later on, I didn't even know anything about registering for fall classes. I can't talk about all the professors and I can tell that the professors that I had and experienced did care about the education of their students and did build a foundation that I need to transfer to a new school and program. I did like that the school did give me a chance where other places did not, however it feels that this school accepts anyone with a pulse. As for being a Jewish school, I found the amount of days off being more of a burden on my education than a benefit. The school was virtually closed for a month and that break did more damage to my education for taking such a long break from learning and maintaining information. I would rather be somewhere where the learning momentum continues through the entire semester. Now that it is November, I feel that professors are rushing in information for the last full month of the semester that could have been covered in October over time. Touro is a place that can give anyone a chance, but not a place that can fully prepare you for your career. It is very easy to get high grades in this program which can help with transferring to a better school. I wish this program could be broken up more as well as be more specific. The courses they offer are very unorganized and definitely hard to navigate what courses will be beneficial to your career path. I feel this program is trying to accomplish more than it can handle and the students at the end of the day will suffer in not being prepared for their career."
AJP
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
"So I am now almost 6 years removed from completing my Graduate degree in social work at this school. I am practicing as a psychotherapist, teaching as an adjunct in some local universities, and I am also currently completing another graduate program to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I feel I have enough experience and time within this field to make a fair review of my experience of this program. I also have now been given insight at how some other schools run their programs and have some points of reference Pros: The program clearly meets the standard to take appropriate licensing board exams, and does make very strong attempts to ensure that their students pass. The program is clearly accredited with the CSE so there are absolutely no concerns about the state not feeling that the program qualifies as a legitimate program. There are multiple different tracks and scheduling times to accommodate students. The program also is fair to students, I always felt that professors wanted their students to succeed while in the program. I also felt that the program also held students accountable to maintain a certain caliber of academic ability and did not simply just pass students through the program in order to continue collecting tuition. I never felt at odds with administration, mistreated by any of their staff, and genuinely felt that the professor cared about the field. Cons: A glaring significant issue is the inherent lack of emphasis on the clinical side of social work. The program is essentially a training regiment for future psychotherapists. Never once throughout my entire time in two years of my education did I even open the DSM-IV. This is flatly irresponsible for any institution that is training mental health professionals to do. A day after receiving a degree it is extremely possible for a recent social work graduate to be working at a mental health clinic whose responsibilities and expectations would easily include evaluating, diagnosing, and developing treatment recommendations with the DSM as a source guide to understand patient's presentation. No education AT ALL was given to diagnostic criteria. No technical guidance or practice was made available or even expressed to us as a discipline requiring practice. The program offers a few clinical orientation class options, but there was little emphasis on developing a clinical orientation and theoretical foundation to help guide interventions. The program was still relatively new at the time and was still getting on its feet, but I honestly felt cheated in my education when I saw student I am teaching now working on diagnostic understanding of Bi-polar disorder, and identifying understanding criteria for personality disorders. I say this with no hesitations regarding the belief that all students coming out of these programs have significant more work and experience needed in order to become a truly competent therapist, but this program ignored basic technical requirements of the profession and set me back professionally at the onset of my career."
EJ
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2019
  • Degree: Instructional Technology
"Touro was an easy choice for me because I wanted to do a Master's in Instructional Technology in New York City. There are only a handful of schools offering this degree - which is odd because it's useful in both business and education. The prices can't be beaten and I think the school really puts in a great effort to help its students navigate the job market during and after their time there. If I had one complaint it would be that they don't vet the students attending enough - but I suppose having intellectual diversity is sometimes helpful in some ways. However, it did make me aware that I was in a non-prestigious program at times and I find myself not wanting to tell colleagues where I got my Master's. I suppose that's my own issue though. In truth, Touro got the job done. It's not particularly competetive, but it is a school that will work for you and you get your money's worth in my opinion."
Hey
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2018
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The New York campus is a joke. The physical therapy department needs serious renovations, the equipment is ancient, the bathrooms are disgusting, and there was never a quiet room to study. Lazy, rude, incompetent staff - especially the financial aid office. Self-absorbed, condescending, arrogant professors who can?t teach and who play favorites - they are definitely not there to help you if you don?t constantly kiss up to them. They had no trouble failing a third of the class out, some people over 1 or 2 points. The education was also subpar, I felt like I had to reteach myself a lot for my clinicals and for the boards. They waste your time with irrelevant, useless classes and assignments and don?t spend nearly as much time teaching you actual physical therapy techniques. Overall, do yourself a favor and don?t go to this school."
Amria Gordon
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Touro college is a private college that caters to all students. They offer a wide variety of majors and encourages their students to make use of the school's resources. Touro assists their students in understanding their majors, the jobs and careers associated with them. They also offer tutoring, group and one on one's."
Miller
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2017
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"I have learned a great deal at Touro College in Manhattan were I will graduate with a daul degree Early Childhood/ Special Education. I've worked with children for over 30 years and want to learn the current strategies and new techniques in teaching."
Nathan Feder
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Although Touro College is primarily a Jewish college, the college is privileged to have diverse staff members and student body. Touro College has several campuses in several locations throughout New York City, the United States, and internationally including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Kew Garden, Kew Garden Hills, Long Island, Los Angeles, and Bay Shore. The academic schedule allows Jewish students to take off from courses for Jewish holidays without missing classes. I would recommend Touro College especially for Jewish students."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It was great overall experience. I learned everything I needed to know to enter my profession with confidence."
Alex
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Law
"Great faculty who really care about their students and will do whatever they can to help you network into local opportunities. The school has amazing opportunities within Suffolk and Nassau County, but limited rich into NYC and beyond. Great clinical programs and practical experience within the curriculum."
Christina David
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: School Psychology
"Due to low enrollment, the School Psychology Program is discontinuing and no longer taking new students. The student to teacher ratio was great because of this however, they lacked organization. The professors I have had were very knowledgeable in the field and I learned much from them thus far."
Leah
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2017
  • Degree: Science & Math
"I attended Touro College of New York for my Freshman year. Coming from a most school it was a great fit for me. The class sizes are smaller allowing a better opportunity to learn. This also allowed me to connect better with those in my class, many of whom were on the same career tract. The professors in the school were also very involved. The classes were very straight forward yet remained challenging. Overall, it was a great experience and the night classes allowed me to study while maintaining a job."
C. K.
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Touro College is a private Jewish college that allowed me the comfort of my upbringing while providing a quality higher education. I believe that this balance is what encouraged me to begin my higher education and continued to help me excel. However, choosing to follow my dreams in an environment that encompassed and accommodated my religious lifestyle came with a price tag. Tuition is very expensive for a school that I felt did not offer the services that should come along with exclusivity and personal attention in a private college. I made Deans List almost every semester and graduated Magna Cum Laude but the scholarships associated with academic excellence are hard to come by and relatively meager. Student services is lacking. I mention this with disclosure that there were several professor and department chairs that went out of their way. I have personal relationships with several faculty members that have extended passed graduation because they have a sincere love for teaching and pride in their students success. However, I feel that the school student services department, student advisement and career advisement were not readily available and were ill informed. I am furthering my education and was accepted to the school of my choice but unfortunately I don't feel like I share this accomplishment with my alma mater. Touro College allowed me to see my own potential in academics, appreciate my commitment to education, and realize that perseverance comes from within. Some of the lessons I learned shed a negative light on Touro College but the lessons carried me thus far so if I could do it again I don't know if I would change my decision when making my choice for undergrad."
Sel Belgrave
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Education
"What I really liked is the professors willingness to help with all that was needed. One did not have to feel embarrassed when a problem comes up-just go speak about it with the staff. Additionally, the academics really prepared me for my future work as a clinician. One thing to work on is better sites for clinical experiences"
Student
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2016
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"This school is absolutely terrible. It is over-priced and you get nothing for it. You also get a breakdown of the costs ie books and lab fees but they don't supply you with either of those things. You have teachers that read off slides with exception of a few. Be prepared to teach yourself. Also take note that teachers don't stay teaching there. RED FLAG. All exams are on the ipad and timed so if you need extra time good luck with that. The faculty are not supportive of the students. If you fail a course in 1st semester and then 2nd beware that they will make you start from the beginning and make you audit the entire semester and retake classes below a B-. Be skeptical of the 100 pass rate and that they were on probation. Another RED FLAG. Wish I went to another school I got into but I already gave them 1500 to save my seat."
Samari Khalife
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2016
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"Touro is an amazing program located in the heart of New York City. As a graduate program faculty strives to really help its students succeed. The faculty are all currently practicing Physician Assistant's so they really try to show their students what is currently in practice."