Student & Graduate Reviews
Iraq & Afghanistan Veteran - 3/13/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2007
"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."
SF - 1/21/2020
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2022
"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 - 11/19/2019
Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
EJ - 4/25/2019
Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
Amria Gordon - 10/11/2017
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
Nathan Feder - 6/26/2017
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
Leah - 2/18/2017
Degree: Science & Math
Graduation Year: 2016
"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. - 2/17/2017
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
Student - 5/10/2016
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."