Trident University International Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (29)
I did a lot of research prior to selecting Trident. Additionally, I talked with an individual who obtained his BS and MS from Trident. You need a lot of self-discipline to attend "ANY" online school. If you don't have that, then don't attend because you will fail. Two years and seven months later I graduated with my BS in Leadership. This accomplishment was the last item on my bucket list so I had a lot of determination. The school was great, the professors were great, I had no major issues. The school is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission. Did I mention this is the same accreditation as Stanford and Berkley. Enough said.
I can only assumes that those who are providing poor review are the ones who think the classes are easy but still cannot pass that class. Trident is easy if you stay focused and do your due diligence. The quality of education provided cannot be compared to regular onsite University and top universities like TAMU and UTA in Texas. This class and courses are specially designed to those people who have busy schedule and would like to study during free time. I am not a very big fan of online class but education that been provided here have positively impacted my life.
Great school!!!! I loved the flexibility and how the professors continuously challenged me with the curriculum . Everyone from the student advisor Stephanie who stayed with me throughout my entire degree to each professor had the highest level of professionalism and was prompt with responding back. I have been in the military for over 20 years and this was a great way to have flexibility and earn my degree. I can't say enough great things about my experience with TUI and how this has help make me successful in HRM field. I have already been offered GOOD jobs after retirement from the military. Like I stated above great school and thank you TUI staff for everything.
Valuable instruction, challenging professors and course work, and always with a focus on preparing me to succeed. I felt fully prepared to hit the ground running leading up to graduation. Also had excellent support from all TUI support staff and administration. I would highly recommend TUI!!
Excellent MBA program. You must be self-motivated, but the classes are interesting and the interaction with other students and the professors are certainly valuable. While TUI isn't a top tier, highly recognized school, I feel that the program has certainly been worth the time and effort to complete!
After receiving my BSCS from Trident, I decided to continue on for a MSITM. The level of effort required didn't change from BS to MS. The courses were 12 weeks long, with each course being broken up between 5 modules (expected to take 2 weeks each). Each module has a "Case" assignment (2-3 page paper), a "Session Long Project" (4-5 page paper), and a "Threaded Discussion" (a couple sentence blog post). I would describe the level of effort required to pass each course as minimal to marginal. There are no books, fees, group work, late grades, midterms, or finals. There are also times where the instructor ghosts on you for weeks at a time. One 500-level course had several assignments ungraded throughout the final weeks. During the time I submitted subsequent assignments that didn't meet the instructor's standards, but those were not made known due to the complete lack of feedback on submitted assignments. I was given a high C, which I officially challenged. The grades on several assignments were reversed due to the lack of feedback from the professor and I ended up with a low A. While this was the worst case of a lack of interaction with a professor I encountered over my 4 years with Trident, the general problem of response timeliness wasn't uncommon. The curriculum/syllabuses need refreshing, as many of the assignments have spelling/grammatical errors and/or reference URLs that no longer exist. Although I've been an IT professional for 20y+, I don't feel that education offered much more than several targeted Google searches would have provided. This review isn't intended to be negative as I understood what I was going to the school for, the end result of a degree... I just wanted to allow others to have a realistic expectation of the education provided. Students this college is good for: * Can motivate & self-pace to stay on the suggested assignment submittal timeframes * Enjoys writing papers (I'd comfortably guess 80% of assignments are strictly essays without technical data/programming required) * Won't have peoples' lives depending on the quality of the education provided (e.g. doctor/nurse/pharmacist) * Who have busy schedules and might need to turn in all the assignments during the last week of the course * People who need a degree to check a box for their career progression (enlisted to officer) * People with TA/GI-Bill Students this college is bad for: * Those who can't manage their time (easy to fall behind without grading penalties looming) * Those who need a lot of teacher/tutor interaction (you won't speak with a teacher unless you directly email them for assistance) * Those who want a quality education that brightens their lives
This college is OK if your a person who loves to write. You don't really get much from writing paper after paper after paper. The problems that I have had is the links supplied sometimes do not exist. The books needed aren't in the library, and good luck with getting in touch with the librarian. She don't respond to emails. The technical classes are nothing but writing papers. As a matter of fact, all the classes are nothing but writing papers. I would recommend looking around first before choosing Trident.
I sought an MBA and found Trident's MSL program to be more appropriate to my career direction. I do not need all the accounting that comes with an MBA and MSL is all about being a leader. In addition Trident is Military Friendly which I knew their programs would work with my extremely busy and taxing schedule as an adult student. Lastly, I compared their learning model to several other online schools and for a masters student this is simply the best one out there. Oh yes, did I mention price. Awesome.
I completed by BSBA with Trident University and I am a current MBA student. I have thoroughly enjoyed my classes, I have become a more proficient academic writer, and I have been able to obtain my degrees without having to go to a traditional classroom (which I much prefer). Despite what some of the other reviews state, I have never experienced anything but professionalism and ease in dealing with the FA department, and I have always had professors who were diligent in replying to any emails I sent them. Overall, I would give this school 5 stars and I would recommend TUI to anyone looking to receive a quality online education.
This school is a joke and a waste of time. The "materials" provided are outdated websites that are irrelevant to the course. (There are not any books despite what the enrollment adviser stated). I submitted my assignments according to the syllabus and professor requirements, but still found myself receiving poor grades for not following the instructions. When I would email the professors they would either fail to respond or send a screen shot of the syllabus (that I had originally followed). The last class I took at the "university" the professor informed me that he had never had an issue in his class over x amount of years so there was no way there was an issue now. At this point he refused to answer any of my emails. I filed many complaints and disputed grades, but it did nothing except waste my time. I discussed my problems with my academic adviser and she stated that she gets several complaints everyday about these issues but the university will not do anything about them. Possibly because they are money hungry. Which brings me to the fact that I had to take out a student loan for personal reasons. Months had passed so I checked my account and it showed that I had an available balance which was received two months prior. I contacted the financial aid department and they said that there was no money in my account. Two hours later they "just received" my funds and sent them out fourteen days later. The funny thing is that I have proof that the money was there months prior. If there was a legitimate reason for holding it why would they lie? I will accept "we hold it for processing purposes". IF a "university" blatantly lies to me even though I have proof it makes me question every aspect of the school. I recently transferred from Trident to finish my degree and I have not had ANY problems. I wish I would have been forewarned about this pathetic excuse of a school before I wasted so much valuable time and money.