University of the Rockies Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (13)
Being a part of the University of the Rockies' Master's and Doctoral programs has been life-changing in a positive way. My professors, advisors, access wellness, and support staff have been wonderful. My life has been enriched by each one. The knowledge gained through coursework, and interacting with fellow students online and in residency, has inspired and enlightened my life. The university's motto: Rise Above is appropriate. I have been given hope, tools, and wings. Thank you.
The best university there is! The curriculum is awesome and the professors are excellent. The professors won't give you easy A's. Hard work and dedication are the main requisites to succeed. No excuses. Thank you UoR! I won't regret the opportunity of being under your wing. The academic atmosphere is intellectually stimulating.
I had an amazing experience at this university. The majority of the professors were extremely competent and qualified to be teaching psychology courses. I found the course work challenging, therefore, I had to put a lot of effort into studying and completing assignments on time. I now have a very successful career that is related to my degree.
Do not attend this school. They want your money while they offer a poor education. They are not qualified to educate doctorate level students. They do not follow Title IX mandates and do not care when injustice runs rampant on their campus. Find a state-run school, or at least a for-profit with more foundation. This school is continually changing professors and structure at the expense of students. Terrible experience once Bridgepoint Education took over.
This university is very disorganized and self-serving. I strongly recommend you stay away. I have a 4.0 grade point average and yet I do not recommend this school to anyone interested in receiving a solid education. They have told me "I think it is going to get better" for several years. They have not improved, only deteriorated, and keep changing the expectations. Find a school with some personal history and stability, and one that puts student needs and interests front and center.
I attended UofR from 2009-2013, and was very pleased with the support of the faculty and staff. The program was top notch and challenged me in ways that I could have never imagined. Especially with doctoral-level work, you get out of it only what you put in. Hard work and long hours are required and a doctoral degree is not for everyone [http://www.economist.com/node/17723223]. The research standards are extremely high, and the dissertation process was very rigorous. Overall, I am proud to call myself an alumnus of University of the Rockies and would highly recommend it to anyone!
This was a very good program, rigorous. I especially liked that the work was entirely analytical through papers, no testing. This is more like real life. The professors were, except for one, very capable and supportive, and the interactive student model was very effective in opening up my eyes to different ways of seeing issues. I was well prepared for my future and was employed immediately after my work was completed.
I attended the University of the Rockies from 2005-2010. This institution has consistently been mismanaged and poorly run. Several students were negatively impacted during my time at the University of the Rockies because the school was so poorly managed. In my case, I was not able to complete my degree due to several changes in my dissertation chair, as professors retired, quit and were fired. UoR hired multiple graduates of their PsyD. program to be professors in the same program. This demonstrates their lack of commitment to hiring experienced professors. Other recent graduates were hired into administrative positions, lacking the insights of professionals in higher education administration. Many students attended on the promise that the PsyD. program would become APA accredited... thus far it has not. The University's failure to attain APA accreditation is demonstrative of their lack of a cohesive, functioning administration. UoR even hired an expert to advise them on their application to the APA, the expert advised them to withdraw their self-study as it was so poorly constructed and lacked sufficient data. Further, for several years, the administration of UoR claimed that it was possible to attend the program and work full time. This has proven to be nearly impossible. Classes are offered on the weekend, but practicum, internship and dissertation all require full-time involvement. Due to this requirement, most of the students I saw successfully complete the program were unemployed and were dependent on a spouse for financial support. This fact, combined with the high cost of tuition at the institution results in a very homogeneous student population seriously limiting the diversity of the student body. Not only would I not recommend this institution to anyone else, I think it should be investigated for fraud.
I am currently taking my final course in the University of the Rockies General Psychology Master's Program. Even though this school is expensive, I feel that the quality of my education has been excellent.
When I started my coursework 18 months ago, I made a goal to learn as much as could and I am very happy to say that I have exceeded that goal. I did not expect some of the coursework to be as difficult as it was, but the hard work, stress, and perseverance along with my professors and classmates, made my experience an excellent one.
Some classes were not as difficult and it was easier to relax and learn. Now that I am very near the end of my studies, I can say that I had an excellent experience because I put my heart and soul into everything that I was studying.
I currently taking my 9th class at the University of the Roickies, I have received 3 deserved B's and 6 deserved A's. I have found the instructors to be very competent, knowledgeable and accessible. The school is expensive but I feel I am getting a quality education and I am being challenged to succeed. I would recommend rhis school to others. The staff is very professional as well.