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University of the Rockies Online Reviews

  • 45 Reviews
  • Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
46% of 45 students said this degree improved their career prospects
47% of 45 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Jeff L
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2019
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"If you want more than 60,000 more of debt to get a worthless degree that will not lead to any licensing, by all means. I majored in psychology/conflict resolution and has led me to 0 jobs, and 0 internships. Waste of time and alot of money. Save your time and money. Only consider an MSW or CACREP program"
Tiara R.
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"I graduated in October and all I can say is that the school was great. Staff were wonderful and all of my teachers except for one were helpful. It was difficult at times but I was able to push through. Some of the textbooks were a little outdated and some assignments were beyond old; however, my professors were always current on information and gave enough information for me to learn all I needed. It will not he for everyone but it is a good school. The 6 week courses worked well for me and I like that classes were back-to-back. They are not APA accredited so that may not be appealing to some."
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2018
  • Degree: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
"I see a few bad reviews on this schools, but I am completely satisfied. it is not perfect - I had a couple of marginal educators and some bad experiences with dissertation chairs, but my last one was FANTASTIC. You get out of it what you put into it, I think. Online format demands a great deal of personal responsibility. This is not for everyone, as it is assumed that people who pursue this academic format will take initiative. There is no hand-holding here. It takes drive, commitment, and dedication to complete an education from this school. I got what I put into it, and I am very happy with the education I received. Some people had genuinely bad experiences and I feel for then, but overall I recommend this school."
Andrea C.
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2018
  • Degree: Sports Psychology
"I graduated from University of the Rockies (UoR) in May/2018 and here is my opinion. Six weeks program is a joke. Some professors are good, but the majority does not give feedback on the assignments. I paid over US$ 2,700 for each class, and I did not receive feedback on many of my assignments, just the grade! The textbook choice is terrible. The directions for the assignments are terrible. Students have the right to Do not make any complaint; nobody is going to listen, students are always wrong! I am a transfer student, and my transcripts from the other school were lost in the UoRs office for three months. Only when I got the mailing tracking number from the other schools and asked if my transcripts were misplaced inside the University of the Rockies office, my classes were transferred. However, I received some credits transferred without a description of the courses that would transfer to the University of the Rockies curriculum. During the online classes, students should never cite anything that disagrees with what they are trying to teach. I thought my critical thinking would be appreciated and I was destroyed by my professor who told me You are not a specialist." Neither the professor was a specialist, because I was citing an author who is a research associate at the Harvard Medical School". Different opinions inside the field of psychology are common, but it can be annoying to any professor because it requires time to "teach". Unfortunately, UoR professors are only being paid to grade assignments. UoR is not a place for critical thinking, students should agree with everything they read and receive an A. Also, do not ask questions, Professors are not being paid to teach, they are only being paid to grade assignments, and they will not feed your curiosity. Finally, my last class. My grade was A but somehow it was published as U. I tried to talk to my student advisor; nobody answered my question related to my grade. They assumed I got a U. My professor was the only person trying to help me to fix somebody elses mistake. After my grade change back to A, I celebrated freedom from the terrible school. Then, I received an impolite letter saying that I had an outstanding balance. I checked my account, and I had $32 cents credit (paid extra), no debt! The registrar placed two holds on my account with the excuse that any balance, even a positive one, generates a hold. And I should resolve it to get my degree. How can I remove credit from my account? I cannot remove $32 cents paid extra. UoR employees do not care! They do not apologize! And they do not fix mistakes. When the hold for extra payment was resolved on my account, I received an email explaining that in a few weeks I would receive my official transcripts. Also, in about eight weeks, I would receive my diploma. It was May/2018. In June/2018 the transcripts arrived with mistakes. I transferred credits from two schools, it only lists one, and none of the courses taken at the other schools were listed. Three months later, my diploma never arrived. I called University of the Rockies. The registrar told me the Diploma was mailed on July/2018 and now I should wait eight weeks from July. The registrar told me that the school processes diplomas once a month, which means that my diploma should be mailed in May/2018, but it was impossible due to the University of the Rockies multiple mistakes. Then, my diploma should be mailed in the following month; which was June/2018. Unfortunately, my diploma was processed after the second week of July. Today, three months after my graduation, I still do not have it! University of the Rockies is a joke."
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Is this university perfect? No. Is this a terrible university? Far from it. Everything that I was promised by my admission advisor was delivered. The instructors are exactly what any mature adult expects in a doctoral program. I had two instructors that were a little frustrating to deal with, but a part from that, I had a great experience. My first dissertation chair was terrible, but I asked for a change, and the second one was outstanding. The rest of my dissertation committee were excellent; again we did not always see eye to eye but that's what happen in scholarly exchange. The courses were current and relevant to my degree, and the graduation ceremony was appropriate to match the education level. I would recommend the university who is looking for a flexible course that is worthy, and is up for a rigorous challenge."
Unsatisfied student
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"This school is a scam. I took one class which was paid for by financial aid. I notified my advisor that I wanted to withdraw due to changes in my work schedule. My advisor told me that I was in good standing and owed nothing. When I saw a balance on my account I call financial aid to see why there was a balance, I was told that the school is charging me because I didn't complete 66% of the course. This is not true because I completed the class and received an A. they ate charging me $1021.00. How can they charge me when I completed the class and it was paid for by financial aid. I will see who I can have to talk about this issue. I owe them nothing because I followed the proper protocol as far as withdrawing plus the advisor told me I didn't know anything."
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"I would not recommend this college to anyone! Others have stated it's a scam, which it is. Recruiters tell you anything they think you want to hear. As an older student, I had no background in APA format. When I asked for help in the area, I was instructed to read other articles written in APA and figure it out. I was enrolled in Cultural Diversity with an instructor that had no understanding on my culture; I am from the Appalachian mountains. I felt discriminated against the whole time and expressed this to my counselor. Toward the end of the class, I had a family emergency and called my counselor immediately. I explained the situation and asked if documentation was required; I was told 'no'. Later when I decided to transfer to Liberty University, I was told I needed 'proof' of the medical emergency which was no longer available to me. I was stuck with a bill of over $2,000 which I am stilling trying to pay. It's all about the money folks."
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2017
  • Degree: Sports Psychology
"I would not recommend anyone attend this school online. You don't truly learn APA standard. You end up writing whatever the teacher wants to hear. Advisers act like they care but they don't. They just want you to join the school and get your money. They are unorganized. Putting outdated book information online and it makes students buy the wrong book for class. I had to buy 3 books when I should have bought only one. The teachers give super late feedback and then want to criticize the students for their mistakes. If you have a problem with an instructor's rules, the faculty will side with the teacher even if the rule is stupid. One instructor wanted his students to follow a step by step process just ask him a question about anything with the course. Dumbest rule ever. The teachers are not really approachable. The only good thing about the school is the courses, but the experience ruins everything about it. The online school is a joke to me. I would never do this if I could go back in time. If you are in this school, just try to survive the best way you can. But I promise you there are better programs out there than this one."
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2017
  • Degree: Sports Psychology
"As with any educational institution, there are positive and negative aspects to consider. UOR began as a College for Clinical Psychology in Colorado Springs. Eventually, after aligning with Ashford, UOR began to offer both on-campus and online programs for both Master's Level and Doctorate Level programs. I have attended prestigious universities for for my Bachelor's and Master's degree. After having children and a full-time career, it would have been extremely difficult to pursue a PsyD program entirely on campus. UOR offered highly credentialed professors throughout my curriculum. The course-work was challenging and every professor expected excellence. The online track also required on-campus segments that insured students met strict criteria during the specialized and general psychology courses. There is a trade-off as certification is not "guaranteed" once you complete the course work, and pass your final oral defense. This, like most worthy doctoral programs, is not for the faint of heart. It's a marathon, not a sprint...however, the education is on par with elite universities and will give graduating students tremendous knowledge and competencies to advance their career."
Dr Not Dr
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2017
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"This "university" is a joke and a scam. My entire experience has been negative, from quality of curriculum to teaching to resources. Worst of all, they practice ongoing bait-and-switch. Fraud, time-wasting, money-grabbing... the list of unethical and potentially illegal activity goes on and on. Beware. They are out for money and not interested in education. Stay away!"
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2017
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"I completed my coursework and was challenged to be a critical thinker 95% of the time. All but 1 instructor encouraged me to dive into the topic and expected me to really master the material. If I had questions/concerns, I always received timely help"
Christina KC
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I graduated in June of 2016. I have yet to receive my diploma. I have called on multiple occasions only to be ignored. I thought posting this review might help. They got a lot of my time and money. All I want is a piece of paper validating my hard work. In addition, my first advisor was amazing, my last advisor was HORRIBLE!"
Jennifer Belfiore
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2016
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"I am not in impressed with this school and I will be currently looking for something better. They are nothing like Ashford as promised. They do not care about the students and the instructors are terrible. The advisors are too. They stick up for the instructors who aren't doing their job. I am disappointed in this school. Ashford cared for their students. Stay away from this place!"
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"Ok, of you're from Illinois, and want an lpc or higher, this degree is worthless. I learned the hard way. If ... you want to learn, it's a good school, and there mediation specialty is good , but in illinois it won't get you a job. I was told by the board, that they wouldn't even consider my degree and either A. Get another masters or B. Get a phd. Unfortunately, I'm too old to accrue any more debt"
Would not attend
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2016
  • Degree: Sociology
"This place is constantly misleading. When it comes to billing and financial aid they are very good at telling you one thing then doing another.... ps they charge 75 or more per course for materials they will tell you it is only for classes that you won't have to purchase more books....surprise then you purchase more books for the course so check your billing! Also they bill every 3 courses if you are in a 10 course program do not expect to get your full aid that they tell you that you will receive in your second year. Also if you decide to take a break which you can they advise to check with financial aid first so before you take the break you check they tell you that there will be no change at all and they tell you the amount of your stipend only to find out they told you wrong and you just got lied to and shafted.... p.s. this is from a 4.0 student that actually wants the degree!"
Angry and Disappointed
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2016
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"Fraudulent and predatory at best. Some professors were completely missing until the final week of class. Often there were no classes available for months. They had no faculty to serve on dissertation committees so they forced us into a "dissertation writing collaborative" which is a complete guinea pig joke disaster (yet they keep taking money from the guinea pigs every 6-9 weeks). HCL and the Department of Education need to investigate this place and it should probably be shut down. Stay far, far, far away, particularly if you are actually a well-educated and competent person. You won't believe some of the people enrolled in these doctoral-level courses. It's a joke."
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2016
  • Degree: Sports Psychology
"I was so excited to find an institution that was "veteran friendly" irrespective of the era in which the applicants served. During my first 6 week graduate course there were in fact extenuating circumstances that led to falling behind in my class. I followed the "procedure" of documenting doctor visits through the veteran's administration. For two and a half months now I have been given the classic runaround regarding the process of verifying when and why I fell behind in said class. I now feel obligated to advise everyone, ESPECIALLY VETERANS OF THE ARMED FORCES, to avoid this institution."
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"Great school! I had an amazing experience and can truly say that UofR is a top notch school with excellent professors. I would highly recommend this school to anyone seeking to challenge themselves to learn and grow as a scholar and as person. Rockies is worth it!"
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS COLLEGE TO ANYONE.THEY ARE A RIP OFF.I finished my last class dec 14,2015..I was told I needed to take comprehensive test which I knew about.At that time I didn't have the $300 to pay for it so I waited then dec 31,2015 I was told my gpa was 2.95 so I couldn't take the test until I retook class for $3,000 out of my pocket..a class I passed with a high C.Then it came out that they did away with the test,so they made everyone sign a wavier and get it back to them.I did this and then sent them a email as to what else I needed to do to get my diploma. No response then I was emailed a petition for graduation paper and was told to fill it out and return it. Then I recieved a call saying that I couldn't get my diploma until I retook the class again out of pocket and I had to get a A in it.I spent over 30,000 for the master degree and 18 months doing homework..I HAVE NO DIPLOMA AND THEY WON'T GIVE IT TO ME UNTIL I PAY 3,000 MORE AND RETAKE A CLASS I PASSED ALREADY.THEY CLAIM THERE ARE NO WAIVERS AND PAYING 3,000 OUT OF POCKET TO RETAKE A CLASS THAT I PASSED IS THE ONLY WAY THEY WILL GIVE ME THE DIPLOMA"
The White Rat
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I would rate this college as a C. It has all the stuff to get you a degree in Psychology. Is it the best program? Not by a long shot. It does not prepare you to write the dissertation and does not give you a sturdy foundation in research. I completed all the course work for Psychology/ Criminal Justice and I believe they need more research classes since a PsyD is a research based degree. The beginning of the program was well organized and seemed to go smoothly. I am in dissertation phase and it seems be an issue with not enough experienced professors available to choose from. I was told I have one choice in my field of interest and it's not working out so I have to make some adjustments. I think choice is important. It is a very short list to go from and I am not feeling the love right now. Those in organizational leadership seem to get way more attention by the school and that seems to be what they specialize in. Seems like as soon as the dissertation started the help stopped. Seems like you are completely on your own for this. This is not what I was promised when I enrolled in the program. Not like I can change schools now. I would if I could. The program is not the best one to take if you have time to enroll in a university and attend real classes. If you want APA accreditation Online there is only one University that offers a Hybrid program and that is Fielding. You need to meet in the community once a month and do your program online. Lots of people complain about this. So I figured I would address it. Only the main school campus can get APA accreditation and if that was what I was doing I would enroll in a school that was already accredited rather than one that isn't accredited yet. I did read some unfair remarks in these reviews. One was that you cannot transfer credits. That's not true the college is accredited. You can transfer credits to other Universities... it is just not worth it if you are far along in the program as other universities do not take all your credits. There are limits to what you can transfer. Over all I would like a better situation but this school will get the job done eventually just wish it was put together correctly prior to my enrolling. Being a white rat kinda bites!!!"