University of the Rockies Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (39)
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 Putting outdated book information online and it makes students buy the wrong book for class.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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
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.