University of the Rockies Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (41)
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.
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!
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
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!!!
The PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership program has greatly enhanced my abilities as a leader. I have leveraged the skills acquired in this program to improve the effectiveness of my current organization. Students will require self-motivation in this program but the outcome is definitely worth the effort.
Good school. Learned a lot. I would recommend this school. You will learn a great deal online and then evenn more during your residence. Comparatively the cost is appropriate. It is also one of the only schools that offers a PsyD program with an emphasis in criminology and forensic studies.
Since being enrolled at UoR, I have had the most enjoyable experience with my studies and especially the work with the professors on staff. There has never been a time that questions were not answered, and any problem that I have had with the course, my professors have always been that guiding light to lead me to understanding the subject matter. When after searching for an on-line Masters program, and seeing all the deceptive ads, and misleading advisors on how their school is the perfect fit for what I needed to study, my choice of UoR has been the best experience I have ever had. I would recommend UoR to everyone who wants a great education with professionals who care.
Went here on Veterans Administration Vocaitional Rehabilitation program. From the beginning I stated I wanted to go back into the military or work with the Veterans Administration. Was told that their PsyD program would be APA credentialed and MHC program would be CACREP certified. Like the other reviewer, I was told with either their PysD or MHC programs, I could attain my goals. Neither was true. If you want to work for the military, you need to become a Psychologist, and need to go to a school that is accredited by the APA. Or become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work for the military or Veterans Administration. The military does not take LPC or LMFTs. And the VA rarely takes LPC or LMFT; and when they do, they only CACPREP or COAMFTE graduates. UofR has none of these. But they will tell you a good story and take your and the governments money. Still cannot get simple transcripts, that's how bad this place is. I would rate everything as poor.
The course design is bad, the materials are elementary, the faculty are negligent at best, and many materials are outdated. Smart, motivated people should avoid this institution at all costs. You will be disappointed and likely angry. If you want a superficial bachelor-degree-level, it's fine. However, this place has no business granting doctorates. I wish I could have transferred out but no other schools would transfer the coursework I had already completed (not uncommon in graduate programs).