University of the Rockies Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (41)
As a student of U of R you will be self motivated. The career set you sign up for will be exceptional. Most books you can get online and easy to read. I found this University's strong points to be their instructors/professors, professional, knowledgeable and available. I found the weak points to be the cost and the communication with the advisors. All in all U of R was a GREAT experience. I am very happy I am an alumni. I would recommend this university to those who are self motivated and are able to get past the cost and improve communication. Good Luck everyone.
Started the master's program in sports and performance psychology. After a few courses, I realized that I can get my own books and learn just the same for free. I decided not to complete the program and they charged me for classes that I didn't even take. When I told them they should have explained this to me beforehand they basically said oh well. I'm in debt $25,000 for NOTHING! These people are SCAMMERS and all about making MONEY, NOT EDUCATION!
My salary has doubled since I started this degree. In addition, I will not even be completed until July 2015.
I am completing my course requirements in Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of the Rockies and will be starting my dissertation in June. The program is rigorous for the serious mature student that is disciplined enough for on-line doctorial work. Like most serious graduate students we look for accreditation as a requirement for serious consideration in deciding what school to attend. The University of the Rockies is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). The university is also an associate member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) and is an American Psychological Association (APA) approved graduate school for continuing education credits. If you are intently concerned about an APA accredited online PhD/Psy.D program I suggest you review the following web site for information on the difficulty APA has had within its own accreditation program in accrediting new legitimate on line psychology doctoral programs- http://www.geteducated.com/careers/534-apa-accredited-online-psychology-programs. APA leans heavily towards traditional doctoral psychology programs and is trying to incorporate that tradition into accrediting the new and high demand on-line doctoral programs. The University of the Rockies faculty is very good. And I have found them to be equally or better at challenging me than the faculty in my prior residency graduate degrees. Good luck in your decision.
I am about to finish my PsyD program at the University of Rockies, and I like to tell you that it is the best school. The employees, and instructors go out of their ways to help the students.
The in-residence week, or week-ends are also very informative, and fun. The financial aid department was always helpful, and I could get hold of anyone on the phone almost in the spare of a moment. I chose this school, and you should also.
I highly recommend this school.
When filling out applications and such, where all schools are listed by state, even online schools, UoR is never an option. The school is not recognized! If you are going for any type of graduate degree, you are wasting your time and money; you will learn a lot but your degree will not be recognized.
Also the financial aid department is unprofessional! They failed to tell me they didnt get me packaged for financial aid for my last class and after I completed the program they told me I had to pay them $2,600 before they will send me my degree. So now, on top of repaying my student loans I also have to pay them over $200 a month for a year to get my degree. DONT DO IT! Just suck it up and go to a campus and get a quality and professional education!
I will begin my seventh class at UoR next week and my experience, so far has been wonderful!
I work two jobs, have a family, as well as take classes and it is very convenient to obtain this type of superior education from home. I researched for just the right online school with the program I wanted for six months before I decided on UoR. The reason I picked UoR was because of some of the reviews, the awards bestowed, and intuition told me it was the right choice for me.
The instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful, student services is usually quick to answer any questions, there is positive interaction with fellow students, and the tuition is no more than any other graduate degree.
I highly recommend UoR to anyone who wants the freedom of learning from home, and who wants an excellent educational experience.
And so too my enthusiasm for schooling. My focus is criminology and criminal justice and only had 3 classes in 4 years dealing with my study focus. The school was originally the Colorado School of Professional Psychology and probably should have stayed as such.
All my classes have focused around organizational behavior and because I have first hand knowledge of this I chose a field of interest...to me. I changed over from internship to the new capstone program and I think it was hastily assembled as there are conflicting instructions for assignments and becomes very confusing and it is not me, but confirmed from fellow students in class. The school should rethink PsyD programs in criminology and focus on their strengths or focus on making new programs understandable.
I have attended several colleges and universities. The UofR is by far the worse ever! I always had problems getting in touch with student advisors and other facilty members. The straw that broke the camel's back is when I had instructor issues, during my 4th course. First of all, the instructor was extremely unfair with grading. I was left needing the support from my student advisor and other UofR team members. There is absolutely no support for the students.
It feels as though there is a pattern of design (because I have listened to other students from UofR) of problematic issues that occur during the 4th course. It is very obvious that a student support team fails to exist at this place. What they don't understand is in order for students to keep attending (and also refer other students to their university) they must make sure their students' needs are met. It shows that their only concern is getting paid for doing nothing. Shame on you!
The University needs to do something about the student services. It is difficult to get ahold of your student counselors, and then once you begin to get to know your academic counselor they change him or her on you. It isn't very helpful.