West Coast University Reviews

2.49 out of 5 stars
(16 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $26,635 - $34,835
88% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
31% of 16 students said they would recommend this school to others
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1.1 out of 5 stars
Curtis Clark - 11/5/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"Stay as far as you can from this place, it is a total rip-off. The school does not prepare you for a career in nursing. There have been several graduates express this to me while I have been going here, in fact, they do not teach you the necessary skills that help you develop as a nurse. Also, the skills are just passed along and never performed. Therefore, this hurts you when you have to perform these necessary skills in a hospital scenario. The professors are not interested in the student's success for the money you are going to pay the school is not worth your time."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Ashlee - 10/23/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
"So far this program has had ups & downs. Some hate it and some love it. I feel that I am learning and will be prepared as nurse. The right professors are challenging and prepare students for skills and future courses. It is not true that you will not be hired as a nurse if you go to this school, I know plenty that have! Overall- would recommend if you were in my spot at fighting every ADN program in Socal for a spot even with almost perfect grades."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sirena Cervantes - 10/7/2020
Degree: Cardiac Sonography
Graduation Year: 2021
"I made a quick call to get information about their masters degree and the receptionist refused to connect me with an advisor because I’m not done with my bachelor degree. I’m looking for schools now because I want to start my masters immediately after I graduate. I then asked her questions about the program and she didn’t know anything. Needless to say she helped me decided not to consider west coast university as one of the schools I will be applying in too next fall/"
1.4 out of 5 stars
Wiljon Guarin - 4/16/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"(Disclaimer: I did not graduate from this school. It was added for requirement purposes) I left and went to another school. If this school doesn't care about you as a student then how can it teach you how to care about patients as people. This impersonal school will train you to be an impersonal nurse. Now you can say, "I'd rather be an impersonal nurse with good nursing skills than a personal nurse with bad nursing skills." Let me tell you, their classes are so easy that the reason I left to another school was because I was getting a 3.96 GPA from this school from all their open book quizzes and pointless discussions on topics that forced you to simply regurgitate material. Not to say that this school was useless. I learned alot from the research class and I'm thankful I took research there because it was so challenging!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
LS - 1/25/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"Save yourself! Don't go here. They ruin your future. It's expensive, so it adds pressure. If you appeal. You sit in some room with like 30 greedy guy school owners that decide your future. Then if you fail by a single point.. your terrified to move on caz all their doing is sucking your wallet dry and could care less about your future! Worse experience ever. RUN."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Jb - 12/3/2019
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018
"I highly recommend the online MPH program. I had a full time job and studied full time. Thankfully, being online I was able to study and do course work on my time. The professors were all very helpful. Registration was easy being that it was done for me. The education was able to get me where I needed to be and I never had an issue while attending."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Susan - 7/24/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Please save yourself and do not attend this school. This school is a waste of time and money. Students have no voices. There is no open door policy. Everything is copy paste. Everyone knows the test bank. 10 weeks and blended. If you want to learn how to save life this is not the school for you but if you want to be a maid and no hospital gives you a job, this is your school. This school is a business and for profit. Students attend clinical with fake lashes and nail polish. My instructors told me so many wrong informations. Instructors are not ready for class meeting and material. Go to a school that are fair with your time and money"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jess Taylors - 10/18/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"Please do not waste your time with this school. It is not worth it, I got into this school expecting the best experience. But along the way I learned that the professors do not really care about your success at the school. Im still enrolled in the school but Im thinking of leaving because every term so many intelligent students are getting kicked out for the smallest reasons, even some that has gotten so close to the finish line. I dont know about the other campuses but in the Miami campus the courses are made harder than they should be. The professors are not very understanding they act really intense ( as if they were not students once themselves). You will literally be sitting at the edge with this school. I dont think this school is worth it. I rushed into this school do not make the same mistake I made, do proper research, and ask friends and family about any school first. Trust me there are other schools out there with a lower tuition that will get you the same degree. West coast simply makes it seem impossible to become a nurse. They only have such a high NCLEXX passing rate because they literally dont have that many people taking it; every body keeps getting kicked out stuck with a loan. The terms are really short, youll be testing every class, the lectures are short (not learning youll be in the books ). Try to get into a school that will be fair with you, your time, and money."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Christina - 10/9/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"So I realized Ive always wanted to be a nurse practitioner even before I graduated the registered nursing program but didnt have my year experience yet. I was conviced to complete with the MSN while I wait to complete my first year so I pretty much had no break since nursing school. The whole point of me going to this school was so I can attend the nurse practitioner program and I was convinced it would be a smooth transition for me as long as I keep my gpa up and I was informed they give exceptions to students who have received degrees there. So although I am a single mother with no child support with two kids going to school and working full time with my clinicals an hour and a half away from me I managed to get a 3.96 just to make sure I kept my chances high along with great recommendation letter. They had me do an interview where I was told to sign in 10-15 minutes ahead the initial interview schedule which I did but whoever set up the interview lost track of time so by the time I was connected I was told they had waited 20 minutes for me which clearly wasnt my fault as I was already signed in and whoever set up the interview emailed and apologized for the delay due to losing track of time. So that started out great I guess. The whole interview was a waste of time considering I couldnt hear them and pretty much all that hard work I did to prepare myself for the fnp program was also a waste of time as they told me I needed more experience and I wasnt articulate enough. Here is where I have an issue. I completed the msn program at your school with a 3.96 and in the end I was told I wasnt articulate enough so really you just admitted your own education system sucks. You guys educated me I have a 3.96 from YOUR school yet I wasnt articulate enough? I pretty much went months with out sleep for nothing. They told me I can attend in May but the whole point of me going to a post masters program was to be able to complete the fnp faster even though in the end I found it was pretty much the same time. Their post masters fnp program is already way too long as it is for a post masters and me waiting four months when I have mouths to feed isnt an option when Ive already put my family and life on hold for so long. Go to National University, post masters only 9 months, cheaper, and they admit you based on your completion of your requirements."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Alex - 7/13/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"The program itself does prepare you for some parts of Nursing such as the pharmacology and critical care aspects but there are other classes such as ethics, nutrition, and disaster which are a waste of time. The classes are too easy which lowers the integrity of the classes. They need to change the tests because everyone has test banks and just pass them on to each other."

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