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4 out of 5
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Degree: MBA in Management
Graduation Year: 2014

I was looking to get a master's at a third of the price University of Phoenix was offering theirs. I also didn't have a lot of time because of my work and I wanted to do everything online. The reason Im really happy with West is precisely because of how fast they let me get my degree, which saved me more money regarding student loans. I got promoted in my workplace two months after I graduated thanks to the master's. Definitely worth it.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Criminalistics and Criminal Science
Graduation Year: 0000

West treats "student's" like customer's. They allow business instructors to not be clear what they want. Dean of Students doesnt allow,students to speak to the women. Every reason i started here for is gone. No more live classes, i havent learned anything and paid for nothing. Criminal behavior, ive repeated same classes i took getting my AA in crim .uk nal justice, all behavioral classes are same,classes anyone can take to gain degree in behavioral science. Im 3/4 done senior year, none of my credits will transfer to ASU, Walden,Capella,and several other online schools...none! That says something about this institution. Ive tried to transfer for over a year due to the unfair practices, discrimination and the so called student advisors who don't know you, what you do,what your educational goals are..those reviews that say this is good, they must either be stupid, employee students, or freshmen who don't know how to write an academic paper because West instructors don't know what APA is,nor can they formulate sentences with proper sentence structure to save their lives..the business end, West makes the students getting their degrees in behavioral or crimjnal justice oriented take these clases called, " common body of knowledge", business classes and West claims it's for ALL students to have a Well Rounded Education, but the majority business degree students take these classes that are ONLY more business classes..unlike those of us taking behavioral science and or criminal justice oriented degrees..this is not giving business students well rounded anything when they aren't forced to take behavioral science or criminal,justice oriented classes..hence discrimination when only some of us NOT getting our degree in business forced to take business. Well rounded means English,Math,Science that you take while an undergrad getting an,Associate degree, NOT Bachelors. Collegr undergraduate students whether getting a business dehree or not should know how to write excellent academic papers not study business that has nothing to do with their specialized field of study in the end of their senior year... West business students,,none know how to write papers, seiniors get shoved into classes with freshmen who don't know anything taking a behavioral science or criminal justice oriented class as their ELECTIVES while students getting their specialized degrees in behavioral,sciences ,criminal justice ,criminal behavior that is nothing,but a means for WEST to make miney and not deliver classes that teach where criminal behavior begins...this school is primarily a business school,they shouldn't have offered classes they couldn't and havent delivered,but took my money!!!!!!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Behavioral Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

While attending Western International University (WIU), I was able to experience a "live" classroom within my home. There were weekly live lectures with a professor and other students. It was amazing to be able to interact with the professor and students without having to be on campus. The professors were fantastic; some of the best! However, I have recently learned WIU has transitioned to a format that is not as personal. There is no longer live interactive lectures.

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5 out of 5
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Degree: Human Services

Tell us about your college experience.

Attending class one night a week was the only way I could get my Masters while working full time. The work load was manageable and applicable.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I would choose the same degree again. I researched several universities and their Masters program. The Human Dynamics Masters degree was exactly what I was looking for. I found no other university that offered this degree.

What advice can you offer other students?

If you study what you enjoy, it will lead you to a job you enjoy. Just like anything in life, you are going to get out of the program at WIU what you put into it.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

I really enjoyed the 2 1/2 years at this school. I Received my Bachelors in Behavioral Science a few months ago. Absolutely awesome university with awesome professors (excluding a few, of course...) and the office staff was great to work with!

I absolutely would highly recommend this school! Yes, it is expensive; however, it is absolutely worth it!!!

3 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2014

Admissions counselor? Always nice people because they have to be. Finance? Havent had an issue yet but I haven't gotten to the withdrawal part so we will see. Curriculum...lets just say that I have never read a text book in any of my classes and pulled a 4.0 in every one. Tuition, extremely over priced and of course they are non-profit and owned by the same company (Apollo) that owns University of Phoenix. Almost all of my class mates in all my classes were UOP staff.

You will only get 12,500 allowed in government loans a year as a junior/senior. Their tuition is 10,800 a year. Within that tuition, it allows you to take only a standard of 8 classes within academic year. On top of their ( Common body of knowledge ) courses that are existent only to charge extra money, it will take you literally 2.5 to three years to complete your bachelors coming in at Junior level. By the way, this is AFTER they have accepted your Associates degree. Another two and a half or three years; 10,800 a year. Penn state charged an extra 80 dollars per unit more than Western. By the way, when you tell people where your getting or got your degree from after all that money....they will never know what school you are talking about at all. Nor will they ever because this school is just another for-profit waste of time.

5 out of 5
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I started at WIU in August 2010. I have been dedicated to my studies through each of my classes. The faculty from my enrollment counselor, finance counselor, and academic counselor, have been very helpful.

I am working on my Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies and to date have maintained an A in my classes. The instructors are great, the homework is within reason and not overwhelming.

I am excited to continue my endeavor and obtain my bachelors degree.

4 out of 5
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I took a chance and did a little homework before I jumped right in. I must say that I am so very please with the assistance that I have gotten thrus far. My team of professional have been with me every step of the way. I am even recommending that my daughter attend.

4 out of 5
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I enrolled at WIU last April. So far my experience has been good. I am working on my 4th class now. My major is Accounting. The teachers have been great and I feel like I'm learning a lot. I like the fact that the courses I need are broken out on their website along with the schedules and how full the classes are. This enables me to prepare my schedule and submit it to my academic counselor. Word of caution if you are using student loans keep track yourself of the cost of the classes and how much money you have spent. Don't rely on others or you could get burned.

4 out of 5
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I took a six year break from higher education because I was just burnt out from going to community college, and life events did not allow me to continue in that traditional learning format.

I started back in February at WIU and I have to say I am pleased with the whole enrollment process going smoothly. The enrollment, finance, and academic councilors were all super attentive and helpful in making sure I had my classes that I needed and an education plan to meet my target graduation date. I was even able to transfer most of my general ed. classes from community college.

The on-line format is interactive with classes meeting once a week in the evenings. You can attend class live and interact with the instructor and students or view a recorded class session. The course work is like any regular university, a lot of reading and making sure assignments are turned in on time. There is a lot more writing required but this is good practice.

So far my experience has been good. I feel I can honestly achieve getting my bachelors degree this time around.

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