South University Reviews
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Reviewed by: Taylor L, Bachelor in computer-engineering-degrees on November 6th, 2013
My experiences with this school have been as expected. The admissions process is pushy and they rush you in the door only AFTER finding out what you hope to accomplish. As far as expensive, welcome to the for-profit world of higher education. I also have to wonder if the students publishing negative reviews were failing or have failed out. If you fail one class three times you are dropped from the school. The classes are very informational and a lot goes into one class. One more thing, I have seen so many comments about not being able to talk to someone after they said they would call everyday. This is an institute for higher education and just like every school, you have to do the work without a babysitter. Word of advice is do your homework before picking a school (online or on-campus) to attend.
Reviewed by: LA F, Master in family-practice-nurse on August 6th, 2013
I cannot agree with the negative comments that I am seeing, so for my experience is very professional. I wonder if the students reporting negatives were failing?
Reviewed by: Keisha T, Bachelor in medical-claims-examiner on February 20th, 2013
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE dont go to this school. Its the WORST place on the earth. The worst and very unprofessional Financial Aid personal. Horrible quality of education. Some teachers are still taking classes for their Masters degree. VERY expensive and NOT worth it. DONT attend any private universities!!! They all about money not the quality of education.
Reviewed by: Tina S, Bachelor in psychology-schools on February 7th, 2013
I have been attending SUO for a little over two years! I have been having the worst time and experiences a person could have at a school. The ONLY reason I have not did a transfer is because the school says it will mess up my financial aid. I have many issues with the school, such as pricing and paying for the school, my professors slack in their response time and teach not a thing. The price of the school goes up every six months, I was completely lied to during admission and I feel like I am being scammed for my money, and now I am stuck!!!!! Do not go into the school or any school without doing some research about the school!
Reviewed by: Jean F, Bachelor in on April 20th, 2011
I have attended South for only one term. I was formerly a Kaplan University student and could not wait to get back. I like being able to interact with other students and ask question to an instructor versus e-mail and discussion board post which can go unanswered or provide vague response which require more e-mail. I completed my term with a 4.0 and at the end of my term I was told by my financial aid officer that the registrars office failed to complete my paperwork in time for my financial aid to pay for my eductaion. Due to their failure to meet the deadline, I was told I had to pay $3000 in order to continue my education. I felt llike I was just "scammed" into enrolling. The course material for the classes I took was very outdated and unrelated to today job market. The instructors could have been automated or janitors since there was limited interaction or response to discussion board post and various topics. For those that make South work for them, I think it is solely do to good search engine results. I did not read anything but Google and Bing search results to get a 4.0 for the term. Due to the poor quality of service and failing to proved a quality education, I returned to Kaplan and will advise anyone that if you can not attend South University on campus then avoid the "scam" and go elsewhere
Reviewed by: Jermaine D on May 14th, 2010
I have been with the university for almost a year now. I have been taking classes part time (one course every 5 1/2 weeks). This school does help students to complete their degree. There's almsot a personal touch, to make sure you understand the matieral. The only real problem I had, I attended a math course. In 5 1/2 weeks you go through a lot of matieral. Basically you may need to master several items before your quiz. Needless to say, I received an "F" for the course. But so far everything else I have been receiving "A's". Just turn the work in on time and have it fully completed, comment on at least 2 people and anyone will do well at this school. I know, that's the same thing we hear while we where in high school and other colleges and still end up with bad grades. I have to say these classes do not focus on test and quizes. Some classes my have them, but its not so heavy that if you fail every quiz that you fail the course. It may be a 1/3rd of your grade, but you can still make it. I like the fact that this school has almost taken out the "bais" that some teachers can have at physical schools.
If you are looking for an online school, you have found the best one. But if you are "weak" in subjects as math, I highly suggest communicating with the school and find a junior college to attend and complete those courses and have them transfered over.
Reviewed by: Traci M on April 17th, 2010
Current student at SUO and the teacher is excellent. My academic advisor is Lauren Walker and she is so wondeful!! She really cares...not to mention the resources available really help me!! I wish that we had live chat discussions like Kaplan University (former student) but everything is all good and nice!!
Reviewed by: Linda H on March 15th, 2010
I will graduate from South University in December 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Legal Studies. I am 60 years old and had never been to college before entering this program in June 2008. This school has changed my life. The staff and faculty are all very encouraging and willing to assist in any way to help students meet their goals.
Education is expensive but many students don't get their money's worth because they're not willing to put in the time and effort required to succeed. Many students think they can work full-time and go to school full-time, either on campus or online, but they think online should be easier and not require as much of their time. South University's online classes aren't taught by teachers who will give away grades even if the work isn't being done; expect online classes to be difficult and you won't be disappointed. Students tend to overload themselves with too many classes and then blame the school when they can't finish the work.
I would highly recommend South University to anyone, whether just out of high school or an older student. Success requires hard work but South gives students the tools, encouragement, and training to succeed.
Reviewed by: Paulette M on January 31st, 2010
I have been enrolled part-time with S.U. since May 2009. I am a 48 yr old single divorced mom with no prior college experience. I have had mostly a great experience with this school. Most of the instructors I have had have been totally professional. I have only had one instructor that was not very helpful or attentive. I tried not to judge the school based on the conduct of one instructor. As I get deeper into my field which is Criminal Justice, I am finding my classmates to be more engaging than those that were in my entry-level classes. It is a lot of hard work but when isn't it worth it to work hard to better yourself?
Reviewed by: Holly S on January 26th, 2010
I took classes from SUO and it was an absolute pain. I graduated high school passing 2 advanced placement exams (ENC 1101 and 1102), already had my AA, took upper level math courses, and had my RN. They wanted me to repeat my english courses even though they were added to my AA already and repeat a remedial math course! Which in case you have never done an online math course you spend so much time trying to type out entire equations, their solutions, having discussions based on "why you decided to solve the problem the way you did" AND type out each step in the canceling out of this and borrowing of that, it would take me nearly 2 hours to answer 2 problems I could have done in 30 seconds with pen and paper! I also didn't like having to work every other weekend and still having 3 papers due on saturday and 2 on sunday! If you want to take the fast track to your degree SUO does move fast. but don't expect to be able to work at the same time unless you spend your days off doing hours and hours of reading and research. The discussions, however, I did like. That is why I give a 2 and not a 1 rating. I have dropped from SUO and am now attending a state online university program.
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