Jones International University
Review Averages: 5.9 out of 10 (23 reviews)With world-renowned professors from some of the most distinguished institutions in the world, Jones International University® (JIU®) offers 100% online, nationally accredited, respected degrees in business and education. It’s all part of why we’ve become known as The Gold Standard Online University™.
Jones International University Reviews:
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Re-think your decision
September 9, 2011
This school was chosen by me because of the convenience that it offered. The professors are good and the curriculum is acceptable. The concerns that I have are with the financial aid department. The stipends that you are to receive from your funds, are always sent out 2-3 months later than they are supposed to be. They tell you that they are having trouble with the department and it is almost time for the next disbursement before you get your late one. They do not know how to handle accounts. The staff is very unprofessional and uncaring and make excuses for their mistakes. The cost is also extremely high which means that the majority of your disbursement is eaten up in their charges. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Worst experience ever!! Run do not go to this school it should be shut down!!
October 22, 2012
Let me start off by saying this school is the worst school ever, they lie to you to get you on aboard with a degree only to find out that where I live its not credited. Oh they may say they are fully accredited school where they are but not where I live. I can not use their degree its just a expensive piece of paper. I couldn't even get any help with exams here where I live they told me to go to another state to pass. Hello I live in this state not another state I have a family I am not going to move just because you won't help me pass the exam for a license here. If I would of know all these things I would never have applied, talked to adviser anything. Plus speaking of advisers I never had one adviser they changed advisers like people change their socks. So please if anyone is going to think about this school, DON'T do it, its a waste of time and money, plus stress.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
The positives and the negatives...
May 6, 2012
I am currently enrolled. Positives. Great career counselor. No problems with financial aid. Overall a very pleasant experience. Technology. You are exposed to it, but it you do not know how to use it, what good is it. I was told I would learn how to build charts and graphs in excel. Sorry, no one to help from the school in real time. Most teachers are good, because they have worked in the real world and not just the classroom. Then there are those who are just old school and will give you only 10 out of 50 points because you accidentally used the 5th Ed instead of 6th Ed or forgot to punctuate correctly. These are the teachers I find too harsh. They have only taught in the classrooms and have no business experience. Put the instructions in ONE place in the module! Teachers should be limited to the standards of the school manual. Do not write a dissertation! Give me the bullet points! I do not have time to decipher your directions! I work, I have kids, and I need what is just straightforward expectations. Again, I have loved most of the teachers I have had. The classes are not easy by any means. But a great teacher inspires and helps you through your difficulties. Those are the ones I want to learn from. A couple of classes have required way more than the 15-20 hours a week due to not only reading the chapters, but all the extra papers, simulations, videos. I feel a review needs to be done on some of the classes to set just how much of this "extra" stuff they can include. School should be hard, but not 35-40 hours a week for one class. I love the school, it is just the mean teachers that piss me off. I AM paying their wage by attending this school! JIU administration needs to take reviews of these kinds of teachers seriously. Thank You.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
What a big mistake JIU was!
February 15, 2012
The most incompetent student services I have ever encountered in any educational program. JIU "double counted", (an accounting term) my credits that allowed the JIU financial aid system to throw me out of their system, because instead of having 21 credits, up to date, it actually showed 42 credits in my 36 credit hour program. This action by the JIU financial aid department disrupted my whole MBA program and took 4 months to get me back on track to finally complete my degree program. This JIU experience was a total nightmare! Save yourself the grief and don't even consider this online Jones International University scam.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Expensive, bad services and little learning required.
March 22, 2011
This is one of the most expensive universities in the US. My papers have never been corrected for gramatical errors and it shows in the forums that other students are not either. At the master's level, AT LEAST basic grammar should be required. The BIGGEST issues is the lack of support and service. My "academic advisor" is still working on his bachelor's degree yet is "advising" me on my master's. Financial aid is a joke!!!!!!! I have been burned so many times that I started checking weekly to make sure I didn't have to pay out of pocket again. Even after being told in writing on 7 separate occassions (over 7 weeks), it was messed up again. Several hours of phone calls finally got it fixed a few weeks later. My financial aid was received a month ago an I still haven't received my refund. I filed taxes 2 weeks after JIU had my money and I got my taxes sooner. SAVE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!! There are a few state schools that offer online degrees. It's a better reputation, better support and less money. I transferred to Colorado State University and couldn't be happier!
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
October 30, 2012
This is a scam. They offer a four week "no risk". It is bogus. After a week of not being able to log in or access any information I dropped. Everyone told me I dropped in time. Now a debt collector is stating I owe them 1,800$. They are threatening legal action. Meanwhile I have a message on my voicemail of Jones asking me to re-enroll. Scam!
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
June 12, 2012
If you are looking for a good online school experience this is not the school for you. Unfortunately, I have too much invested to switch or believe me I would. Financial aid is a joke, rather the school aids themselves with YOUR money. I have repeatedly complained to student affairs for a lack of care handled on my account. Every term since the beginning my financial aid funds have been inaccurate, sent late and handled by a staff completely incompetent. This review may sound harsh but I truly believe it needs to be voiced so others don't get suckered in like myself. Save your time and money (JIU is among the highest tuition among other online choices)along with HORRIBLE in student services. Class courses could be challenging but a lack of feedback from professors has me wondering if anyone reads coursework handed in (punctuation errors, grammar, etc.) This school is only interested in receiving YOUR money. RUN!!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Something wrong here
January 1, 2013
My son was called by Jones International University about taking on-line classes which he was thinking about taking in the future. After explaining to the person on the other end of the line that he had just gotten out of the hospital after suffering from a severe case of Infectious encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and was still suffering from memory problems the person on the other end tried to get my son to sign up for classes starting Jan 2013 and to apply for financial aid to pay for the classes. After listening to my son asking "What do I put in this block" time after time I went over to see what he was doing. He was filling out the form to apply for financial aid over the internet on his laptop. Sorry but if a person can not remember what city he lives in, his street address or what his first name is perhaps you should not be having him apply for financial aid. Yes my son is interested in going back to school when he gets better which is why he was trying to get information. Perhaps it would be a good idea to have him fill out the forms when he knows and can understand what he is doing.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
May 25, 2012
Where to start... well the student support is horrible at best. Confusion abounds on what the requirements are for graduating. I was allowed to take capstone courses based on state exams I took, yet when it comes to official graduation those tests suddenly became invalid. What? After two years I would call this school mildly effective at best and a money grab at worst. My capstone courses had nearly zero support from my teachers. I had to arrange and finalize my own student teaching sessions with little to zero assistance. My mentor teachers pretty much in every case gave JIU "zeros" in terms of support - my first mentor never even got a single correspondence from my prof. Add up what it will cost you to this school and then invest it in lawn seed. Your yield in the end will be better.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
October 14, 2010
I am working toward my Master's in Education at JIU. I must say that it is working out very well. I work full-time and have a family, but the organization of the courses is manageable. The professors have been very active and supportive, and I even feel that I have gotten to know my classmates. They make you feel that your success is a goal for them.
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