National American University
Review Averages: 3.4 out of 10 (24 reviews)National American University offers the flexibility of 24/7 course access to online associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree students. Subject areas include accounting, business, health care, and information technology. A dedicated support staff helps students enroll for classes, arrange tutoring sessions, navigate the course websites, and find employment.
National American University Reviews:
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
DONT DO IT!!!
Applied Management - January 4, 2015
WARNING: This school is like a cult, they will be nice to you, and lie to you to get you in, then tell you lies about your money, your ability, and they'll lose your paperwork, find it "just laying around," blame you for their mistakes, and even have different members of the staff attempt to call and intimidate you. NAU is discrimitory against the disabled, and will be quick to say you're not "NAU Materian," once you make them aware of their mistakes, and that their intimidation tactics failed. Don't waste your time, money, or brains on NAU, you will be extremely disappointed, angry, and in major debt!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
associates degree - January 4, 2015
Oh where do I begin? At the beginning, everything seemed like a dream come true! Oh boy was I wrong! Before attending NAU, I spoke with a wonderful, encouraging Student Advisor, who made me feel as if NAU was welcoming of students of all types, would do anything to help students graduate, and had the most flexible schedules. I get into the school, and find out the complete opposite! I could tell so many stories, but I would be typing probably until 2020, so I'll just get right to it. The classes aren't 1 course a month, I ended up being scheduled for 3, and was told to just deal with it. I am disabled, and have a crohnic illness, with unpredictable timelines of how long my sickness, will keep me ill, which is my I only wanted to take 1 course a month. Secondly, I had to fill out FA forms 3 times, after 1 month from my friends getting their refunds, and me who still hadn't gotten mine, got a call, saying that my first forms were just found lying under a desk. At this point, I just wanted my money, so I was just happy to know that I would at least be getting it. I kept A's almost throughout the whole year and a half I was there, except the last two months. I had become I'll, and had 2 deaths of 2 very special people in my life occur, which made my sickness worse, because of the upset, which made it impossible to focus, and complete work, resulting in me failing the courses. I was put on Academic Probabation by the school, and was asked to write a letter, explaining why I had failed. When I sent the letter, I was told that I wasn't allowed to make it known to FA that I had a disability, and that I needed to send obituaries as proof of the passings of whom I had lost. I rewrote the letter, and did what was asked, thinking I was a step further to getting things right. Weeks later, I get a stack of papers to sign and mail back, so I get right on them, complete, and mailed back. 1 week later, 3/5 days of that week, I get calls from 3 different people asking about the paperwork, I tell them each the same thing, that I mailed them in, and that I couldn't tell them why they haven't gotten them, just that I did my part. 2 of the people told me that they didn't believe me, and one(who was the last person I spoke to), told me that I wasn't good enough for the school, and that I either had to do something about the missing papers, or just not come back. Them, I was told that I didn't know how lucky I was to be a NAU Student, considering that my kind wasn't NAU Material. Needless to say, I made the person aware that hardly anyone knows of NAU, and that NAU was lucky to have me, because they wasn't the only college that wanted me, and that I will no longer be attending, or referring anyone else. I beg anyone who is considering NAU, to not waste their time, because the stress, money, and hard work, isn't worth the stress, and the hell that you will be put through.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I LOVE NAU
Business Administration/Accounting - November 29, 2014
I love NAU the program I'm in it's hard and frustrating they give you help when needed and even have a tutor that can help you. The people at NAU are the most friendliest I've ever meet and this is my second online school! My first was University of Phoenix which was horrible!!!!! Too many conplicated things to do with no help!! I've gotten so close to my academic advisor at NAU we even text and she gives me advice about life and just there to talk whenever it's not all about seriousness and school you can have a little fun too, right? It's literally one day a week and it's great for busy people who can't seem to make time bone average I spend a hour and a 1/2 on all my assignments and that's it!! One day a week depending on your program. It's a great school I'm continuing my school here!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Started out Good
Information Technology - November 18, 2014
The program was not bad what makes NAU a bad college is the fact that they offer services and really don't have the systems in place for processing. I don't regret attending NAU but one should have looked a bit farther.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Business Administration/Accounting - November 7, 2014
I have been going to NAU since 2013 for my AAS in Business Administration and will be graduating in May 2015. My experience with NAU has been great, I have taken online and campus classes and the instructors have been good. I like the way the online classes are structured and the on campus classes are great. They have on campus tutors that work with your schedule which helped me out. I will be returning to NAU for my Bachelors degree in the Summer. My experience with Financial Aid has also been fine my Aid was paid on time. NAU get an A+
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Make another school choice
bachelors of science - nursing - May 20, 2014
Do yourself a favor and look else where. Receiving a good education is imperative to your future career. Students which are not passing are pushed through by instructors with actions like adding points to previous exams or emailing the answers to the final. This school definitely lived up to it's reputation of being a joke. The only thing worse than the commercial jingle is the program itself.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The Last Resort in OP
bachelors of science - nursing - January 28, 2014
The treatment that the student nurses of the first bachelor's class of graduates and current nursing students at the Overland Park, KS campus is approaching criminal and many of us are considering hiring attorneys. The assistant dean threatened students that they would be removed from the program for telling the truth about how their administration and teachers treated students. Almost half of the students failed their state boards. You can look this up on the state board website. There have been questionable teachers who do not have the degrees that they said they had and one who has made advances toward students - we were told that they have no one else to teach and to not tell anyone. I guess the only hope we have is to report them to the Kansas State Board of Nursing and local better business because we do not want to deal with the school dean anymore for fear of retaliation. The best teacher we had was forced away for caring too much about us. This is real and a call for help.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
associates degree - November 13, 2013
I was in school at NAU this past spring. Besides being told false information to get me into school I wish I had done more research and just read the hundreds of poor reviews for this school as well as visited the Better Business Bureau to see there d- status. Just saying... Its really easy to look them up and just read what others have to say.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Information Technology - June 2, 2013
Had several advisers while enrolled, on a couple of occasions advisers placed me in classes without my consent or knowledge which resulted in me having to pay for the class. Financial aid department also overcharged both student loan providers and VA costing the student money. The school sought reparations for overages 2 to 3 years after they happened. These "over payments" were taken care of with VA and student loan providers however the school is still seeking money from student even after debt had been settled with originating parties.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
There are much better MBA programs
MBA - May 29, 2013
I took one class in the school's MBA - Management program. I had more challenging high school writing courses. It was really very easy and not very challenging. You are better off going to a state school, because you will get more out of the classes and it will not cost as much. I also used to work in the Direct Online campus in 2011 for a year. The school is really subpar and is only worried about one thing...profits. Management was ridiculous and treated their workers like children. I say this because management would force their workers to go outside and play children's games similar to Duck,Duck,Goose and tag outside on their front lawn. It was an embarrassment for many of the workers who were there...much like the school's $60000+ Bachelor's degree programs. I would you invite you to go on NAU's website and try to find out how much a degree, any degree, would cost. It will probably take you awhile.... On another note, I talked to many online students who graduated with a NAU degree who were stuck working two or three entry level jobs just so they could pay off their student loans. These people never did find a job in the field they 'graduated' with a degree in. My advice is to steer clear of this school and it's expensive/near useless degree programs. Their degrees are worth more than a high school diploma, but many employers will not recognize these post-secondary degrees as legitimate, especially if they are online.
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