Review Average: 6.0 out of 10
Northcentral University Reviews:
39 of 48 people found the following review helpful
NCU- A Quality Institution
November 9, 2012
Northcentral University is a quality academic institution. This university is highly competitive in obtaining a doctoral degree as it should be. The graduate curriculum is absolutely more rigorous than the graduate programs at some of the more traditional bricks and mortar schools. I am speaking from experience. When I sat for my licensure examination, I passed first time around while others from traditional universities had failed it. The pass rate of the examination was 48% ... [Read more]
34 of 41 people found the following review helpful
No Issues with NCU Program
December 19, 2012
I've just successfully finished 6 years working on my Ph.D. at NCU. I'm a professional already working in the field and just needed the letters after my name. The PROS: no residency (perfect for a full time career & family), locked-in tuition rates, flexible teachers, set expectations in course requirements. If you can synthesize materials and write well, you'll do fine. My mentor was great, my teachers were responsive and thoughtful. I never had an ... [Read more]
32 of 48 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic -- IF you are serious
June 27, 2012
If you are interested in online education, ignore all of these "it's a scam" posts. I am nearly complete with my doctorate program and have found it to be an incredibly rewarding and worthwhile experience. The faculty is helpful, the quality of the education is top notch. Of course, YOU MUST BE SERIOUS ABOUT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN EDUCATION. If you are just going to sit back and hope that a teacher holds your ... [Read more]
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Current Employees' Perspective
June 26, 2013
As a purely online university, NCU is not the worst in private education. That said, their main objective is to drive up enrollment, revenues, and profits to elevate valuation the company in order to sell to the highest bidder within the next 2 to 3 years. The university is owned by a couple of private equity firms (Rockbridge and Falcon) wanting to cash in on their rapid growth over the past 4 years. Several of ... [Read more]
31 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Run Away as Fast as You Can!
August 12, 2012
I am a doctoral student at NCU and I wish I had transferred when I became concerned about NCU's bad business practices and ethics. I have been stuck in the CP stage for months for very questionable reasons. Each time there is a rejection another course must be paid for. The new full-time dissertation chair model is a joke and has only been done to support the upcoming accreditation. Doctoral students are stuck because no ... [Read more]
29 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Abusive to students
January 10, 2013
I was at NCU and passed the comps first time (the part that gets most people) I was in DIS II...but they had changed my chairs three times. None of which had ANY knowledge of my field. The latest simply refused to give any real answers. Simply told me to 'check the university documents' or 'review successful dissertations'. So I complained and requested a new chair. As soon as I received notice that my request ... [Read more]
29 of 39 people found the following review helpful
April 26, 2012
I am a current student and I was intimidated at first regarding the whole idea of an online program. It took a few weeks for me to catch on to this type of learning platform. Once I adjusted I really came to enjoy it. It is up to me to complete my coursework. I feel more accomplished when I turn a paper in and recieve an A. Everytime I have asked for help I have ... [Read more]
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