South University Online
Review Averages: 4.8 out of 10
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
South University Online Reviews:
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Health Sciences - June 23, 2015
I was looking for college online cause determined to get my degree in nursing I was recommended by friend to college I had never hear of but since had started I heard nothing but great things still she got her degree and found it was a worthless document and waste of money . This school is joke. I have tired to withdraw mmore than eight times refuse to. They have mess with my finical aid.and even I decided to withdraw cause enrolled local cummity college they kept trying to force me to stick with them. It been over six months now I can't start at college cause finical aid issue. I had not done any assignments with them anymore yet am still enrolled with them. So remecommed not to enroll in this university. They have ruin my chances to start my career and continue my education just cause refuse to withdraw me. Don't make this mistaken.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
RN to BSN online - June 4, 2015
Overall I felt that I received a great education at South University. I am so surprised to hear some of the negative reviews. I would and have recommended the school to Nurses working to expand their education. South University demonstrated that they were routinely and sincerely interested in student feedback at the end of each course I took. I learned a lot from the instruction I received their and feel well prepared to pursue further education.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
South University Online - March 27, 2015
I attended South University Savannah for my BS degree in Healthcare Management. I just graduated January 2015. It was not easy but I have to say that everyone there was kind and supportive. It took me from 2008 until 2015 because I had to take some time off because my student loans capped out and I had to be a cash paying student. The classes were $1600.00 each 6 week session. That is the only gripe and unexpected occurrence I have that I wish they would have told me about when I started. None the less I never gave up on myself and I figured that if I have to pay for this education anyway I need to have a degree to show for it. I liked the experience so much I am now attending the Masters program in Healthcare Administration. Online learning is not easy but the staff was there for me all the way as much as possible. They were always a phone call away.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
MSN- FNP - March 27, 2015
If you are considering this FNP program, go somewhere else. The curriculum has very little to do with real life, and the didactic facilitators are less than helpful. Especially in the practicum proposal class, my class is the guinea pig, and it is horrid. I've spent more time on that "class" than on my real class. The facilitators do not ever answer your questions, posts or emails. I have several family members that are following in my path, and I will never recommend this university to anyone
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Worst decision ever!
MSN- FNP - March 16, 2015
I was looking to continue my nursing education and received a post card in the mail for South University. I initially started my program on campus then later transferred to online due to all MANY issues I was having on campus. Rather than getting better, things remained the same. The school was getting a bad rep and many peers were embarrassed about choosing South, so they lied about where they were going. I can't even begin to list all the problems that I have and continue to have with this so called "school." It has been one nightmare after the other. I have taken my complaints to the professors, advisors, Dean and even to Savannah, all with not much concern for what is/was going on. Everyone just brushed most of the issues and concerns under the rug. I speak for many when I say that I feel ill prepared to go out and start my new career. Often times we taught ourselves. There is no consistency with this school or within my program. It seems as if they allow anyone to come teach the classes, and give whatever grades they want, with no justification of what they are doing. My GPA is good (3.7), but I have never seen so much inconsistency or chaos in my life, and I have graduated from other schools, this is not my first or even second degree. I have never hated anything so much in my life and I have never regretted a decision more than choosing to attend South University. I have cried and prayed and nothing this school says or does surprises me anymore. I just look forward to that day that I am completely done with this school, which is soon. I hope all that has been done in the dark will come to light, and that ultimately, the school is shut down. Before attending this school (any campus or online), do your research. Get things in writing and keep record and proof of everything, believe me, you will need it!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Nothing but regret!!!
MSN- FNP - March 16, 2015
I started this program nearly 2 years ago, and have regretted every minute of time wasted thus far. Im too close to finishing to leave now, which is the only reason I stay. The school is not prepared, nor are they consistent in anything they say or do. I have a list of complaints that are a mile long. I've made several complaints, even taking it as far as Savannah, only to be informed that everything the school is doing is fine. The hell it is! I tell everyone I know and even people I don't know, not to attend this so called school. It's a major waste of time and money. Those that had good results, good for you, but please know, you are few and far in between. I pray they get shut down (after I get out). Is this school a joke? I must be getting punked! It's THAT bad!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT - February 16, 2015
I am a new student to south university. It seems like all of the reviews I have read are very disappointing. My wife currently goes to south getting a MA degree and I am working on a BA. She is in her last two classes and she loves it but I don't like them at all. She went to the school here in Alabama to get all of her information done and I just called the 800 number. I can't seem to get in touch with none of my advisors at all. Overall it is a terrible school and they hold your stipends and have excuses about why you don't have it.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
MSN- FNP - February 12, 2015
I don't think that the university has the finances clear. In the financial aid given to me in September, they should only discount the class until December and with the second part of the money in January, they should discount until July. It shouldn't get ahead of payments because then it limits the possibility of buying books, which are very expensive. One of the commentaries that can be read online about the university is over the finances, which I assume is done to all the students. It seems to me that this is wrongly done and that you should revise your way of proceeding with financial aid. On my part, I will be communicating with the department of education to inform them about this. This is my opinion,thank you.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
No assistance for internships or job assistance
Health Care Management - January 31, 2015
I graduated from South University-Richmond in April 2013. The classes were somewhat challenging but not too difficult. However, I did not have the opportunity to do an internship (they claimed there were none in Richmond.) We had no prep at all to go out looking for jobs (mock interviews, etc.). The "Director" for Career Services was no help at all with placing students in careers. She sends out emails listing opportunities but does nothing to promote the University in person. I now have $64,000 in student loans and am in a position that is not really what I spent all that money to accomplish. If I knew then what I know now I would not go to South.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Save your money and your time
Health Sciences - January 23, 2015
The PTA program is not worth it at South Uni. They only care about the big bucks. The professors took advantage of me in many ways. I believe they care more about your pocket then they do about you as a student and human being. They want you to suck up to them and if you don't you will be treated unfairly. After my clinicals were over I knew I have been screwed over many times. Not to mention how much money I owe to a school that killed my happiness.
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