South University Online
Review Averages: 4.8 out of 10
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
South University Online Reviews:
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I finished not sure I would recommend
Business Administration - August 4, 2016
I started at South University back in January 2008, there weren't a lot of options for an online degree at the time and their reviews look good. I completed my BS in Information Technology in May 2011. Although some of the classes were challenging, I found the program to be very basic and not as difficult as I expected. Obtaining my bachelors has opened many doors for me. I don't think I gained a lot of knowledge doing it at South University. I grew more and more disgusted with the program as time went on, but I was so invested in it I was determined to finish. I tried to transfer, but the school I was attempting to transfer to wouldn't give me a straight answer as to how many credits they would accept. I don't blame South for this, it's common with many schools. The cost of the school is hardly worth it with so many other better schools now offering online programs. At the time it was one of the better options. I wouldn't recommend going to South for a degree. There is one advantage to going to a for profit college. You don't get the fund raising calls to raise money for one thing or another.
Failed to Give Degree
Health Sciences - August 1, 2016
I refused to attend to South University again. I no longer live in the South Carolina any more. I have currently moved back home to with family. Got ready to transfer my credit and they are going to tell me that " I can't not get my transcript or my degree because I owe them money", So is this what yall due to your students but yall keep calling me back to attend to this school. I owe other colleges as well but this is the first college that I know of that do this. Now how can I further my education in Nursing.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Attend only if you are desperate
MSN- FNP - July 6, 2016
The university personnel were very supportive when I first began - returned calls, resolved issues,ensured that I was having a great experience. As soon as they felt like I had invested enough time and money, I was totally left to sink or swim. I began to realize they had lied about assisting me with finding a preceptor for the clinical rotations, they hardly, if ever returned calls or e-mails. All of a sudden, no one was in charge of what they were hired to do and I kept being forwarded to 5 different answering machines. It took me longer to graduate due to this reason as I ended up missing a semester, which of course, no one had the courtesy to apologize for and/or explain. What a mess!!! I am almost at the end of the program and guess what, my transcript was not sent 5 weeks ago when I requested it. The transcript office just told me that the request did not go through, but she also stated that she could see the payment I made for my transcripts in my portal. I felt like a lot of people were lying to me the entire time, not doing their job, or just there to fill space and get paid. The textbooks online are good, library is good, some good professors and some bad ones too. You will have to do a lot of learning somewhere else if you want to be a competent provider. Seriously, attend this school only if you have no other choice because it will be hell from the beginning to the end (i.e. if you even reach the end).
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I would recommend anyone to attend
Health Sciences - May 12, 2016
I have only positive things to say about South University Online. I graduated in January 2015 with an Associate Degree in Applied Health Science. I am one of those students who had to study intensively because good grades do not come easy for me. As an Online adventure, I had to say it is comparable to attending a brick and mortar building. The instructors, and support staff like the academic and financial advisors were there when I needed them. I had couple of emergencies come my way, but I kept the communication going. I am now pursuing my LPN to RN through an area College near where I live. All my prerequisites satisfied the general/science course and I will be starting in July 2016 with my ADN program. The one hurdle I had was paying my tuition. The problem was me and not the university. Nevertheless I met all conditions and graduated with a 3.63 GPA cum Laude. I am planning on returning for BS in Health Science/BSN.-E Grenke
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
MSN FNP worth it
MSN- FNP - February 6, 2016
I am in the Online MSN FNP program. It is an Online Program, you are going to get out of it what you put in. The course work is comparable to other schools in the area. I am pleased with the school and its curriculum. The professors will contact you if you need them. The pass rate on the certification exam is about 85% and this is comparable. The most challenging part is finding clinical sites. I have found this to be the case with not only South, but other schools as well. All in all its worth the time and effort.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
please do not go here! lost 9 months, I didn't listen. Don't make the same mistake!
RN to BSN online - January 30, 2016
I enrolled in March of 2015 in the rn to bsn despite the red flags and the reviews I read. I thought that everyone takes to the Internet to complain. I thought this is an older legitmate southern university and I am 100 percent committed. I confirmed on more than one occasion that I only needed the core nursing classes because I had deadline and because that is all I needed anywhere. In Novemeber while I was in my 8th class they added 13classes to my schedule. Classes I had already taken. Before I committed to this school I looked at the cirrculum up coming and noticed several of these on there that I had taken like psychology yet I have a degree in psychology so I immediately emailed my counselor. Funny thing I knew that they would only talk on the phone it was like pulling teeth to get an email out of them so take note of this. She assured me it was a mistake and the circculum changed back to the core nursing classes until November. I have went back and forth with them no justice on more lies and manipulation. This cool is a scam..it like buying a used car that was just wrecked. I recognize now even with communication up the chain what a poor business they are. I do not believe they will sustain. Their management company education management company was just sued by the U.S. department and justice for consumer fraud and so forth. They are probation for the second year in a row with the southern colleges association. I would give a lot to have read this review before I started but I guess I read similar ones I just did not have the proof. Here are two examples the 99.5 million dollars paid and the probation so please look these up and do your own research.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Horrible! Don't do it
Business Administration - January 7, 2016
Horrible "advisors" will not assist you with anything but putting you in debt. BULLIES! You can take a class when giving birth to your 3rd child in 5 years. "If you take a semester off you won't be able to get financial assistance" When I couldn't keep up 3 weeks after the birth "the birth of a child is not an excuse for failure".
6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
worse decided made
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.
3 of 6 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.
5 of 7 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.
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