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Great University!

Bachelor of Science - March 2, 2013
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I enrolled in the summer of 2009. I saw a TV ad on the local tv channel for UIU. I was shocked that they had a branch in my city and I was instantly attracted to it. I had a friend play baseball at UIU and graduate and had nothing but great things to say about the University. I had originally got information from Kaplan but after visiting UIU, it was a no brainer. I am now in my senior year at UIU and it's going great. I plan to graduate with my BS in Criminal Justice and possibly enroll in the MPA program. The professors are very qualified. I don't think i've had a professor who does not have a PhD. I even have instructors let me use them for references for jobs and that speaks volumes! They will help you and work with you no matter what. Give UIU a shot, you won't regret it! GO COCKS!!

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Great Experience!

Bachelor of Science - February 20, 2013
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I have been a student with Upper Iowa University for just over 2 years and will graduate in March with my BS in Marketing. UIU is a great institution with a great deal to offer. The staff, professors, and technical support all go above and beyond normal activities to ensure a very rewarding experience. I will admit that the experience was outstanding enough for me to apply and get accepted into the UIU MBA program.

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Excellent Online Education

Bachelor of Science - February 18, 2010
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I have been a student at UIU online since 2007 and I definitely made the right choice. Every Summer I have attended the IEXL 1 week accelerated courses they offer at the main campus and this has saved me an extra year of course work. The campus is beautiful and visiting the campus is motivating. I would suggest all online learners to take one undergraduate course on campus, it changes your view of all the other online schools. I have had great professors at UIU and the course's were challeging and eduactional. Just like any school, some classes are more difficult and require more studying than others. I am working on my senior progect now and I have always had easy access to my professer's. My current professor has been so helpfull and is helping me on the format of my current 20 page paper. I have noticed that most of the professors go out of their way to help their students. I have also found that I learned more in the UIU online setting when I look back to my community college years. The online classroom delivery format has just been updated to a new state-of-the-art online classroom. The older outlook classroom is retired as of March, 2010. The Fayette campus is currently getting $75 million in upgrades to it's older student center, a new arts building, and dorms. Over all, I am very satisfied with my experience with UIU and would highly recommend this online program to others.

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Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Science - March 10, 2009
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I can honestly say that I didn't enjoy my time at UIU. The majority of the teachers were not helpful and some were down right rude. The OWA for online classes is not user friendly at all. The demands for online classes were a lot more time consuming than any classroom setting that I have ever attended. I was failed for one class by a teacher for a paper and took it over with a different teacher turned in the EXACT same paper and passed with an A. Figure that one out! I tried to appeal the F only to find out that the professor who gave it to me was on the board of appeals. Sound shady?! The senior project directions are not clear at all so don't count on passing with a good grade or getting any feedback what so ever. You have to turn in your rough draft by week 5 with the hopes that you are actually going to get feedback and some thoughts from the teacher only to receive a sentence, literally one sentence. No notes on your 20+ pages or edits, just one sentence. You are required to do a paper yet no where in the directions did it state that it was a "research" project. You also have to do a power point presentation for this project yet it's not worth any points. How can something that is required for you to pass not be worth any points?! Do yourself a favor and look into all online programs before you chose UIU. I wish I had.

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