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City University of Seattle Reviews

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  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    What to do for fun

    study

    Tips for prospective students

    It's too expensive Lack of communication or help about your schedule Books are expensive too

    In three sentences

    The college is great online. Just tends to have some teachers that are not as open with students who need help. It took them a year to finally start a little communication with me to see about classes were going.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Full-time employees who already have a position established and are looking to move up, but within a firm who already knows your capabilities. Talk to bosses about the program first! Great for the student who's office will pay for it!

    Bang for the buck

    When I was researching schools, I was rushed and stupid. Instead of doing the full research I should have done, I merely did the online chat with one of the schools advisers and asked if the business program was accredited. I did not double check. It is not, and now that I am two quarters in, I am discovering this. The education is poor with a low level of participation from the professors. The technology is horrible and not even the professors fully understand the approach to the online site. Email is only available if you log in to their website, you cannot check it with your own software (ie Outlook) and it is unable to be forwarded to other email addresses, yet they require that you use it. I am currently in the process of transferring to WSU's online MBA program. However, because City U's program is not accredited, my credits will not transfer. I am starting over. It is fully worth this for a good education that I can be proud of. WSU costs less, and is accredited. They provide lectures and presentations, are responsive, and have a wonderful reputation. My advise- truly think about what you're paying for. This place is not saving you any money.

    Food and Dining

    No applicable

    Dorm Life

    I do not think this is applicable.

    Academic Rigor

    The best thing about the online program is the discussion forums with other students. The professors are inactive and lazy. You will not receive a lecture or presentation of any kind, just a text and directions to discuss with other students or answer questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep looking- you can do better.

    In three sentences

    This school is fine and dandy if you just want to get a certificate/degree and do not care about reputation or education. If you're in it for the piece of paper, by all means go for it. Keep in mind though, that it costs more than other schools, effort is poor, and individual programs are not accredited.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 person found this inaccurate. 3 of 5

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Exceptionally inovative, creative hands on Special Education program. Technology savy open-minded professors who are willing to spend that one more minute or make that one phone call to help a student succeed. flexible hours for the working class student are available.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus it's really safe, it well illuminated and also there are people checking every couple of hours to see if everything is ok.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of places where to go to, inside the dorms you'll find one floor available for working on groups or get together and see movies, on the outside there is downtown, many stores to shop, many parks and green spaces to relax and of course a lot of Starbucks.

    Food and Dining

    Even though its a little far from the dorms, they always offer different food in order to satisfy every requirement, also people treat you very well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really cool, are spacious and clean, once a week they clean inside each room, bathrooms are always perfect and offers many places to work on your homework.

    Academic Rigor

    Its a little heavy the work load, but as long as you keep doing them on the right time you can make it, besides teachers let you advance at class or even make group discussions with them.

    Tips for prospective students

    To organize very well, in order to keep track of classes and homework, its a lot of work but they can pull it off by doing the work whenever teachers require it.

    In three sentences

    CityU it's a great university, it has very prepared teachers, with professional skills that help students to understand better the real and working life, the infrastructure satisfies the necessity of students and the help service its always there for you.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very well kept, in a nice part of town, and very safe.

    Greek Life

    None, this is not a traditional school.

    Clubs and Activities

    None.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who work and for international students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you put in.

    What to do for fun

    This is a limited campus. It is setup for pretty much just classes for working people.

    Food and Dining

    The only thing close to this is a large break room type of a setting. It doesn't have services, but it is comfortable, well kept, and a nice area overall.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The grading structure is very fair. If you show up and try, you will do just fine in class. I wasn't a very good student, but if I actually put forth the effort, the classes aren't that bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    When picking classes, the online system can be a little confusing. Using the academic advisers can be really helpful.

    In three sentences

    City University is definitely a school set up for students who work and are trying to better themselves. This school has a lot of options and is very flexible to student's needs.