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University of the Southwest Reviews

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  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    USW is an extremely underwhelming college where it does not seem as though anyone really communicates with anyone else. If you have questions, you might have to address someone completely different than who you would think, in order to get an answer. Financial aid advisers seem to be rather rude and take quite a while to reply to e-mails, if they bother to reply at all. From what I have read elsewhere, it also seems as though this college's credits are non-transferable. There is an enrollment fee, but they don't tell you about that up front, either.,

    What to do for fun

    If you are an online student here, just do whatever you wish for fun.

    Food and Dining

    No idea. I attend USW online.

    Dorm Life

    No idea. I attend USW online.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors seem to be highly educated and knowledgeable about their fields. Assignments can be challenging, but not impossible to complete.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are wanting to attend an online college, the best I can say is that this one is only alright. Most of the online professors are friendly and easy to talk to, but it can be difficult to get online students to even respond to you on discussion boards if you do not fit in with and have several things in common with them. Advisers do not seem to communicate with each other very well and it can sometimes take months to hear back from your financial adviser. Student and retention advisers are always willing to communicate, but financial aid is not. There are too many departments to deal with when you have questions about your financial aid and when you do get answers to your questions, those answers just make more questions arise. I personally would not recommend this college to anyone, but there seem to be many people who do enjoy it regardless.

    In three sentences

    The online professors are usually rather willing to communicate. Online classes are pretty decent, though it is sometimes difficult to get other online students to communicate with you, even on the forums/discussion boards, where they are supposed to respond. Student advisers and retention councilors are willing to communicate. However, financial advisers are not that great.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 2

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Online program, sorry

    Dorm Life

    One star due to being in the grad program

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick the school based on what's right for your needs and what you want to go into

    In three sentences

    I like the online program its very flexible and will work with you