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  • 08/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 20 people found this review useful. 1 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self motivators, highly organized, able to find information and research without becoming flustered. BTW my degree in Health Care Informatics is accepted not only nationally but internationally this to me is very important. Best of luck in you endeavors in college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow what you want to do not what everyone else thinks you should do. You are the one that will be doing this type of work. If your not ready for college don't do it! It will at first break someones heart but not their wallet. Go when you realize how much you want this for your future. It will make a huge different in how you approach learning.

    Bang for the buck

    In this economy I can tell you after I received my AA in business I did a better job researching online schools for my BS Degree. I spent a total of 60 hours researching school and had the CEO of the company I work for look over the number before I even considered applying for WGU! WGU is a non-profit university you pay a fixed amount for 6 months and you can take as many class as you can pass in 6 months. You don't have to do that wait for you partner to finish there part of the report stuff!! You are accountable for your work and your grade of your own effort. Get in and out as quickly as you can it is all on you and your abilities.

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes very much so! The mentors are great they don't leave you in the lurch wondering how to go about starting classes. The orientation is very easy to understand and you can e-mail or call toll free all the time. My mentor Mike calls me once a week to see that I am on track with my goals. He helps me with classes that I have struggles with and cheers me on when I zoom through others.

    Am learning a lot

    The great thing about this type of learning is that you go at your own pace. I am a detail orietnted person that can stay focused on a topic easier in this format. If I were to be sitting in a classroom my mind would be wondering around thing of the other tasks I could be accomplishing while I was working on my assignments. This method offers me the ease of running the dishwasher, the laundry and all those other neat things while I am working on my assignments. I get to slice and dice my hours the way I need to.

  • 05/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 2 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students wanting to pursue an online education and obtain a teaching, business or IT degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in a Business, Teaching, or IT degree check out the programs with WGU. WGU is based out of Utah, but they have a new campus (opened just last year 2010) in Indiana. Students wanting to start the program must apply by the 15th of the month to start the 1st of the next month.

    Bang for the buck

    I had my Associates degree from another school when I decided to look into WGU. Many of my credits transferred and the tuition is so much more inexpensive than most other colleges (my research was done mostly with online programs) Financial Aid is available through WGU.

    Am enjoying being here

    The resources available to the students is invaluable, and there are so many it is almost overwhelming, but in a good way.

    Am learning a lot

    Like most online programs the IT-Database program is very intensive and accelerated. But the program is awesome. I am receiving industry certifications from organizations such as CIW and CompTIA. This is the part that really cinched it for me (that and the inexpensive tuition costs)

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 3 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    as safe as your home.

    Great for these types of students

    those who are highly self motivated, have family or work obligations and need flexibility or are home bound.

    Bang for the buck

    wgu charges a flat rate for a 6month semester, you can take and pass any amount of classes in that time frame for one super low flat rate.

    What to do for fun

    whatever you want

    Food and Dining

    if you are a good cook the food is awesome, if you are not a good cook, the food is terrible.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm, all on-line from the comfort of your own home.

    Academic Rigor

    wgu is a competency based school with wonderful learning resources. if you are competent in a subject already you don't have to re-learn it, just take the test and if you pass it, you pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    call and talk with the course mentors ifyou have any questions or problems. they will explain it till you get it!

    In three sentences

    awesome on-line school for those who have family, jobs or require flexibility. mentors are very supportive and always available. you must be self motivated to succeed at on-line learning though.

  • 02/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 4 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus is in the safety of my home. no walking on dark streets, no parking issues. co-ed housing; i love my roommate and we are very compatible for 22 years!

    Great for these types of students

    i am a non-traditional student returning 30 years after high school graduation. i am working a 40 hour per week job and have no difficulty meeting my education deadlines, tasks or testing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the location of my campus is any where i want and find time to study that has a wifi connection.

    Bang for the buck

    in the last year i have completed over two years of academic studies. i do not have to wait on instructors to slug through knowledge i have already acquired and do not have to race to keep up if it is new material. i have taken state certifications and passed on the first attempt. while waiting for the assessments to start, many of the students from regular colleges were there to retake the test as they had not passed it the first time.

    What to do for fun

    for fun, i sit in my recliner to study. i enjoy this experience far greater than any regular college i have attended. no travel for night classes.

    Food and Dining

    i personnally cater food for my family 7 days per week. food is home cooked and just as ordered 24-7.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is great. accommodations are just like home!

    Academic Rigor

    i have found the assignments and assessments a challenge and it is a true measure of the knowledge you should be learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    be a self-starter and committed to working for your degree. be willing and able to study on your own. use the resources available to you.

    In three sentences

    wgu receives top ratings for online students pursuing a bachelor degree in special education and have found it exhilarating and at times a challenge. i currently work 40 hours per week and find it fits my schedule and has been well worth the time and effort.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 5 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who can learn by themselves without the need for a classroom setting. Students with flexible schedules. Students who are self-motivated and self-disciplined.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions if you don't understand something, there's plenty of help. Don't procrastinate. Use your time wisely.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is very low compared to other online colleges. You can accelerate through a course to graduate even earlier to save even more money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying the experience because I can finish a class at my own pace. I am meeting new people through online communications.

    Am learning a lot

    The resources that they provide are enormous. I am also learning from other students.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 6 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    western governors is great for the working mom or full time employee seeking to advance their careers.

    Bang for the buck

    if a student can handle a higher course load this is certainly the most cost efficient option.

    Academic Rigor

    i can not adequately answer this question as i have not yet started the program.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would advise future students to avoid delaying their education. there will never be a better time than right now.

    In three sentences

    western governors is a very supportive online university. their flexible admissions schedule and courses allow adult working students the flexibility they need to achieve a higher education. a student can finish as quickly or as slowly as their life/schedule allows.

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self-Motivated, Driven, Competitive, Hardworking, those who like challenges, those who know they can dedicate the time necessary.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just stay on top of things. Yes, everyone at WGU will support you as best they can - but you have to motivate yourself and not give up!

    Bang for the buck

    TIME had it right: This is the best [and cheapest] online university that you never heard of. One year of school with Western Governors University will cost me less than one year in-state with another school I went to here in New Jersey!

    Will enjoy being here

    Between my awesome counselor and everyone else who is really helpful, I'm very certain that I will enjoy my time with WGU.

    Will learn a lot

    I've been accepted to the university and am definitely looking forward to the Interdisciplinary Studies program! I'll be able to accelerate through what I already know so that I can spend the majority of my time learning and honing what I don't.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i'm off campus.

    Greek Life

    i'm off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    i'm off campus

    Great for these types of students

    great for self motivated students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i'm off campus.

    Bang for the buck

    it certainly gives you more bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    since i am an online student, i'm not familiar with campus activity.

    Academic Rigor

    i will give it a 5-star for academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    this is a self-paced course and requires you to be very discipline. set a goal and time of to study and stick with it. your mentors are your best friends.

    In three sentences

    wgu is an excellent school. it gives you the flexibility of attending classes day or night. mentors are very helpful.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    maintain the security at your home.

    Clubs and Activities

    wgu has many activities for you to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    distance learners

    Bang for the buck

    you get what you put into it.

    What to do for fun

    wgu provides you with great mentors that are easy to talk to. it's like having your own personal cheerleader in your corner.

    Food and Dining

    food in your refrigerator.

    Dorm Life

    your own home.

    Academic Rigor

    wgu assists you with putting demands on yourself and assisting you to reach those goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    pay close attention to their grading process.

    In three sentences

    wgu is a great college for students who work fulltime. they allow you to work at your own pace and get as much work done in a six month time frame that you can. they have made my life and many other students lives easier.

  • 05/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For those who don't want to borrow their lives away to pay for college. Great for those who are online learners and have full time jobs.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you've been out of the education arena for awhile, make sure you brush up on your algebra before enrolling!

    Bang for the buck

    Best you'll ever get anywhere

    Academic Rigor

    Supportive faculty and members! Glad I finally decided to return to school. Online distance learning is the way to go!

  • 07/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I completed 40 credit hours in 6 months!! My background allowed me to accelerate through the classes that I already had knowledge in. I would recommend this school to anyone. Most classes do not require books, they are all online and provided. No matter how many classes you take the cost never goes up.

    Am enjoying being here

    The mentor based approach is very helpful. I can always email my mentor and I usually hear back within a few hours, if not less...even on the weekends.

    Am learning a lot

    The objective tests and work assignments are relative to what you are trying to learn.

  • 09/12/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I am in the application process at this time but have thouroughly enjoyed speaking with everyone so far. The staff is very sincere and kind in helping me through the process.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    My home is one of the safest cities in the US, so I'd say its a very safe campus for me!

    Greek Life

    Lambda Lambda Lambda

    Clubs and Activities

    None, unless you are in nursing or teacher's college.

    Great for these types of students

    Busy students who work full-time jobs, including parenting, or anyone with the dedication needed for online learning who is looking for a great and affordable program to continue education!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's online...none of it is traditional!

    Bang for the buck

    Not-for-profit...need I say more? Under $3000 per 6- month term for undergrads, plus financial aid available including scholarships. Plus the more time you invest in completing the courses, the more courses you can complete and earn more than the minimum 12 cu's which will save you even more money!!!

    What to do for fun

    Whatever is available in your town!

    Food and Dining

    Eat where ever you want...no limits!

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life because it is an online university!

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the most challenging programs that will prepare you for the real world! Not very traditional, but will make sure you know the subject instead of just testing your ability to memorize.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study hard and learn a lot! Don't be fooled because it is an online university...this school will challenge you better than some brick and mortar schools! Do not be afraid to ask for help. The course mentors are there to help as well as the student mentors. Pay attention to the posts in the community board as they have a lot of helpful information. Try to attend webinars and do not procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    This is an amazing school that teaches a lot! It provides a better understanding than other universities. My student mentor has been my savior!

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated students. Even if you are not a highly self motivated student you will do great, the mentors are very inspirational! Stay at home moms, busy professionals or someone looking to improve their life! Work on your schedule and at your own pace!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get started today! There is no time like the present to start changing your life!

    Bang for the buck

    I can take as many classes as I want for one price in a six month period! In my first month I have finished the entire first terms requirements!! I love this as my family has struggled since my husband was injured at work four years ago. Low tuition and e-textbooks make this a wonderfully cost effective choice!

    Am enjoying being here

    I have loved working with the mentors! They are quick to respond to my questions and give me guidance. The staff that I have had contact with has all been quite knowledgable.

    Am learning a lot

    I am excited to continue my education. I love that WGU is competency based education. As a business owner, there are many areas I am quite familiar with and don't need further instruction in. I can demonstrate my knowledge and move on to the next area of study.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    My home is very safe!

    Greek Life

    Online

    Clubs and Activities

    Online communities.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for independent, working adults with families who are anxious to complete their education as quickly as possible.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition at WGU is around $3000 per 6 months. It is a year-round program. Classes can be accelerated, done one at a time, and if the student completes all the classes scheduled for the 6-month term, you can pick up the next class for free. Most text books are available online for no fee.

    What to do for fun

    All the stuff I can do from home with family and friends.

    Food and Dining

    I cook in my own home's kitchen!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is HOME!!!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are challenging, but the tuition and term structure allows for accelerated progress for no extra fee.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since WGU is an online university, students need to have access to the internet and a computer. Good time management skills are important, as well as internet savvy. Independent learners will do well with WGU.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great university for mid-career adults who are currently working full-time. There is amazing support for student services, student communities, teacher mentors, and curriculum. With everything available online, including testing, things like weather, illness, and time crunches don't interfere with completing the course work.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Excellent tuition rates and opportunities to save money by completing more classes in one semester.

    Academic Rigor

    The work requires reading and lot's of independent study time. The rigor is about a level 4 out of 5 (with 5 being very rigorous).

    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask if you need assistance. Each course provides mentors with reasonable availability (mon-sat) and they are very helpful. Be determined to get things done on your own, don't wait to work, read ahead and complete courses (this will save you money because WGU allows you to complete as many classes as you want in a semester as long as they are passed).

    In three sentences

    WGU online is a great school if you are a student that prefers to work at their own pace, yet if you desire a group setting and a lot of collaboration it may not be a place for you. WGU allows students to work at their own pace for the most part and provides needed assistance when requested.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is an online school, there is no campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working and dedicated students. Students who can skim texts for the important information will do well here. Also, those who can filter the important information from the unimportant.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are none.

    Bang for the buck

    It costs about $3,000 per semester, including your books. Cheapest school online and it is cheaper then state schools and private schools.

    What to do for fun

    WGU has a social community through Facebook.

    Food and Dining

    This is an online school, there is no food and dining provided.

    Dorm Life

    This is an online school, there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Very high quality.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you schedule out study time and take the pre-assessments before you begin your chapters.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great school for those who are ready to get their education. They have all the resources and support needed to succeed. Anyone can succeed with WGU.

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 423

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Get up late and study in your pj's!

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any other university. Same text, same problems so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay it off in one chunk. Study early in the morning and late at night. Accelerate your learning.

    In three sentences

    A good university with a great price tag. I was worried, but it turns out my subject-area professors do have Ph.D.'s. The online curriculum is good so far.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    You work at your own pace independently so you must be a motivated self learner to have success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit the wgustudents.com message board to request a free application fee code!

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is the perfect school for those looking to earn a legitimate, fully accredited degree online. WGU is the perfect choice for non-traditional students who need to work and support a family while attending school.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    is as safe as being at home!

    Greek Life

    what u want letters too?

    Clubs and Activities

    online activities and learning to share and answer questions.

    Great for these types of students

    Online learning is a commitment to yourself to stick to your schedule w/o a classroom environment. So, no matter what shift you may work, or what you have to work around, it is convenient.

    Bang for the buck

    Knowing the price of a good education is astronomical these days, WGU makes it very affordable. One flat rate for a semester, regardless of how many classes you take. Naturally, acceleration is key to graduating faster and cheaper and they help every step of the way.

    What to do for fun

    chat with all the other students online on facebook & twitter. Some may be local and you could do a face to face.

    Food and Dining

    Online... food & dining on me.. but I happen to be a good cook! LOL

    Academic Rigor

    You study at your own pace, but you are not alone. Testing is online or at a testing center (such as Pearson Vue). I was sent a webcam for testing online. It is proctored remotely with the webcam! Certain classes may need a more formal setting and Pearson Vue makes sure you are so you say you are! But, really the flexibility was a huge selling point for me.. and if you have the opportunity to accelerate during a term and add a class... it's at no additional charge!

    Tips for prospective students

    The initial week or so is crazy. Try to get a good feel for the website and ask your mentor a lot of questions. There are also mentors specifically for your field of study or class. They are on facebook & twitter for additional sources of communication & help.

    In three sentences

    Study at your own pace, accelerate if you want, online with loads of online resources. No specific time constraints for classes - go by your own schedule. Online tools keep you on track toward your goals. Weekly calls with your mentor to answer questions and guide you on your way.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should have a good understanding of what they want from college before applying, and make sure they meet all deadlines to ensure a smooth application process.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is challenging and flexible. The staff is very helpful and dedicated to helping the students succeed. It's a great option for idenpendent learners.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online

    Greek Life

    Online

    Clubs and Activities

    Online

    Great for these types of students

    Online

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online

    Bang for the buck

    The classes can be advanced and one is not limited to just the classes they start with. Once the required classes are completed, one can accelerate another class without paying more to do so.

    What to do for fun

    Online classes

    Food and Dining

    Online classes

    Dorm Life

    No dorm

    Academic Rigor

    A competency based program and grading can sometimes take a couple of days to get a grading response to papers. A proctored exams give results within 10 minutes of exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    My personal tips for prospective students are as follows: 1. Please be dedicated to online classes. They are not easy and APA format essays are a must so please be prepared. 2. Be honest with the goals you set with your instructors and mentor. They are there to help you. They may not tell you the answers to the proctered exams but they will give you tips to aid one in passing. 3. Have fun and enjoy your classes and make friends with your fellow students through the communities.

    In three sentences

    I am a current graduate student at Western Governors University pursuing a Masters of Science degree in nursing. My personal experience has been great and while it has not been a easy road, it has been very rewarding. In my opinion, Western Governors University is a great school and it takes a dedicated student to pursue a full online colleg.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Definitely can be a bang for the buck, you can fast track through your term and complete more credits than the required 12 and decrease your cost per credit.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a challenging program that requires hard work. Since this is self-paced you need to make sure to put the time into your course work consistently. There are two types of courses, ones with objective assessments and ones with performance assessments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are a person who is self motivated. Work with your mentor, they are a great resource. Also contact your course mentor when you are stuck, they are awesome!

    In three sentences

    This is a great school for someone who needs flexibility in a school. Great online school with lots of resources to help you through your program. My favorite thing about this school is my mentor, he rocks!

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Even though this is an online college they do offer activities in your local community.

    Great for these types of students

    Stay at home parents. Students that work well on their own. Students who can excel.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as money is concerned this is the best college to attend!!! You get a quality education very inexpensively. They are non-profit and you reap the benefits.

    What to do for fun

    You have a flexible schedule so you can do whatever you like for fun. You don't have to change your activities for this college.

    Food and Dining

    They don't have food and dining. You can eat at home :)

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are varied greatly. Some are extremely challenging others are easy as cake.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to make time to study. Expect your tests to be challenging. Call your mentor when you don't understand something.

    In three sentences

    WGU is great for stay at home parents. You are offered flexible schedules. They almost always have someone to offer you assistance if needed.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is one of the most affordable online schools out there!

    Dorm Life

    I go to school online so I do it from home.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found some classes difficult. WGU gave me the resources to learn and PASS each course. The courses are also competency based so if you know the information then you can skip right to the test!

    Tips for prospective students

    My only tip would be to go to this school if you are a stay at home mom, or a busy person.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a great school! Full time online classes make it so much easier for me to get an education being a mom of two. The mentor service they provide is amazingly helpful!

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who are older than the traditional student. You may work full time, part time or not at all, it's basically about what you want. To succeed in anything, you have to want to.

    Bang for the buck

    Awesome price for all you get.

    Academic Rigor

    Fast paced but you can still take your time. You can work full time and not feel overwhelmed.

    Tips for prospective students

    The mentors are there to help, read the community feedback on courses, and if you feel likes it's too much to fast, don't be afraid to talk with the course or your academic mentor. That's what they are there for.

    In three sentences

    Great academic and course mentor support. Keeps you motivated to finish your degree without pressuring you. Pays for certifications and proctoring fees, which you don't get at a lot of traditional schools.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    At home.

    Clubs and Activities

    Online.

    Great for these types of students

    Adults who work and/or are raising children.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Communities online to share with.

    Bang for the buck

    Is worth the money and time.

    What to do for fun

    At home.

    Food and Dining

    At home.

    Dorm Life

    Live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Great. Mentors are there to help. Only a phone call or email away.

    Tips for prospective students

    Hone up on computer skills. Know APA formatting.

    In three sentences

    Mentors are very Supportive. Affordable' in that you pay for time not courses. Distance learning allows one to be flexible.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I live in Texas so I can carry a gun

    Greek Life

    not so much

    Clubs and Activities

    not so much

    Great for these types of students

    working professionals and stay at home mom's and dad's

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a real graduation ceremony to attend

    Bang for the buck

    You can go through the classes as quickly as you want and do your work 24/7

    What to do for fun

    not on a campus

    Food and Dining

    cook my own or go to my favorite restaurants as usual

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    hard but I know my stuff now.

    Tips for prospective students

    Brush up on you typing skills. Have more than a pc and plenty of quiet room to work.

    In three sentences

    WGU is an online only school that has a great mentoring program which really makes me feel involved and connected. I've actually made friends at meet-ups even thought it's an online school. There are plenty of resources to help you understand course content.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that are willing to work hard and want to get their degree. It is not for those who want the college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Roughly 2800 dollars per six month term even if you only complete the minimum of 12 hours for ontime progress that is only 250 a credit hour. And you can accomplish more than that if you set your mind to it.

    Food and Dining

    None, except that of your own home.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, completely online learning. So, for me I like living in my own space.

    Academic Rigor

    The tests can be difficult and there are no study guides other than the syllabus. The graders for assignments have been fair but do not always offer much feedback about errors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you are getting into and make sure you take advantage of your student mentor. They are there to help you.

    In three sentences

    A great school if your are self motivated and able to keep a schedule. Completely online.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    All online

    Great for these types of students

    Young adults who work 40+ hours Parents with kids Single Parents Anyone who wants to fit college into their life (realistically)

    Bang for the buck

    Really affordable! You pay for University level at a community college price! Definately worth the buck! Payment plans and financial aid available

    What to do for fun

    Its all online so you get to stay at home:)

    Food and Dining

    Its all online so you get to stay at home:)

    Dorm Life

    Its all online so you get to stay at home:)

    Academic Rigor

    Instead of having a guidance conselor you see maybe once a term, you get a mentor who really becomes a not only a role model and a guide but a friend as well, they make you feel really comfortable, and care about you! Another great thing is that if you are in a course and you just don't like your professor, Western Governor's has 3-5 other teachers you can choose from! You can im your teachers, call them, or if you feel you are good on your own you don't need to talk to them at all (but they are all really nice and helpful!) Also, you don't have to spend a whole semester on 1 class, you can do a whole class in as little as 1 week(depending on how well you master the material) LOVE LOVE THIS SCHOOL!

    Tips for prospective students

    Everything is online, no books, so make sure you know how to use the web and all the systems provided!

    In three sentences

    Western Governor's cares about you as an individual person, no matter what your life situation. If you are a busy parent or have a full time job, this school is great! The staff are awesome, and it's 100 times better than my local community college!

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self-starters, self-disciplined, go-getters, goal-oriented, task-oriented, full-time working students, adult students seeking a higher education without having to change jobs or hours

    Bang for the buck

    Each semester is 6 months long and a flat rate tuition. You take as many classes as you want for the same price. This is great if you want to accelerate without being charged extra, you actually save money

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of online communities in which you can chat with other students

    Food and Dining

    Online schooling so food is whenever you decide to eat in your home's kitchen

    Dorm Life

    Online schooling so no dorms, just good old home life

    Academic Rigor

    The academic courses are very detailed and structured. Navigating through the course is manageable and their are many course mentors at your beck and call.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is an excellent online school if you wish to complete your education without hassle. However, it does take determination, commitment, and self-discipline.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors is an affordable school that offers acceleration opportunities at a flat rate per 6 month term. There are no deadlines and you choose how fast or slow you want to go per term. The school equips you with all types of support that include not only your education but financial, mental, and physical well-being.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Online

    Tips for prospective students

    Check it out and give them a call. You will be glad you did. This collage is the best.

    In three sentences

    This is the best online collage I have ever seen. The Mentor-ship program is remarkable. They even provide counseling if needed (it's included free).

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable tuition

    Academic Rigor

    Appears to be extremely good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Return all calls and correspondence immediately.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University treats each applicant with respect and caring. Information is given verbally and followed with a written response. Calls are returned immediately and always treated with importance.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Adults Single Parents Go Getters

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is not for profit. You get a top rated education without going into debt for the rest of your life!

    What to do for fun

    Site Seeing Mountain Climbing Skiing

    Food and Dining

    I have heard the food is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    I live in Ohio and in a comfortable house!

    Academic Rigor

    The reason I rated it in the middle is because not only do you have the option to go as fast as you want but, because you can also do the minimal CUs and still graduate on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school WANTS you to succeed! If you aren't ready to give it all you have, go somewhere else.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great University for adults like myself to get a degree and do something with their lives that they will truly enjoy! You go at your own pace with no pressure! The Mentor support that you receive is second to none!

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE, Military overseas, single parents, people traveling a lot for work.

    Bang for the buck

    $3000 per 6 months flat rate regardless of how may units you pass. Minimum of 12 units per 6 months but you can take as many as you can pass in 6 months periods.

    What to do for fun

    Ride motorcycles.

    Food and Dining

    I make my own food at home. I and I can cook.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm is my house. Love it!

    Academic Rigor

    These classes are very serious and rigors. Test taking is monitored by video camera and plagiarism is monitored through world wide websites.

    Tips for prospective students

    TIMELINE. Make sure you have a well planned out timeline to study. Very important to schedule days for testing.

    In three sentences

    This school is regionally accredited and allows you to work at your own pace from home. I was able to complete 81 units in one year and graduated. I start the masters program 09/01/2012

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's completely online so the safety is a factor that is up to you to provide.

    Greek Life

    I do not belong to WGU Kappa Delta Pi.

    Clubs and Activities

    WGU Kappa Delta Pi (This is for the Teachers College of WGU)

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is a fantastic college for those that do not need a traditional classroom setting. This is a great college for those that are good at self management. Self management is a huge factor and key here at this college. You must be able to manage your time efficient and effectively.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions or locations on campus since this college is online.

    Bang for the buck

    This college has 2 semesters per year at 6 months each semester. This keeps tuition low and affordable for the average person. WGU is also a fully accredited college with financial aid available.

    What to do for fun

    The same things you do now for fun since this is an online college. Just remember to give yourself enough time for your studies, as with any college.

    Food and Dining

    As I stated with the dorm life, your learning is online. Therefore the setting for your learning, dorm life, food, etc. is all on you.

    Dorm Life

    Since your learning takes place online, there are no dorms. The comfort of your own place is the setting for your learning, or perhaps you prefer to take a laptop to the coffee shop, book store or library. The setting for your learning is up to you.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at WGU are just as good as any traditional college setting. Your academic understanding will not suffer. This is not some I can breeze my way through kind of thing. They are normal college classes and should be remembered as such. They are no less important or easy than any other college setting. You are expected to do a B grade or better in order to get a passing grade. In this respect it is harder than traditional college. In a traditional setting, as long as you are passing it's fine. At WGU you must get a B or better to pass. This ensures that you have a complete understanding of that particular subject matter.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must do well with internet learning and not need a traditional classroom setting. Keeping in constant contact with your mentor and letting him/her know when you are struggling is esential; as there are ways they can help. The mentors will be essential in your learning here at WGU. Just because it is online, does not mean you do not need to take time for your studies. Make sure you are giving adequate time for your studies and do not wait until the last minute to do anything or ask for help. Give yourself time, not just for doing your assignments or tests, but for really understanding the subject matter.

    In three sentences

    This is a great cost effective way for those who do not have a lot money to go to college; there are only 2 semesters each year at 6 months each, this is what keeps tuition low and affordable . This college is great for those that do well with internet learning and do not need a traditional setting to excel. There is help and resources all you have to do is reach out to your mentor who you are in constant contact with.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self-Motivated, Busy Parents, People with full time career but need more education to advance.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every area has Alumni from WGU. They get together across the nation monthly to network and have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    The Tuition is really inexpensive, compaired to other fully accredited universities. When I am writing this my tutition is about $3,500 per 6 month term. Since each term is work as much work as you can get done, you can get out without much debt or even at $7000 a year, might be able to pay cash for it.

    What to do for fun

    I do a lot of things with friends, being my classes can be done 24/7. I just need to make sure I plan my time appropriately.

    Food and Dining

    This is an Online University How do you like your own cooking?

    Dorm Life

    This is an Online University How do you like your home?

    Academic Rigor

    This is as hard as you make it out to be. Since you are basically following a lesson plan and self teaching most of the work, it becomes really rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being an Online school, be sure you are self-motivated. The mentor program there helps but they can only do so much to keep you in the program. When you start each term sit down and get the classes done, a min of 12 units in needed to stay full time but if you get 23 done, all the more power to you.

    In three sentences

    This school is great for those that do not need a traditional classroom setting. The ability to pace yourself at a competency based program is simple the best. Show you can do it, move on!

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    good

    Academic Rigor

    fast pace, good teaching

    In three sentences

    they are competent in their abilities. they are friendly in their dealing with people. they are prepared for questions.

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    i am so impressed with the tuition costs at western governors university. i am a husband and father of five young children. changing careers is a difficult thing to do especially without a degree. returning to school could be a huge financial burden, but the small tuition at wgu is making it possible for me to return to school and receive my degree.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life isn't really an issue with this online school. fortunately, i am able to stay home with my sweet wife and five crazy kiddos.

    Academic Rigor

    i haven't started classes yet so i'm not really sure how rigorous the schedule will be, but i do know that the way that the classes are structred will allow me to go at my own speed.

    In three sentences

    i have recently applied and have been accepted as a student at western governors online university. although i do not start classes until march 1, 2012 i am already very impressed with this university. my enrollment counselor, jessica, and my financial aid counselor, kristin, have made this huge change in my life so much less stressful.

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    self-motivated independent learner doesn't need or want much hand-holding

    Bang for the buck

    great program for the price-- many resources included in tuition, including majority of basic study materials.

    Food and Dining

    no food except what you bring to the study table. :)

    Academic Rigor

    academic rigor varies between courses and programs, but overall is satisfactory.

    Tips for prospective students

    be flexible about locating resources online, and ready to use google.

    In three sentences

    decent school for the self-motivated.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    very informative.

    In three sentences

    great school. the administration and professors are very helpful with classes and the extra resources are excellent for learning.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    self-motivated, ambitious, hard working students that have full time jobs will benefit from wgu's learning environment!

    Bang for the buck

    i believe that a student really gets their moneys worth from wgu! i am taking the bachelors degree in information technology and 9 industry specific certifications are included in my program!

    Food and Dining

    i cant vouch for restaurants in salt lake city, because my courses are completely online.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm life of course because your classes are all online.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes at wgu are hard, they are online and self paced but you have incredible mentors and course mentors who are experts in the subject matter to guide you along and help you when you get stuck!!

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure that you choose the degree plan that you want in the beginning because you cannot just add or drop a class, you have to complete the entire program or switch to an entirely different program.

    In three sentences

    wgu is an excellent option for students who are self-motivated and want a fast track to a good quality education! students can work at a faster pace and since coursework is competency based, you can move ahead quickly if you already know your subject matter!

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    this environment is great for students that can commit to their studies, and be able to move forward as quickly as you can. as you complete assessments you can add addition assessments to your term, allowing you to complete your program quicker.

    What to do for fun

    i am attending in an online environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you can commit to at least 20 hours a week to study. the online environment is structured in a way where you will get the most out of your college experience if you have time to really study the material. you must be disciplined.

    In three sentences

    the courses are rigorous and rewarding. the environment is easy to navigate. there are excellent mentors to help you along the way.

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    if you are a working person with evenings free or odd free hours, this is the university to be a part of.

    In three sentences

    western governors university is a wonderful university to attend. the classes are fullfilling and you can develop a pace and style just for you.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Now, that depends on where you live, right? I, for one, am constantly having my cats steal my post-its and have tripped over my computer cord twice.

    Greek Life

    There's an honor society for students in the Ed program - KDP. I joined, and there are two times a year when they allow applications.

    Clubs and Activities

    No sports. No clubs. There are several student-led groups on facebook. However, when you enroll, you get a student success kit. It has a giant coffee mug, a t-shirt, a picture frame, a giant box of sticky notes and an excellent pen. Also, at the end of the first term, they sent a flash drive as a gift. That's like a club, right?

    Great for these types of students

    People seeking to professionalize their work experience and earn a degree in a familiar field. People who enjoy self-motivation. People who cannot be tied down to a particular schedule.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's the internet. It's full of unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    $3,000 for six months. Take as few as 12 CUs (Competency Units) or as many as you can complete. I did 33 the first term and have 22 under my belt in the first 2 months of my second term. Warning: if you don't complete a course by the end of the term, it does show as not passed, so don't get too far ahead of yourself. There is no additional cost for text books (either e-books or real books are included). It is what you make it.

    What to do for fun

    Stalk the Taskstream grading system to see if your papers are picked up. No, really. It's like a hobby. They should make Evaluator Trading Cards or something.

    Food and Dining

    Again, this school is all online. As a result, no dining hall. However, I am an excellent cook. And, on days when I am working too much on school to cook dinner, my wonderful family either cooks or brings food home.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, because this school is online. The great thing is that I can work wherever I have internet connection and power. I have converted my dining room into a study and work room, and it is perfect for me. If you are looking for a traditional college experience, this is not it.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, I have worked very hard in some courses and others have been a breeze. The challenging courses are not insurmountable. The ones that have been easy for me are subjects that I have either experienced in the real world either through work or social interaction, or just because I love to learn anyway. This is not a boxtop university, but it will be easier for some than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask yourself if you can truly work on your own, and if you answer that you can, talk to an enrollment counselor. The program is directed, the work is not a joke, and the school is accredited. Be honest in assessing your ability to motivate yourself to do a lot of research and a lot of writing.

    In three sentences

    WGU affords students the ability to work at their own pace and prove that they know the material. There are no set class times, but there is support from a network of qualified course mentors. It's a great school for motivated, dedicated students.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I eat from the comfort of my own home. If WGU offers food and dining, I wouldn't know about it. However, I am sure it would be great because everything else is great about WGU.

    Dorm Life

    WGU is an online college for me. I do not stay at a dorm. I attend college on the computer mostly from the comfort of my own home.

    Academic Rigor

    WGU has awesome academic rigor. The people at WGU is all about the students. The courses keep you at a steady pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    Let the mentors help. Always stay focused in a forward manner. Don't get discouraged the mentors will help.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is an awesome college to attend. I especially like that it is a flat rate tuition. I also like the continued and consistent support given by everyone involved with WGU.

  • 04/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online, haven't had any problems with their systems

    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated

    Bang for the buck

    Great

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate, just because there's no one teaching you, it dosen't mean you should slak. It's your money and your live, don't waste it.

    In three sentences

    Online schooling is convenient. Good mentors make your schooling enjoyable and smooth. Cheaper than most schools.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    48 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students living in rural areas, students who excell in e-learning and students who can't afford traditional brick and mortar institutions.

    Bang for the buck

    Most affordable university, online or otherwise.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are important to WGU, that's why every student is assigned an admissions counselor for the enrollment process and then a mentor throughout the educational process. Additionally, WGU graduates have scored higher than the national average in such areas as National Business Exam, Praxis Math, Praxis Elementary Education Pedagogy and Praxis Elementary Education Content Exams. Additionally, a 2010 NSSE survey of WGU students rated WGU above the Carnegie Peers' rating in: Satisfaction w/Advising, Educational Experience and attending the same institution if chance to start over again.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply now, WGU has programs in Teaching, Business, IT and Healthcare Professions - industries that are currently hiring advanced degree professionals and will be for the foreseeable future.

    In three sentences

    Affordability, professionalism and dedication of staff to all students' success. WGU is a non-profit university that serves anyone interested in achieving their degree completely online. WGU's Teacher's College Bachelor's & Master's programs are accredited by NCATE and WGU's Nursing College Bachelor's & Master's programs are accredited by CCNE.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    since you are home it depends on your neighborhood lol

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    the teachers college have a chapter of kappa delta pi

    Great for these types of students

    idependant learners

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    this is a really cheap school it is a flat fee of 3,000 dollars a term and your books are included in that since they provide them for you by e-texts.

    What to do for fun

    same as the dorm life.

    Food and Dining

    same as the dorm life.

    Dorm Life

    its an online college so there is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Can be very challenging because there are no professors you are essentially teaching yourself with help of course mentors which are more like tutors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set a schedule and stick to it. Never lie to your mentor it will get you no where. Take advantage of the course mentors they are there to help you.

    In three sentences

    Is the best college I have ever attended. Fin. Aid Dept. needs work, But over all its a great school if you don't mind working on your own.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Western Governors University is great for non-tradtitional students seeking to finish their degree, further their career, or change their career. It works best for students comfortable with online learning, and learning independently.

    Bang for the buck

    Western Governors University is non-profit. This makes their tuition highly affordable. They do not raise tuition every year like most colleges. Their tuition is lower than most state schools (at just over $6,000/year).

    What to do for fun

    You can do whatever you want for fun, whenever you want (of course, around your work and family schedule). With Western Governors University being fully online, you study around your schedule, and have fun when you feel like you need a break. As long as you study, and learn the material, you can have all the fun you want in your free time.

    Food and Dining

    Because Western Governors University is completely online, they do not have a cafeteria. So, the rating of the food and dining is based on where you decide to eat while attending school.

    Dorm Life

    Western Governors University is fully online, so there are no dorms. You work from your home, work, or wherever you have internet access.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are looking for an easy A in your classes, and a degree that you didn't work for, then Western Governors University is not the school for you. They require you to actually know the material, and prove your knowledge. There do not require the group work typically found in traditional schools or other online schools, so you are graded on YOUR work, not somebody else's.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you cannot seem to find time to complete your degree, because you can't seem to fit college into your busy family and work schedule, Western Governors University may be for you. If you are comfortable with learning independently, it is great! they also take into account your experience in the field, and prior academic experience to get you through your degree faster.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University made it possible for me, as a non-traditional student, with a busy schedule, to go back to school and finish my degree. I started my degree in 2003 at a traditional school, which did not fit around my work and family schedule. Now I am able to study on my time, and still have time for my family and work obligations.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 423

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    WGU is a great school. They are student oriented. All around is a great school!

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I don't know anything about this because I live in another state and all of my classes are online.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school if you are disciplined. The online program that I am familiar with is 6 months long per term so you must be diligent in completing the classes in a timely manner.

    Bang for the buck

    They have the best tuition that I have found. The cost is not by credit hour but by the 6 month terms.

    What to do for fun

    I don't know anything about this because I live in another state and all of my classes are online.

    Academic Rigor

    The programs are tough but they are fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you can give the appropriate amount of time to study weekly. It is a 6 month term and it can be easy to loose track of time and then end up having to really work extra hard to complete the term.

    In three sentences

    This is the least expensive online school I have found. They are accredited. They give awesome transfer credits for classes taken at another facility.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Definitely very cheap for an online institution.

    Food and Dining

    It is an online school, therefore, their is no food or dining.

    In three sentences

    WGU is very convenient for a student who is extremely busy. You can manage a full-time job and still get worked done efficiently. It also is great for parents who have kids because they can still work on school work and parent at the same time easily.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I love that you pay for the time in the semester and not just for each class. This allows me to work really hard and get a lot done so that my entire school experience is cheaper.

    Dorm Life

    This is all online so Dorm Life is wherever I want to be!

    Tips for prospective students

    Evaluate how you learn and make sure that you are self motivated. Since this is a work at your own pace program it is best for self motivated individuals who have a drive to finish what they start.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great school and I love that it is a work at your own pace curriculum

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No campus

    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivator, ability to handle the high stress, and be able to keep up with the workload.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No campus

    Bang for the buck

    Great for the money.

    Dorm Life

    Not a campus type university

    Tips for prospective students

    Be fully aware that this is not an easy way to get your degree. You really have to be the type of person that can stay motivated & work really hard at this to be successful.

    In three sentences

    Challenging, yet very affordable. This university has online programs that are designed well for someone who isn't interested in attending school on campus. The only drawbacks are that the student doesn't have any choices when it comes to the general ed courses they complete; everything is chosen for the student and is dependent on the program you're in.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    Dorm life unnecessary as it is mainly online

    Academic Rigor

    Rigorous to be challenging but streamlined enough so as not to interrupt your lifestyle

    Tips for prospective students

    School is definitely recommended for returning/non-traditional students or those with significant real-world experience.

    In three sentences

    Awesome School! You can't beat the concept of competency-based education. No hoops to jump through, or pointless English Comp papers to write.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Working professionals, parents and non traditional students.

    Food and Dining

    Once again, all online.

    Dorm Life

    An online degree, so dorms are your home or office.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any school, you get what you put into the courses. They are designed to challenge what you know and help fine tune each class to catch you up on what you may not. There is not much down time at Western Governors, but they do help you towards a degree at a good pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure the degree plan fits your goals for graduation. The University works hard to make an education accessible, but is not the right path for all students.

    In three sentences

    An online university that works hard to adhere to your schedule and keep you on track with a personalized degree plan. A personal student mentor guides you through courses that suit your schedule and availability. An excellent choice for a working professional.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Seems like it will be great!

    Academic Rigor

    Knowledge gained seems comparable, but the flexibility of being online is awesome!

    In three sentences

    Very assertive in helping with the admissions process.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for parents who need to get a degree, and work on schooling at their convenience after work or when the kids go to bed. Absolutely an awesome opportunity for single parents as well.

    Bang for the buck

    This has a flat tuition rate that is affordable, even on tight budgets. I am going to recommend this for my kids! I have 2 Seniors in high school next year.

    Food and Dining

    off campus and online. Eat at home, save money!

    Dorm Life

    Off campus, online

    Academic Rigor

    4 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research on what it would take to complete your degree. Do what it takes to make a wise decision.

    In three sentences

    This is an awesome opportunity for me, being a mother with a rather large family to finish my degree at an affordable tuition rate. In these economic times, saving money is a great thing!

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Online school.

    Greek Life

    Online school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Online school.

    Great for these types of students

    Adult learners who want to learn online.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online school.

    Bang for the buck

    Exceptional!!

    What to do for fun

    Online school.

    Food and Dining

    Online school.

    Dorm Life

    Online school.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging program that tests your ability to reason and articulate on paper.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best value around for undergrad & graduate level programs. Be prepared to stay focused on your academic goals. How well you succeed here is completely up to you.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school for adult learners who want to learn online. It puts business situations in an academic setting that can be immediately applied in real life. If you want to obtain a relevant degree and be able to jump right in to the world, this school will prepare you for that.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Get together with the students on the chat room. This helps you get to know them and share ideas.

    Academic Rigor

    Take a class load that you can have one class that doesn't require as many study hours as the rest. This will help you not get overwhelmed with all your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    When going to school on-line you need to set aside specific time as you would a normal school schedule. This way you won't fall behind and you will be able to meet your goals.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school for a non-traditional student to go back to school on-line and receive their degree. They make it possible and put every effort forward to help you graduate.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't really know, haven't checked it out.

    Great for these types of students

    At home moms, people who have a full time job, people too far from a college campus to make commuting feasible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to spend a lot more time than you may think. Much of the work is researching and writing. You must be a self starter and make this your priority every day.

    In three sentences

    Great online school. Instructors are excellent and always available by phone or email. Tuition is GREAT, @ $6,000 a year.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is no campus that would be unsafe. It is a completely online school.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life. At this time they have just chose the school animal. I think the student vote was the wgu night owls.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a Face-book meeting site for student to discuss their journey through the program. There many different activities such as banquets.

    Great for these types of students

    These programs are great for anyone interested in earning a program in a cost affective manner.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition that is unusual, but apart of this university is the mentor requirements. Each student receives a mentor who contacts them and keeps track of their progress. They become your own coach and friend you would never had before.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost for WGU is $3350 each quarter. For a Masters is special education at any university in the state of Washington would be twice as much.

    What to do for fun

    I go to concerts on my free time. I really enjoy learning more successful lesson plan developments for my class.

    Food and Dining

    There is no food or dining costs. You eat at home.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms. It is completely online. I would really like to meet new people in the dorm environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Students must stay on task about two-three hours a days to stay ahead on their classes. The material is full of material that is student run. If the student doesn't do their work. They won't succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read their course of study given for each class.

    In three sentences

    I have enjoyed working on my Masters in Science of Special Education up to point. I rate out of ten a seven for this university.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for mom's or people in the military that move around alot because the online format is very flexible.

    Bang for the buck

    I can pass off as many credits in a 6 month term as I want to. If you are willing to put in the extra hours you can save a lot on your degree.

    What to do for fun

    WGU has a facebook page and students can connect for activities outside of school.

    Food and Dining

    online

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    My best tip would be to get a program that formats your papers to APA for you, like PERRLA. (I don't represent them, just love them). Having a program to help me format my papers and bibliographies has saved me hours of time. Also, use the rubrics as your outline, it makes your paper easier to grade and therefor easier to complete successfully the first time.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a fantastic value, the accelerated program saves me money. My WGU mentor is very supportive and keeps me on track. Since WGU is an online university I don't have to worry about transferring when I move.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    WGU is an online University therefore 'Campus Safety' is not an area I am able to give feedback on. However, the apartment that I am living in while pursuing my education with WGU is a very safe and happy community, therefore I rate it 5 stars!

    Greek Life

    I am not familiar with any type of sorority and or fraternity that is associated with WGU

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm still relatively new to the WGU student family but the one thing I have noticed that seems like a lot of fun is that WGU allows hosting's of 'meet-and-greets'. Students who are attending WGU in a specific city can all meet at a location and experience some bonding time. This helps boost moral and will help keep students feeling 'connected' by being face-to-face with their peers.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU definitely caters to the student with 'unusual circumstances'. Anyone who has been out of school for a number of years, already has a family or who is already established in their career, could really benefit from the type of schedule needed for this program. You choose the hours that you are able to devote to your studies. There are no set times you have to 'login' except when you have signed up to take your finals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WGU is an online program so there is no 'campus' which in itself is unusual! Everything is accessed virtually except for phone conversations that you have with your assigned mentor. They do hold 'Commencement Ceremonies' for graduates so that you can still experience walking across the stage and wearing your cap and gown.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is definitely the school to choose in order to get the most 'bang for your buck'. Terms are six months in length and the cost is approximately $3,000/term. It is technically designed to be a 4 year program but with hard work and discipline it is possible to accelerate the program so you can get more done, in less time and for less money.

    What to do for fun

    WGU has an interactive 'Communities' message board where you can connect with your fellow classmates from all over the world. There are discussion topics about specific classes and you can always find message boards offering support and assistance from your peers.

    Food and Dining

    WGU is an online University therefore 'Food and Dining' is not an area I am able to give feedback on. I am a fabulous cook so I would have to give a 5 star rating to the food and dining I am experiencing while in school!

    Dorm Life

    WGU is an online University therefore 'Dorm Life' is not an area I am able to give feedback on. I do love my apartment though and since that is where I will be living while pursuing my college degree, I give it 5 stars!

    Academic Rigor

    I am just beginning my education with WGU but I can already tell that this is going to be a very challenging work load. The program is broken down into Competency Units that are equivalent to Credit Hours and you must adequately display your competency in order to pass a class. There are 'Subject Mentor's' who you can contact for specific questions or support but otherwise the program is self-taught.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can transfer in some type of college credit or AP test scores this will benefit you greatly. This will help put you ahead of schedule in the length of time you will need to complete the program. If you are transferring in any credit or scores, allow plenty of time for them to be delivered to WGU. This was the only thing that prevented me from being able to start my education with WGU sooner.

    In three sentences

    I did not have a very positive initial experience with my first Enrollment Counselor but ever since then, every member of the staff has been extremely helpful and accommodating. It has been a refreshing experience to speak to a college and have the focus be my education and not money. They truly want every student to succeed and take pride in their role as mentors.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for self-motivated individuals. Also great for parents or those who are already on their chosen field and need a degree to advance.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is the best value I've found on the web. You can take an unlimited number of hours per semester and still only be charged the standard flat semester rate.

    Food and Dining

    Online university, no dining facilities.

    Dorm Life

    Online university, no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an IT student and assessment for most classes is taking and passing an IT certification. There are no additional costs for these and it is great if you plan on working while taking classes. The certs are great resume boosters that will allow you to get hired in entry level IT role before you even graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you have all credits transferred before you begin classes. You will not be able to transfer any credits in, EVER, once you enroll in your first semester

    In three sentences

    Very convenient and inexpensive education. The self-paced courses are challenging and you really learn a lot but you must be self motivated. I am currently in my 3rd semester and have had a very pleasant experience.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    You really need an independent and dedicated work ethic to be successful at WGU. If you have a busy day-to-day schedule the design of the programs can be really useful, but you have to be dedicated to giving it some time each day.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent if you keep up the pace. WGU uses a flat rate 6-month tuition fee. If you finish one course or eight, the price is the same. It's great for incentive to stay on pace with the coursework.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you want! Perks of online program

    Academic Rigor

    The assessments in my courses are well designed and comprehensive. Grading is fair and particular to details in the assignments. The competency model for assessments requires a high level of commitment. It's about what you know and can do at WGU, and not about credit hours. The level of rigor may vary depending on the individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whenever possible, view the assessments at the beginning of the course. This helps guide your work and schedule study time efficiently. Use prior knowledge to your advantage, but make sure you still complete the suggested readings and activities. Also, keep an agenda/planner or some system to maintain work time.

    In three sentences

    The online program offered by WGU is excellent for students who need to progress through courses at their own pace and on their own time. The competency model ensures learning as the top priority and not necessarily credit hours. An excellent school for independent learners.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Western Governors University offers on line communities for every course. You can post to the communities or find others taking the same course to talk with.

    Great for these types of students

    Western Governors University is Great for any student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As campus is where ever you are then traditions and campus locations are different for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Depending on your time to spend on calss work you could finish school sooner than planned with you mentor. If you are able to finish more than 12 cu's in your six month term it does not cost any more, so school could cost less depending on how many terms you take. You don't have to buy books, they are attached to your course. This cost is part of tuition, but the cost is small compared to buying books.

    What to do for fun

    What ever I would like with my family. All I have to do is take my computer with me on vacation, family get together or not at all. If I have finished my class work then I have free time or I can take time to go somewhere with my family and still have time to finish my class work.

    Food and Dining

    Again there is no Cafeteria. This is an on line school. You could say that Western Governors University has the best Food and dining since you can eat any where you would like.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. This college is all on line. People from all over the world take classes from Western Governors University. Your house is the best Dorm there could ever be.

    Academic Rigor

    Western Governors is an academic mastering school. The cours graders push you to think about the information you are submitting. If you need help with a course there are mentor (s) for each one to talk with. They don't give you the information they have you answer questions to help you find the answers you need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your mentor, try to finish more than 12 cu's in a six month term, watch the webinars for extra help or live webinars for help with questions you may have on the course.

    In three sentences

    There are knowledgeable mentors in every course, willing to help by e-mail or phone. Students are allowed to work at their own pace as long as you finish in your six month term.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Run, work out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework. Have a plan and ask lots of questions.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is prompt, through , and goes the extra mile in making prospective students feel comfortable threw the admission/transfer process.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    works great with you schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay organize and always call your advisor if you have any question.

    In three sentences

    Western governors university has been very helpful and organized. They also have a great tuition price and great advisors. Western governor a has a helpful website that can let you know more about the college.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's as safe as home.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    None.

    Great for these types of students

    Independent learners that are self motivated, and great for those that are working.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Avoids the pay per class model. You only take final exams, and you can repeat the finals if you don't pass the first time.

    Bang for the buck

    Low cost, great reputation, what more can you ask for in an online school.

    What to do for fun

    If you are into reading and study WGU has a vast library of online books all available for free to students. It comes as part of your tuition.

    Food and Dining

    Whatever resteraunts are closest to you.

    Dorm Life

    Where ever you want to live in the world.

    Academic Rigor

    You work with counselors on a weekly basis, and there are course mentors who can answer you questions anytime.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work fast, the more you can get done in short time the less you will pay since you pay per semester no per course.

    In three sentences

    A great school with an excellent reputation. This school will not cost you a bundle like most other online schools. You pay per semester not per class, so the faster you can work the less you will pay altogether.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Working parents! I have 3 children and I work full-time. This is the only way for me to actually finish up my education and be able to afford it.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is extremely affordable. Flat $6000 per year. This means you are not charged extra if you bang out extra classes. So the more you get done, the less you pay. Priceless!

    What to do for fun

    The discussion boards are lovely.

    Food and Dining

    Online school.

    Dorm Life

    This school is online so this does not apply.

    Academic Rigor

    Is just as difficult as an other school and I speak from experience. I have taken science based classes such as the general chemistry and biology series' and math all through pre-calculus and stats and am now changing to business. I would not suggest that this is an easy way out by any means. If anything, this is just as difficult, but in a different sort of way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your time wisely and take notes/study effectively, but know that the mentors there always have your back. You always have the means to correct your mistakes and learn from them. If you are not self-disciplined, this may not be for you.

    In three sentences

    I have attended other Universities; online, state funded, and private. I am extremely impressed. I only wish I could write more than 3 sentences!

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Online

    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated, trade-oriented.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online school

    What to do for fun

    Anything you want. It's an online school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set weekly goals for yourself.

    In three sentences

    It is extremely self-motivated. The staff are super friendly. The courses are very informative.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Compared to the other online universities, this is the best priced. Far cheaper than some of the other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    I'm taking the online courses so I don't know about this.

    Food and Dining

    I'm taking the online courses so I don't know about this.

    Dorm Life

    I'm taking the online courses so I don't know about this.

    Academic Rigor

    The class mentors are always there to help and they are great at it

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't like to write essays, this is not the place for you. The bachelor's degree in accounting is a whole lot of writing!!

    In three sentences

    Best university I've attended. They will not let you fail!!! AWESOME!!

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Busy working adults who have limited time to spend for school

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the campus is your home living room

    Dorm Life

    Its your home you are the starmaker

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a friend who is already attending ask them to recommend you this way your application fee will be waived

    In three sentences

    Great school for busy professionals who like to get their degree without loosing their experience, certifications or previous college work. Affordable, convenient, non profit - no problems with admission counselors. Their only goal is to get you to your goal.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Unknown

    Great for these types of students

    Self Starters. Professionals with a large amount of experience, but no degree to show for it.

    Bang for the buck

    If you can make a good schedule and listen to the mentors, you will get a lot for your money.

    Academic Rigor

    You set the Pace. Set lofty goals and you will be able do a lot more than with traditional schools in far less time. If you want to take it slow, that is an option as well, but more expensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on track. Stay on pace. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

    In three sentences

    WGU has given me the opportunity to study at my own pace. This is essential because of my busy schedule. Unlike my associate's degree, which took ten years to complete, I will be able to fish by Bachelors degree in 1 year.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You're in the safety of your own home. It just doesn't get any better than that!

    Greek Life

    I haven't encountered any Greek life so far but it's not to say it doesn't exist. You might be surprised if you ask in the forums.

    Clubs and Activities

    You'll find forums within the school portal and other online forums to where you can share your experiences and help each other out.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are comfortable with setting your own schedule, working with your computer, and have Internet access then this school is for you. You'll enjoy having all the resources you need at your fingertips. On top of it all, you'll know you get the most out of your money since the degree plans are all based on standards for your field. In my particular case, I'm working on getting my certifications in Information Technology while obtaining credit for my degree at the same time!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You attend classes online and all self-paced. You don't have to join chat rooms at certain times. You worry only about yourself and what goals you've set with help of your coach, who is with you every step of the way. I haven't had any problems and all good experiences so far.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a non-profit school and accredited. From personal experience, it's better than attending on-campus and I don't have to worry if work and school will interfere as I'm able to make them both work around my schedule.

    What to do for fun

    It's all up to you. You can go out of town, go local, or just be home. It's all online so your school time works around your schedule!

    Food and Dining

    You decide what you eat! After-all, it is based off wherever you are. Your home, coffee shop, friend's house, etc...

    Dorm Life

    Nothing better that sitting in the comfort of your own home doing some studying whether it be reading or reviewing for an exam. Better yet, as long as you have Internet access, you can do your work from virtually anywhere!

    Academic Rigor

    The course material is challenging but not difficult. Take the time to study and review. Ask questions and improve on your note taking skills. Over time studying and reviewing will become second nature. The more time you put into this, the faster you'll finish!

    Tips for prospective students

    All your resources are available online and/or by phone or chat. Take the time to review all the material given to you and you are sure to succeed. If you ever have any questions, there's your coach, course mentor, and forums where other students can help. Everything is at your fingertips!

    In three sentences

    I've been attending WGU for 2 years now and it's been a great experience thus far. I'm majoring in IT-Security and already have obtained valuable certifications for my career. I need 1 more year to go and already know it's going to help further my career.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    It is online program, you can stay at your own home to finish your school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with all the assignment, and you will succeed

    In three sentences

    The online program offered by WGU is awesome, great opportunity for continue education and mentors are helpful.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety of my own home is where it's at. I don't have to fight traffic or worry about creeps out late at night.

    Great for these types of students

    self motivated, full time employed adults, anyone who might not like being constrained to a specific schedule or place to go for class. You can do your work anywhere you have a computer and internet.

    Bang for the buck

    If you complete all 12 credits and have more time in your 6 month term you can take as many more classes as you want that you can finish and pass for the amount of tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever is available in your area

    Food and Dining

    Well my husband is the best cook so it's great!

    Dorm Life

    The best place to be...my home!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your tastes some classes can be easier than others. The study material is the same for everyone so how well you do completely depends on you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize all the learning resources available to you, including your mentor. Develop good study skills if you plan to attend, and be self motivated to stay on task.

    In three sentences

    This a great school for those who need flexibility. You will never hear that a class is full. The mentors assigned to you do everything they can to help you succeed.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As safe as your own home

    Great for these types of students

    Great for working adults or those who do not have access to traditional education options.

    Bang for the buck

    One flat rate for 6mo term and you can take as many extra credits over 12 as you can accomplish! E-book fee is only $140 for the term compared to others that are $65 per class.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever your hobbies are in your neck of the woods

    Food and Dining

    If your a good cook then food should be good, if not then whatever food is available nearby is your option.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on how you like your own home

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are challenging without being too difficult to complete in a reasonable time frame. They are relevant and applicable to the field of study. I love the fact that it is competency based and not filled with busy work that is unnecessary.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set aside specific study times and don't procrastinate on assignments. Be prepared to study for exams but don't stress because the learning resources are provided as well as great course mentors.

    In three sentences

    Western Gov. University is a great option for busy people because course work can be done on your own time frame. The classes are relevant and require discipline but are completely doable. I like that each class hinges on my own work and not group work or discussion posts.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    WGU has three campus colleges in Texas, Indiana, and Washington, but I am affiliated with the online business college and as such have no issues with campus safety.

    Greek Life

    There is an honor society, the Alpha Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, but it is only for the teaching college. The business and nursing colleges do not have one at present.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every course has a community that message about how hard or easy they are finding the subject, and they also give each other points and ideas on how to tackle it. There are career cafes, alumni services, and the WGU Channel which is an on-demand library of informative how-to presentations especially helpful for the new student. Finally, WGU has a free and confidential student assistance program for students and members of their families. where they can access services or speak with a professional counselor 24/7.

    Great for these types of students

    Experienced adults who only need a few more credits to complete a degree, or mature students who may need to start from the beginning but have the discipline and motivation to stay on track.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Perhaps the campus colleges of WGU would be able to answer this question, but as a student of WGU online business college there is no campus to speak of.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't know of any college, even a community college, that less than $7,000 a year. I have been attending WGU for two years, and I continue to be amazed at how well thought out school's model is, and this with over 30,000 students worldwide. I am very proud to be one of those students.

    What to do for fun

    Again, something for the campus colleges to decide and review.

    Food and Dining

    This is also something that does not matter at the WGU online colleges.

    Dorm Life

    Because this is an online college, there is no dorm life, per se, but you are only a message board away from dozens of students working on the same subject that you can bounce ideas from, and webinars where you can interact with others.

    Academic Rigor

    To guard against plagiarism, WGU uses a proprietary originality review tool, which checks the work submitted with that of other students, other texts, and even the Internet. You are assigned a student mentor who contacts you weekly or biweekly to keep you motivated and on track, and is there to help you plan out your courses and make suggestion. If you have difficulty with a subject, the course mentors are ready to help you think through the problem, and the lessons continue until you demonstrate that you are competent in that subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a learning curve of about two months before you feel comfortable with the use of the website and all that is available to you. But if you listen to the mentors, and follow your course of study (COS), you will survive your learning curve with an appreciation for the wealth of information at your disposal.

    In three sentences

    WGU is the perfect school for the experienced adult to complete his or her education. The resources are phenomenal, and if you are having any kind of trouble, there are course mentors that are willing to work with you individually. There are lively discussion boards and webinars, so that you have a way to interact with other students, if you need that kind support.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Attending classes online takes discipline and dedication. You have to set deadlines and priority and keep on task.

    In three sentences

    WGU allows me to attend college online around my busy life. I am able to attend college while working full-time, being a mom of three teenagers and being active. WGU is truly the best thing since sliced bread.

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Self motivators and people who don't need the classroom environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Your individual mentor makes sure you are staying on track and is there to help you stay motivated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Feel free to ask the enrollment counselors all the questions you might have - even the silly ones! They are there to help you decide if this is the right place for you to learn.

    In three sentences

    They really take the time to guide you through the enrollment process. Everything is easy to find and use. I am looking forward to all the things that WGU can teach me.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I do not live on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I do not live on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started yet, but you have easy goals to meet every semester; as well as, the ability to go faster.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to call; or email; or bring up any questions you may be having about academics, or tuition, or your progress.

    In three sentences

    They are extremely attentive to students and their educational goals. The counselors are knowledgeable and relate-able. Their online portal is easy and resourceful, it is easy to find anything I need when I use it.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Anything you want!

    Food and Dining

    Eat at home!

    Dorm Life

    You live at home!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are self-motivated and you will complete everything quickly.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school to do from home. The student teaching aspect could be easier. Mentors are very helpful.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    This is new for the university as they become affiliated with professional chapters.

    Great for these types of students

    Previous college experience and employed full or part time or unemployed.

    Bang for the buck

    There are times where I feel I needed just a little more information. I spent a lot of time googling. But, I really learned the value of resources!

    What to do for fun

    Join the communities online.

    Academic Rigor

    It is highly rigorous but you do work at your own pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give yourself breaks as the terms are 6 months without breaks. Set aside daily study time and take advantage of all tutoring opportunities.

    In three sentences

    A challenging choice for motivated people to finish their education they started previously. It is by no means an easy course and when you are finished, you can truly be proud of your accomplishment.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    none

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    none

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who need an affordable and flexible education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    This school provides a quality education for a very reasonable price. It also provides flexibility. As a student you are able to complete your program at a pace that is set for you rather than set by the professor.

    What to do for fun

    None

    Food and Dining

    None

    Dorm Life

    Since its an online school there is no dorm life but they do offer learning communities. These communities allow you to connect with other students.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging but I enjoyed that they allow you to master skill rather than just giving you a grade. It is a competency based program which means they care more about your understanding than how well you test.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be able to use good time management and be able to motivate yourself.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is extremely affordable and flexible. It is the perfect school for anyone who is a self starter and has drive to do well. You must be able to motivate yourself to get the work completed.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for people who are working full-time and have no time to go to traditional university. Everything is online.

    Bang for the buck

    They have a fixed tuition fee for each semester and you can take as many classes as you want with the same tuition fee rate.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're already working in the field that you want to pursue as a career-it'll be a great help and much easier to study because you are aware of what you're job duties and responsibilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to have at least prior college coursework because everything is self-study, If you know how to budget your time and has self-discipline- you will do great.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great school for people who are working full-time. It's so far the best online and non-profit university- and it's cheap. WGU gives me a lot of advices and they kept following up with me regarding my process in enrollment. It's like sitting with your one on one Enrollment Counselor, the only difference is that I can communicate with them through email and phone--they are very prompt!

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated students will do well here.

    Academic Rigor

    The challenge is to be organized and focused. You are your own cheerleader.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow through and get excited about graduating!

    In three sentences

    The application and orientation process is easy and informative. The cost of this institution is WAY less than any other university I know of. The independent study format is perfect for me and any one who has a busy life.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Working adults with families who need a flexible and affordable education and also have experience in the field they are studying.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is extremely reasonable compared to other on-line programs I researched. They are also nationally and regionally accredited. I give it a 10

    Academic Rigor

    I will rare it a 7.5The classes are challenging, but I have been able to complete classes ahead of schedule with relative ease. The support services are great and when I have had questions, I have been able to reach someone within a reasonable amount of time to get my questions answered.

    Tips for prospective students

    I speak with my mentor weekly. She is key to keeping me motivated and on task. Study everyday, whether it is for an hour or three hours, you have to do something everyday.

    In three sentences

    This school has been a great experience for me, so I will give it a 9.5. It is an on-line program that allows for flexibility for working adults. My mentor has regular contact with me and the resources available are excellent. The classes are challenging but workable. I have the ability to adjust my study schedule to work better with family and work commitments. Lastly,the cost is extemely affordable compared to other on-line degree programs

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for working adults.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering that I can complete as many classes as I can finish for the same price each term, the bang for the buck is great!

    What to do for fun

    I'm a working dad, so I go to WGU for fun.

    Food and Dining

    My wife is a pretty good cook, so the food here is great!

    Dorm Life

    My house is my dorm, so I guess its pretty awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely have to do your study/work but they do provide you with all the tools you need to get the job done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Grab it by the horns and complete as many classes as possible as quickly as possible. That is the real benefit of going to WGU

    In three sentences

    Great accelerated program for self motivated people. I like that I can finish a class as soon as I am ready.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You pay per term and take a full course load, but you can accelerate learning and graduate faster while paying less for school.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging yet doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start now and finish school earlier than a brick and mortor.

    In three sentences

    Great college to attend. They are there to help you learn and graduate. You learn at your own pace and you never have to cram for exams.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I only used the computer at home and did not visit the campus. When I took exams at a local college or university or public library I always made sure I check the environment out before scheduling.

    Greek Life

    I became a member of Kappa Delta Pi while I was going to school at Western Governors University.

    Great for these types of students

    Western Governors University is great for working or busy students. You will have a mentor just to help keep you focused as well as class mentors that are available during the evening hours and all time zones.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is a flat fee (less than $2,800.00 as of 2012) for a 6 month term. You can take as little as 12 credits or as many as you can finish in that time.

    What to do for fun

    The communities are set up so that you can communicate with other students if you would like to and they are fun.

    Food and Dining

    I did not eat at the university

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    This is much harder than I had heard about online classes, but I felt like I earned my grade when I was done with each class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule your classes and study times as if they were appointments and stick to it!!!!

    In three sentences

    You will really know your stuff and feel ready when you graduate. The mentors are really great and they are there to help you along the way. Western Governors University is online except for the exams they can be proctored at a local school or library.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    self learners, fast pace,, students with time constraints.

    Bang for the buck

    very affordable

    Academic Rigor

    lots of information..

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure they offer exactly what you need in a degree.. get all your high school and college transcripts together,, they transfer a lot of units.

    In three sentences

    Love WGU because first and foremost it is affordable, It is all up to the students. The resources that they have are plenty. Its great that the mentors have an accountability program because the call you once a week and help you with any questions that you might have,

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The faster you show competency in the subject, the faster you move along and complete your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Must be motivated and able to self-learn. Make goals and stick with them.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very reasonable

    Food and Dining

    Im taking online courses through them.

    Dorm Life

    Whats better than getting to stay at home and take your courses on a schedule that meets your needs?

    Academic Rigor

    Courses can be challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask question, Wgu has a great staff that are there to help at all times.

    In three sentences

    Wgu offers great self paced courses, at a wonderful tuition rate. They have a wonderful mentor team set up that are there to answer any questions or help find a solution to any problems you may have. A great place to earn your degree and not spend a fortune in the process!

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    WGU is perfect for the working parent that doesn't have a lot of time to spend going to and from a campus because of the family that they have to support.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is amazing when it comes to the price! The more you can focus and get through the courses the cheaper this school can be for you in the end. Finish your original 12 credits and you can get more classes moved into your term.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do for fun. You can join discussion groups and other type of groups online to help you through your degree or just to grab insight on a subject through the eyes of another student. The facebook community that WGU has, honestly has been a lifesaver when it comes to not understanding something. The students help so much. As for campus activities, I am unsure because I do all my classes online.

    Food and Dining

    I eat whatever may be in my fridge and cabinets while I am doing my school work. Being able to do my entire degree in the comfort of my own home, is more then I could ask for.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life? If you call waking up in my own bed every morning and doing school work in my pajamas since I live in North Carolina and the school is in Utah, then I would say Dorm Life is pretty amazing. Though I'm sure if you attended a ground campus that had dorms it would be amazing because there is so much this school has to offer!

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to WGU, the setup for classes and academics a little different then your traditional colleges. Some classes you have more work then you know what to do with, other classes you can just fly right on through and you wonder where the time went! In the end though the Academic Rigor really just depends on how well you can keep yourself focused on the tasks your doing since you don't have specific deadlines you have to meet on all assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending school here you have to have a certain drive about you. You have to keep yourself focused and want to do your best. I won't say it's easy because it is far from that. You will have a wonderful mentor to help keep you focused and push you in the right direction. I recommend this school because without WGU in my life, I don't know where I would be today.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is one of the most amazing experiences I have every had. The mentors are great and they keep you motivated throughout your entire time at WGU. I would more then any other school I have attended recommend this school.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Want to work and finish school. Have a family Over College life

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely, you get the bang for the buck. Around 3,000 a semester and you take 12 credit hours. (no charge per class) The great catch, if you get done with all classes and lots of time left you can add another class....NO EXTRA COST!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to another student would be to look in to this college. If you are tried of the regular college life and need another option to get school finished up, this is it. I can work and go to school. No night classes or times when you have to check in. There are many resources and people at WGU to assist in whatever way they can. I have a mentor that calls me weekly to see how I'm doing and to make sure I stay on top of studying. I think WGU has made me a better student. They want me to succeed and to get done as quickly as I can. They don't throw in fluff classes to try to ring out more money. Whatever tuition is when you sign up; it will be the same throughout your career there. Overall, WGU is a great school and there for the students to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Fits my schedule, my life, and my time. Lots of help whenever you need it, and great mentors to guide you through. Classes are made just for each specific degree, and done at my pace.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's as safe as your own home.

    Great for these types of students

    Independent, motivated, full time employed, or have children at home.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are motivated you can work hard and finish more work each term.

    Food and Dining

    The food is your own so it's great.

    Academic Rigor

    High expectations but with help along the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set a plan and a goal and work toward it.

    In three sentences

    High expectations with consistent support.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All online.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't attend if you can't motivate yourself.

    In three sentences

    Cost-effective. Completely online. Self-motivated learning.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional, focused, disciplined

    Bang for the buck

    As stated above, at WGU you pay a flat tuition per term. You must enroll in at least 12 credits per term but if you work quickly enough you can 'accelerate' through more classes to complete your degree faster at no additional charge. I was able to complete 18 credits last term!

    What to do for fun

    Live your life!

    Food and Dining

    Depends on personal skill.

    Dorm Life

    Work from your home in your pajamas-- couldn't be better.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the work is reading and writing on your own time. You have to be very disciplined, but it pays off. I've attended online schools before where I could take my finals open book. WGU really makes you work- which is great because that is how you learn!

    Tips for prospective students

    The tuition at WGU is great compared to other 4-year schools. Also WGU is competency based. So, if you are already comfortable with a subject you can test out of it right away. Also, you can take as many credits as you like per term for one flat tuition rate. The more time you have to commit, the faster you can move through your program!

    In three sentences

    The best online school ever! WGU is fully accredited, inexpensive, focused and flexible. As a working single mother furthering my education seemed like a pipe dream, but WGU has made it possible.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for professionals, non traditional students. Anyone who is disciplined and can hold themself accountable for studying and completing tasks is a great candidate.

    Bang for the buck

    Being self paced I am able to complete as many or as few classes as I choose for one price each semester. This is the best bang for the buck in the country!

    Academic Rigor

    The program is challenging and motivating-I am learning a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make time to speak with your mentor and don't be afraid to ask for help. Attending a self-paced college without direct contact with professors can be a challenge.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is challenging and motivating. The staff is knowledgeable and professional and I would recomend this college to anyone looking to further their education.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard! This University is fast paced and designed for students who want to push themselves.

    In three sentences

    Western Govenors is amazing University. They have one-on-one mentors that call each week. They work closely with you to make sure you have every resource available to you. They also ensure that you are assisted every step of the way.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This is the prefect school for working individuals and parents. As a mother of two, I had to wait until my children went to bed at night and begin doing my homework. That is the beauty of not being forced into posting on classroom boards at specific times on certain days. That is way too restricting.

    Bang for the buck

    You do get more bang for your buck, because you can work at a faster pace to get done more quickly. You can complete a whole degree in a year whereas traditional schools, you are there and paying tuition for 2,3,4 years.

    What to do for fun

    Get the classes done as fast as you want....what couldn't be more fun???

    Academic Rigor

    You are kept on track academically by speaking with your mentor every week or two. You can work as fast as you like if you want to complete the course faster. That's what I love about Western Governors University!

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize your mentors and community blogs! They are loaded with information.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is the best school for online learning as I am a single mother of two and work in Nursing Management full time. I had to choose a program that did not corner me into posting on certain days at certain times. I was able to complete the course as quickly as I wanted, on my own time.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    self-motivated seeing as it's online, but they do try to help you out as much as possible.

    Bang for the buck

    Nice, cheap schooling at your own pace.

    Academic Rigor

    designed to keep you on track.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school if you do not mind online.

    In three sentences

    Extremely friendly people. Everyone is eager to help you out.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    For an online institution, we are very community-oriented. We have groups on Facebook; LinkedIn; and many other social media sites. We also collect in groups when we are geographically close to study and to get to know one another.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can attend WGU from any location, even if you are in the military and stationed overseas. Join the thousands who are gaining education, knowledge, and confidence in their chosen fields! Cap & gown graduations are held twice a year with all the pomp and circumstance you could ask for!

    Bang for the buck

    All online; e-textbooks included in tuition; much less than brick and mortar institutions; and you can progress at your own speed. I work full-time AND am a full-time student. Difficult but so worthwhile.

    Food and Dining

    This is an online university. But I was required to rate this portion of life at WGU.

    Dorm Life

    This is an online university. But I was required to rate this portion of life at WGU.

    Academic Rigor

    Exams are either original written works or on-line proctored and timed tests. You must learn the material in order to succeed. This is not for the faint of heart!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Must be self-motivated; organized; disciplined; and enjoy learning new things at an amazing speed!

    In three sentences

    Amazing opportunity for the non-traditional or full-time employee that wants to obtain a degree. All online but don't think it isn't difficult. It is but you will know you've learned something when you've finished!

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is no dining since the school is online, but my cooking is fantastic so I gave it 5 stars.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm since the school is online.

    Academic Rigor

    I've been surprised at how challenging my courses have been. Having gone to another online college prior to WGU, I was impressed at WGU's learning models and how rigorous the work really is.

    In three sentences

    I love WGU's competency based concept because I am able to accelerate my progress. The weekly support from my mentor has been great and it really helps keep me on track. WGU also offers some of the best tuition prices for online colleges anywhere.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In the safety of my home.

    Clubs and Activities

    I get to be active in what ever I want.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for non-traditional students, parents, and people that work full time.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost can be very low if you work hard and move through at an accelerated pace, or if you don't keep up a good pace you could spend more. It is a flat fee per semester, and how fast you move through depends on you.

    What to do for fun

    I take my classes in my recliner, wearing what ever, and I do it what ever time of the day I want and what ever day I can. I move at my pace.

    Food and Dining

    Well usually I'm the cook and honestly I am not a domestic goddess.

    Dorm Life

    I live in my home, take classes anywhere I am.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes may seem easy, but that is because this university works differently than others. The grading is based strictly on competency. If you are competent and can test out of a course, then great move on to the next. However, I have found they do have high expectations and the work is more involved than my other school.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will need to be self motivated, and ready to work. Some of the classes you may get through in a week like I did, but some if you aren't working on it regularly can really take more time than you want. The nice thing is you can get through the classes as fast or slow as you want.

    In three sentences

    This is not the set up for all students, but the way it does business is the way all schools should be set up. I could not be happier with my experiences at Western Governors University. I got more preparation and talked with more mentors in my first week there than I did in four years at another more traditional University, and the mentor-ship has continued throughout.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    You are expected to conduct research with little assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be self determined and independent. Online learning is not for everyone, and often much more difficult coursework than a brick and mortar institution.

    In three sentences

    So far WGU has been an excellent experience for me. I would recommend this school for any working professional. The format of learning is suited just right for me.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Chat with other students...online.

    Food and Dining

    Nonexistent.

    Dorm Life

    Nonexistent.

    Academic Rigor

    A challenge, yet simpler than the brick and mortar school i attended.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dealing with the financial aid office can sometimes be a pain. Make sure all documentation is submitted on time.

    In three sentences

    The fact you can move at your own pace is awesome. The mentor who calls weekly/biweekly can be quite annoying though. I definitely recommend this school for those who do not have the time to go to a standard brick and mortar.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Off campus

    Greek Life

    Unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some online clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated. Working students with families.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual to have mentors contact you every week to check on your progress.

    Bang for the buck

    This institution is cost effective. It allows you to move at your own pace.

    What to do for fun

    Always reward yourself after completing a task. Take your self to dinner or enjoy time out with friends and family.

    Food and Dining

    Off campus

    Dorm Life

    Off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Be self-determined. Do not give up. When in need, do not hesitate to contact course mentors because they are helpful.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is an institution that wants all students to become successful. I would rate them a 9/10 because they provide mentoring throughout the program. All resources are available to set students up for success.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Full-time workers with variable schedules.

    Bang for the buck

    At a little over $3,000 a term for a BSN program, the price is hard to beat. I could have finished the program in one term if I were motivated, but I will still finish in two terms despite slacking off a bit the first term. I'll end up paying a little over $6,000 for a degree that would have cost me over $12,000 to finish at my state university.

    What to do for fun

    Obsess over TaskStream. Monitor the status of your assignments and keep submitting them until they're accepted.

    Food and Dining

    See Dorm Life. No cafeteria food for me!

    Dorm Life

    I live at home with my wife while going to school. Can't beat that! ;)

    Academic Rigor

    The material is fairly challenging and you have to be motivated to learn the material yourself. While there are course mentors available to you, you are responsible for your own work and the mentors are not there to hold your hand and walk you through your assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get discouraged when a task is returned as not meeting requirements! I let one task get me down when it was returned to me and I put it on hold for several weeks. When I revisited the task, I only ended up having to make a few minor changes to get it up to par.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University offers me the opportunity to complete an RN-to-BSN while working full-time as an ER nurse. I can complete tasks and assignments at my own pace on my schedule. If I have extra time, I can devote it to completing assignments faster and possibly graduating faster.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who can make themselves focus on schoolwork, make a study plan, and teach themselves. There are course mentora for every course to help guide you and help you when you need it.

    Bang for the buck

    For less than $2,000 a semester I can take all the classes per semester that I can finish, I get access to an abundance of resources, a mentor working hard for my benefit, AND my textbooks are online. I DON'T pay for them!

    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities to meet other students and the faculty supporting you. It's great to make connections with the people you work with on an almost daily basis.

    Food and Dining

    ONLINE SCHOOL

    Academic Rigor

    Don't mistake this college for being a push over. Since there is no required homework throughout the courses, the final exam or assignment for each class is very in depth, requiring lots of time dedicated to your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your eyes aren't bigger than your schedule. As in, don't sign up for too many classes at one time. Pace yourself. If you get them done early, you can always sign up to take more. Don't over do it. And always stay in touch with your mentor. He/she is your greatest resource!

    In three sentences

    Transferring to WGU was the best decision I ever made for my future. I work at my own pace, have an abundance of support and resources, and I don't pay an arm and a leg to get a degree. This school has given me the ability to do the things I never imagined possible.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ha, Ha....I guess that all depends if you cleaned up the house before you started homework.

    Clubs and Activities

    Activities would be the closest. You are welcome to participate in chats with mentors (instructors) and other students

    Great for these types of students

    Great for responsible people whom are able to hold themselves accountable and complete tasks on time. Perfect for working individuals also!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I could study anywhere, anytime for whichever class I chose...who needs campus?

    Bang for the buck

    It is amazing! I couldn't get a more affordable deal anywhere. It is under $3000 for a 6 month term and you fit in however many credits you can or will. Minimum of 8 but the sky is your limit. So if you complete your plan early...add more!!! NO EXTRA CHARGE

    What to do for fun

    I actually watched some of the science video's with my kids! They loved them! WGU has some awesome items in their bookstore and they also have some great deals with companies like Dell and AT&T.

    Food and Dining

    Must say I am an amazing cook!

    Dorm Life

    Do it from home....what better dorm could you have?

    Academic Rigor

    I was always working on real life stuff. Never any of the why would I have to know this stuff work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Simply do the work. One thing that is nice is that you CAN work ahead and then give yourself time off or pretest to see if you can just go to the end and test out. Use your resources...they are free so why not?

    In three sentences

    My experience with WGU was amazing and REAL!!! There is no reason ANYONE should not be able to fit WGU into their life as I was a Mother of two with a traveling husband, had a full time job, and owned a business! It is truly the way to educate at your pace and hold yourself accountable.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have more people from WGU assisting, encouraging and supporting my pursuit, as well as those in my family! I am only surrounded with love and support from all!

    Clubs and Activities

    For me, my family is my most treasured club! We meet daily and share our stories of the day! Thanks, WGU, for giving me the best of all worlds!

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is a highly acclaimed, online university, that is geared towards those students who are serious in their studies - both in undergraduate and graduate venues.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online campus studies, with supplemental reinforcement done in conjunction with local administrations! Best of all worlds!

    Bang for the buck

    I researched for quite a while before finally deciding upon WGU. You are able to navigate through your course of study at your pace, along with a set tuition, regardless of how quickly or slowly you proceed!

    What to do for fun

    Our fun is whatever we'd like it to be, since my courses are all online, it gives us the freedom to do as we like with our time!

    Academic Rigor

    Being a graduate student, I definitely feel that my professors and mentors are encouraging me in every way possible, to get the most from me, and in turn, helping me to reach my fullest potential!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would urge all perspective students to browse the school's web site, look for reviews from other students, and other academic recommendations that are posted. You'll see how easy it is to maneuver even before you begin!

    In three sentences

    WGU offers an exceptional range of both undergraduate and multiple graduate programs to students of all ages. Programs are extremely well developed, and offermany,many supplemental opportunities!

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Off campus, on line classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to spend some time on the phone with your mentor

    In three sentences

    Western Governors is flexible and affordable

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Study...duh!

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow the program and you will succeed!

    In three sentences

    WGU gets an A on their flexible program. The mentors are helpful and encouraging. Tuition is affordable.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is an online school.

    Greek Life

    This is an online school.

    Clubs and Activities

    This is an online school.

    Great for these types of students

    All!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is an online school.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely!

    What to do for fun

    This is an online school.

    Food and Dining

    This is an online school.

    Dorm Life

    This is an online school.

    Academic Rigor

    Great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply here! This school is amazing!

    In three sentences

    This school has really put together a great way to learn. Without this school I wouldn't of been able to complete my degree right now. It has shown me my full potential and supplied me with many resources.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Extremely busy students who work full time and need flexability.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Weekly calls with Mentor.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent Value!

    What to do for fun

    I am a marathon runner.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Weekly assignments. Must keep up. Do not fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay motivated, you can achoeve your degree!

    In three sentences

    Excellent tranfer credit policy. Reasonable study schedule. Gread online resource library.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online, so as safe as your home

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Not involved in any although there are some.

    Great for these types of students

    Fast paced self motivated

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I go online, so no on campus things for me

    Bang for the buck

    Great price!

    What to do for fun

    Get school done so you can have fun!

    Food and Dining

    No food or dining

    Dorm Life

    No dorm, so no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Perfect! Very appropriate level of academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Jump right in and review the assessmetns while performing the course of study.

    In three sentences

    Great school for self motivated busy professionals. Builds on current experience and allows you to progress at your own pace. Compentency based which means that you can take as much or as little tme as you need (within reason) to complete tasks.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Classes are harder then I thought they would be, but all useful information.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you have a lot of time to devote to studying or this is not the school for you.

    In three sentences

    Good school but classes are way more time consuming then advertised.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Apply for scholarships online...LOL!

    Food and Dining

    This is strictly online program.

    Dorm Life

    I live in my own place.

    Academic Rigor

    Its hard to tell.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a self-started, independent type, I suggest you give this option a try.

    In three sentences

    I just started with Western Governers University so Im still getting to know the staff and program. Their exceptional reputation and affordability were the initial attracting factors. Now I see that there education is truly at a higher standard than colleges charging 2-3 times the price.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The course of study has been challenging but there is a lot of help from the course and academic mentors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask a lot of questions about the assessment process to make sure that the course of study provided will actually help you in your success.

    In three sentences

    The experience here at WGU has been great. The mentors go out of their way to ensure your success and the course of study has been valuable for me as a teacher preparing for my success.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are a self motivated, dedicated student that may have the pressures of children, family needs, or demanding work, this is the university for you. Western Governors University is dedicated to making sure you have support and time to learn your subjects without pressuring you when life can become very demanding. They aren't concerned about how quickly you learn as much as they are concerned about the quality of what you learn.

    Bang for the buck

    The quality of education I am receiving at the price is amazing. The cost of one semester/session (6 continual months) is so much less than other on-line programs I can't even list the savings. It's amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    My experience with all points of contact at Western Governors University has been nothing but impeccable. Each point of contact has shown to be committed to providing all the information and tools they can to aid me in success as I continue my path to complete my degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a solid, thorough, challenging on-line education, Western Governors University is the choice to make.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a non-profit organization committed to the success of their students, not the revenue they can make from their students. They are continually improving the point of access and resource information to enable the student to have access to their studies at all times. Their mentor program is top notch, each mentor I've worked with thus far has been committed to making sure my needs are being met to enable my success.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Adult learners who want the flexibility to work at their own pace.

    Bang for the buck

    Where I live, tuition to WGU is a flat rate of $3500 per term. WGU functions on two 6-month terms, rather than the traditional fall, spring, and summer semesters. So for one year (two 6-month terms), tuition is $7000. The tuition includes e-text books available on the student portal.

    Food and Dining

    WGU is an online university so the food and dining atmosphere is not applicable.

    Dorm Life

    WGU is an online university so dorm life is not applicable.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum at WGU is very in depth. Not only are there objective assessments, which is basically a final exam, there are also three to five performance assessments for each class. WGU performance assessments are meant to measure a student's understanding and expertise of a subject. Thus far in my experience, the rubrics of the performance assessments have been in great detail and the highest scores possible do require vast knowledge of a subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who are considering full time studies at WGU should be aware of the 20 hour per week time commitments that the university expects from each student. Twenty hours may seem like an overwhelming amount of time per week, but with careful planning and time management, it is possible to maintain a productive school schedule as well as meeting other life obligations.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is an excellent fit for adult learners who are as committed to completing their education as they are to maintaining family obligations. Program and course mentors are easily accessible and are able and willing to offer guidance to meet students' needs. As a non-profit school with a high standards curriculum, students of Western Governors University can expect a challenging and rewarding educational journey that is also well affordable.

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    People with no access of transportation to school. People that have a busy schedule or have no time to go to school. Busy moms that need flexible times and hours to complete work and study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its an online college. Your location is where you want it to be.

    What to do for fun

    ITS AN ONLINE COLLEGE :)

    Food and Dining

    Its an online college. I eat wherever I am online studying at.

    Dorm Life

    Its an online college.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is flexible. It is competency based, meaning you learn at your own pace. They are a accredited university.

    In three sentences

    I haven't started yet, but I know this college is unique. I can honestly say that they are very inviting, kind, and work hard to help you understand everything you would like to know. I would give them a 5/5 as of now just for everything they have done to get me set with them for this upcoming semester.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I am an online student. Rate a 5.

    Great for these types of students

    I feel that Western Governors would be great for all types of students that want an indpeth study of the field they have choosen.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am an online student.

    Bang for the buck

    The great part of Western Governors is the money. The money is required once every six months; however, when the classes the student signed up for are completed, the student can sign up for more without paying more money. I would rate the university a 5.

    Food and Dining

    I am an online student and do not experience food and dining either.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student and do not experience dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very intense and the method of the work has allowed myself to fully understand the material. I know that choosing Western Governors University was the right decision for me and for the future students that I will teach. I will be prepared for them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Western Governors University is not like other online colleges and universities. There is a lot of work and numerous hours of studying; however, I am learning about my curriculum in a detailed fashion that will enable me to become a better teacher. Rate a 5.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University allows the student to become fully prepared for what will be expected upon graduation in ones field. The classes are detailed oriented and the course mentors are very knowledgeable on the material and what the student needs to become successful.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    NO clubs or activities.

    Great for these types of students

    I think WGU is great for all types of students but I think it is geared to those that are ambitious and self motivated. Online work takes good time management skills.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do all my degree work online.

    What to do for fun

    FUN? Is there such a thing? When I am not studying or taking care of my five amazing kids I enjoy playing volleyball, going to yard sales and spending time with my family.

    Food and Dining

    I eat at home.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I just started and my first class is interesting. I normally spend 4-6 hours a day studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    WGU is a great fit if you like to work at your own pace whether that be a fast pace or a slower pace. It also works well for working parents or stay at home moms.

    In three sentences

    I love WGU for the fact that it is the only accredited online university. You work on one class at a time and at a pace that works for you. It gives me the freedom I need to still be a mom to my five kids.

  • 09/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is an line school; there is no campus, per se.

    Greek Life

    This is an online school; there is no Greek life of which I'm aware.

    Clubs and Activities

    This is an online school; there are no clubs or activities of which I'm aware.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for working professionals, homemakers, and other non-traditional students who require the flexibility of pursuing their degree in a self-paced envrionment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is an online school; there is no campus.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is an excellent value for the money.

    What to do for fun

    As an online school, fun things to do are unique to the are where each online student lives.

    Food and Dining

    As an online institution, food and dining options are what one has when living at home.

    Dorm Life

    As an online institution, there is no dorm life assosciated with WGU.

    Academic Rigor

    WGU offers challenging coursework. As an online institution, the academic challenge is increased.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should gather all information from any prior academic pursuits, e.g., high school or other colleges, as well as any professional certifications held prior to contacting an admissions counselor. Prospective students should also be self-starters who possess considerable self-discipline if they wish to succeed in WGU's online programs.

    In three sentences

    WGU is an outstanding choice for individuals who cannot attend a traditional on-campus program. The credit-for-experience options help non-traditional students earn their degrees quicker. With some of the most affordable tuition in the country, WGU offers a solid education at an affordable price.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The online boards and messages are monitored very carefully. They do not put up with harassment!

    Clubs and Activities

    I am very new, but I suggest checking out the Student Success Community and the WGU Facebook to find out all you can do!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to finish their degrees fast. Students who can not spend a lot but want an accredited university. Anyone who wants a great experience!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once again we are online, and I am to new to know any traditions :)

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is an amazing value for the price! You really need to check it out and compare it to others! They go by semester (6 months) not credit hours and you can take as many credits as you can get done. It really can't be beat, trust me, I did the math!

    What to do for fun

    You can do what ever you want really, but as far as school fun you can goto the online communities and the facebook and make some new friends. Maybe even meetup if you live close by!

    Food and Dining

    Same as dorm life. We are online.

    Dorm Life

    As far as I know there are no dorms, since this is an online school.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are competency based which I really like, but if I don't know something I sure will after the class is over! You will work hard, but you have time to pace yourself. If you do the work you will pass the class :)

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend asking a lot of questions, ask about anything. There are no stupid questions and the staff is very patient and kind. Also get those transcripts in asap!!! :)

    In three sentences

    WGU is an excellent online college, for anyone who wants to accelerate at a great price! I love the fact that I have human contact with a mentor and that it is not all just emails. I recommend WGU to anyone looking to go forward with their education!

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    online

    Food and Dining

    online

    Dorm Life

    online

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to be good at working independently. You won't have any teachers or specific due dates so it's important that you have the ability to get things done on your own or you won't graduate.

    In three sentences

    This is the best school I have ever attended online. It's also the cheapest. Your graduation date is up to you since you work at your own pace.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Highly motivated, well organized, able to work alone and set goals

    In three sentences

    I rate WGU highly, you are able to complete as many courses as you wish for one price each semester. I can work on my classes when it fits in my schedule. I can do everrything online.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life...but...you can pursue that on your own time. :)

    Clubs and Activities

    Does not apply.

    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated students that really, really want to earn a degree and make a better life for themselves. You have to be self-determined to carry through with your work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online. Yes!!!

    Bang for the buck

    The level of high academics this school offers...is worth every penny. Very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun? Since WGU is an online school, every time I pass off a task or complete a class...I celebrate.

    Food and Dining

    Does not apply.

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is challenging. You will be asked to submit assignments that challenge your thinking and force you to think critically about the career you are choosing. It is enlightening.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stick to the task until it sticks to you. Keep moving forward and believe that you can do whatever you set your heart on.

    In three sentences

    It is an excellent school. I am being equipped with an excellent education. I look forward to the day I graduate so I can apply my knowledge and love for learning in the classroom.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Western Governors University is great for any students, as long as they are truly committed and self-productive! You still have a student mentor to guide you through your degree, and course mentor's to assist you through your studies, but you have to be able to push yourself through.

    What to do for fun

    There is communities where students can connect! There are even communities for your specific courses that you are currently enrolled in! Western Governors University has tons of support and ways of communicating! While browsing through communities I also saw that there are ways to connect with students that live in your state!

    Food and Dining

    Again I cannot state my experience because my studies are completed online!

    Dorm Life

    I cannot really state my experience with dorm life because I am completing my studies online!

    Academic Rigor

    The studies or academic rigor is definitely challenging at times, but you always have both your student mentor and your course mentor's to assist you with any problems or questions you might have! I feel that I have learned much more and with a great understanding through WGU than through my community college that I attended for only a term.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely recommend attending this school as long as you are committed to your studies! It's not easy because it's all online, it's a challenge and you have to be sure to stay on top of your studies and coursework!

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University has been an absolute amazing experience! They truly care about their students and their success. They want to see you achieve your dreams and make them a reality.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    The classes are comprehensive and keep you on your toes but not to the point where you feel lost. There are so many different resources to access for the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would invest in Microsoft Office as soon as possible because it is a program that will be used frequently.

    In three sentences

    I love WGU and it's dramatically different way of allowing students to obtain an online degree. It is based on the pace that I want to set, and at the times I want to devote. The staff and faculty are very supportive and helpful every step of the way.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I am a distance education student so I have no information regarding the physical school campus or the surrounding area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are dedicated to make a commitment of at least 20 hours a week and be motivated. This is a school that offers you the opportunity to learn, but expects you to put in the work. Be prepared and use all the resources available, they are amazing.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is an awesome place for a hands on learner who wants to learn by distance education. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd rate it an 11. I learn at my own pace and on my time.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    With WGU it is a flat rate of $3500 a semester. With in that semester you can have the basic 12 credits plus all the additional you and your mentor decide. With most students, they can test out of classes that you can already master so it saves you time and helps you to progress faster to your goal of graduation.

    What to do for fun

    Read people questions on the community boards. Sometimes it is entertaining. :)

    Food and Dining

    There is no food and dinning.

    Dorm Life

    It is online- there is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    With all the tools to succeed WGU seems really easy at times but when it comes to crunch time and the semester is coming to an end you know they mean business.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for WGU is use your resources! WGU has an excellent system set up to help to motivate you and keep you on track! I am the type of person who likes to do things on my own and often I make it too hard on myself. There has been several times with a simple phone call I could have saved myself a lot of trouble with assignments. The mentors are there to help!

    In three sentences

    WGU offers a flexible schedule to fit with any schedule.The only way you can fail at WGU is if you do not do your work because everything is set up for your success through countless resources and guidance. WGU is cost friendly and you can test out of classes you already know the information so you will not be wasting your time sitting in a classroom.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    You earn your degree at your own pace without all the pressure of deadlines and classroom participation requirements. Plus, your life experience is taken into consideration and you may challenge any course at any time. If you pass the test you get the credits!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is such an easy process because of the attentiveness and personal care that the University staff show at Western Governors University. Go online and type in WGU and connect with the most personable and knowledgeable enrollment counselor one could ask for.

    In three sentences

    They are very interested in my success. My enrollment counselor was helpful by enabling me to navigate through all the paperwork of the enrollment process. This has been the best experience I have had with online education so far.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Depends on your neighborhood!

    Greek Life

    There are a few Greek organizations starting up. Other well-known organizations exist for each field of WGU study. You can find these on your own if you're willing to look

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities exist for those willing to look! There are even a few that have been started by students for students. WGU also provides a social media presence with an app to get ahold of other students as well as communities for others in your career field and the classes that you're in.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students with a spouse or a spouse and children as well as those who have to work full-time.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is very conservatively-priced. Especially since their courses aren't priced individually/you don't have to pay per credit hour! One of the best schools for the money!

    What to do for fun

    Make sure you reward yourself regularly for passing classes and balance your time among activities. This doesn't mean you have to spend lots of money, but do be sure to plan to have fun, too!

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining arrangements are up to you!

    Dorm Life

    Your living arrangements are up to you! No dorm needed.

    Academic Rigor

    Attending an online school isn't for everyone. While it is self-paced, that doesn't mean you can slack off! WGU courses of study give you an excellent preparation for the courses, especially for the time spent. They're clear and concise.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work at least 12 hours a week on school and you'll finish quickly!

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great university for students for whom attending a traditional school is either difficult or too expensive. WGU uses a competency-based model and that really tests you on what you know or have learned. The assessments at WGU are excellent and truly give you great preparation for your new career.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    self-reliant, adults

    Bang for the buck

    if you spent as much time as you could, you can get as many classes in a 4 month term as possible all at 1 price. it's like an all you can take online university. you are not charged per class but per term. Great value!

    Academic Rigor

    Since WGU does not give a traditional A-F grade, you have to learn the material to get through the class. This can be challenging when task (papers) keep getting returned until you totally understand a course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Engage in all the learning activities you can, such as webcasts and the student forums.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great place for adult students to start or complete their college education. The non-traditional online classes do take some self-reliance to keep up but the mentors weekly and bi-weekly calls keep you on track. The free ebooks and getting as many classes in a term in as you can makes it a great value.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online university.

    Great for these types of students

    People working full time and parents.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mentors call you weekly.

    Bang for the buck

    This degree program is about 25,000$ cheaper then the programs offered in my state.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you want because you make your own schedule.

    Food and Dining

    This university is online.

    Dorm Life

    This university is online.

    Academic Rigor

    This program is a lot less intense then many I have seen.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many steps to enrolling and continuing education, be patient with phone calls and repeat questions.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great university if you are working full time. I am a nurse and single parent and the online availability fits my schedule. WGU is a lot less expensive then many of the universities my co-workers are attending.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is a non-profit school and doesn't steal your money!

    What to do for fun

    Everything and anything! I make my own schedule!

    Food and Dining

    The freedom of having a home cooked meal while doing school work.

    Dorm Life

    I go to school from the comfort of my own home! I save on gas, time, and money!

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like I learn more online than in a classroom setting. No boring lectures or lack of information. It's all in my hands.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend talking to someone to see if this school is for you. You definitely need to muster up all of the motivation and self-discipline you have to get the job done.

    In three sentences

    The best school across the board. The tuition is cheap and the education is luxurious. I am getting more than I ever imagined.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Parents, returning students, students who work full-time, students who cannot take the time for a typical brick-and-mortar school

    Food and Dining

    They do not have food & dining, as they are an online university.

    Dorm Life

    They do not have dorms, as this is an online university.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is self-paced, which is great for students who have children and a job. It is highly recommended to take classes than the minimum per term, as the tuition is flat rate and doesn't go up if you take more classes!

    In three sentences

    WGU has amazing student assistance. The mentors are the best of the best and truly care about your success. The school goes out of their way to ensure that you succeed in your goals and aspirations.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Less expensive than most Universities

    Dorm Life

    Study at home.

    In three sentences

    Excellent program, time management and convenient schedules for busy folks who would like to persue their education for advancment in their career.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    145 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to get the best degree for the least money. Those who are returning to school later in life. Those who are working and attending college.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a non-profit university that charges a minimal amount of tuition each term. You do not pay for each class, but each term. If you are motivated you can graduate with very little expense.

    What to do for fun

    This is an online university, so do what you normally do for fun as you will have plenty of time.

    Food and Dining

    It is an online college, so the food is as good as what you can make.

    Dorm Life

    Its an online college, so the dorm life is as good as your home life.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging and meaningful in today's workplace. You will learn what you need to know to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and do not be discouraged. This institution is very rewarding as you progress through the first semester. Follow the course material provided.

    In three sentences

    Intense and effective curriculum. Great support and learning environment. Learn at your own pace program.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    146 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No campus

    Great for these types of students

    Students with self discipline. People who work full time would greatly benefit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    na since no campus

    Bang for the buck

    Non-profit so cost is less than traditional school.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not an easy A. Must work for your grade. Can get all the help needed to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Build self discipline. Make a schedule you can stick to.

    In three sentences

    Love the total online experience especially with the resources for students. Great you are able to take as many classes as can in a term! The competency based system rocks.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    147 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is no campus, but this survey requires an answer, so five stars for safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    No sports or other childish endeavors at this college. You work for your degree without distractions.

    Great for these types of students

    Western Governors University is the absolute best school for older students who are returning to college for a Bachelors or Masters degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is an online college, but they do have seasonal graduation ceremonies for graduates.

    Bang for the buck

    Five stars for this one! You can complete as many courses as you are able to for one low tuition fee. If you are all work and no play, you can attain your degree in about half of the time as traditional colleges.

    Food and Dining

    Being an online school means you eat at home or wherever the food is best, so this gets five stars.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms since this is an online college. Since you will be working from your home, this gets five stars!

    Academic Rigor

    The work is intense and rewarding. The mentors will assist students every step of the way to ensure their success. Western Governors University makes you work for every course you pass, but the mentors praise you with every accomplishment you attain.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should find as many scholarships as possible to help pay their living expenses and the costs of computers, software, internet connection, phone services and testing fees. The college does not award enough of the financial aid students have been qualified for according to their income by FASFA for a student to actually live on or supply their needs for school.. Not being part of the unemployed population is a definite plus when attending this school.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is an excellent school for older students who are returning to school with some previous college credits. The tuition is a set fee for a six month period and students can complete as many courses as they are able to during that period of time. This is a totally online school with the freedom to work at your own pace as long as you complete the required units within each six month term.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    On-line NA

    Food and Dining

    On-line NA

    Dorm Life

    On-line NA

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently working a Masters of Arts in Teaching, because this entire education experience is based on your schedule, I have been able to complete courses in shorter amounts of time. I have had to work incredibly hard and sacrificed much of my time, but I will be able to complete my two year masters degree program in only ONE year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key, you have cannot procrastinate, there is not classroom instructor reminding you of deadlines and homework responsibilities.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors Online is convenient since it's all on my time. I am able to create my own schedule, and do my work on my time. Mentors are assigned and we are able to meet weekly to discuss upcoming deadlines and concerns.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online university unless the keyboard malfunctions.

    Clubs and Activities

    Though it is an online university, they offer many types of clubs and activities for students to take part it.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is optimal for working mom and dads or those that do not have time to go to a traditional university due to time or work constraints.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is an online university and so many of these questions might not be applicable.

    Bang for the buck

    By far the most affordable university that I have enrolled in.

    What to do for fun

    It is an online university.

    Food and Dining

    It is not a Brick & Mortar university.

    Dorm Life

    It is an online university.

    Tips for prospective students

    It takes great discipline and independence to be enrolled at this university. You have to set your own schedule and pace of study. Unlike a traditional university, self-motivation is a keen factor in excelling at Western Governor's University.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self starters who are focused.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the course mentors.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University offers an excellent online format that makes learn exciting and achieveable. Great mentor system for both your overall mentoring needs and course specific mentoring. WGU is very affordable.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is a great school for full time moms or employees. This school is for anyone looking to finish their education but don't have time to attend a traditional university.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, it is worth every penny. The price is economical.

    What to do for fun

    The seminaries and newsletters from the university are interesting and fun.

    Food and Dining

    I have a house so I am unable to comment on food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    I have a house so I am unable to comment on dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Western Governor University has a challenging curriculum but the information provided in the course of study helps a student prepare for and understand assignment.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Stay in contact with all course mentors. 2. View webinars because they are very helpful. 3. Use all resources in your course of study. 4. Manage your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    1. Western Governors University has mentoring staff that truly cares about your success in completing your education. 2. The university supplies many different resources and tools to help with the learning process in order to complete task. 3. The price per semester is about 3,000 and is a very affordable when compared to other online universities.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    those who are self motivated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    no campus

    Bang for the buck

    3k for a 6 month term is very very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    more studying

    Food and Dining

    home food

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms for an online school

    Academic Rigor

    The academia for the Business Management program has had a moderate rigor to it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the self-pace get you complacent.

    In three sentences

    WGU has been a very positive experience. Their mentors are outstanding, it's affordable, and easy to remain flexable with an online schedule.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    153 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of education at WGU is completely up to personal commitment to earning a degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize WGU resources. Your admissions adviser will walk you through every step. After admission your mentor is your go-to person for everything!

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a great school!

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    154 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    no food online school

    Academic Rigor

    Hard but worthwhile

    In three sentences

    A great school with amazing staff.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    155 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self-starters and people who like to learn.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable and nice to have class options to work on when you can.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can join communities and talk to students and also some study groups and student meet groups have been formed and there usually is a holiday party every year.

    Food and Dining

    This also doesn't apply because you can do what you like locally.

    Dorm Life

    This doesn't apply its an online college.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of study time involved in order to pass certain classes that you might need work in but the experience and knowledge gained is worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say do research and make sure you can handle this style of learning. You have to make time for school and make deadlines and goals.

    In three sentences

    This school is flexible with the classes you take and the fact you can take more than the minimum. I also like that you can do school when it is good for you vs a brick and mortar type school. My favorite is having a mentor to talk to every week and keep me on track.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially if you can accelerate your program.

    What to do for fun

    Study, study, study. This school is all about the academics and showing competency.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you reach out and engage the various learning communities, as well as your course mentors. Ensure your computer and internet service meets the minimum requirements to effectively utilize the learning resources.

    In three sentences

    This school offers great programs for a motivated, self-starter that wish to accelerate his or her program. The programs are all on-line, and at each student's pace. I highly recommend this school.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    157 of 423

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have facebook groups and online chat boards for getting to know your fellow classmates, who are around the US!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check with them early and keep in weekly contact with your mentor, and everything will go very smooth!

    In three sentences

    Amazing mentors, and they really care about how you're doing. The self-pacing is really nice for me as a non-traditional student. A great place to get your bachelor's or master's degree!

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Love it

    What to do for fun

    Anytime you want

    Food and Dining

    Any where you want!

    Dorm Life

    not one ! :)

    Academic Rigor

    Love it. I have been to another online university before..... this is the best compared to the other. Professional staff, helpful and the accounting department keeps their numbers in line :)

    Tips for prospective students

    No high tuition rates. Fees are based per semister, not class. You can make a term last as long as you need. Mentors work with you closely to see you succeed. They are wonderful and keep you on track.

    In three sentences

    Professional staff. Useful and easily resources for study. Economically feasible.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its an online school.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely.

    Food and Dining

    Its an online school.

    Dorm Life

    Its an online school.

    Academic Rigor

    Its self-paced, but you are given plenty of tools for success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school. Attend.

    In three sentences

    WGU tuition is low. As an IT student, I get the opportunity to earn my degree and several IT certifications. You have your own personal mentor who is there to guide through the completion of your degree.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working and non-traditional students who need a lot of flexibility.

    Bang for the buck

    So far WGU appears to offer a great value for the money spent.

    Academic Rigor

    I start at the end of this month so I can only speculate. WGU has recently added college algebra, statistics and biochemistry to my list of courses needed. I must admit I feel better about when I apply for a higher level degree in that I will be better prepared, even though I'm not looking forward to taking them!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research! WGU offers great flexibility but there is a trade off. If you need a more structured schedule to keep you on task then it won't be the school for you.

    In three sentences

    Three years ago when working for the VA I was on the professional development committee and researched many online schools. WGU appears to be a good value while still offering a quality education. Also, the schedule is very flexible yet rigorous enough to teach a higher level of education.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am doing all online..

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for people who are highly committed, has self-disapline, and wants to graduate with the Best qualifications & certifications.

    Bang for the buck

    Thisn is one of the cheapest and most qualified colleges I found..

    What to do for fun

    I am doing all online..

    Dorm Life

    I am doing the all online schooling..

    Academic Rigor

    This school has one of the highest accreditations I came across for online schooling.. Which is EXCELLENT!!

    Tips for prospective students

    TIPS: Make sure to have your transcripts (official transcripts CANNOT BE OPENED). Make sure you have a current, professional resume ready to send to the school board. Make sure you brush up on your language, math(algebra, geometry, and sum trig.) for the assessment testing. Proff read everything on your language testing. Make sure you can devote yourself & be commited to the online technique.

    In three sentences

    Everyone I have dealt with concerning my enrollment have been more than helpful, especially my enrollment counselor. I am so excited about starting in December of this year (2012). I would highly recommend WGU to anyone.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    162 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online classes

    Clubs and Activities

    Online classes.

    Great for these types of students

    Online classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online classes.

    What to do for fun

    Online classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Just started first class so I don't know yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say give them a call and talk to a counselor because this school is. A little different then other schools because you actually go at your own pace and it's cost effective.

    In three sentences

    So far they have been very helpful with the registration process. They call, email and make sure that all question are answered before you enroll in school.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    163 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    online school

    Dorm Life

    online school

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for scholarships

    In three sentences

    The staff is very friendly and helpful. The cost of tuition is affordable. You can move the programs quickly if you desire.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    164 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Your at home so your definitely safe

    Greek Life

    Love it because you can work around your schedule, time, and pace.

    Clubs and Activities

    none

    Great for these types of students

    Disciplined and organized

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely not as expensive as other universities.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go out to dance and listen to music. I like going out to drink at starbucks

    Food and Dining

    Does not apply

    Dorm Life

    Does not Apply

    Tips for prospective students

    Really need to be self disciplined and organized. Do your work throughout the semester and you will be fine. the sooner you finish the quicker you will graduate and the more money you can save.

    In three sentences

    They are very supportive and always willing to help students succeed. They also work with students very closely. They personalize students programs and to their needs.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    165 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    self learners

    Bang for the buck

    flate rate for each term; take as many courses as you can

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work and be self disciplined.

    In three sentences

    I will graduate in 3 months and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at WGU. I feel well prepared for my career.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    166 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    LOVE LOVE LOVE online school!

    Bang for the buck

    You can take as many classes as you can complete in a 6 month period for one set price! Doesn't get any better than that!

    What to do for fun

    School! Just get your studies done!

    Food and Dining

    No food or dining!

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms at this university!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the time to do what you have to do!

    In three sentences

    I really love this school. It fits my schedule, instead of me forming to another school's schedule. I am really happy I chose WGU!

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    167 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    as safe as your own home

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    none

    Bang for the buck

    the value is unrivaled in the academic world the harder you work the cheaper it is if you have the time and ability to concentrate through all of the classes it is possible to complete a bachelors for under 5k

    What to do for fun

    anything you want

    Food and Dining

    none

    Dorm Life

    no dorms this is an online school

    Academic Rigor

    the courses are very thorough and if you have the time you can accelerate and complete as many courses in a semester as you wish this is a year round institution so no summers off but you will complete the degree much faster than at a different school

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure you have the time to study and be prepared to work fast and hard

    In three sentences

    Western Governors is a very good school the courses are very challenging and i have learned a lot that i have been able to implement in my current career sometimes as early as the next day

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    168 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am not on campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for students that are serious about their education. WGU requires a score of 80% or better to pass and that means the student has to know the material to go forward.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not live on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I really like going to WGU. It's very challenging and is a great oppertunity for me and I am happy with the choice I made for my education.

    What to do for fun

    I actually live at home so my fun is away from WGU.

    Food and Dining

    I do not live on campus so I cook at home.

    Academic Rigor

    WGU is rigorous but it needs to be for the field I am going in to. I like that the materials need to be studied and I feel that I have learned more at WGU than when I went to another college. I also can tell you that no matter what problems arise, WGU has mentors and administrators to help and answer questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your mentors and all the help that is offered. They are there to ensure that the student has the means to graduate. They also can help students with anxiety that results from going back to school and also test anxiety. Also use all the external help avalible, like webinars and live lectures on line. One more thing is to syudy at least 2 hours every day. This will keep the information fresh in your head.

    In three sentences

    My experiance with WGU has been a great one. I love the materials and I know what to expect every step of the way. The mentors and administrators have been wonderful to work with and I feel that my education really is important to them. Thats a big thing for me.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Take breaks whenever I need to. What can be better?

    Food and Dining

    Home cooked food is the best.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm is at home. The college is completely online and I can work from anywhere.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are well defined and there is no extra classes put in, just have to keep up with the classes and finish each semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider this option and you can study when you have time when and where ever you might be. I am satisfied with this option.

    In three sentences

    A good online alternative at competitive tuition. Difficult not being in a classroom but there is a lot of phone and email help. The study materials are good and up to date.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    170 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated, able to learn with all online resources. Also, students should be willing and able to seek help and resources available.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No campus

    Bang for the buck

    Very reasonable cost per 6-month term.

    What to do for fun

    You are working from home, so whatever you would normally do in your community. :-)

    Academic Rigor

    Feeling very challenged, but also very supported.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to connect with the course mentors often. Also, check out all webinars available as well as using the learning communities. WGU on Facebook is another really great tool to connect with fellow students around the country.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this school! Working at your own pace, one-on-one mentoring and course mentors available at every turn is awesome. I am truly enjoying this type of learning.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    171 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated.

    Bang for the buck

    I compared costs to other accredited schools and WGU was cheaper than most comparable private and even public universities as well as giving you more control over how fast you can complete.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you want,there is no campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Unknown. Haven't begun yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Compare cost with your local state schools. Be sure you like the one class at a time method. Make sure you are a self motivated learner.

    In three sentences

    Great admissions councillors. Very thorough explanations. Answers any questions.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    172 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This does not apply yet.

    Greek Life

    This does not apply yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    This does not apply yet.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who wants to earn their degree without the kiddie atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This does not apply yet.

    Bang for the buck

    This does not apply yet.

    What to do for fun

    Since I am going to school from home and this is an online school, this does not apply.

    Food and Dining

    Since I am going to school from home and this is an online school, this does not apply.

    Dorm Life

    Since I am going to school from home and this is an online school, this does not apply.

    Academic Rigor

    This does not apply yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip #1 - Don't stop asking questions. Tip #2 - Don't assume you do not qualify for financial aid.

    In three sentences

    WGU is an alternative to the traditional university model. Being able to remotely earn my degree has many advantages for returning students. Councilors will assist you in every step of the way.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    173 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Being a military wife I think it's perfect for our group. You study at your own pace, they offer a reasonable price, and you can get a scholarship. This school also works for any working person, I think some companies offer tuition assistance.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is cheaper than any of the colleges in my home state of Missouri PLUS any other online colleges I researched. Plus you can add on more classes after you've passed the ones you have, and there's no extra charge!

    Food and Dining

    Again, online but I make pretty sweet food.

    Dorm Life

    I can't rate the dorm life since I attend online haha but my house is really nice. Can't beat studying to Pandora in yoga pants.

    Academic Rigor

    From the practice tests I've taken and multiple reviews I've read this college really tests what you've learned vs. what you've crammed the night before.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're ready for the comittment online college requires, this school especially. The way they're set up makes it easier to finish college faster but only if you're ready to put in the hard work.

    In three sentences

    I haven't started classes yet, but I'm already a fan. I needed a school that would let me study at my pace while following a military life. Plus they're the only online college that is nationally certified for teaching!

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    none

    Greek Life

    none.

    Clubs and Activities

    none

    Great for these types of students

    Self study students.

    Bang for the buck

    Good education for a good price.

    What to do for fun

    Surf the net.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your Mentor is there to help.

    In three sentences

    Good Place to go to school.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Easy to fit in your schedule. Great people to work with

    In three sentences

    Great School with great Programs. Easy to fit in your schedule.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    WGU is affordable and flexible.

    What to do for fun

    Enjoy family time, watch movies, hike

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but flexible. Great fit for my life and my job.

    Tips for prospective students

    Easy process of getting enrolled. Start as soon as you can and follow the advice of the enrollment counselor.

    In three sentences

    I find Western Governors University flexible. I like that there is a mentor and course mentor available when needed. I like that everything is on-line.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who have to work, have small children or realize that with the cost of gas - internet is the way to go.

    Food and Dining

    On line university

    Academic Rigor

    It is difficult but by applying yourself - you can do it and when in trouble there are videos, tutorials and mentors to guide you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get organized, set time aside to study everyday and have goals written down for accountability.

    In three sentences

    Love the self pace and ability to work as slow or as fast as you like. Weekly calls with a mentor/coach. Easily affordable and Pell Grants apply.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I feel that this school is cheaper then going to a campus. Plus the tuition has not raised in 5 years which basically means you won't be big in student debt. Like i said it is cheaper and a good alternative to being on campus. I found also that talking to students is also good if you want additional feedback and help in getting through classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are tougher then others. I would highly suggest if there are review sessions or webinars for the class to attend as many as you can because they really do help. If you still have questions talk to the course mentors because they are really helpful in getting you on the right track.

    Tips for prospective students

    I say that in order to succeed at western governors you have to be really dedicated to working on the classes at least 15 hours a week. You have be disciplined enough to not get distracted to much when working on a class. I also find doing the tests at home is very time and money saving. However i might suggest also looking for a testing site close by because it can be hard to focus on the test at home.

    In three sentences

    I have been a part of Western Governors for a year now and i have found it to be a good experience. I had never thought of doing school online before but i found doing one class at a time is easier then multiple classes. I also find the couse mentors and the student mentors easy to talk to and they are good in helping you answer any questions you might have.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The nit competency based scale and the tuition cost being a 6 month basis made the choice a no brainer for me.

    What to do for fun

    Study! Advance in your program, connect with students online.. Pursue your dream!

    Food and Dining

    This is an online college, so rating it would be unfair.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot state a fair reviwe of dorm life since this is an online college.

    Academic Rigor

    The range of academic choices and the fluency or the academics is well above par. The staff and fellow students will help you through anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the unviersity online, speak with an enrollment counselor, and make an informed decision. It's your education and future and you don't have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve your degree. Choose what's right for you and speak with current students to get their feedback.

    In three sentences

    The staff here is very knowledgable and helpful. Being able to pursue my dream, with limited sacrificies made it the college of choice for me. Every student has the opportunity to succeed.

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As safe as you make your environment.

    Great for these types of students

    Busy people who think they don't have time for school. Homemakers, Full-time employees, pretty much anyone motivated enough to get the courses completed in 6 months.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is no campus so things are as unusual or as regular as you make it out to be.

    Bang for the buck

    The best thing about WGU is you controll how fast you can graduate. By accelerating in your courses you save money. WGU charges by the term not the course so you can complete as many courses as your mind can handle in one term. Plus there's no official deadline except to be finished with all of your term courses within 6 months.

    What to do for fun

    This does not apply as WGU is an online school. The great thing about that is I can attend class and work on assignments and study anywhere that has an internet connection.

    Food and Dining

    This does not apply as WGU is an online school. The great thing about that is I can attend class and work on assignments and study anywhere that has an internet connection.

    Dorm Life

    This does not apply as WGU is an online school. The great thing about that is I can attend class and work on assignments and study anywhere that has an internet connection.

    Academic Rigor

    WGU has challenged me in many ways as well as been a blessing. I have passed my most challenging subjects with the help of course mentor's. As well as passing some courses in as little as a day because I am pretty good at writing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be self motivating and don't let your trials get in the way. Look outside the box for problem solving. Don't be afraid to speak up when you just don't get something.

    In three sentences

    WGU has made it possible for me to continue my education to be a preschool teacher. WGU has low tuition allowing my Pell Grant to pay for most of my tuition. WGU has flexible hours allowing me to attend and pass courses in the time I have alloted.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    You have to have a good mind-set. Students should have focus and be dedicated. Prospective students should know how to manage their time wisely.

    In three sentences

    WGU tuition is very affordable. The staff is very helpful and courteous. The curriculum is outstanding.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self-disciplined working professionals that have the experience in the field of degree they are pursing but need the paper to back it up!

    Bang for the buck

    I compared the cost of tuition for a Bachelors in Business from several different online schools and found that I would be paying between $350-$500 per credit hour. I have completed 5 courses in a 6 month period making my tuition only $170.00 per credit hour at WGU, significantly less! I pay a flat rate for tuition/books of $3035.00 per 6 month term regardless of how many classes I take!

    What to do for fun

    Join the online forums and chat with other students taking the same class. It may be an online school but this will remind you that you are not alone!

    Academic Rigor

    WGU bases its grading on a competency level. This is a pass/fail system that requires a B or better for every course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research several different schools before enrolling into the first one to ensure you are making the best educated decision for your degree. Take the accreditation, length of time to complete a degree, and cost into consideration when choosing a college.

    In three sentences

    I would recommend this college for any working professional that doesn't have the time or flexibility to make it to an on-ground campus. This online regionally/nationally accredited college will test your motivation, self-discipline and determination by being able to fast-track your degree with a flat rate of tuition. If more students knew about this college then they would not attend or pay the high cost of the online nationally accredited colleges.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be persistent.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors admissions officers are very helpful and willing to work with you through the many changes in life.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Work from home behind locked doors! What could be more safe?

    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated, fast worker, quick learner.

    Bang for the buck

    BEST value ever.

    What to do for fun

    Study, study, study! Time is the most precious commodity here that you get complete control over. Use it wisely.

    Food and Dining

    You don't attend campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    With the ability to increase your course load, the difficulty of this school skyrockets.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to be self motivated to go to this school. Find your reasoning and stick with it.

    In three sentences

    The amazingly lost cost of attendance here is one of the best things about this school. Their competency approach and the ability to speed up your courses is the best thing for self motivated working professionals.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As safe as your home, which where you attend most classes.

    Great for these types of students

    I am a full time (24/7) caregiver to my 92 year old mother and I need incredible flexibility, Western Governors is perfect. If your someone that looking not to waste your time with unessary complications this is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our mascot is the night owl it fits most of us to a tee.

    Bang for the buck

    Students pay for a sessions, not for units or classes. In one aggressive session I completed 24 units and the out of pocket expense was the same as a session with 14 units. In another instance I finished my classes early and was able to add with out additional fees. It was the least expensive online school that I found in my research.

    What to do for fun

    Talk with students from all over either in or out of class. Our school also has an active presence on Facebook.

    Food and Dining

    I'm good cook, so I'm doing well.

    Academic Rigor

    During my pre-clinical experience I found myself better prepared and well equipped than student teachers that had come from traditional brick and mortar schools. I have access to some the best teachers in the country. This truly a situation where the more you put in the more you get back.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work first, play later. Set up a schedule that is realistic, then beat it. When you learn to reward yourself it pays off much better than any schedule given by a teacher or consular. There are tons of resources, take advantage of them. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with peers, cooperative and collaborative work yields the best results, it's amazing what you can learn from one another.

    In three sentences

    Incredible resources from all around the country. Support that goes above and beyond an individuals academic life. Very comfortable for older students and those who are returning.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Full time workers, those with families. busy people

    Bang for the buck

    Because this is a not for profit institution, the tuition fees are affordable. Because this is an online university, it is convenient for those with difficult schedules.

    Tips for prospective students

    If there is a difficult class, review the instructional videos for assignments and use the course mentors for help.

    In three sentences

    The online courses are easily navigated. The online communities are incredibly helpful and the course and student mentors go out of their way to be helpful.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    online school

    Great for these types of students

    parents, people who work alot

    Bang for the buck

    great investment

    What to do for fun

    online school

    Food and Dining

    online school

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    have to work hard

    In three sentences

    the people there are kind and have been helpful. the process to get excepted isnt so easy but hopefully worth it. the school is flexable.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great college for any person from any walk of life the only requirements are that you have a degree already and looking to further your education or have worked X amount of years in the field you are obtaining a degree for.

    Bang for the buck

    I really have done some research and couldn't find a school that offered all that WGU does for the price it does. The price per credit is based upon the amount of credits you can get in a term(6 months) or yearly the thing that makes it vary is the fact you can get the minimum 12 Competency Units(CU) or better known as credits or excel at your own pace with no limits on the amount of CUs you can earn. The price does not change no matter what, it is the same per 6 months.

    What to do for fun

    The things your want to do in any chosen environment.

    Food and Dining

    Was again in your own chosen environment.

    Dorm Life

    Their is no dorm! So dorm life is your own chosen environment. This to me offered flexibility that is crucial to my success in obtaining this my second degree.

    Academic Rigor

    The material is very detailed and makes me think deeper about the reasoning and helps you to clarify findings. You do have alot of peer support in the communities, as well as course mentors and your own personal mentor that will see you through the whole program to graduation date.

    Tips for prospective students

    Looking for a great opportunity at a tremendous steal of a deal, want certification cost covered as part of that steal of a deal, you want help from real people who really care, you want the flexibility of working at faster pace not found in your traditional classroom setting...well then you can find that and so much more at WGU. At least look into WGU before you make your final decision, it has been a real great decision on my part to take my sisters advice when she suggested I look into her college compared to any college I was interested in.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a great deal, detailed taught programs and cost efficient school. I love the resources and multiple possibilities with certifications for my degree. I love the support and cost but most of all the abundant knowledge for me to tap into for pennies on the dollar compared to other colleges.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    If you get through your courses and still have time left, you can add more and pay nothing!

    What to do for fun

    not on campus.

    Food and Dining

    does not apply

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use course mentors! They want to help.

    In three sentences

    Great for distant learning. Wants to help students succeed. Flexible hours and great webinars.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Online classes great for single moms and full time employees who dont have the time to attend a ground campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Evaluate and compare tuition prices with other schools, you will see WGU has the most competitive tuition cost

    In three sentences

    WGU is convenient WGU has affordable tuition prices WGU has a great helpful staff

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Not aware of any frats or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am new so I am not aware of clubs as of yet.

    Great for these types of students

    It is all online, therefore making it great for alternative students who cannot attend school during regular hours

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am a new student so I am not aware of any traditions, and the campus is online.

    Bang for the buck

    You pay for six months so you can work hard and get as many classes done as you are able to in that time frame, thus saving you money.

    What to do for fun

    You can do what you usually do for fun as long as you get your work done.

    Food and Dining

    Here you are on your own.

    Dorm Life

    This is not applicable since all classes are online.

    Academic Rigor

    WGU requires that you have a B average to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that you look into WGU if you want to take online classes. You can accelerate your learning and therefore save money.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great school which takes one class at a time. This gives you the chance to absorb the material and I feel learn better, and no more four finals in one week! You can also accelerate at your own pace.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Must be focused on learning. Determined to finish.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Books and Certs testing included in tuition.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a steal price wise.

    Food and Dining

    No food or dining.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    It takes work, at least 20hr a week or more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on track or ahead, use all the tools. Study hard you cannot cram for these courses and pass.

    In three sentences

    Its hard but fun. Great programs. When I finish, I will know I earned my degree.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working people, parents, single parents.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    online

    Bang for the buck

    Yes Univerity of Phonix is about $18000 more. Plus there are not any hidden charges they are very upfront about everything.

    What to do for fun

    Play with my kiddos.

    Food and Dining

    online college

    Dorm Life

    Its an online college. No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to be self motivated and organized to do this type of program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask a lot of questions to your mentors. Buddy up see if you can find someone to study and or go through the program with you.

    In three sentences

    I love that I take one class at a time and move at my own pace. I can study, do school work anytime and they have a lot of resources online. I am a single mom with 2 toddlers this is the only way to go for me.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    online

    Great for these types of students

    independent learners

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    many activities to get involved in

    Bang for the buck

    you get the most bang for your buck at this college same tuition cost per semester no matter how few or how many classes you take

    Academic Rigor

    most classes very rigourous and challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused never give up need good time management skills

    In three sentences

    great mentors accelerated flexible online.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WGU is perfect for adult learners who are trying to work and go to school. Parents will also find that WGU's program allows them to go to school while running a family.

    Bang for the buck

    You can get more bang for the buck if you are able to accelerate the program. You pay one fee for a six month term and you complete as much as you can within that term (financial aid students must maintain a minimum credit limit).

    What to do for fun

    Between working full time, running a household, and doing school there isn't much time for fun! However, since WGU is an online program I do have more time than I otherwise would.

    Food and Dining

    The is not applicable since this is an online program.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great since I get to live in my own home!

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to be successful the student must be self disciplined and motivated. About 15 to 20 hours of study time is needed each week in order to get the work done on time. WGU provides course mentors for each class and they area a valuable resource.

    In three sentences

    WGU has allowed me to pursue a degree while working full time. The online program gives me the tools I need to be successful and the competency based approach has allowed me to accelerate my learning. The tuition is on-par with other universities.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    NA this is a online program.

    Dorm Life

    NA, this is an online program.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are comprehensive, and students are expected to perform at a graduate level.

    In three sentences

    Great school, easy to navigate online with lots of available resources and an awesome library. Not a diploma mill, I'm working for what I'm getting.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No cmapus.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    None.

    Great for these types of students

    Self-starters Self-paced Self-study Learning by reading and labs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I love this school, with flat-rate tuition, you pay per term. The value lies where you complete more than the minimum amount of classes. 12 CU or 40 CU is the same amount of money every 6 months.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you want to do, you study from home, work, or the coffee shop. It leaves you time to do everything you enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    No physical location, no campus to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available, this is all online.

    Academic Rigor

    These programs are not for the student wanting a traditional learning environment. This college is focused on self-starters and self-paced learners. Those who excel at self-study will be rock stars at this college. It takes time and dedication just as any other college so be prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you can dedicate at least 10-20 hours a week to study. Always try a pre-test first, you may already be competent in the material and you can move onto the next course. Remember you pay for time not credits so cram as much into a term as you can, it's surprising how much you can accomplish in six months.

    In three sentences

    An excellent environment for students who thrive on self-study. The best online college available. Competency based learning should be the future of post-high school education.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Online college, so what ever you want

    Food and Dining

    Online college

    Dorm Life

    Online college

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your mentors.

    In three sentences

    Affordable school. Helpful staff. Many resources.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am currently an on-line student.

    Greek Life

    I am currently an on-line student.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am currently an on-line student.

    Great for these types of students

    I am currently an on-line student. The idea of working at your own pace is a great idea for students like me that are older with children and are going back to pursue a degree. I work full time and have 4 children, so working when I can and not at specific times are ideal!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am currently an on-line student.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a student at WGU, you definitely get a bang for your buck because you pay a flat rate and you are not limited to how many CU's you can do with in your 6 month term.

    What to do for fun

    I am currently an on-line student.

    Food and Dining

    I am currently an on-line student.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently an on-line student.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at WGU is rigorous, but definitely worth it. They definitely prepare you for the major will be going in to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take advantage of any mentor help. Ask for help and just don't assume when you get into a bind you'll eventually be able to handle the issue. The help is there, use it!

    In three sentences

    I would rate Western Governors University a 10! I am very pleased with this college because of all the positive mentors I've com in contact with. Any help I need, it is definitely there.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Moms

    Bang for the buck

    Great buy. You take as many classes as you can, one at a time, for the same price within the 6 month semester.

    Food and Dining

    online

    Dorm Life

    online

    Academic Rigor

    One class at a time, so as rigorous as I can do it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure about the program you want to do. I found it challenging to change mine.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors is an online school with lots of resources to help you succeed. Can fit into my busy schedule. Great buy.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated, working, parents

    Bang for the buck

    I can get my entire program finished in two years for the cost of attending a campus-based university for one year. In the case of some schools it is even less.

    Academic Rigor

    I set my own pace, but have my mentor keeping in contact with me and making sure that I'm making the progress I set forth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are self-motivated and prepared to keep yourself on track. Use the resources that they offer.

    In three sentences

    Works for a full time mom and wife. Mentors are awesome and provide great assitance. Programs work for you.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for motivated and independent students.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU was the cheapest online school. I have learned a great deal.

    What to do for fun

    Talk in the communities. Exercise at home.

    Food and Dining

    There is no food and dining. It is an online school.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your mentors when needed. If stuck on something for more than a day ask for help. Use the resources they provide for you.

    In three sentences

    WGU has several communities that are very helpful. The students talk to their mentors every 1 to 2 weeks to set goals. Independence and motivation are needed to attend this college.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that just want to get a degree and start a career.

    Food and Dining

    Online campus

    Dorm Life

    its an online campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are simple but challenging and apply to real life situations

    Tips for prospective students

    Self-motivation is required as the mentors don't hold your hands. but they are very helpful with questions

    In three sentences

    I think WGU is one of the best universities. It is challenging but lets you learn at your own pace. The mentors are very helpful

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    self-motivated, determined

    Bang for the buck

    At just around 3K per term, you can't get a better deal anywhere.

    Food and Dining

    NA. Strictly an online school.

    Dorm Life

    NA. Strictly an online school.

    Academic Rigor

    There are course mentors available to help you with things you're having difficulty with, but for the most part you're given the course work and a guide to direct you through the course which you must go through and learn on your own. The grading for all courses is done by third-party sources not associated with your course, so they are grading without bias and solely based on the quality of the work submitted which is expected to be at a B level or above.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask plenty of questions and make sure you're dedicated to your goal. This program will only work for you if you're able to stay focused and able to motivate yourself to complete the classes.

    In three sentences

    I'm just finishing my first term at WGU and am more than pleased with my experience thus far. The entire application process went smoothly, and getting adjusted to the online format of all the coursework and resources was a breeze. I highly recommend this school to anyone who is able to self-motivate and desires to earn their degree.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working or stay at home parents

    Bang for the buck

    You can take as many classes as you are able for one low price for a 6 month period.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you want because your classes are waiting for you onine

    Food and Dining

    You can work on your classes from any restaurant that has Wi-fi access

    Dorm Life

    Its online there is no dorm

    Academic Rigor

    It can be as hard as you want to make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get started with the application 1 to 2 months before you want to start.

    In three sentences

    Inexpensive school. Online so you decide when and where to do school work. It has the potential for accelerated learning.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Working professionals. Moms.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a non profit school. Tuition is 3000 a semester including books. You can take as many credits as you want and tuition doesn't go up.

    In three sentences

    Affordable. Flexible. Amazing.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Community boards

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor is sufficient to be challenging but not impossible. I was very well prepared in my teachers program.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be willing and able to set aside the time needed to complete your program. Its fantastic for working people with kids because you can work on your tasks whenever you want, even the middle of the night.

    In three sentences

    Earning my BA at WGU has helped me be successful in my education. Now I am pursuing a MA in Mathematics which I never thought I could do. I recommend WGU highly!

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who have a full time job already or parents wanting to go back to school! The work load is flexible but you have to be disciplined to make the time to do the work.

    Dorm Life

    I attend from my home! It is an online univerisity

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love the school, the mentors are all fantastic. The mentors are helpful, they provide a lot of resources to ensure you meet your goal! They are also very understanding!

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I attend online classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unkown

    Great for these types of students

    Great for full time job holders or stay at home moms. Even Military personel. They are great!

    Bang for the buck

    You get the same education for less money. I think that its a better education because there are mentors to help you every week.

    What to do for fun

    Unsure

    Food and Dining

    Unknown. I attend online classes.

    Dorm Life

    Unknown. I attend online classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics for the Education program are straight forward and everything is you learn is helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate and do your work like you are suppose to an you will have no issues.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great school! It is considerably cheaper and everyone is so helpful, even while going to school.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Working

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Distance Learning.

    Bang for the buck

    5 stars

    Academic Rigor

    Highly rated

    Tips for prospective students

    Spend time consulting with academic advisors as they are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    Great school. Organized system. Reasonable tuition costs.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    self paced and dedicated students

    Tips for prospective students

    plan study time and stick to it.

    In three sentences

    Excellent program. Requires hard work. Has great mentors to motivate good study habits.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    THis is all online

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the credentialing part of your profession, if applicable. This was the trickiest part for me.

    In three sentences

    I am just beginning my first semester. I am very impressed so far. They are very thorough.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    online is a safe learning enviroment

    Greek Life

    There isn't a Greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    Become a National Honor Society student

    Great for these types of students

    Stay focus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't have any.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of books and tuition could cost a lot.

    What to do for fun

    study and research papers

    Academic Rigor

    I like the fact that I can be a full time student in the comfort of my own home. I recently had a baby and I don't have to miss school. It is so easy for me to go to school online. 5star

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus and live your dream of earning a degree.

    In three sentences

    It is an awesome school. I enjoy the fast pace. I appreciate the mentor weekly calls.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for dedicated students who work full time and therefore can't really attend a brick and mortar collage. It is also great for single parents, or anybody who lives in a rural location and has troubles traveling to a college. I am a single mom who works full time, so WGU was the best choice for me. It does require dedication, discipline and routine to get the work done, but it's well worth it!

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is a not-for-profit college. A term is 6 months, and tuition is very reasonable. You are required to take 12 credit units each 6 months, which is usually 3 classes. However, if you finish your three classes early, you can then take more classes at no extra cost! If you can do that each term, you will graduate early, and save money.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life, as it is 100% online.

    Academic Rigor

    You need to plan to study for 15 or 20 hours per week. Some classes are harder than others, but each course has one or two course mentors (these are separate from your student mentors) who can help you if you reach a difficult point. If you do not pass a task, you are given a chance to re-do it. If you don't pass it a second time, you are required to have tutoring from the course mentor. However, they are so knowledgeable and easy to work with, it's best to just get help from them as soon as you begin struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip for prospective students is to stay in touch weekly with your student mentor. Your mentor can and will help you with many kinds of issues, and is the best cheering section you could ever ask for; this is especially helpful to those, like me, who do not have a support system otherwise. Tuition is reasonable, and if you finish your required 12 CUs early, you can take more classes at no extra cost before your term is over. There are no set classes, you work at your own pace, and basically teach yourself, so you do need discipline to keep up the pace.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a not-for-profit online college that makes it easier for single parents and/or full time employees to go back to college full time. At the beginning, each student is assigned a student mentor that stays with the student through out their college term. It is not easy, it is not a diploma mill, it is challenging and each student gets a sound, accredited education.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This is the perfect solution for the students that like to work at their own pace. Any time day or night!

    Bang for the buck

    This is best priced tuition and fees that I have experienced in all my years of college. You have a flat rate and you are able to take as many classes as you want during your 6 month semester.

    Dorm Life

    The wonderful thing about Western Govenor's you can do it from the comfort of your own home. There is no cost for dorm! There is great opportunities for you to connect with other students online through the communities.

    Academic Rigor

    The assignments that I have had thus far have been great. None have been what you would call gravy but none that have been impossible to achieve good grades on. Just follow your rubrics and you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    THis will be a perfect fit for you. Keep up with your studies by not procrastinating. THe faster you complete your assignments the quicker you can graduate. Follow the pacing guide and don't be a afraid to contact your mentors for any questions, no matter how little.

    In three sentences

    Western Governor's is a perfect fit for those people who have a full time job. Great staff are there to help whenever I need it; even at 3 in the morning. I love the fact that I can work at my own pace.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Working full time, or if you have a family/other commitments.

    Bang for the buck

    I think this program is VERY reasonably priced and they make it easy to get started.

    What to do for fun

    This does not apply, as it is an online program that I am taking.

    Food and Dining

    This does not apply, as it is an online program that I am taking.

    Dorm Life

    This does not apply, as it is an online program that I am taking.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is only as hard as you make it for yourself, because it is completely self paced.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be your own advocate for finding financial aid, because there isn't much personal assistance with WGU.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school for student that are currently working or have a familiy or other personal commitments. The program is completely self paced and you pay per term versus per unit, so you can complete your degree as fast or as slow as you want.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Use your mentors. Ask for assistance when you need it. email your course mentor with any questions.

    In three sentences

    I have enjoyed taking classes with WGU. My personal mentor has been a valuable asset to my success. Being able to study or test when it is convenient for my schedule has also been a life saver.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This does not apply; there may be a campus at their headquarters in Utah, but I am an e-student.

    Greek Life

    This does not apply.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are communities of students: those who share majors, those who live near each other etc. Most of them attempt to setup get-togethers and other activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Parents, Full-time workers, and anyone who doesn't want to spend everyday in a classroom.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is the best bang for my buck! I can study on my own time, so I don't have to give up my full time job. Also, I can go as fast as I want: this term I will likely complete twice as many credits as is needed to satisfy my academic status! This means I have saved myself the trouble and expense of an entire term! Also, terms last a full six months, so I can attend school fully year-round, and accelerate my degree in that regard too (you don't have to sit out of school during summer break).

    What to do for fun

    WGU held a holiday party in my hometown for all the local students to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Again, this does not apply to WGU, as it is all online. The rating of the food depends on what you make yourself for dinner!

    Dorm Life

    This does not apply, since WGU is a totally online school with no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work, so far, has been challenging, yet very attainable. I am able to study and do the work on my own schedule, rather than on a teacher's schedule, so I feel less pressured to finish assignments by a specified time. Also, there is a lot of encouragement to do your own research and studying; they don't care so much HOW you learn the material, just that you have indeed learned it and can show it. Another amazing thing about WGU: they allow you to take one class at a time! Every other school wants you to take three or more classes at the same time in order to qualify as a full time student. But at WGU, you can take one at a time and really concentrate on that one course! It makes the whole experience very low pressure!

    Tips for prospective students

    Many are afraid that online schools will ruin their academic image. But WGU is equally accredited as the state schools! Also, they are a nonprofit, so their tuition is more affordable than the state school too! You can even apply for federal financial aid.

    In three sentences

    WGU is the perfect fit for adults with lives outside of campus walls. It is a totally online school, meaning you can work full time and tend to your family while also completing college courses. In addition, there is vast amounts of help along the way: course mentors, student mentors, student communities, class communities, department communities, etc.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    They always have online meetings or video conferencing calls pertaining to courses or anything related to your field or degree

    Great for these types of students

    If you know your field you will breeze thru the majority of the classes, its aimed it getting the most done in your comfort zone. If you knock out all your classes before the term ends you can still continue your education because they offer more classes

    Bang for the buck

    ONLINE your financial aid covers the entire cost of the school(each term)!

    Academic Rigor

    Like i said earlier it all depends on the student, you decide wither you pass or fail. Be very cautious in picking your courses and make sure you have enough time in the day too actually study! TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY DON'T BS!

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in touch with your student mentor, be sure you pick classes you know you will pass or it will come bite you in the but in the end!

    In three sentences

    This is by far the best school i have ever attended, next to UAT that is. The cost of tuition is pretty much covered by financial aid and is fairly cheap consider all that you get in return! You don't have to purchase books you can just download them and they have just about every book you need! Not only the entire staff is nothing but helpful all they want is for you too pass/graduate!

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am a distance learner :)

    Greek Life

    I am a distance learner

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a distance learner

    Great for these types of students

    Distance learners, military members/family, students with dependents, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Each student is assigned a personal mentor who contacts you weekly to answer questions, motivate you, offer study resources, etc. VERY helpful!

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable program, financial aid is available!

    What to do for fun

    See previous answers :)

    Food and Dining

    As above I attend from my home.

    Dorm Life

    I attend online through distance learning. With two small children at home WGU offers me the opportunity to finish my bachelors and run a family.

    Academic Rigor

    Although it is self paced you must be motivated to finish the classes and move forward at a normal or expediated pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your mentor as a resource/tool instead of viewing them as a burden.

    In three sentences

    WGU's application and financial aid processes were easy to understand and complete. My personal mentor has been instrumental in guiding me through my first term. WGU makes it easy to succeed!

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    you are not paying for the number of classes you take, you pay same flat rate each term, even if you are taking multiple classes

    Food and Dining

    online schooling so you eat at home

    Dorm Life

    Live at home!

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Pace yourself and use your resources!

    In three sentences

    They have many different course of studies, including Teaching! Flexible with work time, as long it is finished in 6 months you are GOLDEN! Great for parents and full time workers!

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For anyone that has more going on than just school. This set up provides flexibility to still work, take care of kids, go on vacations, etc.

    What to do for fun

    WGU does host regional activities for students, such as barbeques, which I think is a nice touch for an online university.

    Dorm Life

    This is an online university, so there are not any dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    This is not a program you can sail through unless you are dedication to the work. It has not all been hard, but it hasn't been a breeze, either. I feel like I have really learned from the courses, not just memorized information to pass a test.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research! Finding the right online university takes some time and research, but WGU was by far the best option for me. The tuition is affordable and the schedules are flexible.

    In three sentences

    This online university is perfect for students returning to college or those that need to work through college. The structure is great for those with dedication and motivation, and it really focuses on helping students pass. I have never felt forgotten in the sea of students here.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Busy parents who don't have time for conventional university. Students who don't have easy access to conventional university. Anyone who is really motivated to learn. There is minimal self pacing, so if you really want to work very quickly the price is still the same.

    Bang for the buck

    Since it is a minimal self paced university, you can do the minimum of 12 units or kick it up to 20+ units in one semester of six months for one price. No per unit pricing here (only semester pricing).

    What to do for fun

    Leisure is your own.

    Academic Rigor

    It is tough if you are not self motivated to learn. There are so many people to help you to understand once you are determined to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions; if you don't ask, no one will know to help you. The new study guides are wonderful! Since most of the books are available on line for free here, no need to buy books unless you want a printed copy (save $$$$).

    In three sentences

    A good way to stretch your dollar through taking more than the minimum amount of units each semester. University allows you to slow down when your life is demanding and go as fast as you want when life is slow. Your passing isn't dependent upon others in a group who never seem to complete their work, causing you to have to pick up the slack.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online Only

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Some online communities.

    Great for these types of students

    You must be a good self study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Very good price.

    What to do for fun

    Information Technology

    Food and Dining

    None

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    Must be disciplined and a good self study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a self study challenge.

    In three sentences

    The school is ran very well. The Mentors seem to care greatly for the students success. Great way to get a ton of credits fast.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe, security is optimal, and crime is almost inexistent.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for returning students, single parents, and students who work full-time.

    Bang for the buck

    Most definitely.

    What to do for fun

    I love to play golf, pool, chess, tennis, soccer, and ping pong.

    Food and Dining

    I live off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are designed to ascertain that the adequate information is garnered and well understood.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is one of the most ideal institutions to get college education.

    In three sentences

    Staff is very professional. The course syllabus is articulate. The course mentors work very hard at helping students meet their goals.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for the student who is self-motivated, self-starting, and who wants to get done as fast as they can. They certainly don't hold anyone back and will race along with you, side-by-side, if you want to accelerate.

    Bang for the buck

    Western Governor's University has very reasonable pricing for what you get out of it. It has a flat-rate tuition every six-month semester, which saves you money over many other universities. For someone using financial aid, like me, that equates to thousands saved over the long haul. I like that aspect!

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I take an occasional break and watch a movie, read a book, or just sit and visit. I still make time for my family, friends, and co-workers so that my life has variety. We even have time to go ice skating, go bowling, go out to dinner, or go to a movie.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! It's just down the hall from my bedroom to my kitchen. I try to study for 45-50 minutes straight, then take a break to rest my eyes and stretch my legs. If I need to eat, it's right there. Occasionally, I will take a couple of hours to get something else done, but I'm right back at it again as soon as I can get there.

    Dorm Life

    I live within 25 miles of the campus, and since everything is online-based at this school, their campus is strictly administrative so it isn't likely I would ever need to go there. Therefore, I live at home and do my school via computer. Dorm life . . . it's great!

    Academic Rigor

    The teacher program I am in seemed insurmountable at first, but after a few weeks, I found I knew a great deal of the information and was able to use prior knowledge and competency to speed up the courses. That seemed to ease the burden somewhat and relieve my mind. I began to feel I could actually do it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students would do well to being committed to finishing what they start here. It's not easy, but neither is a college education anywhere else. Plan on doing lots and lots of reading, writing, and studying. Stay focused and use all the resources available to you. Keep in touch with your personal student mentor and the several course mentors provided to encourage you and keep you on track.

    In three sentences

    This university is probably the most unique school around. Their teacher's college is highly recommended for providing one of the most comprehensive, user-friendly formats. An added bonus is their competency-based courses that allow students to use their prior experience and knowledge to fast-track their progress towards their intended degree.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Have goals, and never give up.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus attendance in unnecessary, but the main building is located in Salt Lake City, near the historical Mormon Temple.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy movies, video games, and more importantly spending time with my family.

    Food and Dining

    All courses are online.

    Dorm Life

    All courses are online.

    Academic Rigor

    There is no homework, the creative and competitive material provided to the students is easy to follow and understand. This immerse learning material is intended to create competitiveness and expertise in the course work. Once demonstrating competitiveness a student presents an assessment test and receives full honors for the course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enrollment is easy, general help in any area is accessible (financial, personal, moral, education etc...) Teachers are great! The learning material is extremely competitive and helpful.

    In three sentences

    For someone that's full time employed, father and student, Western Governors University offers competitive knowledge and experience at a low cost, and flexible schedule.

  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safest campus with 128 bit encryption for your browser and using your head for something other than a hat rack.

    Greek Life

    Beats me, can't see the other person.

    Clubs and Activities

    Honestly don't know. I work full time and have a home life and travel every other week from Salt Lake to Boise. Hence the reason I do it online.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are self sufficient and pro-active. You don't have to me Mr. or Ms. Perfectionist, but just use you phone calendar and meet deadlines. If you can flip burgers at a restaurant and show up to work on time then you are a good match. Ipod zombies need not apply.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's all virtual baby. When you graduate you can go to a commencement ceremony, but that is entirely optional.

    Bang for the buck

    As I said above, about $6000 for most degrees (as of 2012). I don't personally know of a more affordable place to get a good education.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you do now. You can be as virtual interactive as you want with your class mates. They even give you an instant messenger if you're into stuff like that.

    Food and Dining

    My wife rocks with good cooking! Maybe I will take her out to dinner.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know about you, but my comfortable bed I share with my wife is better than the coffins in the college dorms. Home life is dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't let the academic qualification scare you. They are challenging, but if you put some effort into them and call or send the mentors emails they can un-stick you if your stuck. That said, they aren't a Harvard or a Yale - although I never attended either of those schools so that is based on my gut and not scientific empirical data.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should look into Western Governors University website, because their information is subject to change. In order to apply you have to have AP High School Credit, Transfer Credit, or an Accredited Degree or Certificate. Bottom line is you can't enroll if you have 0 credits. This University is 100% online and requires high speed internet access. The tuition is affordable and according to their email, as of 2012 they haven't raised tuition for 5 years since they are non-for-profit. The classes are challenging, but the mentors (name for their professors) are there to help you all along the way. Unless you want to purchase your books, all books are electronic that I have taken so far. The interface is very user friendly and after you get use to it (us older people were born before computers were invented) seems one of the best with very few glitches. Sometimes their testing is a little different, but as long as you pay attention and work with the vendor which provides the testing if you have IT issues they can help you through them. That said, I would say in my opinion it is a reliable system. If you need Financial Aid they prompt you if you are busy like I am and usually respond within 24-48 hours. One thing they are not is a institution that spoon feeds ipod zombies. Go to a brick and mortar school if you want to watched after, You have to be a self starter too. If you need a clock to punch into to keep you honest then go to a brick and mortar school. If your a self starter and stay ahead I personally find it easier even if the subject is challenging.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is Online, accelerated, competency-based, accredited. Non-profit, tuition is less than $6,000 per year (as of 2012) for most programs with schools in Education, Business, IT, and Health Professions. Source: Western Governors University website.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that work part-time that works crazy hours.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can have drop in hours on the phone!!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition here is inexpensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for help and utilize the tools that are given to you.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a great school. Even though everything is online, the support you receive from your course mentor and mentor is amazing. They are there to support you 100% of the way.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    Is online but there is an actual campus you may go to.

    Academic Rigor

    Very imformation learning material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Very easy application forms. Most have at least one college credit to join.

    In three sentences

    Very well organized online school. Great student mentors that are there when you need them. Is a reasonable priced school.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The best online college out there, especially for the price.

    Food and Dining

    These things are calculated in the Cost of Attendance and used to determine the amount of financial aid, if any, that I am eligible for.

    Dorm Life

    I actually attend school on line and live off-campus but my housing expenses were calculated when determining my cost of attendance and the amount of financial aid I was eligible to receive.

    Academic Rigor

    I think WGU is very challenging and good time management skills are very important.

    Tips for prospective students

    Writing skills are very important, so, I would encourage prospective students to utilize the writing centers, support from the course mentors, and the course studies and assignment rubrics.

    In three sentences

    I transferred to Western Governors University after having attended a traditional university for almost 2 years and having a second daughter. As a young mother of 2, an online university that was both affordable and accredited was just what I needed to successfully complete a 4-year degree. WGU has made it possible for me obtain my degree and a valuable education in a convenient and comfortable way.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated, busy life, can't commit to the traditional classroom.

    Bang for the buck

    Best education I've ever received and I've gone to three top Universities: The University of Texas, The University of Michigan, and The University of Toledo. Not only is it the best but the CHEAPEST! :)

    Academic Rigor

    Self-motivation, self-acceleration, self-driven

    Tips for prospective students

    Be self-motivated, work hard, learn to take great notes.

    In three sentences

    Western Governor's University is the place to be. They care about YOU from your education to your daily life. They provide support around the clock whether you think you need it or not!

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Working students or students with a family.

    What to do for fun

    Meet the people in the thread of discussions!

    Food and Dining

    It's all distance learning.

    Dorm Life

    It's all distance learning.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easier than others. Some are pretty tough. Overall, it's a very thorough education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the advice of your mentor. He or she is there for you and will help you make the best of your time.

    In three sentences

    Great school for someone who is a self starter. The appointed mentor will keep you on track and guide you through from start to finish. Low cost and great quality!

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I attend this college online; therefore, I do not live on campus.

    Greek Life

    I attend this college online; therefore, I do not live on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I attend this college online; therefore, I do not live on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great college for students who are self-motivated as well as self-disciplined. If you are able to make yourself stick to a schedule, you will soar at this university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I attend this college online; therefore, I do not live on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe it is a little expensive compared to community colleges; however, they do provide the one thing most colleges and universities do not: time. I get to choose my study time and class time. Essentially you pay for the choice of when to learn.

    What to do for fun

    I attend this college online; therefore, I do not live on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I attend this college online; therefore, I do not live on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I attend this college online; therefore, I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    They way the courses are set-up, they challenge you in a way that traditional colleges do not. Not only must you learn the material, but you also must be able to explain and teach the material in the form of tasks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of your mentor as well as course mentors. They are there to make sure you understand the subjects. They are there to make sure your outside life is going okay in regards to your coursework.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a unique experience that has tested my skills in areas I didn't think it would. I have not done well here, but that's not to blame the school, my mentor, or the support system they have set-up. With a compassionate mentor, and school set-up to help me succeed not only in the classroom, but in life as well, I can't wait to start studying again!

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    This is something new to the school.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is so affordable compared to many other institutions! Again I could not be happier!

    In three sentences

    This schools is a great school for just about any type of learner. The mentors are so helpful and great at keeping you on track. I could not be happier with my choice to attend WGU!

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is as safe as your own home.. since that's where you'll probably be studying the most.

    Greek Life

    I believe the teaching programs have access to a greek organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    I believe some of the degree programs have access to various organized clubs. But, anyone can make their own groups for whatever purpose.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for students that don't mind a non-traditional, at-YOUR-own-pace, affordable environment. Make your own rules, learn as much as you want each semester. A little slow? They have you covered with a reasonable minimum credit requirement per term. Overachiever? Cram as many extra classes as you want each term to accelerate your degree. Attend school from anywhere! Home, Internet cafe, Library, even work (if they allow you)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know about WGU's brick-and-mortar campus locations, but online campus is pretty much the only unusual tradition. Message boards or messenger for discussions, personal mentor or class mentors available online or over-the-phone for assistance/advice. Virtual labs (at least in the IT program) for working on hardware or software.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is the MOST affordable college experience I have ever seen or been a part of! It is thousands of dollars less than most schools, is non-proft and fully accredited. Plus you get access to a full-featured online library, e-books and virtual labs for lots of programs, free student licenses for microsoft products valued at hundreds of dollars and more.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you want! School life won't limit you from doing what you want for fun. Need a weekend off or a night off. Schedule your own study time around that. You have the flexibility to do what you want. But personally, I cram extra studies in so I can accelerate my degree and get it in less time than traditional degree programs.

    Food and Dining

    As with dorm life, you attend school from wherever you are. Personally, I enjoy my own dinners and food choices at home.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. You do your school work anywhere you have internet access (library, home, internet cafe, etc.) I gave it a 5 star because what better place to live then at your own home.

    Academic Rigor

    Educational resources are available in all sorts of mediums from course mentors, videos, e-books, message forums, virtual labs and webinars. You can pace yourself or take on as much as you can and accelerate your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Want to get the application fee reduced by $40? Contact swils25 @ wgu . edu for a free referral! Prospective students must be able to handle their own time management and task prioritization! Not having a set schedule and a non-traditional classroom can be a little overwhelming for some people. The mentor assigned to you will help you as much as they can but you have to be willing to make the effort. Work at your own pace or accelerate and get your degree faster.

    In three sentences

    WGU provides a wide range of options from degree programs to methods of learning and schooling. It has made getting further education easy, AFFORDABLE and possible and has opened many doors for me with the certifications I picked up in the BSIT program.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    You have to be a self starter and individual learner. If you need strict structure or someone really hounding on timelines then this is not for you

    Bang for the buck

    It is hard to beat this school for the price especially since it is progress based

    What to do for fun

    It is all online but make sure you take time out to rest

    Food and Dining

    No campus so no food

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the work is ambiguous but that is the challenging part. Sometimes you are not quite sure what is required until you get feedback. This should be 3 1/2 stars but I could not do 1/2 stars. To me the math classes were by far the hardest.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to be a self starter and work well on your own. It is easy to lose focus and get frustrated but you really have to be able to push yourself through to the next level

    In three sentences

    Perfect for the busy adult. Self paced and individual learning. Accredited regionally and nationally and affordable.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    online

    Bang for the buck

    see above for 3k I did 1.5 years worth of credits.

    Academic Rigor

    again you will get out what you put in

    Tips for prospective students

    you get out of it what you put into it. if you don't study you waste your money. if you are dedicated you can go far. I did 1.5 years of credits in one semester.

    In three sentences

    excellent online opportunity. staff is great and very willing to help. great value you pay one tuition and can do as many classes as you can complete in the term

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    5 STARS.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to do your research because not all on line schools are the same.

    In three sentences

    WGU has been a wonderful experience. It is the perfect school for a working mom of 3 kids.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I don't think they have any clubs. The online community is great though, there's a lot of meetups that happen in whatever area you're in.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for the people who are highly motivated and want to be in control of their own fate.

    Bang for the buck

    I love the set tuition rate, and its affordable unlike other 35.000$$ a year like a lot of other schools.

    What to do for fun

    Where I'm at, in Washington there is a number of things that you can do for fun. The fun never stops.

    Food and Dining

    You eat what you want, you can eat your Momma's food or your own.

    Dorm Life

    It's great, your only roommates are the ones you already lived with before. It's an online campus, there isn't an official dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    In terms of the paper assignments, its about the same as at a regular school. There's a lot more details in what it is you need to write about, which is nice. The actually tests are nice too, especially since you can schedule it on your own time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its based on what you want. So if you really want to finish your degree, you could do in two or three terms. You have to be motivated to complete your school work, don't step into it lightly. A lot of people think that just because they are in charge of their assignments that they can slack off, but you really can't.

    In three sentences

    WGU is great, I love that I am in charge of my assignments. There were so many times when a professor would lose my assignments and insist that it was my fault at my old school.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not an issue.

    Greek Life

    It does not exist.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything is on-line. There is a Facebook page.

    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated, independent serious students do well at WGU.

    Bang for the buck

    The university provides an excellent education.

    What to do for fun

    That is entirely up to each individual.

    Food and Dining

    Everything is on-line so food and dining are not considerations.

    Dorm Life

    The curriculum is completely on-line. Dorm living is not an option.

    Academic Rigor

    It has a challenging but do-able curriculum. A student can proceed at her own pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do some serious studying and course work.

    In three sentences

    It has regional accreditation which is the best that can be granted. It is a not for profit institution. The mentoring of students is on-going and supportive.

  • 02/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    This is a online school.

    Dorm Life

    Since this is a online school, I dont live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes and the work are easy. If you need help, you have a mentor that is willing to help you, with all questions. They even have a library/resources that will help you out with all your classes, and talk to other students that is in your class.

    Tips for prospective students

    When working with admissions and your mentor, talk to them truthfully. They want to know what is going on so they can help you with any problems that wont escalate to bigger problems down the road. They are understanding and very resourceful.

    In three sentences

    This school is OUTSTANDING when it comes to military personnel, and it was easy to apply. They are considerate, the whole process was easy: one main thing was transferring credits. They understand your problems and work with you with anything that may come up in your personal life.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Self disciplined, and good at independent studying.

    Bang for the buck

    At just 3k a semester, and the opportunity to graduate faster, depending on your competency assessments, this is the absolute best online university to attend.

    Academic Rigor

    Althought WGU''s classes are hard, there are countless resources and a mentor available to use. The best part is that it is a competency based university. If you are able to pass the assessment successfully, you pass the class! No need for busy work, and time consuming projects when you already understand the subject matter.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unable to get to class at a certain time, or just do better in an online environment, this is the university to go to! You are assigned a mentor that follows you throughout your degree program and there are endless resources to use to your benefit.

    In three sentences

    WGU has been easy to deal with from the very beginning. They explain their online learning system clearly, and you never feel alone. They offer a clear path to succeed!

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    You get what you give. Tuition is based on term and not on class. Do as many classes as you can in the term and significantly reduce cost.

    What to do for fun

    No nonsense approach for the serious student who isn't looking to party but just knuckle down and get their education.

    Academic Rigor

    Self driven, you get out of it exactly what you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    For WGU be ready to work hard and put in plenty of time. It's worth it.

    In three sentences

    Spectacular approach in that students are not bound to to the time line of an instructor or other students. Self driven mentor approach is great. They also have a good variety of options and flexibility for the modern student.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you need to work to pay for school this is a great school because you can work around your school schedule.

    Bang for the buck

    The books are included with tuition because they are all online so not only is tuition average it saves money with not having to buy books as well as allowing you to complete as many credits as you possibly can per semester with no additional charge.

    Tips for prospective students

    follow the deadlines and goals you set as well as reach out to counselors and mentors whenever you need to they are extremely helpful and able to point you in the right direction to solve all your school related issues.

    In three sentences

    WGU has been a big help with me to get my degree completed going to school full time while also working full time to pay for school.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Adult learners with full time jobs and families. Distance learners.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online only - no campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Very reasonably priced. Flat fees per semester for unlimited hours/classes. Finish as many as you can per semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management skills a must.

    In three sentences

    Convenient and self paced. Office personnel are helpful and easy to contact.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I suppose the most unsafe encounter you could have would be meeting a weirdo in one of their online communities.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life?

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous online communities for every major available and special areas of interest such as student success.

    Great for these types of students

    Western Governors is primarily for very self-directed, independent learners.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is online. However, it does offer a student wellness center which offers counseling and free legal services.

    Bang for the buck

    So far course work seems to be just as challenging (if not more so) than your traditional brick-and-mortar school.

    What to do for fun

    I guess you could cruise the online communities and network.

    Food and Dining

    Once again, this is an online school.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life since this is an online school.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, because it is online based, Western Governors is very writing intensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read your COS (Course of Study) like it is your Bible!

    In three sentences

    Western Governors is affordable. It also offers accelerated learning, which can cut tuition costs even further. In addition, time spent learning is very flexible.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition price is based on terms, not how many credits are taken. Same price for 12 credits or 30 credits, given completed in a 6 month term.

    What to do for fun

    Since you'll be using your computer a lot, you can slip in some gaming time occasionally.

    Food and Dining

    Don't need to change your eating habits while attending WGU.

    Dorm Life

    What's better than school from home?

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, but interesting and to the point. Little fluff on your way to learning the relevant content for your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set a strict schedule for course work because WGU requires you to push yourself to learn.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a school that allows you to set your own pace. For the motivated this is a blessing that can help speed up your education and allow for an earlier graduation.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    non-traditional, traveling, working, those who want to work at a different pace.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not applicaple

    Bang for the buck

    The academic terms are set up for you to earn as many credits as you can handle for your money!

    What to do for fun

    Try to meet other online students in your classes for support, networking and social friendships!

    Food and Dining

    This does not apply to my school.

    Dorm Life

    This does not apply to my school.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are specifically designed with actual real-life application and preparation in mind. Mentors and class mentors are there to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Because the terms are set differently than traditional semesters, pace yourself to complete as many classes as you can handle per term.

    In three sentences

    The school is convenient for online and non-traditional students. The mentorship program is helpful to stay on track. WGU is affordable.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I like to play soccer

    Academic Rigor

    Very good

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for scholarships and read reviews before applying.

    In three sentences

    Very well organized. The mentors are very helpful and ecouraging. I would reccomend to others.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for those employed full/part-time. Works with most schedules.

    Bang for the buck

    Plan and work toward COMPLETING as many credits/classes per semester as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging classes, extensive amount of information, and an abundance of help available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan your time! Make sure you develop a good balance within your life. Plan on spending a min. of 25-30 hours per week on your work. Set aside specific, uninterrupted study/work times.

    In three sentences

    I rate WGU with a B+. The mentors are helpful and classes are challenging. Working at your own pace is great, although make sure you continue to stay motivated and avoid procrastination!

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Facebook is a great way to connect with other online students.

    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize your mentors as much as possible. Don't procrastinate. Do something every day even if it is only writing or reading a paragraph.

    In three sentences

    The mentors are amazing. They help you through your program and classes every step of the way. I am finally fulfilling a long time dream of obtaining my master's degree.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You take care of yourself.

    Greek Life

    none that I know of

    Clubs and Activities

    I never saw any

    Great for these types of students

    Self-Starters and fully employed.

    What to do for fun

    You still live your own life.

    Food and Dining

    None

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    Not hard if you apply yourself

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do everything on your own. It's pretty much self directed.

    In three sentences

    Good school for the money. Value for the price. You must be self-motivated.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    WGU allows you to get your degree from the safety of your own home.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    This is an online University.

    Great for these types of students

    This University is great for students who must work full time and/or have families that demand time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This does not apply since WGU is an online University.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the nice values provided by WGU is that it is a 6 month flat rate charge for courses. Students can take as many classes as they want in that 6 month time period at no additional cost. So the more time and effort a student can put into their studies the cheaper the overall expense is for their degree.

    What to do for fun

    You can chat with peers online or do anything you want whenever you want since there are no time restrictions. All classes are 100% flexible to your time.

    Food and Dining

    No food restrictions here as this is a 100% online coarse of study.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms are required. This is 100% online study.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a rigorous course of study. All tasks must be passed to complete each coarse. Failure is not permitted at any level. However, there is an abundant amount of support from your Course Mentor, Student Mentor, as well as the community forums provided by WGU. You are never alone.

    Tips for prospective students

    The greatest tip I can offer is to organize your life. Schedule your study time and create outlines from the Taskstream rubrics. Then give yourself think time when preparing essays. Just make a quick outline from the rubric and take a break. When you come back just write a paragraph or two and if you get blocked just take a walk and think or take a nap. Most importantly, always proof your work.

    In three sentences

    This university is an online experience that is perfect for students who are computer savvy and love to write. The student and coarse mentors provide an enormous amount of support. Without the flexibility of this program I would never have been able to pursue a college degree since I must work full time and I do not wish to sacrifice time with my family and my church family.

  • 03/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you are nervous about going to this college they have a mentor to help you along the way which makes things nice and simple.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors has been helpful in getting me closer to getting my degree. The price of the school is really great and they don't want you to waste money if you feel you can get done sooner than expected. WGU has been great all the way around and I have no complaints so far.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online University for me.

    Bang for the buck

    If you can stay motivated it is very possible to gradate in a year with previous work/ life experience.

    What to do for fun

    Online University for me.

    Food and Dining

    Online University for me.

    Dorm Life

    Online University for me so not much of the dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan time to study and and stick to it. Because it's at your own pace you have the ability to graduate extremely fast compared to other colleges if you stay motivated.

    In three sentences

    Great school option for the the non traditional student. Highly Recommend!

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I take on line classes

    Greek Life

    I take on line classes

    Clubs and Activities

    I take on line classes

    Great for these types of students

    on line students becaues you can get your full degree on line.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    taking on line classes

    Bang for the buck

    It cost more than my local college University of Tennessee @ Martin. but I can get my full degre all on line.

    What to do for fun

    I take on line classes

    Food and Dining

    I take on line classes

    Dorm Life

    I take on line classes

    Academic Rigor

    I find it difficult, but that's probably because I have been out of school for MANY years.....

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to talk a lot on the phone with your mentor. Make sure you turn your papers in several weeks before the end of the semester

    In three sentences

    I find the on-line classes to be a lot harder than actual in room classes. I get what I need to learn so that I can continue on with my degree. my only complaint is, it takes the graders to long to grade the papers.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I attend here online only so I am not sure about the food or dining.

    Dorm Life

    I attend here online only so I am not sure about the food or dining.

    Academic Rigor

    You have a set plan for the path you want to take, it's not as strict, you have the flexibility to choose your courses and go at your own pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest if you're willing to work at your own pace and am motivated then please check this university out. Also, one of the most affordable universities.

    In three sentences

    I am a current student here and I absolutely love it. I didn't think online school was for me but once I was in, I totally recommend it. The help and support you get from the advisors to mentors and course mentors is phenomenon.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    You are better off going to a campus school, because all the tests are monitored by a camera.

    In three sentences

    They are not that understanding when it comes to your financial needs. They monitor you way too much and don't assist you in your needs.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    My experience has been online only.

    Greek Life

    My experience has been online only.

    Clubs and Activities

    My experience has been online only.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great university for students that are already working in the field. The BSN can be done almost entirely online.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My experience has been online only.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that they have gone above and beyond. The support that is available both online and via telephone is tremendous. This has been a very beneficial experience for me.

    What to do for fun

    My experience has been online only.

    Food and Dining

    My experience has been online only.

    Dorm Life

    My experience has been online only.

    Academic Rigor

    The BSN program is challenging but achievable. It is online over 6 month terms so can be self-paced to match your schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a good university to attend online. There is a new student orientation that is done online. Everything you need to know is covered during that orientation.

    In three sentences

    This university has great support and student services. The online portion is easily understandable and the weekly calls from your sponsor are beneficial and helpful. The nursing curriculum is applicable to our field and up to date.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Going to the movies.

    Dorm Life

    I rent

    Academic Rigor

    Moderate

    Tips for prospective students

    Have Determination To Finish your Goals

    In three sentences

    Very Flexible College

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    unknown

    Greek Life

    unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    unknown

    Great for these types of students

    Proactive Self-motivated Strong study habits Fast-paced

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition at WGU is it's introduction to new students. Each month a Facebook announcement is sent out introducing new students. Since students can begin on the first of any given month, there are new students every month. It is a great way to identify students in your own state for local networking.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition rate for WGU is less than many state institutions. WGU is self-paced with a flat-rate tuition fee. The more credits you can complete in a single term, the better rate you're getting for your credits. It's essentially a self-awarding academic scholarship.

    What to do for fun

    Network!!!

    Food and Dining

    There is no cafeteria, since WGU is an on-line university.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm living, since WGU is an on-line university.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is an abundance of information provided before objective or performance assessments. Keep a steady study pace and look ahead to be ready for what's upcoming.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a high quality on-line educational experience. I have taken other on-line courses, but WGU provides a superior system of mentor support, easy to navigate sites, and valuable educational tools. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a time-flexible college program.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for working parents, stay at home parents, and anyone that finds traditional brick and mortar schools are just not for you.

    Bang for the buck

    You can complete as MANY credits as you can for one set price. It is WAY cheaper to go here, with the best learning options/information available!

    What to do for fun

    WGU has many Facebook communities that allow you to connect with other students in your academic area of study.

    Dorm Life

    An all online school

    Academic Rigor

    This college is tough, with a LOT of valuable information since it is a competency based model. You can literally complete as many credits as you can squeeze in...love this!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a self-paced college so, it is helpful if you are a motivated self-starter!

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is an amazing college. It has self-paced classes that allow you to complete school on your own time (which is great for busy moms/dad/working adults). It also has a great staff/mentors that help you every step of the way!

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    online school- however, there are some clubs you can join.

    Clubs and Activities

    see school

    Great for these types of students

    Self- motivated, who want to save money on tuition.

    Bang for the buck

    You can take as many classes as you can in one semester, which will save you money.

    Food and Dining

    none

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    The academics can be hard, if you don't commit to studying every day. It is easy to get behind, if you don't stay focus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to commit time. You will at least need 20 hours each week to study! Be focused, keep your eye on your prize, and you will graduate.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a college for students who are self starters. It is a great school where you can save money, if you have college experience already.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's an online school so you take classes from the safety of your own home.

    Greek Life

    It's an online school so there are no fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    It's an online school so there are no clubs or activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Western Governors University is great for people who work full time or live too far from a school. For example I live on a military base in Japan. I would have no way to earn my education degree.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very affordable at around $3,000 per semester for as many classes as you can complete in the six month semester.

    What to do for fun

    Because it is an online college you could do just about anything while taking classes. You could listen to your favorite record or the news.

    Food and Dining

    It's an online college so there is no food or dining.

    Dorm Life

    It's an online college so there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are centered on mastery of a subject rather then classroom hours. Some of my classes consisted or writing several papers while other consisted of only one graded test. There is coursework to teach the material however this can be skipped for students who already have full comprehension. This allows for classes to be completed quicker.

    Tips for prospective students

    At Western Governors University you work with a mentor. They call you every week to discuss your academic progress and to help you with any difficulties you may be having. It's very helpful to establish a good relationship with your mentor.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a nonprofit online college. The tuition is very affordable but education is not sacrificed. Students can go at their own pace, which I really appreciate.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Independent, busy, or non-traditional students.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a competency-based school so you pay for six months, and you can do as many classes as you can in the six month time frame.

    Food and Dining

    I cannot rate food because I do not live on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot really rate dorm life because I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can get hard, but your mentor will not let you give up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard, and gain a lot of support and friends along the way. If you do the online program you will need to be an independent learner.

    In three sentences

    WGU is great! Every student has a mentor that follows him or her until graduation, and the mentors are very supportive. I am so grateful for the chance I have to still attend college even though I am a Navy Spouse and move around a lot.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    I would rate them as good in classes given, moderate in supplies given for the classes.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    flat rate per semester , complete as much course as you can

    In three sentences

    Best online program based on competency rather than GPA

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Independent students in rural communities, single mothers, or anyone looking for a school that fits their schedule.

    Bang for the buck

    Great price for online school. Trust me, I have checked. Plan on about 3 grand per 6 month semester without financial aid.

    Food and Dining

    Eat your own food!

    Dorm Life

    Live in your own house!

    Academic Rigor

    Just pass!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do it! You will never regret an education.

    In three sentences

    WGU is flexible. WGU is personalized. WGU is professional.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its as safe as your home because it is an online school and your home is the Campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    online school. They might have something but I don't know

    Great for these types of students

    Self starters, dedicated, hard workers and independent

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online school. Sorry I am sure you home is just as unusual as mine

    Bang for the buck

    For me I think its great for my money but until I start job searching its going to be hard to tell. I do love that I get certified in something with every class that I complete. A+, Security+, CIW JavaScriptSecialist.... I love that.

    What to do for fun

    Again online school. You will most likely not be hanging with anyone who is attending school with you.

    Food and Dining

    Online school. You can eat anywhere you want to

    Dorm Life

    This is an online school. Where ever you live is your dorm. lol

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the class

    Tips for prospective students

    It might be hard to get all the help you need when you need it. Just think of it as the time to take a break (hopefully your are not waiting until the last min to complete something)

    In three sentences

    This is an online school. You must be a very good independent worker and know how to keep yourself on task.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated. A good WGU student is able to work on her own meeting deadlines.

    Bang for the buck

    Every 6 months you choose a minimum of 12 credits for a flat price. When you complete your set of classes you can continue to add more at no extra cost until your term is up. I heard of one guy who completed a 4 year IT degree earning 11 certifications in under 1 year.

    Food and Dining

    online only

    Dorm Life

    Online only, no dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your mentor often and keep in touch with the learning communities.

    In three sentences

    Awesome school, very rigorous curriculum at a fair price. I recommend to anyone that they checkout WGU.

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    online student

    Dorm Life

    online student

    Tips for prospective students

    If your are a busy nurse this is the school for you. It draws on your experience.

    In three sentences

    It's the best college for a working adult. No stress, you truly work at your own pace. Love it!

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students

    What to do for fun

    This does not apply.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you have the determination to stay on task. You make the decision as to how much you will pay and how fast you will earn your degree!

    In three sentences

    I love the flexibility that WGU provides. I can work at my own pace at any time of the day. Although the college is online I still feel that I am getting the attention as if I was attending a brick and mortar college.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    BOA degree cost me 10k. That's it.

    What to do for fun

    WGU Facebook

    Food and Dining

    PBJ lol

    Dorm Life

    At Home

    Academic Rigor

    Not too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be smart with your courses! If you are waiting to take a multiple choice test next week, start on the next classes essays.

    In three sentences

    Great school! Completed a BOA degree in 18 months!

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    275 of 423

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Study

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Have not started yet

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are willing to be a committed on line student

    In three sentences

    Very professional and wants you to succeed

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Single parents, working adults.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is a flat fee, so you can take as many classes in that block as you can. I also love that many of the textbooks are included in the cost of tuition and are e-books (so I can take them with me wherever I go).

    Academic Rigor

    You are allowed to push as quickly through your classes as you feel comfortable doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work closely with your department mentor and class mentors.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful online opportunity that allows students to earn a degree while working closely with a mentor.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Online studies.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm, online studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay motivated, don't slack. Keep focused on your goal.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school for motivated students who don't want a traditional university. The competency based learning is a real winner with me. I'm able to finish a lot more classes in a shorter period of time with the industry certifications to prove my abilities.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Read

    Food and Dining

    Homecooking

    Dorm Life

    off campus

    Academic Rigor

    education program

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the webinars

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't know. I am an online student. I don't take casses on campus. I don't even live in the same state as the college.

    Greek Life

    I don't know. I am an online student. I don't take casses on campus. I don't even live in the same state as the college.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't know. I am an online student. I don't take casses on campus. I don't even live in the same state as the college.

    Great for these types of students

    ONLINE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know. I am an online student. I don't take casses on campus. I don't even live in the same state as the college.

    Bang for the buck

    You get to work at your own pace when enrolled in online courses. The quicker you finish one, the sooner you can move on to the next one. I competed two semesters worth of work in one semester without having to pay extra tuition.

    What to do for fun

    I am an online student. I don't take casses on campus. I don't even live in the same state as the college.

    Food and Dining

    I am an online student. I don't eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student. I have never stayed in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, but not impossible. The information you learn is 100% course related. You will learn a lot about you area of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    The programs are not all that hard, but you do have to be prepared to give it your all in order to complete it. If you are a procrastinator, online learning may not be for you.

    In three sentences

    This is an online line college that allows me to work toward my Master's Degree without having to give up a lot of time from my regular schedule. The teachers and the mentors are always there for me when I have questions or concerns that need addressed. The tuition is very affordable and there is financial aid available to assist students with financial difficulties.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Cost for books and material, so far, has been built into the price which for a working mom is great!

    Food and Dining

    I am doing the online part so food and dining I would have to say is great.

    Dorm Life

    It's an online school. The dorm life is in your own home so I gave it a great rating. =)

    Tips for prospective students

    This might be an online school but it is still school. You will get out of it as much as you put into it. Take it seriously and you will actually have fun!

    In three sentences

    This school is great for someone who is busy or just wants an online school. It is user friendly and there is always someone to help out with anything at anytime.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Busy, working students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I attend online

    What to do for fun

    I attend online

    Food and Dining

    I attend online

    Dorm Life

    I attend online

    Academic Rigor

    The courses have not been overly challenging so far. I have about 23 CU's left to complete.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get as many courses done each term as you can. It is worth it to save on taking out student loans and you get done so much faster!

    In three sentences

    This school has been perfect for me. I work full time and have three children, so time is an issue. Western Governors allows me to work at my own pace, and being able to accelerate at no additional cost has been a lifesaver!!

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for stay at home moms, those who have full time jobs, and students who may live too far out to drive to a traditional university.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition costs are excellent for what you get. Couldn't have asked for more.

    What to do for fun

    Not have to commute to an actual university.

    Food and Dining

    Because it is an online university I am able to access my classes any where there is a wireless connection so the food an dining is great!

    Dorm Life

    no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The course have prepared me for a career in elementary education just as well as a traditional university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the course mentors and the communities. They are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    This school and its programs have been more than I anticipated. My mentor has been more than helpful with any questions I have had. The courses are accessible 24 hours a day and I was able to take tests from home.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for students that don't need someone over there shoulder all the time.

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely great bang for the buck!

    What to do for fun

    All of the things you have grown accustomed to doing for fun do not have to change at all.

    Food and Dining

    This is entirely up to you. Eat in or go out. You are only limited by your budget and your surroundings.

    Dorm Life

    The best dorm life ever.... you are in the comfort of your own home.

    Academic Rigor

    It is up to you how fast you progress so there is no going over what you already know again and again.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a schedule of when you can study and make it priority. Always keep communication open with your mentors.

    In three sentences

    WGU has a great support system. They supply you with all the tools needed to get your degree. The tuition is very reasonable.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Home is safe!

    Clubs and Activities

    Online student workshops and learning resources.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all types of students. Traditional and non-traditional students alike can benefit from the low cost and competency based degree program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I attend this school online.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is a nationally and regionally accredited non-profit college offering students the option to accelerate, making it virtually the very best possible bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    Accelerate, accelerate, accelerate, and learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like virtually any online university, what you get out of the experience depends heavily on what you put into it. I would suggest taking advantage of its competency based degree program by utilizing your time to accelerate.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great online university in my opinion. It is a challenging, efficient, and inexpensive non-profit university. There is very little that I would change about this school.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students with families, full-time jobs will find WGU appealing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is no campus. It is completely online. I am able to be where I want and with the people I want.

    Bang for the buck

    Pay for six month term and accomplish as much or as little as you want.

    Dorm Life

    A completely online school program allows me to live where I want.

    Academic Rigor

    The learning possibilities are endless, while the progression through courses is quick.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask a lot of questions, even if you think you know the answer. Be self motivated to learn, study, and excel.

    In three sentences

    Help is fantastic. Every time I have a question, issue, or concern it is resolved in less than 24 hours. I receive a mentor phone call at a scheduled time where we discuss accomplishments, goals, and other important information. I love it.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    286 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Online programs

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, online programs

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your student mentor! The student mentors are a wealth of information and ready to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University's programs are perfect for the working person looking to get that degree to match their work experience. The student is able to work through the program quickly in their strong areas of experience.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    WGU has Excellent curricular, and I can finish with my pace.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    none - online school

    Greek Life

    KDP and SPE

    Clubs and Activities

    Kappa Delta Pi for me!

    Great for these types of students

    Independent, hard working, self-motivated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The mentors really get to know you well.

    Bang for the buck

    Best value out there.

    What to do for fun

    Study.

    Food and Dining

    Well, it depends on how well you cook - this is an online school.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't any at WGU - all online.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared to work hard, then work harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work with your course mentor closely - they are your lifeline!

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great school especially for working teachers. The classes are tough and you'll learn a lot. Almost every state teacher's board accepts their transcripts.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Western Governors university is great for EVERYONE. I do believe that it works well with the single working mother or any adult juggling a work schedule wanting to return to school.

    Bang for the buck

    The program that I am enrolled in is a little less than $3000 per six months. You can take as many units (credits) as you want to in the six month period. Basically, it can save you thousands of dollars on tuition by taking more units each six month.

    What to do for fun

    Even though it is an online college, I do suggest that you don't overwork yourself with constant studying. You will get burned out. On a nice day take a walk, or visit a museum.

    Food and Dining

    This is an online College.

    Dorm Life

    This is an online College.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Western Governors will challenge you as well as let you use current or past work or training experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that prospective students, vistit the website and read the information proviced. Once entered, use the resources available to you, such as the mentors and course mentors. They are there to help you.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors is an excellent College, that is very affordable. You work at your own pace and the mentors are there to help and guide you through. I am proud to say that I will be graduating next year with my Bachelors Degree.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Well my campus is as safe as my home and I can protect that with my right to bear arms.

    Greek Life

    The only Greek life that matters is the honor societies. The societies are the only Greek organization I want to be a part of. The rest are just for alcoholics and cheats.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are societies for the different classes you are in but no real clubs or activities you just participate in discussions as desired.

    Great for these types of students

    Go getters. People who can be self starters. People who have demands on their free time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a tradition of opening up video and mascot designs up to student scholarship.

    Bang for the buck

    Western Governors is really the big bang for your buck. The University is the same cost as the state college and allows you to be anywhere there is an internet connection. It is currently about $3K for a semester but that allows you to do an unlimited number of credits. If you are dedicated you are out for a bargain.

    What to do for fun

    We like to rent movies and books from the library. I love curling up with my husband to watch a movie or discuss a book.

    Food and Dining

    I like to cook at home and use online recipes my family shares with me. I like having my husband cook for me too...we fell in love over spaghetti dinner.

    Dorm Life

    Being able to live at home with my husband is great!

    Academic Rigor

    I thought it would be easy. But it isn't easy to analyze a 5 minute video in more than a couple of sentences. It helped with my eloquence and my observation skills necessary for success as a teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow your course of study. It will save you from doing a lot of extra work. Mingle with other students in the Facebook app. They will provide you with good advice and enormous kudos.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a comprehensive training in how to be an observant and responsive teacher. WGU provides interactive opportunities to hone the skills they teach you and prepare your mind for quick thinking. WGU gives me the opportunity to save money and live my life any way I ethically choose.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    none

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    none

    Bang for the buck

    you can take as many classes as you want for one price

    What to do for fun

    family

    Food and Dining

    you live at home

    Dorm Life

    you live at home

    Academic Rigor

    can move through classes quickly

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to make time for your studies.

    In three sentences

    This college is flexible for moms and full time working students. I love how I can attend class at home. I feel that I have been very successful in my courses.

  • 06/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    292 of 423

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's online, so you don't have to worry about campus safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of online communities to join and webinars to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for adults who would like to work full time while getting a degree to further their career . It's also great for younger college students who'd like to gain full time work experience while going to college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The college is completely online.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a very low price, and they don't charge per credit, so you can complete as many credits as you'd like in a term without having to pay more.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of online communities and webinars to help you connect with your peers.

    Food and Dining

    You live at home, so you can enjoy your own home cooked meals.

    Dorm Life

    It's an online school so you live at home. This makes it easy to go to work and go to school at the same time.

    Academic Rigor

    I like the grading system with this school because it's not like the typical A, B C, D, F grading system, it's pass or don't pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school if you want to work full time and go to school at the same time. You work at your own pace, so it's easy to get ahead and stay ahead.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors is a great online school. It's very affordable. The school is very dedicated to the students and their best interests.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Study

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is the best school online for a working, or at parent.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am sorry I cant answer since I was not there.

    Food and Dining

    never been there

    Dorm Life

    Did not live on dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask many questions they will answer everything and help you. Take your time dont rush anything. They are there for you.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors has been wonderful to me and have helped me through everything. Their mentors are all wonderful and pleasant to speak with. They will help you in decison making and when you are struggling.

  • 06/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Folks who know how to manage their time, seize their own opportunities, and learn best through diligent personal study and not lectures.

    Bang for the buck

    More affordable than any other option I have encountered, and the school is more highly accredited than any other in the nation.

    Academic Rigor

    This is only speculation based on what my counselor has told me. I begin in two months, so I'll have a better idea then!

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand the time commitment. WGU, as an entirely online university, affords students significant flexibility, but demands a great deal of time each week.

    In three sentences

    My experience with WGU has, up to this point, been limited to phone conversations with my enrollment counselor. She has been absolutely fantastic. Her patience, attitude, and knowledge were huge factors in pushing my toward committing to my pursuit of an MBA.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are self disciplined and able to set and meet goals for yourself, and have a busy day schedule that doesn't allow time for traditional college courses, this is perfect.

    Bang for the buck

    100% worth every penny. It is much more affordable than other online schools and even traditional community colleges, let alone universities.

    What to do for fun

    Since it is an online school, you are able to talk to people taking the same courses as you from all over the country, it is interesting to meet and discuss tips and tricks for getting through the coursework.

    Food and Dining

    Home cooked meals!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here, since it is 100% online (sans Student Teaching Practicum) I am home with my family instead of in a chaotic dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging enough that I am learning something new, with out being overwhelmed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the help available - the online webinars, class forums, and mentors!

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a good fit for me due to a busy schedule working as a secretary for the school district and living on a farm. My mentor is always ready to answer my questions and the classes mentors are very knowledgeable in their fields. The cost of attendance cannot be beat!

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is a bit expensive but so worth it for the convenience!

    What to do for fun

    I can do my classwork in my pajamas!

    Food and Dining

    I attend online classes from home.

    Dorm Life

    I attend online classes from home.

    Academic Rigor

    I definitely find myself challenged by the academics of this university, but am thrilled with the pace that I am allowed to set.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for anyone thinking about attending Western Governors University is to just do it! You will not regret it!

    In three sentences

    Attending Western Governor's University has been an amazing experience. Attending online has been much easier than actually going to a brick and mortar school. They have made their online courses easy to navigate and understand.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You know what you're paying for and if you are motivated you can complete more courses for the same dollar amount....doesn't get better than that!

    Food and Dining

    I cook my own meals in my own home....

    Dorm Life

    Off campus living....aka living on your own!! LOL

    Academic Rigor

    The assessments truly assess what you have learned. You do not move on until you are able to show that you understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be motivated and a self starter to succeed here. If you are able and willing to put in the work and effort you can progress quickly to your goal! Set aside times to do your work each week, stay in contact with your mentors and course teachers. Work through your course of study and take lots of notes!!

    In three sentences

    This University is a great time saver for motivated students! You receive great support from mentors and specific class teachers. The University also provides many opportunities for you to connect with other classmates and provides ways to be successful after graduation.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that have jobs and families that need your time spent on them allowing you to have free time in erratic moments.

    Bang for the buck

    It is great to get to know the mentor that I have been assigned. When we have our calls weekly she is always in awe by all the great stories I get tell her of events that happened throughout the week and vise verse. The university seems to be there to help but you have to push them a bit sometimes.

    Academic Rigor

    programs are great. some of the classes are difficult to get through being all online and no in person interaction from professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure sure you get to know your mentor so you can have them on your side when you need someone.

    In three sentences

    WGU has helped me keep at my own pace and keeps me going forward at the same time towards my 4 year degree. My mentor that has been assigned to me is always there to help me every step of the way.

  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    no cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The harder you work at your courses, the more you get out of them.

    In three sentences

    You get out of it what you put in to it.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Study.

    Food and Dining

    Online student

    Dorm Life

    No dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent courses

    Tips for prospective students

    Do you homework on the school you select the education you receive and how your school is viewed by potential employers could make all the difference in your career.

    In three sentences

    It has been a very unique experience so far. If you are use to a traditional education then this program will probably not be a good fit. I like the school because I can leverage my experience to get industry certifications.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is based on a flat rate semester fee instead of a pay-per-credit fee. This way, you can cram as many classes as you want into one semester for one low rate!!!

    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun is not an applicable category as this is an online institution.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is not an applicable category as this is an online institution.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not at applicable category as this is an online institution.

    Academic Rigor

    At home objective assessments are closely monitored via a professional web-monitoring service with highly qualified proctors. Performance objectives are strictly graded using high standards through taskstream.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead and manage study / class time. Use a calendar to plan daily class goals and keep track of progress. The mentors are always available so use them!

    In three sentences

    Student mentors are reliable, quick to communicate, punctual, interested, amazing resources! Every university employee in all departments exhibits a pleasant demeanor and respectful, light assistance. Community forums keep you connected to all WGU students across America.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is your home, so if your home is safe, then the campus is safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have the Kappa Delta Pi club.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for parents or busy people with careers.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is amazing if you want to save money. You are not limited to how many credits you can do in a semester. No matter how many credits you earn, you will only pay one price for each semester. Amazing!

    What to do for fun

    There aren't a lot of activities provided through this school because people from all over the nation are doing their coursework online.

    Food and Dining

    There are no food or dining options at this school because it is an online university.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this University because it is an online school.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is very focused on academics and helping the students to stay focused on them as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you make a realistic schedule for yourself and stick to it.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is an amazing online school! They provide all the resources you need and they make it affordable. They also provide every student with a highly qualified mentor to help them be successful.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Few opportunities for face to face social interactions.

    Food and Dining

    You are what you eat.

    Dorm Life

    no dorm

    Academic Rigor

    The most difficult course can be the shortest as long as you budget time wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to set and meet your own deadlines.

    In three sentences

    Best place for, self starters who have very busy work and home schedules. Even with a very demanding personal life, fitting three or more courses into each semester was very easy when I did it at my own pace. Not to mention you can get a Baccelors degree for the cost of an Associate degree.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    How safe is your living room? lol

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many online options for groups and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Very important to be self driven and willing to work hard!

    Bang for the buck

    Because WGU charges by the semester and not by the credit, if you are ambitious you can really get huge bang for your buck! I completed double full time (32) credits in one semester because I was able to get each classes assignments completed within the 6 months. There was no penalty or extra charge for doing so! Besides the fact that tuition includes digital copies of most books and resources needed, there is no commute or parking or gas or travel!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of groups and meet ups for other local WGU students to get together, as well as online communities.

    Food and Dining

    Depends... how well do you cook at home?

    Dorm Life

    This doesn't apply as the college is online.

    Academic Rigor

    In this college, unlike traditional college, each assignment must be passed. If you do not complete an assignment satisfactorily, they will provide feedback and you must edit and resubmit your work. This ensures each and every subject area is mastered to proficiency.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is for those students who do not want to go to class in person and have the discipline to work hard from home on college classes. You can not coast through this school. They have tons of help and resources for you to use along the way including study guides, books, libraries online, mentors, and tutors.

    In three sentences

    WGU is an excellent online university! The price is very affordable and the resources provided are wonderful. The classes give you real world hands on experiences that truly prepare you for a career in your field of study.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for stay at home moms or dads. Great for those students who don't like the traditional campus based colleges that seem so unfriendly.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is exceptional for college. If you finish the classes you signed up for in one semester you can add a class at no extra charge. Who else does that?

    What to do for fun

    Western Governors actually has activities for students online connecting with other students in your area or across the country.

    Food and Dining

    Again, I work from home when I want.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life. I work from home in my pajamas!

    Academic Rigor

    The work is intense but rewarding. I feel that I can get more out of some of these online classes than I would at a onsite school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to someone at the college. They will answer all your questions. This is a great online college.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University has given me the ability to work and go back to school to get my degree. The mentors are amazing. I work online when I have the time and around my busy schedule.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is an on-line school.

    Greek Life

    WGU offers membership with Kappa Delta Pi.

    Clubs and Activities

    WGU offers students the chance to join clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for non-traditional students. WGU caters to those who need flexibility and take their classes when they have the available.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is an on-line school.

    Bang for the buck

    It is up to you. Remaining true to the program and choosing your own pace dictates how much you will spend.

    What to do for fun

    Since, this is an on-line school, the ball is in your court!

    Food and Dining

    This is an on-line school.

    Dorm Life

    This is an on-line school.

    Academic Rigor

    As a current student, participating in pre-clinical field experience, I have been told by mentor teachers that WGU has one of the toughest programs they have seen! This makes us highly employable!

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend pacing yourself and staying on task. The more on task you stay, the faster you can embark on your career!

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is perfect for those that require flexibility and wish to work at their own pace. The courses remain challenging with course mentors available at all times. I highly rate Western Governors University as a choice for those looking to complete their degree fast, while saving money.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Pay a set fee for six months and complete however many classes you are able to.

    What to do for fun

    That is the beauty of working at your own pace online, if you decide to take a vacation then just take you laptop with you and you won't be docked for missing classes!

    Food and Dining

    Online University

    Dorm Life

    Online University

    Academic Rigor

    Student will be challenged, but will also be provided with all the necessary tools to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to commit at least 4 hours a day to your studies in order to be successful.

    In three sentences

    WGU is great for students who are not able to attend traditional classes. All classes are online and students are able to work at their own pace. Since students are able to work at their own pace as soon as one class is finished students may move on to the next without any extra fees.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working students

    What to do for fun

    Family time

    Food and Dining

    online

    Dorm Life

    online

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on track. Use your mentors advise. Use the class mentors notes.

    In three sentences

    A perfect school for the working student. Mentors provide the student with all the tools needed for success. Great price for a RN to BSN program.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    If you work hard you can accelerate your degree and save tuition in the process.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes require studying and skills learned in real life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your classes and enjoy the opportunity to earn a degree quickly and effectively.

    In three sentences

    A fantastic experience that can move your education forward at an unbelievable rate.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Again, this is from the comfort of your own home, so if you live in a safe place, then get your study on and make it happen.

    Greek Life

    Nothing Greek here, sorry.

    Clubs and Activities

    Enjoy your own activities as WGU is a totally online university.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for self starters that have a fast internet connection, a computer and a willing desire to work hard. If you can commit at least 20 hours a week you will do well. If you do 40 hours a week, even better!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As there is no official campus and you work online, the world is your campus and your playground. Work hard and play hard!

    Bang for the buck

    Get your bachelor's degree in half the time if you want. You want a Master's degree and already have a lot of knowledge of the subject. You can apply what you know and work at a faster pace and finish early, saving tons of money. Don't take out loans, WGU has a nice payment plan and you could work and pay off school at the same time.

    What to do for fun

    Where else can you enjoy such flexibility and get out of the program what you put in. If you put your shoulder to the wheel, you can graduate so much faster and I call that FUN! Any place where you have wi-fi, you can do your work. This is revolutionary and a great way to get to the career you've been dreaming about.

    Food and Dining

    Eat and drink wherever you please as WGU is totally online.

    Dorm Life

    You get to live anywhere you want! Move to the beach, take it easy while working hard! If you're looking for a dorm, then this isn't the place for you.

    Academic Rigor

    The more that you put in the faster you will finish.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the website at http://www.wgu.com Check out how the program works as it's all online and different than the conventional University. Find the degree that you want, and then fill out an application. You will then be assigned a helpful enrollment councilor that will help you through the process. Work hard and make it happen! Good luck!

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is great for self starters and those that want to save money and get it done. The program is based upon what you know and the effort you put forth. Since WGU charges by the term and not by the credit hour; the harder you work - the faster you graduate and get working!

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ANYONE!

    Bang for the buck

    VERY AFFORDABLE!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Set a time frame for each task, do not procrastinate or you will fall behind.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University has given a new opportunity at education. Being a single mother I have the option of doing my work at my own pace. While attending other online universities I did not feel like I was learning or grasping the material from my classes which would be important for my career. At western governors university, they make sure that you have grasped the concept of each course and actually learn the material.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is not applicable as it is an online school.

    Greek Life

    This is not applicable as it is an online school.

    Clubs and Activities

    This is not applicable as it is an online school.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are self motivated and able to work on your own this is the school for you. Other online universities say that they are for the full time adult learner but they have specific times that you have to log in and get assignments in. WGU pace is on your own as long as you complete the courses you have set for each term.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is not applicable as it is an online school.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU definitely offers more bang for your buck. If you have the time and self motivation you can take more classes each term and finish ahead of schedule. Unlike other online universities where you can only take the required classes and have to wait for your next semester before moving on.

    What to do for fun

    This is not applicable as it is an online school.

    Food and Dining

    This is not applicable as it is an online school.

    Dorm Life

    This is not applicable as it is an online school.

    Academic Rigor

    I have enjoyed every class and was able to get my state endorsement after just taking the first six classes. I have done many other online classes and this is by far the most beneficial. I am getting the information that I can use immediately. The work is all usable, unlike others that are based on word count and busy work. I believe that the classes I have completed so far are really preparing me for my next steps in my teaching career.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be self-motivated. Keep in contact with your mentors-they are there to help you if you contact them.

    In three sentences

    Best usable education I have ever received! My mentor is wonderful and has helped me out tremendously. Affordable, affordable, affordable and well worth every penny!

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Full time and part time students who have a bit more on there plate.

    Academic Rigor

    Cool!

    Tips for prospective students

    Send all transcripts, resumes, and supporting documents ahead of time to help the enrollment process speed up a bit. Make it easy for the counselor to take care of you and your needs.

    In three sentences

    This school is dynamic as it changes the concept of formal higher education. There was no major hassle in the application process and thoroughly explained the education process as it pertains to being a competency-based program. WGU can and will make a difference in how we save for education. Hopefully people will not have to endure high costs of education if they'd only choose WGU from the beginning! I'm so excited to start classes!

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students, students with full-time jobs, students with families

    Bang for the buck

    You will get an excellent education and not go broke in the process with WGU. No matter how many classes you take, the price is always the same. Plus it's done in terms - 6 months - so you can very easily do up to 15 cu's or more. I just can't say enough good things about this school!

    What to do for fun

    Since this is an online school you do it around your schedule! That means you can really do anything you want as long as you get your assignments done.

    Food and Dining

    You eat what you make - no long lines in a dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Since this is online, you live in your own home!

    Academic Rigor

    The school work is always done at your own pace - what could be better!

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tips I could offer is to definitely talk to your mentors; they are there to help you. Also, always follow your course of studies. These give you everything you need to know and will help you with your assessments.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is the best online school I have attended. The classes are always done at your own pace and they give you every resource you need, plus more! This school is an absolute marvel; it's how all online schools should be.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    no campus

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    online

    Great for these types of students

    Great for working anyone who can do it all on-line.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Completely online!

    Bang for the buck

    Pay by the semester, not the credit - I passed 27 credits and didn't pay any extra!

    What to do for fun

    online university

    Food and Dining

    online university

    Dorm Life

    no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    All professors will help with anything!

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to a mentor, an adviser. They will help you decide if this is for you.

    In three sentences

    Great place to go if you don't have time to sit at a campus! WGU works great with my family and work. I would recommend this university to everyone.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have no experience with campus safety.

    Greek Life

    I have no experience with Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have no experience with clubs and activities on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any independent student who is diligent in studying.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have no experience with locations or traditions on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    You are charged one rate per 6 month semester and you can take as many classes you want in that six month period.

    What to do for fun

    Celebrate with a special dinner or special toy that you will enjoy!

    Food and Dining

    I have no experience with food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    I have no experience with dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The program is completely in your hands. You can do as much as you want or as less as you want. It is doable for any schedule as long as you stick to a plan of when to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in touch with your student mentor to the best of your ability. Keep a realistic schedule of when you will study. Celebrate every passing class grand.

    In three sentences

    I love the promptness of the admissions team. I love the flexibility of how I can balance my home life with my academics. Having a student mentor to check on me every week has ensured my success.

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is the lowest I have found.

    Food and Dining

    Whats better than home cooking?

    Dorm Life

    Online campus allows you to study at your own pace in the comfort of you own home.

    Academic Rigor

    Highest academic integrity.

    Tips for prospective students

    WGU is a work at your own pace online atmosphere, dont slack and fall behind. Make a schedule and stick to it, study, study, study!!

    In three sentences

    Affordable tuition, makes it easier to go back to school knowing that tuition isnt bloated. Helpful advisors that call weekly or every other week, yet are still available anytime you may need them. So glad I found WGU!

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online college. Not applicable.

    Greek Life

    Online college. Not applicable.

    Clubs and Activities

    Online college. Not applicable.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for self learners and those who work, or want to go back to school after taking some time off.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online college. Not applicable.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is incredibly affordable, especially when compared to other online accredited universities. The classes are challenging and interesting, and are set up for you to succeed!

    What to do for fun

    Online college. Not applicable.

    Food and Dining

    Online college. Not applicable.

    Dorm Life

    Online college. Not applicable.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I have taken so far have been challenging, but there is a great deal of support with the course specific communities as well as the message boards and the course mentors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study on your own and make the time to get it done. Set specific goals with your mentor and do everything you can to meet them each week.

    In three sentences

    Every person I have dealt with at the university, from the IT department, to my mentor, to the class mentors have all been outstanding. There are excellent resources provided and they make it super easy to learn and retain the information!

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Ability to set your own pace, and meet deadlines is a must here, although you will receive a lot of help, you need to be able to work independently.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful university that gives you a chance to receive great education from home. I have two children, and am currently finishing my teaching program. I have received the best materials and resources that help me work on my degree, and the support from the university staff is amazing!

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    One set tuition cost covers classes and books. If you finish early, you can take more classes at no additional cost. Price does not reflect the number of credits. If you can complete 10 or 30 credits during term you pay the same amount.

    What to do for fun

    Beings how you don't have to be strapped to a computer all day, or between certain hours, the possibilities are endless. It is ok to take a day off and enjoy yourself. Running errands or taking a vacation won't interfere with your studies.

    Food and Dining

    The sky is the limit, you don't have to worry about going to the cafeteria, just your own kitchen. Bon Apatite !

    Dorm Life

    NO dorm life, classes are taken in the privacy of your own home.

    Academic Rigor

    Six months to complete courses, pace yourself and chances are you be done early and be able to either rest or add another class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Online classes offer you flexibility. Tuition is the same price no matter how many classes you take. Fishes early, add more classes at no additional expense. Most books are online so there are no hefty book costs.

    In three sentences

    Happy to be a student at Western Governors University. They offer flexibility, amazing support and resources for online students, and the cheapest tuition I have ever seen. I highly recommend Western Governors University !

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who work, or have busy schedules that may not allow them to attend traditional colleges.

    Bang for the buck

    I love WGU! I did a lot of research before enrolling in this university, and I am thrilled that I chose to attend WGU. They truly do care about each students success.

    Dorm Life

    This really isn't applicable

    Academic Rigor

    The courses available through WGU are difficult, you truly must work & study to pass each course, that being said, they are not so difficult that you feel that you can't learn the material, and if you struggle with an area, there are tons of people ready and waiting to offer assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a study plan and stick with it! Don't allow yourself to become overwhelmed with course load, if you are struggling with something ASK for help, they are more than willing to assist you with any problem you may be facing, even those that you might think aren't even related to your education. WGU is truly like being a member of a large family.

    In three sentences

    The faculty at WGU is very dedicated to helping their students reach their academic goals. Students MUST be dedicated to completing their courses, and staying focused on tasks at hand. Course mentors are quite helpful in helping students create a study plan, or plan of attack to complete courses.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self Motivated. Organized. Goal Oriented.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not started yet but expect challenging curriculum since its competency based with a lot of industry recognized certifications as part of the course completion criteria.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join only if you are self motivated. Tuition does not include physical textbooks but includes ebooks.

    In three sentences

    Has the Best Tuition Structure. Ability to Fast track your graduation and competency based education. Go at your own pace and targeted achievements.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    online college

    Food and Dining

    Online college.

    Dorm Life

    this is an online college

    Academic Rigor

    the classes can be challenging but with numerous resources everything is achieveable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want and be willing to do what is needed to go after it. WGU will support you educationally with the best courses available.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a wonderful program that allows flexibility for busy adults who are more qualified than average and allows us to use our working knowledge to gain educational goals even faster. Not to mention the cost is very reasonable for anyone looking to pursue their degree.

  • 08/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great if you are disciplined and self-motivated. If you can work independently and don't need a lot of in-class lecture to understand course material you should be able to handle it.

    Bang for the buck

    You can take as many credits as you can handle for the same price at 12 credits. I have been able to test out of several classes and accelerate through others so I'm averaging 18 credits a term.

    Dorm Life

    It's online school. No dorms or on-campus housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to be very organized, self-motivated, and work well independently. There is a variety of tools for different types of learners, but I think you need to be personally driven to excel with the WGU programs.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors is the right school for me as a busy mother, volunteer, and assistant in my husband's law office. I fit school around my schedule and I can accelerate according to my level of commitment. WGU provides a great team for support, and my personal mentor is the best!

  • 08/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Fun activities with my children,Social Media, biking, and sleeping when I get a chance to do it ;)

    Tips for prospective students

    Make time for your courses. Do not procrastinate. Study hard.

    In three sentences

    WGU is an online university, which will allow me to work and take care of my three kids while gaining my MBA. I herd great things about this university and I am excited to attend here soon.

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