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Western University of Health Sciences Reviews

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  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    -School is pretty reputable within the local medical community. -Probably one of the most competitive osteopathic medical schools due to the desirable geographical location in Southern CA. -School really focuses on more practical aspects of medicine. -Curriculum is made specifically to be more board relevant and case-based. -School does not have a strong research program. -Located in Pomona, which is not exactly the safest area.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is probably one of the most expensive schools in the country.

  • 05/25/2012

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

    2 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    HIking, disneyland, beaches

    Food and Dining

    Excellent!

    Dorm Life

    none available

    Academic Rigor

    First year is tough! alot of work but managable

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a school that fits you!

    In three sentences

    Great Staff! Interview process ran smoothly! Students and staffs were very approachable!

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The town isn't very safe but the security on campus is always around.

    Bang for the buck

    The Best Western is a nice place to stay near by.

    What to do for fun

    I just focus on the program when I am on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is very little to eat in Pamona or on campus. If you want good food you have to drive.

    Dorm Life

    This is a distance program and there is no dorm for nursing.

    Academic Rigor

    It takes a little time to figure out the distance program and how to organize yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live in another state be prepared to find a preceptor in your own area.

    In three sentences

    The program for Graduate Nursing is convenient. It makes it easy to work and go to school at the same time. There are many different flexible tracks to choose from.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus itself is relatively safe during the daytime, but the area it's in is not. Pomona is shady and ghetto and there has been criminal activity around or on campus, the most common crimes being theft on and off campus. Campus security has kept campus safe, but students should be cautious, especially at night or areas in which there's no security around.

    What to do for fun

    Southern California offers many things to do. The food scene is definitely nothing to scoff at. There's a ski resort area in the mountains about an hour away from campus. Mt. Baldy nearby campus offers rock-climbing, hiking, etc. Club scene is in downtown Los Angeles, bar and nightlife scene in downtown Fullerton. Las Vegas is about a 5 hr drive away, San Diego about 2 hrs. Plenty of beaches around and Temecula is wine country. Can't forget all the theme parks in the area! There is: Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain in the Los Angeles area. In San Diego, you have: Legoland, Seaworld, San Diego Zoo. Basically anything you want to do for fun, you can most likely find it in Southern California...

    Food and Dining

    The area doesn't offer much in terms of food and dining. There are a few good restaurants here and there, but you basically have to drive everywhere else if you want more variety.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, but there are independent apartment complexes right next to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Health professional school isn't easy. Schedules can be very hectic and efficient time management is absolutely essential.

    Tips for prospective students

    Each college may have their own different admission process. For the college of optometry, apply early and prepare for the interview. They don't just look at your grades. They want to know about you and if you'll fit the program.

    In three sentences

    This is a multidisciplinary health professional school with 9 different colleges; they're most known for their osteopathic medicine program. The student population is very diverse in terms of personality, age, ethnicity, etc. Their most recent additions are the college of podiatry, dentistry, and optometry.

  • 07/21/2013

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

    5 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    haven't heard anything bad yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    it's really good

    What to do for fun

    you are in California (tons of thing to do)

    Food and Dining

    I Just know it's good.

    Dorm Life

    I heard, but haven't experienced yet.

    Academic Rigor

    I heard, but haven't experienced

    Tips for prospective students

    look for overall quality of WesternU in terms of teaching, equipment, and how you would be fit in here.

    In three sentences

    I only been there for an interview, but overall I really liked the campus because: it looked very professional and staff were very smart and updated.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards everywhere on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Southern California offers many outdoor activities including hiking and biking. The San Diego Zoo, beaches and Hollywood are all close by.

    Food and Dining

    There are few options while on campus but there is plenty of dining near by.

    Dorm Life

    There is currently no on-campus housing. However, there is a huge housing project that will be done in the near future.

    Academic Rigor

    Every VetMed program is difficult and challenging and WesternU is no different! But, faculty are always available to help!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are tired of sitting in lectures all day long, WesternU VetMed is for you!

    In three sentences

    The VetMed program at WesternU is a problem-based, student-centered program facilitated by expert faculty. This program is the best way to prepare you for a future career as a veterinarian! You will come out of school well prepared for the real world!

  • 09/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You don't have time for fun (at least in the PA program)

    Food and Dining

    Food is expensive but good. Starbucks on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't a dorm life unless you prefer studying in a room with just yourself or maybe a few classmates.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a fantastic, small school that feels like home, this is the school for you. It is very competitive to get in so prepare yourself early by getting good grades in undergrad, gaining experience in the health care field, and work on your writing skills! The PA program is a very tough program, but with the faculty and staff in our corner, it is possible to succeed.

    In three sentences

    The school is fantastic, everything I could ask for in a school. The faculty and staff care about each and every one of the students and it clearly shows in their everyday work. Wouldn't trade this experience for the world.