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  • 02/11/2016

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

    1 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    no experience

    Dorm Life

    no epxerience

    Academic Rigor

    Competency based program, you learn at your own pace and its affordable

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that a prospective student makes sure that they are prepared to go through a thorough yet streamline process. The enrollment process goes through paperwork and assessments that prepare you to start on time and as expected.

    In three sentences

    Thus far, I have experienced positive aspects of the Western Governors BS in Business Management. My expected start date is March 1st and my enrollment counselor has been very helpful and resourceful. I look forward to working with the mentor and starting school.

  • 01/19/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Behind IP address.

    Clubs and Activities

    Cohorts

    Great for these types of students

    Motivated. Persistent. Relentless. Leaders.

    Bang for the buck

    BEST SCHOOL UNDER $4500, per 6 months term. Certificates Vouchers included in tuition fee for the FIRST TWO TIMES.

    What to do for fun

    Study, earn plenty of certificates. SHOW OFF!!!

    Food and Dining

    BITS and PACKETS

    Dorm Life

    None. ONLINE.

    Academic Rigor

    Industry Certification for final exams. Industry certification level proctored final exam. Self-study, includes plenty of resource.

    Tips for prospective students

    For Freshman, certificates may be required for entry, or work experience.

    In three sentences

    Perfect school for motivated students. No other school provides certificates & pursuing degrees in the same program. Least expensive school of all & Online.

  • 10/29/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working Proffesionals, Serious students that want to get it done and have self motivation. People that need time at home with their family.

    Bang for the buck

    The quicker you finish, the cheaper it is.

    What to do for fun

    I do it all online, so whatever you'd normally do.

    Academic Rigor

    This is totally up to you, hard or easy, you set your pace and are not penalized for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I will refer you if you would like to get the application fee waived. My email (lbake58@wgu.edu). Don't worry about reading everything, take the pre-assessment, and if you know enough about the course, you can take the final and be done with it. Simple as that! If you don't get a great score, then you just focus on the parts your weak in and retake the final.

    In three sentences

    The only school of its kind. This is for the student that wants their degree, without all the party-crazy garbage that is prevalent in traditional brick&mortor colleges. The best part is the pace is set by you and your schedule.

  • 12/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    it will bang for the buck if you take alot of classes within a term

    What to do for fun

    online school

    Food and Dining

    online school only

    Dorm Life

    online school fulltime

    Academic Rigor

    wgu is an academically changing school because you can only get an A..Ifyou discipline yourself especially doing the full online program you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you can do a full time online school and disciplined that you may want to consider. You can do classes as fast or as slow as you want.

    In three sentences

    flexible. challenging helpful tools to help you succeed

  • 12/12/2014

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

    5 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self directed, organized, motivated and are certain what degree they need. Tech comfortable. Perfect for Associate Degree RNs with experience and years out of school.

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely the most flexible and affordable BSN / MSN program available. Rated one of the top 10 Online MSN programs in the country. Go at your pace. Classes can begin on the first of any month, so no waiting for the next semester. Complete your application and you're ready to start. Learning is self paced with rolling 6 month semesters. Begin a class and if you determine you already have competency in the area, take a pretest to evaluate your knowledge. If you do well, request to advance to the final exam. If you pass, you're done with that class. Tuition is flat per semester no matter how many classes you are enrolled in. So if you are motivated and well disciplined to learn on your own, you can complete your degree work sooner than any traditional college.

    Academic Rigor

    Haven't started yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand what a competency based program is and what it means to you. WGU classes are all Pass / Fail, no grades are allocated. Must be competent with computer based learning technology. Absolutely must be self motivated and able to work on your own. Enrollment counselors are available, make the process easy and efficient. Utilize your online resources. This is a completely online program, no classes, no teachers, only mentors to assist you so you must be able to know when you need help and be willing to ask.

    In three sentences

    The perfect online program for motivated self learners who know where they going. I'm an RN with 30 years experience and an Associate Degree. WGUs Associate to Masters bridge program allows me to return to school utilizing their competency based programs which give me college credits for my experience, accept my transfer credits and allow me to challenge courses in areas of study where I am already proficient. Perfect.

  • 11/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    WGU offers a flat-rate tuition. Basically, you pay tuition for a term (6 consecutive months) and are required to complete at least 12 credits within that term. If you complete the 12 credits before the term is over, you may take additional classes at no additional cost, with no cap on the amount of credits that you can earn in one term. Tuition rates vary, depending on the program and whether you are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

    What to do for fun

    You are able to connect with other WGU students in your area via online communication boards and WGU social media sites.

    Academic Rigor

    If you choose to accelerate your program, the academic rigor can be quite challenging. You have the opportunity (if you choose to do so) to earn far beyond the required 12 credits per term. Each class is well formatted and all available tools can be accessed online. If you ever have any questions regarding course material, you can always contact a course mentor(professor) via email or phone. Course mentors are understanding, encouraging, and take the time to personally explain material to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be a self motivated student. Be able to commit to at least 20 hours of study time/coursework per week. Be comfortable with computer use and have at least basic to intermediate computer skills.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University provides wonderful one-on-one support to every student via a personal mentor. The courses are engaging and challenging. The competency based learning model allows students to accelerate in their program if they desire to do so.

  • 11/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As safe as your own house.

    Clubs and Activities

    WGU has a great on line community with in their own network as well as on Facebook. It's very easy to connect with others in your degree field.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to graduate with little or no debt, those who want to work at their own pace and in their own time, and working/ adult students.

    Bang for the buck

    You can complete as many courses as you can manage in each 6 month term! You don't pay per course just per term. Kind of like unlimited data, you pay a flat fee per billing cycle no matter how much you use. ;)

    What to do for fun

    Study! The faster you can complete your degree, the less expensive it will be!

    Food and Dining

    The best, it's all from my own kitchen!

    Dorm Life

    Perfect, I live where ever I want to!

    Academic Rigor

    Awesome!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do it, you won't regret it!

    In three sentences

    WGU is amazingly convenient, accommodating, and encouraging for all types of learners! WGU has been life changing for me. Not only by their affordability but by allowing me to determine when and how I complete my degree as well as providing a mentor who cares just as much as I do about my success!

  • 11/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    excellent online safety

    Clubs and Activities

    All kinds

    Great for these types of students

    New, Old, parents, busy people, career people

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is a non profit college that gives an EXCELLENT education and is well worth its small tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of interesting clubs and student activities online that will keep you interested and busy year round.

    Dorm Life

    WGU is an online university, however they allow loans that will help you get a residence off campus while you are in college if you qualify.

    Academic Rigor

    WGU is a very difficult college that will well prepare you for your future employment and aspirations, All classes must be passed with a B and require a lot of studying but the knowledge you take from each course is amazing and will stay with you and help you forever,.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study HARD! Meet with your professors. Be self motivated. Enjoy all the amazing learning experiences that you are in for when you become a student at WGU...it is a wonderful experience that can't be beat by ANYONE!

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is an AMAZING College. It's resources are never ending and the staff and professors are the best around. My education with WGU has been an amazing journey so far and I can't wait to finish.

  • 11/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    How safe is your house?

    Greek Life

    None I'm aware of but then I'm not interested in fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hmmmm

    Great for these types of students

    Nontraditional hard working older student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    graduation is more than twice a year!

    Bang for the buck

    you need internet and a computer.

    What to do for fun

    What ever you want on your time.

    Food and Dining

    Whats in your fridge?

    Dorm Life

    None here totally online!

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of information to process in one subject. then one test over the entire subject matter can be a little hard on the nerves.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a schedule and stick to it as close as possible and work with course and student mentors!

    In three sentences

    Great opportunity for a non-traditional student, great subject and student mentors! Lots of resources to help you through even your weakest subject matter in addition a semester is six months instead of three. Financial aid and loans available to pay the very low tuition also!

  • 11/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Once again, with WGU being an online school, safety is not a concern. You don't have to worry about walking alone on campus at night or worrying about your car being broken into. You're home is your school.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is fantastic for students who don't succeed in a traditional classroom. Whether it be because you don't like going to class, you don't want to deal with campus problems (parking, dealing with other students, etc), or you just don't want to leave your house, WGU is school without those hassels. WGU also is great for parents, full time employees, military students, and students with a lot of credits completed already. WGU boasts about being a great school for those who need the degree so they can move onto the next level in their job.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The mascot is an Owl, we are the Night Owls. How hilarious right?

    Bang for the buck

    At $3000 per 6 month term, WGU is an affordable school. Textbooks are online and included in the total term price which means you won't have to deal with the ridiculous textbook costs and hassle from a traditional brick and mortar school. The really great thing about WGU is that the term price is set, whether you take 4 classes or 10 classes, the cost is the same!

    What to do for fun

    While WGU does not offer the in person social aspect that a traditional school may boast, it does offer plenty of on line chat. There are dedicated forums for students to talk about school, issues, helpful tips or just to know that there's another student out there. Many people have accountability threads, where they post their degree progress, which is helpful for other students to compare how they're doing and offer support and/or guidance.

    Food and Dining

    Whether you've made a three course meal or you're eating some fast food, you'll love the food and dining. Once again, this is an online school so your meals are completely dependent on your ability to cook. This is also great because if you want to eat or drink while working/studying, you are free to do so.

    Dorm Life

    Do you like your bedroom? How about the rest of your house/apartment/etc? If you love it, then you'll love your dorm! This is an online school so there is no need to go further than your own couch. You don't have to worry about dorm life and all the problems that it may bring.

    Academic Rigor

    WGU is as hard or as easy as you want it to be. The classes are either Objective or Performance classes. Objective classes- you take a pre-assessment to see how you would do on the final test. If you do well, schedule to take the final test anytime that you'd like. If you want to study, course mentors will guide you as far as what you need to work on and what sections you can skip. There's videos, text material, practice work; anything and everything you'll need to succeed. Performance classes- They consist of projects that you need to complete in order to pass the class. There's no test, at all. (YAY!) Typically, there's 3 assignments, ranging from papers, to PowerPoints to experiments. It depends on the class. You don't have to read any material, unless you need help. Submit those assignments, pass them and you're done!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Talk with the Course Mentors. Seriously, email them or chat with them on the phone or online. They are there to help you succeed. They don't grade your work, they are only working to help you by answering questions, offering assistance and guiding you in the right direction. They are amazing and knowledgable! 2. Create a plan. Make a schedule and stick with it! If you want to complete as many classes as possible, a schedule will help you greatly. 3. Don't slack off! Yes, it's online so it's easy to forget about classes or zone out on the internet. You're also at home while working so it's easy to get distracted. Don't do this! Let your family/roommates know when you are working and when you need to be left alone.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a fantastic, fully accredited online school for busy people who want to get their degree ASAP. WGU offers you, the student, the ability to study and take tests in the comfort of your own home. The flat rate cost per term means that you can take as many classes as you want for a low price.

  • 10/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Study from your bedroom!

    Clubs and Activities

    No clubs, because it is an online university.

    Great for these types of students

    Test-takers and late night workers

    Bang for the buck

    Lowest cost of attendance that I've ever seen, and tuition can be made even more affordable because it is a flat rate that allows you to work ahead if you have the time.

    What to do for fun

    WGU Washington is always setting up events to get us Night Owls engaged with our fellow students and educators. It can be challenging though because we are spread all over the state rather than collected at a common campus.

    Food and Dining

    Online school, no site for food/dining.

    Dorm Life

    Doesn't exactly apply since WGU is an online college, but for my case it is ideal because school is at my home!

    Academic Rigor

    If you struggle with tests, be certain that you are comfortable with contacting Course Mentors. The faculty at WGU are an invaluable resource for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you enjoy high stakes testing and work well independently, WGU is perfect for you. I have gone further than I ever thought I would be able to in my college career and I never could have even tried without the unique set up of WGU.

    In three sentences

    When I finished junior college I was afraid that I would never go back to school. I am a father who must work full-time in order to provide for my family so University in the traditional sense was never an option for me. WGU Washington has allowed me to continue my dream of higher education while giving me the flexibility to continue working.

  • 10/07/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working adults. Self-motivated adults. Moms/Dads with children.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WGU is online and based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. When I graduated with my BSN, there were so many graduates from the Southeast, that they held a whole separate commencement ceremony in Atlanta for those students.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is definitely the most affordable degree I was able to find. The term is 6 months long and you can do as many classes as you can complete without being charge more but if you finish early, you get a credit for not using the entire 6 months! How great is that?!

    What to do for fun

    Take a break. With online courses, you need some down time to relax and recollect your thoughts. Spend time with family and/or friends and then get right back to tackling your course.

    Food and Dining

    WGU is all online.

    Dorm Life

    Completely online. No dorms offered at WGU.

    Academic Rigor

    The basis for WGU's program is that you learn what you're already lacking. Why should you have to learn what you already know? So while the classes are rigorous, this will depend on how educated you already are as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just get through the standard stuff, like admissions and financial aid, and you'll be ready to tackle the courses one at a time with all the assistance you could ask for from your course mentors.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great place for students who wants to further themselves while still working and taking care of families. It's completely online and the mentors are there to guide you through every step of the process. I have obtained one degree here a few years ago and now I am going back for my Master's.

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 435

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It's an online school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are prepared to dedicate your time to the courses.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is affordable. You do need to put in your time and effort into the courses like any other college. I like the fact that I am able to call for help whenever I have a question.

  • 06/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    students that like to get ahead. Classes can be completed as fast as you prove your knowledge of the subject the more effort you put in the more you'll get out.

    Bang for the buck

    can't beat this college for the price and its nationally accredited

    What to do for fun

    anything I want.

    Food and Dining

    my kitchen is the best

    Dorm Life

    the best

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes come easy because of knowledge I already have while other classes defiantly take more work.

    Tips for prospective students

    make a plan, and work your plan if you get stuck ask for help.

  • 05/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Depending on the security in your home, EXCELLENT

    Greek Life

    NONE

    Clubs and Activities

    Any club you want to join in town.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the self motivated individual with little money.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes I do my coursework at Del Taco.

    Bang for the buck

    VERY AFFORDABLE. You pay for the term and whatever you can finish is done. You are not charged per class or unit at all. WONDERFUL

    What to do for fun

    For me, it is great I get to spend time with my family AND get my college coursework done, at the same time.

    Food and Dining

    Whatever you want to cook. Also, I have a wonderful mentor that sends out weekly recipes that are quick and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Completely online university so it is YOUR PLACE, which is always the BEST PLACE, in my opinion.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not easy and since it is competency based, you must know the material to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize your resources. Engage not only the coursework but work with the course mentors and your student mentor. Without the mentors it is easy to get frustrated and give up. They are there for you to assist you in developing the competency and graduate.

    In three sentences

    I have had an awesome experience so far and would highly recommend this university for everyday working person. The mentors are great and the process is both interesting and engaging. I look forward to graduating from WGU.

  • 05/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None to speak of, isn't that lovely

    Clubs and Activities

    They actually have a fairly active online community. They also have a really great career assistance group. Its not the same as in person but, we're in the internet age.

    Great for these types of students

    SELF DISCIPLINED non procrastinators. Do not attempt this college if the idea of online school seems daunting to you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can fail any exam twice without really suffering a penalty. If you fail the exam the new policy is course mentor approval is required for the retake. I've never had to take a third exam. On the objective assessments I've turned my document in for review up to four times, they want you to pass.

    Bang for the buck

    Again I can't emphasize how important not procrastinating is at this school. Waiting till the end of the term to complete an entire terms worth of work is simply bad form, and will drive you insane. Don't sign up here if that is your style. WGU is extremely affordable, even with out of state tuition. They are regionally and nationally accredited, your degree will hold water. Further by the time I'm done I will have something like eight industry certifications. These govenors are tired of contemporary college and trying to make a real difference. This is a really great school, the mentors are very helpful.

    What to do for fun

    Video games, read for pleasure, write fiction, yard work, yoga, eat drink and be merry.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework is actually demanding. There is heavy reading involved, they are building a vast recorded webinar library for most of the courses. There are two types of assessments, performance assessment and objective assessment. Perfomance (I always get these confused) is basically just a test. Most are able to be taken in your own home with a specific webcam provided in the cost of tuition. Some tests, certification exams, require you to visit a testing facility. Earning the CompTIA A+, Net+, Project+, and Security+ requires actual modern computing knowledge. So do the upper level certifications even more so. The objective assessments are often essays, or similar. A final product that you must turn in for review. They are very specific on the requirements, if you use that like a checklist, literally, you will pass with flying colors. All of that said, I'm a full time employed network administrator with a fortune five hundred company, often demanding more than forty hours of work per week. I have a wife and two kids. While keeping up with schoolwork I still have time to participate in family life as well as waste time playing video games.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find someone already enrolled, if you get a referral they will waive the application fee. Utilize the plethora of financial aid tools they have available, honestly try to take no more than you need. Communicate with you mentors/professors, this is ALL online, no in class interaction. If you have a problem, if you don't understand something, reach out otherwise they don't know you need assistance. DO THE WORK, this school is NOT for undisciplined individuals. If you're a procrastinator you will likely not succeed at this college. Alternatively, if you have a drive to accomplish things quickly this is your school, self paced, one price per term complete all the courses you can.

    In three sentences

    Excellent school for the responsible and self disciplined online returning adult student. Refreshing change of pace from other online college experiences in the areas of academia, interaction with professor/mentors, and overall cost/benefit of the program. For IT degrees, many of your final course exams also serve as CERTIFICATION exams, included in the price of tuition.

  • 05/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for those students who work full time or who have full time families. The staff is friendly and informative and will assist anyway they can.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of this university is absolutely the lowest I have ever seen.

    Food and Dining

    No change in my dietary patterns as I could eat like I normally do living at home.

    Dorm Life

    This is an online only university so you don't have leave your current residence.

    Academic Rigor

    The requirement to progress is essentially at your own pace. The material is relative to the major you will require to be a success in the area of your interest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you make the decision to attend this school, make sure you have solid internet access and are self motivated to complete the program.

    In three sentences

    The admission process was extremely pleasant and easy to do. The staff and mentors of this university are informative and helpful. I look forward to continuing my educational career at WGU.

  • 04/29/2014

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    online

    Bang for the buck

    no school can come close to this price

    What to do for fun

    involve in the community discussions and so on.

    Academic Rigor

    Outstanding programs

    In three sentences

    Great people working there and willing to help out.

  • 04/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for self-learners, highly motivated persons, and anyone with a busy work or life schedule.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is very comparable to traditional Universities in tuition cost and lower compared to some. You pay a flat rate per semester no matter how many course you take. If you finnish the standard 12 credits before the six month semester is over you can add classes without adding cost. Most of their textbooks are ebooks and are included in the tuition cost. Affordable tuition + little to no textbook costs + no computer lab or other student fees + no need to move to a new city or closer to campus = A lot of BANG FOR THE BUCK.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you want because WGU is wherever you are. That is one great benefit to online schools.

    Food and Dining

    There is no campus so therefore no food court.

    Dorm Life

    Since WGU is an online only school, dorm life is non-existent.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at WGU are designed to help you retain what you learn so you can use it in your future careers. They require time and effort just like any other school but you can work at your own pace and in your spare time. If you are not motivated enough to study on your own than WGU is not a good fit. You will need to be dedicated enough to keep yourself focused. It is easy to procrastinate with online courses and this can make a school like WGU hard for some people.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a college that works around your schedule and is affordable, WGU is a great choice. They have mentors to help you along the way and plenty of resources to help with your classes or even your home life. If you are self-motivated and prefer to move at your own pace, you should check out what WGU can do for you. They have many bachelors and masters programs to choose from and each course has mentors also to help you if needed.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is convenient, affordable, and a perfect fit for anybody who has thought about furthering their education but doesn't have time to attend a traditional college. The work at your own pace concept is perfect for my busy life and gives me the option to work on classes in-between family and work time. WGU also provides you with mentors from the beginning to the end of your degree to help keep you motivated and moving forward and I wouldn't want to go any where else.

  • 04/08/2014

    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-directed learners already employed or with a busy schedule.

    What to do for fun

    You are on your own.

    Food and Dining

    You are on your own.

    Dorm Life

    You are on your own.

    Academic Rigor

    The programs here prepare you for real world experiences.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow the guidance from your enrollment counselor and you'll do fine.

    In three sentences

    Great opportunity for continuing education via online learning. Competency based curriculum allows for me to accelerate my program. Online services are user friendly and the system is thorough up front.

  • 04/06/2014

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

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I would have to rate WGU as a 4 because the enrollment counselors have been very helpful during this process of getting everything I need to transfer to their college. Thanks WGU.

  • 04/02/2014

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

    22 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WORKING STUDENTS THAT ARE WORKING FULL TIME AND ARE INTERESTED IN GOING BACK TO SCHOOL.

    What to do for fun

    USUALLY SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY

    Dorm Life

    UNKNOWN. THIS SCHOOL IS DONE ONLINE. YOU DONT HAVE TO MOVE AWAY TO A DIFFERENT CITY.

    Academic Rigor

    OUTLINE IN WHAT IS EXPECTED AS A STUDENT. ACADEMIC CLASSESS ARE TRANSFERRABLE TO OTHER UNIVERSITIES AS WELL AS OTHER PROGRAMS. IT IS RECOGNIZED BY THE BOARD OF NURSING

    Tips for prospective students

    VERY INDEPENDENT PROGRAM SO STUDENTS NEED TO BE DEDICATED. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE YOU HAVE TIME AND COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS.

    In three sentences

    JUST FINISHED MY ADMISSION PROCRESS AND IS A VERY EASY TO FOLLOW ADMISSION PROCESS. IN ADDITION THE PERSONEL THERE ARE AVAILABLE TO STUDENT TO HELP YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. THEY COMMUNICATE WITH STUDENTS VIA EMAIL, PHONE CALLS TO MAKE SURE THE STUDENT IS UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS.

  • 03/31/2014

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

    23 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is some pretty amazing food here, but there is also a lot of cereal and to go lately....

    Dorm Life

    I am pretty happy to do my schooling from home. It is definitely a lot more convenient rather than brick and mortar schools.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a little nervous about being monitored through the webcam during objective tests, but I am sure it is not as intimidating as it seems. I am not sure what the courses will be like yet, but looking forward to being challenged hopefully.

    In three sentences

    I am excited to start here in a month. I feel I have waster a lot of time repeating content from other schools, and it will be great to use that knowledge to accelerate my graduation. Time to get it done!

  • 03/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This University is great for students who are busy individuals because you can work on your own time. It is also a great choice for self-motivated students.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is a great opportunity for the tuition price!

    What to do for fun

    Because Western Governors University is an online school, I cannot describe places to go or things to see near the campus. However, there are online communities within the school's website that each student can participate in, allowing students to communicate and learn about students across the country.

    Food and Dining

    There is no campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on-campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    Great academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should know that just because Western Governors University is an online school, it is not an easy ride. It is very challenging and requires a great deal of motivation just like a traditional University; therefore, one should be sure they have the appropriate amount of time to dedicate to their education.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University has been a great opportunity for a busy woman like myself. It allows individuals to complete and earn a degree while working in the comfort in their own home. The mentors are extremely helpful and devoted to helping each student succeed.

  • 03/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    This is an online course.

    Academic Rigor

    These courses are designed to challenge and help you in your goals. This is not a pay for a piece of paper college. This is a much better way for working adults or persons with unusual circumstances to start or finish their educational goals. Courses are tough, very informative, and challenging. This is a competency based program. You learn, you pass. No GPA scoring

    Tips for prospective students

    CHECK THIS ONE OUT! Not for profit, makes education affordable, Accredited, offers Bachelors Degrees and Masters Degrees. Learn at your own pace and in your free time.

    In three sentences

    Affordable, Accredited, Convenient. If you do not have time to attend a traditional college, have family responsibilities, or work, this online college could be a perfect fit. Excellent mentors, counselor's and great resources. Offers free services.

  • 03/20/2014

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

    26 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't apply if you don't have certifications and/or prior college transfer credits.

    In three sentences

    They do not tell you that prior college transfer credits and/or certifications are required. Their website admissions what to expect page only says a GED is required. This is false advertising, as it increases the chances of someone who only has a GED, like me, which wasted a month of my time and money.

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can work on your school work anytime, anywhere to fit your own schedule.

    Bang for the buck

    Not for profit school, so WGU is very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Since WGU is online I can not review this aspect.

    Food and Dining

    Since WGU is online I can not review this aspect.

    Dorm Life

    Since WGU is online I can not review this aspect.

    Academic Rigor

    WGU is not easy, you really have to work, but unlike a lot of colleges, help and support is always available. Teachers and mentors bend over backwards for their students to achieve. If you work hard, they work hard with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that if you go to this school, you are a dedicated person. It is so easy to get lost with all of the freedom you have, and if this happens, finishing your degree will be very hard. Make a set schedule for yourself and always remember to remind yourself how you'll feel when you have that degree in your hand!

    In three sentences

    WGU is available for students on the go. May students have full time jobs and families. WGU makes it affordable and possible for anyone to get a degree with hard work and dedication.

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I think that you can get a lot for your money here at WGU. You pay a flat rate every 6 months and you can do as much credits as you can.

    What to do for fun

    Since WGU is an online school you can live in what ever place pleases you. I sure you will find many of things that are fun to do where ever you choose to live.

    Food and Dining

    WGU is an online school so its grate you can eat at your favorite places right in your own town.

    Dorm Life

    WGU is an online school so there are no dorms provided. You can live where every you please as long as you make sure you can assess the internet.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be hard at times but there is always help provided when needed. there are course mentors that can help with issues as well as your personal mentor.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to be self-motivated to go to this school.

    In three sentences

    I like that there are no due dates for homework assignments. I also I like that I can go through the classes at my own pace. Another good aspect is that every student gets there own mentor to help them all the way to graduation day.

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    WGU forums, webinars, and online access provides many opportunities to engage with students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you graduate you can go to a winter ceremony and ski in Utah!

    Bang for the buck

    YES!

    What to do for fun

    Since it is not on campus, the options are limited, though staying out of trouble is a plus! The many webinars are fun and you can always form your own meet-up for students in the region.

    Dorm Life

    At-home?

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are in-depth studies that allow the student to put into practice the skills acquired. It can be as rigorous as the student wants if they decide to take on the work-load!

    Tips for prospective students

    *Talk with an entrance coordinator to fully understand what the college offers. *Apply for only grants because it is possible to finish the program w/o having to get loans.

    In three sentences

    19 U.S. Governors established WGU to provide access to an affordable education for non-traditional students. The university is one of the few that offers an online program for a teaching degree. The cost of tuition is set and not based on credits which allows a student to exceed the maximum 18 credits w/o paying more.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Part or full time workers, stay at home mothers or fathers. Really anyone who can't attend a regular, sit in a class, kind of college.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of attendance is phenomenal compared to other online programs.

    What to do for fun

    The online communities are fun to participate in and get great information.

    Food and Dining

    Again, online school. Depends on your kitchen.

    Dorm Life

    This school is online, so it depends on whether you like your home or not. :)

    Academic Rigor

    Takes dedication but they are willing to work with you and can fit it in around working, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are able to dedicate time to completing the program. They do work with you but if you want to get through it, especially faster, you have to be willing to dedicate yourself to the program. It is worth it though!

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great school for those that are working part or even full time. The student mentor is available to you and talks with you at least every two weeks. Each course also has a course mentor that helps you through the classes.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is a great opportunity for students who are self-motivated and wanting to finish quickly.

    Bang for the buck

    You pay per semester, which is 6 months long, no matter how many credits you finish!

    Dorm Life

    None. This school is all online. However, there are message boards where you can talk with other students about assignments and goals and such so you can still feel connected.

    Academic Rigor

    These classes allow you to use the knowledge you already have and then build upon it. For example, if you already know a lot about history, just take the pre-assessment and if you pass, then take the test. You don't have to take the class if you can pass the test.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate! This school is awesome for whatever pace you want to go, but don't use that as a reason to put off your schoolwork. The more you get done, the more classes you can take, and therefore (since you pay per 6 months), your schooling is cheaper!

    In three sentences

    This is an awesome school for those who may be busy and/or move around fairly often! It is all work at your own pace and the tuition is unbeatable! I love the flexibility!

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 435

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    WGU has an online program that I participate in. I do not attend the campus, so I cannot say how the food is. Cannot say what campus life is like.

    Food and Dining

    WGU has an online program that I participate in. I do not attend the campus, so I cannot say how the food is. Cannot say what campus life is like.

    Dorm Life

    WGU has an online program, but not a dorm life. This doesn't apply to me. My home is comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    As I mentioned before, you only get out as much as you put in. The program is difficult and challenging, but not impossible to get done. You have to put the effort into studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study often and study hard. You get as much out of your program as you put in. Online courses are wonderful, but the challenge is to be diligent in studying.

    In three sentences

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at WGU thus far. The course work has been in line with my degree of choice, and I have learned a lot. The mentors have been extremely helpful as they want you to get more from the program and are truly interested in your success.

  • 02/22/2014

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

    33 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online campus. It's as safe or dangerous as my life.

    Greek Life

    Same as above.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not sure about these. I have not started yet, but as this is an online program, I ma not sure if these exist or how they would work.

    Great for these types of students

    Self starters, Super smart types, eager beavers, logical, motivated, and/or committed-career oriented.

    Bang for the buck

    Certifications and degree go as fast as you can. 6 month sessions. depending on which courses you take and what certs you take this can be VERY cost effective. (consider the minimum cost for a self paid cert exam is $125 per attempt)

    What to do for fun

    The same things you would do in life.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough work student must be self reliant and willing to self generate(this is an online program). Resources are there, but the student must use them!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go as fast as you can.

    In three sentences

    Online program seems great for people who want to get credentials in the field before completing their degree. Friendly and helpful admissions people.. For the IT student who is self propelled, this program will also them to have numerous certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Comp TIA and others, as they progress and without additional costs. A good deal for a self starter.

  • 02/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is a great bang for the buck. Can take as many classes as you can in a semester with out paying a dime more. That is the nice part about the flat rate tuition.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dinning are the places around you.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The hardest part about this school is managing your time and being able to study on your own. But if you are dedicated to your work than it shouldn't be a problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great and fast way to get school done with extremely nice people to work with. You are always in contact with the school and people are there to keep you on the right track. Great way for out of state college because it is the same cost for tuition for everyone. Never have to go to the school and have people around in your state to observe during the internships.

    In three sentences

    Excellent school to be a part of, the mentors there are very helpful and supportive. It is great to manage your own schedule and time around anything else you have going on. It is a very affordable school at a flat rate and students are able to accelerate in the classes.

  • 02/09/2014

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

    35 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Have a goal. Stick with it. Never Give up on your dream.

    In three sentences

    I would rate them a 10 on communication. 10 on easy admission process. 10 on transfer credit acceptance.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Accredited On-Line University. I donâ??t know about campus safety.

    Greek Life

    Accredited On-Line University

    Clubs and Activities

    Accredited On-Line University. I donâ??t participate in any clubs or activities at the university.

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students, working adults, students with families, or upwardly mobile professionals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Accredited On-Line University

    Bang for the buck

    There is a set tuition for each 6 month period. Students are allowed to accelerate their classes by testing out of classes or finishing work early. This allows for decreased tuition fees.

    What to do for fun

    Accredited On-Line University. I donâ??t know.

    Food and Dining

    Accredited On-Line University. I do not participate in the food and dining programs at this university.

    Dorm Life

    Accredited On-Line University. I do not participate in the dorm system.

    Academic Rigor

    Although it is an on-line degree, it requires discipline and dedicated study time to complete.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to set aside dedicated study time. Access the resources given frequently. Speak with your Program mentor regularly.

    In three sentences

    This is a rigorous curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. They provide good support in their Program Mentors. The course of study does require discipline and adequate time to absorb the material.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online.

    Greek Life

    Online.

    Clubs and Activities

    Online.

    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated. Goal oriented. Self-disciplined. No excuses kind of person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online.

    Bang for the buck

    By far the least expensive education, especially if you accelerate during your semesters. Instead of taking 12 credits, you may take as many as you like because you are only paying for the semester, not the credits...so it is entirely up to you and your efforts.

    What to do for fun

    Online.

    Food and Dining

    Online.

    Dorm Life

    Online.

    Academic Rigor

    This is surprisingly high, as long as you go through the courses of study. If you don't like mediocrity, you will do what you are asked to and learn the subjects thoroughly. Course mentors are excellent resources, and available to help almost 24/7.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think that because this University is online the work is going to be easy: it is not. Just keep moving forward, doing a little bit every chance you get, and you'll get there in no time. You do have to be self motivated, but if you know what you want, and are able to put in the time for reading and writing your papers, you will make it.

    In three sentences

    Have a clear goal in mind. Do at least one hour of school work everyday. Move forward no matter what life brings you.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Without seeing the campus it is hard to rate this.

    Clubs and Activities

    most the clubs I seen were online to incorporate all there students

    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated and computer savvy people.

    Bang for the buck

    I was able to have a 26 credit semester for $3000 (almost only $100 a credit)

    What to do for fun

    Work on the computer.

    Food and Dining

    Again I am online only so I cant judge the food they serve.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student so I cant tell there facility but I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are set up good just need to be able to make yourself do them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set a time in the day where you will work on nothing but school. If you want to accelerate through make sure you know the subject before taking the test.

    In three sentences

    This is a college for very self motivated people. If you don't learn from here's the book take a test at the end of it you wont do very well here. Can progress through this school very fast with time and the will to do so.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online school

    Greek Life

    Online school

    Clubs and Activities

    Online school

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional, working full time, family, self motivated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online school

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent value compared to the regular MBA programs at colleges and University.

    What to do for fun

    Online school

    Food and Dining

    Online school

    Dorm Life

    Online school

    Academic Rigor

    It makes you think about what you are doing. You can't do assignments half way & expect it to be approved. You have to make sure you know what you are talking about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have time management skills. If you put off assignments until the end it is extremely hard to get done on time. Set aside a time each day to work on the assignments. This will get you through the courses sooner than trying to rush at the end.

    In three sentences

    An excellent value for the non-traditional student. It is a great school for those that are self motivated. You can advance quicker than sitting in a classroom setting.

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People with some college experience already under their belt. Working adults with full time jobs or children.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable! Scholarships and financial aid are also available.

    Food and Dining

    Online University.

    Dorm Life

    There is and online university.

    Academic Rigor

    You can complete as many classes as you can in each 6 month term.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are ready for college. This is not the school for you if you are not serious. Keep on on your work! You have to be self-motivated to make it through! Don't be discouraged with yourself. Study. Study. Study. You will do fine!

    In three sentences

    WGU is the best online school out there! The mentors are like your own personal cheerleaders, always there for you when you need them or have questions! It is very flexible and it a great school for working adults with full time jobs and children.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Parents, people who don't want a traditional class setting, People who don't have a lot of time.

    Bang for the buck

    You can take as few or as many classes as you want per term for the same price.

    Food and Dining

    You get your own

    Dorm Life

    Fully online

    Academic Rigor

    They keep you motivated and on course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Review whatever you don't know and you will be successful

    In three sentences

    I love the flexibility that Western Governors offers. I am able to go at my own pace in my own time. I also enjoy their mentoring system.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Best for students who need the flexibility of studding on the own time.

    Bang for the buck

    The more time you put in to complete a class the faster you can start the next class.

    Food and Dining

    Your choice

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely challenging but can be accomplished.

    Tips for prospective students

    This definitely challenging but the school has several offerings for studding the material. Make use of the class mentors they are very supportive and know the best ways to pass the testing.

    In three sentences

    By far the best school I have attended. You have the help from a personal mentor and mentors for each class and they are really interested in seeing you succeed. Best for the money and the education you will receive.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 435

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    This college is all online so you can do whatever you please!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard!!! It is a very challenging program, but very do able.

    In three sentences

    This is a very structured program. The school is very flexible and works with you to finish your degree. I highly recommend this college for any busy working parent.

  • 01/08/2014

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

    44 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I make sure I have enough food throughout the week, microwave and refrigerator.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is just like living on your own.

    Academic Rigor

    if you feel this way talk to your mentor and let them know that your not doing good in your class and they will help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you make time, and you have to at least work on it 4 hours a day.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a University where a person like myself that is able to go to school at work a full time job. W.G.U is an on-line school for students that are not able to attend during regular hours or that have responsibilities that take up a lot of time. Tuition at this school is cheap and at a reasonable rate to complete the semester.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    WGU has great online safety within the student portal etc. They have a high security profile within the online portal to keep your computer safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Our course mentors make it a point to keep thing lively during the semester. They are always suggesting activities and things for you to do to be more involved with the other students.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is a great school for students who are self motivated, organized, and determined. If you like to be at home doing classes and not leave the house to go to a building this is great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    With it being an online university the unusual locations on campus are what you make them to be.

    Bang for the buck

    They are the most competitive in pricing for online schools I have seen. They don't charge by the credit hour, they charge per semester. If you focus on school you can make out like a bandit, completing multiple classes in a short period of time.

    What to do for fun

    The WGU students make it a point to stay in contact with one another and get together when possible. They stay in constant communication on social networks as well as within the student portal.

    Food and Dining

    I have the free time and flexibility to cook and study or even cook and take a test at the same time. The food I cook is great.

    Dorm Life

    WGU is an online university, therefore there is no dorm life. However, I live in a wonderful apartment near a lake so I love my school living situation. :-)

    Academic Rigor

    They do a good job of pushing you beyond your comfort zone, but in a good way. WGU keeps you on your toes by studying life as it happens. They base all of their academics on real time scenarios.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to come to WGU please be organized. It is very easy to get off track since you work at your own pace.

    In three sentences

    WGU is an awesome school. They have a great concept of competency based curriculum and I love it. It is inexpensive, safe, and accredited.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    WGU is a non-profit school that you pay for time rather than credit hour. If you finish your course work in the allotted semester (6 months) then you only pay for that one semester! Best deal around for self motivated and eager students!

    Academic Rigor

    WGU is competency based, so you will know your materials inside and out before you are done. You make your own schedule with this program, so you can concentrate on each course one at a time, or several at once, it is up to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to be able to hold yourself accountable for deadlines. Be organized, self motivated and willing to ask for help when you need it.

    In three sentences

    WGU is the best for students who want to earn a degree on their schedule. Competency based, ability to accelerate your program, and the mentors you work with make it the best online program available.

  • 01/04/2014

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

    47 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This school is a great school for the price. I am a transfer student and could not believe the price. As long as you are self-motivated and able to work on your own, you will excel at this school.

    What to do for fun

    Online student

    Food and Dining

    Online student

    Dorm Life

    Online student

    Academic Rigor

    Online student

    Tips for prospective students

    Contact admissions before signing up to see if an application fee waiver is possible. Have your transcripts available to speed up the process. Be patient and know that only good things are to come.

    In three sentences

    The admission process was very easy. The admission representative was extremely helpful from beginning to the end. Everyone I spoke with walked me through the process and made me feel very important.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    48 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Its fairly competitive but their options for self pay are limited. They need to offer monthly repayment for those who work for a living and dont have loans or grants to pay.

    What to do for fun

    Code scripts and computer penetration testing.

    Food and Dining

    Again online so no worry here :)

    Dorm Life

    Online so no dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard as you rely on yourself and your data retention for certification exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have self motivation as you rely on your own time management and willingness to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Great school for IT degrees and current industry certifications. Fast paced but self study motivated. Great for those who are go getters.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is for serious goal oriented students.

    Bang for the buck

    Western Governor's University has a unique online program. The student can complete as many or as few units as they want to. The tuition is one flat fee no matter how many units are completed and this includes access to the books online so the student is not out of pocket for textbooks. Access to a personal mentor helps keep online students accountable for their time and contributes to WGU's high success rate.

    Food and Dining

    I have attended online to accommodate my budget, so I have no information on this.

    Dorm Life

    I have attended online, so I have no information on this area.

    Academic Rigor

    The amount of time you are willing to commit to your classes will determine how much or how little you accomplish in a semester. The classes have a lot of information and require consistent commitment to excell.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set short term and long term goals for the semester. Take advantage of your resources. If you're stuck on something, make an appointment to speak to one of the course mentors. If there are online webinars available, go to them. Let your student mentor help keep you on track. If you are studying online, this is really important. You need to be accountable for the amount you are doing or the time slips away. Most important of all is to have a study schedule and to stick to it.

    In three sentences

    Western Governor's University is committed to student success. There are a number of resources available to students to ensure a good learning experience including a student mentor, class mentors, online books, online library and couselling services. Student work is based on meeting learning objectives and demonstrating mastery of those objectives.

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This does not apply as I took online classes.

    Greek Life

    This does not apply as I took online classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    This does not apply as I took online classes.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for self motivated students. They are also a wonderful choice for people who are working and have families.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The location of WGU is in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are a wonderful college in that you can learn from the comfort of your own home. You also get to learn at your own pace.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU offers you a lot of bang for your buck in that you can complete as many courses as you can per semester. This means you pay for one semester and it includes all the classes you can take in that semes

    What to do for fun

    This question does not apply because I took online courses.

    Food and Dining

    This question does not apply because I took online courses.

    Dorm Life

    This question does not apply because I took online courses.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very academically challenging. WGU offers course teachers to help you along the way with any problems you may have.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have any questions, always contact a course mentor for help because that is why they are there. Budget you time wisely as you work through your courses. Always talk openly with your mentor about any problems you may have.

    In three sentences

    WGU is an online colleges, which has you learn at your own speed. They assign you a mentor who visits with you once a week to encourage you and check in with your progress. They have teachers available to make appointments with if you need help with any course.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Excellent value, the tuition is very affordable and with the ability to take more classes as you finish others without extra cost makes it very cheap!

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you want! It's online, there's no campus!

    Food and Dining

    You eat at home because it's online!

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life. Online only!

    Academic Rigor

    It can take a lot of will power to keep going. Some subjects may be boring or tedious. The material in all the classes is thorough and rigorous. The topics are only as interesting as you make them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students must be self starters and able to keep themselves on task without prompting. The student mentors will help with motivation and scheduling, but the student is the one responsible for doing the work. There's no set class schedule or time, you must make the effort to keep going. For those who can do the above, it's a great way to learn and move through classes and topics you may already be affluent of.

    In three sentences

    WGU offers very affordable tuition. The student mentors are invested in their students' success. The ability to accelerate your learning is awesome, adding classes for no extra cost is amazing.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Everything online is secure and they check with you before putting you together with other students.

    Greek Life

    They have a linked in alumni and facebook and twitter that you can belong to. I use those. I don't know about any other fraternities etc.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have clubs and activities you can join and student study buddies.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are looking to get out there in the workforce or simply be prepared for better jobs which will lead to a better quality of life for you and your family.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school paid for my HR Certification through SHRM so I felt like I really got a lot for my money. It will also be paying for one more Project Management Certification which is in high demand if you look online searching for jobs.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely, you have one mentor that keeps up with you and your progress to make sure you are moving along. The more you complete a semester the more you get for your dollars.

    What to do for fun

    For fun they have survey's from time to time where you can earn free store credit and get WGU backpack's and they send you free stuff once a semester which is cool, like a mug and mouse pad or a WGU USB.

    Academic Rigor

    They provide a variety of ways to learn so you can definitely find the way that works for you and pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    You do have to put time into it. Don't think you take a bunch of tests and your done. You do learn a lot.

    In three sentences

    They make it possible for you to finish. They provide you with the tools you need to get the courses done and it's very flexible and convenient.

  • 12/19/2013

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

    53 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Excellent

    Great for these types of students

    Students with part time of full time jobs

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Non traditional grading, they use competencies.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking

    Academic Rigor

    Just getting started.

    Tips for prospective students

    Admissions might decline some credits,you can always appeal.

    In three sentences

    If your looking for a school that accommodates work and normal life duties. Western governors university seemed to have come up with a perfect solution. So far the admission rep has been very helpful.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    You can finish your degree faster than the traditional method, it all depends on your dedication and commitment to the program.

    Food and Dining

    Everything is online, so no food options here, but I'm sure if they had a campus...it would be dynamite.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at WGU...it's online.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a vast amount of program options to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    1 - Utilize your mentor. 2 - check your course community, there's always tips in there to help you. 3 - set a homework schedule, stick with it and you can't go wrong.

    In three sentences

    The best life choice I ever made. Between their competency based approach, support of a mentor, and different communities to connect with other students and mentors you can't go wrong. After more than several years of being out of school, I'm finally on the right track to finish my degree.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Busy adults with full-time jobs, children, or time restrictions of any sort. The flexibility offered is one of a kind, and works well for busy adults, that are disciplined and able to balance their time wisely.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition if very affordable, and the ability to take as many classes as you can in a term is awesome. There will be times that you can fit in 2-3 extra classes in a term, and times when you can only finish your required 12 credits.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is challenging, but it is not impossible to learn. You really are able to work at your own pace, and work around your own schedule. The classes can be very detailed and at times difficult, however the mentors are awesome!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be able to juggle your time wisely, there are no deadlines for your classes, it is up to you to set your own deadline goals. Be ready to study, some classes may come very easy to you, but there will be others that require you to take in a lot of information, in a small amount of time!

    In three sentences

    Not for lazy people,or procrastinators!! Helpful,knowledgeable mentors!! Multiple resources available for students, if they choose to use them!!

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I have to cook my own meals, but when my hubby is home I live high on the hog.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home, no dorm but often my home looks like a dorm with my kids leaving their messes around.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging course work without having to sit in a class room or lecture hall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make time each day for Class Work be honest with mentors about issues you are facing and keep at the task until you are finished.

    In three sentences

    Flexible, supportive and competency based learning. Fits my schedule and hectic life while I work and raise my family. The mentors are friendly and so supportive, its like having your own cheerleader!

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is no campus

    Greek Life

    I know that Kappa Delta Pi is available to become a member.

    Clubs and Activities

    Students work in virtual communities to complete assignments.

    Great for these types of students

    I would encourage professional people to apply to Western Governors University, because of the flexibility to keep working and attend school at the same time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our new mascot is the night owl.

    Bang for the buck

    E-books are accessible online, which makes it less expensive because one doesn't have to buy a book for studying.

    What to do for fun

    Since it is an online school, one can study anywhere they desire and still live the lifestyle they want.

    Academic Rigor

    Western Governors University is rigorous and challenging. The expect the best of their students. They use a rubric system for evaluating assignments, and you can receive credit for what you have already done.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is helpful to be self-motivated and a self-learner. Ultimately it is your responsibility to succeed. One also needs to be able to work through the process to arrive at educational success.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of one to ten, Western Governors University is a nine. The mentors help the best they can to help their students succeed. The tuition and fees are very reasonable compared to traditional brick and mortar schools.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    WGU is challenging- especially while holding down a full time job. The projects and papers asked of you are college level and are not something you can just whip up in a few hours. The information given is relevant to the classes and takes indepth reading and time to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Time management -Don't procrastinate -Remember the more you get done in a semester is the less you'll have to pay in the long run -IT IS worth it

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is wonderful for those individuals who are working part or full time. WGU has many wonderful sources available to help you which is a great added plus since it's an online school. The classes are actually challenging, unlike some of the other online schools I've seen.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    59 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated

    What to do for fun

    You can live anywhere you want while attending WGU so you can do anything for fun you like.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before choosing to pursue your degree online be sure that you have the self discipline necessary to put in the time and effort required.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors is a great university choice for students that are interested in earning their degree online. WGU is completely flexible to fit your schedule and learning needs.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated. You can move as quickly as you want through classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are performance or objective. To pass you have to complete multiple tasks or pass an assessment. Some are very time consuming and rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Must be self motivated Must be able to function well through phone and email communications Must have some experience in field do ease of learning Must utilize learning resources and adapt to classes Must be a good test taker

    In three sentences

    It is conducive to adult learners and provides multiple support avenues for success. Classes are self paced and you can access your info from anywhere. Learning communities and attentive mentors keep you connected.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    61 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Do not attend on site

    Dorm Life

    Do not live on site.

    Academic Rigor

    love it

    Tips for prospective students

    you have to be able to work on your own. Have your own motivation.

    In three sentences

    Really like the program. Like working on a pace program Great Customer service!

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Off campus living

    Dorm Life

    Didn't reside in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of work to be do but with the right planning and time manage it can be done.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be motivated and be able to properly manage your time.

    In three sentences

    A great online education opportunity. All of the degree requirements are done in online. Requires strict discipline but provides a great opportunity for non traditional students.

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    63 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Where else can you earn your degree in one semester (if you are a super star) and pay the semester fee only instead of paying per credit.

    Food and Dining

    Home dining or take out, it is up to you.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome! Your home is your campus!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes and courses are very thorough, insightful and educational. They are challenging and engaging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be dedicated to your studies, if you feel frustrated, reach out to mentors and other students. There is tremendous support, you just need to be willing to find it.

    In three sentences

    Best decision I ever made was going back to college and choosing WGU. The model fits my life, as I am a mother, wife and work. WGU is there to support me and offer me challenging course work.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    YES!!!! Very cheap for tuition!

    What to do for fun

    Onlline

    Food and Dining

    Online

    Dorm Life

    Online

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard you must have at least a B average in all classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is hard! If you expect a easy way through and dont expect to study much this in not the college for you. If you are hardworking and want to know that you graduate with high grades this is your college!

    In three sentences

    WGU is a great college for hard working individuals who want to make something more of themselves. They have a great set of people to work with you through your time there and are willing to try to help and tutor you if it is needed. I would recommend this college to anyone.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self Starters, disciplined students who can work on their own, and even some student types that need that extra push. Mentors set up calls with students once a week and are there to encourage students to make good academic choices

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the money spent

    What to do for fun

    School Work

    Academic Rigor

    Since WGU is competency based, the rigor of traditional college is thrown out the window. However, WGU comes with it's own rigor. Since it is truly competency based though, the amount of work to do in each course differs greatly than what one would expect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready for a whirlwind adventure. WGU is a bit different from traditional colleges, even other online colleges. WGU is competency based, and the university does not operate on the traditional A, B, C, D, and F model but solely on a PASS/FAIL model. Instead of teachers there are Mentors and your personal academic adviser (Mentor) has a weekly call with you. I love WGU for everything it stands for.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors is a great place to study. The way the University operates is different from traditional school but it makes college life so much easier while trying to raise a family and work. I love WGU and can't wait to dive into more in-depth courses.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working adults

    Bang for the buck

    Flat tuition fees!

    What to do for fun

    Join FB group for WGU

    Dorm Life

    NA. Taking tests in your PJs? where else can you do that?

    Academic Rigor

    There are no set dates for tests. You decide it on your own which can slow down your progress if you are distracted. On the other hand the syllabus is designed by industry experts as per current industry trends which makes it tough and fun

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like studying on your own at home and can sacrifice the campus fun WGU is a great option. Their syllabus is according to industry standards. However, if you lack self discipline and self motivation think twice.

    In three sentences

    Enrolling at WGU is like a dream come true! Absolutely No nonsense straight fees structure and awesome support from mentors. Great for working adults.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    WGU is online so there are no issues with safety. The online program is secure and accessible from anywhere.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life with WGU.

    Clubs and Activities

    WGU school of education has clubs and organizations for teaching students.

    Great for these types of students

    People who work well online. Previous college students. Students who can work independantl

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of yet. WGU does have some great things students can be apart of.

    Bang for the buck

    Most people say, you get what you pay for and they think if its less expensive than the quality isn't that great but WGU has far surpassed my expectations and I have attended three other colleges. in this case you get more than you pay for!

    What to do for fun

    Local students meet up! WGU students are all over the US and students have organized groups that get togethr and have events. WGU also hosts events in each state.

    Food and Dining

    Everything is online so food and dining isn't an issue.

    Dorm Life

    WGU is all on line so there is no dorm. I work well on line but some days I do wish i had people to connect with.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic program is comprehensive and you do have to devote a significant amount of time in order to stay on track but your mentors can work with you on creating an individual plan to keep you motivated and working towards your goals. The resources available in each course are excellent and offer a wide range of learning styles such as videos, interactive Skills soft courses, audio text, downloadable e-texts and audio for studying etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in contact with your mentor every week. You need to be comfortable working on your own but also be willing to call for help when you need it. It is important to stay on track with your course of study in order to graduate on time. Participating in webinars is also a good idea because you get additional information on course work and a chance to talk with the mentors.

    In three sentences

    WGU is affordable for all students. The course mentors are excellent resources for information and to keep you on track. The program is competency based so I don't feel like I'm wasting time taking classes that are irrelevant.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You are in the safety of your own home.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many versatile clubs available.

    What to do for fun

    Making your own schedule is fun. Free time is fun. At WGU you set your own schedule.

    Food and Dining

    When attending online, food and dining is not included.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life, your dorm is your home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your school work and make it a priority.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a great school if you're looking for a completely online education. I rate WGU a 10. If you are a non-tradtional student and would like to further your education online, Western Governors University is the school for you.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    69 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online campus

    Greek Life

    Online campus

    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated and determined students.

    Bang for the buck

    Very afforable

    What to do for fun

    Play PC games, golf, tinker with PCs.

    Food and Dining

    Online campus

    Dorm Life

    Online campus

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of resources and tools for studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set aside the necessary time and have planned study sessions.

    In three sentences

    Good solid education. Must be selfmotivated and determined to complete your degree. Ability to work full-time and complete the degree of my dreams.

  • 10/31/2013

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

    70 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    great tools for the student and most importantly the service is great

    In three sentences

    great school for anyone who wants to complete or start a new career, this the most effective way to earn a degree in matter of months with the best quality mentors and teachers. thank you

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    71 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Kappa Delta Pi

    Great for these types of students

    Self-Learning types who have three computer screens, a lot of books, and some time at 1am to write a paper, and at 11:30am two days later and other stochastic moments.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kappa Delta Pi - International Honor Society in Education

    Bang for the buck

    6 Months, 12 Credits, GO! The rest is up to you. Go write your papers, turn them in, and revise if necessary. Stay focused. Oh, you're done early? Here's some more credits you can do before your time is up....NO EXTRA CHARGE. That IS bang for your buck. In theory, you could get your entire education in one semester there and it'll only cost you as much as 12 units. No other school offers this sort of deal.

    What to do for fun

    Get emails forwarded to your phone from taskstream saying that an assignment has been reviewed and has passed. Makes the day that much sweeter.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to write and research on your own. I am not joking. You must be fierce with your studies and prioritize your time. The work is immensely rewarding. Want a real tip? Create a good template in word, and save your documents in word (for later revisions) and pdf (for sharing so others don't tamper the work!).

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University gives self-learning individuals the tools and means to not only pass assignments and meet expectations, but excel at no added cost, and exceed expectations. WGU had all the resources and has a wonderful mentoring team in place to take you from day one to the end of your program and with a degree.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Must be dedicated, and be good with technology

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is a fraction of what a typical college would cost, and the best part is that is not for profit!

    What to do for fun

    There's a Facebook for the area you live in and are able to keep in touch with others in your program and state.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your classes and make sure they will transfer! If they don't appeal them.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a competency based online college with amazing staff and support. I believe WGU is a great college for post high school students looking to get a degree. I love WGU and have for the past year.

  • 10/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    73 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you have a full time job, children or a busy life this is perfect. No need to follow a schedule and go to class every day!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is by six month term and is a lot cheaper than other schools. The programs are 4 year programs but do not cost as much as a university.

    Food and Dining

    home cooked meals!

    Dorm Life

    Its all online so being at home is awesome :]

    Academic Rigor

    Hasnt been very hard so far. As long as you take the time to do the reading and study its not too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure that you are 100% ready and committed to do the work. It is all up to you to get it done and it is easy to put school on the back burner when no one is telling you to do it.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy being able to do the work whenever I have the time. The website and the tasks are easy to understand and follow. Assignments get graded very quickly and it is always easy to get ahold of somebody for help.

  • 10/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    74 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    WGU gives you the ability to learn to the test, and to learn deeply dependant on your goal. In addition their partnership with Skillsoft enables you to develop your hands on skills through simulations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work closely with your mentors in order to be able to study the right information to streamline your learning. I find taking the PReassessments first and only studying what you don't already know is the way to do it.

    In three sentences

    Fast, Economical and Supportive. I am able to get my degree fast and efficiently through WGU's online technology. Their hands on experience gives me the experience necessary to work in the real world.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Again, I live at home.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a schedule for yourself and STICK TO IT!

    In three sentences

    Great college for those that work full-time and need flexible schooling.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    76 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students with full time jobs, returning students, students with families, basically people who don't have the option of devoting all of their time to attending school.

    Bang for the buck

    For a flat fee, you can take 1 or 100 units.

    What to do for fun

    This is an online college, so whatever you like to do for fun at home is what you get.

    Food and Dining

    This is an online college, so this doesn't apply.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, nor do I think dorms are even available to students

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are tough, but others aren't. It all depends on what your experience is with the subject matter.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take practice exams right away, even if you don't think you are prepared. It will give you a gauge of where your understanding of the subject is, and it can save you a lot of time in the long run if you do well right off the bat.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is great for people who need flexibility in attending college. You are able to pick your class orders and decide when to take your final exams. Access to all classes is available 24/7, so schoolwork can be done virtually any time.

  • 10/21/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Heard great things but have not yet started.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    78 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated. Non-lazy. Organized, or at least on top of things. Self learners.

    Bang for the buck

    The flat rate is awesome! After you finish the required credits, you can smash any other courses into the term that you can for the same price!

    What to do for fun

    Again, as an online student, I have no idea what there is to do around the actual physical school. A quick google search should help, though.

    Food and Dining

    Again, I have no idea.

    Dorm Life

    I'm going to assume that if there were dorms that they would be adequate. As an online student I have no knowledge of dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    You get out of this school what you put into it. If you stay on top of the course work then you won't get frustrated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of the reading and don't make things more difficult than they actually are. Also, keep in good contact with mentors, they are an incredible resource.

    In three sentences

    A really excellent opportunity. The application process and financial aid department were easy to navigate. The course mentors are also extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    79 of 435

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Its an online school.

    Food and Dining

    Its an online school. No need to relocate.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough and you must be a self starter. Your mentor will help keep you motivated and on track. The experience is worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you can find time for your studies It isn't easy. Going to school online is just as hard as going to a brick and mortar school.

    In three sentences

    I love WGU. It is allowing me to further my education while still working a full time job and supporting my wife and 2 kids. I would highly recommend it!

  • 10/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am unsure of campus security. WGU is an online school. It's headquarters are in Utah, but I live in Washington State.

    Greek Life

    This school does not have a Greek life. It is an online school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are no clubs or activities that i attend at WGU. The school is strictly online. Student interaction comes from their forums and online communities.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is amazing for self-starters, motivated, working, or family-oriented students. The flexibility is perfect for all. You have to be really motivated and self-sufficient in order to succeed, however course mentors and communities are extremely helpful in keeping you on track.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU has a fixed tuition rate that includes all books, tuition, and resources you need to succeed. Along with the fixed rate, you are able to complete as many courses as you can in a 6 month term - with no additional cost to you. It's perfect for accelerated learners.

    Food and Dining

    Because WGU is an online program, I am able to eat at home when I need to save money.

    Dorm Life

    WGU does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at WGU are very challenging and are created to set you up to learn and be a part of your learning. There are several ways to prove competencies and become affluent in your courses.

  • 10/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    81 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    online school

    Greek Life

    online school

    Clubs and Activities

    Online school

    Great for these types of students

    Adult learners

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    online university

    Bang for the buck

    Lowest cost university I've have seen.

    What to do for fun

    online university

    Food and Dining

    online university

    Dorm Life

    online university

    Academic Rigor

    WGU is a very challenging online university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to take some challenging courses.

    In three sentences

    Great online school. A low cost university and I am able to learn at my own pace.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    82 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like to write and type up paper or who love APA style writing.

    Bang for the buck

    WGU is amazing and affordable, I am under 10,000.00 and I am on my last semester and will Graduate soon!

    Food and Dining

    I can go eat and drink where ever I want when ever I am an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough classes that challenge your mind as well as your knowledge base on a subject. Be ready to write.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work through as many credit as possible in the first semester. Watch your SAP score and keep moving forward.

    In three sentences

    Amazing work at your own pace school where academic knowledge isn't being counted by being in a classroom or in a seat. You aren't just a number you are a student and they know you by name. Affordable and always accessible.

  • 09/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are dedicated to there future and are ready to learn.

    Bang for the buck

    I did a lot of research before I chose WGU. They are almost half the price as other online colleges.

    What to do for fun

    Studying can take a lot out of a person so, self care is very important for the brain. I recommend skating or going for a hike.

    Food and Dining

    I cook for myself so, it's always good home cooking for me.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus since WGU is an online school. Unless you count my home as my dorm life, then I love it!

    Academic Rigor

    Being passionate about what you want to do in the future really helps with enjoying what you are studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to set time a side just for school. Email your course mentors before you start the class and introduce yourself, they have some amazing advice!

    In three sentences

    WGU is challenging and takes some self-discipline! The Mentors are there to help guide you every step of the way. I am so very glad I decided to go to WGU and not the other online colleges I was debating on!

  • 09/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    84 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is ideal for those who are self-motivated, are employed full-time, are unable to leave the home during normal class hours, or have unusual schedules. While your mentor will motivate you, there will be nobody to force you to turn assignments in on time. It will require self-motivation, maturity, and responsibility. Having said that, for a person who is truly motivated to complete school there is no better option.

    Bang for the buck

    Since you pay a flat-rate per term, at 12 CU's / Term, WGU is slightly less expensive than a local community college. If you include the fact that books and study materials are provided (included in tuition and fees), and that you can complete as many courses as you are able in a single term, WGU simply blows all other options out of the water. Not only are the study materials top of the line, but the course mentors are experts in their subject matter and always willing to help.

    Dorm Life

    WGU is an online-only university, as such there is no specific dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The theory behind WGU is that students should be able to pass a course when they are able to display competence in that subject. This ensures that students have truly mastered the skills required to be successful in a particular subject, rather than just having memorized a series of facts. Speaking for the IT program, 80% of the upper-echelon courses are linked directly to industry certifications, so studying is a serious prospect. Many professionals spend hundreds, or even thousands of dollars and months preparing to pass these exams. While students are given the best of the best of study materials, it is extremely important that the subject matter is taken seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Complete as many classes as you can, since tuition is by the term there is no charge for enrolling in extra classes. Also, take your courses seriously, just because the school is online does not mean that the courses are a breeze; many of the classes are linked with industry-specific certifications and universal exams. Don't forget to communicate with your mentor, he/she is there to guide you through your college experience and will do everything he/she can to make sure you are successful, you should also take advantage of course mentors; these people have years of industry experience and are truly experts in their respective subject matters.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University has been the best school I've attended thus far in my college experience. The mentors truly care about you, and course mentors give you the specialized expertise that you need to pass each course. Along with those benefits, enrollment in the university includes a subscription to a MASSIVE list of online libraries, study resources, and state-of-the-art tools to help you find success at your own pace.

  • 09/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    100% secure!

    Great for these types of students

    People who are limited in their mobility, as I am. People that have full time jobs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is mostly online, I am pursuing my masters degree is education, all online!

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth every penny, and the faster you finish, the cheaper it is!

    What to do for fun

    I read mostly, and study further into my major.

    Academic Rigor

    Fantastic!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to learn and get a lot of knowledge, on your own time. Have a reliable laptop, or desktop, and be sure to use your mentor to their fullest.

    In three sentences

    Great communication with student mentors. Easy to follow study plans. In depth homework and assignments.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    86 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for self modivators.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are able to learn via online courses, as this is a strictly online schoo.

    In three sentences

    This program is easy to follow. The course mentors are friendly and knowledgable. The tuition is affordable.

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    87 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Excellent education and the cost is very affordable. Money well spent on my Bachelor Degree

    What to do for fun

    Participate in the Area forums.

    Food and Dining

    Online school

    Dorm Life

    Online school

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging course work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepapred to do a lot of self study, and always ask questions. The mentors are wonderful and professional.

    In three sentences

    A very good school. They have excellent course mentors. The coursework is very challenging.

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    88 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is not Applicable.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek system at this school.

    Clubs and Activities

    WGU does offer different groups you can join. There are also a few activities that are sometimes offered. Because it is online, there are not a lot of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for the student who is working full-time or does not have the time for the traditional college class setting.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are not any unusual traditions or locations on campus as everything is done online

    What to do for fun

    Because it is online there is no campus life.

    Food and Dining

    There is no food or dining as it is an online school

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life as it is an online school

    Academic Rigor

    So far the academic courses have not been super hard, but they are time consuming. I work full time so all my studying is done at night and on weekends. I usually spend around 15 to 20 hours a week studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just go for it! The tuition price is great and the courses are manageable.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is a great place to go to school! The entrance process is great and gives prospective students very informative information on how to use the online school system. There are student and course mentors that will help you throughout your student career at WGU.

  • 09/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    89 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is an online program.

    Greek Life

    This is an online program.

    Clubs and Activities

    This is an online program.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is a great opportunity for professionals whom need more education to further their career because it is online and self-paced.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is an online program.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is a great value at approximately $6,500 a year.

    What to do for fun

    This is an online program.

    Food and Dining

    This is an online program.

    Dorm Life

    This is an online program.

    Academic Rigor

    This college is a great opportunity for professionals whom need more education to further their career because it is online and self-paced.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips are: listen to your mentor; and log in and get one thing accomplished every day.

    In three sentences

    I love this college program. I have recommended it to my closest friends and colleagues. I enjoy the self-paced program; and the mentors are excellent.

  • 09/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WGU is great for the hard working, do it yourself type students. You have to teach yourself and make yourself do the school work. There are no scheduled class times so they have to be very self-disciplined.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at WGU is flat rate which means you can take as many courses as you want to during the term and the tuition remains the same. The tuition also hasn't increased in quite a few years which most colleges can't say.

    Food and Dining

    Again, since WGU is an online university it does not have food and dining. I'm sure you can find a good local restaurant if you were hungry.

    Dorm Life

    WGU does not have a dorm since it is an online university. However, I live in an apartment and it is super simple to get my work done. You even have message boards to contact your fellow peers.

    Academic Rigor

    These classes are not your average show up and leave with homework classes. You have lessons to read but depending on the type of class you have you either take an exam or write two essays. They make it hard enough for you to think, but they help you when you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students would be to focus on your class that you are taking and try to get as many classes you can done in one term since it is flat rate tuition.

    In three sentences

    WGU is a school for anyone who is willing to put in the work. The financial aspect of the school is amazing since most of my friends are spending the same amount on one year of a university that I will in four years. I love my school and would recommend it to anyone.

  • 09/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    91 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not necessary.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Independent, motivated, mature, self-driven students who do not need a social setting to stimulate productivity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    It is non-profit, super cheap, and degrees can be achieved in less time depending on work ethic and scheduling.

    What to do for fun

    Regional activities are discussed by email. I have not attended any activities.

    Food and Dining

    None.

    Dorm Life

    NONE.

    Academic Rigor

    Since the programs are online, students are forced to work independently most of the time. In order to be successful, there is a lot of reading, writing, and performance tasks involved. The tasks can be done, but they require obtaining knowledge first. You can't just skate-by or bluff an essay. The graders really do read and provide detailed feedback. Every sentence matters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Create a schedule for yourself so you don't get behind, and stick to it, like you would in a sit-in university. Sign up for as many credits as you can handle to save money each term. Take advantage of your assigned mentor. They have answers! Know that you are not alone - there are people you can call!

    In three sentences

    The university is non-profit which makes it affordable for students. The university allows students to work at their own pace which enables students to accelerate their program of study. The university is an online experience, but mentors are quick to respond to student needs.

  • 09/09/2013

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

    92 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    NA- What ever my family and I cook is pretty good most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    NA- I live at home

    Academic Rigor

    Not able to evaluate this at this time.

    Tips for prospective students

    I believe this program will be well suited to nurses who enjoy learning and want to further their education but do not need the social interaction of a campus. If you are prepared to spend a month getting transcripts sent and can devote 15-20 hours on this program any nurse with 5-10 years of experience should be very successful.

    In three sentences

    I really like the idea of competency based learning and that is offered at WGU. The Nursing programs they offer suite my needs. They have been very forthcoming with information, expectations and planning my entrance into their ADN to BSN program.

  • 09/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ONLINE SCHOOL

    Greek Life

    I AM ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA TAU BETA SIGMA

    Clubs and Activities

    I DO RACES FOR THE CURE ANNUALLY (KOMEN) WALK FOR AUTISM LOCALLY

    Great for these types of students

    SELF MOTIVATATED HAVE A CAREER PARENTS WORKING PEOPLE SELF DIRECTED ENJOY USING THE COMPUTER AND TALKING ON THE PHONE WITH YOUR MENTOR : )

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    THRERE IS A WONDERFUL ONLINE COMMUNITY AND WARDROBE THAT STUDENTS MAY PURCHASE AS IF THEY WERE ON ANY TRADTIONAL CAMPUS.

    Bang for the buck

    I AM STUDYING TO BECOME A SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR. I HAVE SERVED SPECIAL EDUCATION POPULATIONS FOR 10 YEARS AND LOVE IT. WGU IS HELPING ME TO ACHIEVE MY DREAM IN PREPRATION TO SIT FOR MY FLORIDA LEADERSHIP EXAMINATION! SUPER EXCITED ABOUT MY FUTURE.

    What to do for fun

    I play my instruments (clarinet and flute), teach my children music, and cook with my family.

    Food and Dining

    I cook for my family.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus. I am a mother of 2 young children. Online.

    Academic Rigor

    Not a cake walk but with organization and support achievable!

    Tips for prospective students

    Organize yourself Print your assignments Create a schedule for yourself to stay on task Do Become Create Win Achieve Believe in Youself!

    In three sentences

    WGU is Very Supportive in Personal Learning Goals and Needs. WGU is Affordable and Honest in terms of tuition collection for education. WGU is catered to goal directed individuals and make every effort to help their students achieve their dreams even when they get off track!

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    94 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Western Governors University is probably the cheapest college you can get a Bachelor's degree at.

    What to do for fun

    This school is made for people who need to get done with school quickly

    Food and Dining

    Online school

    Dorm Life

    Its an only school so no having to deal with other students

    Academic Rigor

    Western Governors so far has been very simple. the classes have been straight forward.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should always go to your local community college first if you can.

    In three sentences

    By going to Western Governors University I will be able to finish college on my own time. At Western Governors you take it one class at a time which helps school not be as stressful. So far the mentors have been a great help.

  • 09/07/2013

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

    95 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is an online course. You never have to go to any campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is an online course. However, they do offer networking with other students.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students that are self starters and able to work and learn independently.

    Bang for the buck

    They are in the fore front of lowest tuition for online colleges.

    Food and Dining

    It is an online course.

    Dorm Life

    It is an online course.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are planned out for you. You take one course at a time and are able to complete it and move on at your own pace. You can get finished quicker than what is projected if you want to.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending this school, be sure that you allow yourself enough time to complete the application and intake interviews before the deadline. Otherwise you get pushed back to the following month.

    In three sentences

    They are easily accessible online. They conduct thorough interviews. They keep you updated on your progression.

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    96 of 435

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The Community chat rooms are engaging and helpful for your tasks as well.

    Food and Dining

    No cafeteria as this is an Online college.

    Dorm Life

    No dooms... this is an online college.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor is amazing. This is seriously the first college I have ever attended where I have actually learned something!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be a good time manager. You pay a set fee every 6 months and then you get as much done in that time as you possible an get done. The more you accomplish the better spent your money is.

    In three sentences

    I love the mentors at this college. They really care about my success! Registering was a breeze! I can work on my own schedule! I am learning so much it is truly amazing!

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working older people (30 years and up). People who want to go at their own pace

    Bang for the buck

    One of the more affordable schools with an impressive accreditation.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Commit to it, it is a easy to follow and there are mentor with you every step of the way.

    In three sentences

    Very easy to follow class scheduling. Mentors are with you every step of the way. Affordable tuition.

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    98 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    You get what you've paid for.

    What to do for fun

    Non-profit work.

    Academic Rigor

    The taskstream they use is very one dimensional. No room for extra interpretation of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Need to be ready to work as an independent student.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    99 of 435

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Online school

    Food and Dining

    Online school

    Dorm Life

    Online school

    Tips for prospective students

    Get on the material quickly and do not procrastinate the tests, you can complete more than you think.

    In three sentences

    WGU allows me to learn at my own pace. They are very flexible with my schedule and enable me to complete my studies while deployed. They have been very supportive of my completion of their degree plan.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    100 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This is a great school you get a lot of help I was able to finish a class in a week.

    Dorm Life

    online college

    Tips for prospective students

    Cost of attendance is low you can finish faster

    In three sentences

    WGU is one of the best online colleges I have seen and attend. Their cost to attend is very low comparing to other colleges in Texas. I like the idea that you can take more than four classes in a semester without paying more, you just pay for semester and take as many classes as you can to advance your degree.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    101 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    unknown

    Greek Life

    unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    unknown

    Great for these types of students

    Students that have kids and a regular life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online campus

    What to do for fun

    unknown

    Food and Dining

    unknown

    Dorm Life

    unknown

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider what degree you are taking up if it's education, it is the best online education program out there. Along with the cheapest tuition.

    In three sentences

    Western Governor has a great education program. They have staff there that is available when you need them. They strive to make their students successful.

  • 08/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    102 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is not applicable; WGU is an online school.

    Greek Life

    This is not applicable; WGU is an online school.

    Clubs and Activities

    This is not applicable; WGU is an online school.

    Great for these types of students

    None. Avoid.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is not applicable; WGU is an online school.

    Bang for the buck

    Inexpensive compared to other schools? Yes. Are you receiving any value for the money you do spend? No, none whatsoever.

    What to do for fun

    This is not applicable; WGU is an online school.

    Food and Dining

    This is not applicable; WGU is an online school.

    Dorm Life

    This is not applicable; WGU is an online school.

    Academic Rigor

    As I said in my 'tips', there is no academic value to WGU's programs. You will do the arbitrary 'tasks' that are required, jump through those hoops set for you, and then receive a Pass. No learning will take place, nor is it demanded of you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for a school where you will receive a real education from actual Professors; WGU does _not_ offer this, although their website may mislead you into believing they do. The mentor relationship is farcical; phone calls are required, essentially so WGU can maintain is accreditation, but they offer no valid academic or other help / purpose. Yes, WGU is less expensive then a lot of other schools; however, you are truly getting _nothing_ for your money. The 'tasks' they require you to complete are just a series of hoops to jump through ~ there is no academic value to them. You will not receive a real grade that will be meaningful on a transcript, only a 'Pass / Fail.' I can't emphasize enough how strongly I would discourage anyone from enrolling here. Please, save yourself the time, energy, money and frustration and go to a 'real' school instead.

    In three sentences

    This school only exists to offer a 'rubber-stamp' degree - if you value the education you'll receive in college, GO ELSEWHERE! WGU is a waste of time, money and effort.

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    103 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    everything is online or you meet at respective towns.

    Great for these types of students

    Non traditional (you can work full time and take 1 class at time but still take 12 hours in 6 month semester) ADD/ADHD (You take 1 class at a time!!!)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not aware of any

    Bang for the buck

    MOST DEFINATELY!!! WGU accepts financial aid as well as other forms of payment. My classes were right under $3,000 per semester. ALL my books are online so NO ADDITIONAL COST! **** AND **** You are required to take a minimum of 12 hours (just as any traditional full time student) but if you complete the hours, you can choose to take additional chasses during that same semester at NO EXTRA CHARGE!!! How AMAZING is that??!! I do not know if other universities do that but as a single mom with a child in college, I just think that is A M A Z I N G!!!!

    What to do for fun

    Well, you get to have a life...work full time and everything else you did. Since everything is online, you fit around your schedule.

    Dorm Life

    NO DORMS!!! ALL ONLINE!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor...hmmm, this is not so easy to answer. WGU is competency based. Thus far, I am kicking myself for not finding this sooner!! I put 4 stars because I don't really understand the question. To me stars mean 'Great'... the more stars, the more satisfied you are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Listen to your mentor! At 46, you think you know enough to get by...well they have tip that when I actually listen, help me complete the course quicker.

    In three sentences

    Is there an 'love, Love, LOVE IT' button?? As a 45 yr old single mom returning to college at the same time as my 19 year old while I work full time and battle severe ADHD...I never thought a year ago I would be fulfilling a lifetime goal! I take one class at a time, as traditional students in traditional colleges take average of 4 classes, splitting their study time, My son is thinking of transferring ;)

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    104 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It has a super affordable rate

    Food and Dining

    You get your food you love, its online so you can always eat where you want

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life here, its online

    Academic Rigor

    It is self passed, so it can be intensive

    Tips for prospective students

    Get past the Education Without Boundaries portion and you are home free.

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is the best Graduate Degree program available. They offer flexible class schedules and even let you accelerate your degree if you have the time.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    105 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are educational groups and online communities available.

    Great for these types of students

    Older adults, parents of young children, returning students, career transitioners.

    Bang for the buck

    Because it's a non-profit, the tuition is very affordable. You pay for time, not the classes you take. That can be bad if you don't complete or pass our classes, but really it is a great thing because you can take as many classes as you want in a term and not pay any extra. If you are motivated you can obtain your degree for a more than reasonable financial investment.

    What to do for fun

    Don't attend on campus

    Food and Dining

    Again, I don't attend school at a campus.

    Dorm Life

    It's an online school - I live in a different state.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be difficult because you work very independently. The assessments can be difficult but it is an interesting and engaging approach to learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to stay organized, and have a written study plan/schedule.

    In three sentences

    This school has been the biggest blessing for me. I've been able to stay home with my young children while still pursuing my goals. I can work around my family's schedule without worrying about class times!

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    106 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your life experiences will depend on how difficult classwork is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up even when tasks seem impossible to complete. Never underestimated the power of course mentors and what they can do to help get through your coursework!

    In three sentences

    WGU I have found is to be not only economic, but built around personal life style. Affordable and accredited this school is nationally known and is becoming one of the most popular online colleges in the USA.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    107 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for working students, or stay at home moms. ANyone that doesnt have the time to adhere to a strict schedule of when you can go to class and study.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is amazing because you can complete as many of your classes as you want. Semesters are every six months and you can start at the beginning of any month. You are not limited to getting everything done by a certain month or having to wait a whole semester before you can start. In the six months you can complete as many classes as you can complete for the same amount, no extra tuition for taking more than 12 credits.

    Food and Dining

    This doesnt really matter either. You go to school where ever you want so you can travel or stay where you are. So basically anything you want to have you have.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms its all online so you live where you want. This is not hard to do as the tuition is so inexpensive. It also helps if you live with you parents or a room mate because of all the money you save.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard but definately worth it. Mentors help alot. Lots of resources to find everything you possibly need to know.

    In three sentences

    They are a wonderful school. Very easy to navigate the student portal and assigned mentors make it very easy to stay on track and push yourself further. This is a wonderful choice for those that can't attendand and actual sit in college.

  • 08/21/2013

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

    108 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working students

    Academic Rigor

    This will be a difficult course of study, but well worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard. Budget your time effectively.

    In three sentences

    I like that it is online. They are very helpful to new students. I am excited to start my classes.

  • 08/19/2013

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

    109 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Doesn't apply

    Greek Life

    Doesn't apply

    Clubs and Activities

    Doesn't apply

    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated; driven

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Doesn't apply

    Bang for the buck

    Because I can graduate quickly if I choose, the bang for the buck is great. If I choose to take as long as the program suggests it can take, I believe it would be more expensive than one of the Universities around my home.

    What to do for fun

    Doesn't apply

    Food and Dining

    Doesn't apply

    Dorm Life

    Doesn't apply

    Academic Rigor

    It's up to you to choose how rigorous you want your program to be. That's what I like most about this school. For me, I am an older student so I want to get done faster than a traditional school will allow.

    Tips for prospective students

    Instead of taking courses to meet your prerequisites, make sure to get a list of tests or online courses you can take instead. Straighterline.com is an excellent place to take courses for pre requisite requirements. It's all online and very low cost. If you can get them done in a month you save the most money. Have your FAFSA filed before you start the process. It will speed everything up. Have your transcripts, if any, ready to send or sent.

    In three sentences

    I'm a college graduate returning for a masters program; the registration process ended up taking a year because I was short 3 pre-requisites Once I met the prerequisites, the speed to get registered was great; a month or less. I'm looking forward to being able to complete my program in a short time frame because I'll be able to go at an accelerated pace.

  • 08/17/2013

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

    110 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 08/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    111 of 435

    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!

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    112 of 435

    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.

  • 08/14/2013

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

    113 of 435

    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.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    114 of 435

    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.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    115 of 435

    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 !

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    116 of 435

    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!

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    117 of 435

    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!

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    118 of 435

    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!

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    119 of 435

    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.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    120 of 435

    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.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    121 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 07/27/2013

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

    122 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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!

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    123 of 435

    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!

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    124 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 07/11/2013

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

    125 of 435

    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!

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    126 of 435

    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.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    127 of 435

    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.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    128 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    129 of 435

    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.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    130 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    131 of 435

    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.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    132 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    133 of 435

    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.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    134 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    135 of 435

    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.

  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    136 of 435

    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.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    137 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    138 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    139 of 435

    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.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    140 of 435

    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!

  • 06/09/2013

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

    141 of 435

    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.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    142 of 435

    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.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    143 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Study

    In three sentences

    Western Governors University is the best school online for a working, or at parent.

  • 06/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    144 of 435

    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.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    145 of 435

    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.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    146 of 435

    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.

    147 of 435

    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 current student here.

    148 of 435

    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.

  • 05/27/2013

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

    149 of 435

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    WGU has Excellent curricular, and I can finish with my pace.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    150 of 435

    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.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    151 of 435

    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.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    152 of 435

    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.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    153 of 435

    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.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    154 of 435

    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.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    155 of 435

    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!!

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    156 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    157 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    158 of 435

    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

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    159 of 435

    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.

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    160 of 435

    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.

  • 05/01/2013

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

    161 of 435

    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

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    162 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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!

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    163 of 435

    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.

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    164 of 435

    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!

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    165 of 435

    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.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    166 of 435

    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.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    167 of 435

    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.

  • 04/09/2013

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

    168 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    169 of 435

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I would rate them as good in classes given, moderate in supplies given for the classes.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    170 of 435

    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.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    171 of 435

    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.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    172 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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!

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    174 of 435

    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.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    175 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    176 of 435

    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.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    177 of 435

    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.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    178 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    179 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    180 of 435

    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!

  • 03/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    181 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    182 of 435

    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.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    183 of 435

    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.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    184 of 435

    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.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    185 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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!

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    186 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    187 of 435

    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.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    188 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    189 of 435

    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.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    190 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    191 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 02/20/2013

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

    192 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

    193 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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!

  • 02/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    194 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    195 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    196 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    197 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    198 of 435

    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

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    199 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    200 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    201 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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!

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    202 of 435

    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!

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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!

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    204 of 435

    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!

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    205 of 435

    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.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    206 of 435

    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.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    207 of 435

    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.

  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    208 of 435

    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.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    209 of 435

    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.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    210 of 435

    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.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    211 of 435

    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.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    212 of 435

    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.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    213 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    214 of 435

    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.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    215 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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!

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    216 of 435

    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!

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    217 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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!

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    218 of 435

    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.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    219 of 435

    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.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    220 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    221 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    222 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    223 of 435

    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.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    224 of 435

    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.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    225 of 435

    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.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    226 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    227 of 435

    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.

    228 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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!

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    229 of 435

    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!

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 230 of 435

    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.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    232 of 435

    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.

  • 12/28/2012

    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.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    234 of 435

    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

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    235 of 435

    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.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    236 of 435

    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.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    237 of 435

    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.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    238 of 435

    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.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    239 of 435

    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.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    240 of 435

    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.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    241 of 435

    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.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    242 of 435

    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.

  • 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.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    244 of 435

    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.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    245 of 435

    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.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    246 of 435

    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.

  • 11/18/2012

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

    247 of 435

    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

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    248 of 435

    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.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    249 of 435

    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.

  • 11/16/2012

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

    250 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    251 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    252 of 435

    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.

  • 11/14/2012

    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.

  • 11/13/2012

    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.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    255 of 435

    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.

  • 11/12/2012

    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.

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    257 of 435

    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.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    259 of 435

    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    260 of 435

    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.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    261 of 435

    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.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    262 of 435

    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.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    263 of 435

    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.

  • 11/01/2012

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

    264 of 435

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

    265 of 435

    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.

  • 10/28/2012

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

    266 of 435

    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.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    267 of 435

    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.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    268 of 435

    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.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    269 of 435

    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.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    270 of 435

    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

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    271 of 435

    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!

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    272 of 435

    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.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    273 of 435

    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.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    274 of 435

    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.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    275 of 435

    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.

  • 10/13/2012

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

    276 of 435

    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.

  • 10/13/2012

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

    277 of 435

    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.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    278 of 435

    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.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    279 of 435

    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.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    280 of 435

    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!

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    281 of 435

    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.

    282 of 435

    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.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    283 of 435

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    no food online school

    Academic Rigor

    Hard but worthwhile

    In three sentences

    A great school with amazing staff.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    284 of 435

    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!

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    285 of 435

    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.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    286 of 435

    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.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    287 of 435

    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.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    288 of 435

    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.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    289 of 435

    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.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    290 of 435

    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.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    291 of 435

    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.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    292 of 435

    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.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    293 of 435

    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.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 09/24/2012

    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.

  • 09/23/2012

    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.

  • 09/22/2012

    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.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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
    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.

  • 09/20/2012

    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.

  • 09/19/2012

    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.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Western Governors University is great for 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.

  • 09/17/2012

    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.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 09/16/2012

    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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    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!

  • 09/15/2012

    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.

  • 09/13/2012

    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.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 09/08/2012

    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

    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.

  • 09/07/2012

    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 ap