Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs
3.19 Average Rating

Angela from Colorado Springs, CO

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
The advisers are great. The classes are challenging. Students are engaged.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you check out the chats.
Academic Rigor
Very challenging
What to do for fun
Virtual campus
Bang for the buck
It's a great way to get an education without having to change your whole life around to attend.
Great for these types of students
busy lifestyle
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DIANA from Traverse City, MI

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
A nice alternative to brick and mortar. As to anything in life, it has its good points and its not so good points. No education is cheap. Don't expect this one to be either, unless you qualify for grants.
Tips for prospective students
If you have little initiative, don't bother applying. This is a fast paced environment, and keeping up with assignments is necessary. Don't procrastinate. The pain-to-benefit level just isn't worth it. You can still take 1 class at a time and be full time, as long as you are taking a full year worth of classes. Even though they push for the 2 classes at a time, and I did that for a year, it got stressful as I have a job, a house and 2 adult disabled children who need support. Be realistic about what you can handle so you don't end up having to take a class over again. I'm old school, and this new learning style is based on the spiral theory. A lot of theory is introduced and scenarios to work with, but some classes just are not done justice in 5-1/2 weeks unless you already know the material.
Academic Rigor
I have, for the most part, done well. It is challenging, and I am a good book-learner. Pay particular attention to the assignment wording. If you have questions, ask. I have 3 classes left before I graduate with my BSBA-healthcare management degree. Expect a lot of variation in the chat content from each teacher. I've had good instructors who enjoyed teaching and it showed, and I have had ones who were just doing their time. I have also had teachers leave mid term. They were always replaced by another, but it was disruptive and their role ended up being mostly to grade papers. Bottom line is you get out of it what you put into it. Just be sure to review your due dates from one semester to the next - they could change in sequence if the University so deems appropriate. Keep an eye out for late policy changes too.
What to do for fun
Whatever you do, make sure you get out of the house a little more if you are in the online environment. It helps with the stress.
Bang for the buck
I've looked at other 4-year brick and mortar Universities in my state and the prices are comparable per credit hour, but the brick and mortar prices weren't including books and lab fees, which are included in online pricing. Yes, sometimes there are issues with the posting of assignments, but not as often as a posting on here that I read indicated. They have worked out the bugs.
Great for these types of students
Focused. Only those who can persevere will be successful. Organized. Self-motivation is a must. If you crave interaction with human beings, not the place for you. Time management skills a must (I'm still working on that :) ) Deadline oriented.
Clubs and Activities
There are on-line groups and learning weminars. Never really participated much - too busy with school and my life.
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Victoria from Lithonia, GA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Excellent School , Easy Work , Great Professors And Great Resources If You Need Extra Help
Tips for prospective students
Always Do Your Work Regardless If It's Right Or Wrong , Don't Be Afraid To Ask For Help . Perfect Practice Makes Perfect . Remember With Hard Work And Dedication Anything Is Possible
Academic Rigor
Highest University With The Greatest Academic
What to do for fun
Join Lots Of Clubs
Great for these types of students
Criminal Justices Major's , Medical Majors , Business Majors , Etc
Clubs and Activities
Beta , American Government , Social Club , Arts Club , Music Technology Club
Campus Safety
Excellent
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Bela from Cleveland, TN

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
CTU is extremely convenient with all classes taken at home, online. The professors are very knowledgable and available for regularly scheduled chat sessions, plus can be contacted at any time with any questions or concerns. The class format is based on how you will use the information in the real world and is more focused on projects and career-based application, versus tests and memorization of concepts & theories.
Tips for prospective students
Create time for the classes, the same way you would if attending classes on campus. Keep a planner/date book with all of your assignments listed. Stay in contact with your professor and network with peers.
Academic Rigor
Each assignment is checked using an application that compares it to various books, websites, and previously submitted papers by other students to verify academic integrity. The courses and learning are at an accelerated pace, but the format allows you to work through it and not feel rushed.
What to do for fun
CTU offers clubs and organizations to network with other students, make friends, and learn new things. They also have chats and lectures that you can attend each day, to learn something new, further enhance your skills, and free online tutoring and mentoring are available.
Bang for the buck
The cost of the programs is similar to what you'll pay at most 4-year universities, though you'll graduate much sooner with the accelerated studies.
Great for these types of students
CTU Online is excellent for those that work full-time, live in areas where a commute to a campus would be too costly or time-consuming, and especially great for stay-at-home parents.
Clubs and Activities
Lots of various clubs and activities are offered in their Virtual Commons.
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Francisco from Cathedral City, CA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
CTU has brought to my career new and advanced computer knowledge such as grid and cluster computer. CTU offers a variety of learning tools that help students get the most of important topics. CTU is the best University.
Tips for prospective students
CTU has good professor; they are always willing to answer your questions and clarify your concerns. Besides, students counselors are friendly and helpful and give advise as to which major you might take.
Academic Rigor
CTU professors have their own policy. Sometimes is strict and others flexible. But, as long as you keep up with reading and assignments, there should no be problems at all.
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Sharon from Scottsboro, AL

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Curriculum is outstanding and matches any other courses from other colleges I researched.
Online interactive live chats, discussion boards and email always available and professors answer in a timely manner.
Real world scenarios classroom material which help a person understand today's technology and workforce.
Tips for prospective students
I have checked out other colleges online but they did not offer a classroom setting like this the classes offered sent me the information on my assignment and there was no interaction with a professor or other classmates. I enjoy Colorado Technical University online because I am able to collaborate with other students and my professor. If I wanted to take a course and mail the information into a professor I never see or interact with I would get a mail order school program.
Academic Rigor
I live at home and use my computer to enter a virtual classroom and have access to all my materials in the form of e-books and online discussion boards and M.U.S.E. materials, and also a live chat session twice a week if I have any questions where the professor discusses the assignment and explains how she or he prefers the work to be done.
Dorm Life
I am able to work on assignments and access archived chats and interactive material 24/7 except when they are performing maintenance on the site. No dorm, I work from the comfort of my own home with less distractions.
Food and Dining
I eat where I study no worries.
What to do for fun
I enjoy life and can work around my schedule to ensure my home life and other activities are not affected.
Bang for the buck
I love Colorado Technical University Online and the students and faculty are great and offer a diverse community to learn from different backgrounds and cultures that I may not get if I were in a traditional classroom setting.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I am not a traditional student so this does not apply to me but the interactions I have had with other students on the online campus some do both online and traditional classroom and they love it. It offers more versatility to their home and work life.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who wishes to earn a degree from people who care about your education and want to see you succeed I would recommend this college.
Clubs and Activities
I do not belong to any clubs or extra curricular activities yet but am looking forward to joining some int he future. I hear they are great and am excited to find out.
Greek Life
I am not sure what this is so I will leave it alone.
Campus Safety
You can read the information on their website when you check out the curriculum and what the school has to offer and as far as i can tell they offer the same security as any other traditional college.
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Kathy from Anchorage, AK

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
The program is set up to challenge! While I may be comfortable in one class, I am challenged in another! The learning at this school is ALWAYS happening, and you are always pushing yourself a bit further.
Am enjoying being here
I am enjoying Colorado Technical University Online because I am a mother of four; three still at home, although only one is in high school...working two jobs, going to school and feeling success.
Bang for the buck
CTU Online really does push one's comfort zone, developes skill, and is all that I was hoping for.
Tips for prospective students
My tips for future students is to read all instructions. Listen to all live chats. And allow yourself eight to ten hours for each class per week to succeed with grades in the A category.
Great for these types of students
Students who are busy with things such as two jobs, teenagers, and school.
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Warren from Silver Springs, NV

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
colorado technical university has, thus far, shown me that not only is getting my degree possible but, i have great career opportunities head of me after graduation. i rate them at 10 so far. they have been helpful in every areas that i have needed assistance and offer many perks that, as far as i know, are not offered at other online colleges.
Tips for prospective students
there are many student support groups available to students of ctu. be sure to check them out and before your actual start date, once you have campus access, take as many free labs as you can to prepare yourself for your new college classes.
Academic Rigor
the programs are fast and require you to devote time to study and activities. if you are not able to devote time everyday for classes than i am not sure you could attend any college. i think the time required is not excessive.
Dorm Life
i do not use dorms.
Food and Dining
i do not eat the food at ctu. i am an online student.
What to do for fun
for fun i enjoy skiing, reading, and playing video games.
Bang for the buck
this area i can not answer effectively as i have not prices other colleges to find the best price. when i enrolled i did, however, examine the accreditation of colleges and programs and found ctu met my needs and desires.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
i am an online student.
Great for these types of students
ctu is great for busy student that wish to have flexibility in their college experience.
Clubs and Activities
there are many student communities to join from the virtual campus.
Greek Life
i am not greek.
Campus Safety
online is as safe as it gets.
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Charlie from Fayetteville, TN

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
to be honest, colorado technical university is a great place to attend. the professors; like dr. d.l. revenaugh (arizona state alum), have world-class experience. this student is currently 2 classes from graduating with a bsba in project management - 3.93 gpa - sigma beta delta.
Tips for prospective students
expect to work very hard.
Academic Rigor
colorado technical university is a challenging and rewarding university to begin. expect to say no to family, golf, and many other things we value. many nights turn into mornings working on power points or written papers.
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Laura from Apo , AE

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
CTU is a great opportunity to earn a degree online for your intended major. I think that the professors and student advisers are very helpful and eager to help us learn. The resources that are given to us are great and very helpful when completing assignments.
Tips for prospective students
If you are planning on taking courses online become very familiar with Microsoft Office. All of our assignments are completed with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It is a great opportunity to complete college online, because you make time to complete your assignments.
Academic Rigor
Teachers are very fair with grading. They want us to be able to learn and research the information taught in each course. Teachers expect their students to go above and beyond in order to earn excellent grades.
Dorm Life
I do not live in the dorms since I am attending an online college.
Food and Dining
I do not know what the dining facilities are like since I am going to school online.
What to do for fun
CTU has many different group that you can choose from. You can join groups that relate to sports or even the new student community.
Bang for the buck
College tuition isn't cheap anymore. I think that CTU has reasonable tuition rates. They are willing to help you find scholarships and complete your FAFSA. This will help cover your expenses for college. In addition, all books and materials are included in your tuition.
Clubs and Activities
They have many clubs and activities located on campus. It is a great opportunity to get to know other people and relate to them.
Campus Safety
Even though I am completing my college online, the faculty is very good at verifying their students. They always ask us to confirm our student ID number and our mailing address.
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