Attended: July 2014 to December 2017, MSE graduated with distinction. The one course a month model allowed me to do one course for a month, then take one month off. Hence, the longer time it took me to graduate. The advisors guiding me were great and... Read More even assisted in getting me to right folks in financial aid. Tuition a little higher than other programs, but worth it under the one course a month model. Online course layout was easy to use, but they changed it during my last year, made things more tedious. I enjoyed my internship experience, much flexibility in having the choice on where I sought to be placed. This mirrored the overall program that put the student to have control in tailoring oneself to courses best suited for the student and their needs. Course layout very logical and the discussions helped as did the weekly lecture. The texts used were also very practical and provided valuable direct and applicable information. I am proud to be an NU alumnus that graduated with distinction, because the program was setup and sequenced in a way that was logical. Library staff and items mailed through their e-request system was amazingly simple, quick and efficient. It made doing research easy as I required many physical items. Their Inter-Library-Loan system the best I ever used out of all university libraries I dealt with in undergrad career. Outstanding University, that I shall be forever proud to be an alumnus of.
Unlike some reviewers, I had mostly positive experiences with my professors. There was only one professor who was disappointing, and midway in the semester she was let go and replaced. I completed my bachelor's degree at NU years before enrolling in the... Read More Master's program. Most of my courses were classroom for the bachelor's program, and I completed the last few online because I relocated. I actually found the in person courses much more satisfying than online. The professors were very encouraging. Unfortunately, the master's degree did not help to advance my career, and I wish I had chosen a different major. Despite this, I believe that the quality of teaching is commendable, and I grew as a person.
I was utterly surprised to see so many negative reviews for NU. This past week, I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology through NU. I graduated in the exact time frame that my academic advisor told me I would. The online structure of the class is... Read More truly what you make of it. You must be dilligent and able to manage your time accordingly. All of my instructors were more than knowledgable, and they posted several links/articles/videos to further their students' academic knowledge, however, it was up to the student to watch/read those assignments. One of my professors was even a published author, and had written 7 novels. Additionally, a handful of my instructors also had their PhD, I'm not sure what more you could ask for in an instructor. Furthermore, my experience with financial aid has been fine. But, as the student and as an adult, you need to do your due-dilligence. I called the financial aid department once a month just to check in and make sure I wasn't missing anything. Often times, they would fill me in on valuable information. It is not up to them to reach out to you as I'm sure they have hundreds of thousands of students filing for financial aid. Since my experience with Nu was so smooth, I decided to pursue my edcuation further and begin my Masters program in Educational Counseling. I can only hope this next journey is as smooth sailing as the previous. I would, and have already, recommended NU to several people.