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Capella University Reviews of Bachelor's in Psychology

40 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $14,148

55% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
53% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology

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Alberto Gomez

Reviewed: 10/9/2023

Degree: Psychology

My experience with Capella University has been frustrating, especially regarding charges on my account. They initially stated students have 21 days to drop a class, but later said it's before the first Friday. This inconsistency can greatly impact students. Clear and consistent communication is essential. To add to the frustration, I dropped my class on day 9, well within the initial 21-day window, but was still charged $772. This discrepancy in charges and deadlines needs addressing. Overall, I... Read More


Reviewed: 9/7/2023

Degree: Psychology

I liked the FlexPath format and how I was able to move along. My academic counselor was always helpful but like any other school, there are areas of improvement. It is a good school to attend. The curriculum offered is current and not outdated. If you go through the FlexPath format, be prepared to right and work for it. This degree helped me obtain a promotion in my job.


Reviewed: 7/2/2023

Degree: Psychology

I had an amazing experience with Capella! I completed the flexpath general psychology bachelors program. I transferred in with an associates degree. I was able to complete my degree in 3 months! I am so grateful for Capella. I really enjoyed my classes and all of my professors were amazing! The assignments were mainly all essays, but the professors provided rubrics! It’s crazy to think that I was able to accomplish a goal that I’ve been struggling with. The competency based model is perfect for anyone... Read More

Madison Sullivan

Reviewed: 8/26/2021

Degree: Psychology

For starters, the financial aid department, any customer service and professors are extremely difficult to get ahold of. Then, when trying to transfer, they pulled my financial aid and left me with over $1,000 to pay out of pocket before they would release my transcript. So now, I can’t enroll in another school until that debt is paid even though the entirety of my education there has been on loans. The professors are not helpful or communicative. This school is truly a joke.

Alexa Hinojosa

Reviewed: 8/13/2020

Degree: Psychology

Capella keep advertising itself on Facebook saying that it's a good school. It is a god school however there are some things you need to know before you attend. First they do not grade on the weekends. So if you finish a class on Thursday or Friday you have to wait until Monday to get your grade. If you have a question that you need to ask the teacher in order to finish your assessments you have to wait 48 hours for them to return the email. All teachers have 2 business days to grade your paper.... Read More

Grace Holcombe Preuett

Reviewed: 5/15/2019

Degree: Psychology

I was in a lost place of my life when I came to a realization that if I wanted better, I needed to bite the bullet and go to college. So here I am now 26 years old and in my third year of Capella about to graduate. I love this school and would recommend it to EVERYONE! Yes, there are certain things that people would rate poorly but overall I never had a major concern or situation that contacting the school could not fix. I am a proud Capella Student.


Reviewed: 4/10/2019

Degree: Psychology

I have been a FlexPath student pursuing a General Psychology Bachelor's Degree since June 2017. I have encountered several problems with the Capella online learning format over the last two years. First, the online bookstore has always failed to release the books that were pre-loaded into my shopping cart. There is a small window to check out and/or purchase your books, however, the system has never given me the capability to actually check out/purchase books. During the two years that I have attended... Read More


Reviewed: 4/8/2019

Degree: Psychology

This college screwed me big time. I've been working on getting my financial aid awarded for over 5 Months and so far all they do is ask for the exact same information in a different format. It is absolutely ridiculous. I finally asked for a manager as I was about to be dropped from spring semester and they said everything was taken care of and my award would be there soon and instead they asked for more info and dropped me anyway. I will not be finishing my degree with this school and I recommend... Read More


Reviewed: 10/24/2018

Degree: Psychology

I was taking the flexpath online. My very first "instructor" graded my second paper informing me it did not meet the paper criteria and needed to be redone. I rewrote my paper, only leaving my introduction the same. My paper went from a 4 page paper to an 8 page paper. My instructor evaluated my paper and gave me feedback with another students name stating there were no changes to my paper so she would not change my grade. I reached out to my adviser to ask for assistance with this matter and they... Read More

Kim Dane

Reviewed: 9/23/2018

Degree: Psychology

I was a transfer student from a New York State university and most of my credits were transferable. I chose the FlexPath Program which would allow me to complete my degree program faster. I completed the program in 20 months and then went on to pursue my Master of Science Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. The Capella FlexPath program allows me to take as many courses as I can complete in a 12 week billing session. It did take some getting used to as all of my previous on-line courses... Read More


Reviewed: 6/30/2018

Degree: Psychology

Now that I have my transcripts and my diploma has been mailed out my honest review of Capella University is going to be 2.5 stars out of 5. The reason for this being that they failed to take great care in explaining the differences between class formats as well as the academic and financial impacts of both. I was kicked out of classes multiple times due to their failure to explain billing sessions is fine detail. This process was explained in general terms and rushed. In addition, the school fails... Read More

Dera Lewis

Reviewed: 4/11/2018

Degree: Psychology

I am currently enrolled with this school and have been attending since January 2017. Since starting at Capella I have many stumbling blocks that have caused me to drop or fail a few classes. Each and every time I have stumbled, Capella has picked me up, dusted me off and sent me right back down the right path. As a working nurse with 40+ hours spent at my office weekly, I would not have been able to attend a local school. Capella make it so easy to continue working and spending time with my family,... Read More

Colleen Olsen

Reviewed: 2/12/2018

Degree: Psychology

Very good online program and Capella University is a highly acclaimed accredited university. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there; I completed my BS degree there after being absent from any type of school for 30 years. Their staff and online application made it extremely easy for me to succeed. I earned my BS degree with a 4.0

Avoid FlexPath

Reviewed: 2/4/2018

Degree: Psychology

The thought put behind FlexPath is great. The instructors they have are the worst of any school online. They have no oversight of the instructors and the instructors do not follow the proceedures set forth by the university. There is no way for students to have a voice or appeal grades by the instructors. The instructors have a grade sheet to go by and they choose not to follow it and make you do three times the work for no reason other than they need to feel superior. Most of the instructors tend... Read More

Timothy Mink

Reviewed: 11/29/2017

Degree: Psychology

Capella provided an amazing online experience where the instructors were helpful and willing to answer any questions I had throughout the duration of my degree. I was able to graduate with honors in 2016 and currently work in the field of substance abuse counseling. I have used many of the skills I learned at Capella in the work force such as time management, critical thinking and writing. I love to write and I was able to hone this skills through the various tutoring opportunities that Capella provides... Read More

Disappointed graduate

Reviewed: 10/14/2017

Degree: Psychology

I have a high gpa because I worked very hard and put in way too much time. The classes here were comparatively much harder than going to a regular college. You are penalized for the online convenience. There is virtually no teaching. You are on your own. Be warned if you want to be a student. If you want to "teach" and need a job with little to no work, this is the place for you.

disgruntled FP learner

Reviewed: 9/13/2017

Degree: Psychology

I started at Capella in 2009 to work toward my BS in Psychology. I took several semesters off as I was working full-time and raising a toddler and newborn. However, I never gave up and continued on because I wanted to complete my degree to move on to a Masters program. I can say my experience at Capella was great!! At one point I applied to St. Johns and transferred. After a few weeks at St. Johns I was so dissatisfied with their on line program I transferred back to Capella. The work was overwhelming... Read More

Linda Dennis-Goss

Reviewed: 7/18/2017

Degree: Psychology

My educational experiences began in a classroom setting, however, I found a profound dislike for the environment due to students talking out of turn, snoring during class, or the instructor talking or teaching at a high pace. I entered Capella University at a short stint with another on-line university. I have been at this educational institution for a few years and I am so please with the structure of the university. The staff is excellent and well trained, the course work is always in alignment... Read More

Kathy F

Reviewed: 6/6/2017

Degree: Psychology

I started Capella in the spring of 2016, working on a Bachelor's degree in Psychology (general) I want to work in substance abuse counseling so I may end up going for a masters. I enjoy the online classes and in my classes have mostly been mostly positive.


Reviewed: 3/17/2017

Degree: Psychology

HORRIBLE SCHOOL. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY THE WORST SCHOOL I HAVE EVER ATTENDED! DO NOT WAIST YOUR TIME! ADVISING IS A JOKE. Some of the instructors, literally one instructor was worth the time. The rest are horrible. Seriously do not waist your money or your time!


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