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City University of Seattle

76 Reviews

Locations:   Seattle (WA) 

Annual Tuition: $11,812

76% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Reviewed: 7/24/2023

Degree: Counseling

Very expensive. Not worth the money. If you are in Canada, study at Athabasca instead. Huge variability in professors. Some are excellent, others are poorly organized and poor teaching. Syllabi often have large errors, such as wrong dates and grade breakdowns. Confusion as to how assignments are to be crafted from one professor to another. Different program delivery modes have different ways of approaching administration. Overall the education is not reliable. Some professors take no responsibility... Read More


Reviewed: 8/8/2022

Degree: Computer Science

DO NOT GO HERE!! I love that we now have the ability to do distance learning but go anywhere else. City U Seattle accepts more credits than most schools. However, they will require more credits than most universities in order to graduate. That's not the worst thing though. The worst thing is the quality of the teachers. I have had teachers grade me 0 (or F) after I completed work. Luckily, its all online so I have proof of my work. I have had to take screenshots of every piece of work I do online... Read More

Vancouver Counselling Student

Reviewed: 3/7/2022

Degree: Counseling

Most of the profs are inexperienced and new to teaching in general let alone graduate level courses. Hardly any counselling practice opportunities, despite this being advertised prior to joining the program. Did not feel prepared for internship, luckily internship experience was enriching.


Reviewed: 11/1/2021

Degree: Business Administration

I am a BSBA graduate of City University of Seattle, and am currently enrolled in their MBA program. I can only recommend this university. No, we don’t have Greek life, a sports team or a mascot. But what we do have are industry professionals with a calling to teach, and working professionals highly motivated to learn. If you are willing to wave the traditional collegiate experience, you will be very satisfied with the level of professionalism and quality CityU brings to the classroom.

Stanislav Alexandravich

Reviewed: 1/4/2021


Overall, City University offers a decent program for counselling since they bring a lot of theory as well as practical knowledge into it. It is a good university for those that lead very busy lives and those that might not have the same credentials required for other universities. Some professors are very professional and organized, but others are not. For each course you get multiple professors for some reason and at times there is no clear communication between them so misinformation is given to... Read More


Reviewed: 9/19/2020

Degree: Business Administration

One star because negative stars are not possible nothing is right with this place and need to be shut down as soon as possible. I have done my masters in 2020 and in 2 years found nothing good in this garage like place (1) Teachers can manipulate your marks , in my case they posted on blackboard app the score that is much higher than the score they give to me actually (2) There so no body or authority that can hear students and teachers and staff are all worthless. I wonder the got there staff from... Read More


Reviewed: 7/3/2019

Degree: Elementary Education

I started the education program back in 2011. While I was in the program, it was completely mismanaged. The people in charge didn't seem to know much about how things were supposed to be done, so in turn, my cohort was misguided. Communication was not effective. I had to extend my program by a quarter because of an oversight by our program mentor. Fast forward 7 years later, and I am still having issues. From releasing my degree in order to renew my teaching certificate to releasing my transcripts... Read More


Reviewed: 2/8/2019

Degree: MBA in Organizational Leadership

CityU offers a learning experience that is thought out and intuitive, resulting in an environment of success. You get out of higher learning what you put in, and as a working adult, continuing education is difficult. The time commitment and need to be well organized is extraordinary in this program, but the payoff is great. I would recommend the MBA program to anybody looking to increase their business knowledge and attain skills to advance their careers. Truly a very positive experience online,... Read More


Reviewed: 2/8/2019

Degree: Business Administration

City University of Seattle has been a phenomenal experience. Due to my military career, I have had the pleasure of taking classes in classroom and online at Washington State University, Old Dominion University (BSBA), University of Hawaii, Southwestern (Oregon), and Olympic College (AA). The courses and instructors at CityU have provided appropriate instruction, both in-person as well as in the distance courses at CityU. The MBA program was instrumental in preparing me for managing a non-profit as... Read More

Gringa a in paradise

Reviewed: 1/4/2019

Degree: Information Technology

While I learned a lot from instructors and other students. The job market was such that getting my degree from other than a renowned State University was a waste of money. It helped me only by allowing me to keep a promise to my mother and myself. The bottom line is next degree I earn will be done through a public university.


Reviewed: 8/14/2018

Degree: Counseling

Some teacher's are great, others are VERY bad. There is a culture of not addressing student concerns and students are generally treated with disrespect. Certain classes revolve around the pet theory of the administrator (his own) to the exclusion of other relevant theories and practices. During the in-person interview, prospective students are informed by the administrator that he only devotes part of his time to the University does take kindly to being contacted about concerns.


Reviewed: 6/19/2018

Degree: Computer Engineering

This is a terrible university in Seattle. Their campus only has one building and two floors. I studied CS at this university but I thought I learned more business concepts. Most professors only read slides and they don't know how to answer my questions. Plagiarism is common in my class but they always can get a better grade than me. It is really easy to get a diploma and you even don't need to read the book.


Reviewed: 6/6/2018

Degree: MBA

As I current international MBA student at City U I must say that the quality at City U is average. The University accepts all kinds of Asian students whose English is really bad. Then they want you to work in teams with these students and finally they grade you as a team when you do most of the work. So it doesn't matter how much you work, you get an average grade and the person next to you whose English is bad is graded the same. They accept these students as they make money and all they care is... Read More


Reviewed: 6/3/2018

Degree: Education

This school has done a terrible job. From mishandling my grades and getting me into class late to professors that just tell you to go research the subject and don't even give a lecture on the basics. One professor kept making up new requirements for our papers as time went on which screwed up my schedule. Staff are very unhelpful and if anything goes wrong they just blame it on you and don't even look into the problem. I'm planning on transferring out as soon as I can. It has been a total waste of... Read More


Reviewed: 5/14/2018

Degree: Computer Science

I have selected my programs and list of courses based on their online courses. However, the courses provided by the registrar did not match the courses that were published on the website. The registrar office informed me that their website are being updated and that is the reason for the discrepancy. However, in my second quarter this problem was repeated. I found it odd that a university is unable to publish their courses, and have mis-matched information that they are unable to correct for nearly... Read More

Veronica Nelson

Reviewed: 3/27/2018

Degree: School Counseling

City University of Seattle offers a comprehensive Professional School Counseling program. All of the instructors are caring and knowledgeable. They combine theories with practical applications. The classes are relevant and in line with the ASCA National model. The program is switching to a 3-year program which will include KCREP certifcation(beginning in the fall of 2018).


Reviewed: 3/8/2018

Degree: Computer Engineering

Very bad experience. The course name does not match the course content, and instructor only read PPT. As an IT student, they don't have the lab in the school and they even teach business concepts in the class. Some of my classmates are from the foreign country and they used google translate to finish there homework. However, they got at least 3.3 each course.


Reviewed: 11/1/2017

Degree: Project Management

This was a great program. The professors addressed question and comments quickly and made this a very practical way of going back to school. My advisor was top notch. My only concern that I might have is the cost but I was lucky enough not to have to pay for this degree. I can say I really did learn a lot about project management and this has set me up for success.


Reviewed: 10/7/2017

Degree: Computer Science

First of all, I didn't graduate--I had to give some year. I have a question that begs an answer that has yet to be given to me after a wasted year at this university: I am a PAYING STUDENT. It's my money, my time, my decision in regards to what I want as my career path. The master's program is intended to allow the students to gain a deeper insight and depth in the speciality in why they choose to study--hence the term MASTER'S degree. Why does this university have a full catalog of fascinating classes... Read More

Terrence M.

Reviewed: 7/2/2017

Degree: Early Childhood Education

City University of Seattle is a struggling university. The problem with faculty in general, is that the whole university has an insane amount of turnover rate. Their staff and faculty are not happy on their job. In a single year they had a 25% turnover rate. When so many staff and faculty leaving their jobs, they don't have the capacity to create (let alone teach) a curriculum that prepares students for the real world. There was a lot of complaint especially about their teaching related degrees due... Read More


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