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National University Reviews of Bachelor's in Psychology

7 Reviews

Locations:   La Jolla (CA) 

Annual Tuition: $13,320

50% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% 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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Reviewed: 10/2/2021

Degree: Psychology

If I had been more prepared during my bachelor's program, I would have applied to another school. However, I was not prepared and did not have a plan. My first teacher was super helpful. He responded to emails, graded assignments in a timely manner, and responded when I needed help. My previous teacher did not respond to emails, dismissed requests and deleted my assignments without telling me what she did. I turned in my assignments early, and she made a negative comment about it. When I submitted... Read More


Reviewed: 12/29/2020

Degree: Psychology

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 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... Read More


Reviewed: 11/28/2019

Degree: Psychology

NCU works hard to draw you in and after admission the problems being. I’ve have had multiple advisors largely due to lack of communication. Each and every course I had multiple issues with FA which I would never find out about until contacting them. Once FA issues were sorted out it would take another 30-45 days for funds to be applied and issue a stipend if required. Administration proved to be incompetent at every turn, however, the instructors were pretty good and gave extensive feedback. Unfortunately,... Read More


Reviewed: 9/29/2019

Degree: Psychology

Enrollment specialists are very quick to get you enrolled, and afterward is when the problems begin. Poor communication on behalf of advisors results in delayed financial aid regularly. Advisors are also very impersonal and seem only to reach out whenever you contact them first, or something is wrong. The instructors are knowledgeable from what I've experienced, and you're expected to do a lot of reading which is excellent for most disciplined individuals. After careful consideration, I will be attending... Read More

Howard Miller

Reviewed: 9/8/2017

Degree: Psychology

I finished all of my core classes at National. I had one elective left. I became ill and stopped taking classes.They ended the psychology/sociology curriculum without ever notifying me. Over the years I have talked to them. They couldn't care less. Nothing they can do. All that time, all that expense, wasted. Had they notified me of the ending of their program I would have done anything to finish before they ended the program. It has been a long time ago but I still will not forgive their callous... Read More

A. Gall

Reviewed: 2/24/2014

Degree: Psychology

National University has been an absolutely amazing experience. After separating from Active Duty military service I immediately enrolled in National Universities Bachelor of Arts Psychology program. The online courses are not for the faint hearted. You are completely teaching yourself with the support of some fantastic career professionals. While browsing over some of the negative reviews, it seems that this type of self directed learning was a big issue. However, if you have leadership qualities... Read More


Reviewed: 3/31/2013

Degree: Psychology

I just completed my BA with NU this year. I started off my college education on the traditional path at Wittenberg straight out of HS. I knew within a semester that particular path was not for me. I tranfered out to a community college where I got the support and foundation I needed to figure out what I wanted to do. Life took over and I ended up a mom and needed to be able to work. If you don't know what you want to do or need your hand held this school is not for you. The school is designed for... Read More

The format is rigorous. However, you must understand you are doing a full semester's work in four weeks. Of course there are going to be multiple assignments during the week. Most of my instructors were engaging, helpful, and available. Feedback for coursework has been timely. I really appreciated the fact that the instructors are experienced with advanced degrees, not student teachers. There were only two instructors I had during the entirety of my time at NU that did the bare minimum (one did less than that and was promptly reprimanded by the department head, eventually let go). The thing with NU, though, is that they highly value student feedback. Give no feedback, and the school doesn't know what instructors are just skating by.

The fact is this is a private non for profit school. Anyone stating that the school was just in it for the money clearly has no understanding of how a non for profit works. NU has an excellent reputation and has high standards for their classes because they are REGIONALLY accredited and valued. You're not going to walk out of the door with a degree that's going to be laughed at. In fact, many counties contract with them to teach programs for their employees. Point blank: If you think you're going to sign up, pay your money and get handed a degree you're going to be dissapointed. If you're actually willing to put in the work for a quality education and be proactive in attaining it at an accellerated pace, this school may be for you.


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