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Thomas Edison State University

88 Reviews

Locations:   Trenton (NJ) 

Annual Tuition: $9,342

69% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Jessica Urban

Reviewed: 10/30/2023

Degree: Communications

This school is very basic, don’t go here if you’re expecting a specialized category under your major. For example Comm majors may want further study on PR they don’t do that. Its generalized and class options are limited. But it’s a quick easy degree.


Reviewed: 10/24/2023

Degree: MBA in Human Resources

I achieved my BSBA (BS in Business Administration) in 2018 and MBA-HRM in 2022 while working full-time and part of the time, being a military reservist. I have to say, my MBA program was far more fulfilling than my undergrad, though I did have some good professors. Logically speaking, it shouldn't have taken an MBA to land a job with the federal government, but here I am. TESU is a good school, but outside of the tri-state (NJ, PA, and lower NY) areas, it's largely an unknown university and so it's... Read More

Uncle Street

Reviewed: 6/26/2023


The school is horrible, the online teachers are 2-5min useless videos from YouTube. The teachers are not available when you needs them. Once they collect your money for the tuition, you are on your own until your next payment is due. It is ridiculous. DO NOT WAST YOUR TIME IN THAT SCHOOL.


Reviewed: 8/16/2022

Degree: Business Administration

TESU is a great school for working Adults, Military and anyone who has the ability to work without a lot of instruction. Basically This is a great online program. I do not recommend it to anyone that has a problem with online schools, this school is not for you, however if you are a person that can accomplish a task with out someone holding your hand all the way through the process, you will do well here. The Mentors will assist you in anyway they can, but again they are not going to spoon feed you... Read More


Reviewed: 11/14/2021

Degree: Mathematics

I received an Associates degree in Applied Health Sciences and later a Bachelors degree in Math and Science from Thomas Edison University. I took classes across the entire spectrum with Thomas Edison, classes in mathematics, statistics, Psychology, English Comp, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Ethics, Philosophy Microbiology etc... I can say that I have an advanced experience on what their class offerings are and the good and bad of them as an institution. I have worked full time the entire time... Read More


Reviewed: 4/15/2021

Degree: Psychology

I have my AA from community college and wanted to finished by BA with the intention of moving on to grad school when my kids were older. I am now concerned that I won't get accepted with a "degree" from a bs school like this. The mentors, when they do bother interacting, have no input as to the syllabus, course content, or tests. Many of them aren't even the ones who grade the tests. They are not, by school policy, allowed to assign extra credit, which is unfortunate, because good luck passing any... Read More


Reviewed: 1/15/2021

Degree: Engineering

TESU is fine, leaning towards bad. When you take a Midterm/Final, you can't even see your results when you submit your exam. You can see your grade in the grade book, but you can't see how you answered or the correct answers. Also, the proctoring service required to take an exam makes you download spyware onto your computer. Additionally, the professor for a given course has no influence in creating the syllabus or assignments. They can't view any of the exams, so they can't answer any questions... Read More

Lee J

Reviewed: 11/5/2020

Degree: Computer and Information Science

TESU is a good school where you can earn a degree quickly if you are self-disciplined and motivated. Designed for the working adults or those with competing priorities. You can test out of many of the courses you already know and the school has a generous credit transfer program. The course work is intense but very doable. I would recommend this school to anyone.

Jaime Quinones

Reviewed: 10/28/2020

Degree: Engineering

Great educational environment. Excellent academic institution. Pro Veterans, assisting with tuition and educational resources both online and hybrid coursework. Proactive professors with years of knowledge in their fields, providing great education. Thank you very much.

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Reviewed: 10/1/2020

Degree: Liberal Arts

I enrolled at this college to complete the last 15 credits of my bachelors. The school itself was fine, I was only there because I needed my bachelors degree to practice my trade (completed at a different school) in New Jersey. I was not informed until after I completed 15 credits, and only received an E-mail after it was too late to sign up for more classes, that if you do not sign up for 16 credits minimum there is a residency requirement fee in which you have to pay $3,000 if you use less than... Read More


Reviewed: 3/11/2020

Degree: Accounting

First off, tuition itself is way too high. The "college" is a waste of time AND money------and in the end, you wlll have a tough time getting a job, No employer will hire a graduate from a diploma mill as Thomas EDison, already top heavy with administration that fires its mentors on whim with the aid of a fake assistant dean who cares more about her salary than students OR mentors. Nor does she understand that her position doesn't hold a candle to a dean's position at Penn State or NYU for that matter.... Read More


Reviewed: 3/9/2020

Degree: Liberal Studies

TESU accepted my previous credits and allowed me to test out of a number of classes. The classes that I took online were interesting and I felt like I learned a lot. The professors were always willing to provide guidance and were readily available. I would highly recommend TESU.


Reviewed: 2/25/2020

Degree: Liberal Arts

Now that I am done with my program, I can give an honest review. Just like others stated, if your just looking for an accredited degree to put on your resume then this is the way to go. I was going to get both my Associates and Bachelors, but I don’t think I can last another two years. Thankfully, TESU is accredited, and recognized by others colleges in NJ, so my Associates was accepted at Rutgers University and I will be finishing my bachelors with them 100% online as well. PRO:I like that a new... Read More


Reviewed: 12/17/2019

Degree: History

Not a great university. I had been to several colleges before Thomas Edison. The only things I liked about the school were the cost, the number of credits that could be transferred in and the fact that new classes begin every month. The quality of instruction was poor; my professors did not explain assignments even when asked and rarely provided feedback. The classes were brutal (expect lots of “busy” work). The college also does not have a career center to advise students when they graduate. I had... Read More

Ian S

Reviewed: 12/17/2019

Degree: Communications

The perfect blend of independent study, challenging courses, and seasoned professors and mentors that navigate you to favorable outcomes! If you’re willing and able to invest the time, hard work, and dedication, you will champion the effort and triumph with success.


Reviewed: 11/21/2019

Degree: Aviation

This school was very military friendly and easy to navigate the portal, the coursework was challenging but didn’t provide a heavy load and worked well with my work schedule. I would highly recommend this school to anyone seeking a degree in any field. Most of my colleagues agree.

Steven Hensley

Reviewed: 10/16/2019

Degree: Electrical Engineering

Previously, I had attended two other state schools and the curriculum kept changing. Very frustrating. The TESU advisor lined up the classes, I completed them, and that was that. The instruction was solid and substantive. My schedule included a lot of travel and TESU was able to accommodate that. Even to the point of having tests proctored in the libraries of other state universities. If you want a degree and are willing to work for it, TESU is the school.


Reviewed: 7/31/2019

Degree: Electrical Engineering

TESU is a great school. Now that the EET program is ABET accredited it allows most individuals to apply for their EIT after taking the FE. This will help you with the certification of becoming a professional engineer. This is a regionally accredited university that is non-profit.

F. Cruz

Reviewed: 7/27/2019

Degree: Business

I dont know how the other reviews thought so poorly about the school. I found the staff very helpful and friendly. The professors were great for the most part. Being in the military the school was accommodating to my schedule. Ive learned a lot and am satisfied with the education Ive received. I definitely recommend if youre good at online education and have self discipline.

Ryan from Olympia

Reviewed: 6/6/2019


It was a great experience. I have attended brick and mortar colleges most of my life. I always had support and encouragement. The professors were great and Ive read that the college is not so responsive. The college was easy for me because Im a self starter.

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