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Western Governors University Reviews of Bachelor's in Software Engineering

7 Reviews

Locations:   Salt Lake City (UT) 

Annual Tuition: $7,452

100% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Software Engineering

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Software Engineering

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Derrick K.

Reviewed: 4/5/2023

Degree: Software Engineering

Western Governors University provided a high-quality education. All exams were proctored and all papers were checked for plagiarism. They are fully accredited and their School of IT is ranked #7 in the country. For many classes, course instructors were available to answer questions on weekends and at night. Students have a lot of flexibility regarding when they do their school work, but must complete a full time course load. I was able to earn a bachelor's degree in software development without going... Read More

Jessica Greenberg

Reviewed: 1/7/2023

Degree: Software Engineering

WGU is great, you truly go at your own pace. Every office I've had to contact responds within a day or two, and the instructors are KNOWLEDGEABLE experienced professionals to say the least. Arguably more accessible than my professors in another University I physically attended (office hours being 3 hours 2 days a week). Your education is your responsibility and this school makes you own it. This is how you grow as a lifelong student and professional. If you want to be hand held and things done for... Read More


Reviewed: 6/14/2021

Degree: Software Engineering

Many persons to whom I speak worry about WGU being a grift; however, it is ACTUALLY brick-and-mortar schools that are the grift these days. If you have looked at brick-and-mortar school's tuition rates lately, they are INSANE and out-of-control and that doesn't even include the $3,000 per semester they want to charge you just for the campus meal plan which is just a cafeteria, and 50+% of the time you get a terrible instructor who either doesn't know the subject or doesn't know how to teach students... Read More

B. M.

Reviewed: 4/14/2021

Degree: Software Engineering

This school is a joke. I'm into my third, THIRD six month semester and I haven't done ANY programming. Instead, I'm reading a "history" text full of flatly incorrect information, a math class that does not contain any actual math, and how to troubleshoot printers and low level networking devices. So far, I have not learned one single thing that is in any way relevant to software. As if that weren't enough, most of the text you have to read is abysmal. One seemed to be a bunch of student papers copy... Read More


Reviewed: 4/1/2021

Degree: Software Engineering

I am not satisfied with the curriculum the school implemented. Looks like the tuition is less than what other schools, however the quality of the teaching is terrible. I should pay more to other school and get a quality education. At the end of the month of my graduation , java instructor were uncooperative and the way the curriculum is set up is not good at all. I will definitely not recommending this school to others whatsoever.


Reviewed: 3/21/2018

Degree: Software Engineering

Do your homework before going to WGU. Like most colleges, it's great for some people, and a very poor choice for others. If you're a working adult with the following, WGU is probably an excellent choice for you: 1. Industry knowledge & experience 2. The ability to complete work in a timely manner while managing your own schedule 3. A need to quickly prove what you know and learn what you don't 4. A strong desire to not invest 4 years and 6 figures into a Bachelor's degree 5. Some college credit or... Read More

Clifford H

Reviewed: 10/30/2017

Degree: Software Engineering

I'm a self taught computer programmer, and there were only a few times I "needed" a degree in life. One of those times was when Google turned me down in the early 1990's (pre-IPO) because I didn't have a degree.... I should have learned my lesson then. I was also turned down for a CTO position because of the lack of a degree... therefore, I decided to get my act together and knock out my bachelors. I figured this can't be that hard, because I've been a computer software engineer for years. Well,... Read More


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