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Western International University

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Locations:   Phoenix (AZ) 

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71% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Reviewed: 10/9/2022

Degree: Business

Attended WIU in-person throughout from 1995-1998. One thing great was the transferability of credits from my AAS program. I loved the instructor-student ratio and the flexibility of course scheduling for working adults. Later, I was able to transfer with ease to my MA program at another private university. I really enjoyed WIU.

Ryan Murphy

Reviewed: 1/9/2019

Degree: Business Administration

Excellent local to Arizona school that offers both on campus and online but I enjoyed due to attend in person classes. I attended in 2007-2009 when online programs were just beginning and Western International seemed to have a robust and technical savvy online learning for the time era. The professors were knowledgeable, the MBA program allowed for excellent discussions to tie into other classmates whom are all bringing relevant professional work experience into a classroom setting to apply to business... Read More


Reviewed: 5/22/2017

Degree: Business

As a for-profit educational institute, I now would have chosen a different school. The curriculum was ok and the instructors were good, but I was not impressed with the overall program. At this point, I am rather annoyed that the school I received my MBA has recently stopped accepting new students and will be shutting its doors soon.


Reviewed: 3/6/2017

Degree: MBA

I would recommend Western International University. The MBA program has fantastic professors who help the learner advance their knowledge. Some classes are really intense. If you're not going to school full time, avoid doubling up on the research and finance classes.

Dorothy D. Weaver

Reviewed: 7/14/2016

Degree: Religious Studies

My studies at this University was accomplished it included a lots of reading comprehension: six books of counseling review consisting of eight to ten pages no More than twenty. Ten counseling verbatim . Dissertation research paper 300 pages but accepted fifty if good. mines consisted of seventy four pages. The instructors graded my assignment professionally. student had to prove their knowledge of wisdom by applying it in their studies as a teacher,before becoming a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian... Read More


Reviewed: 6/4/2016

Degree: MBA in Organizational Leadership

I'm currently finishing up my first course and already love the program! The teaching structure is completely different from other online universities that I've attended and that a good thing. There are of course text readings, knowledge checks, and papers/tests. What I love is the live lecture, which is offered about half of the weeks. This works out great because it doesn't take too much time away from my work or home life, but also gives me some insight on the readings and the weekly objectives... Read More


Reviewed: 3/30/2016

Degree: Liberal Studies

I am in my second year at West. I love the flexibility of the classes and being able to do my work on my own time. You have the option of taking 1-3 classes at a time and naturally the more you take the faster you finish. I started out taking 2 at a time but I was working part time. Now that I work full time I am able to take 1 class at a time and not overwhelm myself. I still have time for a social life and going on vacations, while chipping away at my degree. West has definitely met my needs when... Read More


Reviewed: 12/15/2015

Degree: Business

Thanks to recent price drops this is one of the most affordable online schools I could find. I will be able to cover 90% of my tuition using my company's employee tuition reimbursement program. Classes are 2 months long and by default you start a new one every month. You can also choose to take one class at a time like I did. There are no extra fees and digital text books are included with tuition which is also a big savings. The teachers I have had are a mixed bag but most of the actual teaching... Read More


Reviewed: 12/1/2015

Degree: Business

The program was well laid out and it was easy to follow a path of courses. Other colleges I have had to plead to get the attention of a an adviser to help me figure out how to best complete my degree. It took me two years of studying my tail off, some classes were easy some were not; this is at ANY college as all teachers very. I have since attended other Universities (Troy University & University of Denver). ALL of my credits from WIU transferred one way or another. Troy University was online format... Read More


Reviewed: 8/10/2015

Degree: Human Resources

The school was overpriced and they weren't very helpful when I was dealing with financial aid. I was young and wasn't familiar with private and public universities. I think it was better than its sibling University of Phoenix, because the work was mostly individual. I never got a job in HR - but that also had to do with the fact that the economy tanked in 2008. I actually work in IT now. I probably wouldn't suggest you go this route unless you don't have another option - but most public universities... Read More

Antoine J

Reviewed: 7/1/2015

Degree: Accounting

I graduated from this place in 2007 with an AA in business. I didn't know how bad this school would be when I returned for a Master's in Accounting. The first two classes that you are required to take are a joke. A teacher gave me an A on a paper, but said I lacked critical thinking skills(my undergraduate degree is in History, so try and process that). The format is simple: answer a discussion question, take some weekly quizzes, take a test, do PowerPoint and maybe a paper. They are all easy grades... Read More

Ashley C

Reviewed: 3/23/2015

Degree: Social Sciences

This is my second class with WEST. So far, so good. The tuition is pretty reasonable at 250 a credit. That is half of what UOP charges. I like the fact that we are only required to post one day a week. I enjoy the video lectures and I enjoy the 3 live sessions we have during the course of the 8 weeks. Also I am glad there aren't ang text books to pay for. They give you the ebook for free. I just hope my credits will transfer when I go for a masters program. The school is regionally accredited


Reviewed: 3/9/2015

Degree: MBA in Finance

This school is a joke! If you are using the GI Bill, good luck. Their courses are terrible; full of mistakes and wrong answers. If you bring this to an instructors attention, they say they can't do anything because they aren't responsible for course content. I have yet to have any of my record or schedules be correct; nothing but problems. There are tons of opportunities to provide feedback but they never fix anything. Even if you ask to be contacted to discuss feedback, they ignore you. Wish I'd... Read More

Joe Rodriguez

Reviewed: 1/29/2015

Degree: MBA in Management

I was looking to get a master's at a third of the price University of Phoenix was offering theirs. I also didn't have a lot of time because of my work and I wanted to do everything online. The reason Im really happy with West is precisely because of how fast they let me get my degree, which saved me more money regarding student loans. I got promoted in my workplace two months after I graduated thanks to the master's. Definitely worth it.

mia fox

Reviewed: 1/4/2015

Degree: Criminal Justice

West treats "student's" like customer's. They allow business instructors to not be clear what they want. Dean of Students doesnt allow,students to speak to the women. Every reason i started here for is gone. No more live classes, i havent learned anything and paid for nothing. Criminal behavior, ive repeated same classes i took getting my AA in crim .uk nal justice, all behavioral classes are same,classes anyone can take to gain degree in behavioral science. Im 3/4 done senior year, none of my credits... Read More

Jessica Matus

Reviewed: 8/7/2014

Degree: Liberal Studies

While attending Western International University (WIU), I was able to experience a "live" classroom within my home. There were weekly live lectures with a professor and other students. It was amazing to be able to interact with the professor and students without having to be on campus. The professors were fantastic; some of the best! However, I have recently learned WIU has transitioned to a format that is not as personal. There is no longer live interactive lectures.


Reviewed: 8/18/2013

Degree: Human Services

Tell us about your college experience.

Attending class one night a week was the only way I could get my Masters while working full time. The work load was manageable and applicable.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I would choose the same degree again. I researched several universities and their Masters program. The Human Dynamics Masters degree was exactly what I was looking for. I found no other university that offered this degree.

What advice can you offer other students?

If you... Read More


Reviewed: 4/9/2013

Degree: Counseling

I really enjoyed the 2 1/2 years at this school. I Received my Bachelors in Behavioral Science a few months ago. Absolutely awesome university with awesome professors (excluding a few, of course...) and the office staff was great to work with!

I absolutely would highly recommend this school! Yes, it is expensive; however, it is absolutely worth it!!!


Reviewed: 3/27/2012


Admissions counselor? Always nice people because they have to be. Finance? Havent had an issue yet but I haven't gotten to the withdrawal part so we will see. Curriculum...lets just say that I have never read a text book in any of my classes and pulled a 4.0 in every one. Tuition, extremely over priced and of course they are non-profit and owned by the same company (Apollo) that owns University of Phoenix. Almost all of my class mates in all my classes were UOP staff.

You will only get 12,500 allowed... Read More


Reviewed: 1/18/2012


I started at WIU in August 2010. I have been dedicated to my studies through each of my classes. The faculty from my enrollment counselor, finance counselor, and academic counselor, have been very helpful.

I am working on my Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies and to date have maintained an A in my classes. The instructors are great, the homework is within reason and not overwhelming.

I am excited to continue my endeavor and obtain my bachelors degree.


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