City University of Seattle Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.83 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 38 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET and ACBSP
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 2,347 (1,206 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 41% part-time, 59% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,708
Source: NCES

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2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros- 1.Greater earning power 2.Advance your career 3.Get international recognition 4.Get research opportunity 5.Great international recognition. 6.Work on advanced projects 7.Higher potential for future promotion 8.Not being stuck behind a desk 9.Be part of a chain of knowledge 10.Employer incentives 11.Because you want to 12.Realization of interest Cons- 1.Highly competitive 2.Enables the "professional student" mindset 3.Requires ability to set priorities 4.Relationship strains 5.Stressful 6.Extra cost of education 7.Graduating with a large debt 8.No guarantee of higher salary 9.Return on investment might be slow 10.Limited job opportunities 11.Undesirable job locales
2.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2014

This certification program has been an effective way to help me to get my certification quickly. It has been great to not have lots of busy work to manage while also doing my full time job. The technology for cityu has been frustrating to access easily and it is not always reliable. There is almost no financial aid help from the university so you are pretty much on your own. I already have teaching experience so it is a great program to get my teacher cert.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2015

I'm only just starting at City University of Seattle. I found out about the school and the programs they offer through a relationship they have with my employer. They have special discounts and resources available to Starbucks employees. I've been with Starbucks since high school, through college, and now as a store manager and the benefits I've acquired over the years make CityU and unbeatable value. The advisors are easily accessible and ready to offer assistance, which was not my experience in undergrad. They offer a variety of focuses within the MBA program, which I love, because I really want to take my experience and get into advertising. I feel CityU would have been a great fit and their relationship with my employer makes them perfect.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros of my graduate program include online learning, flexible schedules and classes, most communciation done via email to ease of communication, and the coursework was pretty well set in place for students to be able to grasp future quarter curriculum and past quarter accomplishments. Cons of my graduate program include the instructor quality (some were quite distracted throughout the quarter) and lack of community feeling on a college campus (distance learning can initiate barriers).
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The Cityu Teacher Certification program is allowing me to finish my cert quickly but I seems that there is a very wide range of experience with some students needing lots of help and much of the classes end up being focused on those who have not had classroom experience. A lot of the information for me is review, I wish the program was a little more challenging. Additionally, there are a lot of unclarity with the expectations of the professors and I am still trying to figure out exactly what is expected of me.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2014

The city u alternative certification program that I am currently enrolled in is unlike any other college experience, but it was exactly what I needed as an adult to finish my teacher certification. The website has been a little difficult to navigate, but with a little searching I am able to get to what I need. Due to the relatively new nature of the program it is hard to get financial aid and guidance in getting funding.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

This program is affordable and flexible (weekends). Great if you need to keep working while being in school. But - sometimes you get what you pay for. Not the best with their faculty support and school technology - the website is down at least once a month and they still need to work some things out with the class schedule but overall I would do it again!
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

Great program - cheapest one I could find in the Seattle Area. For having online classes - their website/media isn't very updated and hard to work with. The staff always seems a little behind. Love most of the instructors and the programs!
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

We are in a temporary facility which has technical problems and is not up to speed for a grad school, Not a typical school environment as classes are on Saturday so social and housing are very different or do not apply.
1.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

It is a small school. I think that academic program is sometimes too easy and has to be developed better. I wish we go more in depth with material. We need more career center help.
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