National University Graduate Program Reviews

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88%
of students recommend
(3.92 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 50 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CCNE, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 17,488 (8,850 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 39% part-time, 61% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,962
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

National University presents a wonderful opportunity to students, undergraduate or graduate level, to begin or finish their degree conveniently online. The average age of National's student population is thirty-five years old. Majority of programs are offered online, some are specifically onsite only and a good handful can be found in a hybrid or cohort option. With programs spanning over five different schools prospective students are sure to find a program that fits their needs. Professors are proficient in their appropriate fields and provide wonderful feedback and real world examples to current curriculum. Advisors are readily available by phone, email or at a campus location near you. National is a private non-profit university and offers a wonderful inclusive atmosphere. The professors I have had in my onsite as well as online classes have been extremely helpful and informative, not only about the topic being covered but about real world experience and situations one might encounter. I have thoroughly enjoyed my program thus far and would recommend it to others.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2017

National University is a great option. The online program fits well for a working student. The teachers that I have encountered a world class educators. They really know there stuff. I have been provided with a solid foundation in the area of Educational Technology. We spent a good deal of time using technology that I can use in my future, and not just writing papers.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017

The faculty at NU really care about the students. They are available during evenings and weekends to help online students with their classes. The course work is relevant to current jobs that employers are looking for. The students attending the classes are career focused and like-minded.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Sustainability is a new buzzword for good reason. It is good for business, the environment, and society. National University offers a Masters of Science in Sustainability Management which I highly recommend if you want to step out of the norm and actually make a difference, affect change, and provide value to any company. In this program you will study: Energy Management, Watershed Management, Sustainable Supply Chains, Sustainable Buildings, Environmental Management, and Life Cycle Management. I thoroughly enjoyed this program and the professors, and recommend the program at National University in San Diego.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2010

NU was very convenient to enroll in, and I found the staff and faculty to be helpful and caring.
2.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2011

Online was nice. Courses not too challenging. Fast Masters
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

National University offers a convenient way to earn a degree. The year-round online MBA program was the ideal situation for me because I could fit it into my busy schedule and complete the degree as quickly as possible. The faculty was exceptional and the students were engaged. I have developed many relationships throughout the program that could potentially be resources as I move ahead in my career.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Quality classes, flexible schedule. Allowed me to work full time while pursuing my degree. Instructors were available and the assignments were challenging.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

Will be grateful to win scholarship to help me finish school and get out there to intensify the health education and promote the wellness of life. Am getting the best education and anxiously waiting to positively affect my society with what I have learnt in school
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017

I appreciate that the accelerated program allows me to work towards my goals while also working full time to support my family. It can be extremely tough at times but I don't expect easy when I'm working to better myself. I love that I'm setting the best example for my son and showing him the worth of a graduate education.
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