La Jolla, CA
National University


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Recent Reviews

James
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

National is a place that allows me to continue my educational career full time while I begin building my career ladder.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

National is a place that allows me to continue my educational career full time while I begin building my career ladder.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

almost 100% online, allowing for flexible schedules and self motivation. It really puts the pressure on me to not fall behind.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Education is the cornerstone to a succesful and fulfilling career. The chance that National is giving me to pursue my goals both academically and professionally shows that not only does it support my career but understands that my life cannot be put on hold because I need an education. It has actually partnered itself with my employer to tailor a course exclusively to my chosen career. With great faculty and student support, it is one of the best school experiences I have ever had.

Elizabeth
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

National University is run on a month long class schedule. This allows me to be able to set up a school schedule that works ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

National University is run on a month long class schedule. This allows me to be able to set up a school schedule that works with the rest of my life. The class sizes are also very small and the class rooms are set up to enhance the learning environment. I am able to receive the one-on-one attention needed from my professors in order to excel in my classes. It feels like this college actually wants me to succeeded in achieving my long term goals.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a high school senior I felt as if I had finally mastered my school carrier. Thinking I knew everything, I was foolishly more focused on graduation and prom then SAT's and college applications. If I could go back in time and give myself one piece of advice for the future I would tell myself that "failing to plan, is planning to fail". As a high school graduate I knew what goals I held for myself, but I had no plan for how I was going to achieve each of them. I should have spent my senior year making this plan and then upon graduation I could have immediately continued working toward my nursing carrier. By not knowing what college I wanted to attend I inevitably prolonged the time I now have to wait in order to enter into the nursing program at National University. In conclusion, if I would have chosen a specific school that catered to my degree interest and applied in high school I would be further along in my college curriculum. By telling myself to create a plan and be proactive in high school I would be setting myself up for future success in college.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school by far has to be the cost of receive such a tailored education. The classes along with being very accessible are also very expensive.

Jordon
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself many things. The most important th...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself many things. The most important thing I would try to encourage myself to do is to take a full class schedule as a senior. Because I had enough credits I was not required to take a full class schedule. I realize now that I could have received more education free rather than having to pay for courses now.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Prioir to attending this school I wish I had known some online classes require you to be logged on as early as 6:00pm which is not possible for come students who work full time. I am persuing an online degree because I need to work full time. However, some online courses require chat sessions to be done at times when students are still working. The reason for taking courses online is to avoid this.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I am currently attending National University soley online because the courses offered at the campus closest to me only offers courses in the afternoon when I am still at work. There is no variation of time or days that classes are offered at the Twentynine Palms campus.

Heidi
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The years are going to pass regardless of what you are doing. Be financially broke for a while, money comes and goes. Material things can be taken from you, but your education will be with you until the day you die.

Jennifer
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My biggest problem with college was finding a school that fit. During high school, I didn't really research schools, I only toured and applied to local schools. I wish that I could go back in time and visit as many schools as possible. I transferred schools several times and I feel that if I found a school that suited me, then I would have already graduated. Also I would have taken advantage of living on campus. I commuted back and forth from school and I feel that I missed out on the college experience. I think that living on campus and being totally immersed in student life is important. You find who you are while you are in college and being in a school that can help you discover that is priceless.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about the school is the one class per month format. It ends up being the same work load as going to school full time at a traditional college or university, but you only have to concentrate on one subject at a time. I feel that I am able to absorb more of the information that is being taught.

David
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The first piece of advice I would give myself would be to apply for scholorships. Financial aid grants and loans are not enou...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The first piece of advice I would give myself would be to apply for scholorships. Financial aid grants and loans are not enough to go to school, buy books, and live on. My second piece of advice would be to focus on classroom type of classes rather than online classes. Classroom classes forces one to focus on the learning and limit the possibility of procrastination. A third piece of advice would be to alternate fun and difficult classes. Doing hard classes first wears you out while doing fun or easy classes first creates a false sence of expectations. Finally, I would advise myself to narrow down a scholastic field early.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

No campus life or social opportunitied

Bethany
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are always willing to help.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are always willing to help.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

No matter how difficult it may be, go to college and get a degree. You may hit rough patches and times you want to quite, but don't. In the end, it'll be so rewarding and well worth it! Even if you can't go full time, at least part time...something. Well worth the work.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It's one class a month, so it's very fast paced. And super expensive!!

April
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are a diverse population of dedicated students excited to expand their horizons through learning opportunites a...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are a diverse population of dedicated students excited to expand their horizons through learning opportunites at National University.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

National University graduates the most California Certified Techers in the state. National also provides flexible programs that allow unique populations - military, full-time working professionals, etc - to complete undergraduate and graduate-level studies.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

"Don't wait! Even if you only go part time, start early and get it behind you!" As a high school student I knew I wasn't ready to dedicate myself to being a full-time college student immediately following graduation. I still think I made the right decision by beginning a career in the U.S. Marine Corps following high school. However, if I could go back, I would definitely pursue part-time education opportunites (on-line, night and weekend courses) immediately. I know now it would have been easier to complete classes when I was young, single, didn't have children and only had to be concerned about getting to work on time.

Keith
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Just go to school and get the work done...don't take so long (7 years) to get a bachelors!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Just go to school and get the work done...don't take so long (7 years) to get a bachelors!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That each class was so expensive and that there are scheduled times for finals, though they are online courses.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who want to have the "college" experience with campus clubs and everything.

Teresa
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I waited three years after high school to start college. If I could go back in time I would tell myself as a high school seni...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I waited three years after high school to start college. If I could go back in time I would tell myself as a high school senior not to wait, that with a school like NU, attending college can be flexible. I would advise myself instead of choosing to work right out of high school, to work and attend a flexible online school like NU.

What's unique about your campus?

National University has many programs that are 100% online, which allows students a tremendous amount of flexibility. Classes are designed to be asynchronous, which means if the only time you have to complete school work is in the evening or at night, you'll be able to succeed at NU. Also, classes are taken one at a time and are only 4 weeks long. They are fast paced, but your focus is not split between multiple classes at one time.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are not self-disciplined and are not able to hold yourself responsible for completing a large amount of coursework, this school is not for you. Courses taken online are extremely fast paced, often requiring 3-5 chapters of reading per week, which requires a high level of dedication.

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