South University

South University

Savannah, GA

 3.0/5 (339 reviews)

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Original review: April 14, 2023

Having been a professional in the field, it came to my attention that there was an opportunity to elevate my learnings/excellence. I found it in South. It offered me the chance to grow as an NP in the field of geriatrics. The admission process, to the academic counselors, to the clinical adviser to the Financial counselors were all very helpful and ready to help.

Most of all the professors were there to help and discuss the topics at hand. However, like a post-grad course, it would entail a drive to learn from the student. That student was me. I delved into the topics with gusto and found it rewarding. South is worth it and may cost but it gives you the quality education and opportunities that may not be there in a public school. Everyone is vested in your success but like anything in life, it has to come from you. If you want it, South will be there for you. That is my 2 cents.

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Original review: Dec. 22, 2022

Rejoined July 2021 and it's been a NIGHTMARE since. LIED TO ABOUT what I owe, extra charges and changes happen every quarter, professors are not teaching or communicating and it is mostly the male ones I have had. I have had advisors change every couple of months as if they cannot keep help. No one has the answers and when you ask to speak to the hire ups they play stupid as if there are no hire ups. I teach myself through YouTube because the support is not there. UNORGANIZED SCHOOL. DO NOT GO HERE!!! They reel you in for your money and do not care about you at all!

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 17, 2022

    I enrolled in SUO in 2019, this is awesome because I am 50 years old and finally getting a degree. Six months after I was attending class, they added several charges. Now its 2022 and I was told I would graduate in Niv 20022.... Wrong...they now say 2023 Feb. Well ok, now all of a sudden I am out of loans and owe over two thousand dollars to this school, FAFSA says talk to the school fin help there either. I agree there is something going on because the money does not add up, oh sure they say tuition is cheaper each year but then add extra charges whereas the so-called tuition reduction is bogus.

    One academic advisor had told me after my niece was found deceased at a river bank, he said (because I was late on a few assignments) I should know in the future to decide which is more important--wow, now I have filed a complaint with FAFSA, I fear I may not get the degree I have worked so hard for, my GPA is 3.39 so the money they say I owe n FAFSA will not allow students to apply for extra funds.. They could prevent me from graduating,... I wish I had seen these reviews before I enrolled there, there should be lawsuits against institutions for price gouging to gain money and eating up all your funds which leave you owing a balance.. If I could pay a balance I would not have needed FAFSA.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 2, 2022

    I have been going to South University for a year after having to start here when Independence University closed. My experience started from subpar and has gradually just become horrible. There is nothing personal about any of the classes and the instructors seem to only be there to post copy and pasted responses and not help with anything if you’re struggling. There are no lectures, only readings, and if you ask for additional explaining after reading the material, they will just refer you back to the reading. There is little to no flexibility with personal life.

    In the past three months I have had a lot of personal issues and when trying to get help so I can still retain the material and pass the class, I was ignored and have so far failed two classes. I asked to withdraw for a term and was confirmed by my advisor that I would be able to. Turns out that wasn’t the case and now I have a third F on the way. Overall, this school seems like they are just here for the paycheck. Trying to get any kind of help is like pulling teeth, and if anyone knows any colleges with a greater than 4% graduation rate that will take their credits, let me know.

    7 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 25, 2022

    I've been attending this school online since 2017 and I have 3 months left of classes before completing my Bachelor’s degree. Yesterday out of nowhere, I get kicked out of my current classes. I have been contacting my advisor (who was changed twice during my attendance here) and for 3 weeks I have not heard from her, I emailed whoever she put to contact on her absence, no one responds, I called, left voicemails to 5 different individuals and sent emails, I get no response, it's been 3 weeks, and now that apparently I've been kicked out and I am no longer a student (according to the site) having 3 months left to finish.

    I just don't understand why no one is willing to contact me back or give me assistance as to why I've been kicked out for no reason and no warning, but yet, my student loans are high because they were making me get financial aid PLUS I had to pay on the side for 2 different loans they had for me to continue attending school and it's an estimate of $700 per month PLUS whatever I have to pay after I finish school which is over $50K in student loans. I just have no idea what is going on, and seeing other reviews in different sites including BBB site that the school has done the same to students, really disappoints me and honestly I am not sure what to do. Is suing them possible? Making a complaint? Getting refunded? Is this school a joke??

    5 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 11, 2021

    This school is very good on your lower level classes but once you hit your program that’s when the scam begins. I have read the others reviews and it’s a shame that the ones who finished this program are willing to support this robbery. The professor gave us 16 chapters to read and none of info was even on the test. This is just one example. Impossible curriculum to pass. This is not a NP preparing, this is a scam. How long can they run this game. Look at all these dreamers that was hurt by this program. Ow yeah of course they have to have a few years of letting some token students pass just so they can come on these reviews and support this nonsense. If there is any agency that want the truth and can do something about it do a surprise investigation and then that will shut up the token who brag on this scam. End of story.

    8 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 16, 2021

    I attended South for a year and was dismissed out of nowhere. My academic counselor switched twice within that year and then I was told my GPA dropped to a 1.0, but I have held a 4.0 since April at CTU??

    11 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 13, 2021

    I was going to South University for a year and half. I struggled because I moved to another state then I was sick. I picked up and brought my grades and GPA up. Then out of nowhere without warning I was dropped due to my actions last year and beginning of this year. I finally was told why I was dropped. I then was told I could appeal but it may not get approved. So I withdrew and I am starting a different college. One who will appreciate struggles and keep you up to date if things are not going well. I was very upset of how things were handled. I was being punished for something that happened a year ago. It wasn't fair at all.

    9 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 6, 2021

    It started out okay getting signed up but during my first courses it was so confusing just trying to figure out everything (and it did not help that I was a young mother with no actual help from the father, my ex-husband). Needless to say I fell behind and was dropped from the course, no warning. Just went to sign in and my class was gone, so I reached out to my counselor (called and emailed) and it took them forever to get back to me. Then the same thing happened on my next course. I cant entirely blame that on the school. That was just my life at the time and the confusion of how to do everything again. However, I never got re-enrolled because I couldn't get a hold of anyone.

    Then almost a year and a half to 2 years later when I was getting ready to have my second child, they reached out to me and wanted me to start back up and I really wanted to as well because I wanted to have a good job eventually and provide for my kids. I did ask them to wait until things were settled after the birth but they told me no that we would have to start immediately. Upon starting again, I still had my previous work from the classes I was dropped from. Well I turned that work in and apparently I was PLAGIARIZING MYSELF! And they kicked me from the class again. I explained it to the professor that it was my own work and she didn't care, she said I had to ask permission to use work that I had previously done. I've never heard of someone plagiarizing themself! Obviously I did the work, I should be able to give myself permission!

    I mean the assignment was exactly the same, I didn't see a point in trying to do it again. And once again trying to get ahold of my counselor was ridiculous. Phone tag while I'm working during the day and emails that just say sorry they missed me but to give them a call, which they never answer! I did eventually get into the next class but I ended up failing during moving because my husband at the time and I were separating. The professor at that time didn't help me when I asked and didn't give me any additional time to do the work even though I was completely honest with them about what the situation was. They were remorseless that things were beyond my control but I was still trying to do everything I needed.

    I ended up with over $2000 worth of student loan debt with absolutely nothing to show for it and then they had the nerve to send me emails about me owing them money! They owe me for wasting my time, getting kicked out of classes when I shouldn't have been and their lack of regard that we are real people with real lives. Also, my wages ended up being garnished and my income taxes taken to pay for the student loans I didn't get to use!!! For all that is good in the world, please do NOT go to this school. With the other reviews I've read here too, this school ought to be considered a scam!

    11 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Feb. 16, 2021

    You email your academic counselor and nobody emails you back and then you call his supervisor and nobody calls back. This is a poor organized school. They want to see you fail just to take the class over. Poor communication. The only thing they are worried about is collecting their money. They will call you about that but not about the classes you are taking. I would not recommend this school to anybody.

    11 people found this review helpful
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