College Junior 2013-12-06T14:52:42Z
Globe University provides reliable access to computer labs, study areas, the library, and teachers. There are many different student-oriented activities (student appreciation, fundraisers for different groups and programs, etc.) offered during each quarter. Even though it is not nearly as large or involved as many public universities, Globe does manage to make its students feel appreciated and valued.
College Junior 2013-12-06T14:52:42Z
The computer network at Globe University is excellent. At least one computer lab is always available for students who need it, printing is available for free in the library, and students can easily obtain wireless access with their own computers. An excellent addition to their program is the addition of free iPads (as long as you are full-time for two consecutive quarters, a grant will cover the entire cost of the iPad) for students. This is incredibly useful and appreciated! It also makes a huge difference with regard to classroom interaction, accessibility of materials (virtually all of your books are available online, so you only pay a flat rate of $100 per class for your books, as opposed to hundreds of dollars per class for textbooks), and is wonderful for online students who wish to easily take their schoolwork with them wherever they go.
College Junior 2013-12-06T14:45:23Z
Globe University has an excellent transfer-in policy for previously earned credits. Virtually all of the credits I took before I transferred to Globe transferred in to the school, and they were flexible and willing to work with me for test-outs and other options for reducing my total credit load. The unfortunate thing about Globe University is that even though they are an accredited institution, their credits generally do not transfer to any other schools. This is one of the primary reasons that I am returning to finish my B.S. after receiving my A.A.S, because I have already completed credits toward my Business Administration major, and they would not transfer anywhere else. In the interest of time and convenience, it is more beneficial to me to remain at Globe and apply previous courses to my new major, versus virtually starting over at another institution.
College Junior 2013-12-06T14:41:42Z
Because Globe University is a private, career oriented university, there are not as many amenities as you may find at larger, public universities. Housing is not avalable on campus, but that is because the majority of students are working, commuting, and have other interests. Students are friendly and sociable, especially within your degree program. Since class sizes are small, you get close to your fellow students and generally have the same people in your classes from beginning to end. This creates an incredible bond between students. I still keep in contact and am good friends with the majority of people with whom I graduated. We provide networking support to each other, as well as career advice, academic support, and friendship. I had experience at a large public university, and I hated it compared with the experience I have now. I wouldn't trade the relationships I have forged at Globe University for anything.
College Junior 2013-12-06T14:36:54Z
Globe University provided me with an excellent education foundation and has helped me immensely with regard to my career paths. They have always been supportive of me and my educational pursuits, and they have worked hard to retain me as a student and recruit others with the same passions. The only negative thing I have to say about Globe is the high cost of tuition, but this comes with the institution being private and for-profit.
College Junior 2013-12-06T14:33:10Z
Career services at Globe University provides lifetime job placement assistance to all of its alumni. You are regarded as a person, and not just a student ID number. Globe is also very realistic when informing you of job prospects, placement rates, and starting salaries when you are preparing to start school, throughout your education, and beyond graduation. They provide reliable support to students and alumni if you ever need anything, and are an invaluable resource with regards to networking, resume writing, and job searching.
College Junior 2013-12-06T14:29:57Z
I have always valued and appreciated my peers at Globe University. Students are encouraged to form study groups, interact in and out of class, and look to each other for support. The students are a diverse group of people, but I have never had any difficult or unpleasant experiences with anyone. There is some truth to the phrase "You get out what you put in," with regard to the student body at Globe. If you are quiet in class, don't seek interaction with others, and don't reach out, you will probably have fewer interactions with other students. But the majority of students at Globe are there because they are passionate about their career field, and because they want to make connections and network with others. Be present, participate in class, join study groups and discussions. By doing this, you end up getting a whole lot more out of your education, as well as some great networking for your future career.
College Junior 2013-12-06T14:24:37Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Private schools are always more expensive than public schools, so I knew going into my education that I would be spending more money. The financial aid office is supportive of students applying to grants and scholarships to finance their education, and the school does have a scholarship matching program up to $1000. This is definitely an incentive to do a little bit more work, because it pays (literally) in the long run.
College Junior 2013-12-06T14:21:57Z
From the admissions department, throughout your education, and even after graduating with my A.A.S. (I am now enrolled for my B.S. at the same school), the school has always been supportive and really seems to care about my academic experience and career. The workload is manageable, you are encouraged to be involved on campus, and the courses are very relevant to the real world. Everything I have learned has helped me immensely in my career in Veterinary Technology, as well as my aspirations in Business Administration.
College Junior 2013-12-06T14:21:57Z
The teachers at Globe University are phenomenal at what they do. They offer real world experience and provide reliable support to all of their students. The only complaint I have regarding the academics at Globe would be the sometimes limited availability of certain courses. Since it is a smaller network of private schools, there are times when there aren't enough students requiring a class, so they won't offer it that quarter. This has happened to me a couple of times, which was somewhat frustrating, and had the potential to delay my graduation date.
College Junior 2013-12-06T14:16:50Z
I have graduated with my A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology, but I took several online classes before that, and I am currently enrolled in online classes at the same institution for my B.S. in Business Administration. Online courses have always been beneficial to me because I worked overnights for three years, so I needed to be able to do my coursework on my own time. I am also more of an independent learner, and I don't learn as much from a powerpoint in a traditional classroom experience as I learn from reading the material and texts on my own. The teachers have always been helpful and available to me if I need anything or have questions regarding class material. And the student interaction is just as good as in-person as long as you make yourself available and participate actively in class discussions. It may not be for everyone, but online courses are definitely the preferred method of schooling for me.
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-25T18:11:51Z
There is no diversity at my school. The students are very open and friendly
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-25T18:08:03Z
I can go online when I have some free time, There is a discussion board to write on and talk with the other students. I can open up more when I'm doing to the online classes
College Sophomore 2013-10-27T04:20:54Z
Now that we've read all the surveys from employees, let's read one from a student. How do I know they are employees? Take a look at the dates. They found the site with the #1 Google ranking and just went to town. Why? Because they have suffered several legal setbacks, including a class action lawsuit. Check out the facts on Google! You'll find many objective news articles written about them, including national press.
My experience is the worst kind of terrible. High tuition, average teachers, and staff that simply don't care. Class sizes? Of course they are small. Campuses have about 200 students a piece. This place is a joke and now we are being pushed online, even though we were promised campus classes.
You can read these reviews if you like, but it doesn't take a high level researcher to see this is all paid PR on this site. You'll find honest reviews and news stories everywhere pointing out the fact that this place is a fraud.
Oh, by the way, the CREDITS DO NOT TRANSFER!!!
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-04T01:30:12Z
I think the school has provided me a laid back enivornment to learn and understand all of the new material for each class.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-04T01:28:50Z
I think the instructors overall are good since they give me a lot of feedback on my assignments.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-04T01:27:13Z
I get A's in my assignments and discussion boards by struggle with reading tests and understanding what the main key points are.
College Sophomore 2013-07-06T05:33:57Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The first few years attending this school was alright, but then they raised their tuition extremely high and everything went down hill. Student's going for a bachelor's degree now have to pay $70,000-$85,000 for their degree! From my experience with GU, their tuition is extremely high so they can get as much financial aid from the government as possible, then leave students with excessively high debts. GU financial department is a joke and they refuse to connect with their students once student's Pell-Grants or other forms of assistance runs out, instead they send out a letter two weeks before classes start stating you have to come up with a large sum of money to pay for their tuition.(This happened to me) I guarantee, I am not the only student at GU that is currently going through a similar situation. I already have over $30,000 dollars in school loan debt, no degree, and unable to make the large monthly payment they are expecting me to make, and the Financial Aid office wont return my calls. I am going to be forced with a high loan debt and no degree if GU don't start stepping up! This University is money hungry! They do not care about their students in any way, all they want is their money. Only a handful of teachers at GU are fantastic teachers, the other teachers do not know how to teach their students and are uneducated. I seriously think this University needs to be exposed for what they are, and someone needs to stop them from wrongfully deceiving their students
College Junior 2013-07-04T00:05:14Z
I have had a great experience overall with everything I have set out to do. The only major problem is the accreditation and lack of transfer. When I moved and thought about changing schools, I could transfer a single credit to most schools. Stupid national vs regional accreditation
College Junior 2013-05-28T16:59:11Z
The library is pretty small but I don't need a huge library. The student commons is a comfortable warming place where you are able to meet new students.The "work out" room is a little place with numerous machines you can use. The campus is small but offers a lot!
College Junior 2013-05-28T16:57:12Z
I enjoy the enviroment of Globe University Woodbury campus. The size is small and so are the class sizes which is just the way I like it. The college is very "down to the point." You get the education that you signed up for and go straight to work after graduating.
College Junior 2013-05-05T00:04:25Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
It was very easy to apply for the financial aid but the only downfall would be very hard to get living expense or laptop grants/loans with poor credit. I will have to save up for a laptop the hard way and just stick to using campus computers.
College Junior 2013-05-05T00:01:20Z
I love that the class sizes are pretty small, on average of 6 students. This makes it much easier to get that one on one time you need with your teachers.
College Junior 2013-05-04T23:59:35Z
There is always a computer available when you need one!
College Junior 2013-05-04T23:56:52Z
When going in to meet with an adviser to see if this school was a good match, they sit down with you and actually discuss everything in depth with you about the school, the classes, how to apply, enroll, etc. They even requested my transcripts for me and help you every step of the way to get enrolled into the school. I am very happy with everything they have done for me so far!
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