| I read a couple of comments about some negative stigma about attending National so I wanted to give my perspective. I attended a couple of junior colleges in the OC and the UC system before signing up for National. I wasn't too successful at the traditonal schools and eventually dropped out (due to being young and lack of direction). My work (aerospace) paid for college so I signed back up and started my National education. It was convenient because they offered evening courses by my place of employement in L.A. Unfortunately, I left that job and could not pay the National (private college) fees myself so never finished my undergrad degree. 10 years later though, I found myself wealthy and wanted to complete my degree. I signed back up at National and finished my under grad with their online classes (which is an awesome format). I then went on to obtain an MBA from UCI. I'm giving this background so people will know I have experience with the various schools and formats.|
National is for serious learners and not for young people looking for the "college experience". Once you understand this, you will excel if learning is your objective. A couple of interesting facts about National is that they produce 1 out of every 4 teachers in California. Their endowment is also larger than any of the San Diego traditional schools mentioned in these reviews. I also like how they cater to the military and help our vets utilize their hard earned G.I. Bill benefits. In a nutshell, they make it convenient to help students learn and better themselves through education. It's true their tuition is higher than regular UC/CSU colleges, but you are paying for the convenience factor. The professors I've experienced are also better than the ones I encountered in the CSU system. They employ "working" type of professors that have real world experience. Only professors I had at the UCI Business School (graduate level) could compare to some of the ones I had at National. It makes a huge difference. The majority of professors I had in the CSU system (especially math) could hardly speak English and it greatly hampered my learning. I hope this review wasn't too biased as my goal was to provide one students experience with the various schools.
|Mar 30 2008|| 5th Year Female --
Class 2007 |