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Woodbury University

Total Grad Surveys 6
Females 3
Males 3
Avg years at University 1.5
Research Quality B- (5.8)
Research Availability B (7.0)
Research Funding C+ (5.6)
Graduate Politics C- (3.6)
Not Errand Runners B (6.9)
Degree Completion C+ (5.7)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] B- (6.3)
Sufficient Pay B (6.8)
Competitiveness B (6.6)
Education Quality B (6.6)
Faculty Accessibility B- (5.9)
Useful Research B- (6.0)
"Individual" treatment B (6.9)
Friendliness B (6.9)
Safety B (7.2)
Campus Beauty B- (6.0)
Campus Maintenance B- (6.4)
University Spending B- (5.8)
Extracurriculars B (6.9)
Scholastic Success A- (8.8)
Surrounding City B- (6.3)
Social Life/ Environment C (4.3)
Graduate PoliticsC-
Scholastic SuccessA-
The previous review of MOL program is overlyFeb 04 2016Other
The previous review of MOL program is overly harsh. There were a couple of professors that were subpar but there were also a few really good ones also. I understand the comment about many of the instructors being graduates of Woodbury's MOL program themselves. When I was going through program this was a concern that the school was aware of and I see that most professors now teaching program have doctorate degrees from other schools. When I completed program it was with the five week class schedule and finished in a year. Classes have now been extended to seven weeks which is probably for the best as five weeks is very fast to move through a course and honestly I would have loved to have a few more class sections in each course. One does have to understand that this type of program is largely about self reflection and classes are designed to work in teams with classmates. This is not simply about "socializing", in classes where it is done well it is a chance to actively apply concepts that you are studying in program such as utilizing strengths of others and collaborating in teams. Do not expect a lot of lectures. This is simply not that type of program. Again it is about growing as a person and there is a lot of writing as would be expected in a graduate course. Personally, I got a lot out of it and really feel I grew as a person/leader as a result of program. The cohort system was very nice and made it easy to stick with program to the end. Two of the professors which all of my cohort classmates agreed were poor instructors are no longer teaching for program. The professor who pushed students the most is still teaching and was active in pushing the program to be better. I also see that they are now interviewing applicants so their selectivity may have improved. It did not seem as though it was that hard to get into when I was in program and one professor did mention that there were a couple of students in the previous year that did not seem up to graduate work. The members of my cohort were very ambitious students and were successful in their careers. The program has changed and I can not really speak from experience on whether those changes have had the effect intended. They do offer the chance to sit in on a class now before applying and I highly recommend doing so.
Stay away from this schoolJul 11 2015Unknown
Stay away from this school. They will scam you and make you feel low for applying to their school in the first place. They know that they are unqualified and favor students who suck up to them or who they have inappropriate fondness for. I applied to the school simply to get closer to show business, it was too late for me to apply to reputable schools, so I settled on this piece of crap, they will let ANYONE in.

I stayed in their insect-infested residence halls and their slumlord housing co-coordinator, Marco Valenzuela, would ignore all the complaints along with his student resident advisors who are exactly like him, completely immature and idiotic.

The worse part is that he would run this course for people to apply to become "resident advisors" of a filthy facility and copy and paste other people's words, duplicating the words on the paper and not even bothering to double check it. That's what I and others sadly paid $3000 dollars for, because at the end he would pick people who would disregard complaints as he did and put on phony smiles for students.

The way this guy Marco Valenzuela runs the residence halls would be criminal if this dump didn't identify itself as a school. They are the biggest SCAM, I'm advising you to stay away from them, enroll anywhere but here. They'll take your money and have a chuckle about it, in front of you and change the subject when questioned on their condescending giggles. Let's put it this way, Woodbury University's faculty, staff and students are so poorly qualified, they would make the University of Phoenix look like Harvard! The difference between University of Phoenix and Woodbury University is that University of Phoenix admits they are for-profit and have been widely exposed, while Woodbury University pretends to be non-profit while profiting off of "entertainment expenses" (your tuition) and they have not been widely exposed YET, but it's getting there... Take a look at this...

The Organizational Leadership program is a JOKE! AnybodyApr 10 2012Business - Management and Administration
The Organizational Leadership program is a JOKE! Anybody can get into the program, a GRE test score is not required, nor do they really care about one's undergrad GPA, references can be forged as no one checks and so can one's resume. Since Woodbury University is a private school all they care about is $$$$. Go there if you just need a piece of paper however DO NOT EXPECT TO GET QUALITY EDUCATION.

This program is simply for individuals that do not care about the quality of education(as it is poor), they just need a Masters to advance in their career. The program structure is set up so that individuals enroll in one course for five weeks, and attendance is once a week for four hours. After completing the course they then are allowed to enroll in another course.

The instructors are far from qualified to teach at an elementary level yet alone graduate level (I kid you not). One really wonders what criteria are considered when hiring faculty members. I would say one third of the faculty members are MOL graduates, being that the program is a joke it is safe to assume that the instructors are a joke as well. I say this because many of the instructors within the MOL program are extremely biased, unethical, lazy, and they are not knowledgeable about the subject they are teaching. I found it disturbing that a majority of the instructors (not all) do not practice what they teach. For example if an instructor preaches about autonomy and how strongly they believe in autonomy?one would think they would allow their students to be creative and have freedom to explore different avenues within the course how ever the structure of the instructors course contradicts autonomy and everything he/she is trying to teach us. There are instructors that will give you grades based on how they feel about you (unfair grading)....and we've had instructors that absolutely do nothing in the course, they place you into groups and ask you to review the readings with one another (basically people pay A LOT OF MONEY to just socialize). This program does not challenge individuals unless that individual happens to be extremelyyyy STUPID! Many of my peers within this program feel the same way, however they avoid letting people know that the program is a joke because then people will know their ?Masters degree? is a joke.

What's being done about the poor quality??? Absolutely nothing. Because when one complains it's the instructors word against yours...and school ALWAYS protects their faculty members. Therefore, if one is seeking a graduate degree where there is substance I would not recommend MOL program. I can not speak of other programs within the school just the Organizational Leadership program. If you really want to enroll in a Masters program where you leave the program knowing more then when you enrolled, this is not the program for you. AGAIN, THIS PROGRAM IS A JOKE AND I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT IS ACCREDITED!


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