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Capella University

How this student rated the school
Research Quality- Research Availability-
Research Funding- Graduate PoliticsA
Errand Runners- Degree CompletionB
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]- Sufficient Pay-
Competitiveness- Education QualityB+
Faculty AccessibilityA+ Useful ResearchA
Extracurriculars- Success-UnderstandingC
Surrounding City- Social Life/Environment-
"Individual" treatmentA+ FriendlinessA+
Safety- Campus Beauty-
Campus Maintenance- University Resource/spending-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful

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Lowest Rating
Success-Understanding
C
Highest Rating
Faculty Accessibility
A+
He rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
Capella's permanent faculty have been priceless. They are extremely competent and supportive. While there is uneven quality in the teaching by adjunct faculty, and the form of instruction limited to one paper and discussion questions in most PhD level courses are not rigorous, on the PhD level the course material and the quality of discussions exceeds that of what I've seen in some other prominent brick and mortar schools over the past two years when I was comparing my coursework with a peer. Capella can improve by using more current teaching methods (white board, more simultaneous learning), but there are many students who do not have access to high speed internet, which is slowing down some of the more advanced options Capella could be using.

I cannot comment on financial aid issues. I have found advising uneven, and during colloquium not enough slots available to see one's advisor, but I am very self-directed anyway. I also found advising 30years ago in a brick and mortar uninspiring as well, anyway.

As to the scoring, this is an online-only curriculum. Scores of D for campus and school life is ludicrous. There needs to be an online-only school evaluative part of this website so that online-based criteria is available for rating. More critical is uptime of the classroom, ease of uploading information, ability to see payment status and payment through the same interface (has been available for 18 months now),and responsiveness of faculty. I find faculty to be much more responsive than some of the faculty in brick and mortar classes a friend of mine had taken during this same period.

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